Monthly Archives: March 2017

A Job Interview In Fashion

Forget a first date outfit, deciding on what to wear for that big job interview can be a real head-spinner. Jeans or no jeans? All black everything or a remember-me colour? If you’re interviewing for a fashion job you want to avoid a Miranda Priestly “you have no interest in fashion” moment.

We have spoken to some of the most stylish ladies in the industry to find out what they wore to the interview for their dream job or big break…

“For a graduation project I was required to work shadow an industry professional and was given the opportunity to spend the day with Garine Zerounian who was then the PR Manager at Yves Saint Laurent. I had NEVER had a fashion internship and had no idea how people in a creative field dressed for the office. So my instincts told me to stick with black. This was before I knew anything about how editors and publicists dressed, before I knew ‘all black everything’ is like a uniform in NYC, before every outfit was posted on social media, and before street style gave us an insiders view to the outfits of editors. So, it was a lucky guess – to stick with something classic and chic. I wore black wide legged pants with a black button up, and a powder blue coat from Stefanel. It was at that point the most expensive coat I had ever owned and I was SO in love with it.

“I wear that exact same formula today – black with an unexpected solid color and recently got a powder blue coat which brought back so many memories. I think having a formula or a ‘uniform’ helps because you’re not over-thinking your look which means you’re able to focus on your interview and truly be your best, most confident self. At the end of the day your outfit helps, but it’s your personality that’s going to get you hired. I guess it was a good choice. Garine fell in love with me and offered me an internship, and I then went on to work for the company full time in the PR Department.”

Fashion Items Which Prove Mango

Mango is quickly overtaking Zara in the style stakes. There, we said it. And boy, is it good to finally get that off our chest…

But before you judge our bold (and undoubtedly controversial) claim, let us assure you that it wasn’t an easy decision to come to.

Zara delivers ‘it could be designer’ pieces faster than you can say ‘fashion’, pretty much invented the meaning of elevated basics and gave Thursday the honour of being our favourite day of the week…

But Spanish rival Mango has been steadily climbing the high street charts over the past few months with the help of sell-out arthouse inspired earrings, that checked coat and the circle buckled boots everyone coveted last autumn.

But this season, Mango finally confirmed its status in the style stakes. The launch of its debut sustainable collection, ‘Committed’, introduced us to ruffled poplin dresses, supersized palazzo trousers and the linen bucket bag of dreams.

And just weeks ago, the Spanish giant welcomed a second line, aptly named ‘Premium’. We’re talking COS-meets-Céline fashion at high street prices. The oversized clutch made its way into our shopping basket without a second thought just moments before the wrap-around blouse in deep purple joined the cult accessory.

And just like that, Mango garnered the title of our most-beloved high street store.

Still not convinced?

 

1. The Supersized Clutch

Yes, we couldn’t believe it either. This very clutch is the sartorial genius of Mango and it’s destined to be a sell-out. We’ll be teaming the tangerine-tinged accessory with wooden mules and denim flares, how about you?

 

2. The ‘It’ Hue

This time, we’re talking yellow. It’s undoubtedly the hue that keeps on giving this season. There’s no greater colour to don when feeling blue and this dress is bound to crack a smile amongst even the most poker-faced of colleagues.

Team the silky number with sorbet pink mules and a bold red lip. Yes, this season we’re set to colour-block our way to sartorial success…

 

3. The Reimagined Crop Top

There are bows aplenty this season (they’re almost as popular as flared sleeves). And we cannot wait to get our hands on this linen blouse.

We’ll be teaming the fashion piece with high-waisted flares, supersized earrings and wooden mules. Oh, and a tan would be lovely. Who’s up for booking a holiday?