Have you ever read a “How to Get Ahead in Your Field in 90 Days or Less Using Negotiating Techniques/Mind Control/Fairy Dust” article or book and just sort of let the advice glance off, assuming that it doesn’t really apply to you because you don’t wear a suit and look like a businesslady stock photo? More
The Middle East has enough battles to fight without fashion needing to be one of them. Within this dry stretch of land lies a place with a much freer and sluttier sense of style that includes midriff-baring wedding dresses and underwear at the beach. It’s called Israel.
I had pretty much come to terms with the fact that while my people could invent the theory of relativity and Google Instant, they were entirely incapable of designing a decent dress. Then that all changed – and Tel Aviv-based designer Mirit Weinstock is the reason why. I caught a glimpse of her collection at a small SoHo shindig a few weeks ago, and Weinstock’s shimmery silk dresses and handmade jewelry strewn on haphazardly hair-bunned models served as the evening’s main course. The whole thing could have easily taken a disastrous turn toward dowdy. But it didn’t. That left me intrigued enough to have a word with her on everything from career and Israel’s track record of sinful style to some of the challenges faced by designers outside of major fashion capitals. More
ast week, many beauty and style bloggers participated in No Makeup Week, forgoing makeup and photographing themselves in the process. I was one of the bloggers who didn’t take part, however. No, it’s not because I love putting eyeliner on at 8 AM when I’m still groggy and liable to poke myself in the face by accident. It’s because I almost never wear makeup to work. There are several reasons for this (overwhelming laziness being chief among them), but a huge factor is the fact that I work in an all-female office.
That’s right: B5 Media, the company that owns The Gloss as well as our sister sites Blisstree and Crushable, does not have a single male working in the New York office. We have between 10 and 14 women in here every day (depending on which interns are in). More
Dressing for work has become harder. Gone are the days of men in ties and women in pantsuits and pumps- for many industries anyway. More and more offices are opting for a more comfortable, casual dress code. At first blush, … More
In last week’s column, Personality Qualities Way More Important Than Anything on Your Resume, I noted that “An impressive resume is the new high school diploma.” A resume is a formality, it’s background information and you’re in the foreground — … More
I have spent the last couple weeks working on a new profession I had not even been previously aware existed: textbook punch-up. Have a dry, academic-sounding textbook? Call a comedian who majored in philosophy! Now your textbook is full of … More
Do you have issues with your no-longer-best girlfriend? Is your coworker driving you crazy? Megan Carpentier is here to give you the life advice that you don’t want to hear, told in the way you absolutely need to hear it. … More
In this volatile economy, it’s always nice to hear when a fashion brand is doing well. And Vera Bradley, best known for their floral and paisley print quilted handbags, is doing so well that they’ll be doing a public stock … More
I have a love/hate relationship with certain “motivational” literature. On the one hand, there are some good ideas, one of which I’m about to recount. On the other hand, the idea that your happiness is entirely dependent on your mental … More
Business is a lot like dating. Like cold-hearted, competitive dating among people who don’t love each other. In other words, like awful, awful dating. Once upon a time, when I was considering moving to New York, I looked for jobs. … More
I keep a list of startup ideas on a loose system of legal pads, old envelopes, and iPhone Notes. There’s my plan for locating tutoring centers inside luxury apartment buildings. There’s my Weight-Watchers-type support group for thin people who just … More
Fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry that relies on millions of people around the world to make it run. And I have to admit, even as a lover of fashion, I am clueless as to what exactly many of these … More
This month’s Elle magazine – the one with Taylor Swift on the cover – is themed “power dressing.” But that doesn’t just mean padded shoulders and ’80s suits. Throughout the issue, famous and successful women are interviewed and asked for … More
Earlier this week, Catalyst.org, an organization which works to encourage and inspire women in business, held their annual awards ceremony. In honor of the awards, they commissioned this video from Oscar-nominated short film director Bill Plympton. Though the graphics are … More