What not to wear to a wedding

What not to wear to a wedding

I thought what not to wear to a wedding was a great topic for my blog when  royal fever hit me quite late in the piece but my eyes were glued to the TV on Friday night to watch the Royal Wedding. Will and Harry looking very handsome in uniform. Kate was exquisite wearing Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. So elegant and so now and almost a modern day version of Grace Kelly’s gown. And Pippa also looked so sleek in her bridesmaid dress. I loved it all. Most of all, I loved the fairy tale that made the world

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Love the skin you’re in.

Love the skin you're in.

If you love the skin you’re in, you will always exude amazing confidence. I have always adhered to “being skinny” does not equate to health or happiness. I am a firm believer in loving the skin I’m in. It has taken a long time to arrive at this revelation but as I approach fifty, I must say it is a good feeling to be content and comfortable with my age, size and shape. Personally I’ve had to reevaluate my look based on my reality. Gone are the super tight jeans and cute fitted tops (a look I lived in) I’ve

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Style Makeovers

Style Makeovers

A Style Makeover is not as scary as you think, it could mean the simplest change can make a huge difference. Change your look change your life is a motto I adhere to because the smallest change that you make to your current look can make all the difference. A splash of colour, an updated hair cut, or some funky statement pieces can totally revive and refresh your cur-rent look. Gravitating to the same garments over and over which I name “outfit repeaters” is why we get stuck in a style rut. STYLE MAKEOVERS   Many of us can be

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Focal Points

Focal Points

Wearing a Focal Point is a great way accentuate the great and mitigate the not so great. A focal point will attract the eye to a specific place of the body. Pacing your focal point needs to be strategic. Think of eyes up to focus attention high on the body. Hats, earrings, necklaces, interesting necklines, makeup are perfect for ways to play it up as much as possible. A focal points are anything on your body that draws attention to itself. A design element– a motif, pockets, collar or a ruffle A Colour– a bright shirt, a high contrast or a

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Poor Body Image

Poor Body Image

Nearly every woman I meet suffers from poor body image. So many women suffer from poor body image, no wonder, with all the “beautiful” images we face each day. Often you stand in front of the mirror and pick on every flaw you have. Maybe you avoid mirrors because you really don’t want to confront your reality. Girls, this is not a healthy way to live. It is so important to love the skin you’re in and embrace your shape. Take my client Debbie (not her real name) for example. She suffered from low self esteem and wore the same

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Your Image Matters

Your Image Matters

Your image matters because there is no such thing as a neutral image. The way we dress plays a vital role in the way we are received. Our image impacts our world dramatically, it effects the way we are perceived and received. Society today assumes that if you look a particular way you are going to act a particular way. It is what it is! Imagine visiting a dentist and he is dressed like a Rastafarian, with dread locks, happy pants and is poorly groomed. Would you feel confident in letting him work on your teeth? I think not! His image

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

It's not what you wear, it's how you wear it!

It’s not just what you wear that matters, it’s how you wear your it. A successful visual image requires that you co-ordinate your wardrobe to work in harmony, with colours, fabrics and patterns reinforcing your intended message. Cheap fabrics in garish patterns and poor colour combinations will detract from your image. Take your time in selecting confidence building garments that will help you achieve your desired look. Let’s look at some basic guidelines to follow: 1 When combining prints and patterns never mix three together unless they are of similar colour and theme and one is more dominant than the

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Love your wardrobe!

LOVE YOUR CLOTHESStyledge Image Consulting is all about saving you time and money and helping you look and feel greatOur clothes should represent who we are and therefore reflect our personality. Besides your wardrobe fitting and suiting your shape, colouring and proportions, you really should absolutely love what you wear. Our clothes represent who we are, so buy clothes which are compatible with you. Do you LOVE it?Our wardrobe should be an exciting place to visit rather than a place of constant frustration but unfortunately the latter often applies. To love something means that garment or accessory makes you feel

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Psychology of Image

What you wear has a direct effect on the way you think, feel and behave and how you project yourself. Your image influences your thinking, what you feel, your behaviour, and how others interact with you. Your image also affects their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.Styledge Image Consulting believes when you look good you feel good. Your clothes speak; they send a message about who you are. Social psychologist says our first impression is made up of three things. 55% visual 38% tonality7% the words we useWithin 6 seconds a person has formed an opinion of us and we have made

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How to always have something to wear

Styledge Image Consulting has taken on the mantra of the wonderul Gok Wan “Shop less and wear more” Let’s take a look at how you can always have something wear! 1 Find out once and for all what really suits you. Invest in a colour and style consultation (of course).2 Decide on a look that’s right for you. One that works with your personality, budget and lifestyle.3 Decide on three basic colours. These need to either match or will co-ordinate with what you own and buy only those three colours for your basic pieces.4 Establish a workable budget. Remember the

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