Interview with Meredith Garrett of Signorelli
By Cassandra Stone Monday, September 02, 2013, 04:30 PM EDT
Posh and Circumstance: What’s your typical day like on the job?
Meredith Garrett: I’m approving designs and art. I’m also working directly with buyers, my merchandisers, and overseeing production. My hands are in every department overseeing the quality and overall execution of the company.
P&C: What’s your favorite Signorelli item?
MG: I love our hoodies. Recently, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted wearing one. Love those!
P&C: Currently, what are your favorite trends?
MG: I’m loving the floral baroque trend.
P&C: What’s one style staple you believe every girl should have in their closet?
MG: A pair of amazingly high and flashy heels. My favorites are Christian Louboutin (of course) or Elizabeth and James. When you have a statement heel, you can just wear a t-shirt and denim and look fabulous.
P&C: Tell us a little about the Signorelli Movement Foundation! What inspired you to start it?
MG: Giving back is something that I feel is a critical part of owning and running a business. Knowing that the company has a higher purpose rather than to just profit drives my passion to grow the business and reach as many consumers as possible. The Signorelli Movement Foundation was created in 2009 after we had risen over $500k dollars for various charities. I wasn’t seeing enough actual results produced from those donations and decided that we would donate to our own foundation in order to insure the money was used for charitable initiatives. We have sent high school students to their first year of college, created an organic garden at a local downtown LA high school, adopted countless dogs, have sponsored an alligator pond, and have 2 computer labs in Africa. Many more things to come!
P&C: What would your perfect day be like?
MG: The perfect day is in Paris. Walking around and enjoying all the beautiful things with my daughter. I’m in awe every time; from the fashion and art to the clubs and restaurants. The French really understand style and beauty and it’s magnificent to experience.
Visit www.shopsignorelli.com to shop Signorelli’s latest styles, and check out www.signorellimovement.org to find out more about what Signorelli is doing to help make the world a better place!