Well done on raising so many thousands of £s auctioning the controversial one shoulder dress for your charity @girlguiding as a result of – wearing a dress that had slipped off the shoulder and was deemed inapropriate in the House of Commons. .
It’s easy to have clothing malfunctions and indeed my own @zara top in the photo can be worn in all ways – exposing shoulders or not.
Women are continuously judged and often more harshly by other women than by men. .
My lifestyle consultancy takes me into organisations where women prefer to often dress androgynously- in trousers- in black- to not be noticed for what they wear- but only for the excellent job they do.
I also speak in schools- where teenage girls feel the need to look perfect- especially on their social media- affecting their mental health.
I hope my own social media feed, that is never filtered, inspires and can show women – young and old – that we can all be individual. Embracing our quirks and flaws make each of us unique and special. No celebrity I have ever dressed had a perfect body or flawless face in my past 30 year career as a celebrity stylist. .
We shouldn’t be afraid to wear what we feel comfortable in- however- if we work in an organisation and are customer facing, then we are the face of the brand and should dress accordingly. .
Be true to yourself, don’t compare and don’t let the judgement of others break you. .
We all like to find a bargain or two to add to our wardrobes when we’re not re-wearing or upcycling our clothes- as the Duchess of Cambridge did last night at the Baftas.
Wearing vibrant colour can bring you joy and brighten up your day.
Sometimes it’s good to venture out of your comfort zone and experiment.
Today I’m wearing :
Cotton crop polo-neck from Zara (under £10)
Blue trousers from Zara sale £5.99 (reduced from £29.99)
Heels from TK Maxx in 2019 (around £30)
“Gong hei fat choy” in Chinese translates to:
“Wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”
Wearing the colour red symbolises luck, joy, vitality, celebration and good fortune in Chinese culture.
May all your wishes, hopes and dreams come true for you this new year.
I always post an in-salon selfie when my hair is looking its post-haircut best. However this time the pic ended up accidentally being a video as @andysmith_stylist hijacked the phone.
Lucy the westie x bichon wanted to be included. .
A great haircut makes you feel good and can renew self-confidence, self-esteem and positivity.
I mostly work with lifestyle clients consulting and advising on personal brand, image and style
But often also on
This is the brilliant new Karndean flooring that I have recently put in the top floor of this Fulham house.
I am so impressed with it as it really does look and feel exactly like wood. .
It’s from the Karndean Korlock range and the colour is Texas White Ash. It has accoustic foam backing for soundproofing and is especially good for top floor bedrooms and apartments. .
I’ ve always been an engineered wood flooring advocate for my interiors styling clients until now. I think I may just have had my head turned by Karndean.
The photos are of the master bedroom and dressing room.
Good morning Monday.
Here’s to a great week.
Zara dress (this season £19)!
Debenhams Jacket (2018)
John Lewis Valentino Rockstud look-alike shoes (2018)
Whole outfit under £100
To all who look at others’ Instaposts wishing that your life is as glamorous, colourful, fun, full of socialising and excitement –
Most people’s are not, Including my own. .
I’m not out every night, nor am I at the gym everyday. .
My posts are simply the parts of my life that I hope are interesting.
I hope to inspire with lifestyle tips of fashion, style, fitness, nutrition, health and beauty as a 64 year old woman with no filters or editing to show that you can be active, fit and enjoy life to the full whatever age you are. .
2nd guest speaker talk this week
Mental Health Week
The topic is
Body Image and Social Media
For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke.
I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it’s all worth while.
I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one. I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.