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February: the month of love, passion and romance... and the perfect excuse to celebrate YOU!

Whether it's a sassy new image, a slick of a bold new lipstick or treating yourself to a makeover experience, we've got all the TLC you need.


 
 
According to the Financial Times' resident style editor, Jo Ellison, this festive season it's all about keeping the focus on your top half with "over the table dressing". The theory is simple; people will only see your top half when you're sitting down at your Christmas dinner party, so focus your attention there.

This is a great approach as wearing colours that really suit you on your top half ensures maximum impact; your skin will glow, your eyes will sparkle and you're sure to turn heads for all the right reasons! 

 
 
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If you have visited me for a colour consultation, then you will have been told as part of your consultation, whether you are better suited to a Warm or a Cool undertone as your secondary characteristic. Of course, you could also be Warm or Cool as your main dominant colour category. 


 
 
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Discover the clothes and lipstick shades to make you look your sizzling best this Summer!
Its only natural that as the weather gets warmer and the days get brighter you want your look to match your sunny mood.

The guide below will help you navigate some of the brighter shades in your palette to ensure you're glowing all Summer long!


 
 
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Spring has officially sprung, the clocks have changed, ours days are longer and the skies are brighter. Now is the perfect time to take stock of your wardrobe, de-clutter and pick up some fresh pieces for the months ahead. 

If you haven't tried florals before then now is the time to give you some inspiration on how to style them for Spring.
 


 
 
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If you’ve watched makeover shows on TV, gazed at personal transformations in glossy magazines, read about celeb personal stylists or perhaps even seen a friend or colleague really up their game in the style stakes, you may have thought that a personal stylist is just for a chosen few or those with an endless clothing budget. 

In reality, it couldn’t be further from the truth.


 
 
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The skies may be grey but that doesn't mean your outfit has to be. Winter is the perfect time to inject some colour into your look and stand out amongs the crowd.
 
All too often at this time of year the streets are awash with shades of Black, Navy and Charcoal, however with expert advice to show you how you can look colourful and stylish whatever the weather, you're onto a winner!


 
 
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Style, what me? I don’t have time for style.

Ok. Enough. Stop right there. It is a sad fact that many women lose a bit of their sense of identity (and sometimes a bit of their waistline) after the ravages of childbirth, the baked-bean years and balancing school runs with careers. But I’m here to help you discover that it doesn’t always have to be this way. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to bring back the girl you used to know and feel fabulous right now. All you need is a little sparkle and some insight into the you that somehow went missing amongst the Sudocream and Calpol.


 
 
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It's not usual for me to write a personal post, but a couple of weeks ago whilst catching up on summer holidays with friends over a coffee, I was asked how on earth I managed to pack for a three week rail trip around Europe with just a backpack. So here it is - my capsule train-friendly backpacking wardrobe with room for a few little luxuries.


 
 
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June is here and with the promise of warmer weather on the horizon in the UK we're looking forward to hot days, chilled drinks and lighter, brighter outfit combinations.  
This month it's all about how to wear white this Summer - from Lights to Deeps, your white colour combinations are covered.  Embrace white this season - a classic hue that evokes a luxurious, classic and understated style. Shades of white work beautifully to lift any look and instantly make you feel ready for warmer weather and longer, sun-filled days. How you wear your whites will depend on which dominant colour category you fall into - read on to find out more...