Sidney Celia Ross

Sidney is wearing our Helford Dress in Black

Describe your job in a few lines?

I am responsible for Italian marketing at international law firm, Withers (www.withersworldwide.com). The firm has an office in Milan and Italian Desks in the UK and throughout Europe.  The firm assists Italian Luxury Brands and Italian entrepreneurs as well as international businesses with Italian connections worldwide.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

Meeting some of the movers and shakers in the Italian business world such as Sante Versace, Nicoletta Maramotti (Max Mara), Sergio Marchionne (CEO of Fiat).

What was the most memorable occasion you wore a Libby London dress?
 

A seminar on “Financial Crime – the Long Arm of English Law” – held at our Milan office in October. I needed something extra special to help me keep up with the Italians in the style stakes!

What piece of career advice would you give to your 20yr old self? 


Learn languages and be as “international” as you can. Now more than ever we live in a global world .

What type of style do you aspire to the most?

Simple straightforward styling and strong colours – I am a tall lady and therefore not a frills person.

What is the worst office fashion faux pas?

Wearing something just because it is “in fashion” even if it doesn’t suit your colouring or figure.

Should office wear be fashionable or functional?

Both, absolutely! Women have to dress for the role they wish to play – they are judged by their appearance whereas men can get away with murder from this point of view.

If you had to choose working with all women or all men, what would it be?

All women– I have worked for several female bosses throughout my career and have always been inspired by their drive and energy.

What’s your fantasy alternative job?

Crisis PR … turning a crisis into an opportunity ….or at least not a disaster.

www.ross-marketing.com

**Sidney’s fabulous earrings in our photoshoot are from Italian brand Angela Caputi www.angelacaputi.com