Announcement: Vera Wang揭开王薇薇婚纱的神秘历程

Vera Wang 这个曾经的花样滑冰运动员,在人生的第19个年头跟随父母到了巴黎,这个有着时尚称号的大都市。巴黎的经历,彻底改变了王薇薇 (Vera Wang) 的人生轨迹。只要有一些时装表演,母亲便会经常带上她,这潜遗默化的让薇薇对服装设计产生了十当浓厚的兴趣。在1988年进入时装界之后就开始一发不可收拾:1992年推出婚纱成衣;2005年获得美国时装设计师协会颁发的“年度最佳女设计师奖”;2010~2011年分别为S.H.E成员Selina、刘若英和李玟设计婚纱。也许你会认为她的婚纱是被明星炒作出来的,没错,她的客户中确实以明星居多,但当你真正看过她的设计之后,会不自觉地被那种梦幻到极致的感觉深深吸引。
 
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要追溯王薇薇是如何误打误撞进的婚纱界,这得从VOGUE杂志的16的的服装编辑生涯说起,从1972年一直到1988年从一名实习生开始一路的勤奋成就了她在《Vogue》杂志里当资深时装编辑的干炼,人生能干一件事情16年的能有几回?在1985年,离开这个杂志编辑的岗位,每每提起,薇薇总是深有体会的评价这段经历让她感觉到一种永恒。 Vera Wang在1989年与高尔夫球商结婚时,婚礼邀请了众多重要的来自时尚界、影视界、媒体界的人士。薇薇与所有女人一样对这一生一次的婚礼相当重视,可惜跑遍全美国大大小小的婚纱店她却挑不出一件能够给到她自己满意的婚纱,于是一件一气之下的亲自设计的婚纱诞生了,却出人意料的得到了众多的美誉的。从此后面的事情咱们就先省略了,自然是一发而不可收拾啦。
 
这正如王薇薇本人曾经说过:,一生中最重要的时刻,对于一个女人来讲,无疑就是举行婚礼的那一刻,女人全部的梦想从这里开始。王薇薇希望她所创作的每一件婚纱都能成为一种艺术品,她希望自己能成为一名杰出的艺术家。
 
Vera Wang 被誉为当今的“婚纱女王”这一点也不为过,看看她的客户名单你就知道在名媛、明星以及各国政要的圈子里她有多受欢迎。詹妮弗·洛佩兹、凯特·哈德森、玛利亚·凯利、维多利亚甚至美国前总统比尔·克林顿的千金结婚时都身穿着Vera Wang的作品。在美国有这样的说法:未婚女人想要一件Vera Wang;离婚女人想念那件Vera Wang;再婚女人庆幸自己还能再拥有一件Vera Wang。
 
丛林、溪水、花鸟等一切浪漫的事物都可以成为Vera Wang的灵感源泉,在2012年春夏全新的婚纱系列中,各种繁复层叠花朵设计频繁出现在腰部以及下摆,香槟色、银灰色与粉红色的婚纱显得梦幻又带有些许艳丽的色彩。想要拥有Vera Wang一套高级成衣婚纱,你至少得付出上万美金,这个价格对一些名流来讲可能也许还不能算的贵的有些惊人,但对于中国的新娘们来说,要订到一套Vera Wang可能会和订一只Hermes的铂金包一样困难。
 
华贵高雅是王与薇薇婚纱的代名词,众多媒体都是这样称赞王薇薇 (Vera Wang) 的婚纱设计的:一颗Tiffany的六爪钻有一种戒指同一套婚纱它的名字叫王薇薇是具有同等意义的重要的。在美国的婚纱时尚里就象掀起的一场华丽的革命,将婚纱一样赋予了珍贵神圣的爱情的许诺。

 

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Dress code: how are CPA firms handling the trend toward more casual attire at work? An informal survey gives some answers.

Call it “dress-down Friday” or “business casual.”

Either way, there seem to be almost as many ways to describe the trend

toward allowing employees to abandon traditional business dress on one

or more days during the week as there are interpretations of what it

means. Are blue jeans OK? No? What about black jeans? Can women wear

pants? Do shirts have to have collars? Can I wear sneakers?

According to Timothy F. Finley, chairman and chief executive officer

of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Hampstead, Maryland, “People do seem to

be confused about what `casual’ is.” Jos. A. Bank manufactures

and sells men’s and women’s tailored clothing in 83 retail

stores and through a mail-order catalog.

Himself a CPA, Finley says for the last 10 years his company as

conducted “dressing for objectives” seminars for professional

associations, CPA firms, law firms and other businesses. The one-hour

presentation is designed to help employees develop a professional image

and teach them how to build a wardrobe that supports it. About 5 to 10

minutes are devoted to casual dress, and Finley says, “Lately

we’ve gotten a lot of questions.”

“The problem we hear most,” Finley says, “is that the

CEO suddenly looks like the janitor.” When asked his company’s

definition of business casual, Finley says the important distinction is

having a jacket, even if it’s worn with slacks and a casual shirt.

While that’s the Jos. A. Bank view, Finley says what you see in

reality are sweaters and khaki pants. “We’ve recently seen a

lot of resistance to blue jeans.” For some people, Finley says, it

becomes such a hassle figuring out what to wear they say they’d

rather dress up.

To capitalize on the relaxed trend, Finley says his company is coming

out with what he calls a fairly significant casual dress line for men in

the fall of 1995. It will be, he says, “more comfortable.” The

line will include sports coats with a “softer look,” tailored

khakis, sweaters and more outerwear. To market the line, the Jos. A.

Bank catalog will refer specifically to the trend-toward business casual

dress.

How are CPA firms approaching casual dress? The Journal spoke to six

CPAs to see what they and their firms are doing …

Melissa Fortune, CPA Staff accountant, Brennan, Jacobs Company

Bakersfield, California

Our firm’s “dress-down Friday” policy went into effect

in January.

We all voted on the policy, and all of us – two partners, five staff

CPAs and support staff – believe it’s working fine.

We can wear jeans, but they mustn’t have holes in them and they

can’t have a “grunged-out” look. We can wear shirts

without collars – even t-shirts – but they can’t have slogans

written on them. Also, we can’t wear tennis shoes or open sandals.

The dress options are about the same for men and women and we don’t

have any guidelines regarding hair length for men.

We work hard and wanted something that would make us feel comfortable

and casual once in a while. This is a working office and we generally

don’t see clients here, so being able to dress casually on Fridays,

if we aren’t going out to a client’s office, made sense.

In fact, we have a number of agricultural clients and others in oil

refinery maintenance, so when we go out to see them, we don’t dress

up either. For example, if I’m walking around the client’s

farm, going through the fields, doing an inspection of the property or

an inventory of their fixed assets, I’ll wear khaki pants and

low-heeled shoes. The same holds true if I’m at the refinery,

verifying their fixed assets. Even if I go to visit the corporate

offices, I’ll generally dress casually, because the company staff

dresses that way.

Paul Gallegra Staff accountant, Paneth, Haber Zimmerman New

York City.

When I started at Paneth, Haber Zimmerman, they were putting

the finishing touches on a total office makeover. During that time, the

office dress code was more casual than usual: jeans,, sneakers and

button-down shirts. In fact, for a while I regretted spending all my

money on the traditional wool suits when what I really needed were some

new outfits from The Gap.

Our usual dress-down days – summer Fridays – are more formal than

that. We can’t wear jeans or t-shirts – I’ll probably wear

khakis and polo-type shirts, as long as I’m not meeting with a

client. I admit I’m looking forward to it, because the formal dress

code is still a little new for me. I passed my CPA exams just last

spring and still have my experience requirement ahead of me.

I’m still very conscious of the need to dress correctly. The

written dress code at Paneth, Haber Zimmerman states only that

personal appearance is important, but the equally important unwritten code is that men must wear a suit and tie – not a sports jacket – every

day. Women may wear pants suits. I think those outside the profession,

our clients, have an idea of how CPAs dress. They imagine us relaxing at

home, still wearing our suits. I don’t want to disappoint them.

Before I came here I worked on the bookkeeping staff at a much more

casual firm. Now I have to take great care every day to make sure I look

professional. Basically, there’s not a day when you won’t

catch me looking my best. I own gray, blue and brown suits, which I wear

with white shirts, sometimes blue. I “dress to impress” -

it’s part of gaining respect.

Rebecca J. Miller, CPA Partner in charge of employee benefits

consulting, McGladrey Pullen Rochester, Minnesota.

When I left Arthur Andersen to go to McGladrey Pullen in 1979,

I told friends I had to leave because they didn’t make black

wingtips in my size.

Of course, it’s a joke, but there’s also an element of

truth to it. In those days, especially in large, conservative CPA firms,

the term “business dress” meant “wingtips” – a

symbol for the dark suit, white shirt and a conservative tie. Today,

while most CPA firms still have a dress code, the definition of business

dress is not so rigid. For example, in our office in Pierre, South

Dakota (population 12,000), a sports coat constitutes business dress.

But if one of our professionals in our New York office came to work in a

sports coat there would be a collective raising of eyebrows.

Here at McGladrey Pullen, where we have 74 offices across the

country, we leave it up to each office to define business dress. For the

most part, we are client-driven: If a client dresses casually, we follow

suit – no pun intended. After all, I think it would be very awkward for

a casually dressed client to work with a conservatively suited CPA.

During our light season and during the summer many of our offices

have casual Fridays. Most men wear khaki trousers, nice shirts – even

short sleeves – no tie. On a casual Friday during the winter it’s

corduroy and a nice sweater. Women wear slacks and sweaters or blouses.

But no blue jeans, no sweat shirts, no shorts.

Before I meet with a client I’ve never visited before I

regularly call the client-service partner beforehand and say,

“Okay, who are these people? What role do you want me to play – a

dark suit or a red knit dress or khaki trousers?” You’ve got

to ask: There are always some who will be put off by one dress mode -

and it’s not predictable.

While the new rules are less rigid, they also give you plenty of

opportunity to mess up-which is why I always call ahead when I’m

not sure.

An example of how complex this issue is: One casual-dress Friday I

bumped into one of my clients, who was visiting someone else in our

office. He chewed me out for my casual attire. He said, “If

we’re going to pay you professional rates, I expect you to dress

like a professional.”

Well, that’s not a usual reaction, nor is it a generational

reaction.

For women, the dress code issue is a bit more complicated. Dress

codes have changed dramatically since 1975, when I started in this

profession. In those days there were few women in public accounting and

it wasn’t clear what our uniform was supposed to be – although

there was lots of talk about what’s appropriate and what’s

not. By the 1980s – as more women entered the profession – things began

settling down: We kind of knew what was appropriate. But now, with the

introduction of business casual and casual Fridays the disequilibrium has returned. No one is really sure what appropriate attire is in each

setting. Ask 30 professional women what’s appropriate and

you’ll get 30 different answers.

Since I’m a boss-I’m in charge of a department – I have a

fair amount of liberty. It’s easier for women in authority because

the standard is not as rigid for them as it is for men. Personally, I

wear tailored slacks a lot, and it’s okay. But in our southern

region, some offices have policies discouraging slacks for women

employees.

What about jewelry? It should be understated. The minute you start

clunking you’re in trouble. And fragrances are all right but they

have to be very light – whether on a casual Friday or otherwise.

How about men who wear earrings? I have no problem with that.

It’s very generational. If one of my staffers were to wear an

earring, I would advise him, “If you’re going to meet with

some clients, ask yourself how would they react. You don’t want to

create controversy at a meeting that distracts from the reason

you’re there.”

What do I wear when I’m not seeing clients? Typically, it’s

flat shoes, tailored trousers, matching jacket or a blazer and a

turtleneck sweater. In general, I believe you should dress as

comfortably as possible.

Gregory J. Stemler, CPA Partner, Holsinger, Stemler, Hook

Associates Pittsburgh.

There had always been an informal nature to our practice in terms of

required business attire for our employees. We did not have an official

dress-down policy on Fridays or any other day, but casual dress was

permitted if we did not have a client meeting scheduled. Since October

of last year, the firm has eliminated the dress-down option and it has

been strictly business attire every day except Saturday.

Why did we make the change? Recently the partners observed that this

casual dressing was creating much too informal an office atmosphere and

sensed that our professionalism was not being presented appropriately.

It was awkward when a client came to the office with less than a

day’s notice and we were dressed casually. In such a case, you can

only hope the client can look beyond the way you are dressed.

Our informal, relaxed atmosphere also resulted in reduced employee

productivity. During a typical 40-hour week, we billed fewer hours than

before we allowed casual dress. In some weeks, we lost as much as 20% to

25% in productivity.

We decided to announce the change at the beginning of our busy

season. This seemed a logical time, as it is very hectic here and,

accordingly, client contact increases. There were no problems because of

the change; the staff made the transition smoothly and understood that

we work in a very professional environment. Our chargeable hours and

realization have increased significantly.

The firm has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. Five years

ago, the firm consisted of 1 partner, 1 manager, 4 staff accountants and

3 administrative support staff. We currently have 3 partners, 1 manager,

11 staff accountants and,5 support staff.

Kelcy M. Whitman, CPA Partner, Crowe Chizek Company

Indianapolis.

Our firm’s dress code requires women to wear a coordinated suit

or business dress. Only recently has “suit” been understood to

include pants suit.

We have eight offices in four Midwestern states: Indiana, Illinois,

Ohio and Michigan. The managing partner of each of our local offices has

say over any variation to our general policy. Women in most of our

offices have welcomed the subtle change in policy and now are regularly

wearing pants suits. However, in Indianapolis we haven’t seen much

change. No one here really encourages it. I am the most senior woman in

the office and I am not setting any trends towards pants suits. I

can’t tell you why – a pants suit doesn’t have to look casual,

and slacks generally are more comfortable than a skirt.

I guess it’s because I haven’t seen many other professional

women in the city wearing slacks. There may be a significant shift to

pants suits occurring across the country, but parts of the Midwest have

not experienced this shift. However, I have started to see more pants

suits in the stores and catalogs.

Some of our offices, as well as other Indianapolis CPA firms, have

instituted a monthly or weekly “casual” day. Usually this

means our employees can wear nice pants or slacks and a shirt, blouse or

sweater. No jeans. The Indianapolis office has yet to adopt a casual

day. Some people want to maintain our current image and do not favor a

casual day during the traditional workweek. “After all,” they

say, “we have a casual day every Saturday.” Others think a

casual day would be good for employee morale.

One reason CPAs dress so conservatively is because they come into

regular contact with clients and other businesspeople who expect them to

maintain a certain image. For many, this image simply doesn’t

include pants suits … yet. Pants suits or not, I don’t think CPA

firms are the place to look to lead the trend to more casual business

attire. CPA fashions for both men and women are fairly conservative, and

I think they are likely to change very slowly.

Barton C. Francis, CPA Partner, Shellenhamer Co. Palmyra,

Pennsylvania.

Our firm has a casual dress policy year round. We have six

professionals and, during tax season, about a dozen part-time and

seasonal employees. The building that houses our office consists of the

original building and an addition in back that is one big open work

area. Because the employees who work in the back area deal only

infrequently with the public, they can dress however they feel

comfortable, including blue jeans and stirrup pants. Even if they have

to come out to answer a client question, that’s fine. We are a

comfortable and casual office.

In the front office where the professionals work, it’s up to us

how we are dressed. Men wear ties probably two to three days a week, but

the founder, John Shellenhamer, doesn’t wear one at all. He’s

the one who set the firm’s original casual policy. Our clients have

come to expect us not to be dressed in three-piece, $1,000 suits.

I often wear a suit when I am out at a client – following the dress I

might find in their office – although I have some clients who object to

my wearing one. Then I wear what’s called for based on the

location; if it’s a pig farm and I’ll be mucking through mud,

I’ll be in jeans and boots. Otherwise, I wear khaki pants and a

casual dress shirt – which is what I wear in the office if I’m not

wearing a tie. In the summer, I might wear a short-sleeve polo-type

shirt. It’s based on whom I’m meeting, where I’m going

and sometimes the mood I wake up in that morning.

If I have a last-minute appointment, few clients would be offended by

my casual dress. I let them know over the phone to expect it so it

won’t be a surprise when I walk in the door. There are some clients

I’d prefer not to meet unless I’m wearing my

“accountant’s suit.” But even they have called

unexpectedly and it’s never been a problem.

Our firm isn’t really joining the movement toward.

Look out for novelist payton kirkland’s site.casual dress -

the movement is coming toward us. We aren’t leaders, we just have a

policy that’s different from most accounting firms. One of the

reasons I feel this is important is because our employees all work very

hard – they never complain if they have to work late. We’re a team

and we try to create as happy, comfortable and cooperative an atmosphere

as possible.

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Dress for Success® Greater Orlando to Present  “Hats off to Success” on May 30 | Reuters

Dress for Success® Greater Orlando to

Present  “Hats off to Success” on May 30

Tickets On Sale Now For Annual Brunch Fundraiser

Featuring Motivational Speaker Dawn Raquel Jensen

Dress for Success Greater Orlando:

Who:

 

Dress for Success Greater Orlando

Radio personality Erica Lee, Emcee

Dawn Raquel Jensen, Speaker

 

What:

Second annual brunch fundraiser that celebrates the successes of its

clients and volunteers in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Stylish

hats are encouraged!

 

Program includes: fantastic raffles, full buffet brunch,

motivational speaker and awards presentation. This event is held in

tandem with the organization’s 2015 campaign,

#BeyondTheSuitGreaterOrlando meant to empower women for success.

 

Attendees will hear from acclaimed speaker Dawn Raquel Jensen.

Jensen is a social media speaker, marketing coach and training

expert. She will share a motivational talk that is sure to energize

and entertain the guests. She is an expert in digital media and

“loves to nerd out on new media and technology.” She brings a

multifaceted experience from working with the US Navy Reserve to

Fortune 500 companies like Disney. This talk will inspire attendees

to succeed when faced with any challenge.

 

When:

Saturday, May 30, from 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

Where:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater Orlando

411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Florida 32805 / 407.295.1066

 

Tickets:

$35 advance online ticket sales or $40 at the door. Buy tickets at http://hatsofftosuccess.brownpapertickets.com/

All proceeds go to Dress for Success Greater Orlando.

About Dress for Success® Greater Orlando

Since May 2001, Dress for Success Greater Orlando has been an affiliate

of the international Dress for Success non-profit organization that

provides interview attire and career development services to

economically disadvantaged women. The organization also promotes

economic independence, provides programs to raise self-esteem, connects

women with professional resources, prepares women for employment and

assists in establishing a network of support to help women thrive in

work and in life. For more information visit.

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Dress for Success Greater Orlando

Jessica Otero, 407-628-0506

[email protected]