Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How to dress for work and not get fired

So you're graduating from college or starting off in your career, chances are you'll need to change up how you dress. 

I know, you have style and should be able to wear what you want to the office. In reality, as long as someone else is paying your pay check, there are rules for how you dress whether spoken or unspoken. And how you dress is a good indicator of how people will perceive you.

 Every year I write about the issue. Here's a recent article: 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The "Joy" Dress

With designer Jeri Moore, who commented she loved my Joy dress.

I've long been curious how designers come up with names for their clothes. Like the "Michelle" dress or the "Adele" skirt.  So when I wore a beautiful new, blue Chloe Dao dress out recently, I happened to look at the tag before removing it.

"Joy," it read. (It made me smile.)

I was wearing Chloe Dao's "Joy" dress. It's both ironic and cool that a woman named Joy has a dress named Joy.

Chloe says naming her designs is crucial. "They are all my babies. Without a name, they don't  feel complete," she said, pointing out that names also help her keep track of her designs with customers.

Now, I didn't want to assume Chloe named a dress for me, so I asked her.

"It was probably named after you subconsciously, and I love the name," she said. "I am always desperately looking for new names. It is really hard to come up with a name because each dress has a personality or someone in mind who you see wearing it."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo: designer, cancer survivor, pet lover

"I never thought of it - dressing like you're in love - but I guess it’s true. Life is complicated enough. On special occasions, we all remember the music and what we wore. And w pay attention to our dress and how we feel." 

Me in a Carmen Marc Valvo gown

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Antonio Hart: Grammy-nominated jazz saxophist, college professor

"You can tell a lot about someone's self esteem by how they present themselves. If you are not happy, you don't care how you dress. Sometimes you have fake it and dress well anyway. I like to dress. I might be a little more conscious when I'm going out to meet a woman because I want to look good for myself and for her."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Veronica Webb: supermodel, mom and newlywed

"I’m in love for the first time in my life. Being in love makes everything better - food, air, living. Every breath you take is better when you are in love."

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lawrence Zarian: style expert, TV personality, author

"I know that when I've been in love I take a little extra time because I feel so good about myself. I want the person I'm with to notice the attention I put into how I look. It just makes the entire experience of love that much more special."

I recently had the honor of co-hosting Macy's Fall Essentials Event with Lawrence in Houston. He was funny, such a professional and had great style advice for Houston women. Did I mention he's handsome? Yeah, he's handsome.You can catch Lawrence on weekdays on "Live with Kelly and Michael" and on the Steve Harvey Show..