“You’re a person; not a mannequin to be dressed up in the latest trends.
A “REAL” image consultant helps you determine who you are so that your style matches who you are rather than you trying to match the stylists view of who you are.”
Since being an image consultant is not your run of the mill profession, it can come with many questions. I’d love to answer some questions I receive regularly, but before we dive into those – I want to make sure we define the terms, Image and Fashion. Being fashionable is not the same as creating an Image or identifying your Brand. I know many people that believe wearing the fashionable and popular clothing lines is what matters many times, money is spent on items that are supposed to be fashionable,’ but end up looking cheap, ill-fitting and do not help to identify the person whatsoever. Fashion is only a part of creating a winning image and a personal and professional brand that accentuates who you are as a person and a professional. Image is about body language, mental confidence, proper fashion and that special attitude that says, “I know and love who I am.” I don’t think anyone would say that Oprah Winfrey was naturally gorgeous, but everyone would agree she has a brand and an image that say success! Fashion played a part in creating that brand, along with a positive attitude, hard work and a clear understanding of what she wanted to accomplish with her life. Those are the things that you must think about when creating your brand BEFORE you invest in your fashion’ you must know where you are going and be certain about the image you want to portray.
Is Fashion and Image simply about shopping and getting the right clothes?
This is a great question. I personally love to shop, but shopping is the last step in building a successful wardrobe and positive image. Many stylists will tell you that you need to SHOP and SHOP and SHOP, but what you need to do is determine who you are, what you want, and how you want to communicate your message. Only then can you begin to put together a cohesive image that YOU help to create rather than trust someone else to create one for you which may not be what you would like it to be. I am blessed to work with so many wonderful people ranging from homemakers, amazing mothers, athletes, entertainers, large corporations, small business owners, top retailers and professionals in all fields. I can tell you from experience that there is no one size fits all answer for everyone as we are all different and unique.
Do I need a stylist, wardrobe consultant or an Image Consultant?
There are great things about stylists and those that look at your wardrobe that I truly enjoy, but an Image Consultant does more than simply assess your style and plays a completely different role. If you are having trouble with your personal passion for your life, you can be as styled up as you want and look like a movie star, but after the clothes wear off and the bills settle in, you will return to the same you. A “REAL” image consultant helps you determine who you are so that your style matches who you are rather than you trying to match the stylists view of who you are. You’re a person; not a mannequin to be dressed up in the latest trends. Self worth and an understanding of how amazing you are is the key – everyone has insecurity issues, and a good Image Consultant helps you to address your fashion areas that can help you deal with human insecurities. When we know we look good, we reach out to the world, versus hide from it!
I am looking to jump start my Love Life, can an image consultant help?
While I am definitely not the love doctor, I can assure you that feeling great about yourself, presenting a winning image, and updating your wardrobe can be a spark that becomes a fire and will help you to enhance your opportunities of meeting the person of your dreams. There is NO DRESS CODE that can create a love relationship. It might make a lust relationship, but we all know that the lust relationship is one destined to fail! Love relationships are inviting and created by a sense of mystery and long term commitment this is much more than how you look! You can shop and buy new clothes all over the world and still not turn a flicker into a roaring flame or a smile into a “Let’s get together again!”
Image can be an important component to reigniting the fire or finding the person of your dreams. Your image represents the real you – it’s not about looking sexy or handsome or about expensive cologne. Image is about the total package. My goal with each of my clients is to help bring added value to their romantic life! In order to love someone else you have to love yourself. I know many well dressed men and women who do not love themselves. As an image consultant we go beyond the surface. We are not trying to cover you up, but rather help others see and discover the real you! A love life starts off with ONE!!! You love who you are and what you stand for and then we can take WHO YOU ARE and create an image that matches your internal beauty and demeanor with the new outer image that reflects all God has made you to be!
Unemployed and outdated, Can you help?
Today’s job market is tough, and we live in a visual world. So let’s be honestâ€¦people start to form opinions about you before you say a word. After we meet, talk and discuss WHO you are, only then can we match that to your clothes, image and career you are seeking. Creative careers and technical careers have a certain look that says I am detailed, energetic, up to date and a trend setter. While a financial job search may highlight a more traditional look, somewhat conservative but still currentâ€¦this would not be a wardrobe that is bright with purples and rich reds in large amounts. I have had the privilege of helping large companies and business owners create dress codes and proper fashion for work and casual days.
As your image consultant, I can take what I have learned in business, from business and with business in order to help you match your career goals with the right image. Regardless, please note you always want to look your best for any interview. Success begins long before you have the chance to shake someone’s hand or say a word. Give yourself the best chance for success; say the right things with the image you present!
I know some great image consultants that are also incredible stylists and wardrobe consultants – I have yet to meet some great stylists that are also experienced image consultants. Each profession has its role and purpose. Please let me know if I can serve you or anyone you may know. My success is based on one thing – Your satisfaction with the services that I provide.
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