The Working Wardrobe At Henri Bendel

by Emma Klug | November 18th, 2014

On Thursday, November 6, The Working Wardrobe had the pleasure of holding a shopping event at the Henri Bendel in downtown Chicago. From complimentary champagne to an extremely generous discount of 25 percent, the event was a definite success. On top of getting to chat with friends and guests, we also enjoyed perusing the extremely… Read more…

Chicago Fashion Week 2014: Style Chicago Shopping Event

by Emma Klug | November 10th, 2014

Chicago Fashion Week 2014 came to an end on October 18 and 19 with a two day shopping extravaganza. Situated under two large stark white tents propped up at the Northern end of Millenium Park, local designers and artists set up booths to sell their merchandise. The shopping event, presented by stylechicago.com, was free admission… Read more…

Today’s Coveted Working Look: Cuyana Fall 2014 Collection

by Anne Dreshfield | October 8th, 2014

If there is anything I’ve come to love since working in San Francisco and the tech industry, it’s startups that are challenging the status quo, whether it’s in social networking, payments, education, and even fashion. A small company called Cuyana, whose office is just blocks from my office, is doing just that. Their tagline, Fewer,… Read more…

TJ Maxx Brings Affordability to Luxury

by Rachel Yeomans | September 10th, 2014
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It would be a special treat. A big day. Mom and I would drive the 60 miles to Appleton, Wisconsin to go to our one-stop shopping destination. TJ Maxx. We’d spend hours – sometimes close to an entire day. We would grab our shopping carts and divide and conquer. Several full shopping carts and trips… Read more…

Event: StyleChicago’s “Cruise in Style”

by Rachel Yeomans | August 17th, 2014

On Thursday, July 31st, StyleChicago.com hosted “Cruise in Style”: a two-and-a-half hour cruise on Lake Michigan from Navy Pier aboard the Odyssey.  The event included complimentary cocktail drinks from ABSOLUTE and PERONI, a buffet styled dinner and dessert, DJ and dancing, and fashion from J.TOOR and RICORSO. We sent our interns Jessica Braun Gervais and… Read more…

Isaac Mizrahi: Still Fashion’s Favorite

by Kate Jacobsen | February 11th, 2014

New York Fashion Week is now well under way but to kick off the festivities, I had the opportunity to listen to one of fashion’s most colorful and multi-faceted icons, Isaac Mizrahi, speak at 92Y. Mizrahi’s wit, candid humor and indelible charm captivated the audience. The designer sat down with Fern Mallis to give a recount… Read more…

Party Season: Top Themed Party Ideas

by Rachel Yeomans | May 13th, 2013

As spring finally makes an appearance and summer is just around the corner (hopefully), it’s the time of year when you are taking more vacation days due to the outdoor fêtes and weddings aplenty. Whether you’re the host or you’re helping to brainstorm ideas, organizing a themed party can be both fun and memorable. I… Read more…

Eugene is My Middle Name Launches at Scoop NYC

by Kate Jacobsen | October 31st, 2012

  Last Wednesday kicked off a week chock full of events, seminars and hours upon hours of work – both in retail and in the office – leaving almost zero time for writing. Catch-up begins now. To jumpstart my crazy week, I helped Scoop NYC and Laura Ellner of On The Racks celebrate the launch… Read more…

Iris Apfel Launches Extinctions at Henri Bendel and Chats with TheWorkingWardrobe

by Kate Jacobsen | October 29th, 2012

“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” This is one of my favorite fashion quotes by Edna Woolman Chase, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue from 1914 – 1952. My discovery of the quote prompted me to research Chase which led to my eventual intrigue with the woman. The fashion industry is at a crossroads: too many… Read more…

Personal Branding from Women in the Boardroom and Gurjot

by Rachel Yeomans | October 2nd, 2012

On Wednesday, September 19th, a group of professional women gathered in the Gurjot studio near Columbus Circle. As part of a Women in the Boardroom event, the woman behind the high end work wear line, Gurjot Sidhu, sat with Women in the Boardroom CEO and President, Sheila Ronning. They discussed style, professionalism, and what truly… Read more…