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corporate/personal branding – make over

Working with Maggi has been a fantastimg_1128ic experience, her knowledge and expertise in her profession immediately put me at ease from our first meeting. I was looking for an image consultant to help me with defining a brand image for myself and also my business, something that would flow between the two instead of having two separate wardrobes.

I have been running my own business for several years and although I predominately work from home, on the days I do go networking or to a client office, I often felt awkward in the clothes I was wearing and young. That may sound strange, but when trying to sell and promote my business I need to look and feel confident and mature. People need to believe that I have enough years experience to deliver what I say I can.

Before working with Maggi I loathed shopping, I would leave feeling frustrated, disappointed and often with an even bigger body complex because clothes wouldn’t fit or would look odd. I often panic bought and the garment would then sit in my wardrobe for that elusive ‘one day’.

Yesterday I went to a meeting wearing the new clothes that I bought with Maggi during our shopping trip and I felt amazing even before I left the house. I felt confident and stylish, I definitely had a spring in my heels! I now have a greater awareness of colours, fabrics to avoid and cuts that would look flattering on my body shape. I am embracing my new found classic natural style and love how Maggi’s advice covers not just clothes, but also bags, shoes, jewellery, make-up and hair.

Working with Maggi has been an invaluable experience and I actually feel excited about shopping to finish getting my capsule wardrobe in place.

Alison Brydon, Freelance administrator/project assistant      Taunton, Somerset

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.

BEFORE

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’

Inverted Triangle – Body Shape

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Inverted triangle

 

This is an example of an Inverted Triangle.

You are opposite to a Pear. You have a curvy top half and a straighter bottom half. The body is usually smaller at the bottom and larger/top heavy on the top.

To make the best of this body shape we need to balance out the body by making the bottom area larger. The aim is to draw the eye down by adding textures, layers, accessories and pattern.

 

 

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I have chosen a simple deep wide v-neckline top as this will reduce the size of the bust and the darker colour also minimises the top area of the body.

The grey jacket fits the body well following the lines of the body and also reduces the bust with the deep neckline.

 

 

These boot cut jeans are perfection for Inverted Triangles because they widen the lower leg and stop you looking top heavy. Also the colour is lighter than the top, again balancing out the body.

Wow look at these amazing red shoes – they will certainly draw attention to your great legs. Ensure that they are the same scale as your body – don’t go too skinny and angled!

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lady baggy jumper

Tip – a lot of ladies want to hide their larger bust by wearing baggy, heavy knitted jumpers.  This is a mistake – your making the top area even larger by doing this.

Wear darker, semi fitted low neck jumpers that have a lighter scale fabric which suits your body.