January Meeting Recap: Reinvigoration & Reinvention: Color Your Life
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!