Meet the Team - Part 2

Meet the Team - Part 2

Meet Helen - lobster obsessed. 

'Work hard and be nice to people' has to be Helen's 9-5 mantra - she's our good egg.

Helen has been part of Team Doris for 14 months now, joining with a wealth of fashion and retail experience. Temping initially in dispatch, Helen has since progressed, managing sales, social media and creative projects. We couldn't be more proud of her. When Katie offered Helen her permanent role, she did have a little cry* at home. (*happy tears). 

Every office day is different for Helen. This week she is busy planning for the next photoshoot showcasing the new autumn/winter collection. And it's involved. From researching to mood boarding. Sourcing to coordinating all the talent - cue models, make-up artists, photographers, clothing, and finding the right locations. A project that ends with Helen on art direction to ensure the shot-list is covered and the images are on-brand. This is Helen ON FIRE - in her absolute element. She has a vision and eye for detail we all envy.  

The atmosphere at work is special, Helen shares. I love being surrounded by, and working with, a team of multi-talented women. My stomach often aches from laughing by the time I get home.

A My Doris piece Helen could not live without is her velvet shell purse. As a self-confessed walking chemist, it's the perfect size to fill with essential plasters and paracetamol!

Work highlights include charity events - hosting sample sales and raising money for the local hospice. Without wanting to sound worthy, it just feels right to support the community that surrounds us.
A guilty pleasure Helen has very little guilt about is: pickled eggs. Smashing an entire jar in one sitting is her happy place. 

Helen is already counting down to Christmas at Doris HQ. After last year’s restrictions, she's ready to go all out. "This collection - coming soon - is such a favourite of mine. Consisting of oversized pieces, beautifully beaded work, sparkle and shooting stars! I'm going to put everything into the festive shoot". 
Out of work, you'll find Helen binging Ru Paul's reality drag race and walking her dog/the love of her life.

Catch up with Helen at Autumn Fair next month.