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Trendsetters at Work: Juicy Couture

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Juicy Couture is easily one of the most wearable fashion labels around, thanks to their flirty dresses, adorable outerwear, eye-catching jewelry and great-fitting denim.

The brand, which made velour track suits famous many years ago, has since evolved into something much more, with tempting fashion and accessories for the whole family.

To learn more about the business, we tapped Matthew Ellenberger, senior VP of creative services, to find out more about his professional journey.

Here's what he shared:

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How did you get started in your career?
Folding jeans at the Gap!

What is a typical day like for you?
Lots of meetings and fashion emergencies.

Describe your work environment.
Hectic, inspiring, fast-paced and fun. 

Tell us about your office décor or creative inspiration.
Modern, fun and with a bit of edge and humor.

Describe your office style. What do you typically wear to work?
Casual and cool. Lots of navy, actually. 

Where do you shop for work clothes?
Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, A.P.C., Barneys New York, James Perse, Vans.com

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What are your favorite brands of accessories?
Rolex, Nike, Vans, Louis Vuitton, Hermès. 

 My favorite thing in my office/on my desk is...My Corrine Day photo of Kate Moss

The best part of my job is…My team of people.

I never leave home without…Gold Gucci Crucifix, Soraya Silchenstedt 'M' necklace, a Rolex watch, my iPhone and my bike.

What is your guilty pleasure?
My trainer Garnett, anything Hermès and...room service.

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Never apologize.

What are your travel must-haves?
North Face carry-on, my iPad for films, Bose headphones and a vintage cashmere Marc Jacobs hoodie from the first men's collection. And an upgrade!

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What are your grooming must-haves?
Colbert M.D. Intensify facial disks and skin serum, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 gel, Byredo parfum

What is your go-to lunch?
Dean and Deluca spring rolls and an Ito En Matcha shot. 

What are your favorite gadgets for work and play:
Anything Apple!

If I weren't doing this job, I would be…A photographer or film director. 

Can you share some advice for aspiring career girls?
Be true to yourself and work your ass off! Never compromise.

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