Up Up and Away in a Hot Air Balloon

Balloon adventure 2

Tuesday this week, my honey and I took a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne. This is something I’ve wanted to do for the past 20 years or so. We rose before dawn and met the rest of the passengers and crew and were bused out to our launch site.  The launch site is decided […]

Losing Weight and Gaining Health

Weight loss

Some of you have started to notice and comment that I’ve lost weight. It’s interesting that nobody noticed the difference in my appearance until I’d shed around 10kg (22lb). Last October I realised that my weight had been creeping up for 3 years, and given my middle age, being the weight I was when I […]

Understanding Colour – Tints, Tones and Shades

colour properties

Would love it if you could show us some samples of color that you describe in this comment…”Plus, once you’ve gone through the grey stage to the all white stage – you can start to brighten slightly again (though not the really bright colours, usually those with a high tint (lots of white added)” What […]

Turning Women Into Cover Models and Their Reactions

Here is a great short video about how real women who think they want to look like cover models really feel when they have the experience.

Understanding Undertone and Ageing – Warm to Cool

warm to cool

Yesterday I wrote about how fast your colouring changes as you age. In the the question, I was also asked if you can have a neutral undertone – one that is neither warm nor cool. In my decade of doing image consulting and having draped countless people, I’ve never seen someone who is purely neutral. […]

How Your Colouring Changes as You Age

Imogen, can you please do a post on this, how one’s colouring might change as we age? It doesn’t happen overnight, does it, so how quickly does it happen? I’d also be interested in whether there is a neutral, ie neither warm, neither cool colouring? And whether some people are only a little warm (what […]

Healthy Brain – Healthy LIfe – Ideas Worth Sharing

A fascinating TED talk on the importance of your brain

Not Going Grey Gracefully Part 2

not going grey gracefully 2

  Today I spent the day at the hairdressers, moving my now warm orange/brown/blonde hair to a cooler ash/pearl blonde (See Not Going Grey Gracefully Part 1 if you missed the first part of my hair colour change journey). Firstly my hair was stripped of the remaining colour and we managed to remove more of […]

Not Going Grey Gracefully – Part 1

Still got it all wrapped up for safe keeping

I’ve been going grey since I was 15 – in fact I carefully packaged up my hair and have kept it for 20 years now. By the age of 22 I remember trying to count the number of grey hairs in my fringe (bangs) and lost count there were so many. That was the point […]

Ideas Worth Sharing – The Power of Vulnerability

This is one of the most powerful TED talks video by Brene Brown I’ve seen – so worth the 20 minutes!