Today, as a part of our Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk's series, we would like to introduce you to our Personal Assistant, Danielle! Danielle is one of the latest additions to the A.K. Rikk's family and we are so happy to have her! Get to know Danielle better in her Behind the Seams interview!
What initially drew you to A.K. Rikk's?
I am originally from the East Side, and I had never heard of A.K. Rikk’s until some job openings appeared online. I did some digging around, and quickly became obsessed with everything AK. I found myself aimlessly circling back to their instagram and watching their Youtube videos - nonstop. I knew that I had always wanted to work in fashion, but wasn’t pursuing it fully like I should’ve. I loved that AK has this family environment about them that a lot of places didn’t have to offer, and I knew that I couldn’t pass up an opportunity like this. After seeing the environment (actually in person) and meeting the staff during my interview, I knew I NEEDED to work here. When I heard back from Stephanie after our interview that I had gotten the job, I think I screamed and threw my phone. It was too good to be true.
What is your favorite part of working at A.K. Rikk's so far?
Hands down, the environment - I sound like a broken record, but it’s everything to me. I have never had such a warm welcome than my welcome here at AK. Everyone is incredibly supportive, and willing to help/teach you anything you need to know to be successful. The staff genuinely cares about everyone’s well-being, and is all around fun and silly to be around. Work doesn’t quite feel like work when you’re surrounded by these people and their attitude.
When you're not at work, what could we find you doing?
To be honest, I am very sporadic. There are weeks when I am go-go-go, and will hit the gym, run errands, and clean my apartment. But then I have days where I completely veg out, watch some shows, and never leave the apartment (expect for work of course). Regardless, I love spending time with my friends/family, traveling to new places, and enjoying a hearty glass (or bottle) of wine.
What is your favorite brand?
Nanushka. Before working at A.K. Rikk's, I had only seen their products online, and really admired their instagram feed. Once I felt and tried their clothing on, I was obsessed and there was no going back. It’s wildly comfortable, but incredibly chic and personally flattering. I also love a good Chloe handbag, but who doesn’t...
If you could spend an hour in the company of any famous person, living or deceased, who would it be? And why?
This is hard, because I admire many celebrities for many different reasons. My first instinct is Jennifer Lawrence. Honestly, she just seems like such a good time to be around, and I wouldn’t be too intimidated by her presence. It blows my mind how quickly she made a name for herself in the field of work she is in, and it’s super admirable. So J Law, if you’re reading this…hit my line, lets get some drinks.
This concludes this Behind the Seams interview. Next time you stop in, be sure to say “hello” to Danielle!