Gina Gaudet

I thought this week I would post a little teaser of the style guide I'm writing for our December issue. Since I have a little more time than usual to work on my stories, I ended up collecting a bit more material in my interviews than what's likely going to see print. I hate wasting good information, so I've picked one interview, of the many I really liked, which might not get the attention it deserves in the print version of the story, and presented it below in a Q and A format. Enjoy, and look for the full story this December!

Although wovens are the traditional choice, particularly for corporate apparel, pointing clients toward knits can increase the odds a promotion makes its way into a woman's everyday wardrobe. Since they have to be nipped and tucked all over to create a form-fitting silhouette, "The wovens are really tough," explained Gina Gaudet, director of design at Medford, Massachusetts-based Charles River Apparel. She suggested to look for a woman's polo that has darts at the bust and tapers in at the waist.

I love when body parts make a "comeback." Isn't it great? Like, no one had legs until shorts became popular again a couple years ago.

Go find a cardboard box. It can be square or rectangular. Then, grab a piece of paper (newspaper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, doesn’t matter). Wrap the box. Even those who, during the holiday wrapping bonanza, invariably find themselves covered in little scraps and pieces of tape—not to mention the proud giver of a misshapen, lumpy gift—will agree this is (conceptually) a fairly easy task.

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