Hello SOTGC community,
Did you watch the Oscars?
It got me thinking about what can a consummate professional woman, like you, take away from all the glitz and glam of the evening? I mean do we really have anything in common with these starlets?
Yes, we do! More than you probably realize. Here are my takeaways from these leading ladies; pros at walking the infamous Red Carpet:
- Be camera ready. Although your job may not be quite as image driven as the entertainment field, the developments in technology and social media have been game changers for all professionals. You just never know when an opportunity will arise to share your talents with the world. It is imperative to build a wardrobe that supports your endeavors from every angle.
- Have “go to” brands and silhouettes. It’s common for an Academy Award-nominated actress to collaborate with one designer who will dress her throughout the entire awards season. She remains loyal to the brand because they understand which silhouettes flatter her body, the details she prefers and, most importantly, the dresses that make her feel like her most confident and best self at each event, especially on her big day at the Oscars. You, too, need to establish a few “go-to” brands that you can always rely on for your professional wardrobe.
- Dress the part. Actresses do this all the time. It makes no difference whether she’s on or even technically off the job…she understands fashion is a business tool to be utilized at all times. For example, when she walks down the Red Carpet she knows this is an opportune time to show she will not be pigeon holed in her field. The leading lady takes charge of her career and presents an image that will lead to her next job…letting producers, directors, and casting agents see her in a new light. Do you want to lead a different department? Take on new responsibilities at work? Jump into a new field? Learn from these leading ladies and dress the part.
So…what do you think? Camera ready or at least prepared for your red carpet debut? If so please share this post on Pinterest or Facebook with a “I’m ready for MY red carpet debut” and spread the glam!