Meet Sophie. She's one of the newest members in the WT family and we feel really lucky to have her as part of the team.
She loves all things fashion... putting outfits together and helping people find the perfect look is her thing. She's across all of the latest trends, and has a knack for keeping things fresh, whilst still keeping a timeless elegance.
She's a passionate writer, and it currently studying towards a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism Studies at Massey University
Something people often don't know about her is that when she was younger she used to compete in Western Riding and won a national trophy in the sport.
We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better, check out her answers below...
What do you do at Wilson Trollope?
I work in the store a few days a week looking after customers and the store. I also help out with more website-based stuff too including writing and creating visual content.
What’s one Wilson Trollope piece that always makes you feel amazing?
I would have to say the India Dress in magenta from the Dipped in Gold collection. The colour makes me feel like I’m glowing.
Who is your fashion icon?
I don’t really have one person I draw inspiration from I just see stuff I like and run with it. But to give an answer I would say my flatmates, Miley Cyrus and Marzia Bisognin (find her on Instagram here).
What’s something that always makes you feel inspired and empowered?
Music. I can be having the worst day and be dreading heading outside but as soon as I put my headphones in and get walking to a good tune I always feel empowered and ready to take on the day.
What’s a recent favourite book you read/ podcast you listened to/ movie or tv show you watched and why?
I recently started watching Dynasty on Netflix and I love it, not just because it has Liz Gillies in it (she’s amazing). It’s a remake of the old Dynasty but is so much more inclusive and empowering while still having insane and unrealistic drama. It has a real strong sense of female empowerment underlying it and I love it.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Do what’s right for you.
Lastly, what’s your favourite thing about working at Wilson Trollope?
My favourite thing about working at Wilson Trollope is having the opportunity to work each day with other smart and awesome women! It feels like such a safe and welcome environment and there’s really nothing better than working with good people.
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – firstname.lastname@example.org, she is here to help.