January Style IQ

Happy New Year, I hope you each had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break.
January being the start of the New Year is traditionally a period of reflection on the previous year. Despite a busy holiday with my family and new grandson, I found the time, when walking on the beautiful Piha beach, to reflect on what I have been doing over the last twenty years and perhaps more importantly, what I want to do in 2015. I hope you found the time for reflections of your own.

In 1996, I trained as a colour consultant and personal stylist and I was lucky enough in doing that, to find my life’s passion. I found I truly felt fulfilled when I worked with others, to develop their confidence in themselves.
At that time Image Consulting was all about Seasonal Colour Analysis, i.e. whether you were a Summer or a Winter, and teaching you how to wear a scarf in multiple ways!
Over the years the view of Image Consultants has changed and so has the work we do. It is now more recognised as a soft skill which aids communication at both a social and a business level.
The clothes that you choose to wear are part of the first impression you create. Poor choices in your clothing choice can create a poor first impression and can leave you feeling under confident.
My professional role has evolved over the years such that I now aim to teach clients how to select clothing that helps them to be authentic. Authentic clothing is clothing that is in tune with you as a person, your values, your personality and your role and aims in life. Dressing authentically helps you to be better recognised and understood for who you are, by those you meet, and speeds up opportunities by opening the right doors for you, sooner.
It also explains why some clothing can look good but not feel good. Authentic clothing always looks good and feels like home!

I love working with my clients on how to dress authentically and upon reflection it’s what I want to do more of this year. I have found several ways to this:
1. I train consultants to do what I do and be able to run their own style business (contact me to discuss dates).

2. I run one to one consultations to teach you how to dress authentically and what to buy (contact me for a private appointment, face to face or by Skype if you are not in Auckland).

3. I run workshops for small groups, see below for dates.

I plan to hold Authentic Dressing Workshops in Parnell on the following dates:
Thursday February 12th 6.30pm to 9pm.  Two places remaining.
Wednesday February 25th 6.30pm to 9pm.
Saturday March 14th 10.30am to 1pm and 2pm until 4.30pm
Cost for each is $150, with a personalised work books included.

Workshops will normally run with a minimum of two and a maximum of four. You are welcome to make up your own group and to suggest alternative times and dates. I am available weekdays during the day if that suits you better.
The workshops can be adapted for larger groups, as business rewards or as client packages. Please get in touch for details.
The workshops are designed to be both fun and informative. The knowledge lasts a life time, the cost is a fraction of your wardrobe mistakes or annual hairdressing bill. Authentic Dressing is for all ages, both genders and size is irrelevant. It may even prompt you to start a diet, if you want to.
I hope you know what you want to achieve this year and I hope to hear from you soon.
Jill  XXX
021 079 1278

 

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