Our office is a noticeably livelier place these days with the addition of Barb Wilkins. Formerly of Bodacious, the ‘Mecca’ for plus size gals in Vancouver, Barb is heading up our international sales and offering her expertise to our team. Together we are brewing up some fabulous new projects that soon will be revealed… Welcome Barb!!!
Many of you already know her, certainly all you curvy girls from Vancouver! But for those of you that don’t…
The story of BARB:
She has a voice that gets attention, a warm presence, and an unmistakable style. Barb is a multitalented chick, a Boomchick even! A singer and mandolin player, Barb is a member of several local bands, including the all-girls group Boomchix. She is the deeper counterpoint to the lush harmonies in this alt-country roots rock band. Playing shows regularly around our fair city, check out their all-original music here or go see Boomchix live! (You can also catch Barb in a band with her husband, called Wichita Trip.)
Barb is a natural when it comes to selling Diane Kennedy. The Bodacious girls have carried Diane Kennedy in their store on Main Street for years, so she is no stranger to selling the line. Thanks to Barb and her business partner Lorna, we enjoy a loyal following in this city. (We were, ahem, #1 in their store!) Personally I love how Barb adds her edgy, alt-country style to my designs, proving that style comes from a very personal place.
“I like to dress like a cowboy…with big honkin’ boots and large silver rings! Today I’m wearing my Diane Kennedy ‘Gallery Tunic’ with a seriously distressed denim mini skirt and Diane Kennedy bamboo leggings. I’m totally addicted to these leggings—they let me get away with my love of short skirts! I completed this look with my favorite stacked-heel cowboy boots. I just can’t get enough of chunky boots!”
When asked to share her best picks of the Diane Kennedy Spring 2011 collection, Barb was quick to rave about the ‘Studio Zip’. “It’s the perfect weight for this cooler-than-average spring—AND the length is perfect, the collar is cute open or closed, and I can show off my big silver belt buckle!” She also loves the ‘Tiffany Skirt’ for its versatility and the unique design that gives it movement and interest—great for everyday and on stage.
Next on Barb’s agenda? Bringing Diane Kennedy eco-boutique fashions to the rest of the world! (And writing and performing a Diane Kennedy theme song…)
A big thank-you to Barb and all our loyal fans out there! We’ll be updating you regularly on our latest and greatest, so to keep up, please ‘like’ us on Facebook! You’ll be the first to get the insider scoop on coupons for on-line shopping as well as local shopping parties!