Friday, 9 September 2011

Breaking the rules

Last Monday, 5 September was Labor Day in the USA when traditionally you should pack away all your white clothes until next Spring!  To wear white after Labor Day is not the done thing.  I'm sure many people don't adhere to this rule and this set me thinking about other 'rules' that could be broken.  For example, who says that when you're over a certain age (50) you shouldn't have long hair?  Provided that your hair is styled and cut well, in good condition and suits your face, why not?  The other day in the supermarket I saw a lady who had long grey hair, which I would normally have considered wrong but she looked amazing - it was beautifully styled and elegant on her. What about wearing a leather jacket when you're over 60?  A jacket that suits your body shape, doesn't have loads of zips and trims and is in the right colour leather for you can look very good. As for jeans, I intend to keep wearing them for as long as I can - in a darker denim and the correct length for my footwear. In the summer I also wear white jeans!  So, provided we consider carefully how we wear an item, I believe some rules are meant to be broken!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog! I've always been interested in fashion and style right from a young age. I started my working life as a secretary and then, when my children were younger, I was involved in their education for many years.  Since they have gone their various ways, I decided I would do something I've always wanted to do - train to do image consulting.  So far, I have trained to do colour analysis and I am soon hoping to train in style and wardrobe management.  There is always something to learn in the art of dressing well and as I help others to look their best, I am also on the journey myself!

Over the last 3 years I have 'colour analysed' quite a number of people and, although people may fall into the same colour category, everyone has a unique colour pattern -  their eye colour is different, their skin and hair colour is different - therefore my passion is that everyone becomes the best 'them' they can be, because there is no-one else exactly the same as them on the planet (even identical twins have slight differences).