At Peerless Etiquette we want to inspire young ladies and young men to live a life of civility and kindness wherever they go. We want our young people to know that etiquette and proper behavior is cool, that there is power in poise and that opens doors of opportunity and helps forge more meaningful relationships. We caught up with Gabrielle Timothy a nurse who cares for others, and a brand model whose career is built on poise, to ask her a few questions. Hopefully her answers to our questions will inspire you in some way.
Who is someone (living or dead) that you feel embodies/embodied outstanding etiquette ?
My Aunt, Jacqueline Nelson.
Yes, the person who embodies outstanding etiquette can be in your own family or community.
What skills or attributes must come naturally, or be inherent to a woman ?
Grace, confidence and intelligence.
What is one thing you learned later in life, that you wish you were taught sooner?
You aren't missing out on anything or anyone. Follow your journey and be teachable along the way. Have faith that your good comes along with a purposeful life.
Finish the statement; In today's modern world it is important to...
Stay in touch with your own personal goals and try not to get distracted.
What is the best etiquette advice you have ever received?
Have confidence. Find a mentor.
Do you think today’s woman is concerned enough with, or prioritizing learning etiquette and social graces appropriately?
Unfortunately no, but they should prioritize learning etiquette properly. Women are more concerned with the social aspect, being popular rather than grace or etiquette. I think every young lady should make it their business to learn proper etiquette and take it seriously, it's a life skill that never goes out of style.
Do you believe there is power in femininity? If so why?
You never know who is looking. Be an example. You can be strong and soft. That is the beauty of femininity.
Share one beauty secret and one style tip with us that works for you.
Listen to your body, and communicate how you're feeling to your parent, guardian or mentor.
Stay Hydrated and drink lots of water rather that beverages packed with sugar.
Never underestimate the power speaking and thinking positively.
How does etiquette influence confidence?
It begins with a mental commitment to being the best you can be. Once you take the action to carry yourself in a certain manner it is showing others how you want to be treated as well. You will feel more confident if you are preparing yourself to be more confident in your actions.
Please share with us your favorite quote.
Everyday is a new chance and a new opportunity at life.
What is one vintage rule of etiquette or decorum that young women can benefit from today?
Dress the part. It may sound simple, but women of the past dressed up for an occasion. They carried themselves in a elegant manner that demanded respect respectfully.