Client Spotlight: Sharon G. (Part 3)

I’m very excited to share one of my fabulous clients with you, today. Sharon was so much fun to work with, and was completely open to my coaching and advice. In the second post in this Client Spotlight series, we shared how we ended up doing an awesome photo shoot with Sharon. Now she has amazing new head shots, like a boss. Sharon can use these in SO many different ways. Here’s what Sharon had to say: What were you most uncertain about ahead of the shoot? I have never had photos of me taken like this before. I’ve done family photos, grad photos, etc. and I felt a bit vain doing this particular shoot. What did you think of your hair and makeup – done by the very talented House of Tin Salon and Makeup by Bean?   I loved the whole process. Bean does such a fabulous job – I really felt beautiful. Tin did a great job on my hair. I thought I looked like myself – only better!   What did you think of the looks that we pulled together for you (from your own closet + that blouse from Seldom Seen)? Everything that was put together were all looks that I would actually wear on a daily basis, so it was perfect. How did you feel as you were being shot by our professional photographer, Dale McMillan? Initially I felt a bit uncomfortable and embarrassed – what was I doing there? I’m not young and model-like! Dale made me feel less awkward and is a miracle worker. I’m not particularly photogenic and the pictures are fantastic.     For your Like a Boss photo shoot, you’ll recall that there was a bit of prep ahead of time. Was this useful? Very useful – there were no surprises at the photo shoot and no time wasted. It was professional and fun. Why do you feel that people should take the time to have professional head shots photos taken – with professional hair, makeup and styling? Professional head shots showcase the best you and are a great confidence booster!   When are you getting your Like a Boss head shots done?

Client Spotlight: Sharon G. (Part 2)

  If you’re just getting up to speed here, make sure you check out our first Client Spotlight post on Sharon – one of our fabulous clients.  Here we go…   Sharon, along with all of our other clients, was invited to our first client appreciation event – Step into Spring.  Here’s a few pics from the event. Step into Spring – in Cory Christopher’s design studio. I had ridiculous swag for my guests from: Gravity Pope, Floc Boutique, Shades of Grey, Miss Boss, Simons, Jacek Chocolate Couture, Seldom Seen, Kevin Murphy, Tarte Cosmetics, Jaisel, Wet n Wild, Threadhill. What guest saw when they entered the event. Some fabulous guests and good friends- Kim Wynn & Janis Galloway. The master himself, Cory Christopher. Rachel Mah – sassy beauty educator with Tarte Cosmetics. William Sundance– yoga and meditation educator with Sattva School of Yoga Kiana from Glow Juicery. Let’s hear from Sharon: So Sharon, you came to Step into Spring and ended up winning a giveaway package for Like a Boss headshots. When you won, what were your thoughts about having new professional headshots taken? I had never had this type of photo experience before – I was looking forward to it. What photo(s) had you been using for your professional headshot? None really.  The photo you saw before (in the first post) is what I had to share with Lazina when we started working together.  That’s it. The package included professional hair, makeup, photography, styling (by moi) + 1 item from Seldom Seen. Like a boss – for sure. What was the one item you chose from the Seldom Seen website for the photoshoot? Why? I chose a lovely navy Hawaiian-type shirt with pineapples on it. It is a fun piece that is dressy enough to wear with a suit and can also be worn casually. The fabric is wonderful. Poplin Pineapple Shirt (Chianti & Parker) What were you most looking forward to with the photoshoot? I was excited to see how this would all comes together.  I was excited and a bit nervous too. Stay tuned for our final post with Sharon.  We’ll give you all the deets on the Like a Boss photo shoot. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at Sharon in the Chianti & Parker Pineapple shirt from Seldom Seen.    

Frames, face shape and fashion.

Last week, I was featured on CTV’s Consumer Watch (watch it here). (these purple frames are fierce) I had a great time finding beautiful pieces of eyewear for three lovely ladies, each of whom has a very different face shape. To find the best pair of frames for your face, I suggest you consider: Your overall face shape Structure of your cheekbones and jawline Your job/profession Highlighting a bit of your personality Here are some added tips on the three models I featured in this segment: Model #1: Lynda Face shape: Partial square and round shape Facial Structure: strong jawline and wide, prominent cheekbones Why these frames are amazing for Lynda: These frames have a slightly exaggerated height and width. They are also quite bold against her skintone. This fits her well because of her faceshape and facial structure. These are a bold, trendy frame. I suggest skimping on trendy frames.  You can switch these out every year or two if you spend a lot less on them. The colour and pattern on the frame goes well with Lynda’s outgoing, fun personality. These will make a statement and are an unexpected accessory, especially in the workplace. Lynda’s face shape is suited to SO many different styles of frames. Yours likely is too if you have a similar shape and facial structure. Model #2: Cheryl Face shape: Narrow oval – almost oblong Facial Structure: narrow chin and soft cheekbones Why these frames are amazing for Cheryl: They have a classic yet quirky feel to them. They are perfect for those who want to make a bit of a statement with eyewear but aren’t ready to commit to something as bold as Lynda (above) is wearing. They are a midrange pricepoint. The is great if you’re one to keep glasses for 2-3 years. The width is much narrower so they fit well with Cheryl’s face shape. Take a look at frames that are not right for Cheryl. They are too wide for her face and sit much too low on her cheekbones.                     Model #3: Rupi Face shape: Oval Facial Structure: sharp cheekbones and strong, straight nose Why these frames are amazing for Rupi: The metallic bottom of the frame, upturned into a cateye, creates a softer look for her face.  It’s a great contrast to her strong facial features. They are retro yet classic.  These are investment frames for sure. With the right care, you’d have them for years to come. They are very sophisticated and elegant. Look at these frames that are not awesome on Rupi. They are very dated looking. Also, the strong horizontal rectangle does nothing to highlight her face shape.                         Thanks to: Women with Vision Cheryl, Rupi and Lynda :)