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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Image Matters

Why does Image Matter?

A sad truth that researchers Dunn & Charette have found is that "Our Image can have a significant impact on our hapiness by affecting the development of friendships and romantic relationships. Children learn that looking 'different' often results in teasing and bullying. Adults experience similiarly painful consequences."

"People are affected by your appearance whether or not they realise it, and whether or not they think appearance is important." (Dunn & Charette, National Research Council of Canada). Dunn and Charette's research goes on to state that a first impression has significant, measurable effects on the observer. "Your appearance strongly influences other people's perception of you."

You probably know from personal experience the difference in respect and attention you receive from sales assistants or store owners when you are dressed 'a certain way'. We all know this clip from Pretty Woman.

                                         Pretty Woman Clip - Snobby Sales Assistants

Experiment: Try the Vivienne Experiment. Visit the same store twice - once dressed in your loungewear and once dressed in your work gear. Compare the reactions and respect of the sales assistants. I love the following clip...the ultimate revenge!


                                          Pretty Woman - The  'Slap in the Face'

What are your thoughts? Do we live in an Image Obsessed Society? Should we fight it or go with it?

B xx

Let Me Introduce Myself

"Self-Confidence is the most important part of true Beauty" - Robert Jones

Hello Fellow Bloggers and Blog Readers!

Thank-you for checking into my blog spot! My name is Becky Edwards and I am an Image & Style Consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. My business, 'Diamond Image' offers image makeover services to men and women who need help in bringing out the best version of themselves possible.

The question I get asked on a regular basis is, 'What actually is an Image Consultant?' Well, in order to outline this line of work I decided to hit the web for a well written definition about what people in my profession actually do and here is what I found...
"An Image Consultant (also known by such titles as wardrobe consultant, fashion stylist, or makeover consultant) are paid to show people how to create a fabulous impression. They might recommend wearing different colours or new styles, go through closets to toss out clothing that isn't working, shop for a new wardrobe, and put together incredible outfits. They also advise a change of hairstyle, makeup, or grooming. Most image consultants also develop a network of strategic partners they can refer clients to, such as hair stylists, makeup artists, nutritionists or personal trainers. Image consultants offer the kind of advice that can help people land a job, get a promotion, find someone to love, or just feel good about themselves."  (http://www.apparelsearch.com/employment/guides/image_consultant_learn_how.htm)

So that is my profession in a nutshell. I look forward to sharing all things health, beauty and fashion-related with you and very much look forward to your questions and comments!

Becky xx