At Peerless Etiquette we have an initiative inspire youth to live a life of civility and kindness wherever they go, but it all begins with you. We want our young people to know that etiquette and proper behavior is cool, that there is power in poise that opens doors of opportunity to help forge more meaningful relationships. We caught up with Commercial Model, Paraprofessional ESE, and Nursing Student, Sarah to ask her a few questions. Hopefully her answers to our questions will inspire you in some way. At Peerless Etiquette we see etiquette and civility as a lifestyle, we are always looking for dynamic individuals to leave positive footprints for our youth and others to follow.
Who is someone (living or dead) that you feel embodies/embodied outstanding etiquette ?
My Grandmother. She was always big on etiquette. I remember watching her write thank you notes to members of her church congregation.
What skills or attributes must come naturally, or be inherent to a woman ?
I think that charm is an important skill that when utilized properly can get you very far in a wide variety of settings.
What is one thing you learned later in life, that you wish you were taught sooner?
Not everyone will like you and that is ok...
Finish the statement; In today's modern world it is important to...
Listen more than you speak.
What is the best etiquette advice you have ever received?
Always send handwritten thank you notes promptly after receiving a gift or interview. It leaves a lasting impression. ( Thanks Grandma)
Do you think today’s woman is concerned enough with, or prioritizing learning etiquette and social graces appropriately?
No. I think that much of our communication is now digital and proper etiquette is not being taught to our youth.
Do you believe there is power in femininity? If so why?
Absolutely. I am naturally very feminine and it something that people first notice about me. Some find it charming, some may find it comforting but it is most important that you are true to yourself and find your own unique femininity. Femininity does not always mean dainty or soft; it is so diverse which is what makes it so powerful.
Share one beauty secret and one style tip with us that works for you.
I gently exfoliate my skin every night from head to toe. It helps my skincare products to penetrate and work more effectively. It will also give you an amazing glow.
How does etiquette influence confidence?
When you can walk into a situation and know exactly what is expected of you it is more likely that you will be relaxed and authentically you.
Please share with us your favorite quote.
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” -Rumi
What is one vintage rule of etiquette or decorum that young women can benefit from today?
Punctuality should always be observed. Opportunities can be easily lost by someone showing up late or not showing up at all.
Share the name of a book, and author that you believe will inspire a young lady to become a better version of herself...(no limit to the amount of books you list)
Becoming by Michelle Obama, any and all poetry by Rupi Kaur