Celebrating A Year At Diane Kennedy

Published May 15 2020 in appointment, Behind the Scenes, Customer Appreciation, Employee Appreciation, happy, personal shopping

Today is my work anniversary here at Diane Kennedy. At the risk of sounding cheesy, the only way I can express how I feel about being a part of this brand is “kismet”. My commitment to bringing positivity wherever I go, my personal struggles with body image, and my passion for fashion, have all led me to this place, and I couldn't be more elated to be here.

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Pictured: Adapt-A-Vest in Wave

Long before I joined this team, I struggled with depression and body dysmorphia. I did my best to love my curves,

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but I became very aware of the lack of clothing that loved my curves back. Not to say there wasn't clothing for my size, but it was far from flattering.

Years later, I would walk through the doors of a place I wished I had found so many years ago.

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Pictured: Adapt-A-Vest in Tidal & Pedal Pant in Drift

I find Diane's design process fascinating; It's neat to see her design for curves and am so inspired by the details in her designs – These are pieces that DO love curves.

Pictured: The Weekend Dress in Tidal 

During my time here, being a fly on the wall has only deepened my love for fashion and it's a joy connecting with our customers during personal shopping appointments and studio shops (sadly on hiatus at this time). Helping our customers find their style is so undeniably fulfilling, I live for those happy smiles in front of the mirror. :)

As I continue on this journey, I reflect about how much I've grown here – When I began, I was shy and unsure of my place. And in such a short while, motivated by the strong women I'm surrounded by every day (Diane, Julia and so many of our wonderful customers), I've grown into an outspoken, motivating team player, excited to share my enthusiasm for every collection we release.

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The strong women of DK (from left to right): Julia (in our Recharge Vest), Diane (in our Villa Tunic) & me! (in our Jinx Jumpsuit)

I look forward to continuing my Reign of Sunshine here :)


- Tracy