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Journey of Inner Transformation

By on September 27, 2018

Personally, I always enjoy doing consulting for an Individual as there is lot of experimentation that can be done and most importantly, they open up to their innermost fears and apprehensions.

I specially want to share this particular consulting experience as this was one of the most difficult and life changing experience for the individual as well as for me.
Shobha was 21 years when she came to me for consulting much against her wishes. Her parents had forced her to come to me for consulting for her image makeover. She did not like Indian culture, customs, traditions or anything Indian. Her attire was restricted to Black Track Pants and T-shirt for all occasions. She was unsure of everything in her life be it career, clothes, behaviour or even relationships. Being the youngest in the family, she was pampered by her everyone. Her parents wanted to give best of best of everything that she desired or wanted. Inspite of this, She was unappreciative, negative, agitated towards them and in general towards everyone.
I took it up as a challenge. As an Image Consultant, I truly believe that its the overall personality of the individual that matter. I could have helped her in deciding the right attire but that that would not help her. My first step was to help her know her real self within. I helped her in her journey of discovering her real self. I had to engage with her first and made her comfortable to open up with me. I started watching her favourite web series to connect with her and strike a conversation. From then on, the journey became smooth.
Today, I can proudly say there is vast difference in her in the way she is carrying herself. Her relationship with her parents, friends, acquaintances have improved. She is clear of her career goals. She knows now, anger creates cracks more than anything else and has learned to control it. And, her dressing style resonates her personality – vibrant, clear, fresh, colourful and youthful.
Individual Consulting with Shobha has been a satisfying and rewarding experience for both her and me.
If you know someone or you yourself would want to experience change in any area of your life, I would be happy to help you and assist you in your journey. You can connect with me at asmita.aic@gmail.com or visit www.asmitaic.com to know more.

Can Less be More? Try Clustering..

By on July 13, 2018

It was just the other day that my dear friend enlightened me that profit margins in apparel industry ranges from 6 – 13% as per industry analysts. It sure raised an eyebrow for me but was not totally shaken by this fact.

Being in Image consulting for 4 years now, have come across many clients who are at influential positions but still go through the struggle of not knowing what to wear for different occasion. They like everyone, go on shopping spree and purchase everything possible without being aware that the same garment can be worn multiple times with various looks.

Usually, Women, (i am referring specifically to women here) purchase one whole outfit and once worn in a week do not like to repeat it again that week or the subsequent week. So, they purchase different outfits and help the apparel industry to prosper. 🙂

It is not that I am against the apparel industry. In fact, I want to promote ‘Less is More’ and would encourage People to buy good & branded clothes which can be worn for longer duration and at the same time can be styled in various ways. Clothes can be clustered in various groups and be worn according to need of the day.

‘Clustering’ helps in avoiding last minute rush and everyday hassle of ‘don’t have anything to wear’. We can start the day with positive and relaxed way. It just needs a little bit of planning and foresight which anyone can master over a period of time.

I will be covering more on clustering in my next article.

If you need to know more on clustering or need help with your wardrobe, please write to asmita.aic@gmail.com and we will get back to you with your queries. We also conduct sessions which shows different styles and looks.