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You need a Personal Shopper, here’s why….

As restrictions ease, cherry blossoms bloom and our social diaries get booked up, now is a perfect opportunity to infuse your spring summer wardrobe with gorgeous pieces via a personal shopping trip!

I bet you’re wondering: “why do you need a personal shopper?”.

Well, I come bearing good news on the key benefits of shopping with a personal stylist:

  • Save time – Our amazing stylists will select clothes that suit your colouring and flatter your body shape; saving you time roaming around the shops or online. This frees up precious time for you to spend with friends/ family and other priorities.
  • Keep within budget – we will help you avoid costly mistakes by selecting quality pieces that look great on you, from (high end or high street) brands that are suitable for your budget and lifestyle.
  • Rejuvenate your wardrobe – our selections will revitalize your wardrobe with unique pieces that you’ll love but may not have chosen on your own. They’ll complement your existing wardrobe and suit your personality.
  • Get pampered – It’s a form of self-care, that will eliminate the stress of shopping and is ultimately a fun experience where you get pampered in your own private personal shopping suite!

Did any of the above resonate with you?

Why not book our half day £300 or full day £500 Personal Shopping service this season to update and revive your summer wardrobe or to find the perfect outfit for that special occasion!

Summer Fashion

**Win a FREE virtual wardrobe review worth (£100) on all Personal Shopping consultations booked before 31st July 2021**

Our personal stylists will ensure your shopping experience is productive, memorable and fun!

 P.S – Precautions are taken to ensure social distancing in each personal shopping suite helping you feel safe. In addition, masks are worn by all staff and hand sanitizers are made available.

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Summer Masterclass: Style after lockdown

The taste of “freedom” is palpable with the end of lock down imminent.

With over a year of most of us staying at home, many have lost their way with dressing up for the outside world. I have been asked numerous times “what do I wear this summer?”

Well, fear not! I will show you how to swap your loungewear for fabulous summer pieces and get you ready for all those socials and catch ups, in my ‘Style after lockdown’ Summer Masterclass. On Thursday 27th May, at 8pm (BST)

It will be a bright and beautiful interactive session; with Summer styling tips you will cherish and wear for decades.

What you will learn:

  • Summer essentials for a timeless capsule wardrobe
  • What to wear for your summer socials: Lunches, BBQ’s and evening soirees
  • Summer 2021 trends and how to introduce them into your wardrobe effortlessly
  • FREE Summer wardrobe essential guide for every ticket holder
  • Q&A on your Summer style dilemmas

Tickets £22

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/152709334731

I am so looking forward to seeing you virtually and getting your wardrobe ready for Summer on Thursday 27th May, at 8pm (BST) ladies!

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Going back on the road!

I’m counting down to the 12th April when the non-essential stores open back up.

Time to ditch your lounge-wear, joggers and leggings and swap them for colourful Spring/Summer pieces.

I am delighted to reopen our ‘in person’ Personal Shopping consultations:

  • Half day Personal shopping £300
  • Full day Personal shopping £500

I am so looking forward to seeing you in the flesh and helping you to build a fabulous wardrobe for all your social catch ups this Spring/Summer!

Book Your Personal Shopping Consultation Today!

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3 C’s of Dressing for #WFH

With the chancellor’s budget announcement last month, it looks like most of us will be working from home until September at the earliest.

Here are 3C’s of styling to consider when dress for working from home:

Colour. Comfort. Confidence!

  • Colour! Styling always starts with Colour. I love wearing happy cheery and uplifting colours and I encourage my clients to embrace colour too. 😉 God knows we need it with over a year in this pandemic.
  • Comfort is all about the cut and texture of the fabric. Breathable natural fabrics like wool, cotton, cashmere and silk are great, especially if you perspire a lot.  I also ensure the clothes I select for myself and clients flatter the body shape. So, I feel super comfortable wearing it from morning to night and my clients do too.
  • Confidence! It starts and ends with confidence for me and I try to impart that in my clients too. It’s so important to adorn our bodies in clothes that enable us to exude confidence inside out. If it doesn’t make me feel good, I won’t wear it and certainly won’t select it for my clients either. Confidence is everything!

I’ve spent hours Online Styling clients for their working-from-home clothes and thankfully they are not joggers or leggings. 😉

So, the next time you are thinking of what to buy or wear working from home, remember the 3’Cs:

Colour. Comfort. Confidence!

(Picture of 2 dresses I bought to work from home by #Kitri #notanad yet! 😊)

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The Art of Wearing your Best Colours and Mixing them confidently.

With Spring on the horizon and the easing of lockdown restrictions looming, there is no better time to add colour to our lives.

Colour is a powerful styling tool!

There are numerous psychological and physical benefits to wearing Colour:

  • Creates a youthful glow and it brightens your complexion
  • It uplifts your spirit and mood. (We could all do with that in lockdown)!
  • Saves you money experimenting with random purchases; you buy colours you love and wear.
  • Less stress shopping for clothes. Keeps you focused on your best colours; which saves you time.
  • Colour adds Joy to your life (no pun intended) 😊

*Join my Colour Masterclass, where I will do a full colour expose’ on all I have learnt in 13 years as a trained colour analyst. On Thursday 25th March 2021 at 8pm (GMT)

What you will learn:

  • Discover your best colours and how to wear them confidently
  • Learn the simple science behind how to mix and match colours well.
  • How to accessorize colours with your jewellery seamlessly.
  • The colours of the season and how to wear them this Spring!

Tickets £22: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/143090510569

I’m looking forward to seeing you on this colourful discovery!

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Know your Bodyshape: Learn how to Style yourself Confidently.

Body shape Masterclass

Happy 2021 to you and yours.

May this year be kinder to us all.

As our world is in chaos and ever changing, it’s incumbent on us to add doses of joy and upliftment wherever we can.

Ladies, you asked for more and I heard you. 😊

I am delighted to announce my next Style MasterclassKnow your body shape: learn how to style yourself Confidently on Friday 29th January 2021 at 8pm GMT

Ladies, It’s a FUN night in! Invite your girlfriends and have all your style dilemmas ready. Let me pour all I have learnt in over a decade as a Personal Stylist and equip you with how to style your body shape confidently.

You will learn:

  • The different body shapes
  • Your body shape and proportions
  • How to style your body shape in the flattering clothes that suit you best
  • What NOT to wear for your body shape
  • Your body shape dilemmas answered

Tickets £21: https://potentialubodyshapemasterclass.eventbrite.co.uk

*Join International and London College of fashion trained Personal Stylist Joy Aboderin as she shows you how to style your body shape confidently!

I am so looking forward to seeing you!

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Christmas at home

Congratulations you’ve made it through to the last month of the year!

As Christmas nears, and yes it will be different this year; less glam and smaller gatherings, we can still add special touches so it’s a special day.

Although there won’t be much partying this festive season, remember to add colour, texture and shimmer wherever you can 😊

From velvet to sequins and elegant silks.

Here are a few pieces to inspire you at home this Christmas:

(All pieces are available to purchase)

Whether it’s Online Styling with 5 festive pieces at just £100, our amazing Style packages for your loved ones, or our Winter Style Masterclass wardrobe essentials video at just £20; we have beautiful gift certificates ready and waiting for you.

For a unique gift of style Contact us Today!

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Winter Style Masterclass

You’ve heard the notion that ‘When you look good, you feel great’! Well, I couldn’t agree more.

With our social interactions and movement limited over the past 8 months and lockdown 2.0 upon us, there is no better time to be intentional about adding Joy to our lives, feeling good and maintaining a positive mindset.

In these uncertain times, wearing uplifting happy colours that give you a beautiful glow and flattering comfortable clothes that suit your body shape are simple ways to infuse joy in your daily routine.

Join me, Joy (Odunsi) Aboderin a London College of fashion trained Personal stylist and the director of Potential U style and Image consultancy, online for a fun interactive Winter Style Masterclass.

I will be sharing practical style gems of how to add a Joy to your winter wardrobe that you can implement straight away!

Here’s what you’ll gain from our session together:

  • Learn Winter wardrobe essentials for every woman that you will love and wear for a decade
  • What to wear and how to style your bodyshape: working-from-home looks and Christmas outfits
  • Trends for Autumn/Winter 2020 and how to incorporate them into your current wardrobe
  • The colours of the season and how best to wear them
  • Q&A on your winter style dilemmas

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020 at 8.00 – 9.30pm (GMT)

Virtual location: Zoom (Joining link will be sent to you once booked)

Cost: £21.00 (excludes booking fee)

*We have a special Christmas Gift for all attendees!

*Book today and I will show you how to add Joy to your Winter wardrobe!

https://www.jus-tickets.com/events/potential-u-winter-style-masterclass

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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

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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!

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