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Tips on how to “Dress up for the day ” – Being an Indian women…

How do you get the energy to get yourself ready and dressed everyday so nicely?

Thought this question would be a good one to lead into a blog about :

Simple things you can do to transform you to the “Confident U”

 

To start with – Yes , I do spend some time to get ready because it makes me feel wonderful . It’s amazing what a little makeup, styled hair and a nice outfit can do for your self confidence.  Working with Indian moms   where most of them believe that’ if you take a little time out for  yourself, then you are not a good mom , a wife or even sometimes a good employee. But I believe you can be all these and be happy about  yourself ,  when you feel your absolute best. I am aware that  just looks are not going to help …but how you look on the outside does effect on how you feel inside .

I love to look my best all the time , when I am  at work  or running all around Bangalore doing the errands  or even while  working from home.

YES – there are times when I leave the house just like that , maybe a jog  or run to the gate to hand over the forgotten lunch boxes ( have two school going daughters ). But most of the time I do take efforts to dress up as It makes me feel good about myself .

Here are few tips that I follow while putting together a look and also a doable routine .

Having a working wardrobe –  We have stuff in our wardrobe that we are always emotionally attached to, a sari from your mom /mom in law, or the scarf that your brother gave you or maybe the dress you wore when you met your husband for the first  time …

(Wardrobe pic source :http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/how-to-design-a-womans-closet.htm)

Clearing your wardrobe on a regular basis will make sure that you know what you have in your wardrobe   and also get rid of the outfits that you are never going to wear. Or maybe you can rescue some by minimal alterations, restyle them to your current preferences.

While Organizing my  wardrobe, I like to group similar items and colors together . I group them by -Knit wear tops , Bottoms ( shorts at the bottom as I don’t wear them much , capris , denims, and then on top the trousers ), Skirts , cotton and chiffon or silk tops ( silk and chiffons – better  to hang them  ) , dresses … , shrugs  this way if I am wearing a skirt or a trouser  I can easily find what all can be paired with them . I don’t stick to rules nor my style is predictable so arranging the wardrobe this way gives me loads of options .

I hate drawers as they don’t let me see all the items in one glance , I only put things like gym wear , socks undergarments , saree skirts in drawers .

My daily “look “ routine – I usually wash my hair in the evening as I  want  to avoid blowing it dry . Before sleeping I tie my hair into a pony tail as this gives a nice bounce to the hair . Morning depending upon the weather  I may use a straightner  or a curler or just scrunch it up ( if the weather is too humid , like now it is in Bangalore ).  Some styling oil always comes handy on bad hair days  J.

My makeup routine remains the same for work (colors may change) so I don’t spent time experimenting  on a regular working day . Take some time once to try out different looks and then decide on one look which you can do most of the time an. And once you start doing this regularly , you spend littler time for this.

Do not do all this with a feeling of “ you have to do it” , do it because you like putting in an effort that helps you look and feel good . Believe me taking half an hour a day for yourself  is never a waste …your loved ones, who care about your needs a “Happy and content U”

Hope that these simple methods were helpful to all you lovely ladies…would like to read your comments too.

Babita jaishankar


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Personal Shopping:

“My wardrobe is overflowing, but I have nothing to wear!” Ever felt this way? Fret not, you are not alone. In any given wardrobe, a lot of clothes lie unused due to various reasons. We make sure that they get the love they deserve, by matching them with the right articles of clothing and accessories, and demonstrating the right way to wear each outfit. We help you discover a whole new range of clothes, right out of your existing wardrobe. We also help with you rearranging and acquiring the right sets of wardrobe basics that match your lifestyle and goals. Once you have these essentials in place, you will never again feel the pressure of shopping right before an important occasion, for lack of appropriate clothing.

This approach is not only good for your heart and pocket, but it’s also environment friendly. You not only get to go green, but also turn others green (with envy!).

Shopping is a very personal experience. While shopping is fun, women also know how nerve racking it can be to buy an expensive outfit without being sure whether one is going to actually wear it. We are also very familiar with the anxiety of not being sure which outfit is appropriate for a certain occasion and if we are paying the right price for it.

How about an expert friend to guide you this process? We offer personal shopping solutions, where our on-panel experts act as your personal shopper. With us, you will rediscover the joy of shopping, and get the best value for your money at the same time!

When you hire us as your personal shopper:

• Know what to buy:  Understand Do’s and Don’ts while shopping for yourself, and how to work around your assets and buy the right outfits.

• Know where to buy: You will shop in stores that match your style preferences and needs, and you can enjoy shopping with your very own personal shopper selecting the clothes that suit you.

• Know why you are investing in an outfit: Benefit from the expertise of our Designer/Consultant selecting items for you, and also her critique of why an item is suitable or not, and witness creative ways to pull outfits together.

• The result: Build a wardrobe of clothes that look amazing on you and  make you feel confident and fabulous.

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Action oriented workshops & Group Training

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Motivating employees to understand and follow current dress code policies
  • Grooming, dressing and etiquette training
  • Presentation and image management skills
  • Networking – Breaking out of the comfort zone
  • Individual consultation (for managers and C level executives)

Individual consultation (for managers and C level executives)

  • Personal brand and image creation; management coaching
  • Assistance to design dress code policies for employees

 

Babita is also available for speaking engagements at conferences and seminars.

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Wardrobe restyling:

Hire us to detox your wardrobe, and experience for yourself the joy of having a fresh wardrobe and the sense of lightness and energy that it will bring into your life.

 

With our wardrobe restyling solutions, we help you remove all the excess items that are of no use to you and are just extra baggage(literally!). Let go of the stuff that’s not working for you and bring in just the right outfits and accessories that make you feel radiant inside out. Detox does not just mean throwing away things; like food, it’s also about right combinations and the appropriateness for an occasion, and for your body type. That’s where our 360 degree knowledge about apparel and accessories can do wonders for your wardrobe.

 

Post the purging and rearranging, we assure you that your wardrobe is going to be full of clothes that you will love to wear and flaunt!

 

This is how we are going to restyle your wardrobe:

• Review your current wardrobe for style, fit, color, relevance, coordination, and function.

• Ensure you have key wardrobe essentials in place; purge items of clothing that are not in sync with your new image goals; and identify key gaps in your wardrobe.

• Clothing is an investment in yourself, make sure you have a well-coordinated wardrobe that works 100% for the new you.

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A corporate spends substantial amounts of money on creating and managing a brand, and the corporate’s employees are the tangible representation of this brand. No wonder, client facing professionals are called the ‘face’ of the company. How these representatives of a corporate present and conduct themselves reflects directly on the organization and its brand value. With the increasing use of social media in personal and professional lives, the visibility factor is increasing by the day. Thus, professional conduct and behaviour on the part of individual professionals is more a need now than ever before, especially in service sector and for client facing/ public facing professionals.

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Corporate Image Consultation Services:

It’s a well acknowledged fact that the human resources of a company are its most valuable resources. A lesser acknowledged fact is that even the image of a company’s employees can give a definitive competitive advantage to the organisation. Various recent studies also point towards the same conclusion.

A corporate spends substantial amounts of money on creating and managing a brand, and the corporate’s employees are the tangible representation of this brand. No wonder, client facing professionals are called the ‘face’ of the company. How these representatives of a corporate present and conduct themselves reflects directly on the organization and its brand value. With the increasing use of social media in personal and professional lives, the visibility factor is increasing by the day. Thus, professional conduct and behaviour on the part of individual professionals is more a need now than ever before, especially in service sector and for client facing/ public facing professionals.

Progressive organizations in India are waking up to this reality and moving in to equip their employees with the right knowledge and skills. These organizations are particular about ensuring that the people who represent their organization and brand are aligned with the brand image and values.

In fact, training your employees in corporate grooming, etiquette and communication skills can be the most astute investment that your organisation had ever made in terms of ROI. An effective image of your employees brings in multiple benefits like better brand image, enhanced employee morale and increased trust of clients and people in general.

How we can help:

Action oriented workshops & Group Training

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Motivating employees to understand and follow current dress code policies
  • Grooming, dressing and etiquette training
  • Presentation and image management skills
  • Networking – Breaking out of the comfort zone
  • Individual consultation (for managers and C level executives)

Individual consultation (for managers and C level executives)

  • Personal brand and image creation; management coaching
  • Assistance to design dress code policies for employees

 

Babita is also available for speaking engagements at conferences and seminars.

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Image Makeover:

An image makeover can turnaround your personal and professional life. But this is not about changing you; it is about presenting you in the right light, so that the world gets to see your true potential and your own unique personality. By equipping you with the knowledge of what works best for you, and how to present yourself, we empower you to maximize your potential. Our aim is to let the real you shine through!

Imagine putting together an outfit for a special occasion. We think of the occasion, how we would like to present ourselves, and then set about collecting garments and accessories that complement each other. We will not dare think of wearing a blue nail polish with an all red traditional dress. That is the same principle at play when we talk about a complete image makeover.  It ensures that every aspect of your transformation is in complete harmony with the rest of the changes.

What we will do in our session:

  • Color Analysis
  • Style Analysis
  • Makeup Consultation
  • Hair Consultation
  • Wardrobe Analysis

Ready to really redefine yourself? Contact us now!

Personal Shopping:

“My wardrobe is overflowing, but I have nothing to wear!” Ever felt this way? Fret not, you are not alone. In any given wardrobe, a lot of clothes lie unused due to various reasons. We make sure that they get the love they deserve, by matching them with the right articles of clothing and accessories, and demonstrating the right way to wear each outfit. We help you discover a whole new range of clothes, right out of your existing wardrobe. We also help with you rearranging and acquiring the right sets of wardrobe basics that match your lifestyle and goals. Once you have these essentials in place, you will never again feel the pressure of shopping right before an important occasion, for lack of appropriate clothing.

This approach is not only good for your heart and pocket, but it’s also environment friendly. You not only get to go green, but also turn others green (with envy!).

Shopping is a very personal experience. While shopping is fun, women also know how nerve racking it can be to buy an expensive outfit without being sure whether one is going to actually wear it. We are also very familiar with the anxiety of not being sure which outfit is appropriate for a certain occasion and if we are paying the right price for it.

How about an expert friend to guide you this process? We offer personal shopping solutions, where our on-panel experts act as your personal shopper. With us, you will rediscover the joy of shopping, and get the best value for your money at the same time!

When you hire us as your personal shopper:

• Know what to buy:  Understand Do’s and Don’ts while shopping for yourself, and how to work around your assets and buy the right outfits.

• Know where to buy: You will shop in stores that match your style preferences and needs, and you can enjoy shopping with your very own personal shopper selecting the clothes that suit you.

• Know why you are investing in an outfit:             Benefit from the expertise of our Designer/Consultant selecting items for you, and also her critique of why an item is suitable or not, and witness creative ways to pull outfits together.

• The result: Build a wardrobe of clothes that look amazing on you and  make you feel confident and fabulous.

 Wardrobe restyling:

Hire us to detox your wardrobe, and experience for yourself the joy of having a fresh wardrobe and the sense of lightness and energy that it will bring into your life.

With our wardrobe restyling solutions, we help you remove all the excess items that are of no use to you and are just extra baggage(literally!). Let go of the stuff that’s not working for you and bring in just the right outfits and accessories that make you feel radiant inside out. Detox does not just mean throwing away things; like food, it’s also about right combinations and the appropriateness for an occasion, and for your body type. That’s where our 360 degree knowledge about apparel and accessories can do wonders for your wardrobe.

Post the purging and rearranging, we assure you that your wardrobe is going to be full of clothes that you will love to wear and flaunt!

This is how we are going to restyle your wardrobe:

• Review your current wardrobe for style, fit, color, relevance, coordination, and function.

• Ensure you have key wardrobe essentials in place; purge items of clothing that are not in sync with your new image goals; and identify key gaps in your wardrobe.

• Clothing is an investment in yourself, make sure you have a well-coordinated wardrobe that works 100% for the new you.

Colour Profiling:

 Ever wondered how yellow looks stunning on some people and gaudy on others? Colours are the first thing that we subconsciously notice about a person’s clothing, accessories and makeup. Yet, when it comes to shopping for our own wardrobe, we end up buying colours that please our eye, or something that is ‘in’ for the season.

Colours have wavelengths too! Some complement you, some don’t. For each individual, there will be a certain set of colors and combinations that will bring out the best in them. What are yours?

We are here to offer expert advice on picking the right colours that suit your skin color, body type, and everything else that makes you, uniquely you.

What we will do in our session:

Assess how colours affect your features and discover those that look good on you.

  1. Find optimal colour combinations and simple ways to co-ordinate them to create a great outfit.
  2. Experiment with new ways to wear your colours and learn how to easily enhance your wardrobe.

 

Style Profiling:

Each individual has a unique style, which has nothing to do with the current fad or fashion trend. Identifying that personal style can be the very first and most important step in creating the right image, which really reflects what you are.

Remember the transformations of Rekha and Karishma Kapoor? Today, both of them are considered timeless examples of elegance and beauty. But there was a time when it was not so. What brought in the transformation is their willingness to explore and unearth their own beauty trapped underneath inappropriate clothing and makeup. The moment they discovered their personal style, everything else fell in place by itself, including success and accolades.

So, are you sure your current style is letting the real you shine through? Come and discover for yourself!

Our style profiling experts will help you by analysing and identifying your personal style, and then work around it to create outfits that are made just for you!

In a typical session, we will

Understand and guide you through the process of discovering how you would like the world to see you.

  • Assess your body shape, and suggest cuts, colors and silhouttes that will accentuate your best features.
  • Create a styple profile that fits your personality, aspired image and your body type.
  • Suggest what kind of accessories compliment you best.
  • Guide you in selecting the styles of Indian and western wear that will flatter your individual proportions.
  • Offer tips on concealing figure flaws.

 

Hair and Makeup Transformations:

As any movie diva or catwalk queen would confess, it’s the makeup and hair that can make or break the look. No wonder they spend obscene amounts on getting the perfect look before sashaying down the red carpet or the catwalk.

But the truth is, getting your hair and makeup right is not that complicated, provided you have discovered what works for you and what doesn’t. Finding the right haircut and color, the right shade of lipstick and eyeliner, can make your job of getting ready for work or a social outing effortless.

Our hair and makeup transformation solutions are geared to transform you in subtle ways, so that your makeup and hair look natural yet elegant.

What will we do in the sessions?

  • Understand what kind of look you are interested in.
  • Realistically estimate how much time you can spend on a regular basis to maintain the look.
  • Assess how colors affect your features to discover those that look good on you.
  • Explain how to balance your hair style with your face contours and body frame.
  • Identify your best features and guide you on accentuating them.
  • Offer tips on hiding features that you wouldn’t want to draw attention to.
  • Create a daily plan for basic skin care.
  • Equip you to create a natural day look and a stunning evening look within minutes.
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