Looking polished and professional doesn’t mean you always have to be decked in designer goods from head to toe. Sometimes, it’s the simple things like making sure your clothes are pressed, there are no loose threads and you wear styles that are apt for your body type and proportions. See what little habits you may be guilty of that give off the impression of being unkempt and unprofessional.
I remember going through a quick color swatch during one of my classes at John Robert Powers many years ago. I was a teenager then and was completely clueless about the power of colors. I would randomly pick clothes that I thought looked cool or trendy without thinking so much if they were in the right color for my skin tone. The result? I ended up spending a lot of money on clothes that really didn’t make me look my best.
Discovering your color season will prove to be very helpful when you go shopping, get your hair dyed or even do your make-up. It’s a journey of self-discovery and acceptance–there really are times when a dress would look great on a model but have the opposite effect on you. There’d be moments when you try to replicate a make-up look but end up frustrated because you can’t seem to nail it. Don’t doubt your skills entirely; maybe the colors just aren’t right for you.
The Color Theory revolves around the four basic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. This doesn’t mean that your skin tone corresponds to the season of your present location. I live in sunny Metro Manila but my color season is neither rainy or sunny. :-p My natural hair color is black (which of course, due to vanity purposes, I have dyed since I graduated from college), my eye color is dark brown and my skin is light with warm undertones. Below are illustrations of the different color seasons.
Once you know your colors, it will be easier for you to tell if a dress or make-up shade is worth buying. Is it in your color or will it make you look washed-out? Will it make your skin glow? What hair color shades can you play around with? Watch the video below to learn more!
The recent Lifestyle Workshop Series hosted by the AICI Philippine Chapter brought together women from different career tracks all bound by the goal to improve themselves through additional learning. The workshop entitled “The Joy of Beauty” featured image consultants Abbygale Arenas-de Leon, Rita Dizon-Dayrit and Patricia Pronstroller-Tolentino.
Below is the video coverage of the event:
The Association of Image Consultants International (Philippine Chapter) opens it’s doors to those who are looking to improve their professional branding by dressing sharper and adapting a healthier, fit lifestyle.
Former Bb. Pilipinas Universe (1997) Abbygale Arenas-de Leon will be discussing the 5 contributing factors on how to look beautiful, credible and confident in her presentation called “How to Look Sharp.”
Flair Image Consultancy managing partner Rita Linda Dayrit will let us in on her secrets to staying fit and fabulous. She will be giving tips on eating healthy, exercise, nurturing relationships, skin care and spiritual development.
Patricia Pronstroller Tolentino, Chief HR Consultant and Image Coach of PPT Consulting will be talking about her journey as an image consultant. With over 15 years of experience in coaching and training in the workplace, she will be sharing the beauty of image consultancy as a career.
The Lifestyle Workshops Series 2 will be held on January 25, 2017 (Wednesday) at the Marikit Function Room, One Shang Place, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City from 1-5pm.
To register, please contact Debbie at +63 926 732-2673 or Ginny Villegas at +63 917 530-1771.