"Keep your limbs away from your body," says Deborah H. Gruenfeld, a social psychologist who teaches at Stanford University. ... Don't bother overexplaining yourself. Speak succinctly. Take ownership of the space around you, whether it's a boardroom or a cubicle. "Say to yourself: 'This is my room. This is my table. This is my audience.'" Most people, women especially, tend to underestimate their standing and worry about being pushy and bossy long before others perceive that to be the case.

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  • August 10, 2015
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Clothes have the power to define a person and a position, and though they are often seen as handicapping women in positions of authority, acting as a distraction from their achievements and substance, they can also be a strategic communication tool. One that is, ironically, more accessible to women than to men, who are stuck in a never-ending generic suit loop, forced to rely on the distinguishing characteristics of hair and tie color.

If in doubt, simply consider an exhibition that opened Wednesday in London at the Design Museum titled “Women Fashion Power.” It has little to do with fashion as trend-driven designer vision, makes no aesthetic judgments and shies away from “power dressing” in the 1980s-Joan Collins-“Working Girl”-big-shouldered sense of the word. Rather, it focuses on image and authority in the public eye.

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  • October 28, 2014
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Welcome to Loverly! We love fashion and entertainment. We're also classic movie buffs and Audrey Hepburn is our favorite actress. So we modeled "Liv," our logo in the little black dress, after Ms. Hepburn's famous dresses from "Breakfast At Tiffany's." By coincidence, she also starred in the movie musical "My Fair Lady," which features the song "Wouldn't It Be Loverly." So there you have it!

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