5 Fashion PR Assistants, 5 Amazing Outfits!

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 19.]
In the back pocket of every VIP fashion publicist in town, there's an army of assistants who work their magic behind the scenes—and guys, we're not talking coffee runs and expense reports. From slipping in A-listers for stressful late-night fittings or hustling million-dollar jewels all over town, these girl Fridays put The Devil Wears Prada to shame. You know we like to give credit where it's due, so we've rounded up a slew of PR cuties that deserve some props not only for their hard labor, but for their sleek style, too. Our five favorite gals may just be getting their feet wet, but, after peeping their office uniforms, you better believe it's in a sick stiletto!
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Jessica Craig of Richemont PR

R29: How would you describe office style?
JC: "Eclectic, cool, and comfortable."

R29: Who inspires you professionally?
JC: "Carrie Baker, my boss, has been my mentor since I was 19. She's taught me everything I know."

R29: How about personally?
JC: "My dog Lucy, my friends, family; beautiful, interesting, and intricate things."

R29: What about in a fashion sense—what gets you going?
JC: "I'm inspired by 75 degrees and sun- shining days, impromptu dance parties, sunflowers, dreams, classic rock, and '80's dynasty glamour. Also, anything vintage, leopard print, lace and floral; pieces with bows."

R29: Any style icons?
JC: "Chloe Sevigny and Anna Dello Russo."

Chloe shorts and top; Vintage jacket, Dolce Vita boots.

Photographed by Molly Cranna.
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Ashley Nachum of Bismarck Phillips

R29: How would you describe your office style?
AM: "Casual chic."

R29: Who inspires you?
AM: "My mom."

R29: Any fashion icons?
AM: "Audrey Hepburn – she epitomizes classic, timeless style."

R29: What are your favorite fashion trends of 2011?
AM: "Leopard print!"

R29: What about your least favorite?
AM: "Harem pants."

Current/Elliott jeans, Joie Soft top, SIMONE by Katie Nehra Jacket, ALDO shoes, Kelly Wearstler clutch.



Photographed by Molly Cranna.
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Aline Mardelli of HL Group

R29: How would you describe your office style?
AM: "I lean on the casual side. I love denim with a cute top and heels. Definitely casual chic."

R29: Who's your fashion icon?
AM: "Emma Stone. She's so laid back, but when she dresses up it's spot on—I loved the green blazer she wore to the People's Choice Awards."

R29: What trends do you love right now?
AM: "I'm so into colored denim!"

R29: What trends can you simply not stand?
AM: "Cropped tops!"

Mackage Leather Jacket, Lucky Brand Jeans, David Yurman necklace, James Perse Shirt, Coach Wedges

Photographed by Molly Cranna.
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Jenny Bernheim of Film Fashion

R29: What's your motivation to wake in the wee hours?
JB: "I am part of such an amazing and motivated group of smart and creative women! We house such a diverse range of brands – from couture gowns to RTW day dresses. Our job is always exciting, and every day brings something new. The FF team is constantly inspired by the designers we work with and the passion they put in to each collection."

R29: What inspires you after a long day of hard labor?
JB: "For style inspiration, I like to mix and match ideas from a combination of my muses. Olivia Palermo does an amazing job at creating an unexpected outfit that always works. I love the layers and all of the different elements that she incorporates into an outfit. I am always intrigued to see what Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and past Harper’s Bazaar editor, Miroslava Mikheeva-Duma, are wearing. Favorite newcomers have to be Elizabeth Olsen and Felicity Jones."

R29: Who are your fave day-to-day blogs?
JB: "I style-stalk Blair from Atlantic-Pacific and Elin Kling from Style by Kling – a Swedish blogger who’s style is so on point. A blog with big and colorful photo content always captivates me – I have been an avid Jak and Jil viewer for years."

David Yurman and Henri Bendel jewelry, YSL shoes, Bec & Bridge pants, Priorities shirt, H & M belt.

Photographed by Molly Cranna.
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Paige Southern of HL Group

R29: How would you describe your office style?
PS: "I'm very casual. Jeans paired with a nice blouse is my style uniform. I'm also smart with accessories—I love jewelry!"

R29: Who's your fashion icon?
PS: "Rachel Bilson because she's very casual chic. She looks great in the grocery store, but then you also see her looking amazing on the red carpet, or in a cocktail dress. She's very relatable."

R29: What trends do you love right now?
PS: "I think big watches are very cool."

Collette Dinnigan Skirt, Mackage Leather Jacket, David Yurman Bangles and Necklace, Dolce Vita shoes, Geren Ford blouse.

Photographed by Molly Cranna.
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