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Fashion versus Style!

As a Personal Stylist, I am an avid believer that style trumps fashion.  And so with London Fashion week 2019 in full swing, I’d love to shed some light on the differences between fashion and style.

  • Fashion is fleeting. Style is timeless.
  • Fashion says wear what’s on trend (even if it doesn’t suit you). Style says wear what flatters you.
  • Fashion says follow what everyone is wearing. Style says be unique and wear what suits your lifestyle and personality.
  • Fashion says buy it all! Style says be selective, create a capsule wardrobe of clothes you can wear numerous ways.
  • Fashion says wear it for a season. Style says wear it for years!
  • Fashion says wear this seasons colour. Style says find out your best colours and wear them.
  • Fashion says wear those uncomfortable shoes. Style says comfort is king!
  • Fashion says wear it even if it’s not you. Style says wear what makes you happy.

Fashion certainly has its place…..but for a timeless, flattering wardrobe of clothes that suit you; style always wins!

Contact us today for your personalised style this Spring!

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BBC…3R’s

Hello, I hope this year has started off well for you.
I had the honour of being invited to the BBC to share my nuggets on how to improve our style this year….
How we dress matters, it not only affects how we feel about ourselves but how we are perceived. Stats tell us that first impressions are made within 4 seconds of meeting a person.
For a winning style personally or professionally, here are my 3 R’s to improving your style this year:
Review. Release. Restyle.
 
Review!
 Most of us are “creatures” of habit, we tend to wear the same looks year in year out. We aren’t aware of what suits us, so we are inclined to stay within our comfort-zone.
Our trained personal stylist will empower you with skills for life by Reviewing your colours and bodyshape. We will equip you with how to wear colours that give your skin a natural youthful glow. We also teach you clothing styles that best flatter and complement your bodyshape and proportions.

Step out of your comfort zone and let us Review what complements you best with

 
Release!
In nearly 11 years of styling clients and decluttering thousands of wardrobes, I’ve only seen 2 client wardrobes that weren’t overflowing with clothes. And ironically most of us only wear only 20% of our bulging wardrobes….
Are you hanging onto all those clothes for nostalgic reasons? Clothes that no longer fit or flatter you? Or perhaps they are dated or ill-fitting?
We will help you Release clothes in your wardrobe that don’t make you look or feel good.
Clear your space by booking a Wardrobe detox consultation and we will help you embrace a flattering capsule wardrobe this year:
Restyle!
Majority of us tend to wear clothing styles we are familiar with day in day out, which leaves little room for inspiration. Our personal stylists  Restyle you by exploring and injecting something different into your wardrobe this year.
We save you time, stress and ensure you don’t waste money on clothes that do nothing to uplift you.

Try someone NEW! Restyle and make a great impression this year by booking some  Personal Shopping with us this season. 

 

**Connect with us today to Review, Release and Restyle your wardrobe this year**

 

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The beginning of anything you want……

Happy New Year!
My wish for you, is that 2019 is filled with: happiness, love, peace, good health, and success.

At this time of the year we are inundated with clichés and resolutions of all things new: New year, New you, New diets etc. Truth is, our calendar has changed and anything ‘New’ we desire starts with us….
Whether you want a new home, new job/business, new relationship, new mindset or even a new style, everything starts with you doing it!
So, if you’d like to look great and feel confident inside out, we’d be delighted to help you improve your personal style this year.

Start 2019 off confidently with 20% off all our services:

Personal shopping Let us create your stylish capsule wardrobe this year with a some Personal shopping Half day was £300, now £240. Full day was £500, now £400.

Colour and bodyshape Analysis For a natural youthful glow, find out your best colours and the most flattering styles for your bodyshape with a Colour and bodyshape Analysis consultation, was £150, now £120.

Wardrobe detox Let go! Declutter and clear out that bulging wardrobe this year with a Wardrobe detox consultation. Was £200, now £160.

Wardrobe management Maximise your work, rest or play looks effortlessly, without buying new clothes with Wardrobe management consultation. Was £200, now £160.

*Sale ends on 28th February 2019. Sale price is applicable for bookings and consultations made before our sale ends. (Fees exclude travel)

 

We would love to be a part of your style journey personally, professionally or socially this year!
Connect with us today:

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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. Before you start to dump all your clothes in an unorderly fashion, make use of this review site and get some hardwood wardrobes where you can hang your clothes. 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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