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New Year brings positive change … celebrate your unique self

Being happy within yourself leads to inner peace, acceptance and joy. So many of us have negative self-image issues, manifested in everything from weight issues to feeling stagnant to abusive relationships to identity crisis based on gender, sexuality (and more).

We are all unique in our own way. It’s all about being brave and facing our issues, however difficult they are, and having the confidence to seek guidance and knowledge to move ourselves forward in a positive way.












Susan’s story…

Susan was stuck in a rut for many years; a common trend for so many women. The hair, make-up and clothes style/colours never changed, thinking it was ok, not knowing any different! Susan felt she was disappearing into the background; she was overweight and not happy with herself or her body.

The results are amazing! Make a resolution to feel good about yourself and fall in love with your body. This empowers you from within, and you’ll create goals with your heart. You will be more enthusiastic and focused to achieve. Susan lost two stone.

This is what Susan said …

I am transformed….. lost weight & feel great.  Maggi, you are amazing!


Straight Body Shape

maggi straight before

Here I am giving you an example of a Straight Body Shape.

You have a sharp, softened straight top and bottom half.

Your shape is the most closest to a rectangle which means you have narrower hips, flatter stomach and a smaller bust.

This is an easy body shape to dress – the idea is to mirror your shape.  Every garment needs to be cut in a straight shape.  Fabrics that are stiff, rigid without any stretch and movement work really well.

I am a cool summer, 5ft 5inches in height, my proportions are short legs, short waist and balanced shoulders.  My aim is to look tall as possible with long legs, long waist and wider shoulders.

Look at this amazing dress I found in Reiss that ticks all the boxes:

me blue dress 1 side shot of me







Why does this dress work?

1. The dress is my style preference – Classic, Dramatic

2. Perfect colour – cool, muted and light

3. The dress is cut in a straight shape

4. The fabric skims over my body beautifully with angular finishes

5. With wearing heels and the dress falling down to the floor – makes me look 6ft tall

6.  Best thing ever – the dress was £195 and I bought it for £25!!

It is so easy when you know the rules, I never would have looked at this dress.

I love it!!

What is your body shape?













The more clients I work with, the more I realise how very little women know what their body shape is and if they do know, what to do with their shape?  It is too confusing for women when looking at magazines and tv to find the answers.

Question … Am I an apple, brick, column or a strawberry?

I can tell you that the four body shapes are:

1. Hourglass 2. Pear 3. Straight 4. Inverted triangle.

We are all a variation of the these shapes; our bones on our body gives us the answer!

Julie’s story…

Age 47, height 5,6 colouring – warm, size 8 on top and 10 on bottom.

This is an example of a PEAR

The body is made up of two halves. A Pear has straight bones on the top and curved bones on the bottom. The body is usually smaller at the top and larger on the bottom. This is what you are born with and does not make a difference to what size you are.

To make the best of this body shape we need to balance out the body by making the top area larger. We do this by: layering, scarves, stripes, lighter colours, detailing and accessories. Your eye is then drawn to the top area of the body not making the problem area an issue. Simple!!

What body shape are you?

julie rowe after 2