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Welcome to the new Working It column where Racked takes street style to the next level—the office. The litmus test of a true fashionista is how she (or he) rocks her style on any old day to work. Forget the pedestrian khakis and a button downs—these fashionable professionals take the office dress code to a whole other dimension. Quick, somebody call HR!
This week's stop, New York's Meatpacking District offices of lifestyle conglomerate EMM Group. Think of these women as the gatekeepers to Manhattan's hottest nightlife—EMM Group has thrown fashion week parties for Diane Von Furstenberg, Erin Fetherson, Charlotte Ronson, and Rag & Bone as well as produced the John Varvatos 10-year anniversary event and BCBG's fashion week VIP dinner.
All photos by Anna Fischer for Racked.com
Rochelle Hardman, Manager at SL: "Just have fun. I really just like to have fun. Start with one thing and you work from there and?you know, what you wear on the outside is how you feel on the inside."
Rochelle is wearing nearly all-vintage: a men's tuxedo shirt of forgotten origin, a vintage vest from Reminiscence, pants from a shop in Texas, a dress belt repurposed as a tie, her great grandmother's jeweled broach and her mom's ring. Her fabulous fur wrap is from her great-grandmother. The only non-vintage is her watch is by Fossil and her wedges from Dolce Vita.
Logan Rich, Director of Events & Public Relations, EMM Group: "I love to accumulate amazing statement pieces that are both dramatic and tasteful. Different isn't always better so I really look for things I'm drawn to where that voice inside me screams 'I have to have it!' and then I pair those things with wardrobe staples that fit, flatter and function the way I need them to for work."
Logan is wearing a black boat-neck top from Intermix, leggings from Cass & Co Luxury Shapewear and boots by Tory Burch. Her outfit is accessorized with a vintage belt from Urban Outfitters, mom's onyx and diamond cocktail ring—"It was a favorite from my mom's art deco years that I had fixed up when the onyx broke," she says—and Chanel purse.
Jessica Goltche, Vice President of Member Experiences, Four Hundred: "My surroundings, working downtown, living in the West Village...You draw inspiration all around you and somehow from that your own style seems to evolve. "
Jessica is wearing an Anthropology Cartonnier blazer, a Society of LES shirt from 25 Park, J Brand skinny jeans from Intermix and Joie lace-up booties also from Intermix. She accessorized the look with a Michelle watch, a vintage gold coin ring from her grandmother, a white studded Gili bracelet and a key necklace from Zachary's Smile.