Long dress (ballgown) with sparkle and bling - the most formal dress code
white tie by imogenl featuring Prada
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The list of possible adventures and experiences on my recent trip to Dubai was varied and one that I immediately wanted to do was go on a hot air balloon ride over the desert. I’ve been on one before over Melbourne and was keen to repeat … [Read More...]
Hi again Imogen,
Could you write an article and put up illustrations on the best jeans styles for different body shapes?
Also, could you add a variety of outfits to wear with those different styles of jeans?
How to Choose the Style of Jean to Suit Your … [Read More...]
I'm delighted to introduce to you today the Stylish Thoughts of Canberra (Australia) based image consultant (student of mine) Kim Williams of Individually You. Kim has also been taking part in my Evolve Your Style challenge - proving that everyone can benefit from stepping back and taking a moment … [Read More...]
Following on from my post on how to find your ultimate contrast levels, here are some examples of putting together outfits and choosing patterns for a lower contrast.
working with low contrast by imogenl featuring thick-heel pumps
Whether analogous, or neutral plus a colour, … [Read More...]
I didn't have much time to take photos of my outfits while I was away in Dubai (the itinerary was packed with activities back to back!). But here is a little taste.
First night in Dubai on my way to the China Grill.
Casual on top of the Burj Khalifa (read about my experience … [Read More...]
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The Palace Downtown Dubai is no ordinary hotel. From the entrance gates to the pool, it’s exotic and beautiful and resembles a Middle Eastern palace. I’ve stayed at many 5 star hotels over the years with work and conferences, … [Read More...]
I'm frequently asked the question "what is a neutral", so I made this short video to explain.
If you're interested in figuring out the best neutrals for you, check out these posts.
Best neutrals red hair
Best neutrals grey … [Read More...]
One of the experiences that I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to have whilst here in Dubai, is to visit the showroom and design studio of DAS Collection, the brainchild of Reem & Hind Beljafla. As traditional but fashion forward abaya designers, they have created some … [Read More...]
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One of the cultural highlights of my time in Dubai so far has been the Bedouin experience of a Desert Safari by Platinum Heritage. Before I did this, I didn’t appreciate the beauty and majesty of the desert. I thought it was just sandy, hot and … [Read More...]
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Today I spent the better part of the day at The Dubai Mall. Now I’m a pretty experienced shopper, and have been to malls and shopping centres all over the world. I’ve seen some big ones, and some with one attraction. But I have to … [Read More...]
I love your blog and have been reading it for a quite a while now, I love receiving my emails with your latest posts with tips and tricks.
I have a question which I thought might be interesting on your blog as we come into the Xmas holiday season, it relates to what to pack on a … [Read More...]
After my post the other day on how to accessorize a long neck, I was asked how do you figure out if you have a long, short or average neck length, so I made this short video to show you.
It all comes down to your hand!
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How … [Read More...]
I'm leaving tonight for my trip to Dubai and I've been thinking carefully about packing. Now our itinerary is pretty packed and every night we are expected to dress up in cocktail wear, so I'm packing more than I would if I wasn't going out to so many fancy restaurants. But I wanted to share one … [Read More...]
I've done a bit of travelling this year. Chicago, Thailand and now Dubai, so I've worked out what I do need in my carry on luggage to make the trip more comfortable (and I fly economy so I need to make it as comfortable as I can, as on average these flights are all 12 hours or more!).
Today I'm … [Read More...]
Inspired by your post on formality of prints I’m wondering if you could do the same examination with accessories?
So: What makes a necklace/belt/earrings casual/formal/elegant?
My aim is to have just a few clothes which I combine differently with different accessories. It’s not enough clear … [Read More...]
Hot day and I went to the National Gallery of Victoria to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition (high recommended, post coming with photos). Top is from Target and skirt from Ojay.
Cooler again so long sleeves came out. Working in front of the computer all day so in leggings for … [Read More...]
Following on from my post on colour and value contrast here is my simple guide to finding your ideal contrast levels. For each step write down the option that suits you for both colour and value.
1. What is your hair colour
Colour - strawberry blonde, golden blonde, copper, … [Read More...]
This Bloggerati getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I’m super excited to be announcing this as I’ve had to keep it secret for weeks and weeks. I’m so glad that I’m finally allowed to tell you about my upcoming trip to Dubai in early December. “Dubai Tourism is delighted to partner with Nuffnang on their […]
Contrast is one of those subjects that has been coming up lots in my Evolve Your Style and 7 Steps to Style programs in the past week or so. I thought I'd make this video to talk about understanding your contrast and how to figure it out.
Here is a handy contrast tool for you to print out and … [Read More...]
I don't know about you, but so often I'm overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff that I have to do. The hundreds of emails I get each day, the paperwork from school and kids activities, bills and life. There is just so much information that passes through my life and I'm always looking for a way to … [Read More...]
Here in this video I show you how I get 72 outfits from 12 garments and that they can all be packed into this carry-on sized suitcase.
If you want more packing trips grab a copy of my Travelling Light ebook! … [Read More...]
Body proportions are actually more important than body shape, they create the balance that our brain so much enjoys. I’ve made this short video to help you figure out your body proportions so that you can use this information to find how how to dress so that you look taller or shorter, slimmer or curvier […]
No, this is not a movie plot, but a good way of working out what you should wear. With every good movie there is always a hero (this is the non-sexist, all inclusive version of hero, that includes heroines), there is always a Villain, and to make the story cohesive and understandable, some Supporting Acts. […]
3rd piece by imogenl featuring black pants The Third piece is your hero, it’s the accessory or piece of clothing that can add the excitement and personality to your outfit when everything else you’re wearing are basics or supporting acts. Quite often it can be some sort of jacket, other times it will be […]
. I’ve just spent a week teaching a personal colour analysis course, and part of what the course involves is general colour theory, this colour theory is used in all sorts of industries, not just image consulting, so I thought I’d show you using interior decorating and art how you can use the same principles […]
Often clients tell me that they aren’t the biggest fan of their double chin and wish there was a way (without surgery) to make it disappear. Well, I can show you a quick trick with colour that can make a huge difference in how obvious it appears. Watch this short video.
There is no one route to style. You cannot become instantly stylish just from understanding your body shape (sorry Trinny and Susannah, it’s just not that simple). There is, what I call, the Style Puzzle, a group of elements when they all go together define your personal style. These puzzle pieces are just the start […]
I thought , perhaps , you might want to cover what an older (but not feeling older) woman in my situation could wear in different situations. I don’t think I would be the only one interested. ( there seems to be advice for the “new Mum”, and the “woman going back into the workforce” but, […]
Parisian chic is loved by many and I have been asked how to have this French chic style if you haven’t got the slim Parisian body. According to the book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange where she shares lots of tips and I do love her Fashion Faux Pas when you’re […]
Sponsored by Nuffnang Most women want a well functioning wardrobe, but aren’t sure exactly how to go about getting one. They want to stop wasting money on clothes, yet shop in a random fashion, without a list and then wonder why they have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear. If this sounds […]
. . I decided to find a new hairdresser late last year, after not having a hairdresser who I was really happy with for the past few years, and have been trying different stylists at local hair salons for around 4 years since I moved house to a new area of Melbourne. Anyway, to cut […]
I’ve had a few requests on how to wear leggings after my post the other week. So here are some ideas if you’re no longer in your twenties or don’t want to show off too much leg. How to wear leggings by imogenl featuring black leggings From left to right: A skirt that is a […]
I have a question about using the column of colour to look taller (as a curvy petite H shape ) – should I only wear darker tops, avoiding white or cream tops ? There are two major ways to wear a column of colour, on the outside, or on the inside. The version on the […]
As you’re aware, I’m not a “what I wore today” blogger, but sometimes I post a photo or two of me. I have to take my own photos as I don’t have anyone else to do so. So my camera is on a tripod at about my head height (no lower than shoulder height) and […]
I think about relationship between body shape and neckline shape (oval and round versus straight and sharp). Is there any dependence between this two factors? I think, that rounded somatypes need more rounded necklines and straight body shapes need more sharp or straight necklines. But what about body shape with both sharp and curved linen (e.g. […]
Hi, could you please address what color and shape of glasses to wear depending upon coloring? I am a cool brunette. Thanks. There are so many elements to choosing a flattering frame, including colour – here are my top 5 essential factors to consider. 1. Colour Is your undertone warm or cool? If you are […]
earrings for your diamond face shape by imogenl featuring 18k earrings A diamond face shape has a narrow forehead and jaw, with the widest part of the face at the cheekbones. You will want to balance your jaw with your earrings, and follow the shape of your face. Avoid wide or button earrings instead go […]
earrings for your face shape oval by imogenl featuring cluster earrings If you have an oval face shape it’s a balanced shape with an overall curved appearance. As you are naturally balanced, there is no need to use earrings to create more balance, but think about wearing earrings that are in harmony with your facial […]