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BBC interview!

Hello there, hope you are keeping well!

I had the pleasure of being invited by BBC Radio London on the Vanessa Feltz morning show, to talk about winter fashion, the effects of Covid19 on the fashion/retail industry and if people are still buying clothes….

Do have a listen at 1.45 here:  Vanessa Feltz show on 20th October 2020

Photography by brand Photographer Karen Flower

Yes, the face of fashion has changed in the last 8 months. Shopping habits have evolved but people are still shopping. As the seasons change, we need to update our wardrobe, purchase working from home attire, knitwear, casual pieces and warm outwear. There has been a massive increase in online shopping, so I pivoted my business to adapt and meet the ever growing need to work virtually.

As a trained personal stylist, I work with you to fill the gaps in your wardrobe for the season. I select clothes for you online that fit and flatter you, ensuring they complement your bodyshape, colouring and lifestyle. For best results, have your colours and bodyshape analysed prior (Both services are also available virtually)

Benefits of online shopping:

  • You are in the comfort of your home, so less stress and time traveling and exposure to the virus
  • There are more sizes available online than in the stores
  • Access to a wider variety of brands and styles shopping online
  • Easy delivery to your home and collection for returns

How Online shopping works:

  • Simply send me your shopping wish list to Style@potential-u.co.uk
  • I shop online for you in increments of: 5 selections £100, 10 selections £200, 15 selections £300, 20 selections £400 etc
  • Your personalised online selections are sent to you with images, styling tips and links to purchase, via a PowerPoint presentation
  • You purchase the pieces you like most
  • Your online shop is delivered to your home
  • You are ready for the season! 😊

To update your winter wardrobe, contact me today for a tailored online shop to suit your needs this season. https://potential-u.co.uk/services_online-styling.htm

Let’s edit your Autumn Winter wardrobe

How often do you stand in front of your bulging wardrobe feeling like you have nothing to wear?

Or you have accumulated many pieces over the years that don’t spark joy?

One of the many joys of decluttering your wardrobe is the time and stress you’ll save in putting outfits together; leaving you with a well-curated wardrobe that you love and is 100% YOU.

A great place to start is your current autumn/ winter clothing.

Put on some motivational music or podcast. Pour your favourite drink and let’s get the show on the road!

Empty out your wardrobe and go through each item bearing the following in mind:

  • Does the colour look good on you?
  • Have you worn it in the last 2 years?
  • Does it fit and flatter your body shape?
  • Does it complement your lifestyle and other pieces in your wardrobe?

Your answers will determine how you categorise each item in any of the 4 piles below: Keep. Sell. Charity. Give.

If you’d like stress free Wardrobe Detox consultation, our trained wardrobe stylist would be delighted to help you curate a capsule wardrobe and reignite love for your clothes!

*Book a Wardrobe Detox consultation today from just: £199

https://potential-u.co.uk/services_wardrobe-detox.htm

We look forward to getting you ready for winter!

A fresh start!

Hello there!

Hope you are keeping well.

With all that we have been through over the last 7 months, I’m sure we are all craving a fresh start, filled with hope and better days ahead.

As Autumn/Winter approaches, a new season is indicative of new beginnings and a change to our wardrobe.

With some of us returning back out to work, now is a great time to swap our casual clothes for smarter autumnal pieces. As the season transitions, it’s time to wear nicer bottoms, blazers, real shoes (not slippers) and dresses.

Whether you are working virtually or back in the office, we are here to assist you with a fresh new Wardrobe this Autumn/Winter.

*We are available virtually; offering our Online Styling services or if you are craving human interaction (with social distancing guidelines adhered to) we deliver fabulous Personal Shopping experiences and Wardrobe Styling solutions to suit you.

Contact us today to refresh you Autumn/Winter Wardrobe!

https://www.potential-u.co.uk/contact-us.htm

Summer neutrals!

Like Coco Chanel said “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance!” 
True elegance is indeed in simplicity of style….


Here are our favourite neutral picks for your summer wardrobe:

Dress

This chic statement t-shirt dress will have heads turning this season.

Sandals

These minimal thong sandals are modern and super versatile.

Tops

This white peplum top beautifully sculpts your silhouette elegantly.

Trousers


 Neutral wide leg trousers are cool additions that are easy to dress up or down.

Woven bag 

A woven bag is a timeless addition to your summer wardrobe.

Sunglasses 

Protect your eyes stylishly in these fabulous sunglasses!

(The above selections are all available to purchase)
Contact us today for your bespoke  Online Shopping this summer!

3 Reasons you need to know your Body Shape!

“How do I dress for my body shape?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get as a Personal Stylist. And rightfully so, as dressing our body is one of the ways we express our style and personality.

We all come in different shapes and sizes; some are pear shaped, others athletic; some are top heavy and others more hourglass; some have short torsos, others have long legs.

Understanding a client’s body shape is an important stylist tool in curating a personalised and fabulous wardrobe.  It is all about using clothes to create a proportioned silhouette to achieve the most flattering fit. 

  • Are you tired of wearing only 20% of your wardrobe all the time?
  • Do you feel exasperated while shopping, because of the endless choices?
  • Are unsure of which styles to choose that it and flatter you best?
  • Do you need some inspiration of what to wear while working from home this summer?

If you relate to these frustrations, then knowing and understanding your body shape will essentially help you to:

  • Choose well – Shopping will become easier once you learn what styles are the most appropriate for your figure. You’ll be able to walk into a store (or shop online) and focus on the items that flatter your shape and complement your lifestyle.
  • Save time & money – Imagine how much time and money you’ll save as you become less overwhelmed with changing trends and fads that may be inappropriate for your body shape.
  • Increase confidence – You’ll exude more confidence in your clothes based on the fact that you know what cuts and styles accentuate your best features.

So how can you work out what body shape you are? 

Good news!

We are offering our online Body Shape consultation for just £49, delivered to you virtually in the comfort of your home or office.

 You can fit our 30-minute Bodyshape session in at lunchtime, after work or anytime that suits your ‘working from home’ schedule.

Contact today to book your virtual Bodyshape Analysis consultation

First #instalive #stayingathome

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Join me on Instagramlive at 5pm tomorrow

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Let’s get Creative!

Hello, hope the Spring sunshine is keeping you uplifted and positive amidst these unprecedented times….

In the words of my mentor, “In times of crisis, we either crumble or we get creative”

As a small business owner, I’ve chosen to get creative!

I have been working tirelessly and creatively developing my business virtually.

I’m delighted to relaunch my 3 Online Styling services:

  • Online Shopping: Our Personal Stylists shops online for you by selecting clothes that complement your body shape, colouring and lifestyle.
  • Virtual Styling: Meetour Stylist virtually in the comfort of your home or office for a personalised 121 Styling consultation tailored to suit you.
  • Style on the Go: Receive on-the-go style advice from our trained Personal Stylist on whether your choices are a hit or miss.

*Find out more details about our new Online Styling offerings here.

A massive thank you to clients who have booked my Online Styling Services and those who opted to reschedule their pre-booked appointments to a later date, once the pandemic is over. I am truly grateful!

Together we will get through this.

Stay safe xx

Contact us today for your Spring Online Styling:

Website: https://potential-u.co.uk/services_online-styling.htm

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PotentialUStylist

Twitter: @PotentialU

#Stayingathomeinstyle

Hello! Hope you are keeping safe and healthy during this pandemic….

With our world in disarray, there is no better time to do whatever we can to stay positive: mind, soul and body

Most of us are working from home, except our medical heroes & frontline staff serving us and working to mitigate the effects of #COVID-19

As we are currently #socialdistancing, I thought to share a few practical styling tips that will brighten your day and lift your mood:

  • Wear colour at home– As Spring is upon us, wear bright beautiful colours! Colour is proven to lift our mood and make us happy.
  • Comfort is king– Wear soft breathable fabrics like wool, organic cotton, etc. that will keep you comfortable all day long! Avoid leather, polyester or any synthetic fabrics.
  • A set of co-ord loungewear is ideal for many of us attending virtual meetings. They are easy to wear, stylish and comfortable, so bag yourself a knitted co-ord set or beautiful matching pyjamas-style set.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, I will be working remotely to facilitate virtual style consultations. I’m happy to have a FREE 20 minute chat with you or your friends via Skype or Zoom, if you’d like style advise or you are considering personal styling for Summer 2020

**Check out my #Spring2020 #stayingathome style tips!

And I’d love your help with something very special…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wKCxTjchKpxdGM9v5

Update your home loungewear this Spring:

20% discount off all Online Shopping till 30th April 2020.

  • 5 Online selectionswas: £100, now £80.
  • 10 Online selections was: £200, now £160.
  • 15 Online selections was: £300, now £240.
  • 20 Online selections was: £400, now £320….

Contact us today for your comfortable home wear!

Website: https://potential-u.co.uk/our-services.htm

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PotentialUStylist

Twitter: @PotentialU

COVID-19 Update!

In light of COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe.
The health and safety of my clients is of paramount importance to me. In line with the latest Government and Public Health England guidelines, I’d like to reassure you that I have taken the necessary measures to ensure your safety:

  • Due to social distancing guidelines and the personal nature of my work, I will be working remotely till 31st March 2020 (Subject to change) Optimising all virtual style consultations on Zoom and Skype to facilitate your Style consultations
  • All face to face Style consultations bookings this month will be honoured and rescheduled, till after April 2020 (Subject to change) or until you feel comfortable and things have settled down, at no extra cost. In the meantime, should you have an event coming up before this date, I can provide online style consultations as an alternative.
  • All Personal Shopping consultations can be facilitated virtually via Online Shopping. I am offering 20% discount off all Online Shopping till 31st March 2020 (Subject to change). 5 Online selections: was £100, now £80. 10 Online selections was: £200, now £160. 15 Online selections was: £300, now £240. 20 Online selections was: £400, now £320….
  • I am available to have a chat and discuss a plan for your wardrobe needs for Spring/Summer 2020 on 07956 907 153, via email or virtually. Monday to Friday from 10am – 7pm (GMT)

Thank you for your continued support.
Wishing you good health, safety and a speedy end to this virus.
Joy Odunsi Aboderin
Founder Potential U – Style & Image consultancy

Website:  https://potential-u.co.uk/
Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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How to create a style that lasts a decade.

A warm welcome to February.

Yves Saint Laurent said it best: “Fashion fades, style is eternal!”

With that in mind, I have some practical style tips that will help you confidently create a timeless style that lasts a decade:

10 years in Style!
  • Embrace your Uniqueness.

You are unique; that is your power!

We live in a social media age where everyone is trying to look the same, but true beauty is being authentically you. Our quirks make us interesting. How boring would it be if we all looked the same? Accept yourself ‘flaws and all’ because perfection is a myth. Bin comparison this decade and remember; the beauty of YOU is that no one is like you; so, embrace YOU.

  • The Power of Colour

Wearing colour not only lifts your mood, it adds a beautiful natural glow to your face. Steer clear of wearing dark dreary hues that drain the colour from your face. There is a rainbow of beautiful colours that will brighten and lift your face naturally. This decade wear more colour! I promise you will look and feel better.

(To find out your best colours, have your Colours Analysed for just £99)

  • Body Beautiful

With the rise in cosmetic surgery and body ’enhancements’, there is no better time to swim against the tide and love the skin we are in. Whether you are a size 8 or 18, tall, petite, athletic, pear shaped, or curvy, you are beautiful! I have styled over three thousand people in over 12 years as a personal stylist and I am yet to meet a client I can’t style and help set on a journey of body confidence. Dressing confidently is about understanding your bodyshape and styling it in clothes that flatter and accentuate your shape.  Truth is, none of us will be how we were 20, 30 years ago or like celebrities who have assistance at their disposal. Accept and love your body as you are now. I hope the next time you look in the mirror you see how truly and uniquely beautiful you are.

  • Release!

Marie Kondo – tidying expert and author – encourages us to let go of anything that doesn’t spark joy. I’d like to add to that list: Let go of anything you haven’t worn in two years. Let go of anything that doesn’t fit or flatter you. Release clothes, shoes and accessories that no longer serve a purpose in your current lifestyle. That dress you wore when you were two sizes smaller does nothing for your confidence, so let it go! Let go of the past and embrace who you are today. We hold on to so much stuff that clutters our wardrobe taking up precious space, release them.  Our body is the only house we live in permanently. It’s so important you clothe yourself in pieces that serve you and lift your spirit. Let go and release anything that doesn’t. Less is truly more!

(To have your wardrobe decluttered, book a Wardrobe Detox consultation today)

  • Invest.

True style is timeless. Invest in quality pieces you can wear for at least 5 to 10 years. Durable pieces you can wear again and again that don’t date or fall apart.

Timeless pieces are kinder to the environment, because when you buy well, you buy less; which increases the cost per wear.

Avoid fast fashion, its disposable and the quality and manufacturing isn’t kind.

This decade I encourage you to; Invest in yourself – Invest in your style.

To create a personalised style that lasts a decade, contact us today!

Website: http://potential-u.co.uk/our-services.htm

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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