Last weekend I had my first taste of what I feel are the affects of "looking the part"
and it paying off. What I mean by looking the part, for me is looking how I do most days dressed in my some sort of vintage attire. On Saturday night we attended a friends 60th surprise birthday party which was themed and guests were expected to wear 50-60's clothing.
Giving some love the birthday girl.
I got many compliments on my dress as did Saraha. Of course I mentioned to others that a vast majority of my wardrobe is vintage and thrifted pieces. I got chatting with some other guests who were getting all touchy feely with my dress and realised it was the real McCoy not a hire job. I got talking with one lady in particular and I mentioned how I'm launching further into my business and told her all about it. She shared with me how she owns a florist shop and I laughed as told her that I had studied floristry and although I'm a qualified commercial florist I have never worked in the industry.
We talked more and she told me about photographers she works with and the other companies she has associations with which sees her hiring all manner of things out that fit into her scope of business. She hires out to photographers for photo shoots, does weddings and events hiring and so much more. Looking me up and down and smiling at Sarah she complimented me again and told me how what I'm doing would fit with her business. She we on to tell me who she has recently set up an area in her shop where she offered me there on the spot display area to help me get my business out there and known. She is even happy to tout me to local photographers and associations for photo shoots and what not. This also involves me being able to have a selection of stock in her store for sale.
Obviously the finer details need to be clarified at a meeting soon, I'm very thankful for the opportunity and so early into our launch. But I seriously don't think this offer would have been made had I not looked the part (as well as Sarah), walked the walk and showed her I knew what I was talking about in my look and knowledge. It certainly pays to be on your game, you just never know what opportunities you could be missing out on.
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