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Help your clients to stop impulse buying!

Help your clients to stop impulse buying!

When I train people to become a Wardrobe Stylist I always advise them to look out for the impulse buys that are in their clients wardrobe, you can tell what these items are because they usually still have the price tag on or are guiltily thrown at the back of the wardrobe! And it’s because of these impulse buys that the 80/20 rule applies: you wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time because 80% of your wardrobe isn’t working for you, it either doesn’t suit your current lifestyle, your bodyshape or your colouring! It’s not that these aren’t […]

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Sell the bride her perfect ‘white’ wedding dress…

Sell the bride her perfect ‘white’ wedding dress…

If you work or own a bridal boutique the one thing you can be absolutely certain about is that your customer is looking for is the perfect dress for her big day; a dress that will fit like a glove and one she will look absolutely stunning in, no matter what her style. As a personal stylist I have had privilege to style so many brides, from helping them choose that all-important dress to getting them their honeymoon capsule wardrobe. You might think it’s a little self indulgent hiring a personal stylist for their wedding shopping but so many women […]

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Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim

Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim

Imagine the scene it’s a Monday morning and it’s the 1st day of the 1 week Intensive ‘Train to be a Personal Stylist’ course and my new delegates are anxiously waiting to learn more about the agenda for their upcoming week. Over a cup of coffee I inform them that today/Monday they will learn everything they need to know about Personal Shopping, Tuesday, Wardrobe Styling and Wednesday Colour Analysis. I keep emphasising these are the three essential skills that every (good) Personal stylist requires. I then tell them how I have no doubt that by the end of these 3 […]

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Fail to plan, plan to fail!

Fail to plan, plan to fail!

This simple famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is one of my favourite quotes of all time as it really does ring true! And this has been so evident to me since running the Training Academy. By now we’ve probably (and proudly) trained over 400 women (and a few men) and we see it time and time again, you can be the best, most creative, stylish, fashion forward, passionate stylist out there but if you haven’t got the right business skills you simply will not succeed in the Personal Styling industry because essentially what you are doing is running your own […]

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Expectation + Action = Creation!

Expectation + Action = Creation!

Happy New Year everybody! Like most people I couldn’t wait to see the back of 2016, it was in reflection one of the hardest years for me in all areas of my life, from my health, finances to my personal relationships…. In 2016 it felt like everything I truly wanted just wasn’t coming my way and it seemed the more I pushed for things the further out of reach they became… Which got me thinking about the Law of Attraction something I’ve always been a big believer of. I couldn’t understand if I truly wanted something and I sincerely believed […]

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Are you tired of working on the Shop Floor wishing you were a Personal Shopper?

Are you tired of working on the Shop Floor wishing you were a Personal Shopper?

Very often when I’m in store Personal Shopping with a client, I feel the staff are watching me, not in a bad way I might add but almost with a longing gaze. They initially hover around me asking if I need their help but once they can see I’ve got things covered they soon wander off. They watch me confidently choose items for my client and are usually in shock at how everything we take into the fitting room fits them like a glove. Of course it’s because I’m dressing my client in their right colours and shape but for […]

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