Shades of meaning
Diplomacy is all about communication – but so much of it is non-verbal, diplomats discovered at a fun yet eye-opening seminar hosted by stylists from House of Colour, in cooperation with Jaguar Land Rover at the Rembrandt Hotel. It takes less than 10 seconds for someone to make a first impression, image consultant Julia Van Den Berg told attendees – so it’s important to make sure you are sending out the right visual signals.
Using scientific and psychological research, stylists gave advice on options for colours, styles and tailoring (for men and women) as well as practical tips for tying scarves with flair or transforming workwear into something for a soiree – ideal for busy diplomats.
The evening ended with a drinks reception courtesy of Chacalli de Decker and a prize draw.
PHOTOS: PIERRE DE VILLIERS