Starting off our "Meet the Elva Gals" series is Jordan, a gorgeous gal of all trades who hit the ground running with Elva Fields late this summer, right in the midst of moving to a new city and starting an accelerated business school program. While we're not quite sure how she juggles it all (she spends many a lunchtime studying for finals AND responding to emails from our customers!) we love having her as part of our team. She handles everything with an easy smile and makes us laugh with her quick wit and self-deprecating humor...or by bringing in her canine sidekick, Rue, who happily terrorizes the studio for an afternoon.
Elva friends and fans know Jordan best for her creative copywriting (she's the talented author behind our jewelry descriptions) customer service style, and even her captivating photographs of our jewels...and endless other behind-the-scenes skills that contribute to making Elva Fields what it is and will be.
Each Elva Gal selected a pair of earrings from our Holiday Collection to wear...and also to style in a photograph along with items or elements that were personal representations of this time of year for them. We're loving our vintage horn and bone earrings on Jordan, and her incorporation of golden, festive flowers is a beautiful touch! Now, for our interview with Jordan...enjoy!
Hometown? The lovely little city of Danville, Kentucky.
Most memorable concert? A Dave Matthews Band Concert several years ago with friends. After we got there, it started pouring rain right in the middle of his set. We were dancing in the rain to Dave, couldn’t get much better.
Favorite candy? I’m absolutely obsessed with anything from Godiva, but if I’m not trying to splurge, a Snickers bar will do just fine!
Movie you could watch 100 times? I could always watch The Wizard of Oz, It was the first movie I ever watched and still a personal favorite. Oh, and Forest Gump, but who doesn’t love that one?
Dream destination for a solo adventure? I love traveling so this one is tough… to India (Agra, specifically, gotta cross seeing the Taj Majal off my bucket list!), The Seychelles, or New Zealand.
Best book you read growing up? Of Mice and Men.
Museum, movie, or nap on a free afternoon? Depends on where I am…at home in Louisville, probably a good movie/nap… But if I’m visiting another city, definitely a museum or other fun activity, no time to waste!
Your best recipe (or best version of someone else's)? Well sometimes, I mix TWO Taco Bell hot sauces together to make my own type of special sauce...ha! Okay, I think I’d like to veto this question. My family has great recipes--best homemade fudge for miles around--but let’s just say I’m still working on mine...
Favorite quote? Okay, this may be the hardest question on here! I can never pick a favorite, but a couple I like are:
"When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment. I told them they didn't understand life." -John Lennon
"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid" -Einstein
Best thing about Elva so far? Getting to work in a creative field I love with unique and wonderful people. Cliché or not, it’s the truth!
Tell us a bit about the photo you styled for the Holiday Collection: Since I can remember, my family has always had these golden Christmas ornaments; in shapes of violins, trumpets, and poinsettias. They’ve become staple decorations for us each year and they always add such a touch of glamour to our Christmas trees, from the massive 12-footer we had one year to the more modest predecessors. I’ve come to associate these ornaments with holiday cheer and fun times with my family, so naturally, they were perfect for our photo shoot!