Reclaiming your style – how to dress with confidence, post-cancer

Battling cancer is an experience none of us want to have to go through and even when you have rung that bell and you’re in remission, the battle doesn’t end.  While those around you will be relieved and celebrating the fact that you are a survivor, they might not realise you will need time to … Read more

Accepting change

Let’s be honest, bodies change over the years, especially women’s bodies.  Not just as we grow from a child to an adult, but through many other changes – puberty, pregnancy and menopause probably being the major ones, along with weight fluctuations due to diet or ill health. When I was training to become an image … Read more

Forever Fabulous – Spring/Summer Trends for the 50+ woman

There is always plenty of advice online and in magazines etc., about current trends and how to wear them, but often they are aimed at young women, and apart from a few exceptions, most brands still use young models with ultraslim figures, which more mature women just don’t identify with. However, those of us in … Read more

The trouble with vanity sizing

Let’s be honest, women’s clothing sizes can be confusing and frustrating.   Not only do different brands size their clothes according to their ideal customer (which can be vastly different from one brand to the next), but there is also the phenomenon of vanity sizing, which has been around for decades and shows no signs … Read more

I have no idea what my style is, I don’t think I really have one!

This is a comment from a member of my Facebook group recently, after I’d been talking about how dressing in colours and styles that suit your physical appearance can improve the way you look, but bringing in your personal style helps you to FEEL more like you – and indeed the best version of you! … Read more

Is it vain to care about your appearance?

As an image consultant, I naturally take care of my appearance – I put make-up on every day (unless I’m at home, cleaning or working in the garden etc.), I style my hair every day and I make sure I dress appropriately for the day ahead.  I wouldn’t feel like me if I didn’t follow … Read more

The Art of Layering

We have reached the autumn equinox, which basically means that summer is over (sad  face)!  Having said that, we often get some lovely days at this time of year, when there is still some warmth in the sun, so you may be reluctant to pack away your summer clothes just yet.  There are also many … Read more

How to cure your aversion to shopping

So many women I speak to tell me that they hate shopping with a passion. Delving deeper into this statement often uncovers the fact that the problem is actually more about not really knowing what suits them or will work with what they already own – they rush around, unsure what to buy and end up … Read more