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The etiquette of wealth in the DMV: Less flaunting, more power

In the DC region, it’s not always easy to spot the rich and powerful.

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In this town, where many successful careers are built on answering to constituents or interest groups, flaunting your wealth is generally frowned upon.

“Showing your wealth here is more rare than not,” says Barry Glassman, founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services, a Tysons-based financial planning firm. “When we think about pockets of wealth in various areas of the country, we think of what makes great headlines or Instagram posts. But the norm for most people here is to keep it relatively private to the point where some people, even some of our well-to-do clients, don’t even view themselves as wealthy.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean the region’s wealthiest residents aren’t spending their money. It just means they’re not doing it with flash (think more Mercedes SUVs in McLean, not Bugattis in Beverly Hills).

Besides, says Lauren Rothman, a local stylist, author and fashion expert who outfits many of the region’s rich and famous, wealth here is often defined by access to power, not your bank account.

“Flaunting your wealth is not what true wealth is about here,” says Rothman. “Wealth is not about spending money and showing it off, because the true key to success here is power. That power may have wealth as a component, but that power has connections. It’s a long-term game here in terms of accumulating wealth and keeping it quiet,” Rothman says.

But, in enclaves like McLean, where many of the region’s wealthiest reside, you can find a window into that world of rarefied air.

“In McLean,” says Rothman. “Everyone is living their best life privately in their own home. So, you walk into a McLean home and you find the community is in their home—the chef, the driver, the household staff.”
Amenities in particularly high-end NoVA neighborhoods also offer insights into the world of the wealthy. The Giant supermarket in McLean, for example, offers valet parking.

“But you would never suspect who is the wealthiest customer in the store just by looking at who is walking around,” Rothman says. “You walk in and you will not see any customers sporting designer fashion.”

For those who need even closer proximity to DC, a city pied-a-terre can be a status symbol.

“A family in McLean or Great Falls wants four seasons of clothing in their home here and their apartment in CityCenterDC,” says Rothman. “They are not showy about it, they just don’t have time to do packing. And these places may be only 20 to 40 minutes away from each other. To have two places so close together is clearly an expression of wealth, but it’s something that no one would talk about.”

Over-displays may be the exception (this is the town, after all, where Dan Snyder, spent millions of dollars on a custom yacht with an IMAX theater on board), but you’re unlikely to get a behind-the-scenes look on social media.

“It’s about what is more unique, like having a certain custom-made car and being one of only a select few in the world to be able to afford that opportunity,” says Rothman. “That is more interesting than flaunting. It’s a private experience.”

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3 Fall Style Essentials for the Busy Professional

Invest in staple items that make the most impact when you walk into a room.

By Lauren A. Rothman stylist and fashion expert

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When it comes to getting dressed for work, be strategic and invest in staple items that make the most impact when you walk into a room.

One of the most popular questions my clients ask at this time of year is “What are the top trends for fall?” There are so many to choose from (neon, animal print, mini skirts, leather), a person can get easily overwhelmed.

Increase your likeability factor and keep your style smart and on-trend at the office by investing in these three style essentials.

Please go to Inc. Magazine for rest of article    https://www.inc.com/lauren-rothman/3-fall-style-essentials-for-busy-professional.html

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The Style Bible – What to Wear to Work by Lauren A. Rothman – Founder Styleauteur

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First impressions (and second ones!) count, whether you are an intern or a CEO. Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: how to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace. Based on a decade of experience in the fashion industry, she
addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that help readers avoid major fashion faux pas at the office. Style Bible: What to Wear to Work is the must-have resource for the modern professional, male or female, climbing the ladder of success. Lauren identifies the ultimate wardrobe essentials, and reveals shopping strategies and destinations for the everyday person. Style Bible, complete with helpful illustrations,is the go-to manual on how to dress for every professional occasion and a valuable resource for understanding dress codes by industry, city, and gender so that your visual cues will make a strong impact. Make a commitment to being better dressed at work with Style Bible.

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Bibliomotion Author Lauren Rothman to Appear on TLC’s ‘Sunday Brunch’

Bibliomotion’s Lauren Rothman, author of ‘Style Bible’, will share fashion insights on TLC’s new show ‘Sunday Brunch

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Styleauteur Lauren Rothman has her finger on the pulse of fashion.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

Bibliomotion author and style expert Lauren Rothman will appear on TLC’s new show called ‘Sunday Brunch’ for the next four Sundays from 1-2pm. On the show, hosted by TLC’s Ereka Vetrini, Rothman will share style tips and fashion insights.

Click here to watch a preview of the show.

Rothman is the author of Style Bible: What to Wear to Work (Bibliomotion, October 2013), in which she addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that help readers avoid major fashion faux pas at the office.

Rothman also regularly appears on Let’s Talk Live DC and is a frequent contributor to Fashion Whip, her political style column in The Huffington Post.

About Lauren Rothman:

Lauren A. Rothman, also known as “the Styleauteur,” is a fashion, style, and trend expert. Her wide-ranging experience includes working at Elle Magazine, MTV Networks Latin America, on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Peter Deutch, and as a wardrobe consultant for both Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her tips on wardrobe management have been featured in Glamour, Real Simple,People StyleWatch, and Washingtonian magazines, as well as in Politico, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Financial Times, MSNBC, Niche Media, on NPR, and on XM/Sirius radio. She has discussed politics and style on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, CNN, and in her in column – The Fashion Whip – on The Huffington Post. Rothman studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a major in English literature. Rothman lives with her husband, son, and pink toenail polished Dogue de Bordeaux in McLean, VA.

About Style Bible:

First impressions (and second ones!) count, whether you are an intern or a CEO. Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: how to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace. Based on a decade of experience in the fashion industry, she addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that help readers avoid major fashion faux pas at the office. Style Bible: What to Wear to Work is the must-have resource for the modern professional, male or female, climbing the ladder of success. Lauren identifies the ultimate wardrobe essentials, and reveals shopping strategies and destinations for the everyday person. Style Bible, complete with helpful illustrations, is the go-to manual on how to dress for every professional occasion and a valuable resource for understanding dress codes by industry, city, and gender so that your visual cues will make a strong impact. Make a commitment to being better dressed at work with Style Bible.

About Bibliomotion:

Bibliomotion is a book publishing house designed for the new publishing landscape. While many publishers work to retrofit old processes for new realities, Bibliomotion was founded by book-industry veterans who believe the best approach is a fresh one – one that focuses on empowering authors and serving readers above all else. Moving away from the top-down model that has dominated the publishing process for years, we give each member of the team – including the author – a seat at the table from the very beginning and in doing so, work side-by-side to launch and sell the best content possible, making it available in a variety of forms.

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DC Stylist Lauren Rothman’s ‘Style Bible’ Fashion Advice Book Hits the Shelves Tomorrow

When it comes to fashion advice in Washington, you go to Styleauteur Lauren Rothman, the District’s top fashion stylist. She’s advised everyone from C-suite executives and attorneys to political candidates, from motivational speakers to the Redskins. Tomorrow, her book Style Bible hits the shelves, a guide for the masses on how to dress for success in the workplace. We spoke with Rothman to get her take on what it takes to be a stylist in this city.

Rothman is of Cuban descent and grew up in Florida. I was surprised to hear that her native tongue is Spanish, as she speaks perfect English and regularly makes public appearances on local and national television. She writes the political style Fashion Whip column for the Huffington Post, and of course, there’s her book: Style Bible.

Over the weekend, she hosted a book signing in Queens, N.Y., where she sold 100 books in 45 minutes. This Saturday, October 19, grab a book and meet her at the Barnes & Noble at Tysons Corner Mall.

After high school, Rothman headed north to Colby College, a small liberal arts school that was big on khaki pants and button-downs. “I was edgier than my classmates. I would dress up for parties, while my friends wore the same stuff out as they did to class.” This was a turning point for Rothman, as she realized she had a unique eye for fashion that others didn’t have. She took up internships at MTV Networks and the fashion closet at Elle Magazine (think the big Runway closet in Devil Wears Prada, without the devil).

At Elle Magazine, Rothman quickly grasped fashion trends and what was hot. What she wanted to learn was why. “I took jobs at trend forecasting firms like Faith Popcorn.” Her  work under Popcorn, a futurist and trend forecaster, was the big learning opportunity she needed to take her expertise to the next level.

Rothman’s advice to D.C. stylists? Get out of D.C. “Get hands-on experience in another city. I came to D.C. as a stylist from New York after getting valuable experience,” she said.

She also had a few remarks on the types of clients she gets in Washington, where the people she styles are not the glamorous types that first come to mind. “A good stylist can dress any body type on any budget. A size zero is easy, but a size 26 is more challenging, and I am not usually working with Hollywood budgets,” Rothman said. She stressed that Washington stylists must be willing to put in hours and do a lot of work to appeal to a wide variety of clients.

She likes to mix high-end with everyday pieces in her looks, for example, a pair of Louboutin heels with an outfit from Zara. Some of her favorite brands to wear are Black Halo, Rachel Zoe, Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel and Gucci.

“I tend to ask clients: what is your messaging? How to you want to be perceived?” she said. “It’s not just about clothes. It’s personal.”  Like Lauren on FACEBOOK

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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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Learn more about Lauren’s new book – STYLE BIBLE: What to Wear to Work

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