Monthly Archives January 2013

Become a Savvy Shopper

I did my bit to support the retail economy of Las Vegas, Nevada last week.  The whole family spent a day at the Premium Outlets in the North (a 30 minute bus ride/15 minute taxi ride) from the Strip.  I had loads of fun and I think we got some real bargains for everyone in the family. My clients who are planning trips to the US often ask me about shopping in the factory outlets. Are the discounts worth the
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Create the impression you want

I’ve worked in Asia and the US and in comparison, the workplace dress code in Australia is relaxed and casual.  Unless you work in a major city in “professional” industries where a suit is still the norm, getting dressed for work each day can be a headache.  How can you create an outfit that is professional, appropriate, comfortable yet injected with your personality? A good place to start is to understand the impression you want to create on your clients,
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Find your personal fashion style

How would you describe your personal fashion style?  Classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian?  Or a cross between one or two of those categories with your unique spin?  In this digital age, there is plenty of  fashion inspiration to help you put together your look. When I was sixteen, I used to wait impatiently for my monthly edition of Seventeen to arrive (a month out of date by the time I received it by sea-mail).  My friends and I used to drool
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Love everything in your wardrobe

How do you feel when you open up your wardrobe each day?  Do you like the clothes and accessories you see inside?  Does each piece give you a positive vibe, maybe reminding you of when you bought it or the last time your wore it? The emotional roller coaster of getting dressed I had a love-hate relationship with my (rather full) wardrobe.  I used to open it with anticipation thinking, “What do I feel like wearing today?”  It wasn’t like
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Feel attractive and feminine

Last week I enjoyed meeting up with a girlfriend I hadn’t seen for a year.  As we caught up on each other’s lives, our conversation inevitably turned to husbands and children.  In particular, I was struck by how she described her seven year-old daughter as a girly girl who loved everything pink, dresses, hairclips, dolls and four-legged animals. My friend, a self-professed tomboy growing up and a highly capable IT project manager, was amazed (and frustrated) at how their different
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