Our mini image and style programs are 5 days in length and focus on educating, coaching and developing a specific domain of your current image and personal style. They are condensed mini sessions adapted from Melissa’s signature Career and Personal Development Programs. If you are curious about one of the signature programs, but unable to invest the time or make the financial commitment into one of my signature in-person programs; then the virtual mini image and style program are your next best option.
You will learn to be more decisive, confident and most importantly informed on how to up-level and project a polished image and personal style that authentically aligns with the new life you have envisioned for yourself. As your online personal stylist I am dedicated to ensuring your image and personal style revamp are manifested and experienced with quality and attentiveness to your desired results!
Please Note: These programs are best suited for women who are not locally based in Toronto, Canada or the GTA.
The image we project into society, whether we are aware of it or not, does have a direct impact on how we are perceived by others. Our shoes, accessories and clothing we may have selected for a coveted job interview or when meeting a new client for the first time is essentially telling a visual story about who you are personally and professionally. Visually, we are communicating to others long before we have formally introduced ourselves. The Essence of Style program will help you to discover and refine what your authentic style personality is; within this mini program you will learn about the 6 style archetypes, how to incorporate the best interpretation of that style archetype into your current wardrobe; and lastly what your current style is visually communicating about who you are to the world.
During your consultation you will learn how various colours – depending on your colour assessment – can either make you appear ill, aged, dull in appearance or vibrant, healthy and youthful. An individualized colour assessment will be utilized to formulate your personal colour portfolio to be used whenever you are shopping for your next outfit or makeup selection. Your colour synergy consultation will give you a comprehensive analysis of the appropriate colour palette you should be applying to your current wardrobe and accessories.
Detailed instructions will be sent to you a few days before your consult to help you prepare.
Day 1. Orientation Day:
Your image and style vision statement serves two important purposes. Firstly, your personal image and style vision statement will assist you in redefining the direction you want your current image and style to evolve into based on your personal values, current or desired lifestyle and your unique style personality – the complete visual package. Next, it will help you to clarify what your intended end goal is for yourself once you have completed the Essence of Style program which will help you to stay focused while working your way through the program. An effective image and style vision statement should be no longer than 3-5 simple, yet concise sentences which will serve to continually motivate and inspire you whenever you feel as though you are in a style dilemma or you are not presenting the best version of yourself. Next, your personal reflection journal is your opportunity to expand upon any thoughts you may have once you have completed the programs in-depth lifestyle questionnaire. When I was in the process of transitioning and transforming my life I too was faced with the very same questions posed to you within the lifestyle questionnaire; and yes, I had many unexplored emotions about the journey ahead of me. Be honest, share your truth and believe in yourself!
Day 2. Creation of Your Essence of Style Profile
Your Essence of Style Profile is an informative questionnaire/personal interview that you and I will review together once you have submitted your responses. The purpose of the Essence of Style Profile is twofold: firstly, your profile will give you fascinating insight into your purchasing behaviour and triggered emotions that may influence your previous buying patterns. Secondly, reviewing and clarifying your responses will help me to plan and execute a targeted image and style revamp that effortlessly captures your new personal brand.
Day 3. Introduction to the 6 Style Archetypes + Discover Your Authentic Style Personality
Introduction and explanation of the 6 style archetypes of fashion. You will spend time getting acquainted with them and learning more about their defining visual aesthetics and unique points of reference. Furthermore, you will discover that some women will consistently gravitate towards a particular cut, fit and style of clothing, while other women may enjoy experimenting with various colour combinations, patterns and fabrics. Are you an eclectic style maven or a classically chic corporate powerhouse? You will learn more about the:
Day 4. The Essence of Style Outfit Reflection
The purpose of this insightful reflection day is to give Melissa an idea of your past style preferences and why you felt that a specific outfit, wardrobe and accessory item would look good on you or reflected the new direction of your life after your transition. The purpose of this reflection exercise is to help you further understand how or why your current personal style may not be illuminating the best of who you are; in addition, on day 4 the reflection exercise helps Melissa to further determine how she can best help you to optimize and improve your personal brand, thus visually making a positive impact in your life once you have completed your life transition. You will be required to put together 6 different outfits, which you would normally wear in your professional or personal life and together you and Melissa will discuss the – why – behind each of your outfits and what it has been communicating about the essence of who you are.
Day 5. Style Revamp + Options
Once you have received your image and style assessment, Melissa will begin building your new image and style based on all of the information that was submitted from Day 1-4. Included within your image and style package are the following:
Structured image and style development plan that will incorporate your vision statement that you created on day 1 of your program.
Virtual image and style mood board that will include your personalized style archetype(s) and your new signature style pieces. Included: examples of 10-15 styled outfits (professional or lifestyle) you can immediately incorporate into your existing wardrobe.
Personalized shopping list that will give you a head start in revamping at least 1 season of your current wardrobe.
Downloadable Essence of Style E-workbook you will use to guide you through the program; in addition, to being a support resource whenever you need a refresher or style inspiration.
Insightful mini Essence of Style challenges that will provide you with insightful foundational knowledge to confidently choose wardrobe items that are unique to your new signature style.
Curated shopping list that outlines key investment pieces you can purchase immediately to begin revamping your personal brand. I will list various online stores that you can reference for accessories, wardrobe items, accessories and handbags.
Exclusive membership to Mel’s Facebook: Discover the Essence of Your Personal Style Group where you will receive weekly fashion and style tips; in addition to empowering life coaching strategies.
Bonus:You will also receive a complimentary Colour Synergy assessment that will give you a brief overview of your foundational POWER colours.
Optional: Virtual personal shopping experience with Melissa. This is an exclusive add-on option if you are interested in expanding your knowledge of how to strategically shop – online – for long-term investment pieces. (additional fee for this service).
Day 1. Orientation Day:
Your image and style vision statement serves two important purposes. Firstly, your personal image and style vision statement will assist you in redefining the direction you want your current image and style to evolve into based on your personal values, current or desired lifestyle and your unique style personality –the complete visual package. Next, it will help you to clarify what your intended end goal is for yourself once you have completed the Colour Synergy program which will help you to stay focused while working your way through the modules. An effective image and style vision statement should be no longer than 3-5 simple, yet concise sentences which will serve to continually motivate and inspire you whenever you feel as though you are in a style dilemma or you are not presenting the best version of yourself. Please Note: The program instructions must reviewed carefully and followed step by step to ensure your colour synergy analysis is accurate. Further details are included within the orientation Day 1 documents.
Day 2. Personal Reflection Journal.
Your personal reflection journal is your opportunity to expand upon any thoughts you may have once you have completed the programs in-depth lifestyle questionnaire. When I was in the process of transitioning and transforming my life I too was faced with the very same questions posed to you within the lifestyle questionnaire; and yes, I had many unexplored emotions about the journey ahead of me. Be honest, share your truth and believe in yourself! Food for thought – Whether you realize it or not the colours you subconsciously gravitate towards when choosing an outfit while you are shopping, getting dressed to meet a client or attending a social networking event is visually communicating to your colleagues, potential clients and employer your confidence level and your ability to effectively interact with poise and professionalism. Your wardrobe and accessory colours can positively enhance your interactions with others, or negatively impact your ability to visually communicate and interact with an empowered, commanding presence. On the other hand, incorrect colour application can also distract and dilute your personal brand’s credibility, trustworthiness and authenticity. Thus, correct colour application must be properly understood and applied in order build and maintain a well-rounded wardrobe.
Day 3. Color Synergy Outfit Challenge.
Once we have gone through your current wardrobes colour palette, we will then discuss together how your wardrobe and accessory colours may not be enhancing your best features, or wrongly projecting a diluted image of your personal brand. Melissa will explain to you why certain colours psychologically tend to elicit positive or negative responses when you are, for example, giving a presentation to a large audience or perhaps meeting with a client for the very first time. You will be requested to submit 6 outfits you would normally wear for a business meeting or perhaps a romantic date. Melissa will then create a detailed report on how you can change up your wardrobes current colour palette to further enhance your overall image and style.
Day 4. Exploring Your POWER Colors
You will then receive an in depth report explaining your personalized colour analysis of your skin tone, eyes and hair. Melissa will further explain to you how she discovered your signature colour palette. She will discuss with you in depth why you are (cool, warm or neutral) in appearance, why you are classified, for example, as a Winter that may flow into a Deep Autumn or why you are a Summer that flows into Light Spring.
Day 5. Creation of Your Colour Synergy Mood Board
You will receive a personalized virtual mood board illustrating to you how to revamp and optimize your current image and style by utilizing your new colour palette. The curated visual board can be downloaded to your phone or laptop and should be used whenever you are out shopping for your next outfit or makeup palette.
Important: before your – online personal style – program begins you must follow the step by step preparation instructions. All photos requested must be clear, taken in natural light with no makeup and with your hair off your face pulled into a ponytail. If the photos submitted are not clear or formatted properly Melissa cannot confidently complete your Colour Synergy consult. Melissa will try to assist you as much as possible during the preparation phase, but please remember this is a virtual (online) session and you are an integral part of the process. Unfortunately, if you cannot submit the appropriate photos to Melissa for whatever reasons, Melissa will not be able to complete your consult. Finally, in the rare occurrence Melissa is unable to analyze your colours – at know fault of your own – once she has received and reviewed your photos a full refund will be issued to you.
Downloadable Colour Synergy E-Workbook to guide you through the program; in addition, to being a support resource whenever you need a refresher on what you have learned during the 5-day online colour synergy program..
Insightful mini colour challenge that will provide you with foundational knowledge to confidently choose colour sequences that will teach you how to effectively illuminate your personal style and personal brand.
Curated Colour Synergy Digital Mood Board that outlines your dominant colour season and your flow colour season; in addition, showing you how to incorporate them into your existing wardrobe and accessory items.
Bonus: Receive personal style feedback from Mel; which will help you to begin clarifying how you intend on moving forward with revamping your personal style and personal brand. Remember – The Colour Synergy Virtual Program focuses only your POWER colours,
Exclusive membership to Mel’s Facebook Mastermind Personal Style Group where you will receive weekly fashion and style tips; in addition to empowering life coaching strategies.
Optional: Virtual personal shopping experience with Melissa. This is an exclusive add-on option if you are interested in expanding your knowledge of how to strategically shop – online – for long-term investment pieces.(additional fee for this service).
During your 30-minute session with Melissa you will discuss the area of life you are currently feeling stuck within or perhaps you are experiencing your first transition and would like feedback on what your next steps should be and how to move forward as an exclusive client of Melissa’s if you choose to enroll in one of her signature image & style development programs or transitional life coaching sessions.