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Style over Trends

Style over Trends

Well it’s that time of the year when we’re bringing our Autumn/Winter clothes to the front of the wardrobe and for many of us despite having lots of clothes we’re still thinking we need to hit the shops and freshen up our look. For some this shop could just entail buying a new coat and some new boots but for others they want a whole new wardrobe and it’s this type of client that keeps us Personal Stylists very busy at this time of the year. Autumn is perceived as the perfect time of the year to invest in ourselves […]

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Can I wear prints?

Can I wear prints?

“Can I wear prints?” is a popular question all my clients ask me. The answer is always “yes of course you can!” but where you wear them makes all the difference. Prints seem to have the amazing power to camouflage. Just think of how the leopard and tiger camouflage themselves within the jungle with the help of their printed skins. Unfortunately the same rule does not apply on the body. I often see that the women who want to disguise their heavy bust or their expanding waistline tend to turn to prints as if the print will cover the excess […]

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Do men need Personal Stylists?

Do men need Personal Stylists?

Absolutely! Unlike us lovely ladies that have make-up, hair dye and the best support underwear available to us men don’t, what you see is what you get! That’s why their choice of clothes means so much more. From experience I can say women generally want to feel more attractive but a man especially as his bank balance increases worries less if he’s attractive but instead wants to look and feel more distinguished and powerful. A man will hire a personal stylist if he feels it will aid him in his goal of getting that new job or promotion or even […]

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Keep Calm anyone can have a Personal Stylist!

Keep Calm anyone can have a Personal Stylist!

When I first decided I wanted to become a Personal Stylist (2006!) I remember despite all my enthusiasm for this fantastic new career choice I was faced with a lot of negativity from my peers in my office, not from the women but from the men! I regularly received comments like: “What people really pay people to take them shopping?” and “Only rich people with ample money to throw away would be silly enough to hire a personal stylist”. Don’t get me wrong I deep down feared they we’re right but luckily something inside me told me to persevere and […]

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Building a Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

Building a Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

This Summer alone I’ve had 5 clients booking my services to help them build a Holiday Capsule Wardrobe. Everyone of their trips was different of course but the brief was always the same: “help me pack into my 20 kg allowanced suitcase, clothes that I can effortlessly dress up or down, day to night”. You might be thinking booking a personal stylist to pack your bags sounds a little excessive but to these wonderful clients of mine booking my services was almost an essential part of the trip. You see these trips were of significance to them: a safari family […]

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Addicted to Black…

Addicted to Black…

What’s your relationship like with the colour black? This is the one question I always ask my colour analysis clients or delegates during their training. Why? Because the colour black has so many associations tied to it. 9 out of 10 times the response is always “I love it! Why?” Then they look at me suspiciously and the panic sets in as they’re thinking don’t you dare tell me it’s not one of my flattering colours and they’re suddenly regretting ever booking the session. I respond by saying “why do you love it so much?” and these are the kind […]

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