Friday, 25 April 2014

Miracle dress under £50?!

Good housekeeping magazine is one of my favourites, they never fail to provide good reading and inspiration from cover to cover. Of course I'm an avid fan of their fashion and style features too, particularly this one where they try and test the best dresses to give you shape and style: the miracle dress! 

I'm often encouraging clients to read features like this, specifically since this one proves you don't always have to buy designer for great quality and style and you can look good whatever your shape or size 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Spring Fashion Fix 2014 @TheOracle Reading

Last week at popular shopping centre: The Oracle in Reading I joined a great event called the Spring Fashion Fix as a Colour Consultant with a great team of stylists, models, make-up artists and more. One day only produced an array of colour consultations, style solutions, a mini fashion show, make-overs and massage. All for free to shoppers of the centre, I'm delighted to have made a difference to their day!

One lovely client 'Clare' said "I find it fascinating that you know so much about colour and can tell what suits me. I've never seen it before but you've showed me how. You've made a real difference to the way I feel about my clothes. Thank you for taking the time to give me that confidence"

And for just a few lovely words by just spending a few minutes with someone really makes my job very enjoyable. I'm always telling friends, clients and colleagues that I don't do this for the money, and it's true. I'm proud to say that I have a job I thoroughly enjoy and for as long as I bring happiness to peoples wardrobes and increase their confidence I will always love my what I do and would do it free of charge if someone pays the bills!

Spring Fashion Fix at The Oracle, Reading

Monday, 21 April 2014

Fashion & Interiors: When two worlds collide

Being a fashion & interior stylist, quite often I like to bring the two together. This month Bath Chronicle's weekend magazine published a feature I've written about the two. 

Read it online by clicking the link below (April 10th edition) page 18/19 and let me know your thoughts

Friday, 4 April 2014

Inspiring stories: Weight loss, looking good & feeling fabulous

Before meeting and styling a client, it is understandable to consider that they may not be the most confident of people, it's possible they will take a substantial amount of time to come 'out of their shell' to discuss their wardrobe and body confidence issues with someone they barely know. This is not uncommon, something I'm familiar with and understand how to make my clients feel at ease in an instant. This is no TV program, there are no gimmicks, I'm dealing with real women who need help.

Having recently taken part in a fashion shoot for weight loss program Lighter Life, this is no different. I had the pleasure to meet a lovely lady: Angela Watson who was far from shy, since her newly found body confidence came from losing a staggering 8.5 stone in just 8 months!

Angela realised she needed to get to grips with her weight for health and confidence reasons. 
We met one afternoon to shop for her shoot outfits, with her newly discovered body confidence it's a breath of fresh air to be part of this increase in her self esteem and so rewarding to see how just a few of the right items can make such a big difference to the way someone can feel. 

Having shopped for many an outfit, Angela was more than happy to take part in the shoot, you know you've done a good job when you see your client smile like this!!

This feature can be see in the latest Lighter Life magazine. 
For more information on the Lighter Life diet: