Oscars Frocks – Choosing the Right Colour

what would you wear on the red carpet

OK, so I’m unlikely to ever be asked to the Oscars, or any such award ceremonies, but when I’m choosing a client’s signature colours, one of the criteria I may run past the colour is “would I dress this person head to toe in this colour and it would look truly WOW” as in, if […]

Pantone Colour Forecast for Autumn/Winter 2015

pantone colour forecast fall 2015, pantone autumn 2015

Pantone have just released their Autumn/Winter 2015 colour forecast so I wanted to share it with you. What’s interesting is that we’re moving away from the brighter colours of the past few years, the bright orange, emerald and cobalt and towards a more muted palette which is great for many people who find the bright […]

50 Shades of Grey (and how to wear them)

colour schemes for grey

There are well over 50 shades of grey, probably thousands of them which is why grey can be one of the hardest colours to match as there are so many versions of it. There are two ways of making grey – by combining black and white (this is the easy way, and it’s easy to […]

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What to Wear on a Date

So what do you wear on a date? It can be a particularly vexing question for many women, particularly if it’s with someone new or newish. We don’t want to get it wrong – either seem too forward or too uninterested. Given that it’s Valentines day in a few days, I thought I’d give you […]

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3 Ways to Incorporate Black Garments When It’s Not Your Best Colour

So you’ve got a bunch of black items in your wardrobe that you can’t afford to get rid of (or just don’t want to), but you know that black isn’t the most flattering colour on you. How do you get your wear out of them and make them work? Here are my top 3 tips.   […]

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How to Choose Colours in Summer When You Have Deep Colouring

Have you written an article yet on colour coordinating for us deep dominant folk especially for summer style? So you have naturally deeper/darker colouring, but in summer you don’t want to be wearing all those dark winter colours, so how do you choose the lighter colours that will work best for you? Firstly consider your […]

Want to Look More Vibrant? Discover Your Eye Enhancers

looking in my eyes

Your eyes are one of the features that I think is important to highlight every time you get dressed.  They are at the centre of your communication centre (that’s a fancy term for your face).  If people are drawn to looking at your eyes, they don’t notice much else about your body, and are certainly […]

How to Choose Makeup and Fabrics Based on Skin Sheen

how to choose makeup sheen for your skin

Often there is a ‘rule’ that when you are more mature then you should steer away from any sort of makeup with sheen or shine (pearlesence) in it.  This rule will work, if you have matte skin, but even if you are more mature, you may still have a skin that reflects more light and […]

Working with Your Existing Wardrobe: The Black Dilemma

Do you have any blog posts on how to wear the black items in your wardrobe when your value contrast is low or medium and you don’t want to wear all neutrals/all black? I don’t want to part with all of those clothes as I still like them. I found a few posts about wearing […]

How to Work with Your Contrast -High Contrast

High contrast is the easiest of the contrasts to master as it’s the most obvious.  You can find out how to discover your contrast here.  Working with low contrast here and medium contrast here.   high contrast by imogenl featuring skinny jeans Here we have an achromatic (black and white) high value contrast. A monochromatic […]

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