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Tory Hoen

Posts by Tory Hoen

Tory Hoen is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and brand strategist. She spent five years as the Creative Director of Brand at MM.LaFleur (where she founded The M Dash!) and has written for New York Magazine, Fortune, Bon Appétit, and Condé Nast Traveler.

My Mom Taught Me How to Dress (It Just Took Me a While to Realize It)

May 13, 2018

My Mom Taught Me How to Dress (It Just Took Me a While to Realize It)

She will be shocked to hear this, but my mother is my style icon. (She probably just spat out her chardonnay.)

Meet the Leading Ladies of Our Summer Collection

April 12, 2018

Meet the Leading Ladies of Our Summer Collection

Meet four incredible (fictional) women of purpose.

The Power of Dressing Up in a Dressed-down World

February 06, 2018

The Power of Dressing Up in a Dressed-down World

Our brand director Tory explains why dressing up is the new dressing down.

Impressive Dressumé: 6 Work Dresses with Their Career Highlights

January 18, 2018

Impressive Dressumé: 6 Work Dresses with Their Career Highlights

In honor of our fifth anniversary, we’re going back to our roots and revamping a few of our original styles.

Starting a Work Wardrobe: Olympian Maya DiRado Gears Up for Her First Office Job

March 10, 2017

Starting a Work Wardrobe: Olympian Maya DiRado Gears Up for Her First Office Job

Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado gears up for her first office job.

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sexuality & Stigma

October 29, 2016

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sexuality & Stigma

Dr. Sheypuk talks style, stereotypes, and Tinder weirdos.

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

October 21, 2016

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

How to survive—and thrive—in the financial services industry.

Here’s Jonny! And His Alter Ego Shimmer

August 13, 2016

Here’s Jonny! And His Alter Ego Shimmer

The party doesn’t start until Shimmer arrives. Meet our resident drag queen (who also happens to be our Inventory Control & Quality Assurance Analyst).

The Unexpected Hero of My Wardrobe: The Oversized Blazer

July 16, 2016

The Unexpected Hero of My Wardrobe: The Oversized Blazer

Cool, slouchy, versatile. The epitome of ‘90s nonchalance is reincarnated 20 years after its heyday.

Talking Tampons and Transparency with the Founders of LOLA

June 19, 2016

Talking Tampons and Transparency with the Founders of LOLA

LOLA has quickly become the cool girl’s tampon of choice. Here’s why.

Women’s Workwear: The End of the Office Dress Code?

May 25, 2016

Women’s Workwear: The End of the Office Dress Code?

It’s time to deepen the cultural conversation about workwear so that we can, once and for all, shift the focus from women’s bodies to their brains, both in the office and beyond.

The Going-out Top: A Modern Phenomenon

May 21, 2016

The Going-out Top: A Modern Phenomenon

Remember the top that you shared with your entire friend group in college? Of course you do.

Maureen Sherry’s “Opening Belle” Examines Wall Street from a Woman’s Perspective

April 30, 2016

Maureen Sherry’s “Opening Belle” Examines Wall Street from a Woman’s Perspective

From astronomical year-end bonuses to butt-grabbing co-workers, a woman on Wall Street tells her story.

The Samantha Stories: An Epic Tale by MM.LaFleur

April 26, 2016

The Samantha Stories: An Epic Tale by MM.LaFleur

Mansplainers. Lunch ruts. That feeling of being “unsuitable.” Samantha weathers it all with enviable style.

Lou Doillon Takes the Stage

April 23, 2016

Lou Doillon Takes the Stage

Actress. Model. Singer. It girl. Lou Doillon is impossible to pin down, but is thoroughly (and thoughtfully) enjoying the ride.

Ampersand Women: How the Founders of Fairygodboss Are Making Workplaces More Female-friendly

April 02, 2016

Ampersand Women: How the Founders of Fairygodboss Are Making Workplaces More Female-friendly

When you’re interviewing for a job, there are certain questions you’re expected to ask. And then there’s the stuff you REALLY want to know, but can’t ask outright. For those questions, there’s Fairygodboss.

#inmyMM with Lawyer Bridget Kane & Longtime MM Customer

March 22, 2016

#inmyMM with Lawyer Bridget Kane & Longtime MM Customer

We met up with lawyer (and longtime MM customer) Bridget Kane to talk workday rituals, her weekly uniform, and her favorite stress-relieving strategy.

A List of 25 (Aspirational) Things You Should Have By Age 30

March 04, 2016

A List of 25 (Aspirational) Things You Should Have By Age 30

Because you need a real bed, a nice coat, and a go-to karaoke song.

How to Wear Navy and Black Together: 5 Chic Looks for Work

February 17, 2016

How to Wear Navy and Black Together: 5 Chic Looks for Work

Embrace the darkness.

Start the New Year with Advice from Writer Paul Bowles

January 12, 2016

Start the New Year with Advice from Writer Paul Bowles

“And yet it all seems limitless.”

Ampersand Women: Entrepreneurs Samira Panah & Hitha Palepu

December 20, 2015

Ampersand Women: Entrepreneurs Samira Panah & Hitha Palepu

Meet the entrepreneurs behind charitable giving platform Bridge2Act.

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