Colour analysis is one of my favourite parts of my job.
I love supplying clients with a perfect palette of their 36 best colours that will make them glow.
But the problem is, once you've learned your colour code, you still have a whole wardrobe filled with colours you can't wear...
...your 'wrong' colours.
Are you a fan of high heels?
I love the look of them...
But I'm terrible at wearing them for more than five minutes.
That's why, when watching red carpet events, I can't help but wonder how the women in attendance can look so elegant while walking around in sky-high heels all event long.
Recently, on the Cannes red carpet, I was amused to see one celebrity have a 'human' moment. Kristen Stewart was obviously in so much pain from her heels that she removed them mid-carpet. Take a look...
I love big red carpet events - it's so much fun checking out what the celebrities are wearing!
The Met Gala is especially exciting. Each year, there's a specific, often slightly strange theme. It's fun to see how the attendees respond to the year's theme.
This year, the theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination". (Quite a bizarre theme, but I digress...)
Below I've ranked a selection of looks from my least-favourite to my number one pick. Read on to find out who got it right, and who got it painfully wrong...
Patterns are one of my favourite tools in dressing.
Did you know that prints and patterns can both minimise and maximise an area? Take the bust line, for example: if you are overly-endowed, wearing a pattern over the bust area will distract the eye and 'minimise' the bust line. If, on the other hand, you have a small bust, wearing a pattern will add visual bulk and 'maximise' the area.
Pretty neat, huh?
Read on to learn my favourite patterns for the four basic style personalities...
When was the last time you had a compliment on your hair?
...Can't remember? Then it may be time to update your hairstyle.
Your hair is one of the most important aspects of your appearance, as it's the first thing someone notices about you when you walk into a room. Because of this, it's vital that your hairstyle is in harmony with your face shape.
There are four basic face shapes: the oval, the square, the round and the heart. Read on to find out which one you are, along with some suggestions for each shape.
This week's #TipTuesday was about finding a style icon, and I decided to expand on this for this week's blog post.
If you want great personal style but aren't quite sure how to get it, find a celebrity with a style you love and imitate it. Celebrities are perfect for this because having a great style is almost a part of their job description. They have stylists who give them a defined style that they become known for.
Read on to learn my easy steps to finding and utilising a style icon...
If you've been following me on social media (click here for Facebook and here for Instagram) you know that I've recently joined a company called Park Lane Jewelry. To celebrate, I'm having an online party, and I'd love for you to come along! It's going to involve a live facebook video where I show some of the beautiful jewelry, give some styling tips and do a few giveaways.
(Click here to check out the facebook event and RSVP.)
Anyway, as a lead up to the event, I thought I'd write this week's blog post about my top accessorising tips! I'll also be sharing a lot of these live during the event, so you definitely don't want to miss it.
So without further ado, here are my top accessorising tips...
On Wednesday I created a giveaway for my Discover Your Colour Code online service. I'm giving this away to five lucky winners (click here to enter - it's really easy!). So this week I thought I'd write about the benefits of learning your colour code.
For those of you who don't know, 'colour code' is the name of the colour analysis system I use. There are six different colour codes, and you are one of them based on the colour of your hair, skin and eyes. Your colour code determines the colours that suit you best, along with your best metals, shoe/handbag colours, hair colours and makeup colours.
So without further ado, here are a few benefits of knowing your colour code:
In one of my recent social media posts, a past client expressed that she found it difficult to know what sort of makeup to wear with her glasses, and I thought, what a great topic for a blog post!
Read on to find out my top tips for wearing makeup with glasses...
Hands up if you own a little black dress?
*90% of women raise their hands*
Women have been taught for decades that everyone needs a little black dress. And, yes, a basic dark dress is incredibly versatile in the wardrobe, but if you've been following me for a while, you know that...
...a large percentage of women don't look good in black.
Yes, it's true. It is far from a universal colour - actually, it's one of the most difficult colours to pull off.
And even if you can wear black, it's still probably not the best option, colour-wise. That's why, instead of a little black dress, I recommend investing in a little dark dress.
Or, an LDD!
Read on to find out what an LDD looks like for each of the colour codes...