Today as a part of our Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's series, we would like to introduce you to our Model, Andrea Horn! We asked Andrea about her style icon and what makes her tick during her Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's interview!
What is your favorite part of working in the Fashion industry?
I love that fashion has the capability to become an art form whether it's a campaign shoot or a piece of clothing, there's always something going on in the industry that excites me!
If you could only wear one brand for the rest of your life, which brand would it be?
That has definitely evolved over the years. If you would have asked me when I first started it would have been Rag & Bone because I had never tried denim that fit so good in my life. Although I am still a diehard Rag & Bone fan, I have grown up a bit now and have the luxury of trying everything on. So now it would be the Row or Cucinelli! Everything I have ever worn by them makes me feel like a million dollars. For something more casual I would say A.P.C or Baldwin!
Who is your Style Icon and why?
This question is a little tricky for me because I tend to look for all kinds of style inspiration, especially looking at people who own their own look. Iris Apfel for her ability to be herself and her bold expressiveness through styling. People like her or people at her level inspire me to get risky with my outfits and buy pieces I wouldn't normally buy! Grace Kelly because everything I've seen her in she's just as timeless and stunning as if she were alive today- and a combination of those two people in one outfit would be my icon!
What is your favorite instagram account? And why?
I would say National Geographic, @natgeo, because I love animals and nature! It makes me happy to see the animals but also to enjoy the high level of talent exhibited in the photographs.
If you were to describe A.K. Rikk's in three words, what would you choose?
Fun, because things are always happening around the store. Fashion never stops changing so it's far from boring. Passionate, because the people working here are here because they want to be in this industry. If you talk to any employee I can guarantee they have an immense passion for this industry. Driven, because everyone that's here is driven to grow and become better at what they do which pushes the store forward.
If you were stranded on an island, what 3 inanimate objects would you want with you?
Sunscreen and sunglasses because those are island essentials! And then access to a device that plays never-ending music!
What is your favorite part of working at A.K. Rikk's?
I love the people that I work with! It really does feel like a family, we're all friends and that's something that's very uncommon in the workplace in today's day and age. Its also nice to be apart of the Fashion industry at this level of creativity and luxury in Grand Rapids. It's very rewarding to me to be apart of that!
This concludes this Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's interview. Next time you stop in-store be sure to say "hello" to Andrea!