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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate

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!

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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.

 

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Start simple.  Go to a paint store.  Look at the wide range of color chips and identify colors that make your heart sing or make you want to get moving.  Pull your favorite paint chips for future reference and pick just one to work with now.  With this color in mind, shop for a top in that color and wear it with clothes you already own.  Shop for an accessory in that this color. Give yourself a chance to make friends with a new color.  When you feel more adventurous, pair this color with one of your personal body colors–your hair, eyes, skin, or blush color–and shop for a patterned piece of clothing containing both colors, making you part of the color scheme with your clothes.

 

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.

  • Take charge of the way you see yourself and others see you
  • Discover, define, and develop your own personal style
  • Zero in on strategies for dressing slim and a fabulous fit
  • Improve your self-presentation
  • Enhance self-image
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Never be a fashion victim again!

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.

 

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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate

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.

 

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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate

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Yes, it’s November.  Which means summer is officially gone and for most of us, so is that healthy sun-kissed complexion.   Before choosing a bronzer that leaves you looking unnatural, try an affordable blush.  Blush adds warm color to the cheeks and imparts a healthy glow to your whole face. It draws attention up to your eyes, emphasizes eye color, and creates illusions about facial contours. Here’s what to look for and how it’s done:

  • Choose the color to coordinate with skin, lip color and clothing color.  Select muted tones, never bright.  Blush doesn’t need to expensive.  Drug store brands are an excellent choice.
  • Using a soft brush, apply blush in an upward and outward direction over your cheek bone.  This is where many get into trouble.  Before applying blush, touch your cheekbone with your fingers.  This is where the blush should be applied.  Many apply blush too low or too close to the nose, which doesn’t bring attention to those dazzling eyes.
  • Blend smoothly with the brush or a dry sponge.  Avoid circles or streaks of blush.  We’re not going for the melodrama’s damsel in distress look here.

There’s no need to look as pale as it is outside.  Bring on the winter!  You’ll be ready with just a bit of blush.

To learn more about practical make-up ideas, try out Conselle’s Make Up, Make Down, and Make Over clinic.

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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM with Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate

Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer on The Today Show, February 1, 2010. Photo c/o NBC

If you caught The Today Show, you may have noticed how great Meredith Vieira looked today.  In a departure from her usual all-black ensemble, Meredith Vieira looked terrific in casual tailored attire in a rich red color.  Do you see how the color brings out the warmth in her cheeks, making her look healthy and alive?  If she wanted a little more visual authority, she could simply slip on a suit jacket over the red. 

We love Meredith Vieira in color.  Great choice! 

Copyright Conselle L.C. 2009

Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and would love to help you!  Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.

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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM with Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate 

State of the Union Address, January 27, 2010. Photo c/o EPA/ROD LAMKEY

 

If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union Address, you may have found it difficult to pay attention to the actual message itself.  Not surprising, all the attention went to Nancy Pelosi’s lavender suit.  Light colors advance and we therefore perceive them first.   If you found yourself staring at Nancy Pelosi, that’s why.  

Karen Hughes wrote a blog about colors at the State of the Union Address entitled Armed for Business or Adorned with Color and I’m in complete agreeance!  She says, 

A video pan of the house had large swaths of Canary Yellow, Vibrant Blue, Fuchsia and Red.  It looked like a bunch of Easter Eggs ripe for the picking.  Did they look nice?  YES, were they appropriately dressed for the occasion?  NO!  

We all respond well to colors, but there’s an appropriate time and a place to wear them.  In color psychology, pastel colors communicate softness and femininity, while bright colors scream “party!”  And that’s not what the State of the Union Address is all about.  

Copyright Conselle L.C. 2009

Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and would love to work with you and help you dress in the right colors for your roles professional roles.  Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.

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