“I’ve never been interested in fashion, I never engaged in clothing and certainly not make-up. Previously whenever I dabbled I felt a thousand times worse about myself and rejected the idea that I could ever be stylish or beautiful. I didn’t like how I looked and faked confidence whenever I was in a social situation. So, for my 30th birthday – as a gift – I asked my Mum to come to a colour and style session with me.
I felt that my Mum had fallen into a routine of wearing the same clothes, usually work uniforms, and some bits of pieces from sales. I knew she used to enjoy going shopping but we didn’t really go anymore, I felt that my negativity may have caused that. I wanted her to feel confident, happy and special – because she truly is, and I love her very much.
So we went and spent the day with Maggi, who was welcoming, kind and honest. She wasn’t shy about telling us where we were going wrong and shaking us out of those old habits and mindsets. She explained perfectly about our colours and style, and gave us a lot of information to go away with.
8 months later – I’ve seen a transformation in myself and in my Mum, we are more confident in our choices, we are focused when we shop – looking out for our colours and rejecting the styles that don’t work for us, the time we spend in a shop has dramatically reduced.
My Mum looks stunning and carries her colour wallet everywhere, you can tell she really loves it! I look in my wardrobe and feel excited about which of my favourite items I’m going to wear today and what I’m saving to wear on the weekend. I’ve received so many compliments, not just about my outfits and jewellery, but also saying how healthy and well I look (the magic of colour).
I can honestly say that spending the day with my Mum and Maggi was the best birthday present I could have asked for.
Thank you Maggi for making such an impact on our lives.”
Erin Rickard Marketing Officer and a freelance artist/curator Swansea