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 […]

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) […]

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 […]