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Lauren A. Rothman shares tips on what to wear to work in the September issue of People StyleWatch magazine!




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We are excited to share that Lauren A. Rothman is featured on Oprah.com! Early buzz for Style Bible: What to Wear to Work (Bibliomotion October 2013)


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6012 Fashion Mistakes That Make You Look Older
By Pamela Masin

You Took the Song “Paint It, Black” Literally
Black does wonders for trimming a figure and is appropriate for almost every occasion, but as women get older, their skin tends to become paler-and wearing black can create a harsh contrast that emphasizes wrinkles and calls attention to dark shadows under the chin and around the eyes. Add a bright accessory like a scarf or a statement necklace-any pop of color will lessen the washed-out effect, says Lauren Rothman, the founder of Styleauteur.com and author of Style Bible: What to Wear to Work. She also suggests shopping for earthy neutrals-like cocoa, olive, camel or gray-which are subdued but still add contrast. Also, jewel tones are a color group that flatters most women. Here’s a way to find which works best with your skin tone.

Your Skirt Length Is Moving Down, Down, Down

Just because your age is increasing doesn’t mean your hemline has to as well. A skirt that grazes close to your ankles may hide slightly saggy knees, but it also tends to make women look wider and frumpier. Rothman says to find the most flattering skirt length for your shape, look in the mirror and note the slimmest part of the area around your knee-right above, right below or in the middle-and that’s where your hemline should hit. If you want more coverage, try a form-fitting midiskirt, which comes to the middle of your calf. This is a tricky length, so use our guide to finding the right midi hemline for your height.

Your Jeans Have Too Much Stretch

Stretch denim is a gift to women who shop for both comfort and style, but erring on the side of too much comfort can lead to lumpiness. “It’s best to look for jeans with 2 percent elastic fiber,” says Rothman. On the care label, you’ll see Lycra, spandex or elastane. The right jeans will follow your silhouette, have enough stretch so that your legs won’t look as if they’re fighting to break free from your pants and, unlike denim with 4 percent or more elastic fiber, won’t sag at the tush.

You’re Hiding Your Neck

It seems like the easy fix: Cover as much of the neck as possible with a turtleneck, but a better choice is a V-neck or scoop neck, which draws the eye to your décolletage (so long as it doesn’t show cleavage). Collared shirts draw attention away from the neck area while giving a little more coverage. You might also choose a statement necklace that sits a little longer. “Avoid chokers,” says Rothman. Pick a style that’s at least 22 inches long.

You’re Heaviest Below the Knees

Chunky heels and platform shoes add unnecessary heaviness to the bottom portion of your body. “Look for something more sleek and slim,” says Rothman. Stilettos are Rothman’s choice, though she suggests kitten heels for the more walking-inclined among us. Either way, she says, you can’t go wrong with a pointed toe.

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‘Politically Dressed’_ First Daughters’ Fashion, Inauguration Edition – ABC News By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe)
Jan. 18, 2013
ABC News with Lauren A. Rothman  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psJXJ0vazUs&feature=share&list=FLaTq937NRvndeAN0g-Gpb2Q

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Most eyes will be on the president Monday when he is sworn in at his second inauguration, but standing beside him and the first lady will be their daughters, Malia and Sasha.

“Politically Dressed” went to Saks Fifth Avenue and spoke with political fashion expert Lauren Rothman about what the first daughters may wear to their father’s swearing in.

No matter what they wear, like the adorable bright pink and blue outfits from J. Crew four years ago it will fly off the shelves.

As Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton, Jenna and Barbara Bush, and other young daughters of presidents have done before, Malia and Sasha are sure to be by their parents’ sides for many of the other inauguration events, but they aren’t the young girls we saw four years ago. They are hitting their teen and tween years now. Malia is 14 and Sasha is 11.

Rothman predicted some “hot trends” for the Obama girls like lace, full skirts, tweed, mixing patterns and even neon (see all the trends by watching “Politically Dressed” above).

“You are always going to see them in that full skirt,” Rothman said. “That flirty skirt is really is one of the first daughters’ signature style statements.”

She added that people may see a coordinated Obama family.

“I think the girls are probably going to have a few options and on the day of [the inauguration] will really decide how the first family is going to coordinate,” Rothman said. “I think everyone will want to know what they are wearing and how they’ll replicate it.”

Rothman added that all these trends are good for your average teen, as well, saying they will keep their moms happy, too.

“The full skirt is great because it really hides a multitude of sins,” Rothman said. “It cinches in a tiny waist and it doesn’t let anybody see what’s underneath. So for kids, it’s safe for mom because mom doesn’t feel it’s too tight. It’s not a miniskirt. But it’s also good for girls who are just starting out, and kind of putting their long legs out there, and want to have a little coverage and don’t want to show off too much of their figure.”

Don’t forget the accessories: a cross-body bag and a fun flat are perfect for their age and, really, any age.

“This is the most important part of all these trends, is you don’t want the girls to grow up too fast,” Rothman said.

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The Fashion Whip: Who Waves the Flag for American Fashion ?
Fashion Whip is a political style column in The Huffington Post by fashion stylist Lauren A. Rothman and HuffPost DC reporter Christina Wilkie inspired by Lauren’s experience at Styleauteur, the firm she founded. Follow on Twitter at @Styleauteur.

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Lauren A. Rothman
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Political Power Dressing

Well-dressed Washingtonian behind Styleauteur and the “Political Style” column for The Huffington Post shares her style musts.

APRIL 30, 2012

The founder of image strategy firm Styleauteur and a “Political Style” columnist for The Huffington Post, Lauren Rothman dishes on her favorite pieces and her fashion philosophy.

“My style philosophy is to always love what you wear and understand that less is more. My favorite place to shop is my closet, and if it’s too full, I won’t see the gems.”

Necklace: Judith Hendler. “My mother-in-law is one of the most stylish women I know, and she recently sent me a treasure chest full of Judith Hendler’s vintage Lucite pieces.”

Cuff and clutch: Anne Fontaine. “I love how this woven leather cuff accents my necklace.”

Dress: Milly. “I love a great dress! My favorite part of this one is the fun but subtle shoulder cut-out.”

Shoes: Christian Louboutin. “I never tire of these red soles. D’Orsay-style pumps add a sophisticated touch.”


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The Fashion Whip: 2011’s Best Dressed Politicians (It’s Not Who You Think!)
The Fashion Whip is a political style column in the Huffington Post by Lauren Rothman and Christina Wilkie. Rothman is the founder of Styleauteur http://styleauteur.com

WASHINGTON — What does it take to land on The Fashion Whip’s list of the best dressed people in American politics?

Simply put, it’s power dressing — the kind that moves crowds and makes voters and congressional colleagues take a second look. This is a list of politicians who cultivate their power through their public image — and this being politics, it’s always deliberate.

Power dressing in politics is not just about what (or who) you are wearing — it is also about how you communicate your message. Body language, charisma and the ability to carry oneself well factor heavily into the overall look. You have to own it. This list of politicians includes heavyweights with decades of experience in the public eye, as well as a healthy dose of newcomers — all of whom have the political clout to move (and sway) people.

In a place where many of the most powerful roles are occupied by men, freshman Rep. Frederica Wilson’s (D-Fla.) matching cowboy hat and suit ensembles (Wilson reportedly has a room where she keeps more than 80 hats!), and the sharp panache of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) exemplify the unique way these women occupy their own political stage. Among the ‘gents, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney are high-budget veterans, and the standard they set influences relative newcomers like Reps. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who have an impressive collection of designer suits between them.

Click through the slideshow for the trademarks and tactics that shaped and maintained Washington’s reputation for power dressing this year.


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Women's Leadership & Mentoring Alliance (WLMA) Washington, DC networking event
Executive Presence:
How to Dress for Success
Please join WLMA for cocktails and an insightful presentation on How to Dress for Success with guest speaker Lauren Rothman, a fashion, style, and trend expert and founder of Styleauteur. Lauren is regularly featured in the media, covering a wide range of topics from fashion trends and style strategies to wardrobe management. She is a contributing author to The Huffington Post’s political style column, The Fashion Whip, and was most recently featured in Washingtonian magazine.

Lauren will share her perspectives on style and image, incorporating the top trends for Fall and how to dress at work without losing your own sense of style. RSVP Lauren

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Thursday, November 17, 2011Time »
6:00 – 6:45 pm: Cocktails
6:45 – 8:00 pm: Presentation

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Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
1825 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 420.2200
(Nearest metro: Farragut West)


For more information about WLMA, visit our website at www.wlmaconnect.org.WLMA is a 501(c)(3), not for profit invitational mentoring alliance of professional women learning, exchanging and advancing at every stage of their lives and careers.

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