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Are you stuck in a Style Rut?

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Are you Stuck in a Style Rut?

Life is constantly changing and change is the only CONSTANT! Fashion changes every few weeks, our body shapes do so over the years, we put on or loose weight not to mention the pregnancies.

In the same way, our personalities can evolve and our lifestyle can take a major U turn for a whole lot of different reasons. When that happens, we need to make sure that we adapt to those changes and remain able to still project who we are in the way we dress.

For the majority of women, this permanent need to adapt can be overwhelming and that is when the dreaded “Style Rut” happens.

A Style Rut can happen at any age, and it is simply when you get stuck in one way of thinking or dressing, without adapting to the changes that have taken places in your life and around you. When that happens, instead of feeling depressed, see this as an opportunity to update and upgrade, embrace the opportunity to make some exciting changes!

There are commonly two types of Style Ruts:

  • The Comfy Rut:

You are scared to try new styles or you are just too busy to think about trying something new. You just stick in your comfort “Style” zone and grab what you know works for you and saves you time. You find yourself wearing the same old over and over and guess what is your favorite color? Black of course! You keep buying the same clothes, you feel uninspired, bored and usually your wardrobe is filled with clothes but you have nothing to wear. Sounds familiar?

  • The Memory Lane Rut

You feel like you have left your fashion sense behind. You are stuck (maybe emotionally) in a certain stage of your life. This happens a lot after having babies, our bodies change, we feel more of a woman but we are still dressing like in our 20’s.

Take this simple test and answer the following questions:

  • Do you have good intentions of dressing up but when caught for time you end up wearing the same safe outfits again and again?
  • Do you wear Jeans more than three times a week?
  • Do you only buy classic colors such as black, grey and white?
  • Are there clothes in your wardrobe that you have never worn, or do not even remember buying?
  • Do you have only one or two handbags that you take with you everywhere?
  • Do you wear trainers when you are not exercising?
  • Is your wardrobe filled with “make-do” rather than “must-have” items?
  • Are you left deflated. confused or even overwhelmed after a shopping trip?
  • Does opening your wardrobe feels like taking a trip down memory lane?
  • Do you often shy away from trying anything new or different or the latest trend in?
  • Do you have two photos taken in different decades of yourself wearing the same outfit?

If you reply yes to most of these questions. It is time to be set FREE!! Get in touch and book your free Style Assessment session with us. We will help you explore, experiment, get creative and have fun with fashion!

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Genevieve Muwana

Style Architect

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The POWER App!!

powerWell peeps I hope you are enjoying your tips for 2013!!!

Now it’s time to download the Power App!!! This is the big one which will equip you with the Power to speak into your situation.
Also to have the Power to decree a thing and it shall be established. Imagine just speaking positive things into your situation and then seeing the manifestations, alarm bells are ringing in my brain I’m excited about this App I’ve already downloaded this Apps and it’s working for me, trust me you need to try it too!!

Let’s just take a look at the definition of POWER: the ability to control people, or a situation. Ability or capacity to do something. A specific ability, capability or faculty.
Political, financial, social force or influence.

Speak LifeWell in the bible Proverbs 18:21, its states: “life and death is in the Power of the tongue!” this scripture jumped out at me!!

What? I don’t have to put up with any negative situations? I can speak into a situation I am more than a conquer?
When you put I am and speak a positive statement the universe is programmed to find you!!

Just try saying a few I am with a positive statement to counteract a negative statement and see what happens.

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I’m excited to hear your feedback, trust me your going to be hungry to know more!!! whoop whoop

Another scripture tells me in Luke 10:19 :”I give you the POWER authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the Power of the enemy”.steping on serpent

That means we have the Power over every evil spirits, as we looked at the definition earlier on in this blog it’s being able to have the POWER and the ability to have total control over the situations.

Also remember God did not give you the spirit of fear but of POWER Love and a Sound mind. I’m going to share my testimony with you. I remember about 4 years ago I got made redundant so I had to start signing on at the job centre. I remember speaking to one of the advisors and saying to her on first signing day “I will not be signing on for long I am confident I will have a job very soon”. I remember her looking at me with astonishment and saying: ” I wish all the people that signed on could be as confident and enthusiastic as you”.

Also every day I would quote this scripture “God you never see the righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread”.
“I now you’re goanna provide me with a job soon as I have bills to pay”. I just kept it real with God!!

And guess what within a couple of weeks I got a job just like that and signed off, I went back and saw the same advisor and said “I told you I would not be signing for long I got a job” to God be the glory.

Words can heal

Take a leaf out of my book and be inspired!!!

Sandra Fearon

The Love App

loveOk Peeps are your ready for the Love App, well you better be!!

The greatest Love of all which is the first commandment is “Love the Lord God with all your heart and soul!” The second is “Love your neighbour as yourself” Leviticus 19:18.

You may well be asking who is my neighbour??? well it could be those who are less fortunate than you, the homeless , family, friends, your enemies, yes I said it your ENEMIES, people who have hurt you, people in prison, we should learn to forgive!!

the neighbours

Forgiveness is a big thing. Once you have mastered the art of forgiving you can be free from pain, diseases and stress. Love should conquer all.

Love is more than simply a warm feeling: it is an attitude that reveals action!!
Love is helping when it’s not convenient, by giving when it hurts by devoting energy to others without complaining or fighting back.

This kind of Love is hard to do. That’s why people notice when you do it and know you are empowered by a supernatural force.

You’ve got to remember that God gave the greatest Love of all, his son Christ Jesus who died on the cross, but rose again so we could have life and have it more abundantly.

1 Corinthians 13:1 says: “Love suffers long and is kind, Love does not envy, Love does not parade itself, Love is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes in all thing endures all things.”

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The big question is do we hold any of the negative thoughts in our minds?? If so we need to eliminate them ASAP and renew our minds!!! Which is a daily process.

Our society confuses Love and lust, unlike lust, God’s kind of Love is directed outward towards others, not inward towards ourselves. We need to set aside our own desires so that we can give Love without expecting nothing in return.

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Be inspired then make necessary changes for 2013!

Sandra Fearon

The Faith App

FaithRemember Genevieve wrote a blog on the Apps for the Mind?
Self Confidence, Faith, Love, Courage, Power. Be encouraged, all these Apps will add value to your life if you are looking for change in 2013.

Well, I decided to take you a bit deeper on the FAITH App. And to Illustrate that, I have the following quote:”Fear knocked on the door, Faith answered and there was no one there!”

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Why not download Faith into your minds as an app today!
Hebrews 11:1 tells us that:” Faith is the substance hoped for, the evidence of the things not seen.”
We should not abandon out Faith when we face challenges, trials and persecution. Faith means resting in Christ for what He has already done for us in the past, but it also means trusting Him for what He will do for us in the present and in the future.

Do you remember how you felt when you were very young and your birthday approached? You were excited and anxious. You knew you would certainly receive gifts and other treats. But some things would be a surprise. Birthdays combine assurance and anticipation, and so does our faith!

Faith is the conviction based on past experiences. God’s new and fresh surprises will surely be ours.
Two words to describe Faith: Confidence and Certainty, these two qualities need to be a secured beginning and end point.
The beginning point is believing in God and the end point is believing in his promises, because He is not a man that He should lie, He will do what He says He will do.

Matthew 17:20 states that:” if you have Faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains.” How amazing is that!!

mustar seed carrying a mountain blog I know sometimes, we get caught up in our daily challenges and obstacles and we do not take a moment to stop and think. And we tell ourselves:” this situation is too big for me to handle”. But is there anything too hard for God?
By Faith, trust in God and let him take total control of the situation. In our minds, it is just easier to panic and get stressed out. Well, decree and declare today that it is not your portion and download the Faith App which can and will move mountains; how easy is that!!

Sometimes we like to take the steering wheel and control our situations. From now on, sit on the passenger’s side, put your seat belt on, chillax and let God take control of the steering wheel.

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Be inspired!
Sandra Fearon for Unique Image London
Styling people from the Inside Out!

Create your Mind App Store!

mind apps blog pictureHappy New Year 2013! Today’s blog is about Apps and your Mind!

This past year, I have been reading and educating myself a lot about the power of the human mind and how to harness that power to shape my life, my reality the way I want to experience it. I get chills, I am thrilled when it comes to this subject. I devour every book or material I come across on this subject. It feels to me like diving into my own consciousness, my own mind and observe the process from the outside. The more I read about the mind and discover how amazing it is and thus how amazing the Human Being is, the more I am in Awe of God. To me, getting to know myself is getting a bigger understanding (however small I realise this understanding actually is) of the Nature of God. The more I grow, the more I love Him and feel getting closer to the Truth and we know ultimately that “The truth shall set us free” right? Amen!

Now back to our Apps. You all know what I am talking about, everything has an app today, our phones, computers are full of them and we use them every day. So my inspiration today was and I really invite you to consider this: what if you had Apps in your mind, that you could download and use as frequently as you are using your apps and your phone or your computer. Make no mistake, I am myself a victim of Technology and a consumer.

But I want us to pose for a minute and recognise that it is not technology that is amazing, it is the mind  or the minds that created it and keep creating for all creation begins in the mind! We rely so much on technology for our everyday life that we put our brains and mind to a halt and just drag ourselves through life feeling powerless and being victims of our circumstances not even being aware that we CREATE those circumstances OURSELVES!

Welcome to the Mind App Store where you can download the following from your unconscious mind completely free and use them to serve and shape your life:

PicMonkey Collage to use

There are so many more Apps: Truth, Compassion, Imagination, creativity, Integrity, Boldness, Gratitude, Persistence, Health, Fitness…. go on, have fun and create and download you own Mind Apps and watch you life unfold the way you want it. But remember, an App is just an App, it takes value when you use it; well it is the same here, your input is required. Confidence is but abstract concept until you start applying, growing and nurturing it.

“Just ask and it shall be given unto you”

Do not leave 2013 to chance, take responsibility and plan your year! Just like an architect would do before building a house! Your Mind Apps are the foundation for a solid life!

Be an inspiration in action!

Genevieve Muwana for Unique Image London

How do we end up in a Style rut?

The subject of this blog came to me as I was preparing my workshop on Self esteem and Confidence.

It might sound a bit technical but bare with me.

You see, we all have a conscious and unconscious mind, the conscious mind for the thinking we do on a daily basis and that internal voice we identify to as “me” or “I”. But it is very limited in what it can handle and store at any given time. On the other hand, our unconscious mind is our memories, wisdom, creativity storage. And most importantly for my subject, it stores all of our habits.

Now tell me, when you wake up in the morning, do you spend half an hour wondering about what you are going to have for breakfast? On a daily basis, you just grab the same thing; it could be coffee or tea, home based or at your workplace. You will probably take the same route to work, grab the same news paper and listen to the same radio station.

We cook, eat, tie our shoelaces and ties, comb our hair pretty much in the same way and most importantly dress in the same manner everyday ( I am not saying wearing the same clothes though). Before you know it, repeating the same tasks on a daily basis develops habits which become unconscious and get stored in our unconscious mind so that when we do it, we do not even think about it anymore.

“There, a Style Rut is born”

Some of us do not even realise that we are in a style rut. It will take a friend, I mean a true friend, a family member or even hubby to tell us well ” honey, you need to do something” for us to realise it and become conscious a bout it. And I know it has some comfort to it and it feels safe because there is no risk taken.

The bad news is that a style rut can spread over the other areas of your life becoming slowly but surely a “Lifestyle rut”.

So my word of encouragement: take the risk to make your style unordinary by doing things differently every now and then. Cut your hair, change your lipstick colour, inject some colour in your wardrobe. Wear a skirt for a change!!!! Do not tell me you do not look good in a skirt; there is a skirt for every shape out there.

What needs to happen now is a deprogramming of the old habit in order to effectively replace it with a new one. You cannot install an antivirus if you have one already installed on your computer. It will ask you to get rid of the other one, well same here!!

If however, you not have  clue how to do that, where to start… well, yours truly Style Coach Genevieve Muwana and Sandra Clothes (yes pun intended and there is a story behind this nickname but that is another blog) are here for you.

Together, we will built a program of change that will take you step by step and very gently towards creating your Unique Image!

Until then, be a living inspiration and live in the present

Genevieve Muwana