When you think about it, The Shoe Hive carries a ton of brands. And for each brand there is a rep. Sometimes, Elizabeth and I are confused as to why a certain rep is matched with a certain brand–they just don’t seem to fit. But every now and then a rep is the veritable embodiment of his or her brand, and Hilary is the latter. Perfectly elegant and well-spoken, she carries herself with the confidence that comes only with experience and expertise. Her style is classic with a twist, and always feminine. This indeed makes her a perfect fit for Dee Keller, a brand we recently wrote about on AlexandriaStylebook.com as being a major design crush of ours.
Hilary always greets us with a big smile and a soft southern drawl. She is easy to work with, quick to respond, and in everything and ever way a total class act. Dee Keller is lucky to have her!
Below, Hilary answers a few questions about her and her job.
1. What brand do you represent?
2. How long have you worked there?
3. What city is your brand based out of?
4. How long have you worked in this industry?
I have worked in the Fashion Industry since graduating from LSU with degree in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business. In college I interned in NYC with Mint by Jodi Arnold which confirmed my love for the industry. I went on to work on the Retail side as manager and assistant buyer. From there I moved into wholesale with Dee Keller. In total it has been 7 years.
5. Favorite shoe/piece of all time?
I would have to say, my wedding shoes. The Scheffy (my new Last Name) was created for my wedding. It is the perfect heel height and classic evening shoe!
6. Best part of your job?
Traveling and working with all of my accounts across the country!
7. If you weren’t in fashion, what would you be doing?
Wow that is a good question! My husband is a residential contractor so I would probably be working in interior design on his projects. I also have my real estate license!
8. How do you spend your free time?
Spending time with my husband, family and friends. I am a huge beach lover so we travel to the Florida panhandle quite frequently.
9. Predict the future: What will be the next big trend?
I leave that up to my expert boss, Dee Keller!
10. What’s in? What’s out?
In my opinion, sky high heels are out and everyone is moving towards a heel height that is more wearable in your everyday life. Most of our heel heights stay at 90mm.
11. Heels or flats? / Dresses or jeans?
I am 100% a flat sandal and dress girl! Living in Louisiana, I get to do that at least 7 months out of the year!
12. Why should our customers buy your [shoes/clothes]?
Dee Keller offers a unique product where you can be on trend without stepping too far out of your comfort zone! For an Italian made product the price point is great, too!