High tea and High fashion, always a good mix, especially when clubbed together with Vogue. This was Vogue’s first ever School of Style, a class on “how to dress for the workplace”. This event was a spin-off on their latest issues dedicated solely to the working woman. While speaking with Priya Tanna (Editor of Vogue,India). She brought up a very interesting phrase ,”don’t dress for the job you want, dress for the job you have; The job you want will follow.” Keeping this in mind, Archana Walavalkar (Junior Fashion Editor of Vogue, India) commenced her class. She took us through the essentials of what to wear, what to buy, and even how to dress your body type. For those of us who went to fashion school, this may not be new, however the majority of women who attended the class really needed this little Fashion 101. It was apparent in the ‘question’ segment that a lot of women may not actually know these basic tricks on how to dress. It was also very surprising that one of the major issues women face is ‘how to appear older’. Apparently women who look younger don’t get taken seriously as compared to those who look more mature. I wouldn’t dream of wanting to make myself look older, but was stunned to see the number of women who face this problem. Vogue’s school of style is the first of many to come, hopefully next time it’ll be a more interactive class where women will really get to immerse themselves in the world of fashion (maybe even try on some of those amazing clothes!?)
Fun Fact! The girls at Vogue are nothing like what the Devil wears Prada portrays them to be. Priya Tanna was very approachable, and loved imparting her knowledge on everything to do with fashion. Archana Walavalkar, was just a burst of energy and wanted to talk to everybody in her ‘class’. Next time you meet a girl from Vogue, don’t be quick to judge a book by it’s cover, there is no need to be intimidated!
By Sue Castellino for MissMalini
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