Today, as a part of our Behind the Seams with A.K. Rikk’s series, we would like to introduce you to the latest addition to the marketing team, Darline Rodriguez! We are thrilled to have her join the family as our Social Media Specialist! Find out what makes her tick and why she’s a great fit in her Behind the Seams interview.
What is your favorite part of working at A.K. Rikk's so far?
I love being able to work with a creative team to collaborate and create original content. I think it’s great that there is an opportunity to be a part of a content creation team in Grand Rapids.
At the store I am really loving Alice & Olivia. From a life standpoint, I love everything Apple makes and designs.
What fashion craze/trend do you think is silly?
As much as I am a 90s kid, I think the windbreakers with heels style is silly but that is probably my nostalgia speaking. I’m used to seeing all the things that were fashionable for me as a kid coming back but with a twist. It’s kind of surreal. I know everything comes back in fashion but I’m starting to understand what my parents mean when they used to say these things to us as kids.
What color won’t you wear no matter how great the outfit?
I really loathe the orange and black color combination together. I associate this color combination so much to Halloween that the only time I find this acceptable is on Halloween.
Favorite season to dress for?
Early fall is my favorite season of all time. It's the perfect weather to wear cute and fun layers without overheating or sweating.
When you're not at work, what could we find you doing?
You'll find me shooting photos and working on my husband's social media page for his barbershop, Henchmen House.
Which health change do you know you should make but you just can’t?
I am definitely quite sensitive to most dairy and gluten products but I really love queso and pasta. I mean, who would really want to give up those items? (haha)
What do you have a hard time saying no to?
I have such a hard time saying no to experiences to going out to eat. I really enjoy going out to eat with girlfriends, my husband, or just friends in general. I probably should do better and find other experiences to enjoy that isn’t just going out to eat.
Which celebrity’s life would you like to live for 24 hours?
I really love how unapologetic Cardi B is. I’ve watched her success grow from a reality tv star into where she is today and I respect her transparency and her ability to remain the same even as her fame grows. I enjoy how direct and assertive she is and advocating for her own career and demanding to be taken seriously.
This concludes our Behind the Seams interview. The next time you engage with us on Instagram or Facebook, that’s Darline at the helm of our social media ship. If you stop into the store, be sure to say hello to her.