“Fashion is a tool. Pick it up and use it to your advantage,” said the fashion educator and consultant Anthea Tolomei at Stanford Professional Women Executive Speaking Series Transformation in Style: Presenting Your Best Image.
Anthea, who brought with her 16 years experience in style and fashion, spoke to an audience of 175 Stanford women about how to define style, select colors, and dress to create an illusion that makes you look slender and taller.
What we wear speaks the message for us. We never have a second chance for the first impression. As professional women, it’s important for us to understand our own style, and learn to shop purposefully. If we are smart, Anthea said, we could make the San Francisco Union Square our walk in closets!
Anthea spoke with such a style and flare. Her eloquent words were accompanied with projecting pictures on the screen. For a moment, I thought she was in a fashion performance show herself!
While I was sitting in the audience, my mind started going through my closet, picking up the colors that feature my eyes, hair and skin tone, discovering the new combinations, matching the shoes with the jackets, using a shawl to bring out my lipstick color, and playing the power of back drop dressing….
All of a sudden, the new inspiration was born! “New Year, Renew You.” Don’t let fashion wear you! Unleash your impeccable sense of fashion from within. Let your character shine through; let your style showcase you! Are you ready to create a brand new image of YOU?