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Together we are better

Together we are better

When I was making the decision all those years ago to give up my career at Disney and go self-employed as a Personal Stylist one of the biggest questions I had to ask myself was: am I ready to work alone? Although I didn’t love everybody in my immediate team I was still part of bigger organization and within that I had a few very close friends; people who I would go to lunch with, grab a drink with after work and more importantly people who would without fail check in on me every day. It’s fair to say I’m […]

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Learn from your Mistakes!

Learn from your Mistakes!

When I ask potential delegates why do they want to become a Personal Stylist during our phone consultation the answers are usually the same: I love clothes and shopping, I’m good with people and a lot of my friends ask me for fashion advice because they feel I dress myself well. I agree with them that this is a good start and if the fit is right more often than not they book on to one of our styling courses. They arrive on the Monday probably in one of their outfits that they feel suits them and are generally feeling […]

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How to build Confidence

How to build Confidence

So many delegates come through our doors and what sets apart the women who go on to be successful personal stylists to the ones that simply don’t is their confidence or rather their belief in themselves. Surprisingly it is not always the ones who grasp all the knowledge straight away or even the most stylish ones; that’s why even I can’t tell during the training what each delegate’s success rate will be. Sometimes I wish I had a magic wand to transform every delegate into a confident personal stylist but confidence doesn’t work that way, it’s one of those things […]

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What Trends can my Clients buy?

What Trends can my Clients buy?

As many of you know I started my career as a Personal Stylist in my early thirties and I honestly can say what took me so long to make the career move was my fear of trends! Not clothes and styling but trends and fashion. You see I was well aware of my own body shape’s flaws and assets and combined with a very petite frame there wasn’t many trends I could buy in to. I learnt this in my early 20’s and my motto soon became quality over quantity. This is how I justified all those designer pieces!! Don’t […]

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What’s the theme in your client’s Wardrobe?

What’s the theme in your client’s Wardrobe?

What’s the first thing you do when you open the doors of your client’s wardrobe? You look for their theme i.e. what do they have a lot of. In fact you should ask yourself the same question. Even myself if I went to my wardrobe now I know I would see lots of colour; my most flattering colours of course but block colouring is what I do best. What you won’t see is any print. Why not? I honestly don’t know; print is something I just don’t gravitate to. We Personal Stylists are there to point out to our clients […]

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Do you want to be a Menswear Stylist?

Do you want to be a Menswear Stylist?

When I asked myself that question over 10 years ago when I had just started styling I definitely remember thinking NO! Not because I didn’t like menswear but because I just couldn’t imagine actually styling them and I honestly didn’t think there was a market for it. Don’t get me wrong I saw plenty of men on a daily basis wearing badly fitted suits, terrible jeans and not to mention awful shoes but would those men actually pay for a Personal Stylist? Roll on a few months and after styling several women during our congratulatory drink celebrating their new look, […]

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