Smarts will only get you so far.  For the woman who wants it all, appearance is vital.  Classic bob shapes are great for all ages and can frame the face while at the same time come off as polished and professional.  Powerful women in the workplace are also typically very busy women, multi-tasking many duties at once.  Hair should be kept simple, not too short, funky or spiky.  On interviews, we want to look and dress the part.  A new hairstyle gets you noticed at work.  Blondes have more fun.  Brunettes are usually viewed as more conservative, and red heads are seen as strong and goal-oriented.  Most women when asked if they could make their hair a different color for one day what would it be?  By a landslide it was red.  Successful women exude confidence.  Most women with very defined hairstyles excel at what they do.  Long straight hair says your serious but can still have a good time.  Long wavy/curly hair says you are a fun person who likes to go out for a drink after work.  One may find it very liberating to just cut it all off.  All over the news today is Beyonce with her new crop do.  Incase you missed it here is a look at what is trending today.. http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/beyonces-new-short-haircut-the-crop-heard-round-the-world-/#1





What Color Do You Fancy?



 Wearing nail polish is one of the easiest ways to make a fashion statement.  This summer there is a hot and trendy tone to flatter every skin tone.  The big hit at fashion week was nude polish which is the perfect look for work or play.  White is another color trending although very clean looking, can look very messy if your nails are not in great shape.   Teal is a hot color for summer.  Depending on which industry you work, it may not be ideal.  There are so many variations of teal to choose from you can probably find one that can be a little more subtle and at least match your wardrobe.  Pastels are always my favorite.  Great for any event, work, and just looks the most girly.  A perfect coral shade can make a bold fashion statement while still looking safe enough to wear to the office.


A really interesting article came across my desk about which http://www.glamour.com/beauty/2012/08/the-10-most-popular-nail-polish-colors-celebrities-are-wearing-on-their-toes-right-now#slide=2 shades the celebrities are wearing right now.  I have just as good taste as them, but I will post the article regardless for all of you that love to read about trending celebrities.  Since nail polish is one of the cheapest accessories a girl can wear to boost her wardrobe you can actually try a different color on each nail if you are daring enough…I say yuck to that!!!





Working Women…What Fragrance Are You Wearing?


There are so many no-no rules when it comes to going on a job interview.  There is the obvious like refraining from gum chewing or walking in with open toe shoes and an unpolished pedicure (a personal pet peeve of mine). Then there is the not so obvious, what you are wearing.  I’m not talking about your dress or suit, I’m talking about your fragrance.

We’ve had perfectly qualified candidates walk out of an interview and leave a plume of their scent behind–for hours, giving some of us headaches and making us dizzy. YOU want to make the lasting impression on your interviewee, not your perfume, yet you want to walk in smelling nice.

I’m loving Pour le Monde’s new 100% natural eau de parfums.  Since they don’t have one drop of synthetic chemical extenders like most commercial fragrances, they gently evolve on your skin and stay with you, not around you and everyone else. Better yet, each fragrance benefits a specific charity with 10% of each bottle sold going back to the charity giving true meaning to smelling good and doing good!

www.pourlemondeparfums.com I’d love to hear from you.  Send us your stories of when you’ve been trapped by that aweful smell of perfume you just couldn’t excape.


Angelina Jolie Joins the Extraordinary


I would like to give a shout out to Angelina Jolie.  In the news today it was revealed that she had a double mastectomy back in February.  Who knew?  It is really none of our business, but she is always in the spotlight so I guess you just think she is off traveling somewhere if she disappears for a while.  Like all of us,  she had to put herself and family first and foremost and take care of personal issues.  Angelina is not just an American actress or director.  In 2009, and again in 2011, she was voted Hollywood’s highest-paid actress as well as the world’s “most beautiful” woman.  She donates her time and money to many humanitarian causes and is a former Goodwill Ambassador for The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  She began her career alongside her father in a movie called Lookin’ to Get Out back in 1992. Although her film career began nearly 10 years after with a low budget film called Cyborg, her first leading role in a major film was in a cyber-thriller called Hackers.  I thought I was up on my movie trivia, how did I possibly miss this one?   I found a great article about her and besides I am tired of reading about bombers, kidnappers, and murderers….so enjoy!!! http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/14/angelina-jolie-reveals-had-preventive-double-mastectomy-after-discovering/ In closing, Angelina is a strong woman who wears many hats and can accomplish more than most women can on any given day.  She works, raises a family (with plenty of help), and has time to do the impossible.