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June 2015

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.

On Friday the 29th of May 2015, Public Image held an event dubbed ‘A Gentleman’s Evening’ that was featured in the People Daily (website: http://epaper.peopledaily.co.ke/?iid=120733#folio=20 pictured above). You do not want to miss out on the next one so contact us, leave your details and be in the know on all our upcoming events.

BUILDING PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL STYLE

Creating a personal professional style can be a long and stressful journey. From body shapes, to colors to accessories so I would like to give you a few ideas and tips on how to begin this journey and hopefully continuously grow it.

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

The avenues accessible to you for inspiration are numerous. I will handle three:

1. INTERNET

Google is your friend! Research as far and as wide as possible on various outfit pictorials. Some such as the ones below will give you head to toe ideas on an outfit. If you love it then you can work on piecing it together.



FASHION BLOGGERS:

The blogging industry is the fastest growing arm of the fashion industry with various ladies representing various body shapes

and personalities. You may choose to follow one and get ideas from them or as many as possible and gather ideas from across the board. One of my utmost favourite Kenyan born fashion bloggers is: ’fromcurveswithlove.com’ style Blogger Anita Mogere (below) who will also give you great Make-Up tips!


2. TV SHOWS | MOVIES

Do not just watch TV purely for your entertainment! It can be one huge source of fashion advice from major Stylists whom you not otherwise have the chance to interact with. An example is, Lyn Paolo who handles Olivia Pope (below) on the popular show, Scandal.

I also keep an eye on other characters on the show. From other shows I love; Marisol and Mrs. Powell in Devious Maids, Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane, Mrs. Solis from the classic show Desperate Housewives. If you love the vintage then watch out for Mad Men.

3. MAGAZINES | NEWSPAPERS
Various magazines and newspapers whether weekly or monthly contain style segments. You can then proceed to cut out pictures of pieces you like and more often than not they also contain information on where you can purchase them.
You can start a style inspiration board in your room that will help you stand back and view just what kind of pieces reach out to you. These very simply equal your personal style!

Personal style is not something carved in stone, it is not rigid. Your style may evolve as often or as minimally as possible. No matter the case, the most important thing is to wear what you choose with utmost confidence and always feel good in your own skin.

All the best on your style journey and if you need more help please reach us on the contacts below.

FAVOURITE TRENDS

1. PATTERN PLAY

Patterns are majorly present on the fashion scene. Be it loud patterns or simple patterns worn in tiny or large portions. Be careful with this trend though because it is very easy to mess up.


Anita (above) has paired two prints together and pulled off a flawless look!

2. BOLD/ BRIGHT COLORS

Another trend that I am currently obsessed over is bold and bright colors. It can be subtly added into an outfit through jewellery or shoes or be loud and substantial as shown below.


 ‘Style pantry’ blogger (above) displays how to wear a bright color whilst maintaining a professional look.

3. STATEMENT SHOES

A lady should always have on heels! Be it 3 or 6 inches; depending on how comfortable you are in them, heels ALWAYS give a lady instant elegance! Statement shoes are a pair that grabs attention because they are not only beautiful but also unique.


4. WHITE ON WHITE

White is the most beautiful color on a lady more so an all white outfit. This color communicates cleanliness, virtue, and high social status as well as a meticulous nature.
Shirley Eniang (alongside) shows how gorgeous this look can be. Careful though when you try this look because white can easily get dirty.

5. RED HOT POWER SUIT

This is in relation with the white on white trend but changing the game to red.

Red communicates power, energy, passion and determination. It commands attention and evokes strength and creates visual impact.  Need I say more about why this trend is Red Hot?


QUOTES OF THE MONTH

“A personal style is like handwriting it happens as the by-product of our way of seeing things, enriched by the experiences of everything around us.”
Massimo Vignolli

“When in doubt wear red.”
Bill Blass

“People will stare, make it worth their while.”
Harry Winston

TOP 2 DISHES TO ORDER AT BUSINESS MEETINGS

1. Boneless Chicken | Fish

2. Salads

Pictures courtesy of Food and Travel Blogger Samantha of ‘audaciousenses.wordpress.com’

 

 

 

Mrs. Angela Mogere-Oti hosting the "Gentleman's Evening" recently held at the InterContinental Hotel.

 

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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
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