What’s Your Contrast?

value contrast tool

Contrast is one of those subjects that has been coming up lots in my Evolve Your Style and 7 Steps to Style programs in the past week or so. I thought I’d make this video to talk about understanding your contrast and how to figure it out. Here is a handy contrast tool for you […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are the Principles of Coordination – Levels of Refinement

in one of your last videos, you talked about principles of coordination – can you go in more detail on this, please? There are 4 main principles of co-ordination – these are: Levels of Refinement Principle of Volume Related Shapes Related Lines   Each of these influences how we put outfits together, from accessories to […]

Your Voice and Movement and How They Influence Your Style

In this video I talk about the elements of your voice and the way you move and give insights about how these may influence your personal style. Yin and Yang Posts The Yin and Yang of Clothing More on Identifying Yin and Yang in Clothing Design Ways to Balance Your Yin and Yang Creating Harmony […]

Understanding the Style Puzzle – 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Style

Style Puzzle

There is no one route to style. You cannot become instantly stylish just from understanding your body shape (sorry Trinny and Susannah, it’s just not that simple). There is, what I call, the Style Puzzle, a group of elements when they all go together define your personal style. These puzzle pieces are just the start […]

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

T is for Texture

Texture

Texture is one of the pieces of the Style Puzzle (body shape is one piece too, yet so much is written about body shape, people think it’s the whole puzzle, instead of just being a small element of the whole). Fabrics have different textures.  There are many sorts of textures: Smooth (no texture) silk, cotton/elastane Chunky […]

S is for Scale

optical illusion

Scale is one of the most important elements to consider when thinking about dressing your body and personality.  It’s one of the tools we have to create optical illusion, we can use it to make ourselves or parts of ourselves appear larger or smaller (or just as we are), depending what we want to achieve. […]

More on Identifying Yin and Yang in Clothing Design

  Yin and Yang of Geometric patterns by imogenl featuring black tops Following on from Ways to Balance Your Yin and Yang, here you can see how the lower the contrast and smaller the print, the less advancing, or softer it looks, so thus is more yin in appearance.  The higher the contrast, the bolder […]

Ways to Balance Your Yin and Yang

  yang with a yin twist by imogenl featuring long shirts   yin with a twist of yang by imogenl featuring a white blazer Perhaps you could write another post about what to wear when you have a yin personality and would like to wear yin, but yang looks better on you and vice versa? […]