It is truly more important to be healthy and whole than to try to match some unhealthy worldly standard. My father used to say, “I’m pretty good for the shape I’m in.” That’s a good attitude. I remind us to appreciate our body and all it does for us. It’s the vehicle that gets us where we want to go-even if the pace is slow at times. Knowing your body type directs you to flattering clothing styles and coordination. To learn more, get yourself to my Style for Life Retreat. Be careful in all you do and make mindful dressing part of your everyday life.
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Posted in become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Clothing, health and wellness, how to be a personal stylist, how to be an image consultant, Women, tagged become a fashion consultant, become a personal shopper, become an image consultant, Body Image, mindful dressing on May 27, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Accessories, Body Image, Body Language, Grooming, health and wellness, LIfestyle, Make-Up, Men, people watch, Personal Style, Uncategorized, Women, tagged Body Image, body language, Definitive Book of Body Language, image, Mother Teresa, People, Sherlock Holmes, Shopping, Smile, Valentine Day, Women on February 14, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can’t be kissed into smile again.
Valentine’s is a great day to share the love and give someone you care about a smile. We’ve put together a list of famous lips and common tips on what your smile says about you. But first, guess which celeb belongs to these lips! (answers at the bottom)
Posted in become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Clothing, Dress, health and wellness, LIfestyle, Personal Style, Trends, Women, tagged become an image consultant, Body Image, fashion, Personal Style, psychology on November 9, 2012| 2 Comments »
You can’t be a fake or phony and don’t have to create a facade or pretend to be someone you’re not. You’ve got to be yourself and project or reflect the “real you.” You may simply have to be yourself more consciously, purposefully, positively, and continuously than you have been in the past. A successful image is an invitation to become acquainted with the person inside. The person who knows their own style, the best clothing for their figure type, their favorite colors and how to wear them. This person knows how to dress to impress regardless of the trends, regardless of their age. Your personal style is unique to you! There is no one on earth exactly like you, so don’t allow others to categorize you or tell you that you are a number. Educating yourself on the power of appearance is invaluable. We have listed some different personal style photos below and invite you to take a look….then take a moment to reflect on what your appearance is saying about you.
Posted in become an image consultant, Body Image, Body Language, Closet, Clothing, color, Dress, Dress Code, Etiquette, Events, Gifts, Grooming, health and wellness, LIfestyle, Make-Up, Personal Style, School, Trends, Uncategorized, what not to wear, Women, tagged become a lion, become a personal stylist, Body Image, image, image consulting training, stylist, timeless style on October 17, 2012| Leave a Comment »
- Do you have trouble getting your ideas accepted by others?
- Do you often justify or make excuses for the way you look?
- Do you dislike what you see when you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror or window glass?
- Do you feel inadequate in knowing how to dress to communicate different moods or messages?
- Do you limit the places you go because of the clothes you have to wear?
- Do you feel uncomfortable or intimidated with others who are dressed well?
- Do you feel frustrated or overwhelmed when shopping for clothes?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, attention to dress can help you.
Most people want to be attractive, but all too often they assume appearance just happens. Some view it as a matter of luck, or an inherent trait. Others continually wish, watch and wait for some sort of magic that will make them instantly attractive….turn them into a lion. However, it just doesn’t work that way. It takes knowledge, thought, and effort. For those who really want to create an attractive appearance, a personal stylist or image consultant holds the most hope and help.
At Conselle, we have three levels of support to help you reach your full potential.
1. For individual private services with a qualified personal stylist or image management consultant,
Posted in Body Image, Clothing, Dress, Grooming, Women, tagged advice, benefit of image, Body Image, Dress, image, image consulting for moms, moms, stay at home mom, wardrobe, work at home mom on January 11, 2010| 2 Comments »
By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM with Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate
Let’s face it — stay-at-home moms don’t just sit around — they work! If you are a work-at-home mom, you know how busy life can get juggling all your different roles and responsibilities on a daily basis. Between making lunches and shuttling kids across town, you may have found that how the way you look often takes back burner.
It’s common for stay-at-home moms to get stuck in the routine of wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt. On a regular basis, however, this attire can unconsciously contribute to feelings of depression and get you feeling down. Think about it. When you’re feeling relaxed to the point of sloppy, you don’t feel charged up and ready to go.
The remedy? Make a habit of looking nice at home. Set aside some time for yourself and dress in comfortable, good-looking clothes with a little makeup. This will improve your self-confidence and help you to be more productive during the day. Looking nice is one of the fastest and most effective ways to feel good about yourself as a work-at-home mom.
Remember: The way you dress affects the way you think, feel, act and then the way others respond to you — including your children.
Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2009
Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and would love to help you assemble your work-at-home mom wardrobe! Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.
Posted in Body Image, Dress, tagged appearance, Body Image, Clothing, distracting, fabulous fit, fat, fit, fitting problems, i feel fat, negative attention, the image expert on November 17, 2009| 2 Comments »
By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Elizabeth Liechty from the 2nd Edition of Fabulous Fit
“Fit? You mean fat!” shouted an enthusiastic seminar patron on the subject of proper fit in clothes. And she’s right. We often think about the way our clothing fits in terms of extra weight. We’re wishing we had a smaller something, somewhere on our body.
Fit is a state of mind as well as a state of physical being. The clothes we wear influence the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act and the way people react or respond to us. By wearing clothes that don’t fit, we can’t help but think about our body and appearance. Many people report feeling physically and psychologically uncomfortable and unattractive. We act accordingly.
Chances are, you’ve seen people tugging at pants too tight or hitching up too-long or too-loose slacks or skirts. The appearance and the behavior are distracting and noticed by others. They too, respond accordingly.
Wearing clothes that don’t fit focuses negative attention on the body—your own attention as well as the attention of others. It’s no wonder that even a size 10 woman thinks she’s too fat when she wears clothing two sizes too small. If the clothes feel strained or tight, we feel fat! We feel self-conscious, continually aware of tight clothes pressing or rubbing against our body, cutting into our body.
Dress us in clothes that fit, clothes that slip easily over our body with room to move, and we can forget about ourselves, our body, our size and concentrate on more important matters. We can get on with life, secure with thoughts and feelings of self-confidence that come from knowing our clothes are both comfortable and attractive.
Other people notice poor fit too. Garments that gap and ripple or wrinkle are distracting. They draw negative attention to figure variations and fitting problems. Clothing too tight restricts movement and often offends others. Wearing size 10 when we need size 14 demonstrates insecurity. It tends to declare, “I don’t like my body. I’m doing my best to ignore it—or to make you think I’m smaller.”
Reality Check: Clothing too small makes us look even larger. If it feels tight, it looks tight. If it looks tight it makes us look even heavier—stuffed in. Tight fitting clothes expose and emphasize figure variations we may prefer people didn’t notice. They cause us to look out of proportion and out of balance. A slightly loose fit—an elegantly loose fit with just enough ease—is the way to look thinner, trimmer, slimmer, smaller. Call it what you like, it works!
A fabulous fit eliminates the gaps, ripples or wrinkles that draw negative attention to our figure variations and fitting problems. A fabulous fit allows others to focus positive attention on the person—their face and purposeful points of interest.
Fabulous fit is a must. It’s essential to looking your personal or professional best. You can wear nearly any clothing style when you get it to fit. With less strain on them, they look neater longer and wear better, longer.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve or enhance appearance is to get a fabulous fit in your clothes. One of the fastest ways to boost your mood and sense of self-worth is to enhance appearance. It works!
Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2009
Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and would love to work with you! Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.