Mary Ann H.
Location: Cambridge, Ontario (CA)
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Height: 5' 4"
Size: XS, S, 0, 2, 4, OS MINUS
What you love about ES: Right before I was introduced to ES I knew I was looking for something different in the way I approached the way I shopped for clothes (from where I bought them from to who made them and if it could surpass trends and if i could continue to wear them as I get older). I actually went on a shopping strike for some time because I couldn't find anything that resonated with my style and what I was looking for. This was unusual for me (my family can attest to this) because I've always had a love for fashion. What I didn't understand yet was the difference between style and fashion. I had lost my 'sense of style' and confidence after having my son three years ago. My clothes didn't make me feel good about myself and my body. I knew what I was looking for but couldn't describe it until I came across the clothes you design and make. Receiving my first piece I knew I found what I was looking for and the best way I can describe it is it was like the feeling of coming home (after a long period of time). I started to feel confident and comfortable and beautiful, put together and chic. That's one of the reasons I love ES, how your clothes make me feel. Another reason is how you make your customers feel a part of the process of the making of their clothes. I feel as if I've gotten to know you guys through your stories and Elizabeth's snapchat :). Having had the chance to meet you guys the past month it was only confirmed to me how awesome you guys are, how much you enjoy what you do and each other and your customer and you're all so down to earth and normal :)
I came across this quote from Leandra Medine that best describes how I feel about ES, "A good designer makes you feel like they're hugging you with their clothes... I wear Rosie (one of her favourite designers and friend) and I feel like I'm carrying a piece of her around with me."
So besides making me feel beautiful and confident again, I also can't help but feel inspired and motivated to be more creative and daring because of the way Elizabeth runs her business and all that you've created in such a short amount of time. Despite of what others in this industry have told you, you do things the way you feel is best and right for you and your team, your customers and the environment.