Sparkling Grape

Pantone call it Sparkling Grape, I call it purple. No matter, it’s the same shade, and we’re in for a bit of a treat next season, because they are predicting a purple comeback. This shade definitely fell out of favour for a long time, but it has been bubbling just under the surface for the last two […]

Mood Boosting Barbicore

Love it or hate it, the new Barbie film has got everyone talking….about pink. Barbie Pink sits very comfortably next to Magenta in the colour spectrum, so it is a cool colour, but you’ve probably worked that out already. Those with a cool undertone will wear it well, although I would suggest upping the garment quality, because […]

40 years of

As an image consultant for Colour me beautiful, I am very excited to be celebrating their 40th birthday this year. Of course, things have changed over four decades; the most radical being, the move from seasonal to tonal analysis. As a result, I am very proud to be able to offer each and every client a […]

Special Occasionwear

June always brings a flurry of glamour to my door as  clients seek out the perfect occasion outfit for the races, weddings and other equally ‘dress-up’ events. Some revel in the whole experience, whilst others dread the mere thought of stepping out of their comfort zone.  For me, it is a sheer delight to show clients how […]

Past Times

Button It! Have you ever wondered why women’s buttons are on the left? Well, there’s an easy explanation for this. Back in the day, wealthy ladies didn’t dress themselves, they had maids to do this for them (the struggle was real!). As most people were, and still are right-handed, it made it easier for someone […]

Easter style

For many of us, Easter is a joyous time catching up with family and friends. Not quite as formal as Christmas, but still a time for dressing up. Pastels are often associated with Easter; shades that some of us will find easier to wear than others. Read on to find out how to get the very best […]

Denim is everywhere

Not only is denim everywhere this season, we’ll also be wearing it everywhere, from head to toe! This will appeal to many Natural style personalities due its easy wear / easy care attributes. Dramatics will love the denim jumpsuit (for curvier body shapes, look for softer, draping denim) and City Chics will be attracted to a […]

Skirting Around The Issue

One reason for this, is that many people don’t know how to wear them. A dress is an easy option; it’s an all-in-one outfit. Trousers can be worn with long and short tops and coats so you don’t have to think too hard. But a skirt throws up all sorts of issues; the best length, […]

Knitted Vest: An Alternative Layer

You can’t fail to notice the return of the knitted vest; they are everywhere and can be useful items to have in your wardrobe. Easily layered with a long sleeve thermal and shirt now, which can be replaced with a t-shirt as we move into spring. They can be tricky to find the right fit, […]

Doing the festive season

Impact where it matters The festive season is fast approaching and as many of us prepare to tighten our  financial belts, I’m looking at alternative ways to celebrate this year. Same fun, still as stylish but conscious of those £££s.  Chances are if you’re going out on a festive celebration, you’re likely to be sat down […]