Despite Coca-Cola’s several collaborations with designers and artists to produce fresh bottle images, it’s preeminent brand signature — the shape of its bottle — is never out shined.
So you still think style’s just a bunch of fluff?
Katy Perry’s photographs by Jannson in Interview mag beg to differ.
When you’re in the media’s eye and every step you take is scrutinized, publicized and tweeted, it’s tough to create a brand without your audience’s approval and agreement. It could be even harder to break out of your teeny-bopper persona … unless you’ve got the right tools and strategy to to make your desired new message clear.
The photographs of Katy Perry below successfully reposition the celebrity and communicates a clear message. What’s the message???
Take me seriously; I’m a talented and professional performer.
(Blk/Wht Photography by MIKAEL JANSSON)
#3PCstyle details: http://myprettypinkponies.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/3pcstyle.pdf
Join our Twittter/Pinterest conversation with Fashion Designer, Lando Ortega tonight at 6:30 (PT).
Lando provides us with his expert opinion on the following:
- Does fashion or style matter? Why/Why not?
- What kind of impact does styling and fashion have on women?
- How do we dress for who we really are (vs. who we wish to be) – body type, fit, style, fabric, drape…?
Please feel free to interject with follow up questions and thoughts after our guest has responded to the current question. Thank you!!!
Resources: Edith Head's How to Dress for Success Sasha Charnin Morrison's Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide To Styling The Stars
Beautiful Magdalena de la Cruz breezed through Berkeley and built an empire selling designer water. She’d never felt awkward or unattractive… until she moved to Los Angeles. In L.A. where “everything smells like acetone and Errol Flynn” Magdalena attempts to reinvent herself as a geographically appropriate bombshell—with rhinestones, silicone and gin—as she seeks an escape from her unraveling marriage and the traumatic death of her younger brother, Junah.
Magdalena’s Los Angeles is glitzy and glamorous but also a landscape of the absurd. Her languidly lyrical voice provides a travel guide for a city of make-believe, where even Hollywood insiders feel left out.
Glossy Magazine Issue 7…
- Gwen Stefani
This quote speaks to how essential image is for a person’s success. Gwen Stefani’s style and character is just as much a part of her identity as her musical talent. It wouldn’t be the same if she showed up to “work” lazily dressed in frumpy clothes. That’s not what her boss (fans) pays her for.
In a similar way, professionals are expected to dress according to what their business, industry, leaders, clients, expect of them. It’s part of your identity as a responsible and successful pro.
Do you agree?
|classic trousers + blouse|
|Black + grey pumps|
What inspires your career wardrobe style?
For more images from my ever-growing list…visit PinkPoniesPins on Pinterest.
More on professional wear: Harper Bazaar’s How to Dress for Success article
influenced by my mother.
twist of irony my generation feels compelled to add when they wear classic styles today…subtly mocking
a previous generation known for dainty manners and strings of white pearls.
silhouettes and she wore it like she meant it…
aware that they were in the presence of a lady. And, to those who knew of her
her self-made success, it was understood that she ran her company with the
graceful strength of a savvy woman.
– pencil skirts, gold bangles, diamond studs and fancy high-heeled shoes. I
adore tailored sheath dresses, A-line skirts and silk blouses. The similarities
between my office style and my mother’s professional wear wasn’t apparent to me
until very recently when I discovered a dusty old photograph from childhood –
there I was in my Catholic school uniform walking on stage to receive an
academic award of some sort wearing bangles too big for my tiny forearms. In
the background was my mom in a classic yet angular A-line dress with geometric
patterns proudly walking with me…When I returned back to the
“present”, I realized that I own and wear a dress with the same
patterns, the same color, a similar silhouette in my own fancy shoes. I
continue to discover as I continue to find old photographs that I wear exactly
the same styles my mother used to wear when she was a young mother and business
woman in her early 20s.
These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The ‘…happily ever after’ is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues… Disney’s perfect Princesses [are] juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.
Famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz, is also credited for her beautiful work photographing celebrities as Disney Princesses. Let’s examine the different messages their images convey:
|Snow White courtesy of Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)
by Annie Leibovitz (Rachel Weisz)
|Ariel by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)
by Annie Leibovitz
|Cinderella by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)|
Dina Goldstein’s photographs serve just that purpose – and well. What a force to counteract the ever-so-influential princess cartoons children are exposed to.
|Belle by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)|
|Pocahontas by Dina Goldstein (Fallen Princesses)
by Annie Leibovitz (Jessica Biel as Pocahontas)
The Disney Princesses
Do well in school, young ladies!!!
“Chuck” – as Will Smith calls her – acknowledges the opportunities she was afforded by those who vouched for her when others thought she was just another pretty face.
This week, we (@PrettyPinkPro) participated in the chat about handling tricky work situations by painfully looking at our mistakes and the valuable lessons we learned from them. The chat was moderated by career experts, @EmilyBennington & @greatonthejob.
Thank you for the rockstar treatment…
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for a hip etiquette expert? (Asked by @etiquetteexpert Jacqueline Whitmore)
graceful. She epitomizes grace and
manners as well as entrepreneurial success. The thought
of giving her my thoughts on what shoes to wear was one I couldn’t even dream of considering.
I. First, I
considered what [little] I know about her style as well as her professionalresponsibilities as an etiquette expert.
sets an example. She leads subtly
is busy and efficient, yet seems to do everything effortlessly and with grace.
is appropriately dressed and polished for many social events occurring back to
back to back.
is au courant, festive, attractive and engaging. At the same time however, she
is conscientious about drawing too much attention to herself.
is always courteous and honors tradition but is never ever outdated.
her posture and gait with uncomfortable shoes is unacceptable.
must continue making big strides with perfectly put-together ensembles.
that align with @etiquetteexpert’s image in aesthetic, ladylike manners and
choice was Kate Spade.
Suggestion: heels (or flats) in colors that add wit to understated classics.
Suggestion: Rich colors, soft leather, and a hint of Old World craftsmanship that convey refined taste and gravitas.
There are effective ways to convey success and professionalism without looking like a contestant on The Apprentice.
Suggestion: Festive, fun and quality footwear that can dazzle the crowd without being the loudest one in the room.
Images 5 and 6 are perfect for holiday get-togethers with your social circle. The silhouettes are ladylike and feminine without being outdated. It’s beautiful to be sentimental. Balance your 1950′s references with pieces from our time period. As I mentioned, Kate Spade does this with wit and taste. Remember: too many of grandma’s antiquated heirloom pieces can be reminiscent of mothballs instead of nostalgia.
Overall, our Etiquette Expert will always be the paragon of class and good taste. She’s a delightful example of how to reach success with style….in fancy, high-heeled shoes!
WHAT’S YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE IQ?
TAKE THE POP QUIZ!
You’ve heard the comparison before: a job search is like looking for a mate.
If this analogy is anywhere near accurate, then I’m currently reading the job seeker’s version of Neil Strauss’ “Rules of the Game”.
His name is Harper. And according to the story’s main character, he’s “big in the right places and small in the right places”. The book’s title is “Harper’s Rules”, and the story is an entertaining account of the relationship between a superstar recruit and her superstar recruiter.
I don’t have an opinion on whether or not I see job-seeking as completely akin to mate-seeking, however, I agree there are at least a few similarities. More importantly for myself, however, are the witty Harper-isms that make me laugh out loud and take notes.
Some of “Harper’s Rules” on finding the best path to your dream job:
- Put your personal network on notice.
- Use direct, simple language.
- Network with two headhunters that specialize in your niche.
- Do your homework.
- Your resume is a highlight film; it’s SportsCenter, not the unedited game footage.
- Your resume is an advertisement; it is not an affidavit.
- Don’t accept a counteroffer after terminating your relationship with your employer.
- Cultures don’t change. You assimilate or you leave.
- If you’ve stopped laughing, quit immediately.
- If none of the original reasons why you took the job are still valid, or you settled for less than what you were meant to do, your dream will haunt you till you leave.
Yup. He’s a sexy recruiter alright. And, I like his style (Apologies in advance for the plethora of Harper-isms you’ll be seeing in our tweets as I finish reading the book).
Have a great day!!!
Here are examples of topics I highlight in my blog:
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“ If the major deterrent to accepting “creative thinking” in the workplace is low tolerance for uncertainty, I would surmise that highly-regulated and high-risk industries have don’t evolve as quickly as others due to lack of innovation (“creativity”). Do you have any thoughts about the relationship between regulation and innovation? Thank you for posting this article. Much appreciated. 3P“
Roseanna’s aesthetic is simple, clean, restrained femininity. Her pastel color schemes and collection of vintage household items is an elegant interpretation of Anthropologie’s “country chic”.
As you know, we, too, love making stationery, lots of white-space in our design layout, vintage items, and many other things Sepia Smiles finds ‘pretty’…
PPP: Gui! [air kisses on both cheeks]
Gui: Make yourself comfortable. I’m just gonna call my sister back .
Would you like some champagne or white wine?
PPP: No thanks, honey. So, you’ve been busy styling Harris Pilton. Anything interesting you’d like to talk about?
G: I love Harris Pilton. She’s a sweetheart and very private. I’m not at liberty to divulge much else.
3P: Fair enough. What we really want to know are some tips to looking fabulous. You’ve done hair for celebrities, TV show projects, music videos and as well as being the primary personal hair stylist for musicians on tour…For the everyday corporate rockstar who can’t wear a fabulous pink Afro-puff to the office, what are some tips to always looking chic without looking out of place?
1. Get haircuts regularly – Fresh haircuts and color make as big of an impact as a facelift. Think about it. Your hair frames your face. When dark conservative suits create uniformity in the workplace, one’s haircut can subtly convey your own professional brand and individuality.
2. Communicate clearly with your stylist – bring magazine clippings with images of women whose hairstyles you like…it’s important that the model’s face shape, skin tone and hair texture are similar to yours. Don’t expect a stylist to turn your mullet into Slash’s Rockin’ ‘do.
3. Consider your lifestyle when choosing a style – If your daily life involves wearing a construction hat, it’s not practical to ask for a bleached and overly-coiffed ‘do (a la Gwen Stefani) especially if you can’t maintain weekly root touch ups.
3P: Great tips, Gui. Thank you for your expert advice. Xoxoxoxo.
Apparently, some topics on our site are…hmmm..what some would consider “not as fun as could be”.
We asked our professional make-up artist friend, Miss RubyRedRockstar (aka Farah) for her help.
|What a pro. She’s the best.|
RubyRedRockstar (“3R”) is fun, gorgeous and is an award-nominated hair and make-up pro. She is second-generation film and TV industry talent and has years of professional experience as Depratment Head Make Up Artist for prime-time television shows (read: she knows what she’s talking about).
Anyhoo, Farah writes to you, readers, with tips on how to get a pretty sun-kissed So Cal glow.
Hello sexy ladies!
In the olden days it wasn’t considered attractive to have tan skin [insert source here].
Today no man wants to see your “paste-y” ass [replace "ass" with a rated-PG term] in a bikini. But a free ticket to the skin cancer clinic isn’t the only way to be a bronzed goddess — you can achieve the same St. Tropez-vacation glow with self tanners!!!
The latest self-tanners are flawless. Technological and scientific advancement don’t just benefit boring industries like farming and the energy sector — they also benefit the gorgeous!!!
|(Farah in glasses = very smart. Notice her thinking as she looks to the camera during a soliloquy)|
Lindsay Lohan may like her self tanner so orange it matches her fire crotch, but YOU don’t have to. (Nor do you have to have to be the smelly kid no one wants to sit next to).
Although there are cheaper options available, the benefits from these KS tan towels make the additional cost worth it. One, they have no odor. Second, their result is a natural and pretty sun-kissed color. And, last, the tan lasts at least five days!!!
|Bronzed babes (Farah on the right)|
Here’s some pointers on how to apply the product to produce picture-perfect-pretty results:
1. lather your body with an emollient moisturizer paying special attention to your knees, hands, and feet.
2. apply the self-tanner using your “tan towel”to your chest, then your neck.
(Note: you can use it on your moisturized face and the tan is subtle and beautiful)
**The trick with any self tanner is rubbing the same places over and over ad nauseam to prevent streaking.
3. Apply the product around your neck and ears (avoiding your hairline)
4. When you get to your hands, either stop at wrists or make a tight fist and just do the top of the hands before the knuckles.
5. Apply the same principle above to apply the self-tanner around the feet, stoping before you reach your toes.
6. Apply product to your knees rubbing vigorously over and over (make sure your knees are bent).
**Try to reserve different sections of the tan towel for certain areas. This will guarantee one towel tans the whole body.**
7. Continue to apply the solution to the same spots. Lift your arms and make sure you get the underside of your forearms and upper arms.
The Kate Sommerville Tan Towels dry quickly so you can dress almost immediately.
Be SURE to wash the palms of your hands really well after.
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|Thank you, Miss Farah.|