Archives for Defining Personal Style

Choosing best glasses frames

Glasses are not only functional;  they’re  often an overlooked accessory which when chosen well, frame your eyes and accentuate the structure and shape of your face. The last time I was at the optometrist, I tried on over 25 pairs of frames and was overwhelmed.  The optometrist tried her best to advise me but her expertise is eye health not aesthetics. I ended up using comfort (despite my low bridge), colour and price to decide. There’s a lot of confusing information out there to help
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Looking Expensive On A Budget

Probably the worst judgment one woman can ever pass on another is, “She looks cheap.” What does that mean?  The dictionary defines cheap as costing little or being inexpensive, but we know that’s not what we’re referring to.  Quite often a woman who might be described as “cheap” has spent thousands of dollars decking herself out in luxury labels and ostentatious logos.  She’s a walking billboard for all the brands she’s wearing.
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Uniqlo for the whole family

Shop for the whole family at Uniqlo If the only way you get to do any shopping is with partner and/or children in tow, there is one shop that will satisfy everyone’s clothing needs -Uniqlo.  Although you may not be in the market for winter basics right now, you’ll want to remember the name Uniqlo. On a recent US trip, we happily kitted out the whole family’s winter wardrobe for less than USD $600.The good news is that Uniqlo’s first
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Worst clothes 2013: My least favourite buys of the year

What was I thinking? Shoppers’ remorse.  Just because I am a personal stylist doesn’t mean I don’t experience it sometimes.  I may have a lot of practice shopping for others (and myself), but I don’t get it right 100% of the time.  I figure shopping is a metaphor for life.  If you don’t make any mistakes, you probably aren’t pushing yourself enough to try something new.  And life is all about evolving, improving and growing. Here are five things that
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Best clothes 2013: My favourite buys of the year

As 2013 draws to a close, I like to take stock of everything that has happened wardrobe-wise.  I find it educational to examine my year’s purchases to understand what were good buys and what were silly spends. This bit of sartorial reflection makes me appreciate my favourite pieces more.  It also teaches me what not to spend my money on so I can mentally resist the urge to splurge. So here are my five most beloved wardrobe additions of the
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Styling Strategies 101 – how to dress it up and down

Ever been advised to buy clothes only if you can wear them at least 3 ways?  You nod sagely and then think, “How do I do that? How do I dress it up and down so I can wear it for formal or casual situations?” It’s pretty simple once you under the basics which I call my 6Ss (acronyms….you can tell corporate training is in my blood). Of course,  if you want to reserve play things for play time and
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Authentic Style – My first book is launched

Style, bubbles and baubles What better way to welcome  into the world a book about styling than to throw a party at a jewellery shop? That’s what happened one gorgeous sunny Sunday in July. My first book, Authentic Style: A practical guide to loving how you look every day was welcomed with such love and anticipation from past clients, friends and new acquaintances. Here’s how it was reported by the Sydney Standard. It’s not too late for you to get
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Wear a chunky knit with style not chunk

As it gets colder, it’s lovely to wrap yourself up in soft, cuddly chunky knits. They’re all the rage at the moment  and you can find them in a variety of shapes and lengths.  You don’t have to sacrifice your shape when you wear a chunky knit.  There are ways to enjoy the softness of a knit AND look stylish in the silhoutte you cut.  This video shows you how.
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It’s easy to wear fashion accessories. Three tips to get started.

” I want to wear fashion accessories, but I don’t know how.” I had the pleasure of working with Sally last week.  Sally completed an 8-week fitness challenge with Body Beyond Baby and to celebrate her fit and toned body, she wanted advice on looking more stylish on casual occasions with her existing clothes. Like many first-time moms, Sally wants to wear flattering and current clothes, without overhauling her wardrobe because she plans to have a second baby in the
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