Magic Confidence

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

[Featured Podcast] Women+Style Episode With Alexandra Sampson of SheTime

fashion featured in style Apr 26, 2018
 

Thank you The SheFirst Project for having me on the SheTime Podcast to talk about the truth of Women & Style.

I was delighted to be featured in this episode where host Alexandra Sampson sits down with me to discuss:

  • Image vs. Style
  • The correlation between life transitions, redefining yourself, and what you project.
  • The things women must first tackle to develop image strategy and...
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Traveling Hue And Style

life+style travel Apr 21, 2018

I've got to get a week’s worth of work 'n' play wardrobe in this little baby as I get ready to travel to sunny south Florida to visit and celebrate with a few of my international clients. 

Not only do I get to have a Hue+Style Sisterhood meet-up with them but I am also honored to speak at my dear clients' women's empowerment event as she launches her brand new coaching business.
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[Featured Article] Your Image Is Your Silent Business Partner

featured in news+media Apr 02, 2018

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
I’m a featured contributor in Bloom Co. Magazine's Spring Issue, themed {Growth}! Alongside other amazing female entrepreneurs and experts, we shared what it really takes to GROW a business of your dreams! I talked about what I know best and why your Your Image Is Your Silent Business Partner and needs an investment just like any other aspect of your...

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Who's The Lady? : A Re-introduction

Sometimes we get down deep in what we do and who we do it for, that we forget many people may be "meeting" us for the first time on social media or on our website.  

Since I teach my clients how to create a total image with their personal brand, I know it's so important to every now and then re-introduce yourself to the new eyes who are seeing you in the wide world of the internet.

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Knowing What To Call Your Personal Style Isn't Enough

fashion style Feb 01, 2018

You know it. Great. The buzz words - “preppy,” “classic,” “trendy,” “sophisticated” - those kinds of buzz words that the style world is but on...

Now, what do you do with it? What does it really mean? Why does it matter?

What you don’t know is that while there are a roster of positive presence-building qualities that go with a personal style...

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Find Your Style By Doing This!

fashion style Jan 15, 2018

Recently, I was in a breakthrough session with a lady and she admitted to me that 25% of the few hundred she follows on Instagram are fashionistas, fashion bloggers or stylists. She giggled and said, “I follow you too, Michele.”

I smiled through the phone and asked her, “Lady, can you tell me the top 3 things you’ve learned from them about how to create your own...

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2017: The Year Of Detachment

confidence inspiration Dec 29, 2017

Sometimes you have to let go of the old. Old beliefs about yourself, who you think you should be, who you think you want to be, who you think you serve, who you think you are supposed to be to serve them, who you see is supporting you who and who you are to everyone around you.

Sometimes you have to let go to let more in.

I did just that this year - Detachment. And while the word sounds cold or...

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#BeInstagramUnworthy

What a joy it was to be the opening speaker at the Ignite Girls Conference this morning in my city.

The room was filled with 14 and 15-year-old girls learning more about themselves and how to create a community with each other.

I took them on a journey of giving themselves permission to be #InstagramUnworthy.

We discovered how they could begin diving into learning and loving their own...

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Be "Too Much" For Others To Handle

confidence Nov 06, 2017

One thing I hear from women when I talk to them about creating an image that helps them stand out is…”I just don’t want to come off as TOO MUCH.”

I get it. We’ve been told somewhere along the line…
“No one likes a show-off.”
“Don’t be boastful.”
“You’re not more special than anyone else.”

I beg to differ -...

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Retail Therapy Is NOT Therapy

shopping Oct 17, 2017

“Change how you dress and you’ll change how you feel.” How many times have you heard it? But you’re thinking, “Seriously? Is it that big of a deal?”

Many of you may not know that I began my image consultancy and mentorship business because after coming through a 9-month bout of depression, I used the process I take my clients through today to re-discover...

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