As a startup, we at Stylemee believe that a company doesn’t need to grow into a large enterprise to make a difference in someone’s life. It should happen at all levels of a company’s growth.
We went out of our way to find noble causes to partner with in order to help women experience the best version of themselves through the right style. Fitted for Work made perfect sense for our vision.
Fitted for Work helps disadvantaged women to re-enter the workforce, empowered with confidence. Chief among these confidence-building programs is one that provides women with recycled yet stylish clothes that are appropriate for the workplace.
These women, though, needed to discover and define their personal style, to create hairstyles and makeup that help them express that style, and to be paired with the perfect outfit to show off their inner style.
Stylemee had the expertise to do just that. That’s what we do — every day of the week. We help people uncover that inner spirit that defines their very selves — their unique style.
We sent our stylists to meet several of Fitted for Work’s clients to see how our work would help them transform their lives.
The results were stunning. These women, from a diverse range of backgrounds and all of whom wanted to re-enter the workforce after various life events kept them out for years, found the strength to go after their dreams, inspired by their personal style transformations.
From Frustration to Confidence — A Transformative Style
One Pakistani woman, Andelib, arrived in Australia in 2008, yet she hadn’t found a job in the intervening ten years. After a few interviews, she changed her CV, her cover letter — anything to land her a job. The promised calls never came. Neither did the second interviews.
Fast forward ten years. I’m still waiting for that interview’, she told her stylist. ‘It’s a bit frustrating’, she said. That frustration showed on her face.
Her transformation stunned even the veteran Stylemee stylists. With a gorgeous black dress topped with a taupe sweater from Fitted for Work and a makeover from one of Stylemee’s stylists, she emerged with the confidence to take on the world. Makeup that complemented her dazzling olive complexion brought out her true beauty.
Admiring her new look in the mirror, she gushed, ‘It looks good. I’m really happy with my hair. I’m…comfortable in…what I’m wearing. Confident’.
Inner Beauty Translates into Job-Winning Confidence
Jenny, one of Stylemee’s expert stylists, put the company’s philosophy this way, “[All people] have different thinking, have [a] different image. I just want to bring their inner beauty out.”
Fitted for Work’s mission, to transform women by giving them “hope, confidence, and economic security through work,” dovetails well with Stylemee’s own. A woman’s inner beauty, expressed on her face and her clothing, shows forth that confidence — the Number One thing employers look for in a potential employee.
The stylists assess each woman’s facial shape, skin and eye colour, and body structure — as well as their personality — to create a seamless look for each of their clients.
Hidden Beauty Emerges, Strength Rises
Deborah, a Latrobe Uni student from Rwanda, has been in Australia for a year. Though she’s a brilliant student in the bachelor of business program, her style was anything but. “Ready to get anything” job-wise, in her words, she sought help from the Fitted for Work-Stylemee collaboration.
Her beautiful eyes retreated back into her head. Lips most women would kill for disappeared with nothing to accentuate them. Her beauty was, for all practical purposes, hidden.
With Stylemee’s intervention, she emerged a vision — with sparkling pink lips, her eyes finally in command, and with a business suit that gave her the authority befitting her station in life.
These makeovers last because Stylemee’s stylists create an easy-to-maintain, user-friendly makeup and hair care look that women can replicate easily. The company’s sense of social responsibility spurred it to take its style philosophy to the next level by helping others find their way in the competitive business world.
Armed with style, these women have the confidence to stride into interviews and get the job of their dreams.
Finding a better version of oneself is a daily mission here at Stylemee. Our focus is to solve the challenge of finding one’s unique style at a time and in a place that’s convenient for our customers. To use that goal to make a positive change in our society is a privilege.
You, too, can transform your style with the talented pros at Stylemee. Like these women, you, too, can discover that inner style that can catapult you to success — on the workplace — and for life. Get involved in this movement to discover and embrace your unique style. Find your new self at Stylemee.com today.