I love the High street and often dress my clients, both celebrity and non-celebrity, from the High street as often as I can. I enjoy making the inexpensive look expensive. Much more rewarding.
To look as good wearing High Street as wearing Designer is completely achievable as can been seen from these photos below. These celebrities have all been dressed by House of Fraser, and all look fantastic. Well done House of Fraser!
*Michelle Keegan and Kate Garraway have dressed in styles that show their
personalities. Kate likes to wear body-con dresses that show off her hourglass shape,
This colour is perfect on her skin tones.
Michelle has chosen Grecian goddess in this Season’s nude tones. Understated and classy.
*Laura Whitmore’s jumpsuit is cool, young and very this season. Not sure if it’s being
worn back to front. However black is never the best colour to wear on the Red Carpet
from the point of view of your photo being put into the newspapers.
Metallics are a huge trend this season. Lucy Watson looks stylish in a metallic shift
dress whilst Sam Faiers has nodded to the trend carrying a metallic clutch bag. Sam is
channelling the pared down look that the actress Sharon Stone once wore to the Oscars,
when she wore a Gap white shirt teamed with an evening skirt. Somehow Sharon did
it better. I think the shirt should be more open at the neck, collar up, worn with more attitude.
Binky’s dress suits her straight up and down body shape as it adds curves with the
Connie Huq wears a 50’s Hollywood style dress that accentuates curves and is sexy
without being revealing.
Men doing the Red Carpet their way! Ollie Locke doing a classic dinner jacket look
but adding his own street style with loafers, no socks.
Victoria wears a style that is perfect for her bodyshape. The colour gold is flattering
near her face for her skin tone.
Sunday 8th May 2016 chatting on BBC Local radio stations nationwide, with Georgey Spanswick on style, fashion, and what you maybe can and cannot wear age 50+.
As I myself am in that age bracket and would like to age disgracefully, never looking like the proverbial “mutton”
I would say to all women age 50+, dress to suit your body shape, colouring, proportions and what works for your personal/public “brand.” and personality.
Feel happy and confident in yourself and it will show whatever you are wearing.
Be your best you!
Your brand is how you wish others to perceive you.
That “1st Impressions” moment.
So in wearing a pair of on trend fishnets and metallic shoes together with a pair of plain grey jeans says to me that Georgey would like to be seen as fun and cool, Never mumsy or boring. In teaming the fishnets and silver loafers with a pair of plain grey jeans Georgey has shown that less is always more.
Add a statement or two to your basic neutral clothes and you will always appear age-appropriate.
Learn more about how to be your best you with my book “Discover the New You” Celebrity stylist secrets to transform your life.
or contact me for a 1-2-1 or online webinar or tutorial.
My chat with Penny Smith on Talk Radio at Midday on May 1st on making the most of yourself.
Discussing a recent survey findings in which it seems that the perfect body shape is all about a hip to waist ratio. The smaller the waist the sexier the woman would be, Unfortunately nowadays our waists our bigger. Our dress a generous 16 and a small waist at 26 inches is an unlikely and mostly unachievable measurement for many women.
So I would say to all women and men that it’s all about 1st impressions and making the most of yourself. Find your best bits, concentrate on accentuating those and minimise and distract from the least favourite parts of you.
I want all my clients to love what they see in the mirror, whatever your size, shape and age. Everyone has the possibility to be your best you. My book Discover the New You may help you. You can dip in and out of it according to your self confidence, style and beauty dilemmas.
Why not start your journey today, in small steps..
I also do 1-2-1’s and group workshops in London and the Isle of Wight. I would love to hear from you
A selection of some of my favourite clothes, shoes and accessories from River Island press day Autumn/Winter 2016/17. I love that whatever your age you can find High Street affordable on trend fashions to mix and match in with your more expensive basic wardrobe staples
UNDRESSED: A brief history of underwear sponsored by Revlon and Agent Provocateur is on at the V&A from 16th April 2016-12th March 2017
This exhibition was a revelation to me as a fashion stylist who studied fashion design and also owned a lingerie website “Red Carpet Undies”.
The evolving of underwear design over the centuries,
The relationship of underwear and fashion
how each decade’s morals defined how women and men wore underwear which was cut and fitted to hide, disguise or enhance the parts of the body that were considered fashionable.
My photos below are a selection of those I found most interesting, fun and include the description of what they are.
This dress is from the 1930’s but to me could easily be from the present day. This Alexander Mcqueen dress from 2012 is just beautiful in its intricacy and design
and is reminiscent of 18th Century hooped petticoats
#nomakeupselfie after my first visit to Lisa Harris Skin Science salon in Weybridge for a Collagen Wave treatment. The treatment that everyone has been talking about during Amanda Holden’s week standing in for Lorraine on ITV.
My skin was literally glowing, as you can see from this no-make-up selfie straight afterwards, and my most disliked part of my face (droopy chin) was definitely improved.
A long way yet to go as these radio frequency treatments are accumulative in effect over a 6 month period which varies according to each person.
The use of radio frequency has been used medically for many years. When the device touches the skin, It has the ability to heat large areas of collagen in the deeper skin layers and underlying tissue in safe controlled doses of Radio-frequency energy.
This heating action causes the deep collagen structures in the skin to immediately tighten and improve the existing collagen.
This treatment can be combined with other skin rejuvenation and aesthetic treatments.
Lisa added Peptides into the treatment gel she used on my face to help plump and nourish. The whole treatment was a lovely experience, not just because Lisa was pretty, charming and extremely knowledgeable but also because I love warmth and the radio waves are delivered into the skin layers through a gentle heat in the rollers which massage the face.
Not only did I have a fab and effective treatment which gave me an indication of how good my skin could look in the future after a series of treatments together with Lisa’s customised skin care regime and treatment programme,
But I also came away with a natural wax pure essential oils candle which is one of Lisa’s new signature classics. Lime and mint. A perfect relaxation fragranced candle.
My latest pet portrait drawn in pastels of Molly, a 3 month old Jack Russell puppy. I chose this particular photo of Molly to copy as it was all about the look in her eye. It leads you in and shows her character. When I am commissioned to do a pet portrait I want to show the dog’s personality.