Clothes are fundamental to how we express ourselves and how we feel. When you look good, you feel good. It’s that simple.
Worrying about your shape and what suits you takes up energy and emotional space.
Once you’ve sorted out your wardrobe and found a formula that works for you, you’ll start loving your clothes again.
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
I understand about women’s anxieties because I’ve been through them all. How we feel about ourselves is so often reflected in how we dress.
I want to help you find pleasure in your clothes.
I want to take the stress and confusion out of what to wear and short-cut the shopping experience so that you not only save time and wasted energy but money too. I want show you how to get the best out of your wardrobe so that you look and feel great.
For however long lockdown lasts, this is the ideal time to check in with your wardrobe.
Sessions take place using Zoom or FaceTime.
They can cover outfit advice, decluttering, a wardrobe refresh or what to wear while working from home.
Depending on what you want to achieve and how big your wardrobe needs, these run from 1- 3 hours.
(at your home)
Think of this as a wardrobe MOT…..
It’s a great way to bring clarity and order to your wardrobe. We go through the lot, discarding anything that doesn’t flatter you so that only the clothes that really work for you remain.
I quickly identify the gaps (often the basics like T-shirts and shoes,) and new outfits are created from what you already have. These get photographed and added to a folder for your phone so that you have a reminder record.
This is often a natural follow on from the Wardrobe Edit where we build on any missing key pieces. They don’t have to be linked.
Some women what to rebuild their entire wardrobe. Others might be after a specific outfit for a wedding, a job interview, an important gathering; that date with a new life interest.
I’ll find you what you want.
Shops take place in Central London. I do all the legwork in advance so that your time with me is efficient and stress-free. I’ve converted many a client who had previously dreaded the prospect of clothes shopping!
(at your home)
The styling session is shared with friends. I cover body shape, colour tone, styling tips, how to accessorise effectively, what key items to add to your wardrobes and how to work them into your own personal style.
Bring along a range of items from your existing wardrobe so that we can go through what works and what doesn’t and maybe swap with someone else.
Sessions can be mid-morning or early evening over a bottle of wine. Whatever works best for you.
Clothes have always featured heavily in my life. I trained at the London College of Fashion and went on to have a sixteen year modelling career. I worked for many of the top designers around the world and had exclusive contracts with Lanvin and Christian Dior in Paris. My time there gave me a privileged insight into how the fashion industry works and the emotional impact of clothes.
The first of my three novels, Catwalk, was based on the fashion industry and is a fictional snapshot of what I observed.
“I understand the importance of clothes and our relationship with them. Put a woman in an outfit that she feels good in and you empower her. I want you to look fabulous and know it.”
After having 4 children, I had no time for me and lost interest in what to wear. I often resorted to styles that did not suit me at all.
Emma helped me understand that softer colours are much more flattering. She also taught me the right styles for my figure, most of which I would never have considered in a million years. She took me on such a fun and exciting journey, always making me feel so comfortable.
My wardrobe no longer depresses me. I feel happy once again with what I’m wearing and therefore so much happier inside. Huge thank you, Emma. I will keep on listening to your advice, taking risks and using your expertise.
I think this is the single best thing a woman can do: allow a professional to critique your wardrobe. I liken it to when you have something wrong with your body, you seek professional advice. Or if something's not quite right with the car, you go to a garage to get it fixed.
The same with your wardrobe. If it is not working for you… and you know if it isn’t…. go to a professional. I went to Emma. Best thing I ever did.
I give talks on ‘How To Style Your Body Shape’ for groups of women. The talk includes anecdotes from my time working as a couture model for two of the Parisian powerhouses; Christian Dior and Lanvin.
I’m sometimes asked to speak at large gatherings, but I also cater to smaller groups at someone’s home for drinks or a coffee morning. I’m also offering a virtual talk while the lockdown restrictions remain.
Please contact me for further information.
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