My partner and I were introduced to zox through one of his work colleagues/friends. I got a little more addicted to zox than my partner, but I always ask if he wants anything from the weekly drops.
When did you join VIP?
I joined VIP in July 2019 - my first order was on the 27th June 2019, though.
What’s your favorite thing about being VIP?
My favourite thing has to be the community; they're so supportive and generous, they always have your back when you're having a rough day, but in the good times too. I've never experienced or known such kindness and support from strangers before I joined the VIP community. VIP allows you to be yourself, and you can post things you wouldn't necessarily post on your own page without judgment. I've made some great friends, and it's so uplifting. Interaction with the bros is another thing I love about VIP.
How do you decide what to collect?
I have a reasonably large collection of 500+ straps/singles, pearls, strings, rings, imperials, hoodies. I have mystery pack, pearl club, and string club subscriptions. Strings are my biggest zox love and ultimate weakness. Besides strings, I usually decide on what to collect by their message on the card but it can also be just because they're beautiful or something that brings me strength.
What do you love about ZOX?
Besides the community, mainly the meaningfulness and strength they bring, just to look at my wrist or even rings on my fingers and get the reminder/message I need that day. In a way, zox gives me confidence and belief in myself I've not necessarily had, I've learnt to be proud of who I am.
What do you look for when choosing your next ZOX?
I look at the meaning, how I can relate or a reminder that I need. I also look at the rarity of an item now that my collection has grown so big.
Which ZOX speaks to you the most?
This is a tough question for me there are 3 that have a deep meaning for me due to having gone through domestic abuse. They are Brave, Invisible and Be strong.
Which ZOX are you planning on grabbing next?
Another tough question, a black star would be amazing. Endless night is the ultimate grail for me, and I'd really love to be able to get one but there are others such as Bibliophile, Bleep bloop, Outspoken that I'd also love to own. Realistically, the next one I'll try to get is probably going to be Phases.
Thank you, Sammie, for sharing your story and your photos! Your collection looks amazing!
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