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 […]

Earrings for Your Face Shape – Oval

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 […]

Works Like a Charm – How to Mix Metals and Stack Bracelets to Create Your Own Jewellery Combinations

A charmed life with Pandora

Who doesn’t want to lead a charmed life? Charms have been around for a long time. I bet you didn’t know that people have been making and wearing charms for over 75 000 years! Originally they were made from shells, animal bones and clay. Later on from metals and precious gems (as they are these […]

Earrings for Your Face Shape – Square

Earrings for your face shape – square by imogenl featuring pendant jewelry   If you have a square face shape, then you will think about wearing earrings that relate to its shape.  It’s a shorter shape so needs elongation. Wear longer, drop earrings that are slim in width.   Avoid short button style earrings or […]

How To Create More Outfits From Existing Your Wardrobe

how to create more outfits

Layer Try layering, not just a cardigan over your top, but think about layering tops with similar necklines, so that you create a colour contrast and some extra detail in your portrait area. Think about adding a waistcoat or vest over the top of your t-shirt, blouse or even dress. How about turning a summer […]