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Welcome to a special Weddings Week edition of Working It, 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!
All photos of Magnaghi by Anna Fischer for Racked.com
Today's stop: The New York office of The Aisle, which is an invitation only site of designer clothing and accessories dedicated specifically to the bridal/wedding market, of course at exclusive insider prices. We caught up with W magazine alum Brooke Magnaghi, who is now the jewelry and accessories director at The Aisle.
Magnaghi, who is five months pregnant and getting married in July, describes her office style as, "deconstructed chic, but honestly anything that fits me these days." She is wearing a Yigal Azrouel t-shirt and skirt, Christian Louboutin shoes, Ranjana Khan necklace, Janis Savitt bracelet, and a Movado Datron watch.
Racked: When is the best time to get fitted for the wedding dress?
Brooke Magnaghi: Everyone is different but I do recommend going out to stores and trying on a range of silhouettes once you start showing to get a sense of what shape might work best for your body. We will just keep getting bigger! So the more forgiving the fabric and the design, the better. Don’t try to force a silhouette that you may love, but isn’t working with your changing body. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable on the big day! Be open and embrace the bump!
Racked: Do you know which designer or which style of dress you will be wearing?
Brooke Magnaghi: I am a lucky girl to have the role I do at The Aisle. I literally have a closet of beautiful gowns to choose from, so I’m blessed with the luxury of time. That said, I have my eye on a couple of dresses from Alberta Ferretti, Lela Rose, and Elizabeth Fillmore.
Racked: What will you be toasting with on the day of the wedding?
Magnaghi: I’m not one to deny myself a precious sip of the bubbly, but I will probably downgrade from there to some imported NA beer and some virgin margaritas—woohoo! But who am I kidding—definitely plenty of water.
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