The Yin and Yang of Clothing

Have you ever considered Yin and Yang (or Receding and Advancing) in relation to your clothes?  I first read about this concept in Judith Rasband’s Wardrobe Strategies for Women, and realised that it relates to all personality style and why each style communicates in the way it does. It’s a powerful tool to help you […]

Not Going Grey Gracefully – Part 3

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Since I’ve been blonde now for all of the better part of 3 weeks. Here are a few of the things I’ve noticed about how my new hair colour is changing the way I dress. My Makeup My lipstick is getting lighter.  I’ve found when I put on my darker lip or really bright lip […]

Finding the Right Texture and Sheen for Your Skin

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Have you ever thought about the texture or sheen of the fabrics you wear? The jewellery you choose? The makeup that suits. Did you know that some textures will look more harmonious on you and others less so? In this short video, Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss how to choose the […]

3 Essential Elements to Choosing Flattering Prints and Patterns

contrast in prints and pattern by imogenl featuring a bright tank   Yesterday I was out shopping with one of my lovely clients. She wanted some blouses and dresses that were more ‘fun’ than her current range of tops in solid colours. Knowing her colour palette meant picking up all the options in the store […]

Principle of Volume

One of the simplest, but most often forgotten rules, is that of the principles of volume.  Too much volume at one time will make you look larger than you are.   Too skin tight can look a little tarty.   principles of volume by imogenl featuring reiss Pretty simple isn’t it? But quite often if […]

How to Choose Necklaces to Work with Your Neckline

  Choosing Necklaces for Necklines by imogenl featuring over sized sweaters Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles. Turtle necks – best with longer necklaces Crew necks – best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib styles Scoop necks – fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale […]

What are Your Defining Facial Features?

What are your defining facial features that when replicated create the harmony that makes you look fabulous? Watch this short video on how to find your defining facial features and then you will be able to choose the most flattering necklines and know which toe shape on shoes really work for you.  

How to Flatter Patterned Skin

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If you have freckling that you don’t love, or age spots and want to make them look less obvious, when you’re looking solid colour garments, look for fabrics that have an inbuilt pattern like marle, or those with a fine to medium texture. patterned skin by imogenl featuring crop tops

How to Understand the Elements of Prints

Following on from my post on how to interpret prints and patterns I want to talk more about different elements of prints and how they also relate to other elements of ourselves. Elements of Prints by imogenl featuring a floral pencil skirt You would be aware that not all florals are the same, just as […]

Inside Imogen’s Wardrobe – Jeans casual

Imogen, casual in jeans and pink chiffon top

Frequently I’m asked “As an image consultant do you always have to dress up?”. My answer is, “Well I still wear jeans and t-shirts, but they’re good jeans and t-shirts and I tend to accessorize too.” You never know when you leave the house, even if it’s just the supermarket or the school run, if […]