Are Your Clothes Highlighting What You Want Them To?

20 May

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Before you make a decision on an outfit or a new purchase, have a good head to toe look in the mirror and think about what is being highlighted and then next, decide whether that is the area you want featured.

A belt can play up a waist, a sleeve might accentuate an arm, the length of pants may lengthen (or shorten) your leg, a shoe may draw attention to (or away from) the ankles and as in the case of the image above, the position of a pattern, pocket, seam or shape can *spotlight an area. (Which is absolutely fine, if that’s what you want to achieve)

In the photo above my eye is instantly drawn to the hip area and in the images below the first thing I notice is the woman’s beautiful face.  (I’m sure this also has something to do with the red lips)

You can notice the **effect the diamond on the dress has by comparing the three outfits.

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*Fabric, and how it’s cut, can also have this effect – particularly if it’s shiny.

**The effect the diamond is having on the outfit (ie accentuating the curve through the hip area), may well be exactly what the wearer is wanting to achieve.

REMINDER

Everyone who books in a Styling session with me in May will receive a free blow wave (valued at $60) and go into a draw to win a Florsheim gift card.  Details here.

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The Cream That Changed My Skin

11 May

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It doesn’t have a lovely fragrance and it doesn’t come in a fancy bottle, but QV Cream is possibly the best body lotion I’ve ever used.

Because I’d tried so many different creams over the years and hadn’t really had any significant results, I was starting to think perhaps my dry skin was something I was going to have to live with. That perhaps it was just a symptom of my age.

When a friend,  who has magnificent skin (It looks just the same as it did when we were at school together when we were eighteen and that was almost 30 years ago) told me she used the QV cream (on her face) I was outside the door of the chemist the next day before it opened, to get my hands on a tub.

It’s completely changed the texture of my skin for the better.

I buy it from here (for about $10)

REMINDER

Everyone who books in a Styling session with me in May will receive a free blow wave (valued at $60) and go into a draw to win a Florsheim gift card.  Details here.

 

Details of my personal styling services (Including prices) here
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The Fitted Cardigan

7 May

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I’ve had plenty of clients who have looked at me like I’m a crazy woman when I suggest they try on a fitted cardigan.

Often they’re concerned it will look a bit “nana-ish”.

And it can, if it’s not quite right.

It comes down to the color, the fit, the choice of neckline, how you wear it, what you wear with it, the size, and the type and condition of the fabric.

But as you see in these photos the right cardie can look great, so don’t be afraid to give them a try.

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REMINDER

Everyone who books in a Styling session with me in May will receive a free pamper session and go into a draw to win a Florsheim gift card.  Details here.

 

Details of my personal styling services (Including prices) here
Get to know me and my style on Facebook here
..& Instagram here

Special Styling Experience Offer Involving A Free Pamper Session

6 May

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To celebrate Mother’s Day everyone who books in a personal styling session during the month of May will receive….

  • A voucher (Valued at $60) for a complimentary (ie. FREE)  wash and blow wave, including a consultation to talk about how you could makeover your hair with my fabulous hairstylist Suzi Di Maggio.  (Based in the beautiful, iconic Manchester Unity Building in the Melbourne CBD.)

This is a fantastic opportunity if you’ve been thinking about doing something different with your hair but haven’t been sure about taking the plunge. (I recently had quite a radical change and chopped my hair off to just above my chin and it feels great) You can sit down with Suzi and chat about what you could do, if you decide to. A new color…a new cut…..a new look. (…and a new perspective from someone different)   If you’ve recently updated your clothes you don’t want your hair to let down your new style down.  You might even like to try and book the blow wave in after or before your styling session with me. Make a pamper day of it!

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  • One entry into the draw to win a Florsheim Gift Card valued at $100. (Not only do they have great shoes, but they have amazing bags) *Remember this gorgeous leopard print number I posted on my Facebook page recently?

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While you need to book in, in May you don’t need to have an appointment with me in May – as long as you book a date within 3 months of purchase and pay a deposit when you book.

Of course you can also purchase a Gift Certificate for a Mother’s Day gift for yourself or someone else and you can decide whether you or they receive the voucher with Suzi and the entry into the Florsheim draw.  (I have email Gift Certificates for last minute purchases)

*Those who have already worked or booked in to work with me during the month of May will also receive the voucher and be entered into the draw.

If you would like to book or you have any questions you can contact me here 

From the archives, read – “Are You Stuck In A Hairstyle Rut?” here and “What Does Your Hair Say About You?” here

 

Details of my personal styling services (Including prices) here
Get to know me and my style on Facebook here
..& Instagram here
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