MEET THE LADIES OF BELLA BLISS: SARAH HAVENS

Meet Sarah Havens!  Sarah is the bella bliss queen.  She has been with us for 8 years!  When Sarah started we were located in Midway,  Kentucky and we had just moved our office out of a basement!  Our office and warehouse has since moved to Lexington, Kentucky where we have over four times the space, and are already busting at the seams!   She has been with bliss every step of the way.  We all look up to Sarah around the office and we often go to her when advice is needed.   Her daily tasks range from managing all of our trunk shows,  marketing, accounts receivable, photo shoots, and so much more.   Last but not least, she is the mother to two of the most adorable kiddos on the planet, Emma and Liam.  We seriously do not know how she does it!!!  Now…Let’s get to know Sarah!

What is your favorite piece from the Spring 2012 Collection and why?

It is so hard to pick just one!  I am going to go with the Bailey Bubble.  What a perfect piece for your precious baby girl!

Read any good books lately?

One that has been out for years that I just read was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  I LOVED it!

What is your favorite quote to live by?

“Happiness is a place between too little and too much.” – A Finnish proverb that I read in Real Simple magazine years ago, and it is SO TRUE!

What would we find on your ipod?

Adele, Snow Patrol, Brad Paisley

What is your favorite personal possession you own?

My grandmother’s amethyst ring.  I remember it always on her hand when I was younger.  I love wearing it now, it makes me think of her!

What is your favorite part about working for bella bliss?

I love working with such fun girls!  It is so nice to be part of a creative, friendly and successful company.  If I had to name my favorite activity, it would be getting to see the new samples as they come in and getting excited about upcoming seasons!

IT’S MEET OUR MODELS MONDAY! Meet Miss Emma and Miss Sophie James!

 

Meet Miss Emma and Miss Sophie James!  These two are definitely veterans when it comes to bella bliss photo shoots.  Their faces have graced our covers for years!  And they have so much fun together.  The other kids feed off their energy and they are such a joy to be around.  Let’s learn a little more about Emma and Sophie James!

 

 

Emma LOVES to read!   She loves to curl up with her Junie B  Jones books whenever she gets the chance.  At school, she loves art and math.  When she isn’t hitting the courts during tennis practice or practicing her stunts at cheerleading, she loves having sleepovers with her girlfriends listening to Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez!

 

Sophie James adores modeling during the photo shoots.  When she is not modeling, she is practicing at home playing dress up or can be found cruising the neighborhood on her bike!   Her favorite movies are Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music , and she loves reading and rereading all of her Fancy Nancy books!   SJ’s favorite local restaurant is a Lexington hotspot- Tomo!  Does she have great taste or what?!

MEET THE LADIES OF BELLA BLISS: LAUREN JOHNSON

Meet Lauren Johnson!  Lauren has been with bliss for over a year now.

After a four year stint in Austin, Texas she came back to where her heart was…thank you Texas for giving her back to us!

We could not ask for a better coworker.  Lauren does everything from overseeing web orders, assisting retail customers, merchandising our retail boutique, and working with wholesale accounts!  She is always willing to lend a helping hand.  Lauren is definitely the bella bliss jokester.  From singing around the warehouse, making up nicknames for all the girls, (We have T-bone, S, Lil’ J, E-Dawg and S. Havens) and preaching her love for the Backstreet Boys… she always keeps a smile on our faces!

(Tell me whyyy…literally…)

What is your favorite TV show:

Arrested Development

What are your hobbies:

Painting and shopping

What is your favorite quote:

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

What is your most prized possession:

My vintage Oscar de la Renta coat!  To die for!

What is your favorite part about working for bella bliss:

I love being a part of an independent/local company, and of course my coworkers!

MEET THE LADIES OF BELLA BLISS: SARA DEAN

Meet Sara Dean!  Sara joined the bliss team a little over a year ago after moving back to her hometown from Indianapolis, IN.  We are so glad she did!  Sara works with our wholesale accounts, is an excel wizard, very fond of running reports, AND oversees production with our manufacturers. WHAT A BUSY LADY!!! Sara is an avid Kentucky basketball fan and doesn’t miss a game when her CATS are playing!  She loves to hold “contests” around the office making every day tasks a little more enjoyable…and she is allergic to big red gum.  Let’s see what Sara has to say shall we?!?!

 

What is your favorite piece from the bella bliss spring 2012 collection and why? :

“So many things…but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything in pink blossom!  I would wallpaper my house in it I love it so much!!!”

What is your favorite hobby? :

“Running and watching my CATS play!”

What is your favorite TV show? :

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…I love Kyle!”

What is your favorite Lexington restaurant?

“Definitely Suggins”

What is your favorite vacation spot?

“Bay View, Michigan”