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Fashion Revolution Week: Six Ways To Shop Mindfully

WHO made the clothes you’re wearing right now? It’s a simple enough question. But four years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, it’s more important than ever that we keep asking it. This week marks the anniversary of the collapse of the Bangladesh factory complex that killed 1,138 garment workers and injured a further 2,500 in one of the worst industrial tragedies in history.

Fashion’s supply chains are incredibly complicated beasts that require hours of unravelling – from farm to factory to store, from zips to buttons to beading, it’s never clear under what conditions they came into being. Often brands don’t own factories outright – so garment production is subcontracted out, making it difficult to hold people to account. But it’s easy to start asking questions.

In the spirit of transparency, this week also marks #FashionRevolutionWeek, an ethical initiative whose current focus is #whomademyclothes, a campaign which encourages consumers to demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. Here are six ways to get involved with Fashion Revolution Week, and shop mindfully in the process… http://buff.ly/2q5IQTR

#ethicalfashion #shopmindfully #personalshopping#learnpersonalshopping #personalshoppercourses#becomeapersonalshopper

Become a certified Style Coach, image consultant, personal stylist, personal branding coach and personal shopper. Online diploma courses at www.stylecoachinginstitute.com 

Finally! We’re getting around to sharing some pictures from the last day of our ‘Style Coach™ VIP Diploma Course’ held in London in October. We had such an excellent week with a wonderful group of ladies joining us from the UK, the USA, Bahrain and Ghana. 

If you love fashion and style, but you are also passionate about helping people to become more confident and expressive of their personalities, then you might have the makings of a professional ‘Style Coach™’.

Here at the Style Coaching Institute®, we train men and women in a very unique skillset that enables them to make real and long-lasting differences to the lives of their clients. We also provide the specific business training and support that enables our graduates to begin viable new careers and set up their own successful businesses as professional ‘Style Coaches™’.  

In 2016, would you like to learn something completely new and different? Would you like the option to turn this knowledge into a career that enables you to earn money doing what you love? If so, you might like to take a closer look at the VIP courses we host in London, Singapore, Melbourne and Auckland and Wellington, or our online diploma courses that are currently being studied in 75 countries around the world via our eLearning Platform.

We invite you to visit us online at www.stylecoachinginstitute.com where you can find out more, and also schedule a call with a member of our team to chat about your personal aspirations for the new year ahead. 

Want to get a quick introduction? Watch our video with directors Kate Cutting & Tracey Redmondhttps://vimeo.com/86935608

About Us: 

Our innovative and original stylist training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify experienced and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, personal shoppers, personal branding coaches, colour consultants and life coaches to pursue the career of their dreams as professional Style Coaches™.

In just 10 years, Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam, Qatar and counting!

What to wear to an Xmas party

Think for a moment about the outfit you are going to wear for your next celebratory or festive event. I wonder how many of us instantly think of wearing our trusted LBD (little black dress) with some nice accessories? Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. However, in this article, I would like to discuss and highlight the less conservative option of ‘non-black’ clothes. As a professional image consultant and Style Coach™, I think of it as an invitation to make the leap from dressing with ‘predictability and safety’ at your next event, to dressing with ‘style and sparkle’!

First of all, and strictly speaking, *black* is not a ‘colour’. Instead, it absorbs all other colours! So, why is *black* such a popular choice? Why do we like it so much? I love considering these questions when I am doing professional colour analysis with my clients, and if you’ve ever considered becoming a colour consultant yourself, then you will share my enthusiasm!

The most obvious answer is because it’s a comfortable and safe choice. It transmits a feeling of protection and strength. Many would also argue that it is mysterious. Colour psychology is just fascinating. We all use *black* at various times of our lives: when experiencing mourning, when we want to ‘blend in’ due to low self-esteem or body-image issues, when we want to appear slimmer due to discontent about our body shape or weight, or when we want to feel secure in our wardrobe choices so we don’t ‘get it wrong’. Fashion tells us that black is slimming, seductive, formal, elegant and sophisticated. There are a lot of studies about the psychology of ‘black’, but the main question here is to ask ourselves, “Instead of black, why not bring our outfits to life with vibrant use of colour?” In Style Coaching™, we combine life coaching skills, which helps me to explore how my client ‘feels’ when wearing different colours, and trying different styles - not just how my client ‘looks.

Fashion historians and fashion courses trace the iconic origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou. They were intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. The little black dress is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers. But do we believe we’re radiant wearing black? Is it really flattering us and enhancing our image as much as we would like it to?

Wearing black is certainly functional and turns complex choices into easy ones when you don’t know what to wear to a festive event. When wearing black, you always have the assurance and self-confidence that you will be dressed appropriately. But is black properly translating the state or mood we are in when we attend parties? And, if you are a self-confessed lover of ‘black’, would your opinion change if a colour consultant gave you alternative colour suggestions? This is where, in my opinion, the journey of discovering your style really starts.

During the Style Coach™ training we learned about colour psychology in addition to the colour analysis. Understanding our ‘true’ or ‘wow’ colours can be powerful, as they affect us positively and in profound ways. The colours we wear can be used to create harmony with our own natural colouring, and they essentially become another part of us. One of my friends (and fellow Style Coaches™) recently shared with me that she had clients idealizing black, but it was actually not suiting their skin tone and was stealing their shine. Perhaps this is more common than we realise.

When we choose black during personal shopping trips, are we in fact denying ourselves the opportunity to look for an outfit which will make us look and feel outstanding? Are we missing out on a chance to try something that is outside our comfort zones and a touch different to what we’re used to? Style Coaching™ combines elements of personal branding, so we’re constantly looking for ways to showcase our unique personality and every other factor that becomes a person’s ‘personal brand’. 

Imagine yourself walking into the department stores at the start of the festive season, with your personal shopper, when the mannequins are wearing party outfits… What outfits on the mannequins really inspire you? When something catches your eye, what shine is it transmitting to have grabbed your attention?
The aim is to search for something to wear which will not only enhance our silhouette, but which also communicates our own energy, personality and vibrancy. So many of our attributes can be communicated, enhanced and highlighted with our colour choices. Personal styling is about having fun with fashion and creatively expressing yourself, but don’t worry about looking overdressed; instead focus on choosing the right fabric, the right shape, the right length and the right colour. For many of my personal styling clients, wearing a vibrant colour choice can feel like a big transition, in which case, a black outfit can be transformed with even a touch of colour that suits you.
I hope you enjoy choosing your next outfit and that you’re feeling inspired to find a Xmas party dress that will help you feel great during your celebratory occasions!

– Written by Jeannine Courvoisier for the Style Coaching Institute

ABOUT THE STYLE COACHING INSTITUTE®

In just 10 years, Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Greece, Guernsey, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

We offer online personal styling courses worldwide, and VIP tutored stylist training courses in London, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a successful Style Coach™. Discover more at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

Have you been thinking about becoming a personal stylist? If you would love to have a successful career helping others to look and feel beautiful, then join us in London for our Style Coaching™ Diploma Course this October. Or start studying now, from anywhere in the world, via our online courses

Here at the Style Coaching Institute®, we don’t offer standard or ordinary image consultant training. Instead, our personal stylist courses teach you a uniquely holistic approach that combines image and beauty training with powerful life coach training and personal branding that transforms people from the inside out.

If you have a passion for style and beauty, but you also believe that people are so much more than a reflection in the mirror, then why not consider a career in Style Coaching™ and become a personal stylist with a difference? Details can be found at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

We’re all ready for our next group of VIP students who are set to become leading Image Consultants, Personal Stylists, and Style Coaches™. They are joining our master image trainer, Bernie Delaney, in London for the next six days and their personal styling course is being hosted at the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted International Airport.

For this VIP styling course we have students joining us from Saudi Arabia, France, Norway, the USA, Spain, Lebanon, Trinidad & Tobago, Switzerland, Kuwait, the United kingdom and Tunisia! 

If you would like to take an image consultancy course or become a personal stylist, then why not consider joining us on our next VIP Style Coaching™ courses starting early in 2015? Find out all the details about our online courses and London courses at www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

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Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1yrCxYG

On the set of John Legend’s “You and I” music video, 63 women were asked what they see when they look in the mirror. “When I look in the mirror” is a behind the scenes exploration of each woman’s thoughts and insights as they take a deep look into the mirror and reflect on themselves and their experiences. Dozens of interviews were conducted over the course of twelve days to cultivate this collection of voices. From cancer survivors to a middle schooler facing bullying, each woman’s answer is indicative of her unique life experiences. Through interview, vérité filming, and staged recreations, this short documentary will deeply explore female self-image, self-judgement, and ultimately, self-love. #OPERATIONGIRL

Did you know that Style Coaching™ is so much more than image consultancy or personal styling? Style Coaching™ is the only specialisation that truly recognises the connection between every part of your life. It’s not just about the physical image you see reflected in the mirror; it’s about the thoughts you have about that image. How you “see” yourself isn’t just influenced by your hair or makeup, your clothing choices, or your age. It’s influenced by your beliefs, your life experiences, the inner challenges you might be facing.

When you train to become an image consultant or take a personal styling course, you will learn all the skills to dress someone for their body shape and colour season. You’ll learn how to do personal shopping and give wardrobe advice. Most image consultants and personal stylists love their careers, and they find that the most rewarding aspect is seeing the positive impact it can have on a person’s life. There’s no doubt that changes to your appearance can have a dramatic influence on your confidence and self-esteem. When you train to become a certified Style Coach™ you’ll get to learn everything from the world of image consultancy and personal styling, but you’ll also get to explore the fascinating depths of a person’s internal self-image.

As a professional Style Coach™ you’ll have the unique opportunity to work closely with your clients and support them not just to see an attractive reflection in the mirror, but also to nurture positive thoughts about themselves and genuinely learn to “love the skin they’re in”. Beauty comes in every shape, size, gender and race… Style Coaching™ recognises this, and enables you to help others to live happier and more fulfilled lives, not just change their wardrobe choices.

About the Style Coaching Institute®

Over the past 10 years, our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue hugely rewarding and fulfilling careers and become professional Style Coaches™.

Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

We offer our online image courses worldwide, and VIP image training courses in London, image and beauty courses in Singapore and image training courses in New Zealand. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a Style Coach™ and have your dream career.

Discover more at our website www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

25 figure-flattering, yet glam one piece swimsuits

Thinking about becoming a personal stylist? If so, you might be asking yourself, “Is a career in personal styling, fashion styling, or image consultancy right for me?”

If you have always loved fashion, shopping, clothes and beauty then your passions and hobbies could also enable you to have your dream career! If you’re passionate about looking good and feeling great, then a career as a Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper, Image Consultant, or Color Consultant might be the perfect choice for you; you can earn a good income from doing what you love!

It’s incredible to think that new figures published by the British Fashion Council on the first day of London Fashion Week value the fashion industry’s contribution to the UK economy at £26 billion.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘These latest figures are clear evidence of the hugely important contribution that fashion makes to our economy. It is a dynamic industry whose value is increasing thanks to the dazzling creativity of our designers, the brilliant colleges that bring up the next waves of talent and a fast moving retail sector, which covers the spectrum of great style from bespoke to high street. My office will continue to work with the British Fashion Council to ensure that London remains on the front row in the international fashion stakes.’

The great news is that continued growth is expected around the world for the fashion industry, and many economies are seeing a huge surge in the demand for certified personal stylists and authentic ‘Style Coaches™’. In fact, there’s never been a better time to invest in a career in personal styling and image consultancy and your dream career might be much closer than you realize!

How do I become a personal stylist or personal shopper and where should I train?

With a little research, you will discover that the Style Coaching Institute® is the world’s most innovative and influential image education company. You can read more about the great reasons to choose us for your personal stylist training here. We’ve raised the bar for personal styling courses and our impact on the world of image consultancy training has been massive. No other image training academy offers you the opportunity to combine your love of style and fashion with your belief in power of inner beauty and self-confidence. 

In the last 10 years, the Style Coaching Institute training team has empowered over 1000 people in over 60 countries to realize their full potential and become successful Style Coaches™.  

If you’re still wondering whether a career in personal styling is right for you, then rest assured we’ve worked with men and women from all walks of life. Becoming a successful personal stylist or image consultant is not limited by your previous qualifications or work experience. We’ve trained complete novices with no prior experience of personal styling or image consultancy, and transformed their career prospects so they have all the knowledge, skills and resources to start their own personal styling business

What kind of career opportunities are out there for personal stylists and image consultants?

Graduates of the Style Coaching Institute® successfully find a multitude of jobs as personal stylists, personal shoppers, fashion consultants, fashion journalists, TV stylists, corporate image consultants, personal branding coaches, color consultants, and wardrobe consultants. All of these career opportunities are unique and offer a slightly different focus. You might even think that they ALL sound amazing, and that you would find it hard to choose just one fashion career, but the good news is that the majority of our Style Coach™ graduates actually have careers that combine all of these image specializations (and so much more!).

Who can become a personal stylist or image consultant?

The truth is that anyone who has a passion for style and a belief in the positive power of appearance can become a Personal Stylist or Image Consultant, but if you’re looking for a career that will really capture the attention and imagination of your clients and prospective employers, then training to become a professional Style Coach™ is the obvious choice. Our diploma courses don’t just teach you all about style, color, fashion, body shapes, makeup and looking amazing. They also teach you how to promote confidence and positive body-image, and essentially you’ll also learn all the skills of a life coach! You’ll also be pleased to know that the Style Coach™ diploma courses cover every aspect of running a personal styling business, marketing your image services, and we even include an image business starter pack with promotional materials, tools to use with your clients, and so much more to help you get started with your personal styling career.

About the Style Coaching Institute®

Our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue hugely rewarding and fulfilling careers as professional Style Coaches™.

Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, BrazilCanada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

We offer our online courses worldwide, and VIP tutored training courses in London, Singapore and New Zealand. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a Style Coach™ and have your dream career.

Discover more at our website www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

Welcoming our latest group of VIP Style Coaching™ students

A big welcome goes out to our VIP group of Style Coaching™ students starting Stage One of their studies today! Looking forward to meeting you all in London in 3 weeks time!  

If you’d like to become a personal stylist, image consultant, personal shopper, colour consultant or fashion consultant, then why not study with us to become a certified Style Coach™?

What is Style Coaching?

Style Coaching™ is a holistic process that combines knowledge and skills from the fields of Personal Styling, Image Consultancy, Personal Shopping (and more) with the powerful tools and methods of Life Coaching.

For anyone interested in a career in Personal Styling, this could be the perfect training course for you!

Visit our website for information on how you can become a personal stylist or image consultant: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com 

We host live VIP styling courses in London, Singapore and New Zealand, and offer our online personal styling courses worldwide. We currently have personal styling students in:

Andorra – Angola – Australia – Austria – Bahrain – Belgium – Canada – China – Columbia – Croatia – Cyprus - Czech Republic – Denmark – Egypt – France – Georgia – Germany – Ghana - Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Guernsey – Guatemala – Hong Kong – Hungary – India – Indonesia – Ireland – Isle of Man – Israel – Italy – Japan – Jersey – Kuwait – Lebanon – Luxembourg – Malaysia – Malta – Mexico - New Zealand – Nigeria – Philippines – Poland – Portugal – Romania - Saudi Arabia – Singapore – Slovakia – South Africa – Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – Thailand – The Netherlands – Trinidad and Tobago – Turkey – United Arab Emirates – USA – Vietnam – Qatar 


So… wherever you are in the world we have a Style Coaching™ course for you!

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