The Secret Code of Men’s Business Casual

By: Meredith Astles | 30 May 2017

Your company has now adopted casual wear for their everyday dress code. According to many men there are subtle unwritten do’s and don’ts in their culture and a few minefields to avoid if you want to get ahead. When in doubt, copy the executive, invest in quality casual items (on sale) and never forget good grooming. NOT ALL JEANS ARE CREATED EQUAL Dark premium denim or black jeans are a must for the professional world when jeans are allowed. However trendy…

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The Language of Civility: Words from Lynne Marks

By: Meredith Astles | 14 Mar 2017

Civility is a frame of mind, a context from which we could choose to live. In a perfect world, the home, places of worship, work and education, the media and all public addresses should inform, empower or inspire, but in recent times these attributes have been sadly lacking. Permeating the very fabric of society like nerve gas, language loaded with rudeness, fabrications and unkindness has become the new norm.   What’s worse, people…

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2017 Makeup Trends

By: Meredith Astles | 1 Mar 2017

  Every year, new makeup trends emerge or step back into the spotlight. As an image consultant, it is your responsibility to study these trends and determine if they are ideal for your client’s image or not. Take a look at these makeup trends for 2017 – do they fit with the image you’ve crafted for your clients? Healthy Skin with Bold Eyes or Lips Say goodbye to time spent contouring or blotting out imperfections. This year’s…

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2017 Makeup Trends Image Consultants Should Consider

By: Meredith Astles | 31 Jan 2017

Every year, new makeup trends emerge or step back into the spotlight. As an image consultant, it is your responsibility to study these trends and determine if they are ideal for your client’s image or not. Take a look at these makeup trends for 2017 – do they fit with the image you’ve crafted for your clients? Healthy Skin with Bold Eyes or Lips Say goodbye to time spent contouring or…

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New Year, New You – Start Your Image Consulting Career in 2017!

By: Meredith Astles | 22 Dec 2016

We’ve all heard the saying “New Year, New You!” Why not make 2017 a year to remember by chasing that dream career you’ve always wanted. Becoming an image consultant isn’t as complicated as you may think. Jumpstarting your way into a new career to help professionals with their image starts with enrolling in one of the many…

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7 Holiday Party Etiquette Tips to Use This Season

By: Meredith Astles | 23 Nov 2016

When winter arrives, we all know what that means – holiday parties are in full swing. Whether it’s the corporate office party, the get together with family, or the fancy dinner party annually hosted by your friends, your schedule is booked for the season. However, bad holiday party etiquette can quickly dwindle down the amount of invitations you receive. Instead of being a party pooper, use these 7 quick tips to be the perfect guest or host!

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27 Clothing Staples You Need to Have

By: Meredith Astles | 6 Nov 2016

Every girl should have these clothing staples in their closet. The image trick is to coordinate each piece in a master group so that everything matches around four principles: a versatile color scheme, the same family of fabrics, compatible styles and a similar level of refinement or craftsmanship. Update with less expensive tops and fun accessories. Each master group tells one style story. You save money, avoiding costly mistakes you never wear and once you have organized your clothing staples,…

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Which Color Palette Are You Falling for?

By: Meredith Astles | 28 Sep 2016

The autumn season is officially here, which means it’s time for you to begin restocking and repurposing your wardrobe to match the seasonal trends and color palettes. Pantone recently published their Fall 2016 Fashion Report noting that this fall season relies heavily on earth tones and hues. Here’s a quick sampling of the newest color trends for autumn: Riverside (Pantone 17-4028) Sharkskin (Pantone 17-3914) Aurora Red (Pantone 18-1550) …

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