How to UpScale your Jewellery Without it Overwhelming Your Features

I suppose I’m “of a certain age” in some circles at least – look young 40s but I’m actually mid 50s – and the jewelry thing has me stymied. I have delicate features and small bones, so need smallish jewelry. Chunky or large things are just completely out of scale on me! I no longer […]

How to Combine Comfortable Shoes with Your Dressier Outfits

Can you please give me some ideas on footwear for Natural/Relaxed personalities that aren’t Chucks or jandals (flip-flops). Or hiking boots. But similarly nonrestrictive – no pointy toes/squashed feet.   Comfortable stylish shoes by imogenl featuring oxford shoes With trousers look for: Ankle boots Knee high boots Oxfords Loafers With skirts and dresses go for: Knee […]

Where to End Your Necklaces

focal points

  The other day I was reading something that said that if you wear a longer pendant that ends under your bust, then you will draw attention to the narrowest point on your rib cage and this is flattering for all.  Sadly this is not true, as in fact as you can see from the […]

When is it Too Much?

Iris Apfel quote

Being a “young”, older woman, I am very interested in this age group. I would love to see this covered in great detail, maybe as regards to makeup , clothing and jewellery. e.g. When is it “too much”? I do LOVE to wear bling, but, when is it OVERDONE? I hope you enjoy your posts […]

How to Style a Waterfall Cardigan

how to style a waterfall cardigan

So you’ve got some waterfall cardigans and sure you can just put them on and wear them the regular way.  But have you ever thought about styling them differently?  Particularly if you’re petite then waterfall cardigans can have too much volume in them and they will swamp your frame.  Here in this short video I […]

5 Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing Glasses Frames

Choosing colour of your glasses frames

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 […]

Wear a Scarf as a Belt

wear a scarf as a belt

I’ve got quite the scarf collection, many from my dearly departed grandmothers and great aunts. I’ve never been a huge wearer of scarves around my neck, but now that I’ve got more of a waist and sometimes need a little help holding up my jeans. I like to wear a scarf as a belt. I […]

When Should You Avoid a Necklace

Some necklines are made for necklaces, some are made for earrings only.  When a neckline has some sort of embellishment like these, then there is no need to add more.  These necklines are ideal for women who: Have wide or short necks who don’t want to add necklaces Find wearing necklaces annoying or irritating Don’t […]

Principles of Co-ordination – Related Shape

Today in this video I’m taking you through the principle of co-ordination that is called Related Shapes.  This is where the shapes of the elements of garments and accessories need to work together in harmony.  It’s particularly useful when choosing accessories and you can see in this post about choosing necklaces how it works in […]

How To Make an Outift More Yin or Yang

A little while back I introduced you to the concepts of Yin and Yang (or receding and advancing, or softer and stronger) ways of dressing. Here I want to show you a couple of ways that you can change the way you dress in some very common outfits to make them either more Yang (strong) […]