Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our own In-house makeover story

I remember the day when Parvathi came to us as we were looking for someone who could take care of our store . I was not very sure if she could do justice to the brand image that we are trying to project for our clothing brand BAJA . Then Amrutha ( my business  partner )  and me decided to give her a chance and we also were very confident that we would be able to groom her .

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  So here is Parvathi’s  makeover story  from a very meek girl to a very confident BAJA employee. A girl who would shy away from camera. Everything about her is a true transformation – from the way she speaks to the customer, she coordinates with people in our unit , managing the couriers, following up with customers and getting the job done at the bank. Love the attitude shift – Now her confidence level has increased so much that she can go to anyone and ask ,clear doubts and get the job done – Proud of her and ourselves 🙂

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Way to go Parvathi , she has now inspired so many more makeover stories .

Love

Babita Jaishankar

 

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Why dressing up is good?

This week is been a week of festivities ( with Ganesh chathurthi and Onam ) . I wore saree, high heels, lipstick, bindi and flowers in my hair. I don’t do that every day. And I loved it.

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It was something I needed to do since becoming a image makeover consultant ( a corporate trainer) I am most of the time in formals . And i also advice people to dress up to the occasion and audience . It was time for me  to take things up a notch and make an effort. So, I did, and felt all the better for it.

I believe women need this and men, well, should. Because what we do when we make an effort, to dress up, suffer heels, iron and starch and strut our sartorial stuff is to show respect.

Understanding and adhering to a dress code involves tradition and as such, requires passing on down generations, preferably by example. I believe being a mom to two daughters it is my duty to tap their shoulder and say, ”this is not a jeans occasion and while you’re changing in to something respectful, brush your hair”. What’s more, to encourage them to enjoy the experience. Remind young people that it feels good to look good. Because when we make an effort to dress up for an occasion ( like it was for Onam today ) is like showing respect . It’s a celebration of occasion and ourselves. It’s not old fashioned, just out of fashion. Style and class does not have seasons. It is eternal. We just don’t get opportunities today to play fantasy dress-ups without feeling self-conscious, to give our decorous inner selves an outing.

So dress up this coming festival 🙂

Love

Babita Jaishankar

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Does Image Matter?


My article in Rotary magazine that was released on 31st OF August by Mr.MAALAN Chief Editor of NEW GENERATION MEDIA

 

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Here is the complete article –

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Your personal image is important; it is what people think about you!  Companies and some public figures use PR firms to build or reinforce their personal image, where their aim is to persuade the public to create a favorable opinion of their client.  Your personal image affects your success in your career, personal life and public life.  Personal image does matter!
People judge others based on three elements.

  • How they dress
  • How they speak
  • How they act.

When I do workshops /sessions with students I discuss how they are misunderstood.  I share with them how I would make a judgment about a student in the first five seconds of seeing him/her.  They unanimously object to such a quick leap to judgment.  I usually turn it around and ask them if they would they make a judgment if they saw a hot looking boy or girl across campus. The answer is always “yes”.

Do you only think about your personal image when you interview or go to work?  Do you ever run into bosses, professors or colleagues in your off time?  How are you treated when you are in a store or other venues outside of work? Would it be a lot easier if you dressed up all the time?  Sure, but that may not make you feel comfortable.  I think that is important too.  Your personal image should fit your personality.

 

You don’t need to dress up all the time to make a positive impression.  It is more necessary to look good!  Do you “look well put together”?  Are your clothes clean and pressed?  Is it appropriate for the occasion?  Personal opinion may enter into this, but that is why it is your personal image.  Own it. It is your choice!  Personal image is more than what you wear!  It is how you speak and act too.  In social situations, you may notice someone because of the way they look or act.
So, let’s start a series of talks to help you look and feel good so you can reach “your maximum potential”.

Babita Jaishankar

designer@babitajaishankar.com

CEO/Founder

WSol Fashion & Image Makeovers Pvt Ltd

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