Que cela soit pour des entreprises, des particuliers, des programmes télé, il s'agit toujours de faire du style pour être au plus près d'une image de marque cohérente et professionnelle.
Organisation d'ateliers pour PWN et le Club du XXIème siècle
CLOTHES MAKE THE WOMAN
As Elisabeth Olliéric points it out, our clothes can say a lot about us, should we take into account our authentic self; and they can make a difference. The workshop is definitely an ambitious one, in connection to the search of women for more harmony between their image and their personality. Feeling good is also dependent on the clothes we wear; clothes that correspond well with who we are, and which tell the best about us.To ensure our wellbeing and our credibility, how we present ourselves to the world must be closely linked to who we are.Reconcile Femininity/ Beauty and Intellect is not obvious: the world sees first our ‘external appearance”.
Elisabeth is guiding us along this winding road. She looks at who we are and what we wear in a different way. Her fresh look makes an insightful and instructive change possible. To address this ‘feminine-successful-true’ conundrum, Elisabeth goes through her clients’ closets and often creates a new wardrobe by reassigning the clothes her clients already own and finding the required subtle balance.
How do we want to enlighten ourselves? Clothes are part of it and they can reveal our personality. Personal style begins with color harmony: creating a harmony of colors that enhance skin tone and hair color. Guess what! Black may not be your best friend!
Understanding our body shape is another key. Elisabeth considers our body in 3 parts: head, bust, legs. Review of our body’s architecture. From head to toe, and to the heel that we use to create an impact, to reveal some more aspects of our personality.
For us to get some personalized advice during the workshop, Elisabeth made us work in pairs on:
• What is the very first impression one has about the other?
• What is the first detail that caught our attention?
The person perception proved to be specific, enlightening, open and always goodhearted. With the same caring and kindness Elisabeth showed us specifically how clothing and accessories can promote our ‘personal brand’ through: style, shape, specific gift, colors, perfume, tights. Playing with all these elements, we can choose to express multiple aspects of our personality depending on the circumstances, the purpose, the time of the day, our mood.
Then the way we dress becomes a key asset to reveal who we are.
So if not already done, make sure to seize the opportunity of Elisabeth’s next workshop to benefit. It will increase your confidence and charisma so you can focus on the task at hand – your career.
Virginie Améaume - PWN Event Team
THE WAY I DRESS SAYS WHO I AM
In business, the right attire might go unnoticed, yet the wrong one can undermine the perception of who you really are, your skills, competences and experience.
The 2012 "No-Collar Workforce" study asked US Millennials and Boomers to draw pictures of their dress code at work and “at play.” While Boomers depicted their work self to be formal and nonrevealing of personal interests, Millennials drew almost the exact same self-image at work and play...they just added bangles and hairspray to get ready for nightlife! 79% of Millennials thought wearing jeans should be allowed to work with an overwhelming 93% giving priority to comfort.
Millennials are often considered unable to dress appropriately for the workplace (one of the top three myths about Gen Y), when they can absolutely dress business-appropriate. As their mentors let's remind them an easy universal rule: If you want to be taken seriously in business, dress like you mean business!
On April 8, 2014, Elisabeth Ollieric presented her "What your clothes can do for you every day” workshop to PWN Paris and the Club XXIème siècle. The participants were 15 young women illustrating cultural diversity and the issues of facing a double glass ceiling.
Elisabeth is sharing her experience with us.
As a style advisor, what drives me is bringing to light each woman according to who she is. It may sound simple but it is a true daily challenge for many of us. It may be difficult every morning to reconcile femininity-beauty and intellect.
Over the years, I notice that women still fear that their looks might be considered more than their intellectual capabilities. Then they tend to go the easy way, drawing inspiration from their surroundings, doing like everybody else.
Still, working your own style can make you inconspicuously outstanding without rocking the boat. My role is to find for each of you the right associations – well beyond the colors – to allow you to evolve every day closer to who you are, whilst complying with the relevant codes.
With young bright highly qualified women working successfully their way up through their own efforts, a style workshop may appear rather trivial, even futile.
However the way you dress may reflect a legitimate duality: a desire to grow, to progress professionally while remaining loyal to your history, your origins, your family context. Women dress according to what they believe to be a must with their responsibilities and their idea of success. The results are then uncompleted or overdressed looks. So it is important to assimilate the following basic rules:
• Build your silhouette: the top-middle-bottom game
• Coordinate clothes
• Pick up the right light reflectors
• Choose colors and materials according to your hair and complexion
• Respect the golden rule: never wear synthetics next to the skin
• Save yourself time with a smart selection of clothes
• Keep a neat, tidy and organized closet: a clear view of what you have is the sure and easy way to identify the missing pieces
• Your smart mix and match is the key to best buys
• The way you wear your clothes should allow free head and body movements
Everything is a question of fine tuning. It may be necessary to convince yourself that you really become what you are deep inside. Leave what you believe to be your protective shell: the pants suit, a not that comfortable uniform and very rarely cut to perfectly suit our shape. Make new friends: adopt the perfect casual chic clothing item: the bomber jacket.
Working on your image is not a mere talk about fashion. Your identity is your image backbone.
"90' enquête" , "Au coeur du crime", Carole Rousseau septembre à décembre 2009, "Ça va s'cauet", Cauet mars 2010, "Les jumeaux" M6 février 2012
"Patron Incognito" janvier 2011 - février 2013
Promouvoir le leadership au féminin dans l'entreprise à travers un atelier de conseil en look pour la société Arrêt sur Image.
Sandy and Martine, PWN Paris Presidents
"Elisabeth's way of thinking and working is not driven by what fashion dictates. She provides very practical guidance and helps you make the unexpected, unimagined yet compelling pairing from the garments you already have to best reveal your individuality and uniqueness. Her inclusive approach places prime importance in finding the style in congruence with your personality, your emotions, your culture, your physical appearance and also your messages to the outside world. Many thanks to the team for organizing that spotlight workshop as one way to cultivate a striking presence at work. It was definitely one of the high-points of the PWN Paris and Club XXIème siècle mentoring program"
Je suis consciente que quelque chose s'est mis en place comme si Elisabeth m'avait permis de rassembler mes différentes facettes pour mieux ancrer mon identité et renforcer ma marque. J'ai depuis l'impression de m'affirmer pleinement lors d'interventions grâce à ce travail dont je sens l'impact sur mon auditoire. Merci
Personal shopper, relookeuse, conseil en style...
Comment choisir les bons mots pour décrire mon métier?
A chaque fois je change tant dans le domaine du conseil, sentir, s'adapter, se renouveler ne dépendent que de la personne qui se tient face à vous.
Je ne suis et ne veux pas être une arbitre du bon goût. La seule chose qui compte, c'est ce qui est juste, harmonieux, dans le droit fil de ce que vous êtes au fond de vous.
Ma force : ressentir parfois avant vous ce fond, et le faire ressortir.
Ce qui est capital, c'est la lumière, la façon dont elle se pose sur vous, le bon rapport teint de peau-couleur de cheveux, la juste hauteur de talons pour bien accompagner votre démarche en fonction de la situation, apprendre à jouer et mixer, ce qu'on peut choisir de dévoiler ou ce que l'on se retient de montrer, le choix d'un parfum comme une signature.
Que chaque matin, votre placard en l'ouvrant, respire l'espoir !
Succession de paramètres qui forme une colonne vertébrale différente pour chaque femme, où je ne serai qu'inspiratrice mais jamais péremptoire.
Bien sûr que j'aime la mode, et la liberté qu'on a de la suivre ou pas.
Depuis plus de 10 ans, je rencontre des femmes, des anonymes, des journalistes, des présentatrices de télévision, des artistes...
Je les conseille, les habille et les mets en lumière.