Jony Meloen, Account Manager Womenswear, 32, Dutch
Trusting your gut and being independent is what Jony’s mother taught her from a young age. Now responsible for the sales of the entire women’s collection in The Netherlands these lessons have served her well. For an important meeting she feels most empowered in her trusted DENHAM jeans and solid basics like a tee and blazer.
How do your style choices express your personality?
‘I guess it shows that I’m driven and down-to-earth. My go-to look simply consists of wide-legged jeans and a tailored or slightly oversized blazer. I like to balance out the masculine and the feminine. Understated elegance.’
Which women inspire you?
‘My mother, who always looks beautiful, very classy, and has such a positive outlook on life. She hasn’t had it easy from the start – both her parents passed away when she was a child for instance – but she still managed to start her own business and build a beautiful life for herself. I also like media personality Vivian Hoorn. Just because she’s a successful entrepreneur who travels the globe but still keeps it real.’
When do you feel most in your power?
‘When I’m prepared – which I think is the key to success – and succeed because of that. DENHAM gives me all the tools and motivation to push my boundaries and that way I have been able to truly excel.’