Friday, May 16, 2008

Art of Appearance - Life Coach

Are you familiar with the term Life Coach? It’s someone who is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. Personal Coach refers to someone who helps an individual resolve issues and model strategies for success. Boutique Narelle wants to help create such Coaches in the Art of Appearance.

Has there been someone in your life who has showed you how to care for your appearance? How did you learn about hair, skin, nails, and makeup?

No-one in my life took the time to teach me these things. What I know I’ve had to figure out for myself. It’s a long, uncertain road which I don’t recommend for any girl and if I can have a hand in making provision so she doesn’t have to walk it, I will be very happy. I know there are girls who are like I was, aching for someone to show them how to be beautiful.

So please consider the following IDEAS…

Do you know about lotions and potions and the positive or negative effect they have on a body? If you have knowledge that will enhance and preserve a girl’s appearance and health, will you share it with her?

Do you know how to shape your nails, care for your cuticles, and keep the skin on your hands and feet soft and pretty? Would you consider sharing this information with girls in your community?

Do you know how to care for your skin? Tricks for a smooth shave, after-sun care, coping with acne, preserving elasticity, avoiding blemishes?

Do you know about makeup products, the looks they can create, and how to apply them? Maybe you only know how to enhance the natural look. That’s probably more than someone else knows, so why not share it?

A study of light and colour

Do you know how to care for your hair and tricks for styling it?
Curly, straight, short, or long? Clips, ties, curlers, and tongs?
Cheap and easy remedies to prepare at home?

Do you know about posture and how that affects a girl’s appearance, productivity, and health? Do you have written resources or practical exercises you could share to assist in maintaining a graceful posture?
Perhaps, having eschewed the glossy magazines of the modern fashion industry, you wonder what modeling has to do with the modest, godly girl. Well, do you have knowledge about modesty or clothing, perhaps styles to recommend like I’m doing with these posts? You could be enhancing the Christian walk of another girl by sharing your knowledge. Knowing how to pose gracefully for photographs is an important factor in such sharing, and knowing how to guide your subject into elegant poses is supremely helpful for any photographer.

This photograph (below) is not a perfect example of modeling – rather, it illustrates how difficult it is to create a picture that is pleasing to the eye. It took half an hour and 30 shots because the photographer didn’t know what to look for and I didn’t know what I looked like! Do you have modeling knowledge? Let us know so we can learn it too!

Remember, click image to enlarge.


If you have knowledge you wish to share, you can:
  • Apply for a job as a Boutique Narelle columnist or join the Art of Appearance network. Click here for more details.
  • Host a party for girls from your neighbourhood or from families with whom you associate.
  • Lead a girls’ session with your Sunday school, Bible class, or youth group, or home group.

The Pure Fashion program, which runs for 7 months each year, shows how integral our physical presentation is to our confidence and testimony in everyday life, not just on the catwalk. Pure Fashion training sessions focus on topics such as table manners, social etiquette, and public speaking, as well as the art of makeup and hairstyling, all the while remembering that grace, decency and dignity are our greatest adornments. If you would like to be involved with a Pure Fashion program as a volunteer or tutor, you’ll find contact details here.

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