HOBBS PEOPLE

SALLY AMBROSE

It's fair to say, how we work, live and dress has dramatically altered this year – and our Product Director, Sally Ambrose, has been ensuring Hobbs stays in step. From flexible working to our latest collection, she shares the changes she's making for the better.

SHOP NEW ARRIVALS

It's fair to say, how we work, live and dress has dramatically altered this year – and our Product Director, Sally Ambrose, has been ensuring Hobbs stays in step. From flexible working to our latest collection, she shares the changes she's making for the better.

SHOP NEW ARRIVALS

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE...

I'm responsible for the products in our collection and our brand campaigns. It's a really creative role, which I love – especially as I get to work with a talented team to deliver every aspect of what Hobbs represents. I start my day with a 30-45 minute walk and some stretches – it’s a good time to think and take some deep breaths before I head into back-to-back meetings.

HAS YOUR APPROACH TO DRESSING FOR WORK CHANGED?

I'm definitely wearing more softer separates that I can mix and match. I've just invested in one of Hobbs' item jackets, which I wear whenever I attend formal meetings in person or by video call. While our sumptuous and cocooning new cashmere jumpers have been a real treat for working at home!

WHAT ARE YOUR WARDROBE HEROES?

  1. 1. A statement jacket – that can be worn smartly or back with a t-shirt and jeans.
  2. 2. A silk shirt – they're naturally breathable and elevate any look.
  3. 3. Our Gia jeans – they're so flattering to wear and go with everything.
  4. 4. A long wool coat – the ultimate investment piece, but worth every penny.
  5. 5. The quintessential loafer – they instantly make any outfit look chic.

HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?

I'm really lucky to work with a fantastic team who have a real passion for the brand and what they do. At home, I'm kept busy but very grounded by my two teenage daughters. On the weekends, I play tennis and go to the gym as I believe it's really important to maintain a good work/life balance.

5 QUICK QUESTIONS

  1. 1. FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME
    Crime and Punishment or Girl Woman Other
  2. 2. LAST FILM YOU WATCHED
    Into the Wild
  3. 3. FAVOURITE QUOTE
    "You can disagree without being disagreeable" – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  4. 4. DOGS OR CATS?
    Dogs – as long as it’s a Dachshund or a Jack Russell!
  5. 5. TOP OF YOUR HOLIDAY WISHLIST
    Buenos Aires

4 KEY JACKETS TO WEAR NOW

When it comes to flexi-dressing, no piece works harder than the jacket. Our Buying Admin Assistant, Fisola Akomolafe, shares her favourite styles and how she's wearing them.

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4 KEY JACKETS TO WEAR NOW

When it comes to flexi-dressing, no piece works harder than the jacket. Our Buying Admin Assistant, Fisola Akomolafe, shares her favourite styles and how she's wearing them.

READ THE EDITORIAL
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