HAYLEY ELSAESSER

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

I'd probably say Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional. I was so, so emo back in my teen years and really felt this song!

What is your most overused saying?
Ending statements withbaby” - apparently I think I'm in an early 2000's pop group.

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Karen O influenced me a lot in high school. Her style was so crazy and so unique but not trying to be pretty or sexy like women are normally expected to be and I really admired it.  

CONNOR ELSAESSER

DIRECTOR OF SALES AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

Definitely Ante Up Remix by M.O.P featuring Busta Rhymes, Teflon and Remy Ma - I can’t hear it and not get super amped up. So good.

What is your most overused saying?

Probably, ‘You know what I mean?’ which is odd considering I fancy myself to be very good at explaining what I mean quite thoroughly the first time around.

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Buck 65 is a Canadian musician who had a significant impact on my identity in my early 20s as did RZA of the Wu Tang Clan and Bob Dylan. These days I’m inspired by people like Phil Knight (Nike founder) and the late Anthony Bourdain.

ETHAN HANZEL

STORE MANAGER/BRAND AMBASSADOR

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

Future Reflections by MGMT

What is your most overused saying?

F**K!

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Divine.

CINDY JUN

CONTENT CREATOR

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

How Soon Is Now by The Smiths. I was a very cheesy/angsty teen who loved 80s new wave.

What is your most overused saying?

"True" as a response.

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Eva Chen! I've been following her since she was at Teen Vogue!

MELISSA ESTOR

SALES ASSOCIATE

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

Any K-POP song, mainly Bigbang... I used to skip school just to watch every MV release!

What is your most overused saying?

"NOT EVEN!!" or... "YOOOOO!" And or I tend to say sir a lot!

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

I'm definitely inspired by A LOT of asian pop culture, people such as G-Dragon & CL are my favourites.

MISATO FANG CHIPPERS SOFTSERVE ELSAESSER

MODEL/DOG

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

I was born in 2017 so not a teen yet!

What is your most overused saying?

Whining noises when I smell human food!

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Bruiser Woods from Legally Blonde. He wasn't afraid of breaking gender barriers with his fashion, just like me!  

HAYLEY ELSAESSER

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

I'd probably say Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional. I was so, so emo back in my teen years and really felt this song!

What is your most overused saying?
Ending statements withbaby” - apparently I think I'm in an early 2000's pop group.

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Karen O influenced me a lot in high school. Her style was so crazy and so unique but not trying to be pretty or sexy like women are normally expected to be and I really admired it.  

CONNOR ELSAESSER

DIRECTOR OF SALES AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

Definitely Ante Up Remix by M.O.P featuring Busta Rhymes, Teflon and Remy Ma - I can’t hear it and not get super amped up. So good.

What is your most overused saying?

Probably, ‘You know what I mean?’ which is odd considering I fancy myself to be very good at explaining what I mean quite thoroughly the first time around.

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Buck 65 is a Canadian musician who had a significant impact on my identity in my early 20s as did RZA of the Wu Tang Clan and Bob Dylan. These days I’m inspired by people like Phil Knight (Nike founder) and the late Anthony Bourdain.

ETHAN HANZEL

STORE MANAGER/BRAND AMBASSADOR

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

Future Reflections by MGMT

What is your most overused saying?

F**K!

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Divine.

CINDY JUN

CONTENT CREATOR

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

How Soon Is Now by The Smiths. I was a very cheesey/angsty teen who loved 80s new wave.

What is your most overused saying?

"True" as a response.

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Early Franz Ferdinand (the band, not the Archduke).

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MELISSA ESTOR

SALES ASSOCTIATE

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

Any K-POP song, mainly Bigbang... I used to skip school just to watch every MV release!

What is your most overused saying?

"NOT EVEN!!" or... "YOOOOO!" And or I tend to say sir a lot!

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

I'm definitely inspired by A LOT of asian pop culture, people such as G-dragon & CL are my favs. North American culture... I'd have to say Rihanna! she's always testing the norm and I love it

MISATO FANG CHIPPERS SOFTSERVE DAVIS-ELSAESSER

MODEL/DOG

What song encapsulates the music you liked to listen to as a teen?

I was born in 2017 so not a teen yet!

What is your most overused saying?

Whining noises when I smell human food!

Is there a pop culture figure who has inspired you creatively?

Bruiser Woods from Legally Blonde. He wasn't afraid of breaking gender barriers with his fashion, just like me!