TheWorkingWardrobe.com is a series of publications for the working man and the working woman – and their fashions. Brought to you through the annual print magazine TheWorkingWardrobe.Print, the quarterly digital magazine TheWorkingWardrobe.Digital, and the daily blog TheWorkingWardrobe.com. You will read about styles and accessories for the office, how-to’s, inspiration from what others wear to work, and finally how to put outfits together that are not only appropriate for the workplace, but also complement your own personality. We don’t believe that work clothing should be cookie cutter and conservative. Here at TheWorkingWardrobe, we help you put that bit of fun into your work wardrobe. Thank you for supporting our publications; and we look forward to working with you!
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MEET OUR TEAM
RACHEL YEOMANS – Publisher / Editor-in-Chief
Rachel Yeomans, founder of TheWorkingWardrobe, has coveted fashion since her first magazine purchase. Through six years of working within the corporate world at McGraw-Hill Publishing, she found herself constantly pondering how her business fashions could pull off a sense of style. Holding a degree in Magazine Journalism from Columbia College Chicago, she decided to take her love of fashion to the workplace, and see if her working wardrobe – while continuing to work for her – could work for others.
TheWorkingWardrobe.com was launched in 2009 as a fashion blog, which led her to several exciting endeavors and partnerships, including launching the successful podcast SpeakingOfFashion in 2010. During that time, Rachel was recruited to work as the Social Media Manager for the fashion and apparel businesses within Sears Holdings Corp. In 2010, TheWorkingWardrobe was ranked #4 in a list of the top 20 fashion blogs to follow by professional women, and was listed as one of the top 10 Chicago blogs by Social.yte in 2012. That same year, Rachel launched TheWorkingWardrobe.Print and TheWorkingWardrobe.Digital to complete the magazine suite of TheWorkingWardrobe. Based in New York, Rachel consults companies and individuals on using social media for business through the boutique agency, Astek. She also continues to write, podcast, teach, tweet, and keep coming up with crazy ideas. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/RachelYeomans.
ALAN NEFF – Magazine Managing Editor / Blog Contributing Writer
Alan Neff has been dressing for the workplace for more than 20 years and hasn’t embarrassed his employers to date. So far as he knows. He’s married to an accomplished playwright-director and the father of two sons. By day, he’s a local-government lawyer, but he’s also a minor American novelist (one published so far – a near-death experience), occasional mercenary op-ed contributor, and former performance “poet.” He has written a play called “Observer Effect,” which is circulating among theaters (not unlike a stray clot in a sclerotic bloodstream), and has other writing projects in train. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter.
KATE JACOBSEN – PR Manager / Contributing Writer
Jennifer Liu is a New York City-based photographer who specializes in outdoor portraits. She lives on the Upper West Side and particularly enjoys shooting street style fashion photography. Growing up in Southern California, her own wardrobe consisted primarily of surfer tees and flip-flops. However, after moving to New York, she exchanged her year-round beach-bum look for trendy suits and sensible pumps, quickly becoming obsessed with fashion. She has honed a knack for fusing high fashion and casual pieces that create easy day-to-night looks. Like her own blended style, her pictures aim to highlight a model’s personal style and beauty against the backdrop of familiar New York settings. She works closely with her models to create shots that capture artistic elements of both fashion and photography. For more information about Jennifer’s photography, you can visit her site at http://jenniferliuphotography.com.
MATTHEW WON PIKER – Contributing Writer
Matthew is the Founder and Design Director of Paris-based design agency Majeur Won, a consortium of designers specializing in the fields of schematic architectural design, graphics, event production, installations, communications, and brand identity.
After graduating at the top of his class from both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Cincinnati in architecture, Matthew moved to Paris in 2010 hoping to learn the language and immerse himself in French culture. Along the way he has contributed to many creative endeavors in the fields of architecture, furniture design, fashion, and public relations with projects for Disney, General Growth Properties, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and the city of Paris. His love of design stems from a desire to actively better the lives of individuals and society. Although he happily resides in France, he often longs for American movie theater popcorn.
Jenn Bussell’s mission is to make you look and feel fabulous. As the owner of Wardrobe 180° – a fashion styling and personal branding firm – Jenn takes image-making for men and women to a new level, working with them to create truly ownable individual styles and brands that each client experiences from the outside…in.
In addition to working with personal clients in the U.S. and Europe, Jenn has styled talent for the 48-Hour Film Project, American Red Cross, Glamour™ Magazine, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Portland Fashion Week, and Next Model Management. In her spare time Jenn has served as a volunteer & speaker with Dress for Success Worldwide, and a contributor to the washingtonexaminer.com. After living in Boston, NYC, and Washington, DC Jenn now calls Chicago home. Learn more about Jenn and Wardrobe 180° by visiting www.wardrobe180.com.
GLORIA ISELI – Contributing Writer
Gloria Iseli’s first foray into fashion was as a costume designer at the performing arts high school she attended in Louisville, KY. She moved on from costuming, but through that experience she gained an enthusiasm for the art of garment making. An avid seamstress, Gloria has been known to scour thrifts stores looking for clothes that she could Frankenstein into a brand new outfit. Gloria attended the Theatre School at DePaul University and worked professionally as a Stagehand and Assistant Director in many Chicago theaters. She learned how to incorporate style into a wardrobe that took a lot of abuse crawling around dark and forgotten corners of many ancient stages.
Embarking on a new career path, Gloria is a recent transplant to Los Angeles where she is a screenwriter and works with Fielding Publishing. Eager to finally start building a new working wardrobe, she is ready to explore all that LA fashion has to offer. Gloria is excited to share all her amazing finds with TheWorkingWardrobe.
LINDA CASSADY - Illustrator
Linda Cassady is a Chicago-based illustrator who has spent a lifetime noticing, and believes everything has the ability to be great, given the right attention. She bring this need to “make it better” to every project or idea. You can see her other work at www.lindacassady.net.
JEANNETTE ARROWOOD - Contributing Writer
Jeannette Arrowood, aka @nettaP, is a Writer, Video Host, and Social Media Strategist. She lives in Brooklyn with her techno-savvy, artistically talented boyfriend, 2 dogs, and an abundance of clothing, books, and ever-multiplying cookware. She blogs about plus size fashion and fitness at xoxonettaP.com, and she is the Director of Possibilities at Pleased Productions.
JESSICA WURM – Contributing Writer
Jessica is a Denver-based young professional and blooming fashion blogger. After growing up in a small mountain town, it was when she studied abroad in Rome, Italy, that she first fell in love with fashion. The chic style of the European city inspired her to upgrade her All-American, jeans and t-shirt wardrobe to a new fabulous collection. Jessica now enjoys following the latest trends and finding a way to make them her own. In addition to her contribution to The Working Wardrobe, Jessica also writes for the local Denver fashion editorial, 303 Magazine.
KAITLIN CHAD – Contributing Writer
Kaitlin is a Denver based fashion blogger originally from Dallas Texas. Growing up in one of the most influential cities in fashion and around the corner from her favorite store, Nieman Marcus she discovered her love for fashion. Graduating with a Fashion Merchandising degree Kaitlin worked with boutiques and local fashion designers to further her knowledge of fashion. In addition to her contribution to The Working Wardrobe, Kaitlin also writes for the local Denver fashion editorial, 303 Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @kaitchad and on Instagram @kaitleachad.
ANNE DRESHFIELD – Contributing Writer
Anne is a senior at Scripps College in sunny Claremont, California, where you can find her either at the mall or at the barn (seriously!). She self-designed her major, Creative Writing for Contemporary Media, to satisfy her love for both writing and digital media studies, and is writing her senior thesis on the effect the Internet has had on creative writing. Between school years, Anne has interned at several start-ups, and is always on the hunt for exciting writing challenges. In her downtime, you can often find her browsing fashion and makeup blogs for hours, on the hunt for preppy, classic clothing that won’t break the bank! Find her on Twitter, or on her blog, annedreshfield.com.
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Thank you to the following individuals who contributed to my Kickstarter campaign to launch my website and print my magazine, TheWorkingWardrobe.Print. My business wouldn’t be here without your support.
Ryan M. Beshel; Melda Uzun; Alice Nin; Soo Jin Clark; Benedict Wong; Karen Donahue; Jane Meilahn; Abby Yeomans; Mark Duffy; James & Lauren Swindler; Andy Swindler; Sami Ari; Beth Wolf; Monica Barnett; Maria Dietrich; Virginia Haley; Kristen Pettis; Christina Georgi; Adam & Nicky Yeomans; Renita Manley; Tessa Auza; Heather S. Sutherland; Tim McDonald; Kirk Smith; Wendy Widom; Anne Lentino; Sara Gorsky; Kelly Lux; Felicia Mariana; Roy Yeomans & Geneva Butler; Alexis Booth & Geoff Mlinarcik; Jennifer Cusack; Steven & Brigid Yeomans; Margy Sweeney and to all the others who chose to remain anonymous in this posting. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.