Friday, 7 September 2007

Dress Code

Some of us have to adhere to a specific dress code at work but I am lucky and work in an environment where I can wear just about anything to work that I chose ... and unfortunately some people seem to take that a small step too far.

This morning I saw a gentleman standing in the reception of our office wearing (I am not joking) purple trousers, pink shirt, yellow tie and white trainers. He had carefully styled black hair and was wearing a pair of wire framed glasses. Now is there some sort of fashion memo that I missed out on where you're supposed to wear clashing colours or does he not have a mirror available? On my way from the tube I saw an absolutely beautiful woman looking as if she had just stepped out of a Moulin Rouge show; not if she hadn't been carrying a briefcase I might of thought she actually had ... J and I were having lunch last week and we actually saw a girl wearing a pair of trousers that could have been easily been mugged from Aladdin.

This appears to be the difference between the Production team and the Creative team; looking at my office this morning all of the Production staff are wearing no nonsense jeans and tops or skirts and tops with perhaps a couple of necklaces thrown in for good measure BUT the creatives!!! It is like cat walk high fashion going on. Are they competing? It's like their some sort of multi coloured peacocks strutting their stuff ... *sigh*

Miss M is glad that she is a Production team member, my version of getting dressed for work in the morning is to pull something from my wardrobe; sniff to make sure it is clean, eye herself in the mirror to make sure it is vaguely matching and then throw on some mascara and stumble at the door.

I think I missed the fashion memo growing up ....

9 comments:

Mrs said...

We used to have one particularly eccentrically dressed person here. She's gone to work at Toby's office though...hee hee

The Divine Miss M said...

Hehehehe ;)

Honestly though, I'm scared of what some people wear!

TBHanks said...

Ja, ja. She's insane when it comes to dressing. One day she does the "domestic worker" look (seriously); the next she's a high-class hooker; on another she's Ballgown delights and yet another she's bag lady with long lashes. I can't keep up most of the time!

Datura said...

My former boss used to wear short sleeved lumberjack shirts and tiny tiny denim shorts to work. And he's straight.

My current boss is a great dresser, but he's always about 100 times more formally dressed than the rest of the office. While the "big boss" wears jeans and shirts, he wears snappy suits and silk ties.

On a more ridiculous note, I was told a story about someone who no longer works with us (no, she was not fired for this - she retired!) who came to work in just a bikini, after she was done at the beach. She was a consultant though, so nobody really minded.

J said...

Score, I got mentioned! But on a slightly more appropriate tack, the thing about working in the media (dahling) is that it's almost a green light to wear whatever you want. There are some comedy cases where people just look a little, erm...mutton dressed as the proverbial. Still, think of it on the positive side: it brightens the day. Pun intended.

vixen said...

oh. sweet. goodness.
purple AND yellow AND white?!?!!?


MY EYES, MY EYES!!!

The Divine Miss M said...

Yes Vixen it was special. No interesting outfits to report on today quite yet ...

For some reason I'm missing them this morning!

Gem said...

Damn I wish I could just pull on anything everyday but I have to constantly think about how I look and if i'm going be seeing clients then I have to dress all professional and smart. All the guys around me wear suits - so the pressure is always on to look good.

The Divine Miss M said...

Gem - I can't be bothered to attempt to look perfect every day.

I suppose though if I am turning into a guy then it doesn't matter ... ;)