Monday, July 28, 2014

Tricky Trend: Bright Suit

Get your androgyny on. Try a bold colored suit and be effortlessly chic!

Did you know?

Created in 1966 by famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent, the Le Smoking tuxedo suit for women was the first of its kind to earn attention in the fashion world and in popular culture. It pioneered long, minimalist, androgynous styles for women, as well as the use of power suits and the pantsuit in modern-day society. Fashion photography echoes the influence of this suit in shoots that feature androgynous models with slicked-back hair in a mannish three-piece suit, a style that was first popularized in photographs by Helmut Newton. Yves Saint-Laurent was seen by many as having empowered women by giving them the option to wear clothes that were normally worn by men with influence and power. 
This suit has continued to influence fashion designers' collections through the 2000s. In French and many other languages, the anglicism smoking is a generic colloquialism referring to any kind of tuxedo/black tie clothing.

Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What to Wear: Work Related Happy Hour

Attending a work related happy hour? Always be eager to impress and dressed your absolute best! You don’t have to go out and buy new clothes. Simply focus on creating a silhouette that transitions effortlessly from work to play. Here are a few pointers and outfit muses. 

  • First, if the invitation fits your busy schedule always make sure you join. 
  • Be social when engaging others.
  • If there is a list of attendees, take advantage of this and make note of who’s coming.
  • Stay away from office gossip. 
  • And whatever you do, DO NOT get intoxicated at the event. 
  • Last, but certainly not least, show off your style, and exude self-confidence. 

Here are three looks to get you inspired. Good luck on building a great network.