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Hedgren Style Clinic: 5 Quick Tips to Enhance the Power of Image and Self Confidence

Hedgren Style Clinic: 5 Quick Tips to Enhance the Power of Image and Self Confidence

“First impressions last.” I believe that this old saying still holds very true in most cases.
Have you ever experienced giving (or receiving) an awkward handshake? Are you, in some ways, intimidated by formal events? Do you act conscious in social gatherings?
It doesn’t feel good, right? Well then, this is for YOU. For us.
I, myself, is a sad victim of poor self-image. I have, I am, and I do.
I have countless experiences giving awkward handshakes. I am easily intimidated by formal events. I do act very conscious in social gatherings. Fact is, I am never a social butterfly. At 20+ years old with two kids in tow, I’m still quite timid as I don’t get easily comfortable conversing with new people. (AT 21! LOL)
Are you serious, Rose?!! For goodness sake, stop acting like a shy teenager who just turned sweet 16! YOU ARE RAISING TWO KIDS ALREADY!!!
Yeaaah, okaaaaay I get you! I heard it LOUD and CLEAR. 
I know I should have gotten over these feelings a long time ago. I should act mature and professional. I should start engaging in adult conversations and do some serious business talk. I should be more confident in myself.

Power of Image

So how do we do that?
The answer is by projecting a GOOD IMAGE.
Do you know how POWERFUL your image is? 

“Style is a way to say WHO YOU ARE, without having to speak.” – Rachael Zoe said it perfectly.

Also, as one famous line goes, “You only have once chance to make your first impression.” Indeed, just one chance. So it’s best that you give your best and make the best impression. Best best best! πŸ˜‰
Today, let me share the 5 Quick Tips to Enhance the Power of Your Image, which I am religiously practicing now, by the way! πŸ˜‰
All of these I learned from the super gorgeous  AND very entertaining former model and Binibining Pilipinas Universe – Ms. Abbygale Arenas – de Leon

(Everyone, round of applause, please! *Wooot* *clap clap clap*)

Ms. Abbygale gracefully facilitated this year’s Hedgren Style Clinic “Envision Your Best Self” series free event, last June 25 at SM City Cebu, the Northwing Atrium. I l didn’t know her until the event but I instantly love her confidence, energy, charm, and humor! πŸ™‚

In partnership with Cebu Blogging Community and other big organizations, Hedgren Style Clinic aims to help people, especially young professionals, to envision their best self.

5 Quick Tips to Enhance the Power of Image and Self Confidence

Now, to help us easily remember how to enhance our image and self confidence, let’s put in mind the word POWER.
POWER stands for Perfect Smile, Open Stance, Warm Body Language, Excellent Appearance, and Revamp Workplace Outfit of the Day.

  • Tip #1 Perfect Smile – think of happy thoughts, show off your happy lines (crow’s feet), and smile saying the letter A or number 8. Saying “cheese” is not advisable as it doesn’t bring out your best sweet smile, but only makes you look as if you were forced to smile. Practice this for 2 minutes every damn day and you’re assured of a perfect killer smile! πŸ™‚

  • Tip #2 Open Stance -observe your posture. Make sure you are always in a good posture, whether standing up or sitting down. Avoid standing in one leg, make sure to always find your balance. Shoulders should also be aligned while your chin must not be looking down (projects shyness) nor looking way up (appears arrogant or proud).
  • Tip #3 Warm Body Language – a proper handshake is either only 2 or 3 pumps. Be firm but painless and don’t be fast nor hold too long. When talking, observe eye contact and lean a bit forward for better connection. 

  • Tip #4 Excellent Appearance – Fix your hair as it is known to be the crowning glory of beauty. Have a fresh looking face. Ladies don’t have to wear heavy make up, but at least, be sure to look neat and presentable. A quick lipstick application doesn’t hurt, right? Or just go for some loose powder. Also, choose appropriate clothing and be careful with accessories. Of course, personal hygiene is a must.
  • Tip #5 Revamp Workplace OOTD – mix and match outfits. NO one will ever go wrong with black, so at least have one black dress, black blazer, black bag. Then enhance your look with pretty accessories. A nice pair of earrings or just a decent wrist watch will do.
So there you go! I hope you enjoyed these 5 quick tips to enhance the power of image and self confidence in YOU. Let’s all remember to use it every time, shall we?

Hedgren Bags Collection – Hedgren Philippines

As a bonus recommendation, to look your best even more, it’s always good to have a pair of excellent-quality bags that will immediately add a style and enhance the power of your image. Just like the Hedgren Bag Collection – a mix of chic, elegant, professional. and traveler bags.
Let’s watch the audience-turned-models who shine on the runway.

Choosen Hedgren Male Ambassador, Doyzkie of www/

CBC Leads Jeph of
CBC member Camille of

Know what, I loved the event so much I wished it was longer. Haha There was never a dull moment, it was inspiring and packed with practical tips on improving our image and confidence. It was so nice meet Ms. Abbygale in person, I wish she’ll hold more events like this again in Cebu. Hehe πŸ™‚

CBC Team with Ms. Abbygale
Next time ulit, guys! :))

Over to you:Tell me what’s your favorite POWER TIP? If you have anything to add, please do share in the comments below!


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Mommy Wanders @ Hedgren Philippines – 2nd Level, The Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu

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  • Reply Maria Christeena Dulce Ansis

    Fun Event!
    It's good how brands and people reach out to their audience by providing worthwhile events such as this one.

    July 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Nicole Paler

    My favorite power tip is the perfect smile and open stance. πŸ™‚ Simply because I know that not only does having a great posture make you taller but it makes your persona exude more confidence as well. πŸ™‚

    July 11, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Leilani Gamboa

    I strongly agree to your tip#1, also a smiling face attracts positive vibes. BTW, first time ive heard of Hedgren, do they also have branch in Manila?

    July 12, 2015 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei

    I use a Hedgren bag for travelling and it's really really durable.

    July 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Marie Angeli Laxa

    Love the Rachel Zoe quote that you used here! Really gives us a different and deeper perspective of style. It's important to invest in your image because fist impressions really last.

    July 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Lou CastaΓ±eda

    Now that's the thing, I rarely smile. But when I do, wagas wagas pud πŸ™‚ You look so young btaw te, I never thought you have two kids already. Maypa ni attend ko ani. I love how this event gathered people and helped go into a deeper view on style.

    Lou |

    July 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Teresa Martinez

    I must say these are very practical and doable tips in enhancing our image.

    July 13, 2015 at 4:57 am
  • Reply Louisa

    I should try to keep these tips in mind.

    July 13, 2015 at 6:10 am
  • Reply Viva Kitchen Goddess

    Its so nice to be with people who smiles πŸ™‚

    July 13, 2015 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Nica Reyes

    Now this is easy to remember. πŸ™‚ Hope I can ace it next time. hehe. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    July 14, 2015 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Mimi Gonzales

    Definitely agree with all the tips here, especially smiling and having an open stance. It pays well to be conscious to these facts because you will never know who you're meeting next. I always try to be at a professional level when it comes to talking to someone I just knew, because I know that first impressions really last! πŸ™‚

    Mimi Gonzales | The Foxy Heroine

    July 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply MrsMartinez |

    Will practice the smile hihi


    July 14, 2015 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Paradise Philippines

    Wow, this is a great post! Learned something new today about self-image. Wish I could attend fun events like this, too! Thanks for sharing.

    July 15, 2015 at 6:41 am
  • Reply Arge Roque-Valencia

    I'd love to see Abbygale Arenas-De Leon in person πŸ™‚ I've seen her on TV as she shared tips on how to project your self-image and I was in awe of how well she inspires people to be better versions of themselves.

    July 16, 2015 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Millie Manahan

    Wow, i enjoyed reading this post! I love Camille's dress and bag. Also, this event is so helpful for everyone!

    July 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Tetcha

    What a nice event! I'm sure the audience learned a lot from Ms. Abbygale Arenas. — Maria Teresa Figuerres

    July 28, 2015 at 3:32 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Agree, having a FUN public event is a better marketing strategy. πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    You're right! Smile is the best accessory nga diba? πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    It was my first too, and yes they do. You can check it here πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    That's good to hear. πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Exactly. Especially if we are representing a company or some sort of organization. πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Then practice your "A" or "8" smile Lou! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Awww, thank you. BTW, I was kidding with the 21 age thing. HAHA πŸ˜›

    July 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Easy but with great impact, right? πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Always keep your charming smile Mimi! πŸ™‚ And yeah, they do last. Glad you found it helpful! πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm
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