Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Do you dream of having a carefully edited wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in?   If the reality is that: Your wardrobe is a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time. ...
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New Year, New You!

Would you like to feel happy and confident about your appearance? Are you stuck in a bit of a style rut? Bored with your clothes? Feeling pretty much invisible? The New Year is a great time to make changes and herald a new, more confident, you. Whereas most New Year's resolutions tend involve diet, exercise and abstinence - all very admirable but (if you're anything like ...
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Creating A Column of Colour to Look Taller and Slimmer

We stylists often extoll the virtues of dressing in such a way as to create a "column of colour". This is because it’s one of the easiest ways to look taller and slimmer - and let’s face it, most of us would like to be one of, if not both, of those! Monchromatic column of colour In its purest form a column of colour is created by wearing a single colour from top-to-toe. This ...
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What to Wear “Out-Out” this Festive Season

women at a party
The festive season is almost upon us and, after last year’s restrictions, I think many of us are in the mood to party. Certainly, there’s been a shift of focus within the fashion world from stay-at- home lounge wear to more glamorous “out-out" wear. So what will you be wearing for Christmas and New Year parties? How much you relish the opportunity to  put on a bit of ...
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Fab At Fifty & Beyond

  Style and  beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman well into her fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubious fashion choices, we grown-ups need to dress with a little more care. Fortunately we have good sense and experience ...
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What to Wear this Autumn-Winter

This month’s blog was originally going to be an in-depth look at the key trends for Autumn-Winter, but then I got to thinking about what really interests the women I work with; looking and feeling good, rather than slavishly following fashion. Of course, they want to look current but they’re less interested in what’s “in” for a particular season and more interested in what work...
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What I Wore on Holiday

I have just returned from a wonderful ten day holiday in beautiful Croatia.  Given the pandemic, this was the first time I have had to pack for a proper holiday in quite some time! I have previously run workshops on how to pack for a holiday within cabin luggage allowance, so I am pretty good at putting together a very limited capsule holiday wardrobe. This time around thoug...
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Fab At Fifty & Beyond

Emerge from lockdown with style and confidence! Style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman well into her fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubious fashion choices, we grown-ups need to dress with a little more care. Fortunatel...
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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Do you dream of having a carefully edited wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in? Is this the reality?: Your wardrobe is a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time. If so, don’t...
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Dressing For Your Proportions

I think that most of us appreciate that to dress well we need to understand our shape. But did you realise it's equally important to understand your proportions? Whether you are short-bodied or  long-bodied has a big part to play in putting together flattering outfits. Broadly speaking, if you have balanced proportions you will measure the same from the top of your head to y...
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Fab At Fifty & Beyond

Get 2021 off to a fabulously stylish start! Style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman well into her fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubious fashion choices, we grown-ups need to dress with a little more care. Fortunately ...
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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Do you dream of having a carefully edited wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in? Is this the reality?: Your wardrobe is a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time. If so, don’t w...
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Dress Your Best

  Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand what works for YOU. Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. I like to keep this workshop as flexible and interactive as possible so that I cover what matters to you but generally we discuss: Y...
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Help! I Don’t Know What To Wear!

  As we finally begin to emerge from lockdown and start to contemplate returning to the office,  dining out,  trips to the theatre and generally having a social life (remember those days?), I know that some of us are feeling that we’ve lost our sense of direction when it comes to knowing how to dress. After months of loungewear or top-half only dressing for Zoom, we...
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Key trends for this Spring-Summer that you’ll want to wear

The  Spring - Summer 2021 collections were created in exceptional circumstances with designers around the world battling the challenges of lockdown and the uncertainty as to what occasions we’d actually be dressing for. It's perhaps not surprising then that designers have broadly taken two approaches—some created fabulous, infectious clothes to put the joy back into getting dre...
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How to decide what types of clothes to buy

For me, one of the benefits of getting older has been that I have a stronger sense of who I am and what suits me. I know this isn’t the case for everyone though and lots of women come to see me precisely because they have lost sight of what their style is.  This can lead to random purchases that then go unworn. Having a style consultation is a good way to get back on track but ...
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Time to Cosy-Up!

Picture of different styles of jumper
OK, so it’s the middle of Winter, we’re stuck in Lockdown, we’ve gained weight due to comfort eating and lack of exercise and we’re not exactly feeling on top of the world. Definitely a time for snuggling up in cosy jumpers! If you’ve gained weight and “lost” your waist - or indeed have never had one! -  here are some simple tips to help you look and feel your best in yo...
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Your Professional Image

“Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak"  - Rachel Zoe With the fantastic news on the two vaccines, hopefully this year life should start returning to normal. For many of us this will mean working at least part of the week from an office and meeting in person with colleagues, suppliers and clients. This is a great time to be a woman in business. Co...
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Don’t become a slave to styling rules!

Jumble of clothes
I know that a lot of women find choosing what to wear for any given occasion quite stressful so I aim to make getting dressed as simple and straight forward as possible you so that you can spend less time worrying about your clothes and more time enjoying life. We women are often our own worst critics, tending to focus on our perceived faults rather than appreciating our...
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Let’s Get Layering!

There’s a definite chill in the air so it’s time to start getting our Autumn-Winter wardrobes together. Don’t automatically pack away everything you’ve been wearing over the Summer though, there could well be pieces that you can layer up and wear well into the new season. Key Layering Pieces The following pieces are great for layering: Different types of fine, close ...
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