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AMAS: Kenya Vol. 2

In this travel vlog, we get to explore the Kenyan countryside while learning fun facts from Maasai Development founder Jan Latsha. Along the way, you will also get to tour Maxwell Academy where we will meet some old friends from the past. Until next time. 

Special Thanks to Ollie Quinn.  - 10% off with Code OQrichard. 

Special Thanks to Sharply and Maasai Development Project

Networking: The Social Club

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Networking is a structured plan to get to know people who will do business with you or introduce you to those who will. Typically, ineffective networkers attend several networking groups but talk to the same friend's each time. Obviously, this behavior defeats the entire purpose of networking. Knowing this Laidback Allure in conjunction with The Cloud Room created The Social Club. A gathering where creatives, influencers and business entrepreneurs can converse over drinks and good music.

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Remember networking is inclusive, not exclusive. After learning people's names, don't be afraid to add those wallflowers standing on the fringes to your conversation. This practice allows you to seamlessly move in and out of conversations while being a connector. AMAS also suggests you use your wardrobe to your advantage as comfort starts with appearance. A simple rule is to always dress one level better than the suggested dress code. Lastly be an active listener. Listening makes one captivating and will inspire you to ask smarter questions. Consider what we think about speech, "Talk is cheap", "That's mere rhetoric", "Silence is golden". People don't value listeners because they will respond with answers. We value the people who care to listen. 

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Standout: With Your Wardrobe

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The first thing to plan for is your first impression. Whether it's winning a job or a date, a key to success is making the other person comfortable. Comfort starts with your appearance. Yet there are subtle ways to be distinct. With the right use of color, patterns, and accessories one can command attention without saying a word. This power will now put you in a position of influence. 

 

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Color.

Colors bring about an emotional response in each of us. They stimulate emotions and feelings subconsciously. There are several factors to consider when wearing color: the color of your hair, your skin tone, and your eye colors are some of the most important ones. When incorporating color also consider what some colors symbolize. It is no surprise that the business color blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, and wisdom. 

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Patterns.

Like color, patterns must match the rest of the outfit, suit the occasion and be flattering on you. During Fall and Winter, we suggest adding some Plaid or Houndstooth to your wardrobe to make a statement. In the Spring and Summer Seersucker and Gingham are your game changers. Patterns not only set you apart aesthetically, but many times they add texture to your outfit.  

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Accessories. 

Even in the most conservative environments accessories are your gateway to individuality. When used correctly these pieces will be conversations starters. Yes, ties and socks are the standard. Beyond that consider infusing your wardrobe with pocket squares, tie bars, and the less popular collar bars. In addition, frames can also be used as a practical form of self-expression. Remember the purpose of accessories are to pull everything together unless your outfit is muted make sure they don't speak to loud.

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Life is too short to wear boring cloths.
Carly Cushnie

Special Thanks: 

Partner: Ollie Quinn save 10% with the promo code: OQRichard 

Menswear Creative: Endurance Nweke  IG: curatorfcool

Photographer: Karya Schanilec IG: karyaschanilec.photography

Location: The Cloud Room