Archives for Defining Personal Style

What is a personal colour analysis?

Have you ever wondered what a professional colour analysis is? Simmy Wong, Personal Colour Stylist and owner of Colour Soup, answers key questions about colour analysis and how we can harness the power of colour to look and feel our best. What is colour analysis? Colour Analysis is the process of observing the effect of different colours (usually in the form of coloured drapes) on your skin to determine your natural colour tone.  It’s a process to help us understand
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5 Ways to Get Out The Door Faster Each Morning

If you feel rushed off your feet each morning getting yourself (and others) ready for the day, here are five tips to streamline your morning routine so you get out the door faster. I did an experiment this week and was startled by the results: being disorganised adds 23 minutes to my morning routine -time I’d rather spend in bed. I timed myself with a stopwatch over four days to see how long my morning routine was and to identify
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What’s your personal fashion style?

I was recently admiring the Archibald Prize entries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales when I overhead two art enthusiasts talk about the portraits. I heard “tautology of choice….dichotomy of subject matter”, but didn’t have a clue what they meant.   I don’t know much about what I like in art, but I recognise what I like when I see it.  I suppose this is similar to how some of my clients feel when I ask them to describe
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Create the impression you want

I’ve worked in Asia and the US and in comparison, the workplace dress code in Australia is relaxed and casual.  Unless you work in a major city in “professional” industries where a suit is still the norm, getting dressed for work each day can be a headache.  How can you create an outfit that is professional, appropriate, comfortable yet injected with your personality? A good place to start is to understand the impression you want to create on your clients,
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Find your personal fashion style

How would you describe your personal fashion style?  Classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian?  Or a cross between one or two of those categories with your unique spin?  In this digital age, there is plenty of  fashion inspiration to help you put together your look. When I was sixteen, I used to wait impatiently for my monthly edition of Seventeen to arrive (a month out of date by the time I received it by sea-mail).  My friends and I used to drool
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Feel attractive and feminine

Last week I enjoyed meeting up with a girlfriend I hadn’t seen for a year.  As we caught up on each other’s lives, our conversation inevitably turned to husbands and children.  In particular, I was struck by how she described her seven year-old daughter as a girly girl who loved everything pink, dresses, hairclips, dolls and four-legged animals. My friend, a self-professed tomboy growing up and a highly capable IT project manager, was amazed (and frustrated) at how their different
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