The Image Counsellor

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danielcraig1Richard GereWas sitting at a coffeeshop with my principal image consultant yesterday. She was training me how to check out the skin colours of the passer-by and detemine which season they belong to – Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. And we noticed there are rarely any “Summer” man in Singapore. They are the gentlemen who has soft features, hair colour and pinky skin tone. Once again I relied on the internet to look for movie stars who possess such charateristics. These are people who look exceptionally well in almost different shades of greys and silvers. On the left you have Daniel Craig from James Bond who looks incredibly sauve in the grey suit and silver tie. And Richard Gere whom I remembered dearly from the movie, Pretty Woman, who charmed the socks off actress, Julia Roberts. For the movie, James Bond to take off, they will definitely need a Summer man who is a chick-magnet and can pull it off as a secret agent.



Posted on: April 9, 2009

My friend was asking me what to wear for his interview for a post in the government. So I did more research online, and my first instinct was to click on the word: Obama. He took (or rather his group of image consultants and stylists) careful considering to dress him up. I was particularly attracted to the ties that he wears during his Presidential champaign. Which coloured tie should he wear on his visits to different states and speaking to specific target audience? Although the tie seemed to be a simple accessory, it serves great purpose when you are a celebrity. Can you imagine Obama wearing a pink, floral tie when he is meeting with his Senate? More often would you see professional speakers/trainers wearing a red tie because “red” would bring the focus onto the speaker especially during a competition. For politicians usually, it’s a blue tie (of various shades) because it portrays a sense of loyality and patriotism. So choose wisely.

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I have a couple of financial planners who come to me for consultation. Since they are always on the go, below are the advice I would give to keep them looking fresh and clean all day. It’s easier to prepare an emergency kit then to lose a deal just because you looked sloppy at the end of the day.

Emergency kit: On-the-go

– Breathe freshener or mint

– Au de toilette or deodorant

– Comb

– White cotton undershirt (if you sweat alot )

– Wet/Dry tissue

Emergency kit: Desk

– Toothbrush and toothpaste

– Pressed shirts and pants

– Deodorant (Use this before you leave the office or house)

– Travel size razor and shaving cream

– Fresh pair of socks (Oh come on… be hygienic)

– Nail clippers

– Shoe Buffer

– Facial cleanser

Causal pants with pleated front
Dress pants with flat front
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Yesterday I had a friend wearing a dark grey pair of pants and I commented the flat front pants are more modern and makes a person looks lean. Sadly, the previous day he just bought 2 pair of pleated front pants. No fret. You can still keep away the pleated pants for occasions where you have to meet up with more mature and perhaps conservative clientele.
No Nos for formal pants:
– Too baggy/excess cloth at the ends. Please alter the length if you have to.
– Wear navy blue or black socks. White socks for causal pants or sports wear.
– Do not wear army boots or shoes with dress pants please.
– Make sure the pants are at waist length and not hanging loosely around the hips unless you have a tummy.