Every woman and man enjoys being complimented with flawless comments leaving an individual to do further introspection on the outfit that one chooses to wear, to feel that it is comfortable to wear it with empowerment and does your final outfit send an appropriate message to the different individuals at a workplace or at a social engagement when choosing what to wear.
It is common to find many women who want to feel empowered and flirtatious at the same time to boost their body image and self-esteem to feel good for themselves and at times for a particular social engagement they get to attend.
It is not easy to go out shopping to find the ideal outfit to expecting to buy on a budget sometimes females don’t always find it easy to buy good quality textile clothing for many economical reasons such as being a student, being a young professional or a yummy mummy who recognises the importance of value in everything that is being purchased for especially when it comes to clothing.
Over time it becomes essential to try to be fair with yourself for instance you might find that you have heaps of clothing in your closet and have you an social engagement that you like to attend but you struggle to convince yourself that you can mix and match the clothes you currently own without trying to spend more than you should.
Part having a great outfit makes a woman feel good about who they are in their bodies whether they are short, tall, slender or rotund.
Women tend to feel less of who they are because they are being categorised to be appreciated and complimented based on their body weight and how well does an outfit go with their weight. Common words such as “thick” or “slim-thick” are being used across social media platforms to either attract followers or to gain a appreciation of a specific health lifestyle that followers can implement into their lives.
A healthy lifestyle is essential to every woman and man that wants to fulfil a goal that will have a positive change to their weight, eating habits, self –esteem and importantly self image.
Engage To Evolve had the opportunity to interview Mrs. Nortjie on who she is & what she does
ETE: ”HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A STYLIST?”
MN: “As a stylist I am versatile with a mixture of old & modern but I prefer being transformational as time goes on.”
ETE: “WHEN DID YOU BECOME FASCINATED WITH FASHION?”
MN: “During school holidays I had the opportunity to work in different boutiques where I helped with window displays for clothing.”
ETE: “WAS IT EASY BECOMING A FASHION STYLIST WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED?”
MN: “Well, my aim was to learn from various fashion concepts so that later I could pursue my passion in owning a boutique business.”
ETE: “HOW DID YOU PREPARE TO BECOME A STYLIST?”
MN: “Becoming exceptional at what I do, I decided to gain lots of experience working at stores & boutiques.”
ETE: “HOW FLEXIBLE DO YOU WORK?”
MN: “Flexibility varies based on how many clients I see, how many brands stocks I need to update & also running my boutique as well”
ETE: “HOW DO YOU STAY UPDATED WITH CURRENT TRENDS?”
MN: “I look for inspiration through social media and magazines”
ETE: “WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE CURRENT & FUTURE TRENDS?”
MN: “Prints with bold colours that goes along with bold jewellery.”
ETE: “WHAT ARE THE DAILY TASKS OF A STYLIST?”
MN: “Checking emails is essential because it gives me an idea on how I can prepare for my clients look. Then I look for further inspiration from magazines and stores to improve and incorporate my style with trending style’s worldwide. Shopping for my clients is also part of my tasks because they don’t often have an idea how to incorporate items together without having a stylist touch to their outfit.”
ETE: “TELL US MORE ABOUT INBLOOM STUDIO?”
MN: “I have been a in the styling industry for quiet a long time, I started off by making & selling scarfs from my flat 11 years ago, I have worked at Woolworths as a merchandiser, therefore I worked at Nicci Boutique where I realized that I wanted to do more in the fashion & styling & that is how Inbloom Studio was born.”
ETE: “WHAT LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL BRANDS DOES INBLOOM STUDIO WORK WITH?”
MN: “Hunter boots, Fabrikate studio, Fenn Collection & Freddy jeans”
ETE: “BEING A PERSONAL STYLIST IM SURE IT COMES WITH A LOT OF PATIENCE, WHAT HAVE BEEN THE HIGH’S & LOWS WHEN SHOPPING FOR A CLIENTS?”
MN: “The highs comes when a client tries an item that they would never try on but when I encourage them to try the item. There is a sense of relief from my clients based on the results they get. The lows has to be when I have many clients that I have to shop for and I don’t have the energy to do all the shopping at once, then I try to relax with an appetising meal that has to go with a glass of wine.”
ETE: “HOW DO YOU KEEP SKIN FLAWLESS?”
MN: “Wow, thank you. Well image is important to me so I stick to routine where I use my coconut oil to my routine and I exfoliate, cleanse & moisturise and I never go to bed with makeup.”
ETE: “WHAT ARE 3 ITEMS YOU KEEP IN YOUR HANDBAG TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED?”
MN: “MAC lipstick , Vitamins & hand lotion.”
ETE:” CAN YOU GIVE OUR READERS STYLING TIPS?”
MN: “Shop for your body type.”
Learn to appreciate your image, give yourself a chance to know who you are by trying out new hobbies; you will get to know where your confidence was built.
Photography: Engage To Evolve Team