Fashion for Work at the Google Headquarters

Searching for clothes that won't quit at the office? Type in keywords: precision tailoring, authoritative colors, shine. Photographed at Google headquarters, Mountain View, CA.

February 12, 2008 10:47 AM
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Ms. Sunshine Looking white-hot against a backdrop of Google's renewable-energy-generating solar panels. Jacket, $1750, skirt, $1050, shoes, $890, Yves Saint Laurent; belt, $275, Elegantly Waisted; bangles, $175 to $350, Pono by Joan Goodman.

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Reboot Employees kick back with massages, make-your-own hours, and naps in sleep pods. Dress, $900, Abaeté; shoes, $600, Calvin Klein Collection; bag, $1195, Yves Saint Laurent; bangles, $120 and $125, Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun.

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Vroom Service Google employees are furnished with bikes and scooters on campus - one reason the company receives three rsums per second and topped Fortune magazine's list of best companies to work for last year. Belted dress, $2000, Versace; shoes, $1195, Burberry Prorsum; bag, $725, C'N'C Costume National.

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Blue Planet In Charlie's Cafe, where speakers like Al Gore have graced the Googleplex stage, a screen shows the Google Earth program, which uses searchable satellite imagery to show everything from your street to the Milky Way. Trench, $2995, belt, $995, Burberry Prorsum; skirt, $998, Ralph Lauren Collection; shoes, price upon request, Paule Ka.

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Zoom Zoom Zoom Electric cars that can get up to twice the mileage as a Prius keep the Google campus carbon-neutral. If you buy your own hybrid, the company will kick in $1000. Dress, $365, Diane von Furstenberg; shoes, $720, Cesare Paciotti.

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Time out On-site oil changes and laundry service give staffers time for the lap pool or yoga class - good for burning off a meal from one of Google's 11 cafeterias, free of charge. Top, $995, skirt, $980, pants, $395, Fendi; shoes, $595, Christian Louboutin; bag, $795, Mulberry; bangles, $125 each, Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun.

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Cyberspace "Googlers" are encouraged to spend 20 percent of work time on projects of their choice, and also to decorate their offices - even if it involves aluminum foil. Jacket, $3598, Ralph Lauren Collection; dress, $39.90, H&M; goggles, $9.46, Sellstrom; ring, price upon request, Stephen Dweck.

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Idea Board Dry-erase boards are graffitied with cool ideas, like one from a female staffer for a Google shuttle bus - which is how she gets to work. Jacket, $149, Nautica; dress, $500, United Bamboo.

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Open-Minded A model contemplates the infinite from one of Google's conference rooms, also known as a "huddle room." Jacket, $1745, shorts, $685, Blumarine; shoes, $860, Gucci.

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Hard Drive These top female executives are serious innovators at Google, overseeing everything from global operations to new partnerships to product management and development of key revenue streams. From left: Shona L. Brown, senior vice president of business operations: jacket, $320 (sold as a pantsuit), Calvin Klein Suits; tank, $14.50, Gap; pants, $276, Chaiken; shoes, her own. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, president of Asia-Pacific and Latin America operations: jacket, $950, Boss Black; pants, $225, Theory; shoes, $745, Manolo Blahnik; tank, her own. Megan Smith, vice president of new business development: jacket, $374, pants, $282, Chaiken; tank, $48, Vince; shoes, her own. Francoise Brougher, vice president of business operations: jacket, $148, Calvin Klein; scarf, $250, Yigal Azroul; pants, her own. Susan Wojcicki, vice president of product management: jacket, $435, dress, $385, Tory Burch; shoes, $540, Casadei; belt, $19.50, American Eagle Outfitters. Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience: jacket, $396, Chaiken; camisole, $68, Cosabella; skirt, $250, Tory Burch; shoes, $850, Chanel.