Leaked to Authorized Cheek
One of many nation’s prime divorce legal professionals advised feminine workers to ditch the cardigans and be “discreetly horny” in an unbelievable 1,000-word costume code e-mail leaked to Authorized Cheek.
It has emerged that Ayesha Vardag, who runs plush bijou legislation agency Vardags in London’s Previous Bailey, dished out private trend and life-style pointers in an e-mail titled, ‘Apparel and picture — costume code and past’, to workers in July 2019.
“We must be wanting fabulous always, together with throughout the summer season warmth,” the ‘diva of divorce’ writes within the e-mail, earlier than happening to inform new starters and remind outdated workers of “a couple of parts to the Vardags model”.
Girls are suggested to decorate “formal” however “be discreetly horny and vibrant and flamboyant on the identical time”. They need to purpose for “a Chanel/Dior/Armani look” and “nothing homespun or homely or what you’d cosy up by the fireplace in”.
Trouser fits are “simply high quality” however “cardigans are virtually by no means okay”. In truth, Vardag claims within the e-mail she “as soon as despatched a trainee in a cardigan out of a shopper assembly till she may borrow or discover a jacket to put on”.
Additionally thought of by Vardag to be a trend fake pas within the workplace are “jersey and stretchies” that are “to be handled with excessive warning”. She provides: “Some will be traditional and formal however usually they give the impression of being a bit teenaged or low-rent. Saggy, billowy, shapeless issues are usually not good.”
Vardag provides additional recommendations on feminine equipment. These embrace stockings and tights which ought to be sheer, black, darkish gray or pure; scarves which ought to be “silk and traditional, not raggedy and sloppy or the kind of factor you may stuff in your backpack in your hole 12 months”; and “elegant” sneakers. “I don’t say high-heeled, as I really feel excessive heels have been disenfranchising and disabling ladies for many years,” she provides.
There’s recommendation on hair, too, which “ought to at all times be squeaky-clean and may at the very least seem pure”, in addition to steering on nails. “If nails are polished they have to not be chipped and should be in (you guessed it) traditional colors, not inexperienced, blue, black, and so forth. Clear lacquer or simply oiling and submitting could also be most secure in your busy and energetic lives however if you wish to tackle the scarlet dedication, hey.”
“Be elegant, refined, traditional however with glamour and magnificence,” the e-mail continues. “By no means be cheesy or tarty and on the identical time by no means be drab. It’s a fragile stability which most of instinctively. The bare look, with a number of flesh, will not be okay.”
Vardag lays out guidelines for males, too. “It’s a Savile Row look we’re espousing”, writes Vardag, who goes on to encourage male workers to decorate “traditional, tailor-made [and] formal”. Cravats and formal waistcoats she doesn’t thoughts, however woolly jumpers or singlets, tweed or top-stitched trousers are a no-no. So are “super-tight trousers or pointy toes” that are “sternly frowned upon”.
Additional, males are suggested to put on “traditional” sneakers which might be “black” as a result of, because the outdated adage goes, “by no means put on brown on the town”.
Vardag concludes with recommendation on well being and health. “Eat nicely, transfer loads, watch what you drink, get outdoors as a lot as you may, and glow,” she writes.
When approached by Authorized Cheek for remark, Vardags director of technique, Stephen Bence, stated:
“As a prime Metropolis legislation agency, we maintain ourselves to the very best attainable skilled requirements, extending to our costume code — to which each worker consents upon becoming a member of the enterprise. Whereas most of our workers have a full understanding of the requirements we maintain ourselves to, the occasional reminder is required.”
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