Header contributors

Anna Akbari

Fashion and Workplace Topics

Dr. Anna Akbari is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and “the thinking person’s stylist.” She is a former professor in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the department of Art and Art Professions at New York University, as well as the Art and Design History and Theory department at Parsons The New School for Design. Her research focuses on visual self-presentation, visual culture, identity, technology/human relationships, and happiness. Akbari is the founder of Sociology of Style, which offers intelligent commentary on image and culture-related issues, and Sociology of Style services, its personal consulting division, which takes a holistic approach to individual empowerment and identity construction through personal styling and image management. A prominent thought leader, she is frequently called on as an expert and can be found speaking or writing for such outlets as TED, CNN, The Atlantic, and the Financial Times. Watch her TED talk; sign-up for Sociology of Style; read and hear more here; follow her on Twitter.

Now on Connect

Most Recent

How to Dress Like Claire Underwood

3386 how to dress like claire underwood 1
Since House of Cards debuted, the number-one request I get from clients is “Make me look like Claire Underwood.” Her character is a bit... Read Now

Don’t Dress for the Job You Want

3340 don t dress for the job you want 1
I don’t own a suit. Never have, likely never will. I feel like a forced caricature of a “business lady” when I step into pantsuits and... Read Now

Women’s “Careers” On The Bachelor Are a Sad Joke

3338 the contestants careers on the bachelor are a joke 1
I have a secret. And I’m not particularly proud of it. I love The Bachelor. Not like I occasionally tune in when there’s nothing else to... Read Now

7 Natural Beauty Products That Actually Work

3310 the best natural deodorant more natural beauty products that work 1
Natural products are no longer the exclusive domain of hippies and local food co-ops. Far from fringe, they’re the fastest-growing... Read Now
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT