Hillary Clinton has recently been quoted as saying ‘you know, at some point, it’s just not something that deserve a lot of time and attention’ – she wasn’t referring to her role as US Secretary of State but to the wearing of make up. She went on to say ‘I’m relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now’. I applaud her comments however more than that I applaud any woman’s decision to wear or not wear make up rather than to make it as a grand statement. Personally I feel better with some make up because I feel more professional and it also helps give me a bit of oomph when my skin is looking a little jaded or pale due to the relentless rain we’ve been having! Plus if we have a ‘who cares’ attitude towards make up maybe it could continue towards fingernails, underclothing, hair and basic hygiene and that frankly would be creating a poor first impression of us. I have been reading Steve Jobs’ biography and his early days going to meetings at Apple with bare feet and he being rather less than ‘fragrant’ created some poor impressions of him even though he was clearly exceptionally clever and gifted. It was a strong first impression of him that everyone who was interviewed and contributed to the book who met Jobs at that time commented upon. So what’s your first impression like and what would people comment on upon meeting you for the first time? Why not ask a few to tell you?! You may be surprised by the feedback.
Even though it is still a little chilly outside I always think Easter is a time to wear bright Spring time colours and checking out the magazines which came with the Sunday papers this morning – I’m not the only one to think so! There were pictures of Claudia Schiffer looking gorgeous in terracotta cashmere and Twiggy has been designing for Marks and Spencer with a beautiful Daisy dress. Check out the supermarkets for bold colours at fantastically low prices. Matalan have got a lovely lace dress in coral and also in cream which when I asked my clients how much they thought it would cost they guessed it was over £100 – it is actually £25 which is fantastic value and you can accessorise it with more expensive shoes and handbag to create a look which is ‘high end’ fashion. So get out your spring time colours and blossom this Easter.