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April 2015

UPCOMING EVENT

A GENTLEMAN'S EVENING will be aplatform for powerful and ambitious men to interact with Image Experts; Derek Bbanga and Robert Burale. One will acquire valuable tips on how to create a look that suits their image and brand.

On the 29th of May 2015

LIMITED slots so hurry and make your booking through any of the contacts on the last page...

PROFESSIONAL DRESS FOR THE GENTLEMAN

The most important thing to consider first when selecting your wardrobe is the FIT. It does not matter how fabulous an outfit is, if it is not tailored to your body, you will not achieve the perfect look.

GENTLEMEN:

SUITS

When settling on a suit, the suitable colors are: black, charcoal black/grey, navy or soft navy or royal blue and light grey.

SHIRTS

DONíT:

A short sleeved shirt with pockets may look stylish but it is not in any way professional unless you are a pilot.

DO:

The perfect shirt as seen in the last picture on the right in the image above is long sleeved, without pockets and that fits the torso and arms perfectly.

TIES & POCKET HANDKERCHIEFS

The general rule is that these two should not match. One can match colors from the tie to the handkerchief but they should not be identical.

DONíT:

Ties with animations or crazy prints and colors are definitely not professional

DO:

Ties with small prints and dark colors without crazy patterns are the professional kind. Below is an example of a great look.

SHOES

DO:

BELTS:

DO:

Match the color of the belt with the color of your shoes. Have belts that have small or simple buckles.

DONíT:

STYLE SECTION

Derek Bbanga; Managing Director, Public Image

The Art Of Breaking A Suit

In the picture alongside, Derek Bbanga showcases a fantastic way to break a suit and still maintain a professional edge.

He chose a dark blue coat paired with a pair of grey pants. His shirt has deep purple stripes paired with a bold intricate designed tie of the same color. In line with not matching the pocket handkerchief to the tie, he chose a very light purple shade for the pocket handkerchief.

To make the blue coat stand out as a single piece he had his tailor switch all the brown buttons to white ones.

He matches his black double monk strap shoes with his belt.

This look is perfect for ‘Dress down’ Fridays, a semi-formal event, and a formal date with your significant other.

Mrs. Angela Mogere_Oti at a recent KBC Training on Image

Get in Touch

Are you looking to build yourself as an Individual Brand?

Get in touch and let us make you a force to reckon with

Are you a lady looking to give your image an overhaul?

Get in touch and let us turn you into the best you can be

Are you looking for a Corporate Emcee for your function?

Get in touch and let us make it a success

Is your company planning a training event, a sales retreat, or team building?

Find out how Public Image can help at http://www.publicimageafrica.com or contact info@publicimageafrica.com.

Angela: angela.mogere@publicimageafrica.com
Emmanuel: emmanuel.kamau@publicimageafrica.com
Samantha Samantha.kendi@publicimageafrica.com
Vivian Vivian.kamau@publicimageafrica.com

ABOUT PUBLIC IMAGE

Public Image has a unique approach to building individual and corporate achievement. Business etiquette, creating a positive image through posture and dress, soft skills, communication proficiency, personal branding and networking expertise are key elements in the Public Image approach to developing professional skills. Projecting a positive image for business will give you an edge in today's competitive market.

PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR

The colours you choose to wear say a lot about your individual brand and your business.

For the ladies, there is a lot more room to play around with colour be it a dress, skirt, top, coat or shoes. The gentlemen are limited to shirts, ties and pocket handkerchiefs.

RED:

This colour communicates power, energy, passion and determination. It commands attention and evokes strength and creates visual impact.

PINK:

This colour is considered tranquil and warm. It communicates compassion faithfulness and femininity. However, gentlemen can also pull off a pastel pink shirt and look fantastic!

ORANGE:

This colour is associated with fun and shows ambition and enthusiasm. It is a good alternative to red because it also makes a bold statement.

YELLOW:

Communicates that one is alert, optimistic, confident, stimulating and intelligent.

BROWN:

This colour shows that the individual is reliable, approachable and relaxed.

PURPLE:

This is the colour of royalty and is associated with wealth, prosperity, wisdom and sophistication. It commands respect, dignity and power.

BLUE:

It is a colour that communicates authority, responsibility and trustworthiness.

GREEN:

This colour evokes calm and relaxation. It shows compassion, prosperity, prestige and growth.

BLACK:

Is a colour of elegance, authority, dignity, sophistication, and mystery

WHITE:

This colour communicates cleanliness, virtue, and high social status as well as a meticulous nature.

GRAY:

Class, efficiency, sophisticated, and confidence.

 


QUOTES OF THE MONTH

“We are all made up of the same skin and bones; what separates us is what we dress over it.”
Stefania Yarhi

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”
Edith Head

“The way we dress affects the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act and the way others react to us.”
Judith Rasband


We have recently worked with

African Population Health Research Centre (APHRC)

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

The Kenya Parliamentary Caucus on Human Rights (SUNY KENYA)


Look out for next monthís issue ďThe Ladies EditionĒ
If you have any questions or comments please contact us.

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