Are you thinking of doing the unthinkable……?

Are you thinking of doing the unthinkable……?

  Are you thinking of doing the unthinkable…… and giving someone a style voucher as a Christmas gift??! Here’s why you should! “Initially I was a little taken aback at being given a styling voucher, and on the day, to start with, I felt nervous (though Gay made me feel comfortable and at ease). Then I felt unsure –as my mind was being opened to explore a different way of dressing. And then I was utterly convinced! Gay really knows what she’s talking about.  She’s a real tonic, with a great bed side manner and always sensitive yet constructive.” ( A voucher recipient’s experience- her sisters clubbed together, as she had so many clothes that she didn’t wear.) “Having heard good reports from a friend of my wife, I checked out the Style Me Confident website and bought Sarah a styling session voucher for Christmas. After she experienced the styling session, Sarah told me this was the best present she’s ever had. She has a new confidence in the way she looks, and when out shopping together, I am no longer called upon for my input into her buying choices!” (Sarah has just read the above and  is now claiming that she never trusted my opinion anyway since I am apparently clueless!) A Brave and Hero Husband 🙂 Click on the voucher above to purchase or contact us to discuss what would work best for  you. We can ‘make a suggestion’ and ‘arrange’ with a husband / boyfriend/ partner/ family member. Let us be your Santa...

Women To Inspire Me – One Stop Styling – 28th February 2016

One Stop Styling Day Look Good Feel Good – Inside and Out Sunday 28th February 2016 – 09 30am – 4 30pm The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth Gay Richardson of Style Me Confident and Donna Kenny The Hypno-Coach invite you to a fun and informative day at the beautiful Cumberland Hotel, including lunch and all refreshments for just £69. We’ll not only help you to sort out your everyday dressing dilemmas and demystify what to wear, but also show you how to use your imaginative mind, so you feel more confident on the inside too! Is your wardrobe full but you’ve nothing to wear? Do you want to look ‘up to date’ but still age appropriate? Do you buy something then have nothing to go with it, so wear the same styles and colours but feel frustrated? Over 60% of woman get their body shape wrong We only wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time SO we end up throwing away thousands of pounds Would you agree that if you knew what styles and colours to buy and have ideas on how to wear them, then you would save so much money and look and feel fabulous? How much money are you currently spending on your wardrobe and accessories, plus hair and makeup (think clothes, shoes & bags, cut & blow, highlights/tints, facials, mani/pedi, spray tan, eyelashes etc.)? The fashion industry is worth a staggering £26 billion to the UK economy, and the hair and beauty industries combined over £20 billion. But is how you look on the outside a true reflection of how you feel on the inside? How many women still lack their true inner confidence? Donna Kenny, The Hypno Coach will teach you how to enjoy...

Audience with Audrey…..

Hello So last Wednesday I went to see Audrey at the #national portrait gallery, with my beautiful nice Raffaela . It was touch and go whether we would get in , but we were lucky and didn’t have to wait. We weren’t allowed to take any pictures so I’ve incorporated some of my favourites. I can’t remember when I first admired #Audrey Hepburn , a timeless, classic dresser and genuinely lovely person. Maybe it started when my best friend Rose said she was ‘Audrey’ and I was Marilyn Monroe – it always makes us laugh. I have in my kitchen a huge poster from Breakfast at Tiffany (can you see me taking photo in reflection??!) So I guess I’ve admired her style for years, perhaps without even knowing it! So the exhibition finishes on October 18th. Just rock up earlier rather than later I’m sure you’ll get in (they won’t let you book online anymore).   There were photographs, magazine front covers – #Time, #Harper Bazaar, #Vogue and posters of Audrey though out her life and career. And what I noticed, by seeing so many in one place, that she totally dressed to suit her frame, her body and face shape so she knew how to make the best of her features and herself. Which could be why she started the trend, at 22 years old, of promoting independence yet femininity by using fashion to redefine women in her industry (films & acting), when woman really weren’t viewed that way. Her elfin looks – strong dark eyebrows – Hello #Cara Delevingne (make up by #Lisa Eldridge –click here to...
September’s Style is Effortless

September’s Style is Effortless

Seems like the summer is almost over (though we’re loving this late sunshine), gulp, sob, gasp, and as the nights draw in, we will be needing more layers and easy looks in our lives. Yet ……..do we have the TIME? In a recent survey that we carried out you told us that 82% of you are working and then add the rest of ‘life’ into the mix and it can all get a tad hairy! You also told us that when you are wearing comfortable, ‘ figure suiting’ clothes in the right colours & styles, you all feel so much more confident, at ease, energetic and happy. So how great would it be to feel like that in your day to day wear and smart/ casual outfits? And have a simple wardrobe, that allows you to get out the door looking great seamlessly – even if you stayed up all night watching Bake Off/ X-Factor/ Big Brother or walking the floors with a sick child? Well, because we love and care about you, we are holding two of our legendary Style Evenings this autumn to help you. And the first is called……..                                         “How to get dressed in 5 minutes!” So you can feel great every day, whatever you are doing. All details are below and we really can’t wait to see you again….it’s been too long! So grab your girlfriends, sisters, mums, daughters and book up now to avoid disappointment. You KNOW you deserve a treat after this soggy summer! You will learn…. Quick ways...

The Oscars…. High Neck Lines and No Necklaces

High Neck lines and no necklaces seemed to be the fashion trend for this year; after putting your best frock forward to shine at the annual Oscar fashion fest. It just occurred to me that most of the time the actresses, actor, director etc do their (relatively) normal jobs every day in regular clothes and so the whole’ big dress up’ thing might actually be quite out of their comfort zone. As we have probably felt on those occasions that we have had to wear something, that way exceeds are normal dress code. And so I felt a jolt of empathy for them. They are scrutinised and criticised and berated and sometimes elevated all depending on what they are wearing, the colour, the cut, the drape, the designer, the shoes, the hair ….it just goes on and on AND then they have to cope with the anticipation of whether they will receive an award too! (I’ve been there and it’s a strange range of emotions that engulf you). So I picked out just a few outfits that did justice to the body and wearer so that they look and feel confident (well from the photo it gives that impression) with what I see from a personal stylist angle. First up Sandra bullock rocks this Alexandra McQueen deep colbalt blue dress with the most spectacular drape, that enables the dress to hug the contours of her body, and with the long line pleat and fish tail train she looks elegantly unpretentious. I love the simple hair style to one side to break up the shoulder line.  perfection. Cate Blanchett won best...