There are not many who can look at themselves in the mirror and walk away totally satisfied.
For this reason, a series of three image workshops, The Mirror, was conducted in October, to help its participants gain confidence in their reflections.
The main speaker for these workshops was qualified image consultant, Elaine Heng, the official grooming stylist, deportment trainer for the contestants and the choreographer for the catwalk segments at Miss Singapore Universe 2008 pageant. Attended by more than 280 people, The Mirror ended off with a finale session in the form of a pageant contest, with many attendees making their way to The Riverwalk dressed to the nines.
In the weeks leading up to the pageant, the participants organized themselves into small groups, going on shopping trips around Singapore to explore different fashion styles, uncovering shops on street corners that sold cool, funky and inexpensive garb.
Jonathan Kang, a representative of the organizing committee said, “A person does not need to splurge on extravagant clothes to look good. Rather, it is more important to match your style with your personality.”
During the finale, Elaine, whose daily job is running personal and corporate image management courses, presented the titles Mr and Miss Mirror Singapore Award, the Popularity Award and the Transformation Breakthrough Award to several outstanding participants.
Winner of Miss Mirror Singapore Award, Wong Wai Teng, was honored to have been selected. “I was surprised, I did not expect this!” she said.
Many have been encouraged by this event and taken away essential skills to dress sharp and look good.
Joanne Tan, who attended all three session, shared, “I feel more confident in picking out the right clothes to wear. It was a fun and extremely helpful experience!”