Have you lost your mojo when it comes to clothes and style? Not really sure what suits you or what to buy? I can help!
I am a House of Colour Double Star Consultant, winning the sought-after accolade of one star in my very first year. I was then over the moon when the following year I achieved a coveted two stars!
I love being a House of Colour stylist. When I “had my colours done”, it is no exaggeration to say that it changed my life. I went from feeling frumpy – and trying pretty hard to be invisible – to being comfortable and confident in my own skin … and in my clothes!
Many of the people who come to see me are facing some kind of transition in their lives and perhaps are feeling a little lost, like they have forgotten who they really are.
-after having children who feels very ‘mumsy’ and that they have lost their identity
-leaving the corporate world who has forgotten how to dress casually
-about to enter the world of business, terrified about what to wear to the office
-in their early 30s, wondering if they are dressing old before their time
-in their 40s/50s/60/70s worrying that they might look like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’
-experiencing what some people call a ‘midlife crisis’, others a ‘wake-up call’
-more mature, towards the end of their career, finishing work and heading into retirement
-coming out of a relationship break-up and wanting to ‘dress for themselves’
-not knowing what to buy or what to pair with what, so wearing the same old things
The reason I love my job so much is seeing a person’s transformation, knowing I am helping it to happen. It’s about making a difference, seeing how pleased they are … and then when they ring or email me saying “I got three compliments this morning, and all I’d done was …” well, that just makes my day.
Getting to know my client during our session together means they will trust me and let me show them a colour palette or outfit suggestions that may well include shades or shapes they might not have gone for themselves..
The two main session types are Colour and Style: many clients decide they would like to do both, if so, it is totally up to you which one you want to do first. Some people love to start with Colour; it’s what has made us famous, and there is a clue in our name! And, by the way, there is so much more to your Colour consultation than simply being a ‘Season’! Our recommendations actually depend upon the creamy undertones of your skin and whether they are more warm or cool.
Style is a longer session where I want to learn more about you so I know which looks will suit your character. For me – and now for many of my clients – it was the Style class that had the most profound effect. A House of Colour stylist uses Carl Jung’s body archetypes to determine what styles of clothing suit you best – but then also seeks out those clothes which allow your personality to shine through. It’s really about creating the illusion of proportion … but I will be dressing you according to your personality and not just your proportions, showing you how to dress your body, making the most of your best features.
It’s about not hiding under (or behind) your clothes: I want to peel away the layers (at least metaphorically!) to find the real you inside, and bring her – or him – out to play … or work … or go partying … or dine out … or chill … or do school runs … or whatever … looking great and feeling great.