Well, I've only been home from Paris for three weeks and already it seems like ages ago. It doesn't take long for reality to set in!
While traveling, I read a darling book called "The Little Paris Bookshop." It called to me in many ways, but the most poignant was how I related to the main character in how we both work. He owned a floating bookshop on the Seinne called The Literary Apothecary.
"Perdue used his ears, his eyes and his instincts. From a single conversation, he was able to discern what each soul lacked. From a certain degree, he could read from a body's posture, it's movements and its gestures....he can see and hear through most people's camouflage.....A book is both a medic and medicine at once. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that's how I sell books." It's the same as understanding a person's persona and putting them in the right clothes.
I have an expression that I call processing. It's the perfect term for all the senses I use to know who my clients really are. All antennas are up....to watch, listen and observe. Add telepathy and an extensive knowledge of resources and I have my prescription.
Dressing people can be complicated - and is often not about fashion. It's about giving them a style and an identity that suits them, their lifestyle and whatever occasion (or situation) arises. Owning your look sends a message to whomever may be in your comany. It's very uncomfortable to feel and look like you tried...and missed! And many times it really is about nailing the moment!