Work It! Workplace Wisdom From Fashion’s Power Players

Work It


From Tory Burch to Alison Loehnis, president of Net-a-Porter, here are fashion’s power women’s two cents on what to wear and how to act in the workplace, and we’d all be wise to heed them! See the rest of the story in The Edit



AERIN LAUDER, founder of Aerin
My grandmother, Estée Lauder, was legendary for her words of wisdom, or ‘Estée-isms’ as we call them. She said: ‘Trust your instincts, acknowledge your mistakes, and give credit where credit is due.’”

Work It! Workplace Wisdom From Fashion's Power Players

JENNIFER MEYER, jewelry designer
“I didn’t come from a design or business background; I taught myself and asked for advice. My dad always says: ‘Assumption is the mother of all f*** ups.’ Assume nothing and do your job better than you imagined.”


TORY BURCH, fashion designer
“The best advice came from my parents, who told me to think of any negativity as noise. My office look is a perfect suit, a pair of heels and bold jewelry. A great outfit never hurts, but great work is key.”

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SARAH DOUKAS, founder of Storm Model Management (and the agent who discovered Kate Moss)
“I’ve learnt to be okay with the fact that I’m only human and I can’t do everything. Feeling guilty is a waste of energy. At work, I like to dress well and then forget about what I’m wearing. I love Céline’s tailored pants and Equipment shirts.”


“When it comes to criticism, I listen, digest and understand the critic’s point of view, then try to extract the positive. My workwear secrets are my closet full of Frame Denim jeans, Givenchy sandals and Saint Laurent jackets, and to always wear shoes I can walk in!”

This story was originally published by Net-a-Porter’s The Edit