Faces of Madewell: Ashley

Ashley’s wearing our Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend ShirtBarbour® International Classic Bedale Jacket and Salt & Pepper Slouch Pants.

Name: Ashley Townsend

Job: Visuals at the Madewell Seattle store

Hometown: I’m a military baby, so I grew up all over. (But Chicago always felt like home.)

Strangest food you’ve eaten: Balut (a partially fertilized duck egg)

Favorite color combo: Black and blue

Best cup of coffee in town: It’s a toss–up between Herkimer Coffee and Stumptown (both go well with a Macrina Morning Glory muffin).

Word that always makes you laugh: Bric-a-brac

Weirdest compliment you’ve received: “You have the personality of an alley cat.”

Something (almost) no one knows about you: I have always wanted to be a butcher.

If you were an animal, which would you be? My cat, Tiger—he has it made.

Faces of Madewell: Maddie

Maddie’s wearing our Spotdot Sweater, Shrunken Chambray Boyshirt, Midnight Pillar Skirt, Perfect Leather Belt and Letterwriter Pumps

Name: Madelyn Irwin

Job: Stylist at the Madewell Newbury Street store in Boston

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Favorite color combo: Bright neons with fall neutrals

Best clam chowder in town: From any North End street vendor

Word that always makes you laugh: Noodle

Weirdest compliment you’ve received: “When you die, I want your bottom eyelashes.”

Something (almost) no one knows about you: I’m horribly allergic to red onions.

If you were an animal, which would you be? A cat—that whole nine lives thing is too good to pass up.

Faces of Madewell: Stephanie

Stephanie’s wearing our Paisley Moon Top, Skinny Skinny Cords and Arrowdrop Necklace.

Name: Stephanie Kelly

Job: Store stylist at Madewell Dallas

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Strangest food you’ve eaten: A durian fruit

Favorite color combo: Mustard yellow and olive green

Best Tex-Mex in town: Joe T. Garcia’s—well worth the drive to Fort Worth!

Word that always makes you laugh: Meow

Weirdest compliment you’ve received: “You’re so small, I could put you in my pocket.” (I’m 5’2”, by the way.)

Something (almost) no one knows about you: I still sleep with the closet light on.

If you were an animal, which would you be? A monkey—intelligent, fun and silly!

Faces of Madewell: Soseh

Soseh’s wearing our Silk Safari Shirtdress, Leather Sunset Sandals and Calf Hair Telegram Clutch.

Name: Soseh Keshishyan

Job: Accessories gal at Madewell L.A.

Hometown: Glendale, CA

Strangest food you’ve eaten: Turtle soup in New Orleans. (It was delicious.)

Favorite color combo: Gold and anything

Best celeb sighting: Sally Field—come on, it’s Gidget!

Word that always makes you laugh: “Sabotage,” but only when William Shatner says it.

Weirdest compliment you’ve received: “You look so much like your dad!” (My dad is the best, but it’s hard to think that I look like him considering he has a big, long beard.)

Something (almost) no one knows about you: My dream is to be in a musical—jazz hands, Cabaret, the whole nine yards.

Faces of Madewell: Saeeda

Saeeda is wearing our Striped Smokeshadow Sweatshirt, Skinny Skinny Jeans in Madewell Wash, Sunset Horizon ScarfDotted Menagerie 1937 Socks and Dustbowl Boots.

Name: Saeeda “Seeds” Asghar

Job: Visual guru at Madewell Georgetown

Hometown: Austin, TX

Strangest food you’ve eaten: Rattlesnake (in my defense, I’m from Texas!)

Favorite color combo: The big fashion no-no, black and navy

How do you take your coffee? I’m a tea drinker—strong, with or without milk, depending on the tea.

Word that always makes you laugh: Hey-o! (Anchorman, anyone?)

Weirdest compliment you’ve received: “You make a hot guy.” (Context: I was Kevin Federline for Halloween.)

Something (almost) no one knows about you: When I was 13, I used to sign everything “Mrs. Saeeda Timberlake.” A girl can dream, right?

If you were an animal, what would you be? An otter (according to the What Animal Would I Be test I just took)

Faces of Madewell: Kyra

Kyra’s wearing our Shrunken Chambray Boyshirt, Striped Racer TankHigh Riser Jeans in eclipse wash and Canvas Boardwalk Brogues.

Name: Kyra Angeli Wendel

Job: Shopgirl at Madewell S.F.

Hometown: Kind of Las Vegas (born in Guam and moved around a lot)

Strangest food you’ve eaten: Grasshopper tacos

Favorite color combo: Black and brown

How do you take your coffee? From Blue Bottle with steamed soy!

Word that always makes you laugh: Spork

Weirdest compliment you’ve received: In fourth grade, I got an award for multitasking, of all things.

Something (almost) no one knows about you: I really, really, really missed bacon when I was vegan.

If you were an animal, what would you be? An elephant—who wouldn’t want to have a trunk?!

Faces of Madewell: Susan

Susan’s wearing our Silk Spotlight Tee, Skinny Skinny Jeans & Whistlestop Platforms.

Name: Susan Cutty

Job: Runs the show at our Soho flagship

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Style Icon: Chloë Sevigny

Strangest food you’ve eaten: Goat neck

Most DVR’d show: I Survived (I’m prepared for so many situations now!)

Favorite color combo: I’m loving the bright orange that’s everywhere right now. Gorgeous with navy!

How do you take your coffee? Light with no sugar

Word that always makes you laugh: Brouhaha (ha!)

Top 5 current obsessions:

1) My bicycle (I’d marry it if I could)
2) The beach (you can find me at Rockaway when I’m not at Madewell)
3) Breakfast (I’m always on the hunt for a new breakfast joint)
4) Silk (dresses, shorts, shirts—if it’s silk, I gotta have it)
5) Thrifting! (I can’t resist vintage finds, especially jewelry)