Why Your Image Matters

Your personal image is the perception that people have about you. It affects your success in every aspect of your life. When a person meets you for the first time their brain makes several snap decisions about you in just 7 seconds. Learn to make the most of them and take your personal brand on a next level that exudes confidence and professionalism.

First Impression

People are programmed to make a quick opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your gravitas and your style. No matter how much is then later learn about the person we tend to trust our first impressions above all. According to Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy these rapid decisions that people make within seconds from seeing you for the first time come down to two boiling questions:

1. Can I trust this person?

and

2. Can I respect this person?

She continues: “If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative. A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”

Image is about trust and respect

Make sure people are judging you accurately and not being confused or distracted about your image. This includes, but is not limited to, simplifying things. Have less but be more powerful. People want and should see the real you but it doesn’t have to mean spilling all your secrets out there. You can control what you are giving away and what you are keeping to yourself. Center for Talent and Innovation (CTI) declared in their report about personal image: “How you look, how you speak, and how you act turn out to be critical to your success, our report concludes, at every step in your career journey.” So be mindful about your personal image. It may be all you really have.

Are people judging you accurately

Your personal image is one of the few aspects of your life that you have a full control of and I am delighted to help you to invest in yourself. I am passionate about business wear, first impressions (live and on social medial) and I want to help you to be at your very best in the current competitive business environment. Let me worry about the looks, it saves you your valuable time and helps you to focus on the very essential: your fantastic skills and amazing knowledge.

Need more convincing? I got you covered. Read my blog 3 Reasons to Hire Me here.

Take control of your image

When building a successful image it’s important to remember to remain as authentic as possible. Your personal image should be a conscious decision for your own profit but it should still look like you. Think of the following qualities of your image:

  • Inspiring: Create enthusiasm and make people feel empowered.
  • Memorable: Stand out from the crowd for the right reasons.
  • Approachable: Be open, communicate clearly and make people feel comfortable around you.
  • Genuine: Remember to be the unique charming you.
  • Engaging: Create lasting relationships and allow people to commit to you.

 

Your Image Should Be...

 

Let me know how I can help you enhance your image. I would love to hear from you!

  • Let’s have a talk! I am offering you a 15min complementary telephone call prior to our meeting to set expectations and get to know each other better. Book your appointment here!

 

Make The Most Of Your 7 Seconds

I am looking forward to help you enhance your image!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

FAQ at I on Image

You have questions, I have answers. Welcome to FAQ at I on Image!

1.Who is your typical client?

My typical client appreciates that your image is a powerful form of self-expression and has great impact on how you feel about yourself. They lead busy and versatile lives and want to dedicate time for their friends, families and personal development. They value self-care and are eager to invest in services that make their lives easier.

2. How do the online sessions work?

On popular demand I on Image offers now also online sessions via Skype, WhatsApp or regular call for a lower hourly rate. This option is ideal for those who prefer to have the consulting from the comfort of their own home or office. Online personal shopping has become increasingly popular due to the conveniency of the webshops being open 24/7. Please note that the items and the delivery cost need to be either pre-paid on I on Image’s account of paid by yourself upon checkout. I can arrange fitting sessions at your location and returns on your behalf but those will be charged at regular hourly rate as they involve travel, parking etc.

You can learn more about what is happening during each of I on Image’s services here.
IMAGE CONSULTING
3. Is there a minimum number of hours per appointment?

Yes. I on Image has a 2 hour booking minimum. The optimal duration of one appointment is somewhere between 2-4h. Anything more on one go starts to get quite intense and of course I don’t want to  exhaust you. We can always book a second session on another day. Rome was not built in a day and the same applies to your image. Your booked services will be invoiced after the session and they are calculated in half hour increments. If your session lasts only 1.5h you will still be invoiced for 2h. You can also pay by iZettle if you mention it in advance, make a prepayment on I on Image’s account or pay by cash. A copy of an invoice will always be provided for your records.

4. Do you make BEFORE and AFTER pictures?

Only if you want me to. Most of my clients are uncomfortable having their pictures on the internet, especially the before pictures, and I hated the idea of trying to convince them to do it. Many of my clients prefer anonymity and confidentiality and I want to fully respect that wish. Also everyone has their own unique style that reflects their one-of-a-kind personality. As a professional I understand how to make you shine and look like the best version of you without the need to copy something that is not speaking volumes on you.

PERSONAL SHOPPING

5. Is there a minimum budget for your clients?

No. I work with all budgets and all brands from Primark to Prada. It’s still wise to plan a bit ahead and give the topic some thought to avoid overspending and buyer’s remorse.

6. How do you determine which shops to take a client?

Having worked in fashion retail myself I am quite picky about where I take my clients. I always want to offer an inspiring and pleasant experience for you and to be able to do that I weigh the following aspects:

  • Your wishes: This is where it all starts!
  • Location: I consider distances between shops so that your time is not unnecessarily wasted on travel
  • Shop staff: This is self-explanatory. They just need to be good.
  • Shop selection: I follow my favorite shops actively so I know when it’s the best time to visit them.
  • Shop’s overall experience: I love shops that look nice and display their items well. Clean fitting rooms are a must and big plus if they serve drinks, offer tailoring services and home delivery.

PERSONAL SHOPPING

7. What if I hate shopping?

Majority of my clients find shopping a daunting task and some will exclusively shop online with me for this very reason. Some of my clients have told me that after shopping with me they actually enjoyed shopping because they enjoyed the end results so much. However some will always hate shopping and I fully accept it as long as you agree to try the things on.

8. But what if I love shopping?

I just love shopping with clients who enjoy it as much as I do! Some of my clients who love shopping don’t always know how to pick the best pieces for themselves so hiring me enhances their shopping experience and overall look. Some of my clients just love to have someone shop with them and sometimes they are shopping for an event or a job so important that having a professional with them makes them feel more secure and satisfied about their choices.

Hear it from my amazing clients here.
Claim the ownership of your image today and book your appointment here.

-Jenni

Your image consultant with an eye for detail

1-2-3… All Image Consulting Services 2016 on one glimpse

I am delighted to showcase my streamlined image consulting services throughout my social media and website. Here I am offering you my 3-step guide to impeccable image.

STEP 1. Image Consulting: Communication – Appearance – Digital Presence

STEP 2. Wardrobe Analysis

STEP 3. Personal Shopping

Here you go: 1-2-3… All Image Consulting Services 2016 on one glimpse. Learn more about each service here.

STEP 1. Image Consulting

STEP 1. Image Consulting

STEP 2. Wardrobe Analysis

STEP 2. Wardrobe Analysis

STEP 3. Personal Shopping

STEP 3. Personal Shopping

 

All packages include the following benefits

  • Online image assessment prior to session
  • Complementary secret Pinterest board for visual style inspiration
  • Complementary online coaching for the following 3 months (with 24h response time Mon-Fri)
  • VAT and travel cost in Amsterdam area. Don’t be shy: go ahead and ask for a quote on travel costs for other locations. Skype sessions are available upon request.

 

Image consulting services on social media

From today on you can use I on Image’s Pinterest page as a knowledge base for all your image consulting questions. I have created 3 useful boards full of information, tips and handy infographics. Each board represents one of my services: Image Consulting, Wardrobe Analysis and Personal Shopping. Follow I on Image on Pinterest and pin your favorites on your own style board. Very Pinteresting news!

You can also find my services on Facebook. Like I on Image’s Facebook page and follow my daily stylish updates. Share your favorites with your friends or join the conversation by leaving your valuable comments. Like it or love it, I hope you get a laugh every now and then too!

 

Get in touch with me

Book your appointment already today by email ionimage@gmail.com or on I on Image’s website. I am offering you a complementary 15min telephone consultation to help you choose the right type of image consulting service package for you. All services can be booked separately or in an order that suits your style needs most efficiently. I work with all brands and budgets.

 

I am looking forward to work with you!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

I on Image at work -Creating ageless and timeless looks

This great Guardian article by Alyson Walsh of inspirational style blog That’s not my age from last week made good fashion resolutions for grownups.

“…beyond a certain age, style becomes personal. The urge to buy into every trend subsides and it’s all about finding an individual look; one that’s timeless and ageless and works for you.”

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/jan/04/silk-shirts-and-silver-shoes-2016-style-resolutions-for-grownups?CMP=twt_gu

These are basically the same style dilemmas my clients battle with. I do my very best every day to help my clients find their own style that tells their story. I often get asked how. This is how I roll at I on Image.

Photo credits Rudi Wells at www.rudiwells.com

Photo credits Rudi Wells at www.rudiwells.com

First I dive inside your wardrobe. I build strong looks from the items you already have. I take a critical look at each piece. Some may have to go, some will be replaced. I hang your complete outfits from Monday to Friday in your closet for fast and easy mornings. Often there are more than 5 outfits. And even more often the clients get inspired and creative along the process! Every outfit is documented and we take photos. Getting a sudden invitation will never be a fashion dilemma for you again. Your personal style journal will always have an answer for you.

Then we make a shopping list to fill in the gaps in your style narrative. I take in consideration your existing wardrobe, body shape, colours, budget and other special wishes. Many clients are surprised how short the list can be. My last client really needed just a perfect black jacket and a couple of shirts to replace the old ones.

Finally we hit the shops. Some clients like to shop on their own when they know what they are looking for. I am happy to shop with those who prefer gentle guidance. I know brands, materials, current trends and styles that will flatter you forever. Some customers feel confident enough to shop alone after a few rounds, some love the service so much that they don’t want to shop alone ever again.

I enjoy the most to see the glow of confidence and excitement on my client’s face when they try on an outfit or an item of clothing that speaks volumes on them. It belongs to their story and they know it.

“As Iris Apfel says, in life and in fashion: “It’s good to maintain a sense of wonder.”

Book your own personal shopping session by filling in the form below this post or drop me an email to ionimage@gmail.com. I am looking forward to working with you!

LV&Dress

Photo credits Blake Bronstad at Stocksnap.io

Wishing you a stylish rest of the week!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail