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If you've followed us on Social Media you'll probably already know who we are, but if you haven't, then get to know our team below! 

 

JOANNA (Or Jo)

Jo is one of the co-founders of Anna Rainn and the principle designer for our brand. Here’s a quick Q&A for you to get to know her a bit better:

How old are you❓
56

Where are you from❓
I’m originally from the Netherlands, but have been living in Singapore for almost 30 years now.

Favourite Colour❓
Blue - if you looked at my cupboard it would definitely tell you blue hahaha.

What’s something most people don’t know about you❓
It’s probably obvious that I speak Dutch, but most people don’t know that I also speak German pretty fluently. Also French – though that’s a bit rusty!

What made you decide to start Anna Rainn❓
I was tired of the fact that every time I went clothes shopping I would often leave feeling rubbish about myself. It seemed like all the clothes on the market were made for size 4’s – the women you typically see represented in advertising. Maybe sizes stretched to a size 12 (UK) if you went to certain stores.
They just didn’t fit larger women, or women with different curves, and the clothes that did come in my size were often frumpy and didn’t make me feel confident or good about my body. I watched my friends struggling too – especially those who were differently proportioned – larger on top, or heavier on the bottom. It just seemed ridiculous that there wasn’t an easy and accessible option for us on the market. We all deserve to feel good about what we wear. So I decided to do something about it.

What’s your favourite part about what you do❓
When a woman comes in to the store and says outright “no that won’t look good on me, I don’t have the figure for it” and then she tries on a dress and says “oh I actually really like it” or “oh it looks good on me” and smiles – those are my favourite moments. That’s what makes it worthwhile. 

 

ANUPAMA

 

Anupama is one of the co-founders of Anna Rainn and our Chief Belief Officer. 

How old are you❓
46

Where are you from❓
I think I am a gypsy... Sometimes I feel I am from nowhere but I can bond with people from anywhere. Ok, ok.. I admit it - I am from Wonderland. -
What’s your favourite food❓
Well, I love the concept of Dim Sum. Small, light bites, awesome flavours ...I can gorge on a pile of them. Black sesame, spinach and peanut are my favourite fillings.

Favourite Colour❓
Fifty Shades of Black ;) - I must wear something black almost everyday, but I love to accessorize it with Silver, Gold, Grey or Red.

What’s something most people don’t know about you❓
I can read a romance novel in under 30minutes. I own a collection of 150 Barbara Cartlands (half of them are inheritted) and even today, can be "inspired" by her heroines to "be always pure in intent and in action". 

What made you decide to start Anna Rainn❓
I had just turned 40 (on that day) and had left my job as Director of Business Process Reengineering at Levis, when I met Joanna at a fair. I loved her dresses and saw great potential to delight a larger audience by creating a brand and making the line of clothing more accessible. An engineer by education, I shelved my love of tech for a while in order to feed my creative spirit and pursue a marketing course in fashion in 1995. After having worked in the fashion industry for a decade and then swapping to roll out SAP (tech) in 14 countries for Levis, I felt it was time once again to turn back to fashion. I have been lucky enough to combine my passion for both tech and fashion, and in 2014 also co-founded a tech startup. 

What’s your favourite part about what you do❓
Every time a woman tries our dresses and with one look in the mirror, falls in love with herself all over again....and says a little YES! to herself....that's what makes my day.

 

KATE

Kate's been helping model Anna Rainn dresses since the beginning – and if you think she look similar to another member of the team, you’d be right! She's Joanna’s daughter and is now helping more behind the scenes too – like with the social media content!

Age❓
25

Where are you from❓
Singapore. I know that may perplex some, but I was born here and definitely consider Singapore home. It’s always been a hard question to answer though, because I am half Dutch and half English, but don’t feel like I belong to either country particularly. I don’t have a Singaporean passport, but I’m a PR and I feel a sense of belonging to this little red dot, even if I don’t have the little piece of paper to prove it (yet 😝).

Favourite Colour❓
Red and Yellow! I love them because they can be such intense bright colours. I don’t tend to wear yellow because I am SO pale, but I do like wearing red - especially the red wrap dress because it makes me feel glamorous and powerful – like I could kick-arse hahahaha 💪🏽💃🏽💪🏽

What’s something most people don’t know about you❓
I’m a pretty open book, so I don’t know if there is much that most people don’t know about me. Usually most people don’t know I’m from Singapore, but I’ve just gone and told everyone now 😂

What made you want to be a part of Anna Rainn/Why do you like being part of it❓
I believe it’s about more than just providing dresses for women - We want them to look good, but more importantly, we want them to feel good about themselves. I believe Anna Rainn has the potential to be more than a brand that offers great dresses – it can be one that helps women feel good about themselves and their bodies. My hope is that we can help all women feel empowered - right from the women who make the dresses, through to the women that wear them.

What’s your favourite part about what you do❓
Having to get changed in public and stand awkwardly in front of the camera for photoshoots – NOT. hahaha 

 

DELARIE

Here's the lowdown on Delarie:

Age❓
24 years old

Where are you from ❓
The land filled with delicious food to be found everywhere! MALAYSIA!

Favourite Colour❓
I love every single shade of nude. Black & White. And I know it's not a colour, but I love glitter! My eyeshadow always has to have glitter in it 😊💃🏽✨👁

What’s something most people don’t know about you❓
Contrary to my #TBT photo, I hate ballet. I can also hold my breath underwater for 1minute 20 seconds and I am OBSESSED with mermaids. LEGIT.

Why do you like being part of Anna Rainn❓
I see Anna Rainn filled with life as a label; there is so much more to it then just designing & selling dresses. Anna Rainn has so many characters; she can be bold & confident, strong & independent, funny & sassy, all at the same time. This is why I really LOVE it here.

What’s your favourite part about what you do❓
I am in the marketing team, so obviously my favourite part of what I do is that I get to contribute to Anna Rainn’s brand values. And it's so amazing to be on a team who sees the same values as I do. ❤️💃🏽❤️

 

Stay Tuned for more Q&A's with Team Members! 

Much Love, 
Team Anna Rainn

 

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