Maud Janssen always has had a passion for clothes, shoes, accessories & make up, and making others beautiful. When she moved to Italy in 1999 she thought she had style, but then she started rubbing shoulders with Italian women, and felt like a farmer’s wife. She started to consider the question of how some women, especially Italians, focus on beauty, and how this makes them more confident.
This was just the start of Maud’s journey into style. After nine years in Italy she lived in Barcelona for four years, and then moved to London. It was there that she decided to follow her passion for making people beautiful and the. importance of looking good really hit her. So she decided to train as a style consultant for U.K.-based company House of Colour.
Is it superficial to focus on our looks? This is the question that Maud asked the audience at FEW’s January meeting. For her, the response is clear. It’s not superficial, but it’s fundamental to our well-being. One thing that we all have in common is that we all have to get dressed in the morning, and it’s important to put on something that not only looks good but also makes us feel good. It reflects who we are.
Maud shared tips on how to dress, and how to find the colors that work best for each of us individually. She introduced us to a theory of four color ‘seasons’, which give a set of tones that are best adapted to our skin and hair.
The way we dress also has an impact on others, she said. If we feel good, and we smile, that shows the world that we do take care of ourselves, and that we are worth taking care of. Put on a red lipstick (everyone can wear a ‘true red’) and a colorful scarf, and we’re ready to take on 2018!
February Strategic Partner News
Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners here! Our Strategic Partners are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. And go to our Strategic Partners page to learn more about all of FEW’s Strategic Partners, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services […]Published on 4th February 2018
February Community Services Feature: Disaster Relief with Peace Boat & PBV
What is Peace Boat? In October of last year, FEW Japan had the pleasure of welcoming three panelists to discuss multiculturalism in Japan. Among them, Angeli Narandran, International Coordinator of Peace Boat, spoke with the FEW ladies about how to create conversations and environments to foster multiculturalism in Japan. Ms. Narandran regaled us with the […]Published on 4th February 2018
How I Got Here: Jodi Harris
Despite growing up in a small town in Texas, I always knew I would live overseas. I was the kid staring at maps, spinning globes and looking out at the field behind my house wondering what would happen if I just started walking into the horizon. My husband and I first lived in Japan during […]Published on 31st January 2018
Strategic Partner Spotlight: Find Your Element Workshop Founder Aya McCrindle
I was born to a half American, half Japanese mom and a Japanese dad, raised in Tokyo. When I was 27, I bought a model agency with my 2 sisters and another model in order to quit modeling. During this time, I increased the number of models from 4 to 50. I also expanded the existing […]Published on 31st January 2018
February Midweek Lunch Mixer
Take a break from work and join us for delicious food and great networking at our monthly midweek lunch gathering. This time, the mixer will be at Parisian-style salad bar, Citron, in Gaienmae!
Mentoring Moments Senpai Dinner: Mindfulness for Work, Life and Leadership
Join us for the first of our new Mentoring Moments Senpai Dinner series exclusively for FEW members! This month, Jodi Harris of World Tree Coaching, LLC., and Yoga Instructor and Holistic Wellness coach Ann-Katrin van Schie will answer questions on how to find balance and incorporate mindfulness into your daily professional and personal lives.
The Essence of Belly Dance
Join us for this interactive workshop where oriental dance instructor, Sara Amira, will take you on a journey of the origins of belly dance and help you rediscover your roots and spirit through movement and dance.
Celebrating Women as Change Agents in Post-Disaster Tohoku
Join us as Megumi Ishimoto of NPO Women's Eye and Dr. Jackie F. Steele, a political scientist, share how diverse young women are serving as grassroots agents of progressive change in Tohoku as they #PressforProgess.