The Best Necklaces and Earrings for a Long Neck

Hello Imogen. I very love your blog articles, great thanks for them! I have too long neck, so I am looking for advice on what to wear accessory wise with a long neck. I know, that higher necklines are great, but I am not sure about earrings design. Please, would you so kindly, can you […]

How to Accessorize Grey Hair

Dear Imogen Do you have any advice on how to accessorize with salt and pepper hair? After ceasing to color my hair, my natural color is revealed to be a combination of multicolored warm/neutral grey streaks from ivory, to ecru, to silver, to taupe, to charcoal to a few streaks of seal grey. (I wear […]

How to Wear the Metal that is Opposite Your Undertone

Interesting post on upscaling jewellery, this got me thinking about your comment on showing some skin, is this also the case when for example wearing silver jewellery when you are a warm colouring of visa versa wearing gold tone when a cool colouring. I recently noticed someone who was a warm colouring wearing silver, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Rules for Dressing for a Heat Wave

Heat Wave Dressing Tips

Dear Imogen, Could you give us a few tips on how to use the 3-piece outfit rule in sweltering heat? Thank you so much! 3rd Piece in a Heatwave by imogenl featuring a gold bracelet   When you’re thinking about your 3rd piece in heat, it may just be an accessory like a string of […]

Earrings for Your Face Shape – Diamond

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 […]