Dress for an Interview – Do’s and Don’ts

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Image stylist Kara Alford discusses do’s and don’ts when dressing for an interview.

    Kara Alford

    Kara Y. Alford is La Femme Wonderworks, Inc, Director and certified Image Stylist. Kara believes that image is an inside job and encourages clients to incorporate their personalities when creating a personal style. Kara has resided in Northern Virginia for over thirty years. While working at retail stores, such as Express, Petite Sophisticate and Ann Taylor, she coordinated exciting and innovative fashion shows. She keeps up with today’s fashions and uses them to accentuate her clients’ best features. With her youthful appearance and keen eye, she attracts a diverse audience, demographically. Being a Gen-Xer has allowed Kara to stay in the flow of the fashion for all ages and trends as well as those that are tried and true. Kara has an AA in Marketing and is also pursuing a B.A in Communications at George Mason University. Kara is a Makeup Artist and certified Image Consultant through the International Association of Image Consultants International. She became interested in providing professional consultant services after giving family and friends’ advice for years. Kara has been an Image Stylist professionally for six years. She has always been a fashion enthusiast and believes in the statement “Image is everything: What is yours saying about you?” She has received extensive training in image consulting including D. Mathis Enterprises, which is located in Washington, D.C., and most recently completed Level I certification from Body Beautiful, Carla Mathis, in New York. Kara has also provided image makeovers and consultations for corporate professionals. Kara assisted these professionals in developing an individual’s personal style by finding the best looks in color, makeup and wardrobe analysis to for the purpose of furthering their professional and personal lives.

    Kara Alford: Hi, I am Kara Alford from La Femme Wonderworks. Today, we are talking about How to dress professionally for an interview. Right now, we are going to talk about piercings and tattoos. I am offering a self expression; I have three holes in each ear and I have twenty tattoos, but when I am on a clients location or in the office, you'll never see them. So, unless you are applying for job at Borders, Mac or a tattoo shop, keep them covered up and limit the piercings to one ear.

    Right now, we are going to talk about some dos and donts and Angela is going to be our model for our dont. You should never wear shorts to an interview, as well as anything low cut or revealing as the top that she has on; no noisy jewellery; she has bangles and big silver hoops, which she should keep them to small hoops or like the little studs she has in her ear. Dont wear gaudy jewellery and not only for women especially, not wearing hosiery unless you are in a very hot environment; it is not appropriate. So, and then also for dos, you want to remember to buy the best cloth that you can afford so, you dont have to repeat by more than once. You also have to remember to have everything clean and pressed so that and free from lint. Get a lint brush, brush everything off and you also want to remember to check your mirror back and front, going and coming so, you can make sure you have no lines or anything hanging out. And Just remember to relax and be yourself. Today, we talked about How to dress professionally for an interview. Now, you have all prepared to go out and get that job. Thanks for watching.

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