Carpe Diem’s philosophy is exactly what the Latin word translates to in English – seize the day. Through image consulting, interior decorating and event planning services, Carpe Diem aims to inspire and motivate through taking careful time and consideration into getting to know their clients. The core belief is not to force clients into being someone they are not. Carpe Diem targets middle-class women and men of all ages who have fallen into a redundant life cycle at home and have started to lack a general sense of motivation. Carpe Diem’s goal is to break that cycle and bring inspiration back into their lives through a positive change or even an uplifting event. Carpe Diem strongly believes that self-fulfilment is essential to happiness without fault. Busy lives can prevent people from making time for their selves. This is why Carpe Diem also offers online Skype consultations and Face Time communication for accessible services. Part of the mission is to volunteer services to young teens who struggle with depression and self-confidence. Carpe Diem aims to donate 5% from annual profit to Kids Help Phone to help in this matter. Carpe Diem truly believes that helping teens through high school is important as that is a common age for depression to go unnoticed.
Kavitha DesChamp - Director of Coordinating and Consulting
Carpe Diem was Kavitha's way of seizing her opportunity.
She believes image consulting is about realizing your potential and getting inspired again. Many people don't realize how much their personal or home image effects the way they behave. If you are not confident in how you or your home looks then that will show in the way you walk, talk and even work. Her educational background comes from an extensive fashion education through the Academy of Design - Fashion Merchandising and Marketing program. Not only was she professionally trained at the Academy for Image Consulting, but she is also well versed in Psychology of Fashion, Colour Theory, Trend Forecasting, Professional Communication, Textiles and much more. Her strong business acumen was developed through her business degree as well as various professional retail office positions over a number of years.
Event planning is a thrill for Kavitha. She is such an organized person and loves to plan. She understands every step of an event very well and records every detail so nothing goes unnoticed. With years of experience in event planning and people pleasing she is able to take the simplest of ideas and bring it to life in the most extraordinary ways. Where it comes to events for marketing and promotion, she believes the best way to gain attraction is to provide the most out of the box experience. Through the Academy of Design she was trained in Event Planning, Publicity and Promotions, Marketing, Digital Design and Social Media which all work hand in depending on how small or large the event.
"There is no better feeling than the rush of planning an event and seeing it come to life. Witnessing the joy that it can put into someone's life is an incredible experience that I absolutely love" - Kavitha
Sandan Srikandarajah - Coordinating and Consulting Assistant
Growing up Sandan struggled to find an outlet in which to truly express his individual sense of style. Fashion not only gave him that opportunity, but has also given him the means in which to showcase his creativity. Drawn in through the glamorous and extravagant exteriors of Image Consulting and Event Planning, Sandan has always loved helping others find themselves through their own personal sense of style.
"The Carpe Diem teams’ adaptability and openness has allowed them to cater to a wide range of clientele and their specific needs. Their passions for the industry have driven them to continuously strive within the realm of Fashion, and Events" - Sandan