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Is this too weird for a client-facing role?

(22 Posts)
Hopefully Fri 19-Oct-12 18:30:20

I really like this necklace. Am I going to horrify one of my clients if they turn out to have a secret bug phobia? I'm an image consultant/stylist, so I'm allowed to look interesting, but I'm wondering if this might be a bit much. Thoughts?

AmberNectarine Fri 19-Oct-12 18:45:59

no, I love it, and you'd have to look close to realise it's a beetle. I wear a prawn round my neck every day and it has yet to offend anyone...

MarshaBrady Fri 19-Oct-12 18:49:45

It's great and actually the type of jewellery that would work well for what you do.

SundaeGirl Fri 19-Oct-12 18:51:09


Hopefully Fri 19-Oct-12 19:15:08

Ooh, super. Wasn't expecting that! grin

Plinkityplonk Fri 19-Oct-12 20:38:40

Love it!

RSVPentathlon Fri 19-Oct-12 20:55:18

Looks great!

Northernexile Fri 19-Oct-12 20:57:48

Love it! envy

Curtsey Fri 19-Oct-12 21:19:19

I love it. I love a little dash of weird.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 19-Oct-12 21:24:40

It doesn't look like £203 worth TBH. (Reminds me of the dodgy scarab beetle jewellery in Egypt that the shop/stall keepers kept trying to foist onto sell us )

crazybutterflylady Sat 20-Oct-12 06:45:54

Very Mary Portas!

issimma Sat 20-Oct-12 07:37:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mosman Sat 20-Oct-12 07:57:47

I would think you were a bit too out there for mr to trust to consult with me but some people might like a quirky edge. I think with clients you want to be as inoffensive as possible to apeal to as many pepole as possible.

AmberNectarine Sat 20-Oct-12 08:47:59

I disagree. I would instinctively have no faith in a stylist who showed no personality and just wore bland inoffensive clothing. What would she be able to do for me if she didn't even have a keen idea of her own style. That necklace is perfect for you hopefully - will look nice with your new ring ;)

Curtsey Sat 20-Oct-12 13:52:40

I'd be gutted if I hired a stylist and she showed up in something dull and inoffensive! Would much prefer to see evidence of a creative, individualistic approach to dressing. I'd want to be inspired smile

Mosman Sat 20-Oct-12 15:49:27

Where as I would head for the door

Hopefully Sat 20-Oct-12 18:27:32

It's a difficult balance to strike - my natural style is a bit more dramatic than some people can take, but then I can't tone it down into nothing, or I would have no style left! I haven't had anyone too visibly alarmed yet grin

shopafrolic Sat 20-Oct-12 20:06:51

Necklace is great Hopefully the woman who did my colours dressed very blandly (sp) but my stylist who took me for my shopping day was much more adventurous and I felt as though she would push me to be a little more adventurous as a result (and she did)
Nothing to be alarmed at at all!

AmberNectarine Sat 20-Oct-12 20:44:23

You have lovely style hopefully, don't go changin'

Mosman Sun 21-Oct-12 00:42:57

You dont have to to d it down to nothing, most people wouldn't wear that nckless to the office. Buy it but don't wear it for work.

whiteandyelloworchid Sun 21-Oct-12 01:02:28

Love the necklace but it it.costs twenty.quid.not two hundred

EnidMary Sun 21-Oct-12 01:20:03

I was expecting it to be a real beetle set in resin. It's actually ok, and I had to squint to make out the beetle.

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