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People have asked me, “How do you dare to tell other people what to wear?” An easy answer, I dare because I care. And it’s OK for you to care too. I know first-hand the positive difference discovering your personal style in dress can make in your everyday life. As I tell my clients, the clothing you wear affects the way you think, the way you feel, the way you act, and then the way others react or respond to you. Nothing vain or superficial about that!
With the start of a new school year and the change in seasons coming up, it’s a fine time to take time to care for yourself. You’ve likely been giving a lot of time and attention to others all summer, perhaps even so much of yourself there’s hardly anything left for you. It’s time to get in touch with yourself and your spirit, to renew how you think of yourself–your values, personality, and goals for the next few months. Then give some thought to how you might reflect those aspects of yourself through your clothes and accessories.
Making little changes in what you wear can add up to a big transformation in how you see yourself and how others see and respond to you. Yes, you can do this yourself, or you could join us for our 5 day Style For Life Retreat and speed up the process.
Join us at the legendary and luxurious Little America hotel in Salt Lake City, November 17-22, 2014, and discover a New You! GET MORE INFORMATION HERE or call Kathy at 801-224-1207.
Taupe is a very hard color to wear. Not sure what color taupe is? Well if you can’t decide if the color is gray or brown, it’s probably taupe, a soft grayed brown. It’s a common personal body color, a muted wardrobe neutral, and tricky to work with. But for clothes to harmonize with light, medium, or dark taupe-colored hair, the degree of cool grayness in the taupe clothes must be the same as in the hair or they will fight or clash with one another. Taupe colored clothes and hair must repeat or match perfectly. This concept also applies to eye and skin coloration. Beyond direct repetition of a personal body color, you can wear warmer or cooler versions of nearly all other hues.
For personal color evaluation, Conselle works with a set of 300 personal colors in fabric tags for matching your clients’ personal body colors. To produce a full color fan, Conselle has a 1300 fabric tag set available. Call 801-224-1207 or email email@example.com for more information.
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The stores are filled with pale colors this Spring. Some are wonderful when they repeat and therefore emphasize your personal coloring. Others are so pale they can’t repeat or contrast with your personal coloring. They reflect a lot of light and appear to wash you out. How can you know which colors will bring you to life? The answer is in your personal coloring.
Posted in Accessories, become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Closet, Clothing, color, Dress, Dress Code, Men, Trends, Uncategorized, what not to wear on April 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Recently I received another Spring fashion update put out by an image consultant which included photos of some of the outfits put together for a variety of clients. I was surprised — and disappointed. The clothes were classic, but the outfits were so plain and boring–solid color shirt and pants, solid color cardigan sweater and skirt, but that was it. There was no creativity, no finesse or pizzazz, nothing finished about the outfits. Anyone could have put these outfits together — no need to pay a professional for these ultra basic looks.
As image professionals, we need to offer something a bit out of the ordinary — something perfect for the client but something the client wouldn’t likely think of. When we hear the client say, “Oh-h-h, I’d never have thought of that,” we know we just earned our money.
Classics don’t need to look so conservative that they become boring. Include a perfect pattern in some of the outfits. Layer lightweight fabrics in an unusual way. Finish the outfits with unique or updated accessories, always with one dominant focal point in the outfit — remember Conselle’s Fashion Rule of ONE. Make sure your work delivers something out of the ordinary, an investment in perfect harmony with your client.
When contemplating a dress or skirt purchase, consider the width of the skirt in relation to its length. Attractiveness is a matter of achieving good balance and proportions. Generally straight skirts may be shorter to the knee and flared or fuller skirts may be longer from the knee. Flared skirts are generally flattering to most women. Short full or bouffant skirts worn by adult women “of a certain age,” tend to look childish, silly, and out of proportion, being too wide for their shorter length. The dress to the left begins to look more like a ballet tutu.
For a slimmer look, straight skirts in larger sizes can be tapered slightly, about a half to one inch on each side from waist to hem. Tightly gathered, straight-hanging dirndl skirts are most attractive hemmed below the calf to balance the width.
Posted in Accessories, become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Clothing, Gifts, Grooming, LIfestyle, Personal Style, Trends, Uncategorized, Women, tagged Andes, Knights Templar, Proexport, Ruana, Textile, United States, Venezuela, Wikipedia on December 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Looking for an accessory to add that finishing touch to your holiday look? Try the classic ruana.
According to Wikipedia, “a ruana is a poncho-style outer garment typical of the Andes regions of Venezuela and Columbia, particularly in the Boyaca department and Antioquia. According to Proexport, the official Colombian agency in charge of international tourism, foreign investment, and non-traditional exports, the word ruana comes from the Chibcha meaning “Land of Blankets,” used to refer to the woolen fabrics manufactured by the Muisca natives.”
For those of us who live outside of the Andes, a ruana is not only warm but wearable art. This third layer piece will get you noticed! Wear it for both formal and casual occasions over silk or cotton turtlenecks with flared skirts or well-fitted jeans.
A ruana is a free-flowing wrap with an open front, similar to a large scarf. You can wear the ruana long in front and open like shawl, or throw one or both sides over your shoulder(s) for a more romantic or dramatic cape. The key is to allow the fabric to completely cover your shoulders.
There are many options in stores, just right for holiday occasions or gift giving. One size fits all and floats over the figure. It’s fabric with function as well as beauty and elegance that is just plain fun to wear!
Apparently they are also fun to look at, because we just can’t get enough of them! Here are a few more ruana looks….