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The Language of Fashion

The Language of Fashion

Update: 2020-08-03


Fashion and Communication

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Michelle Washington to discuss how women’s fashion and style decisions influence the way we’re perceived in the world. Michelle advises us through attainable decisions we can make as women to look and feel our best without breaking the bank. From using color and shapes to convey sophistication to shopping mindfully for a lasting wardrobe, Michelle brings out the inner fashionista in all of us to walk our professional runway.

Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Michelle Washington

Michelle Washington is a TV style expert, fashion stylist and GQ Insider who excels at styling for men and women. With over 20 years of experience in NYC, LA, Europe, and Asia, Michelle focuses on being creative, clever, and resourceful when seeking out the hottest styles. She is currently represented by All American Entertainment in Austin, Texas where she styles for magazines, TV personalities and celebrities needing her amazing vision for a unique look.


Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  

  • Communication through clothing 2:00  
  • Using color to your advantage 9:00
  • Grooming gap challenges 12:00  
  • How fashion expectations widen the pay gap 15:13  
  • Building a professional wardrobe 20:45  
  • Sustainable clothing 22:35
  • Styling ourselves 26:20  
  • Baseline wardrobe resources 28:00
  • Femme fact: Malala Yousafzai 31:00

Resources mentioned in this episode:  

Link to show transcript here.

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Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Dress w/o Stress | Molly Moran” 

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The Language of Fashion

The Language of Fashion