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


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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Catch up with Lauren A. Rothman as she gives you the inside scoop on fashion & style on the red carpet!
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Fashion Whip: Celebrating Washington’s Own Red Carpet, AKA The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Fashion Whip is a political style column in the Huffington Post by Lauren A. Rothman, inspired by Lauren’s experience as the founder of Styleauteur, a style and fashion consulting firm.

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Locals will have Hollywood royalty in their backyard this weekend. Saturday is Washington’s big day to dress up, and every year the White House Correspondents’ Dinner festivities get even the most slovenly dressers into a tie or tux. This is the media’s weekend to celebrate and many will push through the daily news cycle as they attend celebrity-studded parties around town.

Many of TV and film’s biggest stars will be in attendance but even the flashiest of celebs tone it down on DC’s red carpet. Actors and the people they emulate on TV and in movies will mingle at brunches and cocktail parties. You may see Julianna Margulies from “The Good Wife” alongside someone who really is a good wife, and America’s favorite television president, Tony Goldwyn from “Scandal”, may pose for pics with President Obama. While this event always has a best-dressed list, politicos and press superstars take their own turns to shine at the Washington Hilton.

Some famous on air-personalities enjoy fashion and style but, on the whole, this is an industry that doesn’t do spray tans, teeth whitening, or borrowed jewels. You’re more likely to see people getting their makeup done at a Nordstrom counter and a blowout in Georgetown, than ushering a glam squad into their home.

Just what, you might ask, is the key difference between a Hollywood red carpet and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? This presidential send-up is traditionally attended by the District’s old-school press royalty. Washington’s most valuable currency is power and here that nest egg grows with experience. Many wear the same shoes for 12 hours and get frustrated when dresses and skirts don’t have pockets — it’s not unusual for me to be tasked at the last minute with finding clutches (with optional straps, of course) to accommodate reading glasses, multiple cell phones, and lipstick. The DC vanguard expects comfort and convenience from their ensemble even in the dressiest of circumstances.

Most celebrities visiting the nation’s capital this weekend will be dressed in borrowed designer duds, accessories, and the latest trend in shoes as they are photographed coming and going. They will dress to impress and continue their personal branding through this unique extension of the recent awards season, looking to land an endorsement deal to become the next face of a fragrance, makeup empire, or retailer.

Meanwhile, the press core is a group that buys their own formal attire, sometimes on sale and usually off the rack. I have certainly helped DC power players source unique, custom, and couture gowns but, for this event, expect slits instead of cutouts, understated lace in place of bold patterns, higher necklines and peplum waists. Red carpet red is always popular and a sea of black makes it easy to blend in at the affectionately referred to “Nerd Prom.”

The best way to add District sparkle and blur the line between celeb and politico? Rent the Runway — a well-kept secret (totally worth bragging about) that will help any party-goer feel like Cinderella — or First Lady Michelle Obama — and fit right in!

Lauren A. Rothman is a seasoned pro in the style & fashion industry. Rothman is the author of “Style Bible: What to Wear to Work.” She has been featured on CNN en Español, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, The Insider, Reuters, AP News, and ABC News. Her tips have appeared in Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, Glamour, Real Simple, Cosmo Latina, Oprah.com, Fortune, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The New York Post.

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Catch up with Lauren A. Rothman in FORTUNE Magazine this month as she discusses the latest trend for men in the workplace!
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Check out Lauren in FORTUNE magazine!

The Tie Is So Old School
By Andy Serwer, managing editor @FortuneMagazine

The business you are in is even more telling. Lauren A. Rothman, who runs Styleauteur, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that advises executives at Fortune 500 companies on dressing for success, and who wrote Style Bible: What to Wear to Work, explains: “In creative fields like media, advertising, or marketing, ties are dead. No one wears them except as a fashion accessory. Likewise at startups and tech companies, where you would really look overdressed — like maybe you had a job interview somewhere else — if you showed up wearing a tie.”

Spot on, Lauren. I had that very experience not long ago. I was interviewing a job candidate who came into my office with a bag in which he had a change of casual clothes he was going to slip back into afterward, so as not to tip off his current employer. Amazing.

Read the full article here.

Lauren A. Rothman is a seasoned pro in the style & fashion industry. Rothman is the author of “Style Bible: What to Wear to Work.” She has been featured on CNN en Español, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, The Insider, Reuters, AP News, and ABC News. Her tips have appeared in Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, Glamour, Real Simple, Cosmo Latina, Oprah.com, Fortune, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The New York Post.

To schedule an interview or seminar with Style Expert & Author
Lauren A. Rothman please contact:
Phone: +1.202.631.8878
Email: lauren@styleauteur.com

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Here are the 50 on Fire Winners!


We are very proud of Lauren Rothman, Principal at Styleauteur  http://styleauteur.com, being named to the TOP 50 best and brightest this week.  Please play video, (http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2013/12/05/here-are-the-50-on-fire-winners-video/) consider her book “The Style Bible- What to Wear to Work” http://www.amazon.com/Style-Bible-What-Wear-Work/dp/1937134709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386693668&sr=8-1&keywords=style+bible+what+to+wear+to+work as a Holiday Gift, think about having a “seminar” with Lauren sharing her Style tips and share with us in her success.

Last night was an event like no other.

The Powerhouse in Georgetown was packed with 400 hot Washingtonians to celebrate the District’s best and brightest who are setting the D.C. scene on fire, and to finally see the 50 on Fire winners revealed.

We wanted to put our own spin on the typical awards show and brought together trailblazers and disruptors from nine different industries. We ate, we drank, and we made some fantastic new connections.

50 on Fire would not have been possible without the vision and support of our partners and sponsors: Blackberry, Hailo, Ogilvy Washington, Rosslyn BID, Stone Source, Opower, Eventbrite, Deep Eddy, Devil’s Backbone, and Vino Lovers. A huge thanks to our DJ for the night, Anthony Raad.

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BOOK CLUB: Workin’ it in the workplace

October 30. 2013 1:42AM
By Teri Schlichenmeyer Weekender Corrspondent

‘Style Bible: What to Wear to Work’

Lauren A. Rothman

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This morning, you were stylin’.

You left for work, in fact, feeling like a million bucks in your favorite shirt, your most comfortable suit, and your lucky undies. Yessir, it would be a good day – and it might be even better if you didn’t have missing buttons, a stain on your suit, and undies that played peek-a-boo.

Nobody at work dresses like you do… for a reason. In the new book “Style Bible” by Lauren A. Rothman, you’ll learn how your workplace wardrobe may be holding your career hostage.

One of the first important decisions you faced this morning was made when you rifled through your closet and got dressed. But what do the clothes you wear to work say about you? Do they tell the world you’re put-together or slapped-together? Professional or probationary? Well-regarded or well-worn?

That’s important to know, since first impressions are “formed in less than five seconds,” says Rothman. That’s about how long it takes for “an eye roll,” which is not desirable when you’re trying to impress a prospective employer or client. The good news is, you can look great at any stage of your career without busting the budget.

To begin, identify your personal style. That’s the “most challenging” thing, says Rothman, but understanding is necessary so you know where to start. Also, know the dress code for your workplace, which may vary from industry to industry.

For the professional woman, there are seven “basics” you’ll need to have, whether you purchase them or shop your closet: “the third piece,” suits, pants, skirts, tops, dresses, and coats. Look for a good fit, some trendiness without faddishness, a good length and good coverage, and accessories that “make” the outfit.

Basics for men are a little easier: shirts, pants, suiting, and outerwear, including sweaters. Don’t be afraid to go with a little color here, advises Rothman. Do be aware of wearing the wrong item in any of these categories. And if you have a closet full of pleated pants, “run home and throw them out.”

Know office-fashion dos and don’ts. Watch how you accessorize. Don’t forget skin care and hygiene. Use a full-length mirror before you leave the house. Watch for “skin belts,” peek-a-boo underwear, and cleavage. And remember: “just because it zips doesn’t mean it fits.”

When I first picked up “Style Bible,” I figured it was just for college grads and workplace newbies. Otherwise, who doesn’t understand how to dress for success?

Then I started to think of all the Style Dont’s I know, and that made me a new convert to this book. Indeed, author Lauren A. Rothman makes it pretty simple to get your style on without making too many errors. She offers advice from the POV of an expert, but she keeps it light without beating readers over the head with mandates.

This book may not be the cure-all that some professionals could need, but it’s a great start. If you’re stymied by style or have no real feel for fashion, “Style Bible” will suit you just fine.

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