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The gift of style

Let’s change the way we do Christmas; swap those socks, perfumes and scarves for a unique gift of style.

Style is a gift that uplifts, boosts the receiver’s confidence and saves precious time.

Our beautiful gift vouchers start at just £100, which you can use towards a Colour Analysis consultation, for a fun session Personal Shopping a Wardrobe consultation or any of our Personal Styling services.

For a fabulous ending to 2018 and perfect start to 2019, gift your family and friends with a unique gift of style this Christmas.

**Contact us today to give a unique gift of style this Christmas**

(Our beautiful gift certificates start from just £100)

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How to make the most of your Autumn/Winter 2018 wardrobe.

Checked blazers, animal print, the colour green and brown are synonymous with this season’s trend. I am passionate about having you ready for the season effortlessly. Here are a few wardrobe tips, so you are super stylish this Autumn/Winter:

1, Create space to see your autumn winter clothes. Pack away all your spring/summer clothes. Store away your out of season clothes in a spare wardrobe, your suit case, under your bed, in your loft or on top of your wardrobe.

2, Go through your clothes and give away anything that doesn’t make you feel or look good. Especially clothes that are too small, too big or dated. They do nothing for your self-esteem and we’re all about style and confidence.

3, Lay out the Autumn/Winter clothes you have and create various looks with them for work, rest and play. Take pictures of the looks, so you are ready for all occasions.

4, Write a list of any gaps you have in your wardrobe. Your warm winter essentials, anything worn out that’s need replacing or is dated. Have you treated yourself to a winter new hat, scarf or gloves in your favourite colour? It makes all the difference and brightens up the dullest winter day. Remember to also include a treat or two from this season’s trends to update and jazz up your wardrobe this season.

*If that all sounds too daunting, our London College of Fashion trained wardrobe stylists are waiting to help you Declutter/Detox and Manage your wardrobe with minimal effort from you. So you have your dream capsule wardrobe this Autumn/Winter.

**Contact us today to re style your wardrobe this season**
(Fee £100 per hour, Minimum 2 hours wardrobe consultation)

 

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Holiday essentials 2018

We can all agree that Summer 2018 has been truly amazing!

I have noticed that most of us are wearing our holiday clothes to survive this scorching heat.

So, whether you are topping up your vitamin D home or away this season, we have the must have summer accessories to complement your wardrobe:

  • Wicker/ basket bags are all the rage this season. They are effortlessly trendy. Pack away your leather bags for these super summery stylish bags!

 

  • Slides are the must wear sandal/slipper this summer. They are super versatile, comfortable and stylish for all occasions. Dress them up with a cotton skirt in the evenings or down in the day in a pair of shorts for a more casual look.

 

  • Belt/bum bags are back! They are super cool and perfect for your holiday travels. They are also perfect when you are back home on those super busy days you need to be hands free.

 

  • Earrings: Statement earrings are the must wear jewellery this season. Inject colour and liven up your style this summer with statement earrings. Go for it: http://www.stelladot.co.uk/jjewels

 

Summer holiday 2018

To update your holiday wardrobe this summer. Contact us today:

**(Our 30% sale off all our services ends: 31st August 2018)**

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Summer savings!

 

 

 

With the sunshine blazing and summer in full force, it’s happy faces, toes out, cool drinks, so it’s good news all round.

We have even better news for you; our summer sale starts today!

  • Would you like to revamp your summer style or update your holiday clothes? Let us select amazing bargains for you in the sales with some Personal shopping

 

  • Or perhaps you prefer not to shop and would like our trained wardrobe stylist to maximize your clothes by putting fabulous looks together from your current wardrobe; a Wardrobe management consultation is what you need this season.

 

  • Do you have a summer wedding or party coming up? Our Online stylists are ready and waiting to select some stunning looks for you.

 

  • Are you tired of looking at your bulging wardrobe and you would like to slim it down? We will Detox your wardrobe and leave you with a slimmer capsule wardrobe that makes dressing up blissful this summer.

 

  • Would you like to give a unique gift of style to a friend or loved one this summer? Our Colour and bodyshape analysis, is the perfect bespoke gift.

 

30% off all Personal styling services:

*(Sales terms and conditions. The above discounted prices and services to be booked and facilitated within July & August 2018)*

 

**Contact us today for your summer bargains **

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All white summer essentials!

As we officially enter into summer, we can safely say the sunshine is here to stay 😉

White is a great summer neutral tone that looks fresh and clean in the sunshine.

Here are my all white wardrobe essentials, they will take you through Summer effortlessly.

 

All white summer essentials:

 

  • White T-shirt/shirt:

The sunshine always adds a beautiful glow to our skin.

Nothing looks better in the sunshine than a chic white shirt or t -shirt.

Wear all white from head to toe, or with summer pastels: pink and lilac, for a stylish look.

 

  • White Jeans: are perfect in the sunshine and go with everything.

There is a myth that white jeans isn’t for everyone; not true.

White jeans is all about the cut and the fit.

When styling our clients, we ensure we decipher your body-shape shape, so you leave with a flatting fabulous pair of jeans…… or two 😉

 

  • White trainers:

Comfort is king!

White trainers are super cool, comfy and versatile in the sunshine.

Wear with your summer dresses, skirts, shorts or jeans for a casual look this season.

 

  • White cotton dress:

For an easy breezy effortless look, a white breathable cotton dress is essential.

Wear with sandals, trainers or your flip flops on those super sunny summer days.

They are perfect on holiday too!

 

  • White shoes:

Are this season’s must have shoe.

If you are looking to update your style this season, white shoes are bang on trend and are a necessary addition to your wardrobe.

 

**To upgrade your Summer style, contact us today **

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Summer occasion!

With the glorious star studded royal wedding beautifully celebrated, it’s time for us to focus on our summer occasions wear.

If you have an upcoming wedding, ascot or a summer soiree, here are a few occasions styling tips, so you look sublime this season:

Does and don’t’s for your summer occasion styling:

 Colour!

With the longest coldest winter behind us, I’m sure we’ve all had enough of wearing black and dark tones. Opt for soft pastels tones or bold colours for your occasional wear. Lilacs and pinks are perfect this season.

 

 Fascinator

A fabulous fascinator makes a great statement with your occasional attire. Do keep your other accessories (earrings and necklaces) simple, so you have one focal statement.

For elegant occasional jewellery, look here: http://www.stelladot.co.uk/jjewels/

 

Dresses

Most of us wear dresses to summer weddings and special occasions. Keep the length to your knees or calf, so there are no indecent exposures at the church 😉

 

Wild card!

My clients know that I always have a wild card when I’m styling them….

Break with tradition this season by wearing something bold and different. A tailored trouser suit makes a unique statement this summer.

 

 **To look superb for your upcoming Summer occasion, contact us today *

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Body confidence!

As we transition through different stages of life, our body shape changes and so does our style.

I am passionate about us loving and embracing our body shape irrespective of our size or proportions.

Our hair, eye and skin colours varies and so too does our body shape. Pear, apple, hour glass, athletic…the question is; which one are you and how best can you style it.

 

Here are a few tips on how to dress your body shape confidently:

  • Athletic – Go creative! Steer clear of flat boring plain clothes. Use patterns and textures to add shape to your style.

 

  • Inverted triangle – Let’s see your pins! Show off your long slender legs in knee-length shirts and dresses. Steer clear of maxi dresses and skirts

 

  • Hourglass – Keep your clothes fitted. Make sure you don’t hide your gorgeous curves under baggy clothes, show it off in tailored sculptured pieces.

 

  • Pear shape – It’s all about your waist. A belt is a key accessory in your wardrobe. Use it to accentuate and flatter your fabulous body shape.

 

  • Apple shape – Show off your gorgeous décolletage! Whether its a v neck or round neck, show your neckline and avoid polo necks and high neck tops and dresses.

 

** Win a FREE 121 Body shape Analysis consultation (worth £49) when you book Personal Shopping this Spring.

*Offer end 21st June 2018

 

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Online styling!

Mondays are usually my office days. I spend most of my day glued to my laptop styling my clients online.

Some of you are extremely busy and simply don’t have time to meet a stylist in person…

I style my clients via online personal shopping, where I select stunning clothes and accessories for you. Its stress free shopping at the touch of a button.

My clients receive all their gorgeous goodies without having to schedule in time into their busy diaries.

For my active shopper clients, I also offer Style on the go

My clients send me images of pieces they like and I give them my honest professional opinion on whether their choices are a hit or a miss.

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3 Style solutions for you:

Are you stretched for time? You would like your wardrobe ready for Spring Summer (work, casual wear and special occasions), but you simply don’t have the time to venture to the shops?

1, Online personal shopping: Our expert stylist’s shop online for you by sending you clothes that complement your bodyshape, lifestyle and colouring. Clothes are delivered directly to your home or office, without having to take time out of your busy schedule. 1 selected item just £20 (Min £200 payment).

 

 Do you enjoy shopping for yourself but you would like expert style advice, on whether your choices are a hit or miss? To be a more successful online shopper, consider Drop Ship Lifestyle’s premier courses for Shopify businesses.

2, Style on the go! Simply take a picture of your choices, email or text us, and receive professional advice from our trained stylists. (Prices start from just £10 per item) Monthly payment plan available (Min £200 payment).

 

 No time to meet our stylist in person for a 121 consultation because you are out of town, too busy or you live out of the country?

3, Virtual styling: Contact our stylists via Skype and receive that 121 personal styling virtually. Prices start from £20 for 10 minutes (Min £200 payment).

 

**Don’t want to compromise on your style this Spring/Summer, contact us today!**

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Your Spring/Summer 2018 Style guide

Seems we’ve had the longest coldest winter ever, I’m sure we all can’t wait to ditch our woollies and swap them for some colourful lighter pieces.
With Spring on the horizon, here are trends to look out for this Spring/Summer 2018:
• Pastels! From lilac to baby pinks, this season is all about pastels. Soft tones that look effortlessly beautiful in the sunshine.

• Sparkles! Sequin and all things sparkly are not just for the festive party season, they have followed on to Spring/Summer day wear; so you will be sparking all year round.

• Polka dots are back! If you didn’t have enough of them in the 80’s, they are back with a vengeance. Thankfully designers have made design variations to the traditional polka dot, so look out for them.

• Bold colours. Red has followed on Autumn/Winter to Spring/Summer. For a bold, sassy and confident look; you can’t go wrong in red.

• Plastic! They say fashion repeats itself and this is true of PVC. For the brave fashion lover, PVC is a necessary addition to your wardrobe this spring/summer.

 

*To revamp your style for work, casually or socially, our trained personal stylists are ready to book you in for a fun half or full day Personal Shopping this season.
Or perhaps you may just want a few pieces to update your Spring/Summer wardrobe, our online personal shopper is waiting to assist you virtually; so you put your best foot forward this Spring/Summer 2018.

** Contact us today to update your Spring/Summer wardrobe:
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10 lessons in 10 years of Business:

10 years ago in trepidation, on the 13th floor in my work office, I packed up my box to leave city working life to embark on the world of business and birth Potential U.
Here are a few lessons I’ve learnt along the way:

1. Network network network! The road to your own business can be very lonely. I remember in my 2nd week of business, I secured my first radio interview and none of my family or friends listened; I was distraught. With all my friends in 9-5 jobs, I realised I needed to be proactive, so I made a conscious effort to network with women who also ran businesses. I’ve made many business associates and some great friends along the way.

2. Be current. When I started out in business 10 years ago, Pinterest and Instagram didn’t exist. Technology and social media has evolved so much; it’s important to stay one step ahead of the game! I sought the advice of my mentee (who is a social media influencer), to update my social media skills. Stay current, be adaptable and keep on learning!

 

3. Passion pays! I am just as passionate about my business today as I was when I first started 10 years ago. I thoroughly enjoying helping my clients feel confident in their skin. Find your passion and make it work! Life is too precious to stay in mundane unfulfilling jobs. One of the most poignant words I heard at a business event was: ‘Have one foot in your dreams and one in reality’. I hope your dreams come true!

4. Be authentic. We are best at being ourselves, so be you. People buy people, so connect from your heart, but use your head too . Remember your valves and don’t lose them in this microwave world. I hold my values and beliefs very dear. I have managed to remain true to them despite numerous temptations and the fluid demands of the fashion/business world…..

 

5. Tenacity and perseverance! I’ve learnt that the road of business isn’t always smooth, it’s dotted with many highs and lows. As I have navigated this road, I’ve learnt to enjoy the highs, stand during the lows; knowing that they don’t last long. Business is indicative of life, so you need perseverance and copious amounts of tenacity.

6. Rest and relaxation! Coming from a 13year city career as an accountant, these words were foreign to me. I worked crazy hours in the city and continued like this when I started my business. I was determined to work hard and make it work. I remember going to my good friend’s wedding in the Caribbean in my first year of business, where I spent most of my time on the beach with my mobile checking my business emails and not enjoying the holiday at all. After running myself down and suffering from exhaustion, I have learnt to rest, use my out of office and work smarter. Now when I go on holiday, my mobile is the hotel safe, while I top up my vitamin D on the beach 

7. Ask for help and support. Still trying to master this one. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength and realising you can’t do it alone. Your friends, family, network of associates make up a village that help to nurture and grow your business.

 

8. Know your strengths and weaknesses. When you start out in business (irrespective of the industry) you will be everything: The accountant, salesperson, administrator, marketing and PR, etc. As you grow in business, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and delegate other roles to the experts. The perfectionist in me is still learning to let go 🙂

9. Serve your customers. Treat them with care, listen to their feedback, nurture your relationship with them and ultimately; serve them. Stats say that its easier to gain repeat business from your current clients, than to attract new clients. I never close off a job until I’ve heard my client’s feedback. It enables me to grow and make any necessary changes.

10. Be thankful! It’s a privilege to do a job I love and for 10 years. I’ve seen many people start in business who aren’t here today. I have met and styled thousands of clients over the years. I am invited into their homes to manage/detox their wardrobes (which is pretty intimate if you ask me). They trust me to take them shopping and to revamp their image. I am sought to deliver corporate presentations and style masterclasses. My advice is called upon by the media and fashion houses. If we look around us, there are many reasons to be thankful and I am exceedingly grateful for 10 years in business. Thank you!

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