Secrets from Harper’s Bazaar’s Work the Look eventPosted on October 16, 2013 | by Se Won Park
For those struggling to find what to wear for an upcoming job or internship interview, Harper’s Bazaar’s Work the Look event offered fashion insight and secrets into impressing future employers. In a quaint and small room on the 44th floor of Hearst Tower that overlooked the bright lights of the city, this Oct. 11 event took place in association with Lancome, Jockey and Jones New York.
The room was soon filled with people, who were able to receive a complimentary makeover by makeup artists from Lancome. The Lancome artists used colors based on customers’ preferences, as well as colors that were trending, such as bright lip hues and dark and plum smoky eyeshadows. On the other side of the room, underwear line Jockey had its own products displayed at their booth. Past the makeup stations and booths, racks of clothing from Jones New York were arranged across the room, featuring business-appropriate clothing with a twist. Instead of the standard dark, neutral business suits, Jones New York embraced a more elegant feel while maintaining structure. Pops of reds and greens, as well as the occasional eye-catching print were defining characteristics of the line.
Amidst the crowd of fashion-loving attendees, celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson spoke about nailing an interview with your outfit. She started her panel speaking about the staple pieces in the Jones New York clothing line that would be easy to incorporate into work ensembles. She mentioned that these clothes were “classic and timeless, especially the blazer.”
Patrickson continued to give basic tips about how to dress up an interview outfit without looking unprofessional. She advised dressing up an outfit with cool statement necklaces and mentioned that a clutch can act as a statement piece as well.
Patrickson recommended that college students should dress professionally for an interview while also maintaining an age-appropriate and stylish feel. She suggested utilizing accessories without going overboard, stressing the importance of the sophisticated, simple and polished image. She also encouraged young women to put their hair in a ponytail and keep makeup simple.
“This was a really good opportunity, I am definitely glad that I came here,” LSP sophomore Alexis Yip said. “It’s something that not many people know about but you can build great networking in places like this.”
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