I'm sure most of you recognize her cute face when she pops up on our Instagram in a bangin' outfit, or maybe you've had the pleasure of being helped by her at the shop. I hope you've experienced both of these things! She's been a long time Victoire fan (basically she's become an ambassador for us!) and now we get to know a bit about the lovely Katie Dollin (or KD as we sometimes call her so as not to get confused with the boss-lady Katie ;) ).

1. What is your zodiac sign? 

Libra, with all its glory!

2. What do you do at Victoire?

I work at Victoire once a week, every Wednesday and every week something extravagant happens in store... From debit machine breakdowns to pipes bursting and everything in between! We are not sure if it's my luck or that I'm just the fix-it Victoire shopgirl! I solve problems and make sales, that's my motto.

(Katie is being modest here: she also plays our muse and takes a mean picture for our webstore and Instagram!)

Here's Katie dressed in a garbage bag to protect her lovely (probably Victoire) clothes from whatever mess she's had the pleasure of dealing with!

3. Which Beyonce video most accurately embodies your true nature? 

Holy moly, what a question being the biggest Bey fan!! I have to say that Schoolin' Life is the video + song that keeps me going.  It's a classic and let's be honest, I'm schoolin' life!

If you want to see the amazing (un)official video for this but see what Katie's talkin' about, then click here.

4. Tell us something you have picked up from your Mom.

My full time job is in health care, I  work in a hospice taking care of people at the end of life.  There is definitely a certain type for this career and I know I got this from my momma, she also works in health care.  I got my mothers warm, kind heart and ability to always lend a helping hand to people in need, we are all in this crazy life adventure together, be kind.

5. Describe your perfect day off. 

I'm a morning person and there is nothing I love more then watching the sunrise with an endless cup of coffee ! Slowly getting into the groove of the day, listening to music and making breakfast!

I like to take my butt to the gym and work out all that stress and frustration of the week, I put on some Rihanna and work work work work.

I love to cook but you gotta make the whole experience right, getting fresh, local ingredients is a must. Farmers markets are the best and they always have the best produce (its always a great day off activity too)! In the evening I'll cook a delicious meal for my friends and enjoy it with WINE! I love wine, cooking and friends... Folks, it's all about the simple things in life.

6. You are doing the slow, dramatic walk down the stairs in your prom dress in a teen movie. What song is playing?

Strutting down the stairs to "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood!

7. If your look had a name, what would it be?

If I had to name my look it would be; Chakra chic, a clear-eyed clean-lined take on whatever the season calls for!

8. Recommend something to me! 

I love food. I'm going to share two  little hidden gem restaurants that will change your life. One, La Cabana, elsavadorian cuisine, order their pupusas and fried plantains! Two, Rangoon restaurant, Burmese cuisine, order the tea leaf salad and coconut chicken. These two places are cheap and will leave your tastebuds dancing. You're welcome. Xoxo

9. Last but not least - what are your favourite Victoire pieces this season? 

The Moi Non Plus tshirt and Iris Denim Bad Reputation jeans. Actually, any cute tee with Iris is my go to! 

March 23, 2016 — Ainslie Lahey