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Do the celebrities always get it right?

Why do we assume that celebrities get it right with their style and colour?  We see them all the time on social media and in photoshoots wearing outfits chosen by themselves or by a stylist.

As I have worked with so many people over the years, I find it interesting how sometimes they are spot on with their colouring and chosen outfit and how too, they seriously get it so wrong.  I love having the power and vision on how I can see the difference when they do get it right; they look so much more connected and powerful.

I think it is extremely valuable and helpful getting inspiration from the celebs on what they wear, but would like everyone to know, that you have to be yourself and embrace your personality, unique body and amazing colouring.  All of us are different in lots of ways.  Don’t be afraid to let others see how great you are.

Here are some examples on mainly colour of before and afters.  I do hope that you can see the difference with the celebrities that we see all the time on tv, what happens to their look overall, when they are wearing the wrong and the right colours.

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BEFORE – Holly Willoughby has a soft, cool colouring.  She has chosen to wear a black dress and matching black eyeliner.

Although, the eyeliner links well with the dress, this colour is making her look hard and contrasty.

The black colour provides shadows across the face and hair, sadly making her look darker than she naturally is.  The colour is too strong for her.

AFTER – What a difference.  Holly is surrounded by soft, cool muted colours; not a black in sight.  All the colours in the photo suit her skin and hair tone much better.  Her make-up doesn’t look so hard, it works well with her ivory dress, linking in beautifully with the soft blue colour behind.  Overall, she looks warm, soft and approachable.  Gorgeous!

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BEFORE – Here we see talented Eddie Redmayne.  Complete opposite to Holly, he has warm, freckly skin with gorgeous deep warm toned hair.

Unless you are aware of how Eddie looks, you would be totally unaware of his warm coloured hair and skin with this cool blue which is surrounding him.

He looks so cold; look at his lips!  What a shame!

AFTER – Love this picture…. what a difference.  The colour of the bricks in the background and the warm burnt orange jumper link really well with Eddie’s natural colouring.  Now you can see his conker coloured hair and his warm skin tone.  A rare colouring to see; great to work with.  Eddie looks very well, age appropriate ; I particularly like the jumper style and how the neckline works with his long neck.

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BEFORE – Jessica Chastain is an American actress.  She has fair skin and beautiful red hair.

Although, she is similar to Eddie Redmayne, the difference is paler skin and a lighter hair base.

Jessica’s hair has some brightness to it.  The pink dress and lipstick that she is wearing is a blue pink, not a warm yellow pink, making her look cold.

The light colour works with her light hair, but is too cool, which does not match with her skin tone.

AFTER – Here we can see how Jessica has chosen a warm toned coloured dress with the gold detail and gold earrings to link with her light, bright warm coloured hair and skin.  Can you see how she has connected everything together.  Again, a very rare colouring; I do get very excited when I see this colouring.  Beautiful unusual colours; absolutely stunning!

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BEFORE – Lastly, we have James Bond – Pierce Brosnan.

This is very common to see with most people.  Beige is a safe colour, but pretty boring and non-descript.

It doesn’t help with the suit not fitting him properly.  Pierce naturally has very dark hair, with this beige colouring and the blended tie, makes him disappear.

You would not notice him in a room.  He has little presence.

AFTER – Ok, now you would definitely spot this man in a room.  He looks sharp, slick and someone who knows what he is doing.  The angled hair cut works with his angled features on his face.  The contrasting colours link well with his cool colouring and dark hair.  Basic theory, the suit fits him very well.  Not only has he chosen the right colour suit and shirt, but finished it off with a red striking tie that makes him look the part.  Wow!

What about YOU!  Have you really looked in the mirror properly at yourself each day when you are choosing your outfit?

Are you looking cold, boring, blended, hard and untrustworthy?

Maybe, it is time to do something about it. https://maggigreen.co.uk/executive/

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We did very much enjoy our session with you; it was interesting and fun. Such a surprise to find out quite how much colour can change ones complexion and vitality.

I’m definitely off black now and Terry is rocking the silvers and blues!

Thank you so much. We won’t hesitate to recommend you.

Terry and Liz     Trobridge and Crediton

Treat your mum with a make over on ‘Mothers Day’

Being a mum is the hardest job in the world. It is a major challenge being responsible for the physical and emotional demands of another being. As a mum, your world is now shared; life is not your own anymore, it moves quickly, erratically and is very unpredictable within each day. There is never enough time, however you try to hold onto it.

It is natural to sacrifice yourself over your children and put their needs first. Sadly, by doing this, your identity and confidence disappears, losing yourself and forgetting who you were before having children.

As a mum, it is very important to get some ‘me-time’. By taking time in the morning, styling your hair, putting on make up and choosing an outfit, will make you feel good for the day ahead and boost your confidence no end. This will also have an positive effect on the way you are around your children as well as being a good role model.

So come on mum’s – don’t blend into the background! Show yourself off!   

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Allyson’s story…

Allyson is a working mum.  The before picture is a classic look I see a lot.  Relaxed, natural and comfortable. The easy beachy look- but does it show off Allyson’s gorgeous figure, colouring and personality?

Getting to know Allyson, she wanted to look classic and natural but didn’t  have the confidence, time, funds or knowledge of how to do it. Allyson simply, needed guidance to achieve a basic classic look, which is very easy once you know how.

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Hair – When you have a small head and thick hair it can easily take over the face making it disappear. The first thing you should be seeing is her beautiful face. The hairstyle can be improved to look more edgy to show off her angled features.

Make-up – Allyson could spend 10 mins every morning putting makeup on to look sophisticated and to enhance her lovely large eyes.

Outfit – The outfit chosen is not good quality and is not a great fit. The fabrics chosen are not enhancing Allyson’s rectangular body shape, therefore, not looking her very best.

AFTER – Wow, it’s amazing how classy you can look once you know how.  Now you can see Allyson’s fabulous figure. The whole outfit came from the high street which suited her budget. Every piece of clothing is a must for every wardrobe, that will never date. A good pair of jeans, blazer and basic tee. To enhance Allyson’s colouring, i put a soft pink scarf close to her face – (the in colour this spring season!)

To finish off, I gave Allyson a more updated hair cut and applied makeup to enhance her colouring, also making her look more sophisticated.

Allyson now feels more confident within herself. She makes an effort daily and is excited to show off her amazing long legs, that she never knew she had.  Lucky lady!!

She is definitely a ‘yummy mummy’

Hourglass body shape

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Crista’s story …. age 51, colouring summer, height 5ft 6inches size 12, short legs, short waist and balanced shoulders.

Crista is giving you an example of her hourglass body shape.  Look how she has curved bones at the top and bottom of her body.  The aim here is to follow the lines of the body wearing fabrics that have stretch in them.

Below we see Crista around seven years ago before she saw me.  Here we see Crista in a beautiful khaki cardigan that is excellent quality, standard jeans and brown angular boots.

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Crista was not confident with herself or her body and used to wear beautiful clothes however, the clothes did not show off her gorgeous hourglass body shape and were not flattering her skin tone and made the hip area larger with the style of the jumpers chosen and the pockets.

The jeans could be more modern and fitted and the boots would look better if they were a rounder shape complementing her hourglass shape and a softer shade to go with her colouring.

Crista now … 

Crista afterGorgeous!! Now we can see her fabulous hourglass shape.  Crista is wearing a stunning berry colour to complement her cool, soft colouring.  Notice where the cardigan finishes – on the hip which disguises her short waist and elongates her short legs, but also shows off her great shape.

The jeans are fitted with stretch and are more up to date.  The ankle boots are a soft grey that elongates her height and slims down the hips.

Crista looks happy, confident and up to date.  To finish off the hair – a beautiful mid soft colour and a bob is a classic that works with Crista’s face shape and soft round features.  The make up is natural wearing soft pinks and greys to go with her cool, summer colouring.

What a difference!  Crista looks beautiful!

This is what Crista said about me: 

Maggi is a wonderful role model for women. For a number of years she has been my main inspiration for hair, make-up, colour analysis and style.

Although I had an idea how to dress, Maggi gave me the confidence and knowledge to wear clothes that actually make me look slimmer, more stylish and suited to my natural colour and shape.      

Crista Bramley, teacher, jewellery designer       Beer, Devon