"I can’t wait to wear this to an interview.” Tylor H - Styling Boutique Client

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“I’ve never gone shopping for a suit before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I learned a lot about making sure an outfit works with different lengths and proportions. Knowing that, once the stylist figured out my size, I pretty much walked straight into the suit I’m going home in. I prefer darker colours, so I think the shirt and tie fit in with the whole look."

"I can’t wait to wear this to an interview.”

Tylor is applying for for work in retail.

His jacket came from a collection donated at Brookside Shopping Centre.

His trousers and tie came from a collection donated at Toowong Village Shopping Centre.

His shirt came from a collection donated at Watpac.

Sip n Shop at Eve's on the River raised enough to support 2 clients

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Thanks for all those who joined us last Friday night for our Sip & Shop on the River.

Eve's on the River sponsored a glass of bubbles for all the attendees

Our Social Enterprise Manager Kylie hand selected a few designer items as a teaser for our Annual Bubbles and Beauties event to be held in September

Thankyou to the ladies and gentlemen who attended to show their support of our work in helping unemployed men and women overcome the barriers to employment.


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The event raised enough to support two unemployed clients

Those that attended donated nearly $500 which will enable us to change the lives of 2 clients and provide a

  • Fresh Start Wardrobe (dress and style a client for interview/employment)
  • Transformational Bundle (Professional clothing, career support, employability skills, training and coaching

WOW What a Surprise

One of the attendees also anonymously donated a further $500 !!! which will even further assist our clients.

 

Next Sip & Shop Event

Our next Sip & Shop event is on Thursday 5th July 5.30pm at Fortitude Valley. Get your tickets here and bring a friend.

If you want to donate to support a client visit our web page get involved

 

We are finalists for the Telstra Business Awards again this year.

We are very pleased and excited to share that we are finalists in the Telstra Business Awards again this year!

We are one of 6 finalists in the Social Change Maker category for QLD.

Thankyou to everyone who has supported us throughout the years and continues to support us going forward. You are helping us make a huge difference in our clients lives and on their journey to secure lasting employment.

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"I had so much fun! I can’t stop smiling." - Madison, Styling Boutique Client

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“I had so much fun! I can’t stop smiling. My stylist (Maree) was so easy to work with even though I must have insisted on trying a million things! I love this classic black and white look because I just feel really comfortable but stylish at the same time. The jewellery just fits in with the look so well, too. As soon as I saw this combination in the mirror, I could easily picture myself making a good first impression at an interview. I’m so motivated that I can’t wait to come back here and get some more clothes once I get a job.”


Madison is currently applying for administration roles.
 

Her skirt came from a collection donated by Brookside Shopping Centre.
Her jacket was from a collection donated by EY (Ernst & Young).
Her shoes were from a collection donated by Toowong Village Shopping Centre.

The Power of 8 event sponsored by WORK180 and BOQ

A huge thank you to Jéromine Alpe, WORK180 and Bank of Queensland who presented The Power of 8 event on Tuesday 22nd May.

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Our Stylist Mia Hastings, presented a client journey and spoke about what impact styling our clients has on their self esteem.

What an amazing event with all proceeds from ticket sales going towards our women's program Dress for Success to help empower women into the workforce.

Every day we assist women back into the workforce by providing them with appropriate interview and work clothing and improving their self esteem.

The session shared unique insights, strategies and skills to increase self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem for inclusion and peak performance.

The presenter for this series was Jéromine Alpe, whose career spans over 25 years, as Founder, CEO, HR Director, Executive Coach and Business Mentor. Jéromine uses her experience and expertise as a catalyst to empower female excellence for gender equity, inclusion, diversity, happiness and peak performance.

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"I feel amazing about wearing this to an interview." - Feedback from Purvi, Styling Boutique Client

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“The first thing the stylist (Dala) asked me was what my favourite colour was to wear. I told her that I really like to wear red and she immediately started building an outfit off of that one thing. I learned from Dala that matching red with black and white really suits me. I felt really special because Dala wasn’t just giving me things to put on – She was asking me what lengths and patterns I like too which made me feel like she was listening to what I wanted. She never forced anything on me and as a result, the final outfit came together really easily. The handbag was the final piece and just brought everything together really nicely. I feel amazing about wearing this to an interview.”


Purvi is currently applying for administration roles.

Her dress and handbag came from a collection donated by Toowong Village Shopping Centre.
Her jacket was from a collection donated by Ernst & Young.
Her shoes were from a collection donated by Brookside Shopping Centre.

If you are applying for a job and have nothing appropriate to wear book in for a styling session now, contact info@suitedtosuccess.org

Another successful skilled volunteering day with CUA

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After a successful session earlier this year, We recently had another skilled volunteering day with the team from CUA.

We had a very productive day discussing marketing, communications and events. Plenty of exciting things in the works so keep your eyes peeled over the next few months!

Huge thankyou to the CUA team for all of their help, We look forward to having you all back again!

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Free Development Network Session – BOUNDLESS HEALTH with Anne Noonan

Join us this Saturday 2nd June, friends and family are welcome ! 

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We are delighted to welcome Anne Noonan as our guest speaker on the topic of Boundless Health!

Anne Noonan, Health Coach and Yoga instructor will share a few tips on diet myths - what works what doesn’t to maintain a healthy weight, feel good all the time and have boundless energy.  She’ll also get you up and moving. You’ll learn a few easy moves to de-stress, release tension and improve sleep so wear something comfortable.

 

Where: Suited to Success. 47 Anderson St, Fortitude Valley

When: Saturday 2nd June

10:15 - 10:30 am:  Morning Tea and Networking

10:30 am - 12 pm: Development Network - Interactive guest speaker presentation

Please RSVP to DN@suitedtosuccess.org   Or Register Online

It should be an amazing session so we look forward to seeing you all there ! 

Mothers Night Soiree fundraiser a success!

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Mother's Night Soiree on Friday. The event was held at the Taylor King Gallery in Newstead by Career Smart Mums to benefit Suited to Success and Share the Dignity.

Over $2000 was raised which will be shared between us and Share the Dignity along with other items donated to both charities.

If you would like to hold a fundraising event, feel free to contact us.

Kingston Styling Boutiques Open Day May 2018

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yourtown and Suited to Success have collaborated to give clients access to a styling boutique. If you missed the Open Day on Friday 11th May contact us for all the details and to organise a tour.

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Referral Agencies and local community organisations can now refer clients to the women's and men's boutique located at Kingston.

If you would like to be a referral partner or find out how to refer clients to the Kingston boutiques contact us here

Violet 'couldn't wipe the smile off her face'

Good luck Violet in securing a Retail position. You certainly will make a great first impressions !

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“I’ve wanted to go and hand my resume in to retail stores, but I just haven’t had the kind of clothes to wear that will get anyone to take me seriously. It just made me so self-conscious.

When I booked an appointment at Suited to Success, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought it would be just a big op-shop but when I saw the boutique, I couldn’t believe the number of options.

Some things still had the original tag on them! 

The stylist (Janelle) was really friendly and gave me great advice about using block colours to help me stand out in a good way. As soon as I saw myself wearing this in the mirror, I just felt so confident; I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Now, I can’t wait to pound the pavement.”

If you are applying for a job and have nothing appropriate to wear book in for a styling session now, contact info@suitedtosuccess.org