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Tory Hoen

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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.

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, 2019

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.

Ampersand Woman: Danielle Vincent of KIMIKO

December 02, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Danielle Vincent of KIMIKO

A beauty entrepreneur on building her brand.

Maternity Work Style: How Maura Kutner Walters Mastered Her Pregnancy

November 12, 2015

Maternity Work Style: How Maura Kutner Walters Mastered Her Pregnancy

How to dress for the office when there’s another human inside of you.

Ampersand Woman: Entrepreneur Chris Staffel

November 11, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Entrepreneur Chris Staffel

On risk-taking, IPOs, and how practice can pay off in the most unexpected ways.

Ampersand Woman: CEO Alexandra Lebenthal

October 21, 2015

Ampersand Woman: CEO Alexandra Lebenthal

A Wall Street power player talks daily routines, the evolution of women’s workwear, and the principles she learned from her mentor.

Ampersand Woman: Artist Alexandra Posen

August 26, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Artist Alexandra Posen

A multi-talented creative on liminality, silk chiffon, and spelunking.

Ampersand Woman: Actress and Director Nana Mensah

August 19, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Actress and Director Nana Mensah

A rising star talks goal-setting, movie-making, and dying at Meryl Streep’s feet.

Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move

August 18, 2015

Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move

Ever dreamed of trading your cubicle for a Parisian pied-à-terre?

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

July 30, 2015

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

A JCPenney employee was sent home for wearing short-shorts from the store’s “Career” section. What’s wrong with this picture?

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