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Hair Accessories? Yes or No?

Hair Accessories. Yes or No in business? What do you think? I am often asked about the appropriateness of hair accessories. Fashion basically says anything goes. Take for example, Nancy

Sunglasses and politics. Do they mix?

Sunglasses and politics. Do they mix? Recently, Parker Geiger was interviewed by journalist, Daniel Nasaw, of BBC News concerning impression management tactics that President Obama and Governor Romney were NOT

Ways to clean your wardrobe and make money at it too!!

Have you heard of clothesmentor.com? If not, you might want to use them as a resource for your spring cleaning. You can buy and sale, used clothes. The brands they

Worker fired for her ‘distracting’ figure? Have you ever been?

I would love your comments on this article I found by Ashley Jennings of Good Morning America…click on the article Title below to read. Please let me hear from you!

An interesting way to wear a necklace…have you tried this?

  21.05.2012   Parker   Fashion   No comments

Idina Menzil, most famous for her TV role on Glee, and Broadway for Wicked and Rent, adorns her look with a necklace, but worn askew…adds some flavor to a strapless

Can I wear Capri pants to the office?

Yes and no! You should first consider the work environment. Is it more conservative or casual? Consider the location. Are you in a beach area where it is more casual

When is it appropriate to where a suit with no tie? At age 47, I find myself not wanting to wear a tie. Some of my colleagues give me a “hard time” when I show up in a nice suit, nice dress shirt, and NO tie. At the same time, they are in a shirt and tie – no jacket. I think my suite/no tie looks as good as their Shirt/Tie/No Jacket combo. Thoughts?

I agree, I believe that a nice suit, shirt and no tie, is as nice as a shirt/tie with no jacket. In fact, a jacket makes a look more formal

Are shorts appropriate for the office?

An article posted in The Work Buzz, The CareerBuilder.com Job Seeker Blog, Anthony Balderrama discusses the yeas and nays of wearing shorts in the workplace during the summer. You can

What is the most common mistake that professionals make when getting a head shot taken for their marketing materials?

Your “face” is your logo. It is your Primary Personal Branding Identity. It is the visual of who you are! The biggest mistake that professionals make when planning for their

How do I determine if an image consultant is right for me? I talk to a lot of “stylist” but they do not seem to know about my business environment. What is the difference between an image consultant and a stylist and what do I need??

Choosing An Image Consultant I get this question asked a lot. There are several things you first need to know before you seek professional services. What Is The Difference Between

I have a presentation to my management team. I am 29 and fairly new to the company. It is my first time meeting some of the team. I really want to communicate that I am competent. My content is solid. I just want to make sure I have the right image to represent what I am presenting. Any suggestions?

I recommend going for a more authoritative look. This will help you set the tone of serious and competent. There are some simple things you can do. I have listed

What is the most common mistake women make when getting alterations?

For women, the most common mistake when fitting suits is ignoring the sleeve length. Tailors typically only alter what women ask for, whereas for men, tailors typically adjust the entire

I have heard that men are to wear over-the-calf socks when wearing a suit. Is this true?

Knee-length socks, also known as over-the-calf, should always be worn with a suit and tie, or for that matter, any business occasion. This includes business casual. The reason is that

I would like to know more about business attire overall. What’s the new standard, which attire falls into which category, etc.

At CHUVA beyond we classify attire into the following categories. It’s impossible to put each item in the blog, but I hope this gives you some guidelines for building your

President Obama and First lady On Oprah…how is their image? Feedback?

I watched the President and First Lady on Oprah today. I thought it was interesting what they each wore. They each were dressed correctly for their colors and styles. But

The new conservative look for women!

With business casual and fashion being more integrated with professional dress, things have changed. in the past, the most conservative look for women was a suit with a skirt. For

Understanding Modern Human Resources Management with Virginia Means

Recently I co-interviewed Virginia Means on the blog talk radio show, The Art of Image on Understanding Modern Human Resources Management with Virginia Means and how image and brand of

I read that having good eye contact is the most important part of an introduction. The other day my client introduced me one of their new team members. When being introduced, she had great eye contact but not a good handshake. So what is the most important? The whole thing made me uncomfortable. Any suggestions?

When being introduced to others you should begin looking them in the eye, while starting to smile, begin the dialogue of introducing yourself, while reaching to shake their hands and

Does cocktail attire mean a short dress only?

Traditionally cocktail attire for women means a short dress only. The little black dress works great. In today’s environment you have some leadway. Consider a dressy pantsuit or a dressy

Carol B. Tomé, CFO of Home Depot

Recently I saw Carole Tomé, CFO of Home Depot speak at the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Not only was I impressed with her brilliancy, but as an Image Consultant I