Working from home is now a long-term reality for many people, owing to the global pandemic. There are many advantages to working from home, which include the time saved from travelling to office and back, the ability to spread out a day’s tasks as per personal convenience, and the opportunity to work while wearing comfortable home clothes. However, for online meetings, it is important to maintain decorum and dress professionally, as you would for a regular meeting in office.
Last week, we covered some basic tips for professional yet subtle makeup applications for Zoom calls, webinars and workshops. In today’s post, we will discuss the basic items for dressing up professionally while staying comfortable.
1.DITCH THE SUITS AND TIES
Though it is indeed important to look professional, working from home gives you the leeway to do away with your formal suits and ties. Even the Delhi High Court has dispensed with black coats for lawyers, when they appear in front of judges to argue cases online. This move will save you some dry-cleaning money and allow you to stay comfortable at home.
2. SHIRTS AND SIMPLE ETHNIC WEAR WORK BEST
Though you can skip the outward layer of professional clothing, it is advisable to wear professional basics like collared shirts and simple ethnic wear, including salwar kameez, kurtis or cotton saris. These silhouettes can be worn for work meetings as well as for performing household chores.
3. WEAR LOOSE AND COMFORTABLE BOTTOMS
The best part of online meetings is that the bottoms are not usually visible. Hence, even if you are dressed professionally on top, you can wear loose and comfortable bottoms. If the bottoms do not match the top you are wearing, make sure not to stand in the middle of the meeting, or turn off the video if you need to get up.
4. TRY NOT TO WEAR PYJAMAS
Even if you are sorely tempted to live in your pyjamas all day, I highly recommend changing your clothes for meetings. Invest in 2-3 black track pants, leggings or similar items of clothing that could pass off as being formal, even if they are not. It will ensure that no fashion faux pas is made by showing your printed pyjamas during a formal meeting. This simple act also forces you to mentally change gears and focus on your professional tasks as opposed to the ‘lounging-at-home’ mindset.
5. SIMPLE & ELEGANT JEWELLERY WORKS WELL
Choose a pair of dainty earrings to compliment your look. Pearl studs, small diamonds and basic metallic hoops work well with any outfit. You can also pair them with an elegant yet unobtrusive necklace to make it look like you put in a lot of effort, even if in reality, you did not.
6. SELECT SUBTLE PATTERNS OR PLEASING COLOURS
Another way to make a statement, is to be mindful of the patterns and colours you choose to wear. A patterned shirt or top of any kind will grab attention in a multi-person call.It may also help you to speak up confidently if you struggle with having your voice heard during busy online sessions. If you are not keen on wearing patterns, then choose a bold colour that is pleasing to the eyes. It is sure to have the same effect as a patterned shirt.
7. CHOOSE A WELL-LIT AREA IN YOUR HOME
The place where you conduct your meetings is as important as your physical appearance. Make sure you sit in a well-lit area of your house and face natural light for the best effect. If your meeting is in the evening or at night, make sure it takes place in a well-lit room. Ensure the disturbances are minimised by turning off noisy appliances, and sit in front of a neutral background such as a plain wall or a shelf of books.
These simple and easy to follow tips will allow you to make a strong impact in any meeting with your colleagues or fellow Zoom call or webinar attendees, while also ensuring that you stay comfortable and relaxed at home.
The writer is a lawyer who pens lifestyle articles on her successful blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be found on Instagram @nooranandchawla.
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Drishyam Films unveiled the ‘SIYA’ teaser
Drishyam Films on Wednesday unveiled the teaser of their upcoming movie ‘SIYA’.
Taking to Instagram, Drishyam Films dropped and trailer and said, “Will she get justice? Watch #Siya’s story unfolds on 16.09.2022. #SearchForJustice.”
“SIYA isn’t just a film but a movement. It’s a voice that will resonate with victims who’ve endured unimaginable emotional, physical, and mental pain. While the film is based out of the heartland of India, much like most of our films, it speaks to a global audience,” film director Manish Mundra said.
Meanwhile, the movie ‘SIYA’ stars Pooja Pandey and Vineet Kumar Singh and will be seen in new avatars.
Earlier actor Vineet said, “It takes a great deal of skill to walk the fine line between entertainment and impactful messaging. Drishyam Films takes a leap of faith here and aims to do just that with SIYA. The film is power-packed, hard-hitting, and one that commands your attention.”
“As a woman, this narrative to me felt like an important one. It’s a story that deserves to be told and one that echoes the sentiments of countless victims,” Pooja said.
Moreover, the movie ‘SIYA’ evolves around the story of a small-town girl who is against all odds. The girls fight for justice and start a movement against the vicious patriarchal system.
However, the movie ‘SIYA’ is produced by Drishyam Films and is scheduled to release on 16 September 2022.
Raju Srivastav’s health deteriorating, still on ventilator
The condition of comedian Raju Srivastava, who is still unconscious and on life support in the ICU, is reportedly critical.
Raju Srivastava’s condition has got worse, according to the doctors, and he is still in a serious condition.
He was stated to be reacting well, showing a modest improvement in his health, and showing some signs of being able to move his bodily parts.
On August 10, the 58-year-old well-known comedian underwent a cardiac arrest and was subsequently admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi.
According to reports, he was complaining of chest problems while running on the treadmill. On the same day, he had also had an anangioplast.
On Friday, Raju Srivastava’s family released a statement claiming that he is in stable condition and pleading with his followers to disregard rumours and false information concerning his health.
Hailey Bieber talks about the challanges of married life amid health struggles
It has been four years since Hailey Bieber’s marriage to Justin Bieber, but she claims marriage is challenging.
The creator of “Rhode,” who was just 21 years old when she wed the singer of “Yummy,” opens up about their successes and setbacks in a cover story for Harper’s BAZAAR’s September ICONS issue.
She stated in a magzine, “I just think life is changing all the time… I think a perfect example of that is that over the last six months, both of us have gone through very serious health issues. You have to figure out how to deal with this s—t as it comes, you know? There’s a reason they say ‘for better or for worse.’
The now 25-year-old is referring to the fact that her husband’s face was partially paralysed as a result of being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome earlier this year. Hailey had a little blood clot in her brain months before, which affected her speech.
According to reports, Hailey claims that despite their turbulent relationship last year, she and Justin worked hard to make it work.
“He’s still the person that I want to be rushing back to,” she explained. “I might fly somewhere and go do a job, but I can’t wait to come back and hang out. And I feel like that’s because of the effort that’s been put in on both sides.”
For the uninitiated, the adored couple had dated for a brief period from December 2015 to January 2016 before breaking up. They later reconciled in June 2018 after Justin ended his relationship with singer Selena Gomez, his longtime girlfriend.
Hailey and Justin announced their engagement in July 2018 and their marriage in November 2018. In front of their family and friends, they exchanged vows in 2019.
Former VP Venkaiah Naidu praises movie ‘Sita Raman’, calls it a must-watch movie
Former Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu praised the movie ‘Sita Raman’ and called it a must-watch movie for everyone.
“Watched the movie “Sitaram”. With the coordination of the actors and the technical departments, a beautiful scene has unfolded. Unlike a simple love story, with a heroic soldier background added to it, this film unleashes a range of emotions and is a must-watch for everyone,” Naidu tweeted.
Naidu further said, “Seetharam” gave me the feeling of watching a good movie after a long time. Congratulations to the film team including Director Mr. Hanu Raghavapudi, Producer Mr. Ashwinidat, and Swapna Movie Makers for discovering the beauty of nature that is soothing to the eyes without the sounds of war.”
The movie stars Dulquer Salmaan, Rashmika Mandanna, and Mrunal Thakur and is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. The movie was released on 5 August 2022.
Thanking Former Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu Dulquer tweeted, “Heartfelt gratitude sir!!!” Meanwhile, movie actress Mrunal wrote, “Thank you so much Sir” and Director also replied and said, “Thank you very much, sir.”
Moreover, the movie ‘Sita Raman’ is a period love story film, set in the 1960s. The movie evolves the journey of Lieutenant Ram who sets on a journey to find his love Sita Mahalakshmi.
Actor Shefali Shah tests positive for COVID-19 on 17 August
Bollywood actor Shefali Shah has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Recently Shah was seen in the movie ‘Darlings’ along with Gangubai actor Alia Bhatt.
Taking to Instagram Shefali said, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I am following all safety products under home quarantine. I am following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors. Requesting everyone who came in contact with me to get tested immediately too.”
Meanwhile, several fans and well-wishers flooded the social media post’s comment section and wished her a speedy recovery. Actors like Achint Kaur, Saba Pataudi, and Gurpreet Kaur Chadha also wished speedy recovery messages.
Moreover, Shefali will be next seen in ‘Delhi Crime Season 2’ which will release on Netflix on 28 August. However, ‘Doctor G’ will release on 3 December.
‘Shameful that atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits continue today’, says Anupam Kher
Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Tuesday condemned the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit by a terrorist in the Kashmir Valley.
“Shameful that atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits continue today. They’re killing even their own people. They are killing everyone who stands with India. This has been happening for the past 30 years. The more you condemn it, the less it’s. We’ll have to change the mindset,” Kher said.
Earlier on Tuesday, a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists. In the Chotipara area, the incident took place.
Meanwhile, the deceased have been identified as Sunil Kumar Bhar and his brother Pintu who sustained injuries.
The areas have been cordoned and the injured person has been shifted to the hospital.
Moreover in June 2022, a bank manager named Vijay Kumar has shot dead and on 31 May a female Hindu teacher, Rajni Bala was shot dead by terrorists in the Kulgam district.
However, Anupam Kher a Kashmiri Pandit starred in this year’s hit movie ‘The Kashmir Files’. The movie showed the life of Kashmiri Pandits during the 1990 Kashmir insurgency.
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