Avoid Selfie Sabotage!

Don't use a selfie to get help selecting eyewear!Are you deferring your eyewear decisions to a third party friend or family member based on a selfie?  If so, you may be wearing your friends’ personal style or worse…you may have invested in a beautiful new frame and the best prescription lenses to frame your beautiful eyes and then you just don’t love them.

Eyewear is one of the most visible accessories we wear and one of the first things that people will notice when they meet you.    Unfortunately, a self portrait on a smart phone simply does not accurately reflect colours making it difficult to see if the frame is harmonizing with hair colour, complexion, eyes and wardrobe colours.  The second problem is that often the photo may be shortening or elongating the facial features depending on the angle and distance that the selfie was captured.  This distortion will then give a inaccurate view of balance and proportion.   The third thing that is totally missing from a Selfie is the body language that is captured when you wear a frame, look in a full length mirror and see your entire body and how you embrace (or not) the new look.   If you love it, you  stand taller, feel more confident and your face lights up with a big smile.  As an Eyewear Image Consultant, this is the best part to watch!!!

Please don’t trust such an important decision to a selfie.  In all fairness, to both your friends and your Optician, invite the person whose opinion you value to be part of the entire eyewear selection process.  They will enjoy the opportunity to  “see” the real live you and truly help you achieve a “spectacular” look.  You will receive lots of  compliments and most importantly, your new eyewear will reflect your personality and you will love them too!

 

Wear your Frame Style and Own Your Look!

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Kathy Kruivitsky, www.wdsinvest.com

I believe that the most important factor when selecting new eyewear is to honor your personality and project your true self.  I was in a client meeting last night and we both had the same face shape and hair colour.  You would think we could wear the same frames but that was not the case.  The big difference was our Frame Styles.  While I love to be the Daring Dramatic frame style, my client is the Subtle Sophisticate frame style.  This required me to change the material and the shape of frames I was selecting for her so to compliment her personality and wardrobe.  Your eyewear must be a current style so you don’t look dated, but you don’t necessarily have to wear the trends if they are not YOUR style.

Kathy Kruivitsky is a perfect example of THE NATURAL frame style and being authentic with her image.   Kathy is a Wealth Manager and it is crucial that her clients trust her and feel a connection.  THE NATURAL personality is friendly and approachable and able to build rapport and solid relationships with their clients.

Kathy’s amber and red plastic frames match the weight of her suit fabrics and also match the chunky accessories she loves to wear.  If we fit Kathy with a trendy Geek Chic frame, it would not be congruent with her business, personality or wardrobe style.  Her overall image is confident and trustworthy and hence her clients are completely open and honest with her so she can do her best to manage their money.

You will own your image if it is a true reflection of who you are and eyewear is one of the first accessories that others will see.  Kathy’s eyewear is a flattering colour, accentuates her eyes and is the final touch to her confident, approachable look.