Beautiful simple blouses for spring/summer from a French company called Sezanne ( https://www.sezane.com/en )
Sheri is a teacher, an artist and plays indoor cricket for England. She has an hourglass shape, a busy life with all her activities as well as being very social and outgoing with a bubbly personality. I mention all these factors because it really helps me to identify what style works best for my clients.
Personality, lifestyle and body shape are key factors in determining what style suits the individual – everyone is unique and even if you think you haven’t got style, you do but you just haven’t worked it out yet.
Sheri was so happy after the day together she made a painting of me and has been in touch telling me that she’s getting so many compliments on how fabulous she looks.
This is what I love hearing from the results of my service whether shopping for a capsule wardrobe or doing someone’s wardrobe, giving them ”a spring in their step” when they face their everyday world.
My client Eleanor is in her early twenties and works as a journalist and we were looking for outfits both for work and for various events over the summer. I love her in jumpsuits and most importantly she feels her best wearing them too. The second dress is much more casual and could be worn ‘day to night’ with just a change of shoes, a jacket and jewellery. I love dressing the individual in what suits their personality and their body-shape whilst always sticking within their budget (and it doesn’t matter what the budget is, with a bit of imagination there’s something out there for everyone!)
A dress and coat that would be great for a classic lady. The cut flatters an hour glass shape, pear shape but less so an apple shape; however, these are old fashion terms of body shapes and most of us are combinations of these. On top of that, height is something to take into consideration, as well. If you want to know more about what you are as far as body shape and what really suits your style do ask for help, as this could save you so much hassle and money, for a lifetime even.
Another shopping trip client. Cathrin is a mother of two boys in their teens. She came to me because she felt stuck in a style rut of always buying the same in navy or black. Too much colour makes her feel uncomfortable, so I just added a bit of colour here and there and stuck to classic shapes and crucially these pieces complement her wardrobe and will go with what she already owns.
We went to a small boutique in Wandsworth called Olivier’s lounge and spent a few fun hours trying out various combinations
I think Catrin looks super classy and chic in an effortless way!
Here’s a pop-up collection from a selection of designers that come from Lagos in Africa using an incredible mixture of old and new materials. Most of the shapes are classic and very wearable. This is at one of the many shops I take my clients to – the Bluebird Shop in Covent Garden.
For my clients I like to choose from a variety of high street shops but on occasion I do suggest one designer piece that is worth the money in wear and fit. If you want designer, then of course we can go down that route, but I always respect your budget! I wouldn’t be doing a good job if one of my client’s budget was overstretched and they went home after our appointment feeling heavy hearted.
Most of my clients say the results are incredible and they feel amazing as they have such a wonderful selection of clothing to choose from every day. That’s my aim!!!
Another aspect to my job is to let my clients know about the amazing sample sales that occasionally crop up. This one is coming soon. I can’t wait and have invited a few of my clients to go.
The friendships as a personal stylist with my good clients is something I truly treasure and reward !!!!
Would you like me to bring your look back to life and keep it that way? Contact me.
Have a wonderful day
Here’s another example of another wonderful client. Sarah is a mother of twins, runs a large ski company, her life is busy not only with work and home but she also very sociable.
She booked me to help tick all the boxes with a wardrobe that works for her style but also she struggled to find things that suited her body-shape. Here are some examples of what she loved and felt incredible in.
Plus they work with things she already has in her wardrobe!
Twinset dress – this Italian company make beautiful clothes, bohemian chic, mid-priced. How many ways do you think you could wear this dress? All seasons? I love a great dress that is versatile, value for money and most of all has a good feel factor!!! Great leather accessories as well…. they are Italian after all.
Who does not like jeans? There are so many ways to wear one pair of jeans. I have made this story very classic maybe quite preppy but it’s fresh and colourful. Even I am excited about the colour or well the fact that I found this shoes which where ridiculously reduced to £19.99.
The jeans are a newer style, the cropped kick flare are fairly high-waisted which is great for holding everything in.
The shirt is tucked one side into the waistband which is the newest and very flattering way to show some of the waist but disguise maybe a little tummy.
Layering is a way to give an illustration of a shape and they are many guidelines to this.
So, all of the selections are at JCrew at the present moment. I believe that you would most certainly have these things in your wardrobe for at least 5 years so money well spent