Spring in Texas: Meet Maria
At Maggy London, we’ve been doing everything we can to make this year the year of the woman. You’ve seen the power of women featured in Women Who Make a Difference, the beauty of women celebrated in Fit For All, and the endurance of women flexed in A Day in the Life…but there was still one very important woman we needed to meet: you.
That’s why this year, we decided to pack our bags and take our Spring extravaganza on the road. Our destination: Texas.
Stay tuned as five of our best customers become the stars of our Spring 2018 photoshoots.
Meet Maria: a wife, mother, and lawyer fueled by her family, her faith, and always dressing to impress.
Keep scrolling to watch a fun video, read our interview with Maria + flip through some photos.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
I’m a wife, mother, and the Vice President and General Counsel of WorldLink in Frisco, Texas. I was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada, and moved to Dallas, Texas in 1982. My husband and children are Texans, so my heart belongs to the Lone Star State! I believe that "The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas!"
What is important to me? Faith, family, friends, and commitments.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL?
I think every woman wants to feel like she looks really good...feeling good makes you feel beautiful. If you feel good about the way you look, then you're good at what you need to do. You're confident, and that comes across in those clothes.
I think it's about the whole person. All of you. Your mind and your body and your soul have to come together. When all three come together, then you feel beautiful and other people feel it too. When people like being around you and they're at ease, that's the best thing.
WHAT IS YOUR MAGGY LONDON STORY?
So I had never really heard of Maggy London. And I started looking for a particular type of dress. I needed dresses that were modest (because for church and work you definitely want people to focus on you and what you’re saying and not just on what you’re wearing) but I still wanted them still to be feminine and flattering…Part of a woman’s power is just being a woman, so I really wanted to retain that. I was doing searches on the internet and I came across Maggy London and I thought, Wow these dresses look really good but what are they really going to look like when I get them?
So I thought, well I’ll get two, let’s just see. So I got two dresses. When they came, I was really pleased with the packaging. The presentation, when you get it, it’s like opening a Christmas present (which is always a good feeling). And then I opened it and I was very happy because the fabric, the lining…everything was just really good. And I thought this could work! I put them on and they looked good and I was so happy…so I thought I’m going to order more. I ordered a couple more and they always…I mean, I don’t think I’ve returned a single dress.
My experience with Maggy London has been nothing but wonderful...I love the way they’re shipped to me, I love the way they’re packaged, I love the return policy. I mean it’s the absolute best customer service. Not to mention Jon (the COO of Maggy London), in the sense that he is always so involved and ready to answer questions and help you find things that you need. I can’t imagine anything better than that. And so willing to take suggestions, too. Always looking for ways to improve the company, always concerned about meeting the customers’ needs. He really takes care of his customers. He listens to them and he makes sure that the styles are what they're looking for.
TELL US ABOUT SPRING IN DALLAS
Spring in Dallas is beautiful because everything comes to bloom. It’s absolutely beautiful here. The tulips are out, the azaleas are out…there’s color everywhere. The grass becomes really green again and all the buds are out on the trees. It’s just the most phenomenal thing. I mean, Texas is a beautiful place.
Texas has the most beautiful sunsets too. If you’ve ever seen a Texas sunset, it has these reds and oranges and it’s this vast expanse of that beautiful color in the sky. It’s gorgeous. Texas is the place to be.