This piece was originally published on December 17, 2015.
The shittiest thing a captain can do is put the members of its team up against each other. After all, they’re supposed to work together. To build tackle-and-destroy tactics that shut out the opposing team to prove that while yes, they could damn well do it, they couldn’t do it without each other. There’s no “I” in team, right? Right.
This arguably makes me the worst captain out there because at the top of December, I didn’t just suggest but full-on instituted a holiday party outfit war for all members of the editorial team to participate in.
The original deal went like this: For one week, we would dress for work as we would for any number of holiday parties and then photograph ourselves to place the outfits on display so that you, the readers — extended members of this family — could weigh in on winners. By day three, shit got weird. We were falling apart. Krista tried to trip Elizabeth and stole my keyboard. I’m pretty sure Elizabeth ordered Nair on the company Amazon account to burn off Amelia’s eyebrows. I tricked Amelia into wearing Nike ankle socks with loafers and she tried to frame me in a murder that she committed. The whole thing was super fucked up. So we called it quits right then and there on day three.
The good news is, we’re back together and functioning again !and! have three days of outfits to show for it. So, let the games begin.
Who won holiday party dressing season? Pray tell.
Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis and Elizabeth Tamkin. If you enjoy looking at what we wear during the holidays, you may enjoy our regular office clothes too.