Tag: Fashion Stylist

Is Bad Style Holding you Back…

When it comes to our style it’s all too easy to fall into a rut.

A string of busy weeks, work & family commitments, impending deadlines and other life demands can mean our style ends up taking a back seat.  Who really has time to plan the perfect outfit when you have a work presentation to prepare, kids to drive to school, a house to tidy, a ton of emails to respond too and a to do list as long as your arm?

Maybe you’ve gained weight recently and instead of taking a cold hard look at your new body size in the mirror it’s easier not to think about your appearance and throw on some baggy clothes instead.

Maybe you’ve been feeling stagnant in your personal or professional life, wanting to make some changes but not knowing where to begin, and your wardrobe has become a reflection of your inner feelings.

Maybe you dread getting dressed in the morning because you feel everything in your wardrobe is outdated or boring.  You feel like somewhere along the way your inner self got lost in the stresses of life and you don’t know how to create a wardrobe that connects to the real you.

Do any of these read familiar? In times like this we tend to grab for the nearest pair of jeans and comfy sweater or opt for the old favorites we’ve worn a million times.  We want something safe, comfortable, convenient and easy.  We tend to detach from the fact we don’t look our best and tell ourselves we can deal with it later or it’s not important for us to look good anyway because we are to old / overweight / busy / past our prime / you fill in the gap.

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How to be Stylish

Earlier this week I posted the following quote on my Instagram.

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers.  And Style is what you choose” Lauren Hutton.

I absolutely love this quote and for the rest of this week I have felt really inspired by the importance of cultivating your own personal style.  Of course being a Stylist, I love fashion and cannot wait to see what new trends are featured on the runway at the start of each season. But something I really love about being a Stylist is helping clients develop their own unique Personal Style.

Being a women with Style goes way beyond the clothes you are wearing. It’s about having pose and sophistication, knowing who you are and what you’re here to say and, most of all, being confident in your own skin.  It’s wearing clothes that embody your personality and character as well as matching perfectly with your lifestyle and future goals.

Women like Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Obama & Alexa Chung are all women celebrated for their timeless style and not only are they beautiful, elegant and always wearing excellent outfits, they are also extremely successful, intelligent and driven women who have made great achievements in their lives.

With this in mind it seems having great Style goes way beyond just looking good and is an important factor in helping us achieve our goals and future ambitions.

Here are my four top tips to help you become more Stylish!

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My Fall Fashion Reading List

The first days of October welcome the real start of Fall for us here in Milan.  The days start getting shorter and the weather starts getting colder.  And it’s during this time of the year that I start spending less time traveling and more time snuggled up on the sofa reading books and drinking tea.

I love to use this time of year to read some books that will inspire and educate me, especially on the subject of Style and Fashion, so I am able to offer the best possible advise to my Styling clients and cultivate some interesting ideas for future photo shoots for the coming season.

Here are three books on my reading list for the coming month.  Let me know if you’ve read them and what you think of these reads in the comments below…

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How to Define your Personal Style

I have always believed developing unique personal style is more important than following the latest trends and buying into the newest craze.  That’s because, for me, personal style is a representation of our identities and lifestyles.  Really great personal style is special, unusual and timeless. It allows the wearers personality to shine through and doesn’t always involve the most high-fashion or on trend pieces.

It is a key area I always help my Style Session clients to develop because once you have a clear idea of your personal style you feel more confident in your fashion choices, find shopping for new pieces easier and feel the real you shining through in every look that you wear.  But defining your personal style can be tricky and its sometimes difficult to know where to start.  So today I decided to share with you three tips for rookies who want to define their personal style…

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A Fashion Stylist’s Guide to Dressing with Confidence

When I am doing my Styling Sessions the main thing my clients tell me is that after our makeover they want to feel more confident.  More confident in choosing new clothes, more confident in knowing their style and more confident in themselves.  Helping people to boost their confidence and feel amazing is my favorite thing about the Style Sessions side of my business.  I think its such an important thing to feel good about yourself and when you feel amazing it radiates out of you and makes you shine.  So I thought I would share with you today my three top tips for dressing with confidence….

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