I recently gave a presentation on creating Desk-to-Drink chic ensembles which need to be formal enough for work but stylish enough for afterwork play.
Today’s BusiChic is a perfect example of this type of dressing in a Business Casual dress code. She wears a corduroy blazer with a leather skirt in a classic pencil shape which creates formality and polish however its these same fabrics that make them a bit more casual; hence why I’ve classified them as Business Casual rather than Contemporary Business Wear. Those in more formal workplaces should follow the silhouette (i.e. seek out fashionably tailored blazers and pencil skirts) albeit in more formal fabrics.
I photographed Sha at the launch of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition now on at NGV Melbourne until February 2015. See the photos for more work wear inspiration:
5 minutes with Sha Anderson of Le Style
- How do you describe your job and industry?
My job as a chief editor and event producer is amazing and rewarding. I would describe my (French luxury) industry as digitally influenced and evolving in today’s advanced society and lifestyle. Brands are able to connect directly to customers from around the globe within minutes in becoming better people and community of that field.
- Your favourite labels for work attire?
Calvin Klein, Zara International and Maison Martin Margiela.
- Your tips for creating an office-to-event chic outfit?
Wear Dragon Girl lipstick by NARS with a black outfit. You’re ready to go anytime.
- Any no-nos for High Tea attire?
The attire for a high tea is for the dresses and skirts to flow. It is a time of indulgence and happiness in celebration with tea and divine food. However one can be dressed in a smart pant suit for a high tea event with a chignon and fresh face look which is just as welcoming.