In this new feature, we’ll explore one tool that makes the busy woman’s life easier in some small way. I always feel like the more paper-cuts you have, the more vulnerable you are to infections, colds, and so forth — so whenever I get a paper-cut I do my best to keep it sealed. When … Read More about Tool of the Trade: New-Skin for Papercuts
Archives for June 2008
– The NYT studies Michelle Obama’s style. We were kind of transfixed when she recently looked fabulous while apparently wearing two cardigans. [NYT] – Ooh, potted, tinted lipgloss that is 85% organic and has no chemical preservatives. [Beauty Snob] – Feeling tired? Use acupuncture to pick yourself up, caffeine-free. [Real Age] – Also, if you … Read More about Weekend Roundup
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Black Linen Trousers
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend. A good sweater … Read More about Monday’s TPS Report – TSE Italian cotton twinset (Saks)
– A Boston Globe columnist explores what things women should never wear, including an item of clothing so vile it inspires the columnist to ask: “Is there anything a woman could wear that says more loudly, ‘I am not to be taken seriously in either the professional or sexual arenas’?” We’ll let you click to … Read More about Weekly Round-Up
There’s an interesting story in today’s WSJ regarding pantyhose, and how it causes a generational divide between workers. That’s definitely true! We here at Corporette think they should be worn on the most formal of occasions — court appearance, meeting with the CEO, etc — but for daily work they aren’t necessary. We were surprised, … Read More about Generation Pantyhose
Women’s suits: No one really knows how often to dry clean them. For men, the answer that is given time and time again is the same: Rarely. Once a season, maybe. The less the better. But then again, men’s suits fit differently than women’s, and the things men wear beneath a suit (the long-sleeved shirt, … Read More about Poll: How often do you dryclean suits?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend. This Tracy Reese … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report – Tracy Reese Skirt
2020 Update: Bummer, PurseBuzz appears to have made this video on polished hair for a busy woman private — check out our other tips on office hairstyles! We were sort of, well, busy in grade school when all the girls were learning how to do pretty up-dos — clubs and lessons galore. (As were most … Read More about How To: Polished Hair for a Busy Woman
If you missed it, you’re in luck: it’s now online. They interview the a range of women, including the ones we always hear about (Oprah, Madonna), the ones we may not hear about but certainly know about (Essie, of Essie nail polish), and the “firsts” — the first woman to sit on the New York … Read More about “Women at the Top” Special Now Online
Jezebel has a piece today on Nancy Pelosi’s style, inspired by a recent article in The New Republic. They also link to a 2006 WaPo article about Nancy Pelosi’s style. All the pieces talk about her maternal style — the Tahitian pearls, the Armani suits, and how integral they are to her success. We’ve posted … Read More about Nancy Pelosi and the “Maternal” Style
It seems like in a matter of weeks we have gone from total ignorance of the luxury sample sale sites on the Internet to complete overdose. These sites can be great for the woman who loves a sale but is constantly stuck in the office, so we thought we’d give you a round-up. Here’s the … Read More about It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Another Luxury Sample Sale Site!