Chatting on BBC 2 TV with Victoria Derbyshire at 10.50am today about us older women being confident enough to wear a bikini.
This was the makeover I did in July, for my lovely Style of Wight magazine “win a makeover” Winner Isobelle.
She and I worked together over 3 months on a diet/healthy eating regime. We looked through her wardrobe at which styles and colours worked best for her body shape and colouring, and selected those items which should go to charity as they weren’t going to be worn again. We discussed makeup, makeup brands, makeup tips and how to enhance her lips and eyebrows with clever makeup application.
During that time, I consulted with the brilliant hairdresser JoJo at Freshwater on what we wanted to achieve with a new more flattering haircut and colour for Isobelle’s face shape and skin tones.
The dress I selected for Isobelle to wear was from a selection of evening dresses to hire from Posh Frocks in Sandown, Isle of Wight. I chose this black and white evening dress for Isobelle to wear, as the wide, off the shoulder, light coloured neckline created a slimming illusion, balancing her body shape.
The large selection of dresses to buy or hire in Posh Frocks in sizes 8-24 were great value for when you need something for that special occasion. Especially when you are a curvy lady and its often difficult to find that perfect dress to buy.
Isobelle had lost 3 stone by the time of the photoshoot, and looked wonderful,
But my lifestyle and style makeovers aren’t simply for a day.
They are a life change plan to take forward, so I hope that all the hints and tips that I offered Isobelle will stay with her for the future.
Please contact me for a 1-2-1 bespoke personal style session or group workshop in London, the UK mainland, or the Isle of Wight
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Jo Jo hairdressers Freshwater Isle of Wight tel: 01983 755503
Posh Frocks at Sandown 01983 289670
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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.