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our clients say

“Janette’s ability to really understand what I like was quiet extraordinary…I have worked with stylist before and I have to say this was the most fun, most educational and most productive session. Janette is indeed my best shopping find ever”
Justine – Senior Executive

“This has not just been a makeover, as “makeover” in my mind lasts a night or so, but a transition in physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. I have NEVER received so many genuine compliments ever before.” Victoria

“Janette, you came into my life when I desperately needed a change. The style and colour consultations we had were invaluable. Thank you for curing my colour blindness as I no longer see only in black, brown and gray.” Susanna

“You showed me things that I would have never looked at in the shop. And the silk blouse from jigsaw with the paisley pattern is my favourite — I would have never bought it! ” Anjta


“I wanted to say a big thank you to you for being such a great shopper and for making the whole task of buying clothes much more fun. I always learn more about what works, what doesn’t and why!” Georgia

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The Power of Transformation: Reinventing Your Life

"Janette's international co-authored book"

LATEST POSTS FROM IC's STYLE STUDIO

How To Pack Like A Pro and Make Smart Choices When Airport Shopping.

Your Uber ride is waiting for you, you're on your way overseas for a business trip. As usual, you've packed last minute and just threw in a few pieces with the hope they will all work together.

You jump into your Uber ride and you have this sick feeling that you've forgotten to pack something important. You start to tick off a mental checklist: passport (yes), GDH (yes), shoes (yes), makeup (yes), a suit (yes), laptop (yes) and then BOOM you realise you haven't packed enough warm weather gear given the weather conditions of the country you're visiting.

So now you go into solution mode. You say to yourself, "O.K I have 20 minutes to check in and find a trench coat or something that's going to keep me warm".

You're in luck. You see a gorgeous red Burberry trench and you convince yourself to buy it because you really NEED it. So you do and you have this short period of gratification.

You reach your destination and you start to unpack. You plan out your outfits for the next two weeks and realise the pieces you've packed don't integrate with each other (surprise surprise). And that red trench coat looks great with jeans but it doesn't work with anything else you've packed (Oh no!).

Does this sound familiar?

This was me during my 12-year corporate career. I spent more time in international and domestic airports than I did at home. I thought I was a pro when it came to packing. Needless to say, I had a lot to learn.

Now as an internationally accredited Image Consultant, I work with professional women who are time poor and style challenged. Lately, so many of my clients have described the above same scenario to me. They are forever shopping in airports and buying these "one hit wonders" and "it will do" pieces that can only be worn with one other item in their wardrobe. After many years of business travel and impulse buying, they have these incredible stand alone pieces but they still feel like they have nothing to wear.

Does this sound like you?

With the knowledge I've acquired for the past 10+ years as an internationally accredited Image Consultant and Stylist, I've developed a key method for clients to follow which helps them eliminate the stress of packing. It also helps them avoid making bad decisions when shopping at airports. Let's review this method.

Imagine now you are packing for a two-week long business trip to Paris

Step 1: Select your core pieces in neutral colours
Your core pieces are your bottoms, jackets, coats and dresses.
Neutral colours include: Black, Navy, Charcoal, Denim, White, Taupe, Chocolate, Olive and Tan. You'll notice below in my wardrobe capsule that I've used black and denim as my two core colours. You'll also notice that I've thrown in red as an accent colour for a bit of interest. This isn't essential but does help add variety.


So for travel packing purposes being able to pick two-three colours to build your capsule around will help keep your decisions to a minimum. This is especially helpful if you find that you get to the airport and have forgotten to pack an important piece. At least then you'll know which colour you should buy it in.

My core pieces in this capsule include:

  • 3 jackets
  • 1 sleeveless long-line vest
  • 2 skirts
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 dress

Step 2: Select your tops and accessories in basic colours.
These are all the colours of the rainbow. They include: Greens, Blues, Reds, Purples, Pinks, Oranges and many others. It's best if you have a few tops in solid block colours and others that are printed. You'll notice that I've created a "Dramatic" capsule and have kept my tops in black, white and red.

Step 3: Ensure that every top can be worn with every jacket/ long-line cardi and bottom. You'll notice that you can do this with this capsule.

Regarding the dress, I can easily throw on the leather jacket to add some edge or soften the look by layering it with the soft long-line cardi.






This capsule has a total of 17 pieces (excluding bags) and this would be ample to cover you for:

  • Client meetings
  • Business team meetings
  • Attending conference sessions
  • Dinner with clients and colleagues
  • Downtime exploring the city (ballet flats a must)

On the off chance you've forgotten to buy a piece, this process will streamline your buying decisions at the airport. If you realise you've forgotten to buy a core piece then you'll know which neutral colour you'll need to purchase it in as will be the case if you need to buy some tops.

If you follow this system I guarantee that when you arrive at your designation you won't have to worry about whether or not your pieces integrate. You've done your homework and now you can sit and enjoy a glass of champers while taking in the sights along the Champs Elysees.

Styling Your Success
Janette
www.imageconsultants.com.au

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All Roads To Leadership Leads Back To CONFIDENCE

For the past 10 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of female leaders across a diverse range of industries. I’ve come to recognise that there is one essential trait that all successful female leaders possess: CONFIDENCE.

In the follow-up to “The Art of Self Packaging For Success” live workshop which I host every month, I ask each female leader who attends, “What is the number one challenge you face being a female leader?"

“Confidence and getting people to listen to me, respect me and take me seriously”.

According to research from, The Centre for Talent Innovation in New York, it seems there are three main pillars in determining a person’s level of executive presence. They include

How you behave (gravitas)
How you speak (communication)
How you look (appearance)

Every one of these pillars, if mastered, will help you achieve the level of confidence that all leaders aspire to. Let's dive in and explore these pillars in more detail and how you can use them to build your confidence, be listened to and to be taken seriously.

1. How You Behave: Gravitas

In this study, there were two main attributes that were rated highly in whether someone appeared to have executive presence or not. They were:

Confidence and
Decisiveness
Question: When you walk into a room, do you OWN it?

One way to help you own each and every room is to understand how to use your body language. If you want to be perceived as powerful, credible, and confident, you need to be aware of the nonverbal signals you’re sending.

Research conducted by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, showed that standing or sitting a certain way, even for two minutes, raises testosterone levels by 20% and decreases cortisol (stress hormone) levels by 25%. These immediate changes in your body chemistry can affect your confidence levels and the way you do your job and interact with other people.

Action: Before you enter an important meeting room, centre yourself, think of your posture and be present.

2. How You Speak: Communication

When looking at the pillar of communication, the two most important traits highlighted were:

Having a concise and compelling speaking style
Your ability to command a room.
Question: When you speak do you use notes? Do you use qualifiers?

Seeing an executive continuously refer to notes during a presentation or meeting only robs them of confidence and places a question of doubt around their level of competence in their role.

Executives should also avoid using Qualifiers when presenting their ideas. Qualifiers are words used to dilute your message and diminish your power. This only demonstrates a lack of conviction and confidence. Examples of this include: “This probably wont make sense to you but I was thinking.....” or “I don’t know, this might sound stupid but.........”.

Action: If you have an important presentation you need to deliver, simply practice it so that you don’t need to rely on your notes. Equally be conscious of the words you choose when sharing your thoughts and ideas. Try and catch yourself out when you think you’re about to use qualifiers!

3. How You Look: Appearance

In terms of how you look, the two most important traits highlighted in the study were:

Fit of clothing
Grooming and polish
Question: Do you throw on the “it will do” outfit, hoping no-one will notice?

We’ve all had the experience of feeling more motivated and focused when we’re dressed up for work. Wearing a suit or jacket has a symbolic meaning as does wearing flip flops and track pants. When you wear more powerful looking clothing it changes your mindset, switching you from "relaxed mode" to "professional mode." This positive change in attitude is reflected in your body language and behaviour, which gives you greater visual power.

Looking the part is not about wearing the most expensive suit. Simply buy the best you can afford and have it altered so it fits you like a glove. A $2000 suit will never look its value if it doesn’t fit you well. Remember to also review your grooming habits from time to time because this is often what others notice and remember about you.

Action: When you buy your next suit or jacket don’t let it anywhere near your wardrobe until its been altered to fit you right. It’s also a good idea to keep a jacket in your office for those unexpected high level meetings.

On a final note, remember that “Confidence” is knowing what your good at, the value you provide, and acting in a way that conveys that to others. So as you travel along your leadership journey, demonstrate the value you bring, communicate it with confidence and know your worth.

Styling Your Success
Janette
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As a female leader, how do you stand out without being seen?

If you've been following my journey and reading my posts you'd know that I'm an Image Leadership Expert and I work with female leaders who are in or aspiring to a leadership role. I'm a huge advocate for helping women advance themselves by starting with a personal brand that speaks to who they are and what they are good at.


Over the past 10 years, I've worked with hundreds of female clients and a comment I hear over and over again is "I don't want to stand out". So I think to myself, "How is this possible"?

As a professional woman, you HAVE to be visible, you need to have a presence!

When I've drilled down in our conversations, the common denominator is "fear".

  • Fear of saying the wrong thing
  • Fear of being judged
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear that they won't be taken seriously by the "boys' club" that runs their organisation.
  • Fear that their views will not be accepted or respected
  • Fear that having a family and raising children will reflect negatively on their commitment to their careers
  • Fear that they are not good enough

Fear is consistently one of the biggest challenges women say they face in the workplace.

So I want you to say this out aloud, "I MATTER"

I want you to get comfortable with being seen because when you do well, people notice, when you do your best, people notice and when you share your views, people notice. You will and should be noticed because you matter.

Doing your best puts you at the next level. No matter where you are or what you are doing, always do your best. You don't have to be LOUD for your opinions to matter or to be a good leader.


I was never the smartest person at school or university but I always did that "little extra" than everyone else. There is nothing lucky about my life. I've worked incredibly hard to have a great corporate career and I've worked incredibly hard to design a business and life that I love. I always do my best, no matter what.


Remember, "Luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity"

So you need to know that you are in your corporate position because you deserve to be there. Your thoughts and opinions matter. I've recognised along my life journey that if I do what I'm good at I will always be happy and I will matter to those I serve.

As Oprah said, 'What is real and what is lasting is who you are and what you were meant to be, no one can take that away from you".

So if you don't know who you are or what you are meant to be, you owe it to yourself to STOP right now, go and sit in a quiet place with your own thoughts and listen to the whispers around you. Only then when you know who you are can you package yourself in a way that truly makes you shine in the most authentic way.

I promise you when you know who you really are, your fear of being seen will no longer be.

Styling Your Success
Janette
www.imageconsultants.com.au


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