Interview with Sammi Smith:
Q. How did you first get into fashion and design?
A. It was always an interest growing up. I started selling for a high school fashion show, then went to Ryerson’s fashion program in Toronto. I interned with an upscale women’s designer, then moved to Vancouver 2 and a half years ago.
Q. What attracted you to Orb?
A. After travelling for 6 months, I came back (to Vancouver) and was looking for a company that had a fun, fresh outlook on fashion and I’d heard good things about Orb from people in the industry, so I sent in my resume!
Q. How do you like the job so far?
A. It’s been really great. It’s a really sort of relaxed, creative atmosphere and excellent people.
Q. Tell us a bit about what your job involves, and what you’re looking forward to.
A. I’m the Junior Designer with Orb so I’m assisting the lead designer (Melissa) with development of the Fall 2010 line and seeing it through to production. I’ll have a bit of a hand in everything. The research is great; browsing street-style blogs and magazines and seeing what people are wearing in general. I also enjoyed being at the store and seeing how people like to wear the pieces we create.
Q. What are some of your interests outside of fashion?
A. I’m sort of food and cooking obsessed, so I spend lots of time watching the food network. I’m always good to bake some cookies! Now that its summer I’m excited to get outside and do all the outdoorsy stuff.
To check in with Sammi and see where her inspiration comes from and how great her talent is click here!
The whole team is very happy to have Sammi with us - looking forward to a FANTASTIC Fall 2011 line!
-Sammi Smith interviewed by Lucy Gotell
Look for Orb's custom decoration in Montreal's new DM2 shop! The opening party was a huge success...here are some pics:
Quelle belle communauté! Pour un peu d’inspiration voici l’oeuvre de DM2 Shop, c’est à parier que vous ne pourrez y résister.
What a great community! For more inspiration here is the work of DM2 shop, is a bet that you can’t resist.
Tweet! We are fully linked up with Facebook, Twitter and here at our new website...what is our goal? To keep you in the loop on all aspects of Orb! Beyond the clothing there is a community, numerous opportunities to connect, share, grow and learn. We encourage you to chirp away with us on twitter. Yes, we do run contests with our Twitter accounts and would love to hear of efforts you are making in your own community...we have prizes...tell us what you do!
It's easy...you have a digital camera. You live like you mean it! You show us in video how you live like you mean it...and you are entered to win!
All videos will be screened, posted on our blog and voted on. Winner collects a selection from our brand new Orb Fall 2010 collection (we have our eye on awarding this best selling cardigan made from our softest vintage fleece'! What could be more fun?