the secret to a confident wardrobe capsule system

You probably have a super functioning grocery system in place that intuitively starts working the minute you hit the supermarket. First, you head to the dairy section for mozzarella and butter, then over to veggies for carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes, followed by the fruit section with grapefruit and bananas. Whatever the specifics of your internal grocery system are, it allows you to zero in…..

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how to choose glasses in 10 steps

There is a staggering selection of glasses available. How to choose a pair that best reflect your personal brand & style? Because that is what you want…to be sure the glasses you choose reflect your personality and highlight your personal stye and beauty. Although this post was originally published some years ago, knowing how to choose glasses that suit your personal style……

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love your beauty

About ten years ago I had a client, who, when shown her skin color...said "that is the most horrible color ever". When I asked why she taught so she said as a child whenever they were out shopping and she and her mum came across this toffee color, whether in a carpet of coat, her mum would remark " what a horrible color." And this became imprinted on her brain, this shade of brown...is horrible.

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color analysis benefits

Feeling beautiful and confident is a process of understanding and acceptance. Understanding the unique language of your body and features....empowers you with great self-acceptance. I am a big believer in the power of  coaching and an outside opinion. And am immensely grateful, even  over just this past year, to all the wonderful coaching I have received. Why?

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style inspiration & challenges

Defining your personal brand is about creating parameters to help you gain clarity. This is best explained by the architect Frank Gehry, talksing about the his horror job. He was asked to build a home for a client and asked what the client what she wanted.  The answer....do whatever you want. Mr Gehry explains that with no restraints it was his most difficult ever job.

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choosing a color concept

I am sure that one of the first questions that popped into anyone's mind who got an invite to the royal weding was...What will I wear. And rightly so, the even was televised around the world and thousand of photographer caught people at every possible angle. And so many people nailed it, including of course Meghan Markle...but that is for my next blog post.

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express your strengths

Myers-Briggs and psychological type are based on the idea that people have preferences. Some people like more alone time and some people prefer more team activities. Some make decsions based on how they feel....others prefer to review facts. Learning you type helps you devlop self awareness in four areas: how you get energized, gather information, make decsions and how structured…

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accessorize for visibility

I first posted this in 2013...and believe that five years on the photos are as timeless and creative as ever. The first photo is from Scott Schulman of The Satorialist. It remains one of my all time favorite style photos. I think she looks smart, wise, full of joy...and like she loves taking time to get dressed up.  When you accessorize boldly as she does, you cannot hide from the world …

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achieving wardrobe wisdom

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 with 'creatives'. No was my very clear answer. I am never bored....my magician archetype knows that inside everything seemingly ordinary is something extraordinary waiting to find its way to the light. Because each of us is full of  inspiring images.

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creating modern elegance

It was a blessing in disguise that Milan was booked out for the furniture fair, Salone Mobile, two weeks ago. It meant I stayed an hour outside Milan in Bergamo. I love observing the way Italian women in smaller towns translate fashion items into their own style language. After a delightful first coffee with a view of Citta Alta, the old city on the hill, I strolled down via Borgo Palazzo….

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