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


Well they’re at it again.  Mass media is telling us what the must-haves are for Fall.  Us magazine’s September issue lists 10 items on their “It List” that are either over the top expensive, fit very few figure types, are just plain silly….or all three.   I mean seriously, a silk paisley “pajama blouse” for $298?  Or a fitted leather dress for $1,095?  Not only do most people have better things to spend a thousand dollars on, but how many could actually fit into the dress.  How about a gold and bronze sequin jacket?  I’m pretty sure most of us will survive the winter without one of those.  Instead of calling the next set of trends the “must-haves” or “it list”, let’s call it what it is.  Crazy trends that some may try, but most will pass on.

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


“You are what you eat.”  “Sit like a lady.”  “Walk tall, remember who you are.”  Do any of these comments sound familiar?  How about the one that says, “sooner or later we all quote our mothers”? Each of us are a product of our environment, and we soak up more wisdom from our mothers than we realize.  Some of this was spoken, but much of what we learned is unspoken.   As our tribute to all of the beautiful mothers out there, we decided to ask the fashion and image experts from Conselle what their mothers or grandmothers taught them about beauty.  We’d love to hear your comments as well!

“My mom loved to dress me up when I was a little girl, and I still love to dress up!  She taught me to take care of yourself, have fun doing it, and enjoy looking your best.”  Ann Johnson

“Lucky for me, I’ve had an wonderful mother as a teacher.  When I was 12, my mother took me to the Clinique Counter to have my make-up done and learn about skin care.  Although I wore little more than mascara and lip gloss, I gained an understanding of how to take care of myself as a young woman.  Later on, when I had the opportunity to travel, my mother taught me the “Dress for Success” concepts of having basic, versatile pieces, enabling me to pack light, but efficient, and effective, prepared for a great trip. ”  Dani Slaugh 


“Always be true to yourself, carry yourself with confidence, and wear the right  clothes to the right place.”  Cristina Johnson

“My mom never dyes her hair and rarely wears makeup. My sisters and I tease her that she didn’t give us girl lessons, but she taught us that if your appearance is neat and coordinated, you don’t need a lot of makeup. (She also taught us how to sew and mend, which is very important when it comes to looking neat and coordinated…)”  Heidi Lynn Chochran

“From my grandmother about the importance of a slip, ‘Because ladies wear underwear, that’s why!'”  Cheryl Obermiller

“NEVER chew gum in public! She was right–statistically, people who chew gum in front of others are perceived as less intelligent and less economically stable.” Beth Yvette Strange

“‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes,’ is what my mother taught me regarding clothing fit, feel, and hem length.  Touch your head, shoulders, knees, and bend over and touch your toes.  If you can’t reach comfortably or bend modestly, you need a better fit.”  Judi Rasband

“I learned more from watching my mother, than from any particular thing that she said.”  Kathy Adams1a87977bc7aa6481418dcae9a37925de

How about you?  What did your mother teach you about fashion and beauty?

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


1. Experience an energizing self-discovery.
2. Gain information you’ll want to teach your family.
3. Never be a fashion victim again!
4. Save time, money, space, and simplify your life!
5. Have fun with fashion and make it work for you!

Learn more about our Style for Life Retreat here:  http://conselle.com/image-enhancement-retreat.php

or call 801.224.1207

Take an empowering journey that makes you stop and think seriously about your values, attitudes, interests, roles, and goals as they relate to the way you present yourself – the way you think, feel, act or behave, and the way others react or respond to you. The result? Old attitudes an inhibitors will give way to new attitudes and strategies for personal image management and family wardrobe management. The sooner you learn the valuable concepts, strategies, and skills, the more effective and efficient you will become.


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Book your Style For Life adventure by calling 801.224.1207 and learn enough about how to dress, care for, and carry yourself to last a lifetime & simplify your life in the process.

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

Is the thought of back to school shopping stressing you out?   I’ve been having the same reoccuring nightmare the last couple of weeks.  It involves me and my 3 sweet angelic children, who suddenly transform into a bunch of crazies when I even mention the words “back to school shopping.”  Taking 3 kids to a store, darting in 3 different directions, yelling “come with me Mom” and “I really need this!” is all too memorable from last year, and not something that I want to repeat.  No, I’m determined to make back to school shopping as stress-free as possible.  Judith wrote about this in her first book publication, Clothing the Family.  Here is the advise she gives:

1.   Evaluate their wardrobe A wardrobe evaluation is a great way for you to spend some one-on-one time with your child before their day is taken up with school and other activities.  Be sure to listen and thoughtfully consider children’s attitudes and ideas, you may find time for a few teaching moments as well. 

2.   Make a list of needs – In this non-emotional situation, parents can lead children through the logic of planning for needs and goals versus wants and fashion-for-the-sake-of-fashion.  Create a list that you and your child can agree upon and congratulate yourselves on a successful planning session.

3.   Know where you are going before you leave the house – This may involve searching the internet to know which stores carry what you need.  The more efficient you are in the store, the better spirits everyone with have.

Prepare to keep calm, carry on and enjoy your stress-free shopping excursion.

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Improve Your Image in 2010! Photo c/o family-vacation-getaways.com

By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM

Happy New Year!  As you resolve to dress in a more authentic manner in 2010, here are some tips to improve your image in 2010! 

  • Tip to Improve Your Image #1: Wear clothes that fit well — you’ll look slimmer and smarter in clothes that fit with a little extra ease around the body.
  • Tip to Improve Your Image #2: Rather than limiting yourself to a narrow range of clothing styles, colors or fabrics, remain open.  Become more aware of creative combinations in line, shape, color and texture as shown in magazine pictures and store displays.
  • Tip to Improve Your Image #3: Don’t overdo the accessories and decorative detail in your outfit.  Create one major point of emphasis with decoration or accessories, usually near your face.  All other areas and accessories should be less important in the amount of attention they claim.
  • Tip to Improve Your Image #4: Clothing worn dancing on Saturday night isn’t appropriate for the office.  Save the glitter and glitz for after dark. 
  • Tip to Improve Your Image #5: Don’t be afraid to try out a new look for fear of making a mistake.  Experiment with looks you like.  If you make an occasional mistake, it’s a good indication that you’re learning.  And when you resolve not to make that same mistake again, you come closer to your goal of creating the look you like.

Resolutions give purpose, structure and control to our lives — goals to work toward as you begin the new year.  Set yourself small, realistic goals with immediate results. 

If you have questions about how to begin and reach your image-improvement goals, send them to judith [at] conselle[dot] com. 

Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2009

Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and would love to work with you!  2010 is a great time to turn the page and welcome in a more authentic version of you.  Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.

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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM

Snoop shopping in our local malls, you can find classic clothes and sporty clothes, trendy clothes and snazzy clothes, leather jackets and sweat knit hoodies, tailored styles and cutesy styles.  We’ve got a lot to choose from, yet few are choosing.

Fashion books and experts continually advise us to discover, develop and stick to a personal style.  They point out that the most memorable, secure and successful people can be identified by a consistent style of dress and grooming.  This is generally true.  And next thing you know, they’re telling you what the latest “must have” is.

So how does one go about figuring out their own personal style?  Personal style is usually defined as the way we take an existing fashion or fad and make it uniquely personal.  It’s not just the clothes that count, it’s the way you wear them—your way.

Personal style is an acquired quality that develops from within.  As we observe, imitate, and learn from the styles of others, we edit those observations and ideas to fit our personal needs.  We, in essence, become a visual composite of many people and many styles, ultimately projecting a unique image of ourselves.

Discovering your personal style comes right down to the nitty-gritty of deciding what specific characteristics of dress and design you are most comfortable wearing most of the time–and feel you could wear for the rest of your life.  Personal style implies a consistency in the selection of lines, shapes, colors, patterns and textures.

The specific degrees of each of these details of dress communicate your personality traits and reflect your values, attitudes, interests and lifestyle as they project to self and others an image of the person within.  This is personal style.

Personal style may reflect a woman as daringly dramatic, daintily demure or a delightful blend in between;  as super sportive, radiantly romantic or a surprising and complementary combination of both;   as a traditionally classic conservative, a trendsetting free spirit, or a marvelous mix in between.

And again, if you think this applies to women only, think again.  A man’s personal style may project him as being macho or mellow, traditional or trendy, shabby or sharp.

For some, the discovery and decisions about dress come almost intuitively.  They seem to have an inherent sense of what feels and looks “right” for them.  For others, it takes conscious effort to become more aware, to study and to experiment.

Personal style is not something you are born with, can borrow or buy.  Regardless of how you acquire yours, it takes years of living, learning and experience to develop a style of your own.

And in the final analysis, I must admit that personal style is often more easily felt than explained.

Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2009

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

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