Did you watch the Emmys last night?

As usual, the red carpet was full of impossibly gorgeous celebrities all spiffed up in their designer tuxedo suits and sweeping gowns. And once again the journalists spent most of the time asking actresses vapid questions about their gowns and manicures and asking actors about their actual Emmy nominations, professional thoughts, and personal opinions. The media is so focused on this superficial nonsense, in fact, that E! rolled out a “clutch cam” to accompany the “mani cam” that they debuted during the Oscars to showcase celebrity manicures. The clutch cam featured a rhinestone-bedazzled rotating platform for the actress to place her clutch as if she were peddling goods on QVC.

Don’t get me wrong. I obviously love a good clutch purse. And I also believe that a woman deserves to be complimented on her dress and told how nice she looks, especially when she goes through such painstaking efforts to maintain her physical appearance. But rather than focus solely on her perfect makeup and body, why not honor her professional body of work, which is the reason she’s on the red carpet for the Emmys in the first place? Why don’t we #askhermore?

I’d personally like to know less about the contents of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ gold designer clutch (ironically she couldn’t even remember the name of the designer) and more about her nomination for a golden trophy honoring her career achievements. Wouldn’t you?

Thanks to the #AskHerMore hashtag initiative by The Representation Project, we are one step closer to realizing social change in that direction. I believe that female celebrities have a lot more to say than just, “Tonight I’m wearing…” but we need the media to ask more meaningful questions.



Meet Your Spirit Animal, Los Angeles!

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If I couldn’t choose between a tornado and a shark, I’d at least hope that my shark encounter involved one of these guys pictured above. Whale sharks are cool. Not only are they leopard print in appearance (which I love!) but they are literally the largest living fish on the planet and can grow to be 40 feet or longer.

Whale sharks belong to the Chondryichtyes group which includes sharks, rays, and skates. Despite their massive size, they are considered harmless to humans and are one of only three shark species classified as “filter feeders” which means that they just open their huge mouths and filter plankton and tiny fish from the water as they cruise along.

They live as long as humans do and whale sharks actually have quite a lot in common with people from Los Angeles:

“they mature late, not producing offspring until 30+ years of age, and give birth to relatively few offspring during their lifetime. They are especially threatened by human exploitation.”

A little snark about Sharks…

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Collage by THINK LIKE A BOSS LADY. Original image belongs to Vogue 2005.

So it’s Shark Week 2014… that crazy time of year when Discovery Channel dedicates a huge chunk of programming to all things shark related.

I’m not gonna lie, as an off-and-on triathlete this is one of my least favorite times to watch television. Yes, I’m aware that I’m twice as likely to perish from a run-in with a tornado than from an attack by a shark, but the latter is still infinitely more terrifying in my mind. For this boss lady’s money, I vote T0rnado > Sharks every time.

Mermaid Inspired Lookbook

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Unfortunately we are heading into the final days of summer, or at least its symbolic calendar end which is generally marked by Labor Day. The cooler fall weather is gently calling our names like a siren’s song from the future. Or maybe I’ve just got mermaids on the brain following yesterday’s water-themed post and the return of Discovery’s Shark Week starting tomorrow!

Either way, soon it will be time for layers and plaid and wool — oh my!

How NOT to Network on Social Media

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It can sometimes feel like a “sink or swim” situation when you are working to build out a relationship rolodex or deepen your professional network. Unfortunately that can lead to networking behavior that is counterproductive to our goals.

This post is going to address the topic of how not to network on social media and thus save yourself time, energy, and most importantly face. Social media is a highly valuable conduit for professional networking, but you’ve got to navigate it carefully and purposefully.