alice walk - meet our team part 1

Alice Walk would not be where it is today without the incredible team that we've built along the way. Each person on this team wears so many different hats, which has allowed us to bring a unique business model to life. We are excited to provide a glimpse into the wonderful group of people here at
Alice Walk.  
The "meet our team" series will be broken into two parts - featuring three members in each post. We hope you enjoy getting to know these talented people a bit more! 

EMILY - founder

where did you grow up and where are you currently settled? 

I grew up in Hingham, MA which is a small seaside town just south of Boston. It is also the location of the original “Alice Walk” (formerly a public walkway along Hingham harbor in 1870s that was part of a Victorian amusement park called Melville Gardens). I loved growing up in the South Shore and hoped I would eventually end up there with my own family - and now I am! My husband and I decided to move from the South End in Boston and settle in Cohasset - a tiny, quaint town by the beach right next door to Hingham. 

where and what did you study in school? 

I attended Bowdoin College, a small liberal arts school in Brunswick, Maine. I majored in Economics and minored in Art History - quite the combination! 

what is your role at alice walk? 

Founder; running the day to day operations of the business and spearheading design & product development. 

what is your favorite part about working at alice walk?

Working in a creative environment and using both the left and right side of my brain equally throughout the day. I also draw energy from being surrounded by smart, kind people — and luckily I get that from my team and our customers. 

what are your top two favorite silhouettes and why?

It really depends on the occasion, but I guess I would have to say the Shift Dress and our Long Vest. I love the shift because of it’s super classic, simple shape which let’s the fabric “do the talking” — and it’s perfect for those in between formality occasions like a bridal shower or luncheon where you need to dress up and look put together but you don’t want to show show up wearing a cocktail dress. I also love our long vest because it immediately elevates an outfit in a no-fuss type of way - it also helped get me through pregnancy without needing to buy fancy maternity clothes!

what is one travel destination you are dying to go to?  

There are so many it’s hard to choose! I think it’s a tie between New Zealand and Japan. Although I am also dying to go back to India — I’ve been twice, but feel like I just scratched the surface. It’s such a beautiful, interesting and colorful country with incredibly hospitable people.

CANDY - patternmaker & sewing 

where did you grow up and where are you currently settled? 

I was born in a small town in the center of Brazil. I was raised under the influence of my talented mother and grandmother. They had a strong passion for fashion so I attribute my love for fashion in part to them. I am currently settled in Boston. I have grown to love this city where I've had the ability to study fashion and use my knowledge and skillset at Alice Walk. 

where and what did you study in school? 

I got my degree in Fashion Design at The School of Fashion Design in Boston right on Newbury Street.

what is your role at alice walk? 

I am one of the seamstresses and I also help in the development of patterns that you see at Alice Walk! 

what is your favorite part about working at alice walk?

My favorite part would be making the designs come to life through patterning. I love fitting a moulage, which is the process of draping and manipulating the fabric on the dress form. 

what are your top two favorite silhouettes and why?

My first would be the Crewneck Circle Skirt Dress. It is such a classy silhouette that is appropriate for any occasion and has a sophisticated, polished look. The Scoopneck Circle Skirt Dress is another favorite of mine. The simplicity of the design brings remarkable femininity to any woman. 

what is one travel destination you are dying to go to?  

As a fashion designer and lover of the arts, it would be a dream to go to Athens, Greece. I find some of my design inspiration from ancient greek fabrics and mysticism. I find their vase paintings and sculptures to be really extraordinary. 

 JEFFREY - head cutter & sewing  

where did you grow up and where are you currently settled? 

I grew up in East Providence, RI. I began studying in Boston which is what prompted my move from Rhode Island. I was interested in finding new opportunities in the fashion industry and that’s when I started working with Alice Walk. I have been an employee since the very beginning when Emily officially launched in the summer of 2016! I currently live in Western Massachusetts.

where and what did you study in school? 

Similar to Candy, I also attended the School of Fashion Design in Boston.

what is your role at alice walk? 

I have two roles at Alice Walk - the first being cutting for the made-to-order process of the business. I am responsible for precisely cutting each garment based off of patterns that are graded for each silhouette. When I am not cutting, I am sewing! 

what is your favorite part about working at alice walk? 

I have two favorite parts about working at Alice Walk. First and foremost are the wonderful people I work alongside of and the teamwork that goes into every aspect of Alice Walk. Secondly, I'm quite fond of the work that I am doing, which in turn makes going to work everyday enjoyable. 

what are your top two favorite silhouettes and why? 

My first favorite style is the Long Tailored Jacket because of the fit and timelessness of the silhouette. It's also a major plus that it can be worn casually or dressed up. My second favorite style is the A-Line Dress. It’s a mix of classic and modern with a great shape. 

what is one travel destination you are dying to go to?  

I would love to take a trip to Iceland. The photos I've seen are all stunning so I can't image what it's like to actually be there. The scenery and landscapes are so vast and undeveloped, which is hard to find these days!