While out for dinner with the design team on a work trip to Taipei – Aly, our run fit model, casually mentioned, “if Steve (her boyfriend) proposed to me tomorrow, I would definitely say yes”. Having only dated for a year, it was bold statement to make. Little did she know, it was exactly what was going to happen the very next day.
Meet Aly. When she’s not busy working as a personal trainer, we’re toting her around the office (and the globe for that matter) asking her to try on new product so we can ensure a perfect fit. Aly’s been our run fit model since 2007 and is also the star of this little love story that landed her a boy, a ring and bra named after her.
it’s a love story…
It was a fit session with our vendors in Taipei, like every other. Long hours spent poking and pinning and twirling Aly, followed by outfit changes and more poking, pinning and twirling. What Aly didn’t know was that her boyfriend, Steve, had flown in all the way from Vancouver and was plotting an epic surprise for her that involved popping the question, “will you marry me?”
With the help of one of our run designers, Niamh, the whole team (including the lovely folks at our vendor) were in on the surprise and anxiously waiting Steve’s arrival. The vision: Steve would arrive while Aly was in the change room and as she came out from behind the curtain he would be waiting there, down on one knee.
how the engage bra came to be
But of course, plans rarely go as planned. When Steve arrived, Aly was working with the team outside the fitting room making the surprise entrance nearly impossible. Luckily Niamh thinks fast on her feet. She grabbed a bra and sent Aly into the fitting room to “try it on”. The rest happened exactly as intended - well, with the help of the encouraging look Niamh shot Steve when he appeared to be a bit frozen.
she said yes!
Not to anyone’s surprise (given the conversation that had occurred the night prior) Aly said yes, but not before exclaiming, “I’M WEARING A SPORTS BRA” first. In hindsight, Aly jokes with Niamh, “couldn’t you have asked me to put on a beautiful dress or something!?” Then again, nothing says ‘a long life of happiness, togetherness and support’ like a full support bra, right?
Editor’s Disclaimer: we can’t guarantee that you’ll get engaged if you wear the Engage Bra – but then again, Aly did, so you just never know. Best wishes to Aly and Steve on their summer wedding – we love you!