Shop with confidence during uncertain times

Nikki Parkinson Life 3 Comments

It’s still possible to update your fashion look in the current economic climate. It’s just a matter of getting good advice before you blow your budget. That was my message to about 130 business women gathered for the October 14, 2008,  Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network cocktail event.

Yes, a wardrobe update needs even more consideration during these uncertain times but if you spend your money wisely on a few key pieces rather than a dozen cheap garments, then your investment will stand the test of time.

You need to look at fashion from a collectable perspective. Think about whether you really can see yourself wearing that dress beyond this season.

Updating your wardrobe should be given similar priority to making sure your business systems are up to scratch.  The image you project sets the scene for how others perceive you – in business and in personal circles.

For women – particularly women on the Sunshine Coast – our wardrobes have to do a lot. The Coast corporate woman may have to attend a breakfast meeting, return to her home-based office, meet a client for lunch and pick up the kids from school.  All in one day.

High Five for Summer Fashion - Styling You and Soul Diva style five of the Sunshine Coast\'s business women for the Sunshine Coast Business Women\'s Network October cocktail party; photo: www.robyngraphs.com.au

High Five for Summer Fashion - Styling You and Soul Diva style five of the Sunshine Coast\'s business women for the Sunshine Coast Business Women\'s Network October cocktail party

Styling You, together with Soul Diva boutique, were the sponsors of the event at the Maroochydore Surf Club.

The High Five for Summer Fashion event showcased five different spring/summer essential outfits on five different Sunshine Coast business women.

“When we buy for our boutique, we select  garments that really do work well for women on the Sunshine Coast,” said Soul Diva owner Sarah Roberts.

“It’s important that our customers look great, feel comfortable and exude confidence throughout the day – from the school drop-off to a board meeting or lunch with the girls,” said Sarah.

The stunning “models” were Kaitlyn Akers (Suncorp), Prue Byrnes (Bundilla Drycleaners), Allison Grant (Aspire Marketing), Debbie Battaglini-Clarke (Bank of Queensland) and Megan Meineke (Fresh PR).

The outfits were complemented by jewellery (Jewels of the Kimberley), shoes and bags (Conspicuous) and race hats (Hats by Sandy A).  Maria Faulder (suite three) styled the hair; and Kylie-Jane Limpus (Kylie-Jane Makeup Artistry) created the makeup looks.  Scroll down further for all the contact details.

Partners:

CLOTHES: www.souldiva.com.au

SHOES AND BAGS: www.conspicuous.com.au

JEWELLERY:  www.jewelsofthekimberley.com

HATS:  [email protected]

MAKEUP:  www.kyliejane.com

HAIR: [email protected]

Bundilla Drycleaners\' Prue Byrnes is given a hair makeover by Suite 3\'s Maria FaulderKylie Jane Limpus (makeup) and the Suite 3 hair team make our business women models Kaitlyn Akers (Suncorp) and Megan Meineke (Fresh PR) even more glam

Bank of Queensland\'s Debbie Clarke has her Hats by Sandy A hat woven in to her hair do by the team at Suite 3Kylie-Jane Limpus works her magic on the makeup for Fresh PR\'s Megan Meineke

Debbie Clarke (Bank of Queensland Maroochydore); photo: www.robyngraphs.com.au Allison Grant (Aspire Marketing); photo: www.robyngraphs.com.au

 Kaitlyn Akers (Suncorp); photo: www.robyngraphs.com.auPrue Byrnes (Bundilla Drycleaners); photo: www.robyngraphs.com.au

 Megan Meineke (Fresh PR); photo: www.robyngraphs.com.au

Click here for a look at the event’s media coverage.

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