Being True To Your Style

I have always had a love of creating beautiful spaces in my own homes over the years, using colour, forms and fabrics. There is a certain self-expression in creating a home. It can be a reflection of who you are, in the same way your clothes can reveal who you are, or even, who you want to be.

It felt a natural progression for me to translate my love of colour, form and fabrics from home-decorating to fashion and styling. I trained in Colour Analysis and Styling at Aston & Hayes in London and realised that this was a much more exciting and inspiring path for me to take.

The greatest attraction for me in this transition was connecting on a meaningful level with people; styling is a very personal journey for someone to take. I love the idea of helping someone see their potential, feel good about themselves and to get excited about clothes and the possibilities.

I enjoy giving this gentle guidance and advice, with a nurturing, sensitive approach: perhaps giving them more self-confidence, bringing out their best assets, disguising those they’re not comfortable with, and helping them find their inner goddess!

Apart from my work with clients, I also spend some time in the week as a volunteer dresser for a London-based charity called Smart Works. I enjoy helping out-of-work women on low incomes "dress for success" in job interviews with clothes which have been donated by retailers, and giving styling advice to make them feel fabulous.

Essentially, it is about having fun, with clothes and colours, and more about feelings than fashion and trends.

As Ines de la Fressange says, “You should dress to feel good, not show off”. What feels good, looks good. Ultimately, it is reflecting your personality and individuality.