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FERI Enters Decade Two as the Finest MLM Selling the Finest Products in the WORLD

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FERI & Feri’s GWT is entering it’s next decade with a refined focus. The new decade will include two goals:

  1. Keep innovating and creating new lines and capture more market share of the 1.6 trillion dollar fashion and skincare industry which will create more retail sales and profits for our Luxury Consultants worldwide.
  2. Keep perfecting our manufacturing processes, find or create innovative new raw materials, keep improving our quality & design and remain as the innovative force in the luxury designer fashion and the Direct Sales/MLM industry.

GWT Next Decade Innovations To Come:

  • FERI “Glow” – Color cosmetics collection
  • FERI “Expedition” – Luggage collection
  • FERI Fragrances – Men and women
  • FERI “Home” – Home accessories and decor collection
  • FERI “Fido” – Pets clothing & accessories


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Fashion House will expand to clothing including:

  • FERI “Couture” – Casual and evening wear
  • FERI “Sports”– Comfortable and sportswear & accessories
  • FERI “Professional”– Men and women professional attire
  • FERI “Fall” – Coats and jackets
  • FERI “Spring” – Vogue collection and beach ware

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Are you already a professional or have a good career, but dream of looking fantastic all the time and love fashion? Many very successful career professionals have joined GWT, because, they love fashion, but barely even have time to shop. This is a great way of being surrounded by the best luxury products in the world – even be able to wear them very easily and make an additional income just by looking fantastic and telling your friends. This can be a dream for you, if you are one of these already successful people.

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Shala Monroque is a Fashion Icon

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Shala Monroque arrives at a restaurant in Soho for lunch on a steaming summer day, her arms brimming with packages from the Prada store on Broadway. As a street-style icon and fashion demi-celebrity who has the distinction of being a central inspiration for two of this era’s most powerful visual tastemakers, Monroque, 32, is impeccably dressed, of course, in a sleeveless denim shirt paired with a knee-length denim skirt. She’s a friend of Miuccia Prada, for whom she functions as a kind of muse and unofficial ambassador, hosting a salon called Miu Miu Musings at the stores around the world. And she’s the girlfriend of art-world impresario Larry Gagosian, the foremost gallerist on the planet. In her bag are Prada’s crazy Minimal Baroque sunglasses, ­embellished with bawdy scrolled lines like a violin’s carved neck, in the same color as her denim. “I’m in my blue period right now,” she says, with a bit of a wink.

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Monroque orders tuna tartare, then gives a nervous laugh. She’s a shy woman, slightly formal and sphinx-like. She abhors talking about her life, unspooling stories reluctantly. Monroque was brought up near the beach in St. Lucia, where her family still lives, and didn’t leave the island ­until after she graduated from high school. “I always knew as a kid that I wanted to live in America,” she says, choosing her words carefully. “We always got all of the American TV shows late, and I grew up watching Leave It to ­Beaver and other shows from the fifties. Life here just seemed better, and freer. I couldn’t believe that on TV, kids would just open the fridge, pull out a box of orange juice, and drink from it.”

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Monroque’s mother ran a gift shop at a hotel, and she brought her daughter copies of the Vogue and Tatler magazines that the shop couldn’t sell, usually tearing off the front covers so that they could be sent back to the publishers for reimbursement. She was also close with her aunt, who made trips to New York’s garment district every few months to buy copies of high-fashion American clothes for Trendy’s, a boutique she ran on the island. “I always loved dressing and had the newest things, but I always had the fifties ideas,” says Monroque. “Once, my mom bought me a dress with a tie around the waist, trying to tie it in my front, but I wanted to tie it in the back.”

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As a teenager, Monroque was a track star, wrote poetry, and entered beauty contests, coming in second in a St. ­Lucia carnival-queen pageant. The prize was a ticket to ­Miami. “There wasn’t anything to do in Miami, though,” she says. “I had always had this romantic idea about taking a Greyhound bus, so I thought I’d take the 30-hour trip to New York.” She met a guy who tried to sell her a phone that she could use anywhere in the world by satellite (“I didn’t quite understand what he was saying, but this was twelve years ago, so I guess it was a mobile phone and legit”) and another one who told her, when she said she was going to New York, “I can see you’d love it there. You’d fit right in.” She stayed with her uncle in Rosedale, Queens, and was initially unimpressed by the stink and sloppiness of the city—until she visited another aunt, a dresser at fashion shows. “The moment I knew I wanted to live here is when I got to go to a Jean Paul Gaultier party,” she says, smiling, “and there were red knee-high feathers throughout the whole floor.”

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Baby-sitting was the most obvious job for a woman from the islands, but her uncle dissuaded her, because “he thought it was ­demeaning for me to look after another woman’s kids.” She started working at a photo studio for $200 a week. Then she figured out that unemployed actors and models (she tried to model herself, but she couldn’t get traction) were making a lot more in restaurants downtown. Monroque began hostessing at Man Ray, and then Nobu, which provided enough liquidity for her to secure a kitchenette with a shared bathroom in Harlem. For clothes, she mostly shopped at Daffy’s on 34th Street (“If you look for the right fabrics, you can find good things”) and made her first purchase of a luxury item: dark wraparound glasses with little gold screws. “Very intense, like something guys from St. Lucia would wear,” she says. “They cost me a fortune, more than I was making in a week.” And her next purchase? Monroque pauses. “I’d say there was a big gap after that.”

Looking through pictures of Shala Monroque, creative director at Garage, we were struck by her tough-to-classify style. It’s a melange of classic, current, edgy, feminine and artful…that’s left us with a serious case of closet envy.

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Born in St. Lucia, the fashion consultant and writer, cites Prada as her favorite designer, frequently donning head-to-toe looks from the fashion house and its secondary line, Miu Miu. For Shala, fashion and style are more about the confidence one exudes when wearing a look as opposed to the physical nature of the clothing itself. Perhaps that’s why she can pull off some of the most intricate Rodarte looks with unmatched ease.

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“The birth of a very modern kind of style icon.”

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Remembering Prince the Fashion Icon

Follow me to fashion riches ~ Roderick Mackenzie

Reprinted from NYMag.com (written by Rebecca Ramsey)

Prince, who passed away at the age of 57 on Thursday morning, will likely be remembered just as much for his fashionable life as his musical career. Like David Bowie, he challenged notions of gender and sexuality, but he also played with the ways those ideas intersected with race. And he did it all while wearing tropes of stereotypical feminine sexually inducing dress.

In our current era of gender fluidity on and off the runway, Prince can be considered as something of a torch-bearer. He wore ruffly peasant blouses unbuttoned to the naval and adorned his limbs with thigh-high stockings and fingerless lace gloves. On stage and in music videos, he gave hyper-sexual performances, gyrating against Apollonia and Carmen Electra in clothing that was tighter and more femme than whatever they had on.

Clad in Cuban heels, lace cravats, or the matching-tunic-and-flared-pant ensembles of late, Prince retained an air of mystery that’s proved elusive — or just uninteresting — for other celebrities. As much as he played up his legend and his sensuality, the pop god lived a quiet life, appearing seemingly only when he felt like being seen. He lived as he sings in his song Uptown: “Now where I come from / We don’t let society tell us how it’s supposed to be / Our clothes, our hair, we don’t care /It’s all about being there.” And when he showed himself, we saw.

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CONCLUSION: Fashion icons may die, but fashion lives on. You may be too young to remember Prince, and, maybe he was one of your favorite singers of the time, but, if you love fashion, you probably are at least aware of him because he was such a fashion statement. If you love fashion, and have always dreamed of being involved in the world of fashion, you can make a fashion statement – maybe not so radical – but, financially, you could earn a radical amount of earnings by joining a very unusual opportunity where you, basically, get paid to wear high fashion top designer garments and accessories and talk to your fashionable friends about it. Don’t let Prince die in vain – take his love of fashion and flaunt and strut your way to fashion riches along with me. Click here for more info… And, may Prince RIP.

How to start a successful fashion business

Do you want to take your small fashion business to the next level? A panel of experts share their advice on how to crack the industry in this Q&A roundup

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If the shoe fits – the expert panel gave advice on everything from pitches to pleats in an online Q&A.
> Anna Bance is a co-founder of Girl Meets Dress

The early days are all about testing as cheaply as possible. At the start being online and putting a basic website live to confirm demand for your product is a great first step. Once you know the market potential exists and customers are excited you can build on that and expand further and decide if a retail space makes sense.

Because some social media channels will take a while to grow fans or followers, I recommend setting up company accounts as soon as possible on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. It’s about establishing a presence so your fans have somewhere to follow your progress. There’s no need to delay any channel, even if your activity is slow to begin with.

> Emma Hart, a fashion PR and former journalist, launched Push PR in 2002

How can you use social media to its full advantage to promote your business? I would definitely recommend Instagram as the most powerful platform, so if you are to prioritise then go for this one. As a creative you have the advantage of a great visual eye and the key thing is to inspire others. Make it diverse and engaging – do not stick to just promoting your own brand, instead show what inspires and excites you, and mix it up (but be consistent) – it’s so important not to allow it to go stale. Understand that your platform is your shop window, it’s a representation of your business. If you do not post for weeks on end, does that show you are serious about your business? You should post every day and evaluate what you have posted on a regular basis to ensure you are not being repetitive.

Should we wait to establish a home market before looking overseas? I know many businesses that are more established and successful overseas than they are in the UK and choose to focus their attention in these other territories as a result. Japan and Asia are very powerful areas for business and especially fashion. If you feel confident that you can manage relationships well with the overseas market and keep on top of it then I would definitely say this is an opportunity not to turn down. Keep an eye on your costs; make sure your margins are right and that the quantities justify the investment of your time. Evaluate “what is this doing for my business?” on a regular basis.

> Chloë Haywood is the founder of Hatastic!

Should I be holding press shows? It all depends on whether you have a good list of contacts you can depend upon coming along, and them writing about your work. It’s worth teaming up with a few other brands who complement one another and sharing the marketing and financial load. Ideally if you have been to other press or trade shows you can see what works or not (maybe from a competitor) and talk to people at these events to find out their opinion.

If you’re thinking of selling fashion online, consider a physical outlet as well. In my experience it’s always good to have a website presence as people do research online before trying and then buying, but you also need to get out there and meet people and get their reactions. That information is so useful – you then know who your customers are.

> Alex Grace is the marketing director at Banana Moon

Should I start my website with a template platform, or invest in a web designer?It’s all down to budget and how far you want to go with E-commerce. I would always suggest a good bespoke website will bear fruit in the long-term. However in the short-term it will obviously cost a lot more to set up – and then you have the added cost of making your website visible on Google and so on which is a long-term commitment again. If you want to try a template option, there is no harm in this at all and allows you to focus on operating at lower costs while you build things up. The downsides are putting in your own time in developing the site and having less flexibility than a bespoke site.

> Lisa Chatterton is the business manager at the Fashion Innovation Agency

It is important to create a brand identity at the beginning. A common mistake I see with new brands is when they don’t know exactly who the customer is, so they go too broad and wide in their appeal, with too many options and no clarity within the offering. At the beginning it’s important to create a brand identity, define what is unique about your product and keep it focused.

The biggest advantage of selling online is having no overheads in relation to rent, bills, staffing and so on. Also you don’t have to buy volume stock upfront, which is always the drawback when opening a retail space – you must fill the rails. Your website is an opportunity to communicate who you are, create branding that expresses this identity and engage with customers. The biggest advantage of a retail space is having immediate contact with customers – try and talk to them, especially if they’ve been trying items on, get their feedback on fit and so on. If you don’t own the retail space directly, try and get this feedback from staff on the shop floor.

> Frances Card has been managing director of many businesses and launched the Frances Card Consultancy seven years ago.

Everything you do at the beginning will stay with you through your business progress – be really sure about your brand. Building the business ‘noise’ on social media before you launch is great but it does need to be part of your core business strategy. If you want your brand to be luxury and be sold in Selfridges, for instance, the way you project it initially needs to be in line with the values of Selfridges. The Industry is a great forum for supporting designers and helping with their progression.

Passion, drive and creativity are great for starting a business but long term strategy, clear financial planning and yearly goals make a business last. Our industry is wonderful because there is a natural generosity of spirit to support new businesses, but to sustain that business owners need a plan – the plan is key.

> Lisa and Tida Finch are a twin design duo and founders of fashion accessories label Finchittida Finch

Should I start by selling online or looking for a retail or market space? Definitely start online with marketplaces like ASOS marketplace or Etsy, which are affordable and already well established with a big following. Retail space is great but expensive, so a big risk when you are just starting out. Markets are also great for testing the market and getting direct customer feedback.

Mentors are crucial. Everyone can offer you some form of mentoring – insight, advice or feedback. An outside perspective is always helpful. We have friends and family members we consider mentors as well as professionals – you can never have too many.

Read the rest of the live Q&A here.

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Acid Attack Survivor Monica Singh Finds Hope, Advocacy in Fashion

by Monica Luhar from NBC News

Monica Singh doesn’t recognize the girl in her old family photographs.

“It’s difficult for any girl to see her face every day in the mirror all burned and scarred,” Singh told NBC News. “I know I was a girl who used to get worried if she got pimples or any mark on her face, and now her entire face is full of scars.”

For many years, those scars were a painful reminder of an acid attack that happened in Lucknow, India, in 2005, but today, the 30-year-old UN Women Global Youth Champion is speaking out against gender-based violence and using fashion to empower and encourage survivors to pursue their dreams.

Monica Singh before the 2005 acid attack. Courtesy of Monica Singh

Working in the fashion industry has always been a childhood dream for Singh. Growing up in New Delhi, India, she idolized fashion designers Valentino, Manish Arora, and Alexander McQueen and spent her time brainstorming new designs in her sketchpad and consuming the latest fashion news.

“I look at fashion as a confident tool…I want to define [myself] as a woman who can be what she wants to be if she decided with the purest heart. I’m trying to tell every girl who has gone through so much that, ‘yes, you can do it,'” Singh said.

Singh was a first-year student at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, studying fashion and apparel design when the acid attack happened.

During a week off from college, Singh decided to visit her parents in Lucknow. She said a friend that she had known for many years called her on the phone while she was driving and convinced her to roll down her car windows. When she did, a biker poured a bucket of acid on her. Singh said her legs became instantly numb and everything around her became hazy.

“I was suddenly screaming because I was feeling my body burning,” Singh said. “It was a horrific moment.”

A passer-by helped her get to the nearest hospital, where she was admitted in critical condition with burns over nearly 65 percent of her body. In total, Singh underwent 46 surgeries in India over the span of ten years. She credits Dr. Vaibhav Khanna in Lucknow and doctors Sunil Chaudhary, Prateek Arora, and Raghav Mantri in New Delhi for saving her life. Singh said that while her will power kept her alive, during the months following the attack, she leaned heavily on her family.

“The girl who always wanted to do something amazing in a glamorous field initially she … became a dependent for quite some time on family so that she could get fed,” Singh said.

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Dr. David H. Song, the vice chairman of University of Chicago Medicine’s department of surgery, has worked on more than 20 acid burn patients in the Dominican Republic and Honduras. Many of the acid attack survivors he has worked with have been victims of domestic violence, and in many cases, the perpetrator is someone the victim knows, he told NBC News.

“Unfortunately that is not a rare occurrence — it seems to be a common denominator … some sort of domestic dispute, whether it’s between a spouse, or a person that’s courting the woman or someone that’s jealous,” Song said.

In some of the more severe acid burn cases, patients can lose their eyesight and the ability to move, he added.

“When you see a burn of any sort, early skin grafting can mitigate long-term effects of these burns,” Song said. “I’ve seen the whole gamut of patients from early acute burns to late chronic burns when patients can’t turn heads.”

Though acid attacks are not as common in the U.S., Song said that global and social awareness for these injuries is important. While the survival rate for acid attack victims is high, the damaging physical and emotional effects leave long-lasting imprints.

“Most people don’t die of these injuries,” Song said. “Typically what the perpetrators do is splash or pour the acid over someone’s face…in many ways, it’s almost worse because it’s disfiguring the face, and injuries to the face can be devastating.”

Speaking Out Against Violence

Singh has always looked to education as a source of freedom, strength, and empowerment. One of her attacker’s motives, Singh said, was that she had declined his marriage proposal because she told him that she wanted to focus on her education and career.

“I chose I’m going to study, and I’m going to make myself strong enough so people can think that no matter what can happen, if you have will power, you can achieve what you want to,” said Singh, who completed her degree at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in 2009.

“I took education and made that part of my life stronger so that anybody who can think that my life has ended, they can say, ‘No. It’s not the end. This is only the beginning,'” she added.

But for many years, Singh became the girl who was told she was “no longer beautiful.” Many told her that she would probably not be able to pursue a career in fashion because of the scars on her face. But Singh refused to give up on her dreams, diving into the business and marketing aspects of fashion and landing an internship at Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked with fashion designer Manish Arora — a childhood dream come true.

“I did the opposite — I stuck to the fashion world and learned, and did whatever I wanted to do. I still attended fashion shows,” she said.

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Singh gradually regained her confidence and faith in humanity. Singh says she would often stare at her new face in the mirror to accept and embrace her new identity. She would also watch comedy sitcoms and movies while also immersing herself in her work.

“I believe if you [stare at] something so much, you end up losing interest in that,” she said. “So I saw my face so much, then I’m like, ‘okay, it’s just the same scars.'”

In March, Singh spoke at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, promoting gender equality and addressing the need to put an end to child marriage and violence against women.

“I was a victim, but I’m standing here to fight,” she said during her speech. “I’m standing here to raise the voice of all young women and girls who have been forced into marriage, who have been abused and raped.”

Monica Singh with her father Mahendra Singh. Courtesy of Monica Singh

Singh hopes to carry that message of hope through the Mahendra Singh Foundation, which she co-founded with her brother Nikhil in 2015 and named after their late father. Singh credits her father as someone who had always helped others. He made sure that she received immediate treatment and did everything he could to ensure that she survived and was able to complete her education.

“I opened this foundation in his name because I believe that he saved my life. I have seen him helping so many people since I was young,” Singh said.

The Mahendra Singh Foundation provides services for acid attack survivors and hopes to expand services for survivors of sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. Singh’s foundation currently collaborates with other organizations such as The Red Elephant Foundation and Make Love Not Scars.

Singh said many survivors of acid attacks are traumatized and do not have the resources or funds to undergo surgery, or they are in an unsupportive environment, which may cause them to halt or postpone their dreams. Singh hopes to collaborate with colleges and doctors who can provide counseling services or pro-bono medical care for acid attack survivors.

“I know that when I was a patient, there are a lot of things people don’t know about it,” Singh said. “They end up going to wrong places…key point is giving right knowledge and sending them to the right place.”

Monica Singh during a United Nations meeting March 17, 2016. Courtesy of Monica Singh

After the passing of her father in 2013, Singh wanted to keep his dream alive. She applied to several graduate schools and received an acceptance letter to Parsons School of Design, moving to New York City to study fashion marketing with the help of a crowdfunding campaign. In May 2016, she will officially graduate. It’s a day she wished her father could have lived to see.

When Singh looks at the mirror today, the woman staring back at her is no longer a stranger. She is comfortable and confident in her own skin as she looks beyond the imperfections on her face.

“I see this woman who is really focused, very strong, and her heart is changing toward more love now,” Singh said. “She is moving on in life but also trying to build other peoples’ lives. She is doing something which she never thought she would do.”

Taxpayer ‘pays for Samantha Cameron’s £53,000-a-year fashion adviser’

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‘When tough decisions have to be made, I’m not sure the wife of the prime minister needs a special adviser’, says MP

The salary of a “special adviser” who helps Samantha Cameron with her social diary and fashion style is being paid for by the taxpayer.

The aide – normally a position for people who help Government ministers – receives up to £53,000 for advising the prime minister’s 44-year-old wife, according to the Mail Online.

Rosie Lyburn, a former model and grandaughter of late Conservative politician Lord Elliott, was hired after last year’s general election.

Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, labelled the post a “vanity appointment” in the context of cuts to public funding.

“I’ve just visited my local Jobcentre, which has had a seven-year recruitment freeze,” she told the Mirror.

“When tough decisions have to be made, I’m not sure the wife of the prime minister needs a special adviser.”

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Rosie Lyburn, a former model and parliamentary assistant to Conservative MPs, is employed as a special advisor to the prime minister’s wife (LinkedIn)

The 28-year-old’s salary is reportedly in Pay Band 1 on Number 10’s register of special advisers, which covers a range up to £52,999 a year. The average UK salary is £26,500 a year.

A similar debate arose over Ms Lyburn’s predecessor Isobel Spearmen, a former fashion PR worker, who was appointed as a stylist for Samantha Cameron in 2012.

Mr Cameron has also been criticised for hiring an “image consultant” at the taxpayer’s expense.

At the time Tom Watson, Labour MP for West Bromwich East near Birmingham, said: “The vanity of David Cameron is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds.

“It’s outrageous that he is creating a royal court while at the same time axing half a million public workers.”

Ms Lyburn, who went to Durham University, was a model at Beulah London, and also worked as parliamentary assistant to Conservative politician Alok Sharma and an events manager for the Conservative Party.

She is reportedly a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate.

The government’s register lists some 92 “special advisers” at a cost to the taxpayer of £8.4 million a year.

The Conservative Party has presided over about £23bn of spending cuts during their first parliament in power, and are expected to cut spending by another £28bn in the current parliament, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Why You Should Dress to Impress – The ROI of Fashion

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Think it really matters how you dress? If you’re a good person overall, shouldn’t people realize it and not judge you based on your threads?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but people judge you based on the clothes you wear. I don’t care if you’re walking down the street or sitting in a business meeting; people are constantly looking at what you’re wearing.

Download this printable cheat sheet to get to know why you should dress to impress.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve dressed like a bum, worn decent clothes, anddressed like a boss. I must admit, there is a huge ROI in wearing nice clothes, especially in the business world.

The Bum Years

When I first started out as an entrepreneur, I didn’t have much money. Whenever I went to networking events, I either wore baggy jeans that looked like I had poop in my pants or slacks and a shirt that typically didn’t match. Most of my threads were from Target.

As you can probably already guess, half of the issue was that I had no sense of style. The other half was that I didn’t want to spend much money.

Whenever I went to meetings or conferences, people wouldn’t really give me the time of day until they got to know me. Once they learned I wassomewhat smart, they were willing to listen to me and potentially work with me. The issue was it took people a while to warm up to me because no one wanted to waste his or her time talking to someone who looked like a chump.

After a few years of going through this, I was approached by a friend of mine, who kindly suggested that I spend a bit more money on my wardrobe, pay more than ten bucks for a haircut, and get a decent pair of shoes.

I invested two thousand dollars in making myself over. And boy, did it ever make a difference…

Note: During this phase of my life, my hourly consulting rate was under $100.

My big breakthrough

With my new clothes, a somewhat decent haircut, and a nice pair of black shoes, I made a breakthrough. At first, I noticed that people were more willing to talk to me when I went to conferences. I also noticed that during my business meetings, people took me more seriously.

However, none of those things really mattered because they weren’t big breakthroughs. What was a big breakthrough was that people assumed that I was somewhat well off because I was dressing much better. When I starting talking to potential customers, they naturally assumed that I was successful and my services were costly because I was better dressed.

When it came down to locking in new deals, these potential customers started offering me more money. As I got a taste of money making, I wanted more, so I decided to take things to a new level with my wardrobe.

Note: During this phase of my life, my hourly consulting rate went up to $250.

The Boss Years

From Gucci suits to designer shoes to five-figure watches, I stepped up my appearance as much as I could within my financial constraints. Not only was there a huge ROI, but the difference from this move far superseded the difference I experienced when upgrading myself from a bum to an average business suit wearer.

Once I started dressing to impress, successful business owners started to flock to me when I attended networking events, and people listened when I spoke in business meetings. In addition to that, I was praised for wearing rare watches that other business owners wanted but didn’t have.

This experience taught me that successful people like to hang with other successful people as they tend to feel comfortable around people like themselves. By no means am I saying that all successful people dress nicely, but chances are if someone comes up to you wearing a five-figure watch, he or she has money.

When you start talking about business with these successful people, they know that if they do business with you, it’s going to be costly for the following reasons:

  • You have an expensive lifestyle – if people realize you have money, they know that they are going to have to pay a pretty penny to work with you. They know that if they throw small amounts of cash in front of you, you just won’t care.
  • It has to move your needle – in business, there is saying that if it doesn’t move your needle, it’s not worth doing. So, if the amount someone is willing to offer you isn’t life changing, there is a much greater chance that you won’t accept it. Due to this, business owners will throw much larger amounts at you if they want to work with you.

By dressing like a “boss,” I managed to change other business owners’ opinions of me, and my credibility went through the roof. I was able now to close seven-figure business deals.

Note: During this phase of my life, my hourly consulting rate was above four figures.

Can Dressing Well Increase Your Income?

by Cheryl Conner, Forbes Magazine

We’ve all heard the phrase “Clothes Make the Man”. This expression was first recorded more than 400 years ago byErasmus, a Catholic priest, theologian, and social critic, but many have repeated it since. From the writings ofShakespeare to Will Smith in Hitch, we’ve heard this proverb for years.

Can your wardrobe influence your income? The experts say “yes!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number of independent studies maintain that clothing can affect a first impression dramatically. Is it possible, then, to determine how someone is paid based on what they wear? For men, the answer is nearly always yes according to a 2011 salary report from Payscale. For women, the answer is more complex: According to some studies, dress doesn’t influence higher income for women as much as it helps to ensure security in their current roles. Forbes writer Laura Sinberg warns that dressing ‘too sexy’ can make a woman seem less competent.

Conclusion

If you have a “passion for fashion” and would like to “dress to impress” on a daily basis, and get PAID for doing it, then contact me. I have made it my business to help others to look fabulous and make a fabulous income at the same time. Is this possible? It’s more than possible, and even YOU (…yes, YOU) can do it. How? Contact me, and I’ll tell you how easy, fun, and profitable it is!