the more you know the less you need

 
 
 In Berlin winters I want dark footwear and trousers that can handle the riding around slushy snowy wet streets on my bike. my winter vision board expresses the joy of soft gentle black with golden creamy highlights and ventian luxe golden accents

In Berlin winters I want dark footwear and trousers that can handle the riding around slushy snowy wet streets on my bike. my winter vision board expresses the joy of soft gentle black with golden creamy highlights and ventian luxe golden accents

 
 
 

fluency in your style language trains your eye to identify lines, shapes and colors that relate to you.

empowering you to say no to anything that won't bring your beauty and strengths to life 

 any surprise that I love this photo of Günther Krabbenhöft's date wearing the golden colors of my vision board? And how easy to understand how the colors and textures could express my style language.

any surprise that I love this photo of Günther Krabbenhöft's date wearing the golden colors of my vision board? And how easy to understand how the colors and textures could express my style language.

 
 

An actress friend asked me some years back if I didn't get bored working with corporate clients. And if I wouldn't  love to work private clients who are  'creatives'. My answer....all my clients are creatives....whether artist or engineer, manager or musician. They struggle not with a lack of creativity but a lack of structure, a way to sort all the inspirational images floating around in their head. Most women are overwhelmed by the staggering amount of images they encounter, online and in stores. 

It is essential to externalise and sort the inspiration you are carrying around. As long as it remains inside, it swirls around, making it difficult to decide what works for you and what doesn't, what you need and what not.  The answer is a system that sorts all your seemingly random inspiration into a clear, useful and enlightening structure that becomes your personal style language. I am so passionate about connecting the style dots in others lives because I struggled for a long time not understanding my unique style language. Fluency in my style language transformed how truthfully and confidently I am able to express my strengths and personal beauty. And took me on a quest to develop a method that would allow me to to teach others what I took such a long time to master.

In the late 70's I did a two year fashion diploma in Toronto and loved learning how to use the knitting machine, draft patterns, drape and prepare for a fashion show. But felt lost when it was time for fashion illustration because these super long legged slim hipped women were literally worlds away from how I was built. Years later I moved to Milan, where I lived for eleven years. There at Marangoni and St Paulus I encountered a similar situation. Again, I loved the learning, being surround by extra-ordinary craftsmanship and design. But often wondered why I was drawing women so unlike me.

And when I moved to Berlin I let go of the world of fashion. I let go of of everything I had learnt regarding fashion trends and seasons, and especially the ideal body to dress. My time spent in Berlin as a presentation trainer freed me from fashion. And I became focused on the connection between powerful authenticity ...visually and verbally. Out of my pain point a new idea was born, bringing women's strengths and beauty to life through wardrobe. Because I observed that identifying strengths is crucial to communicating them impactfully.  Identifying your beauty and naming the lines, shapes and colors found within you allows you to become a discerning shopper and that....

"the more you know, the less you need, the better you can buy, so the more truthfully you can express who you are"

 

 knowing my winter vision board it's no surprise that I am magically drawn to the beautiful weavings of Lenore Tawney...the colors just melt into my winter vision board

knowing my winter vision board it's no surprise that I am magically drawn to the beautiful weavings of Lenore Tawney...the colors just melt into my winter vision board

the more the self-aware you are...the better you shop and communicate

IDENTIFIED SIGNATURE STRENGTHS can be appreciated and made visible. 

PURPOSE-DRIVEN VISION BOARDS translate strengths and physical beauty into style language, and train your eye to become more discerning and fluent in your language..

STYLE ARCHETYPES provide visual and verbal guidelines to authentically and intentionally express creativity, beauty, empathy, leadership thru wardrobe

ZERO-WASTE WARDROBE BUILDING  starts with a clear vision of who you are and how you want to show up in the world. arming you with the disciple to buy/sew/receive only clothes you love, can easily combine and really wear because they support your strengths, beauty, goals and dreams.

If the idea of bringing your strengths to life makes your heart sing...

 
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