personal style

Tomboy Tina

By on October 1, 2018

It was just the other day when my friend was mentioning that her son loves reading books and his favorite one is Tomboy Tina who loved wearing dungarees and did not want to change into dress for a party. But, when her cousin Zara meets Tina, she understands and transforms her appearance by giving her loads of confidence.

That’s when I got reminded of Tomboy Tina that I had met a year back. She was in her early twenties and used to think that dressing up like a man would keep unwanted attention at bay. She wanted to portray herself as a strong, independent person, and especially as son of the family. So she was wearing clothes that were more like a man.

Her parents introduced me to her and wanted a transformation for her. When I met her, I realized that she idolizes her father and wanted to always become like him and in the bargain, had started dressing up like him. Now, she has become comfortable in those clothes. I worked closely with her for next couple of months and observed that she too wanted to dress and feel good but was not sure, how to do it?

Here, the transformation had to be internal first for it to be visible external. You have to start accepting your own self first, fall in love with yourself.

And, yes, the transformation did happen for real life Tina and today she is very happy in her personal and professional life, projecting herself as Strong and Elegant.

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.

Do’s & Don’ts – Professional Wear for Women

By on September 7, 2018

In my earlier article, I mentioned the importance of looking professional for Women. 

Looking professional is an important step as this portrays your personality, displays authority, credibility and seriousness towards work.
Here are some of the do’s & don’ts in professional wear for Women.

Do’s 
  • Wear Dark colours (Black, grey, forest green)
  • Wear Cotton Pants, Straight Pants
  • Wear Collared Kurtas for Indian Formals
  • Wear Indian formals of fabrics like, Cotton, Khadi, Linen, Silk
  • Wear Closed toe heel shoes, Pumps, Wedges
  • Jewellry should be simple & classy
Don’ts
  • Wear Floral Prints
  • Borders (Gold / Silver) on Indian formals
  • Wear Chiffon, Georgette
  • Wear Slippers
  • Wear body hugging dress.
  • Wear dangling earrings along with neck piece.
These are just few of the many and I am sure it will be helpful in determining your professional look.
I will be happy to cover more on this topic. Do write in with your questions on asmita.aic@gmail.com or leave comment below.

Is Fashion Harming You??

By on August 2, 2018

In my last #NoVA: The Personality Workshop for Teens, I got to interact with some amazing teenagers who were on the onset of stepping into a new phase of their life – college. Excited as they were, there was whole lot of nervousness which they agreed. College life meant independence, creating own identity but that also meant meeting new people and especially of opposite gender.

Usually as teenagers, we have all made the mistake of following fashion blindly which has gone all wrong and as I always say, image is created within the first few seconds of the interaction, so it is important to carry yourselves in the right manner.

This is the right time to understand your personal style and dress accordingly. Also, avoiding few things in styling can avoid long term damage to your body. This can be true for anyone – right from teenager to person in 60s.

  1. Understand your Body Shape and wear clothes accordingly.
  2. Do not wear too tight pants (Skinny jeans, narrow fit jeans) as this may cause poor blood circulation and dilated veins causing varicose veins, it also hampers digestion process causing constipation, gases, it also blocks natural air flow which cause vaginal infection and skin rashes, etc.
  3. Wearing heels shows confidence but if worn for prolonged time can lead to Joint Pain, Ankle Sprains, Back Pain, Osteoarthritis and even Nerve Damage.
  4. 20% of Ear piercing causes bacterial infection. (Do not have too many piercings)
  5. Flip-Flops are comfortable but they can cause scraps which can be easily infected, also leading to crack heels.
  6. Extra-large handbags (Tote Bags) on One Shoulder can cause Muscle Pain and spondylosis.

These are the few things which can be avoided or used in moderation.

Fashion will come and go but not every Fashion or Trend has to be followed. There is no wiseness in blindly following fashion and damaging your body.

You can infact create your own style by using fashion wisely. Choice is yours.

To know more about personal styling, creating your personal brand and a powerful image, call us on 9930748258.

Cluster your Wardrobe…

By on July 13, 2018

In my previous article, I had written about the struggle women face when choosing clothes and clustering of clothes would be the best possible solution.

As per Dictionary, Cluster is to form or gather together. Similarly, in Image Consulting, Cluster is to form or gather together group of co-ordinated clothes and accessories which creates different looks and individuality to the person.

Clustering would help you

  • To break the wardrobe into smaller manageable groups.
  • Flexibility to buy and replace clothes on a piece basis.
  • Get maximum wear out of older clothes.
  • Saves shopping time.
  • Guarantees mix-and-match.
  • Reduce useless impulse purchases.
  • More Consistent Personal Style.
  • Simplifies your life.

Just imagine with a little planning and innovation, you are able to create 25 looks with just 5 clothing pieces and most importantly, your wardrobe can be manageable and with it your life.

Exciting, Isn’t it? Wait. No need to go shopping yet. You can first evaluate what you currently have in your wardrobe and how they can be used to the optimum. Basis that, you can create a shopping list.

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.