Wednesday, 9 July 2014

How to dress appropriately ?

OMG ! What do I wear tomorrow ?

I am sure you all must have faced this situation where be it an office party, a wedding, brunch with a client, attending a parent teacher meet or for that matter coffee with friends, we spend minutes just glancing at our wardrobe for the appropriate dress.

I am glad if you actually give it a thought to dress as per the occasion. Being appropriately dressed according to the event shows that you respect the occasion and people.

So to make it easy for next time, here's a small checklist to help you decide what to wear !

1. The occasion (of course !) - Could be formal, casual, dressy for the evenings.

2. Personal Style - Don't fall for trends, be comfortable with your self and confident about your likes.

3. Place - very important, keep in mind the climate and the time you would be going. You wouldn't want to wear linen in monsoons in Mumbai or silk in a sultry humid afternoon.

3. Purpose - If you know you are going to have fun, dress accordingly i.e casual,functional clothing or if you mean business with your client, dress formally i.e structured clothing.

4. Who will see you - Meeting your girlfriend's parents, think about what impact your dressing could have on them or attending a networking meet, dress appropriately according to the influence you want to have on people.

5. Message - Everything you wear speaks about you from the fabric, color, pattern/print and shape of your clothing. Its not a good idea to pair your Alexander McQueen skull scarf with your formal white shirt for a client meet.

Pleas don't forget to Smile, a sparkling smile is an important part of your outfit :)

To know more about your personal style, and semiotics in clothes, get in touch with us !

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Do I need Image management ?

"People listen with their eyes, so we need to speak with our appearance"

How true is this, we take so many of our choices and decisions based on what we see, we do that with people as well. Therefore it's very important that we evaluate and control the impact of our appearance on ourselves and others. And this is what is Image Management.

So you may ask, does everyone need it ?
Anyone who needs to boost his/her self confidence and wants to project a authentic, appropriate and attractive yet affordable image needs it,so be it a home maker or a working professional, we all need image management in our personal, social and professional lives.

Lets look at some common needs :

1. Need to feel good about yourself, appear youthful, energetic and active.

2. Need to enhance image as per the changes in roles and goals.

3. Need to re-invent image for a second career.

4. Need to uplift mood and overcome depression.

5. Need to boost self image, confidence and sense of self worth.

6. Need to infuse excitement in existing relationship with spouse and children.

7. Need to be a better role model and influence for good in family.

8. Need to understand how to communicate your values through your appearance.

9. Need to dress slim and get clothes that look great on you even if weight fluctuates.

10. Need to improve shopping skills, saving frustration, time and money.

11. Need to avoid fashion mistakes and buying clothes that don't work.

12. Need fast and easy make up routine to save time.

13. Need help selecting and coordinating accessories to work with your clothes.

14. Need to appear knowledgeable to qualify for the internship.

15. Need to look efficient and orderly to get the dream job.

16. Need visible edge in business and social occasions.

17. Need to get that job advancement or promotion.

18. Need to improve etiquette skills and improve body language for better communication and interactions.

19. Need to improve listening skills and refine your speaking skills.

20. Need to feel at ease and comfortable while dining out.

If your need falls in the above list, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

We will help you be the best version of yourself ! :)