Topic: Save the Assistants

A Former Disgruntled Assistant Has Advice for Cocktail Waitresses

A Former Disgruntled Assistant Has Advice for Cocktail Waitresses

This week, my colleague Jennifer Wright’s post about her experiences as a cocktail waitress and the customers she hated inspired a couple of my own job-related flashbacks. Though I’ve never worked in the food service industry, I have worked in the douchebag-service industry. In other words, I was an executive assistant. (I’m also the author of the recently published book Save the Assistants. I’ll let you guess what inspired the title.) Here are some suggestions for unhappy cocktail waitresses, based on my own experiences hauling coffee to old men who called me “sweetheart.” More »

Video: How to Dress for the Most Important Day of Your Life

Video: How to Dress for the Most Important Day of Your Life

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve known what I wanted to do with my life: write. And, of course, one of my life goals was to write a book. I still haven’t accomplished many of the things on my bucket list – owning my own apartment, speaking fluent Hebrew, making out with Ryan Gosling – today marks the day I can cross a big, important one off the list. It’s the publication day for my book Save the Assistants. It’s also the night of my book release party. Picking out a venue was easy. But deciding what to wear? I’ve been a wreck. Enter Carrie Goldberg, a talented stylist who I happen to have met when she was my kick-ass intern at Jewcy.com (she’s now the Fashion Editor there). Carrie styles for celebrities, although this day with me was a bigger challege: I had no budget, and everything had to come out of my own closet. So here goes nothing. More »

Link Love: The Day Lilit’s Book Came Out!

Link Love: The Day Lilit's Book Came Out!

Save The Assistants is on sale now. Go buy it here. – The Most Important News of The Day

Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty are moving in together – Metro

As of October Kate Moss will not longer be working with Topshop - Jezebel

Anna Winour’s ex-assistant has a photography exhibit at Fashion Night Out - TheCut

Caroline Giuliani got one day of community service for shoplifting from Sephora – Gawker More »