With the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers heading for a showdown on the last day of the regular season with a possible division title on the line, is it a little ominous that for the second straight month, our persona of the month at Innovative Office Solutions is a Packers fan?
Of course not! We’ll leave it to those two teams to fight it out on the football field, but as far as choosing our “Fashionista” persona for December, our choice was clear: Account Executive (Sales), Sarah Johnson.
Sarah, who’s worked at Innovative for seven years, claims that she’s been named the Fashionista because of her appearance on the Vogue-styled cover of the Innovative Workplace catalog in 2011, where she was wearing a dress made entirely of post-it notes.
While that dress and cover were smashing successes, Sarah’s fashion sense has proved itself time and again over the course of her career at Innovative Office Solutions.
We asked Sarah a couple of rapid fire questions to get to know her a little bit better.
Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Innovative?
A: The employees are fabulous—a wonderful group to work with. I feel blessed to be at such a great company…..oh, and Brook’s Friday power point!
Q: What’s your least favorite part about working here?
A: It’s always so hard to find a pen or a post-it note. : ) Squirrels.
Q: How would you describe your sense of style?
A: Sophisticated, fun, sometimes preppy.
Q: How old were you when you realized you liked, well, being a fashionista?
A: Hah. I was five. I was the only one of my sisters that would love to go dress shopping with my grandma.
Q: How long does it take you to decide what to wear each day?
A: Five minutes.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Whitefish Bay, WI.
Q: Uh oh… Favorite sports team?
A: Green Bay Packers!
What high school did you go to?
A: Whitefish Bay and Dominican.
Q: Where did you go to college and what did you study?
A: Marquette University, I studied business and marketing.
Q: What do you like to do with your free time?
A: Exercise, go out to dinner, spend time with friends, reading.
Q: What’s your ideal weekend?
A: Traveling somewhere warm.
Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: In going with the Fashionista theme, I think I should say Paris. But really, anywhere warm.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Cheese—it kind of ties in with growing up in Wisconsin.
Q: What’s your favorite movie?
A: Pretty Woman
Q: What’s your favorite TV show?
A: Housewives—all of them. Law and Order SVU.
Q: What’s your favorite kind of music?
A: Anything but country.
Q: What was your go-to music in high school?
A: Alternative and Top 40—New Order, Depeche Mode, U2, Madonna, REM.
Q: What was the last good book you read:
A: “In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware.
Q: How would your family describe you?
A: Kind, loving, loyal, good sense of humor, laid back.