One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around the rocks, fills containers, etc.
- Unknown Source
Lately, everyone talks about Instagram, especially here in New York City, where its popularity grew exponentially.
American fashion designer Zac Pozen champions this new modality. At the recent Fashion In Conversation event at the Apple Store in SoHo, he encouraged students to embrace social media, particularly Instagram.
“You are sharing your eyes with the world,” said Pozen. “It’s democratic, nurturing, giving. Today, when everything is controlled, it’s so important to express yourself.”
Like Posen, I am becoming an Instagram maven. This creative tool allows me to connect with people, and make friends globally.
The 10 reasons we love Instagram:
- It provides a great way to find inspiration in new ideas, and trends.
- We can quickly discover new products and services.
- Choosing and applying filters and hashtags mean endless fun. Transforming a simple image into a work of art exercises our creativity.
- We can share events instantly with the world.
- It’s an awesome way to connect with people at events.
- Keeping a target in mind. If you complete a correct key word search, you can connect with potential consumers.
- Is there a faster way to get noticed when you create a tastefully done image? Whether you write, sing or draw, Instagram serves as a means for gaining recognition.
- You can produce and share a brief, artsy video.
- Instagram is a more personal way to express yourself compared with other social media platforms. It’s a great business tool to share “behind-the-scene” shots, and connect with customers on more private level.
- Instagram images look amazing in the blogosphere. You don’t have to carry your good camera continuously to produce great blog photos. Artsy, tasteful images with a mobile device will add a modern twist to your work.
What color looks the best on you? Have you experimented wearing different shades? Or, do you prefer to stick with one palette?
We sometimes change hair color or skin tone with the season. For instance, in the summer, you might go for darker skin and lighter hair, changing color preferences, accordingly.
Some transform their looks during life changes.
Can you relate?
Change ― it’s all good. Experimenting is great.
So, why not to be a bit more adventurous with color that you wear?
My current choice is malachite. It complements my skin tone and hair color dramatically. I’ve incorporated several malachite-colored pieces into my wardrobe. It’s not warm or bright green; it’s a deep green reminiscent of the malachite stone.
One such piece is a classic Mackage Coat, which is my everyday staple. This is a Canadian brand, famous for outerwear and leather products. The quality is outstanding. The coat includes a convertible zip-detachable shearling collar with sheep fur lining. This versatile item proves very warm and feminine.
What are your color preferences?
My colleague and I challenged each other to describe an inspiring businesswoman. We gave homage to successful women who accomplished extraordinary heights during their careers.
True, we don’t know them personally. These qualities relate to their public personas, in terms of personal appearances and personality attributes, such as positive attitude, confidence, self-control, etc.
Again, these represent first-impressions.
Which makes one wonder about their true natures. Do they have long-term, consistent and motivating qualities?
Certainly, image remains important in today’s business world of limited time. People only have one shot at making a good impression. Yet, if the image is false, chances are that gains will not be sustainable in the long run.
Everyone defines success differently. For some, achievement means obtaining a high corporate position. For others, owning a small family business signifies success. Many women consider themselves accomplished when they travel and have short-term assignments, allowing them to balance other life aspects. Such jobs have become popular due to rapid technological development and the persistent demand for change leaders.
I met many interesting, influential women while earning my masters of business administration at a private women’s college.
I had incredible opportunities to meet successful, diverse women while traveling.
Here, I list the qualities that I find in successful women.
Embracing yin and yang. The most amazing women embrace their masculine and feminine sides. They know when to be aggressive and act like an alpha. And, they know when to show their soft sides. They don’t impersonate men on a regular basis, which honestly, looks a bit pathetic. This shows insecurity. A balanced, harmonious woman always shines.
She is not afraid to say “no” or make a bold statement. Without these qualities, a woman cannot be influential.
She does not need to affirm her power. Because she realizes her own strength, she is very secure about her affect on people.
She is a relationship builder. She understands that building relationships is crucial for long-term success. She constantly cultivates interpersonal relationships in every aspect of her life.
She is a visionary. She sees the big picture.
She doesn’t manage people, she leads them. With her influential nature, she invites people to journey toward success. With natural sensitivity, she is capable of bringing out the best in people. She creates movements and changes. As a butterfly, she alters the path of tornado with a flap of her wings.
Yes, she moves. She does not fear changes. She persistently pushes herself out of her comfort zone, because she understands that this is necessary for change and personal growth.
What other qualities in a businesswomen do you consider inspirational?
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Somehow, Dries Van Noten always gets the balance right. His touch is really delicate and nuanced. This collection featured some incredible graphic dresses with even more incredible sleeves, a seemingly simple component of a garment that, if done right, can give a piece the defining wow factor. The florals were done in silver and neon, and there appeared to be gigantic flower brooches hanging off some of the models’ lapels and shoulders. At times, the florals looked a bit pedestrian (and perhaps even tacky?), like the kind you’d find on a shower curtain or a Hawaiian shirt. It’s easy to lose all sense of definition when a designer uses trippy prints that resemble optical illusions in their work, but I think Dries Van Noten did it with enough technique and, more importanty, restraint.
Pinstripe Wool Pants: Martin Margiela
Sport Oxford Wedges: Chalayan For Puma
Fur Trimmed Coat: Mackage
Travel Leather Bag: Versace
Gloves: Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti
Velvet-Wool Top: Prada
Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.
These mauve Oxford shoes!! They take on a modern-day twist with bright yellow laces and thick soles. A fun punch of color to any basic look!I like to wear those during weekends; they super comfortable for walking around the city. This style of shoes is especially great when you want to counterbalance feminine looks; I think masculine shoes combined with dresses/skirts look very modern and chic.
Oxford Shoes: Zara
Coated Jeans: Kate Moss for TopShop
Duffle Bag: Versace