So, as some of you know, I recently hit the #TEDxWoodinville stage in October.
While the video hasn't gone live yet, what's interesting is the feedback I've received from men in the audience. Why is that interesting, you ask? Well, the topic of my talk was the power of a bra.
Here's one example of the feedback I received: "Kim spoke about how a power bra can be a powerful step to rebuilding confidence when a woman feels defeated by life. I’m a man, and I still connected deeply with the message she conveyed."
One of my favorite #TEDxWoodinville shout outs came from my friend and fellow speaker, Angelo Lumpkin, who came out on stage and announced that he was wearing his power boxers. To which I said, "YASSSSSSS!"
That is the power of style. It's not about how you look or how other people perceive you. It's about how you FEEL and how you communicate who you are to the world.
Because style is about who you are as a unique individual and how you communicate that to the world, true style transcends cultural boundaries, "rules" and limitations. And that's why the principles I teach--whether talking about bras, or boxers--resonates with both men and women. As happened in a recent podcast I was invited on. The original intent was to discuss personal development. However, when the host, Robert Alexander Doran, found out I was a Life Stylist, he said wait--let's start recording.
What ensued was a powerful conversation about the difference between men of fashion and men of style, and how the world needs men (and women) to show up more authentically and powerfully as they unlock their IT factor and embrace their signature soul style. If you want to hear more, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9iFEWUA5pY.
Men of fashion may get attention, but, in my humble opinion, men of style shape the world.
*Fairy godmother wand drop*