Mother’s Day

1 May

Trying to come up with a unique and thoughtful gift for your Mum (wife, aunt, Nan, sister, daughter, yourself, etc) for Mother’s Day?

I do Gift Certificates!

You can either choose a particular styling experience (including my one hour shop for jeans session) or give a monetary gift and let the recipient choose for herself.

This is what Sue said about her experience of working with me..

My daughter and daughter-in-law bought me a treat with Meaghan. I would have to say it is the best gift I have received in years. Firstly, just meeting Meaghan was terrific. She was warm, friendly, and easy to chat with. She came prepared to face the difficult task of ‘educating and guiding’ a 61 year old accumulator, spur-of-the-moment purchaser. Meaghan had me try on every piece of clothing in my wardrobe. She made me actually look at myself through somebody else’s eyes and revealed and confirmed things that I already knew, but had not dealt with. Consequently, my wardrobe was reduced by 135 articles! Some even had their labels on and had never been worn. I am confident now that I will use her tips and advice whenever I go shopping for new clothes. Firstly, I will not purchase anything, unless I LOVE IT. Meaghan it was a pleasure to have you in my home. You made me feel comfortable at all times. Your honesty and support was greatly appreciated. I would recommend your marvellous service to everybody. What a treat my day was. Thank you for your enthusiasm and your support.

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*Mother’s Day is Sunday 12 May.

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What My Client Bought

27 Apr

Yesterday my client, originally from Melbourne now living overseas, booked in with me to go shopping while she was here. She wanted to discover some new shops and brands and make the most of her time (it was a quick visit to see family). She also often found it difficult to find clothes that fit her well, so she wanted some help and advice on that.

Once she’d sent me through her completed pre-shop questionnaire, I did the research and put together an itinerary.

One of the things on her list was a smart casual jacket.

She loved this one (above) – it fit and flattered her beautifully, with only a small alteration to the sleeve length needed – but initially when she put it on, it felt too corporate/office-y for her. (She’s an architect)

But…when we talked about all the edgy ways she could wear it, she was sold.

TIP – We pulled out pieces we’d already bought together in other shops and tried them on with the jacket, to see whether they’d work. Don’t just rely on clothes in the store, to accompany a piece you’re considering buying. The right jacket, skirt, pants, etc, might come from elsewhere. You don’t have to buy a complete outfit in one store.

She could wear it with..

A t-shirt, the boyfriend jeans we bought (elsewhere) and her cool leather sneakers

From here

These pants (or the black slim jeans we bought somewhere else), a silk blouse and her studded ankle boots.

A leather skirt or pants…

She also bought this jumpsuit I mentioned on my Facebook page a little while ago. (Again we talked about all the different ways she could wear it – from sneakers to strappy heels – depending on the occasion. *This would need to be altered on the shoulders to fit just right. My client is a petite, size 16 – 18.

From here (On sale)

You can buy the jacket from here

TIP – If you sign up to become a VIP, or are a VIP, you get 10% off

READ: “It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It” here

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It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It

23 Apr

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I might take two girlfriends shopping – both of them could try on the same dress and decide to buy it.

One would wear it to work with a blazer and pumps, in her classic style and the other would wear it casually to meet her friends at a cafe, in a pair of flat sandals and her denim jacket.

It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.

A simple shirt can be worn many different ways. (Demonstrated beautifully by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy above) As can a pair of chinos or a trench coat.  A scrunch here, a fold or a button up there.  Even a little tweak, can make an impact.

It’s up to you to interpret each piece of clothing from your wardrobe in your own way.

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Wear it so that it shows your personal style (and personality)

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Wear it with accessories that feel authentic to you and your style

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Wear it with an unexpected color or texture

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Wear it in winter, as well as summer

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Wear it to work, and then wear it casually on the weekend

READ: “Too Old For Leather Pants?” here

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The Budget You Need To Come Shopping With Me

22 Apr

I receive regular emails from prospective clients asking,

“What sort of budget would I need to go shopping with you?”

My answer is always the same.

What you choose to spend on your wardrobe is entirely up to you.  I’ll work within your budget.

I work with people who only like to spend $100 on a new pair of jeans and some who wouldn’t blink an eye at spending $350.

The thing is, everyone’s different. Everyone has different lifestyles and priorities and we might have more or less to spend on clothes at different times in our lives.  (You might recall me talking about the time when I changed careers and I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on new clothes)

Despite your budget everyone deserves the right to look and feel great.

One thing I suggest to people who want to stay current and up-to-date with fashion but don’t necessarily have a lot of money to spend, is to not just avoid stores they think are too expensive for them, but to go in, sample what’s on offer and then if anything appeals to them try and find similar pieces at stores that are closer to their budget.  (And often during a “sampling” session people are pleasantly surprised that some of the stores they tend to stay away from are not as expensive as they had imagined – particularly if it’s a store where my clients receive my stylist discount) 

The above picture is an example of this.

The blazer on the left was $69.95, from Zara and the one on the right was $349, from Saba.

I will say that I do encourage people to look for quality. Even if the item is not overly expensive still pay attention to what the fabric is and how the garment is made.  (It’s not a bargain if it falls apart or looks shabby after two washes and you need to throw it out)  I also believe there are some things that are worth spending more on and may require saving for.

READ: “What To Consider When Shopping In Cheap And Cheerful Stores” here

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