Putting your best self forward

Salads should not be cut with a knife but rolled nicely before using a fork to eat it.

This was one of the useful lessons learnt by participants in a Dining Etiquette session at the Star Learning Skills 2008 Image Power Grooming Workshop at Carcosa Seri Negara recently.

The workshop was held as part of MCA’s Lifelong Learning Campaign.

One hundred participants comprising mostly women took part in the one-day workshop organised with the co-operation of Carcosa Seri Negara, Estee Lauder, Robinsons & Co Sdn Bhd, Wella and Summer’s Eve.

Among the speakers were Gillian Hung who spoke on first impression, Datin Norma Norell (etiquette, poise and posture), Caroline Filtzinger (dining etiquette), Wendy Lee (colours and managing one’s wardrobe) and Audrey Ang and Chris Chan on face confidence.

During tea break, a fashion show by Robinsons’ stylist Rebecca Fang featuring 24 international outfits was the highlight.

Taking note: Filtzinger (third from left) with some of the participants at the grooming workshop.

The collection featured cock­tail dresses, casual and career wears. The was also a lucky draw that offered attractive prizes.

The Star’s marketing manager Iris Tan presented three Britain-made Radley leather handbags, Poppies worth RM1,150, Tiree (RM910) and Cupcakes (RM510) to the lucky draw winners.

Earlier, the participants received goodie bags consisting of products from Estee Lauder, Wella professionals, Summer’s Eve and Robinsons worth RM200.

Carcosa Seri Negara gave away English Tea voucher for two while Robinsons gave RM50 discount voucher.

The participants were also awarded with a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

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