World Hijab Day 2015 Kuala Lumpur

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World Hijab Day 2015

World Hijab Day diperkenalkan semenjak tahun 2013 , di mana pengasasnya Puan Nazma Khan yang berasal dari Bronx, New York – sering didiskriminasi oleh rakan-rakan sekolahnya kerana ‘hijab’ . Beliau sering diherdik dan dipanggil panggilan seperti “Ninja” , “Batman” , “Osama bin Laden” dan sebagainya. Disebabkan tekanan persekitaran yang terlalu hebat, Puan Nazma bertekad untuk memberi kesedaran kepada dunia dan memperkenalkan Hari Hijab Sedunia buat pertama kalinya pada tahun 2013. World Hijab Day atau Hari Hijab Sedunia direka semata-mata untuk mengatasi kontroversi ini – untuk menggalakkan lagi wanita Islam (tidak berhijab) dan bukan Islam untuk merasai pengalaman berhijab sebagai usaha memupuk persefahaman dan toleransi agama secara global.

Kini pada 1 Februari 2015, World Hjab Day telah berjaya dianjurkan di 140 buah negara dengan misi untuk menghimpunkan lebih 10 juta peserta pada hari tersebut.
WHD 2015
Alhamdulillah di Malaysia, walaupun dengan kekangan waktu , sumber (resources), dan rakan kolaborasi – sebagai Duta World Hijab Day (WHD) Kuala Lumpur , kami hampir-hampir menarik diri dari menganjurkan  program WHD pada tahun ini , tapi Allah swt memudahkan segalanya. Sesuatu yang tidak dijangka! Allahuakbar..

Sidang Akhbar World Hijab Day 2015 bertempat di The Apartment , Suria KLCC

World Hijab Day bukanlah satu bentuk ibadah tetapi salah satu cara yang terbaik untuk mewujudkan kesedaran dunia mengenai isu yang sering diserang secara tidak ‘adil’ terutamanya di negara-negara Barat – Mufti Ismail Menk

Hari Hijab Sedunia atau World Hijab Day adalah satu bentuk program dan pergerakan yang penting dalam membantu menyebarkan keamanan dan kesedaran tentang keindahan berhijab (kesederhanaan dan kesopanan wanita Muslimah) . Kepada saudara Islam di luar sana yang ingin mengambil langkah pertama dalam memakai hijab, semoga ia menjadi selama-lamanya bukan untuk sehari dua atau beberapa jam cuma, Insya-Allah, dan kepada saudara bukan Islam , kami mengalu-alukan anda untuk merasai pengalaman berhijab selama sehari. Kami mahu dunia melihat dan memahami bahawa dengan memakai hijab, ia bukannya menindas, tetapi lebih kepada kebebasan bersuara menegakkan Syiar Islam kita sebagai Muslimah (wanita Islam). “

Salah seorang peserta dipakaikan hijab untuk merasai pengalaman satu hari berhijab..

Peserta dari Denmark , Emma Hoegh Amldal ini dipakaikan hijab oleh rakan sekerja kami, Nur Elisa dan beliau kelihatan tenang dan bersahaja sepanjang program berlangsung.

Duta World Hijab Day Kuala Lumpur , Puan Emi Idura diwawancara oleh wartawan dari RTM TV1 dan TV Al Hijrah

Sesi pengenalan oleh krew Hijab2Go dan Hijab2Go Stellas, Mizz Nina dan juga Duta World Hijab Day 2015, Puan Emi Idura.

Mizz Nina membantu para peserta untuk menggayakan hijab

Perjuangan saya sebagai Duta World Hijab Day (secara tepatnya jawatan ini disandang secara sukarela) bukanlah mencari glamour , tapi lebih kepada ‘dakwah kecil’ yang mampu saya lakukan sebagai hamba Allah swt yang sentiasa di dalam kekhilafan. Berhijab adalah satu keputusan yang paling sukar buat saya selepas selama 33 tahun tidak berhijab (free hair) … maka ini juga adalah salah satu ‘perjuangan peribadi’ untuk memberikan peluang kepada Muslimah (tidak berhijab) untuk mencuba pengalaman berhijab untuk satu hari istimewa ini… Alhamdulillah.

Duta World Hijab Day diwawancara di RTM TV1 Berita Jam 8

Artikel disiarkan oleh akhbar-akhbar Malaysia 

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Program World Hijab Day 2015 juga mendapat liputan meluas daripada barisan media elektronik berikut :

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Saksikan video rakaman Duta World Hijab Day 2015 mewakili Kuala Lumpur, Puan Emi Idura diwawancara oleh RTM TV1 dan Al Hijrah..

Hari Hijab Sedunia 2015 Kuala Lumpur

2014 Journey In Style with Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting

It has been a GREAT , magical year of 2014!

Check out the exciting journey of an Image , Etiquette & Color Consultant from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who aspires to educate every men and women , from the professionals to the fashion world on the importance of ‘First Impression’ and the impact of projecting the right positive image to the individual’s personal development, business, career, personal relationship and his /her image branding.

Our clients to date :
– Petronas
– Khazanah Nasional
– Yayasan Khazanah
– Media Prima
– Puteri Umno Malaysia
– DRB Hicom Berhad
– TNB
– IOI Group
– Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
– International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
– Lembaga Zakat Selangor
– Mizz Nina Productions
– MPH Bookstores
– Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC)..

and many more!!

For more information on our services and what we could do to help bringing your business to the next level in the industry and improve the quality of your organization’s brand and professional image, internationally…

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Khidmat Perunding Imej dan Penjenamaan Imej Peribadi

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Ramai yang beranggapan Perunding Imej hanya mampu memberikan khidmat runding secara luaran , lebih kepada ‘kecantikan’ diri dan sinonim dengan ‘wanita’ sahaja.

Malah ada juga yang masih beranggapan bahawa penjagaan imej adalah satu rutin yang sangat membosankan , old fashion , hanya untuk golongan kaya dan tertentu, mak-mak Datin , VIP , mereka yang berada di kalangan ahli korporat, ahli politik dan selebriti.

Sebelum menceburkan diri di dalam bidang ini, tak dinafikan saya juga berpendapat seperti anda. Tetapi persepsi saya bertukar 360 darjah malah lebih berkobar-kobar untuk meneruskan bidang yang kurang mendapat tempat di Malaysia ini kerana terlalu banyak ‘loop holes’ dan kekurangan (dari segi pengetahuan dan kesedaran) di kalangan masyarakat kita hari ini.
Baik lelaki mahupun wanita, tidak kira umur, bidang pekerjaan, industri, latarbelakang – ramai yang berpendapat bahawa (hard skills) skil teknikal adalah lebih penting dari soft skills ataupun diterjemah dalam bahasa melayu sebagai ‘skil insaniah’ (menurut Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu di bawah Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka).

Selama 17 tahun berpengalaman bekerja , bermula di syarikat penerbangan di mana memerlukan skil komunikasi dan khidmat pelanggan yang baik, kemudian di syarikat-syarikat IT berstatus MSC dan ‘multinational’ di mana skil bekerja dengan ‘expatriates’ amatlah penting kerana berlainan budaya dan cara bekerja ; dan kemudian di syarikat pelaburan GLC yang kebanyakkannya ahli profesional – tidak dinafikan selain mengkehendaki skil teknikal dan latarbelakang yang bagus, kebolehan soft skill seperti skil berkomunikasi dengan baik, kerja secara berpasukan, keupayaan sebagai pemimpin, kemahiran berfikir dan menyelesaikan masalah secara keusahawanan, banyak organisasi malah individu hari ini , baik yang masih bekerja makan gaji atau membuka perniagaan sendiri …yang tidak mengetahui pentingnya penjagaan/pengurusan ‘imej peribadi’ ataupun Personal Image Management dan besar impaknya kepada pembangunan sahsiah diri , perhubungan, kerjaya, kecemerlangan di dalam perniagaan dan juga penjenamaan diri (atau personal branding).

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Kenapa Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting?

Konsultan kami diakreditasi dan diiktiraf di peringkat antarabangsa oleh Institut imej terkemuka , London Image Institute dan pensijilan sebagai Perunding Imej dan Warna Profesional ditauliahkan oleh Imej Master Dunia, Puan Lynne Henderson Marks , juga selaku Presiden London Image Institute, berpusat di Atlanta ,Amerika Syarikat dan United Kingdom.

Kolaborasi bersama IITTI (Institute of Image Training and Testing International) berpengkalan di Vancouver, Canada.

Di Top2ToeStyliesta, Konsultan kami merupakan Associate pertama IITTI, juga merangkap Perunding Imej pertama mewakili Malaysia dalam usahasama memberikan lebih banyak kesedaran kepentingan Penjenamaan Imej Peribadi (Personal Image Branding) melalui latihan dan program ditawarkan untuk membantu organisasi-organisasi kerajaan, korporat, Institut Pengajian Tinggi malah individu profesional dan bukan profesional demi melahirkan lebih ramai rakyat Malaysia yang mempunyai ‘kredibiliti’, profesional , berkeyakinan dan disegani di mata dunia.

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Kenapa IITTI dan bukan institut / akademi tempatan?

Melihat kepada senario industri latihan perunding imej Malaysia, ramai di antara pelatih atau perunding imej yang tidak diiktiraf oleh badan-badan antarabangsa (contoh Association of Image Consultant International dari Amerika Syarikat) malah sijil mereka dikeluarkan oleh pusat latihan yang tidak ditauliahkan dan modul yang tidak mengikut standard internasional. Dengan IITTI, setiap program dikelolakan oleh Perunding Imej mereka, adalah mengikut garis panduan dan standard antarabangsa yang dikawal dan mengikut piawaian ditetapkan oleh pakar-pakar imej dan etiket master dunia.

IITTI merupakan organisasi bukan profit, bertindak sebagai badan ISO kepada semua program Korporat Imej dan Etiket dunia. 

Tujuan kolaborasi bersama IITTI adalah tidak lain ingin menaikkan lagi kredibiliti rakyat Malaysia supaya mereka dilihat bertaraf antarabangsa malah boleh bersaing secara sihat di peringkat global.

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Kenapa Penjagaan/Pengurusan Imej Peribadi?

Sebagai seorang individu, tidak kira umur, latarbelakang, bidang pekerjaan, gaya hidup, industri – penjagaan imej peribadi adalah penting kerana ia membantu meningkatkan kredibiliti , lebih berkeyakinan, dihormati, lebih profesional dan berpenampilan positif sebagai seorang individu. Pengurusan Imej Peribadi juga adalah ‘soft skills’ yang perlu dititikberatkan oleh semua pihak dan bukan dipandang ringan kerana imej (penampilan diri, tatarias dan penjagaan kebersihan diri) , setiap individu akan dinilai terlebih dahulu (55%) berbanding tingkah laku , etiket (38%) dan komunikasi (lisan dan bukan lisan) sebanyak 7%. Melalui program latihan dan kesedaran yang dianjurkan , ia dapat membantu lebih ramai individu Malaysia ke arah penambahbaikan imej kendiri , insyaaAllah baik di arena industri tempatan mahupun secara antarabangsa.

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Pantone Announces the Color of the Year 2015..

Finally, Pantone announces the color of the Year 2015, goes to…

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Board created using Polyvore

Board created by Emi Idura

Pantone named Marsala, an “earthy red terra cotta” inspired hue, the 2015 Color of the Year. Following up to 2014’s Radiant Orchid, a bright, almost neon purple, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 is what might be considered its precise opposite: a dark, rusty red known as Marsala.

The color “embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release.”This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

The selection is the company’s prediction for what will be a popular hue for designs and products in the coming year.

Pantone is a global color company known for its standardized color matching system. It uses numeric codes to help designers find the exact color they need. Marsala’s code is Pantone 18-1438. New Jersey-based Pantone, a subsidiary of X-rite, picks a new color every year based on the opinions of fashionistas as well as insiders from music, travel, movies and technology.

Pic Credit to Pantone.co.uk

Pic Credit to Pantone.co.uk

Now , exactly some may ask… how could you apply this muted, red terra cotta hue on your dressing ? Would it go best with summer and spring session ? My honest answer ? No.

Elements of earthy , muted, rich RED tone may be reported to work with all skin tones, but it flatter most on those with warm undertones, Autumn color palette.

Marsala 2015

The Autumn shades can be dull on many people, but on a warm skin tones, they look CLASSIC and ELEGANT, RICH and EXPENSIVE!

If your color characteristics are WARM, DEEP and SOFT then MARSALA will be one of the best hue for you.

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Deep Autumn

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Warm Autumn

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Soft Autumn

Besides your wardrobe, Marsala colour is available to choose from the

Men's Wardrobe

Men’s Wardrobe

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Beauty products

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Foot wear

Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Inspiration

Home Furnishing

Home Furnishing

 So, guys ..are you inspired by Marsala ? Tell us what do you have in plan for 2015..

Top2ToeStyliesta appointed as the ER360 Grooming & Styling Specialist at GREAT™ 2014

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Top2ToeStyliesta as the Grooming & Styling Specialist for ER360

It was with great honour for Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting to be invited by the President of Wanita Inspirasi Negara , Puan Norhimah Aziz and the President of Women Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA), Puan Nadira Yusoff for this huge entrepreneur program  GREAT™ 2014, held at Malaysian Global Innovation Centre (MAGIC), Cyberjaya, Malaysia, last 17th and 18th September 2014.

Some background of GREAT™ 2014

GREAT™ is the ultimate gathering of Malaysian entrepreneurs, startups and funders.

This 4-days festival allows aspiring entrepreneurs to tap into and interact with the ecosystem not only promises an assembly of industry experts, technologists but also public and private funders. This first ever entrepreneur gathering held in Malaysia, GREAT™ 2014 enables various platforms aimed to facilitate the 6 main industry clusters such as food, agriculture, technology, lifestyle, creative arts and women.

The Prime Minister, YAB Dato Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak officiated this event on the 17th of September 2014.

Grooming & Styling Specialist for the Entrepreneurs

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Client Assessment Session

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Personal Color Analysis – Finding Your Undertone!

Assigned as the ER360 Specialist for Grooming & Styling, we were given a booth – with the main objectives to educate crowd on the importance of their personal image branding through the Client Assessment session , followed with a short Personal Color Analysis and Image Coaching.

We stressed out on the importance of aligning their Personal and Business Vision , Mission , Objectives with their Personal Brand Values – in ensuring consistency and promote credibility.

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How Can I Help You?

With Ms Ony who came all the way from Kedah

Proud to be part of this prestige event by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia!

Nothing more than be proud of our achievement to be part of this entrepreneur gatherings hosted by the Ministry of Finance , Malaysia.

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ER360 Specialists

Free consultation awaits YOU, entrepreneurs!

Me & Puan Sofea – 2 Days here as the Specialist!

 Among the Specialists , meet Pn Sofea Abdullah!

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For Grooming & Styling Workshop, please contact Ms Emi Idura at +012-9023625

Email top2toestyliesta@gmail.com

How To Wear : Tea Length Skirts

How to Wear Tea Length Skirts

Picture credits to Pinterest.com

Yes, you got it right, it is MIDI skirts!

The Formal Definition

  • According to the Oxford Dictionary, a tea-length dress is one whose hemline falls “above the ankle and below the knee.” Originally, the tea hem fell just above the ankle, but the modern tea-length dress is more likely to hit 3 to 4 inches above the ankle, in the mid-calf region. The tea-length hem can be contrasted with the cocktail dress, whose hem usually falls somewhere mid-thigh to just above the knee.

As always, fashion has repeated itself and the midi or the tea-length skirt is the must-have piece for 2014!

Unfortunately, these trendy skirts are not the easiest things to wear. I’m sure many of you have noticed this…. Wear one that’s too short and you look squat. Wear one that’s too long and you look like a bag lady. Fortunately, I’ve put together a few foolproof tips to help you master the midi:

  • Consider your height. If you are petite (<5’3″) stick to a skirt that hits just above or below the knee. For taller ladies, any length will do so long as it doesn’t go below your ankles (otherwise you will be in maxi territory)
  • Length is everything! You can totally ruin the midi look if your skirt is just 2 inches too long or too short. Ideally, you want a midi to hit mid shin, where you leg begins to thin out. If a skirt hits at the thicker part of you leg, it will make you look stocky. If need be, get it hemmed to an appropriate length. Trips to the tailor are always worth it!

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  • Perfect pairings. If you wear a bold color midi, temper it with a neutral blouse. As for pleated or fuller options, keep the top simple. Best to wear  midis with a button down blouse, a knotted crewneck sweater, or a closer fitting top. Crop top is in trend!
  • Understand your Body Proportion well. Wearing midis, would ‘cut’ your body into 3 portions (the top,skirt and your bare legs), hence ‘shorten’ your look. Nude heels (picture below) are a great shoe for the shorter ladies out there as it helps to ‘elongate’ your legs (not much, but still ok!) . Those who has attended my “Personal Image Coaching” program, would have access to this design principles and goals ..

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  • Body Shapes. Many failed to master this. Learn your body shape and type to bring out the best of your style and look ! I would personally recommend tea length skirts, if you have an hourglass , ruler or rectangle and inverted triangle shapes…Seek style advise from your certified image consultant or a fashion stylist.

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Dressing quotes

To Your Image Success!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri , Maaf Zahir Batin!

YBhg Tan Sri, Puan Sri, Dato’, Datuk, Datin, Tuan, Puan, Cik Puan…

Hari Raya Greetings

5 Tips SHOPPING Baju Raya!

TIPS TO SHOP BAJU RAYA

Pictures of Muslimah Wear : Credits to Zalora and Fashion Valet. All rights reserved and copy of Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting.

Bila masuk bab SHOPPING RAYA, semua jadi tak keruan.. Last minute pun takpe, asalkan dapat harga diskaun paling best, betul tak ?

Yang berkemampuan, semua dah tersedia..mungkin awal 2-3 bulan yang lepas. Tak terkecuali juga, ada antara kita ni yang last minute shopping sebab lebih selesa memilih ‘marked down sale’ seminggu sebelum raya ..

Normally, kita dengar orang akan tanya..”Warna tema” apa tahun ni? Betul ??

So, keluarlah satu tema sedondon untuk satu family..like Abang Aaron Aziz kita ni.

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Picture Credits : Google.com

Sebenarnya bukan ‘warna tema’ saja yang main peranan..

Ada beberapa ciri yang perlu ‘diconsider’ sebelum kita decide ..‘Yes, I need that’!!

Jom, jengok-jengok 5 Tips Untuk Shopping Baju Raya!

TIPS 1 – WARNA

Tona Warna

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Ya betul tu! Warna adalah aspek yang sangat penting dalam pemilihan pakaian. Top2ToeStyliesta cadangkan pilihlah warna untuk si suami dahulu, yang kemudian untuk diri sendiri dan anak-anak.

(Kecuali…yang dah plan awal-awal supaya satu famili memakai warna yang sama..Then, move on to TIPS no 2 ya!)

Ada pula yang tanya ‘Kenapa’ ? Cuba lihat contoh variasi tona warna ‘green turquoise’ di bawah..

which green turquoise

Muslimah Wear Picture Credits : Zalora. All rights reserved and copy of Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting.

Setiap tona ‘green turquoise’ di atas sesuai untuk ‘undertone’ atau ‘tona di bawah warna kulit’ berbeza mengikut individu.

Satu lagi contoh seperti tona biru di bawah.. (jika pilihan anda warna biru tahun ini!)

Blue tones

Muslimah Wear Picture Credits : Zalora. All rights reserved and copy of Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting.

Untuk mendapatkan tona warna yang paling tepat, anda disaran menggunakan kaedah analisis warna – di mana kami akan menganalisa ‘undertone’ atau tona di bawah kulit anda secara lebih terperinci.

Secara ringkasnya, setiap individu akan tergolong di dalam 4 musim yang berbeza mengikut ‘undertone’ mereka..

COLOR ANALYSIS FOR EVERY HIJABIS

Muslimah in Hijab Picture credits : Google.com. All rights reserved and copy of Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting.

Pemilihan tona warna yang SALAH bukan saja membazirkan’ waktu shopping, masa tetapi juga duit yang telah dibelanjaka! Jadi…

Apa ciri-ciri warna yang salah untuk anda?

1. Anda kelihatan gelap, pucat , sakit, nampak lebih tua dari umur sebenar

2. Kelihatan eye bag , under eye dark circle yang sangat ketara

3. Apabila si pemakai kelihatan ‘tenggelam’ berbanding dengan warna pakaian yang terlalu menyerlah.

4. Badan kelihatan lebih berisi dari biasa

TIPS 2 – MENGENALI BENTUK BADAN

Tentukan bentuk badan anda.

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Setiap bentuk badan kita (wanita) adalah unik!

Pelbagai teknik yang boleh digunakan untuk ‘cover’ atau ‘tonjolkan’ bahagian-bahagian badan tertentu.

Hourglass – Tahniah..Anda sangat bertuah! Sesuai dengan pelbagai design yang ada di pasaran.

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Picture Credits : Zalora

Inverted Triangle – Anda perlukan warna yang sedikit cerah dari bahagian pinggul ke bawah. Gelap di bahagian dada. Kain seperti A cut amatlah sesuai. Hati-hati juga dengan jalur (melebar membuatkan anda berisi dan menegak pula membantu untuk kelihatan tinggi, kurus)

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Rectangle – Ibarat ‘ruler’ yang lurus , anda perlukan sedikit impak pada bahagian pinggang, cuba peplum dress!

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Picture Credits : Zalora

Pear – The opposite to Inverted Triangle, gunakan teknik warna baju yang lebih gelap di bahagian bawah , dan cerah di bahagian atas (dada).

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Picture Credits : MazlinulMaznan Facebook

Apple – Si Apple biasanya kelihatan besar di bahagian midriff (dari pinggang ke atas dada). Pemilihan warna gelap amat disarankan dan kain pula tidak melekat pada badan yang memberikan impression bentuk tubuh yang besar. Elakkan dari menggayakan peplum kebaya , corak bunga yang besar. Gunakan teknik berpakaian ilusi optik seperti di bawah sebagai salah satu alternatif untuk kelihatan lebih ‘fresh’ , langsing juga!

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TIPS 3  – DESIGN PADA BAJU KURUNG/KEBAYA/JUBAH (khas untuk wanita)

Tapi sebelum tu , tanya soalan ini dahulu :-    

1. Apakah yang saya cuba tonjolkan, sembunyikan ?

2. Saya nak nampak kurus, tinggi ATAU nak nampak sedikit berisi (sebab baru lepas puasa la katakan!)

Jawapan :

Jika hendak tonjolkan bentuk badan yang langsing, nak nampak tinggi dan kurus gunakan design seperti ini..

slim and tall 2

Photo Credits : Zalora, Google and FashionValet

Jawapan : Untuk nampak sedikit berisi , fokus pada jalur kain, corak bunga..

design to make you wider

Picture Credits : Zalora and FashionValet

TIPS 4 : JENIS FABRIK  (Muted or Shiny?)

1.Fabrik jenis lace, satin, silk  – membuatkan si pemakai nampak ‘berisi’ disebabkan tekstur fabriknya  (anything that is shiny like satin/silk, airy like laces, chunky fabric will add bulk to the wearer!)

2.Fabrik cotton, jersey lycra , lycra , cotton rayon, polyster, polybend atau polybend crepe pula, membantu ‘menguruskan’ badan anda!

Ringkasnya, kain yang berkilat , kain renda (lace) , kain yang berat dan tebal akan membuatkan si pemakai nampak berisi.

Manakala, kain yang ‘muted’ atau ‘mati’ secara tidak langsung memberi impak – badan yang kurus!

TIPS 5 : KUALITI vs KUANTITI vs HARGA

Secara peribadi, kami amat menitikberatkan kualiti berbanding kuantiti, tapi bijaklah berbelanja dalam shopping2 nanti ya!

Secara logiknya, kain yang berkualiti akan tahan lebih lama. Bagi yang tak mempunyai masalah berat badan (agak mantain), membeli kain yang berkualiti sangat untung kerana boleh diguna pakai lagi untuk tahun2 yang akan datang.

Di Top2ToeStyliesta, selain kualiti , kami pastikan harga ditawarkan berpadanan dengan fabrik. Clearance sale seperti seminggu sebelum raya – satu ‘acara’ yang tak boleh dilepaskan!

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Photo Credits : Jovian Mandagie Facebook

Bagaimanapun tepuklah dada , tanya selera!

Selera poket dan jangan lupa tanya suami ya, he would be your best critics!

xoxo

Top2ToeStyliesta Image Consulting

7 Fashion Faux Pas That Need to Stay Out of the Office

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At an event hosted by Ann Taylor and Marie Claire, Features Editor Lea Goldman discussed the power of executive presence—a force that shows people we are capable of being leaders. The three components that make up executive presence are communication, gravitas, and appearance.

That last one is a big one. According to Goldman, executives say appearance counts for 60 percent of your executive presence. With Goldman’s tips and a couple of our own ideas, we came up with a list of fashion sins that should never make it into the office.

Wet Hair

Ashley Olsen recently made headlines when she headed to work with long, wet locks. First of all, it’s a really great way to catch a cold. But more importantly, no matter how rushed we are in the morning, not taking the time to dry your hair shows that you don’t care enough to do so. According to Susannah Gonzalez of NaturallyCurly.com, “The bottom line is that wet hair is viewed by many as unprofessional because several people equate wet hair with unfinished hair. Going into work with wet hair might give off the impression that you are not ready for work, or that you did not have time in the morning to dry your hair. Employers, therefore, might assume that you put little effort into getting ready for work. However, most agreed that it is perfectly acceptable to go out with wet hair if you are going to class (if you’re a student) or if you are simply running errands.”

Too Much Cleavage

“The single biggest mistake women make [in work attire] is dressing too sexy,” said Goldman. According to a recent survey commissioned by Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Jones, women who display too much cleavage at work could end up sabotaging their careers. The survey of 3,000 managers found that almost half of bosses had overlooked a woman for promotion if she had regularly worn low-cut tops to attract attention.

According to fashion expert Lauren Conrad, you should “never show more than one inch of cleavage or wear a skirt that skims your bum. For most offices, skirts that hit more than 3 or 4 inches above the knee are considered inappropriate. (If you want to wear shorter skirts, or even dress shorts, pair them with opaque tights to temper the higher hemline.) Also, no tank tops unless you have something layered over it to cover your shoulders.”

This also applies to any overly exposed area of skin. Maybe you don’t have cleavage, but you think showing off your breast bone will work in the office. Even with professional black tie events outside the office you have to be careful. Kat Griffin, founder of Corporette, told me, “When shopping for your dress, think ‘classic beauty,’ not sexy. To this end, avoid skin in unexpected places (see left—the keyhole above the empire waist is trouble). No side-boob, no under-boob, and no dresses with the low-low back.”

Visible Lingerie/Panty Line

Oh, the VPL. It’s considered one of the worst fashion blunders ever, and yet people just keep doing it.

Conversely, this does not mean you should go to work sans bra or underwear even if you really don’t need a bra or just don’t like to wear them.

Heavy Makeup

Goldman said you absolutely have to wear makeup, even if you have the features of Snow White.

“Not wearing makeup to work says you don’t take it seriously,” she said. The trick is to look like you’re not wearing makeup. A study found that wearing makeup at work can actually help you appear more confident, but the line between confident and looking like all you do is put on makeup is a very thin one. Researchers say it “may have to do with the negative stereotypes associated with an ‘overly groomed’ woman in the workplace.” Sparkles should never come into your place of work.

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High High Heels

“Context is everything [in the office]. If you are wearing the highest pair of heels in your office, then you’re wearing the wrong shoes,” says Goldman. If you work in an industry like fashion, wearing three inch heels may be the norm. If you work in accounting, a kitten heel may be all you need.

Ill-fitting Clothing

Too-tight clothing is a major problem, but so is too-loose clothing. Investing in a good tailor is part of a professional wardrobe.

Dressing Too Casually

Casual Fridays sound great. Friday is the day where you don’t have to don the suit or conservative dress and heels. But dressing casually and still conveying power can be tough for women.

“Casual Fridays were designed by men, for men,” says Goldman. According to Christina Binkley of The Wall Street Journal, women can’t convey as much power as men when they dress casually. It seems that dressing casually, in certain industries, may be even trickier than dressing professionally. But unfortunately, your clothes are the first things people see when they meet you, and they can send very strong messages. Binkley writes:

“Clearly, clothes and accessories are powerful symbols in the workplace. They are seen before our words are heard in a board meeting, and they are remembered long after, like perfume that hangs in a room.
Collars on a shirt or jacket convey authority. Flat shoes can suggest a girlish lack of authority; if you wear them, choose flats with some hardware and avoid the ballet look. As for stockings, the debate rages on, but if your primary audience is over 50, they may feel more comfortable with them.”

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Hijab Styling : A Commercial Photo shoot with Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC)

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It was such a thrilled and with great honour to be invited by the famous Malaysian Fashion Stylist, Calvin Cheong to create 5 hijab styling and Muslimah looks for Kenanga Wholesale City Fashion Mall (the biggest and first fashion wholesale mall in Kuala Lumpur) commercial photo shoots last Monday.

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The concepts was basically to have our model in 5 different Muslimah looks while ‘shopping’ at the mall.

Pre-shopping were made the day before (with Calvin himself) and gosh! it took us almost 6 hours to complete the 5-7 looks ( we took extras in case last min changes). Our main challenge was to source out for the dresses and props in such a HUGE place ! phewww… :D

The tasks given to Top2ToeStyliesta as #hijabstylist covered everything from choosing the best fashion & styles, matched with the right color shawls, props with handbags and shoes, plus accessories too!

Since we are required to come out with 5 different Muslimah looks, eventually we had the most ‘dramatic’ and bold modern jubah as the main ‘character’, ‘urban and chic’ shopper, lady in ‘working attire’, stylish turbanista in kebaya ,  sweet and modest muslimah in tunic chiffon blouse and mermaid skirt.

Meet Moniki from Brazil..

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Our model for the day…

Which then, i turned her look into ..

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Okay, well…yeah, she’s tall (obviously!) haha..

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We had so much fun at the photo shoots, trying to get the best shots ..

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The principles or elements to create the styles for Monik was simply focused on

1. Her 5 characters and fashion/styles to fit in

2. Her body figure and height (since she’s not a Malaysian, we figure out she needs an outfit that is long enough)

3. Style story – what’s her style story and how to create a good combination for both dress and her shawls. The color plays a major role here.

4. The dress /outfit must be simple and not too cluttered as she needs to be ‘seen’ shopping at the malls with lots of stuff around.

5. Props – with shoes, handbags , and simple accessories to add to the ‘scene’.

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Monik had been so supportive and professional … #thegirlinhijab

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Then i changed her into a turbanista in modern kebaya ..

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The last look we had for the day… yeayy, finally!!!

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Me, as the Stylist and Image Consultant

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For any Hijab Styling & Personal Image Consultation , contact us directly at

[E] top2toestyliesta@gmail.com

[M] +00 6012 9023625

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