Local Love: Victoria Barnaby
At Wicked Peacock we love connecting with other movers and shakers who share our passion for accessories and style. We were thrilled to connect with local fashion figure, Victoria Barnaby and snap some shots of her wearing WP accessories. As a competitor in the Greater Boston Track Club, all around fitness-fanatic, marketer, foodie, and occasional model, Victoria is the definition of well-rounded. Working for PUMA International as a Global Digital Retail Marketing Manager, she has to be put-together and polished at all times. For this shoot we glammed up Victoria's office appropriate outfit with Turquoise Earrings and a Rock Quartz Crystal Fringe Necklace.
We talked with Victoria about her personal style, what she loves about Boston and some of her favorite places around town.
WP: How would you describe your personal style?
VB: I'd like to tell you it was something easily summed up in a short, concise phrase like "boho chic" - but truthfully my style varies with the day, season, event, and circumstances.
I run or work out almost everyday so in general whatever I put together post-exercise has to be fairly low-maintenance but at the same time polished.
Clothing-wise I've always been an earth tone kind of girl and instead like to let my accessories be the standout piece; a printed scarf, chunky necklace, bangles or a bright cocktail ring are in regular rotation for me. Accessories are easy to pack and throw on and instantly upgrade your look; my fail-proof look is fitted jeans, boots and a blazer with a standout piece of jewelry or scarf.
WP: Working in Retail/Marketing it's important to be polished. Do accessories play a role in elevating your office look?
VB: Absolutely. In Retail Marketing your work and your personal presentation must be sealed up all the time. I truly believe accessories are what transform an outfit from mediocre to "put together." In an office environment hemlines should not be the focus.
I personally find it difficult to regularly wear busy prints. Because they are so noticeable and loud - the office mates you see everyday probably know the last time you wore the piece. Accessories can help you stand out in a positive, less obtrusive way.
Accessories also allow me to stretch out the seasonal life of my clothing. I air mostly on the side of classic cut tops and sweaters instead refresh my accessories and jewelry. Plus they're easier to ask for as gifts!
WP: What's your favorite piece of jewelry from Wicked Peacock?