by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue September 2012
When you open a pack of skittles, which is the first one you pick? The red of course! It's everyones favourite flavour, but there's also another reason you may be more attracted to the red...
Red is the most bold colour, and the most memorable. It automatically catches our eye and without our knowing sends alerting signals to the brain. It increases heart rate, and captures our attention as exciting!
Red is the primary colour used in advertising. I conducted my own little experiment on instagram this week. I posted the same picture with the same discription and tags at the same time, one had a white background and one had red. Within five minutes the red had already got quite a hit while no one had even touched the other, by the end of the day red was by far the winner, it had over twice as many likes and comments. Red sells, people are attracted to it at first sight. Which brings me to my next point first impressions. According to psychologicalscience.org a person only has one tenth of a second to make a first impression! And no matter how nice you are on the inside, people are going to see your appearance before they get to know you.
So how can YOU stop being the chipped green skittle at the bottom of the bag and start being a tastey red one - everyones favourite, the first pick?
Job interviews are the hardest thing to dress for, you don't want to dress like the Mad Hatter but you definitely don't want to be like Charles Kingsleigh - who's that? Exactly.
Here is my advice. Wear red. Simple and sweet.
Most people are afraid to wear red on thier first interview as coming accross too bold. However thats exactly what you want. An employer is looking for a person with stong qualities, leadership, decisiveness and confidence. Thats exactly what the colour red enforces.
Depending on your type of job ofcourse it's up to you to decide whats approprite attire, however there is always room to wear red. Below are some outfit ideas to boost your chances of being remembered by your potential boss.
Three Professional Red looks
Remember - human brains notice and remember more of what they see instead of simple information like what your name is, your age or your favourite food. Your employer may have interviewed fifty people that day - so make sure out of all the skittles they remember the 'lady in red.'
Meet Taylah Austin the creative wonder behind the lens at Room Riot photography. A wonderful new photographer that focuses her work on human beauty and captures the most vital moments. Situated on the Gold Coast, her surroundings give great opportunities for creative inspiration and fabulous photo moments. Below are some captured pieces of art from her latest shoot Powder.
"Room Riot prides themselves for their creativity and innovation. Taylah (Owner/Photographer) wanted to take flour photography and contrast the images into abstract and unconventional images through subject & lighting."
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