This is the starting point for a successful re-style. Understanding and accepting your body shape is the key to dressing well. Body mapping is a simple, practical and wholly positive approach. I visit you at your home, we will go through a range of styling questions and then study your shape (fully clothed!). Afterwards we create a life-sized body map, a little like a tailor’s dummy, with notes to explain what you should wear for each clothing category – coats, jackets, trousers, skirts, shoes etc. We also examine your face shape and discuss jewellery and hair. The body map takes two hours. It is a fun, yet rigorous session enabling you to truly understand and embrace your shape and see what really suits you. Say goodbye to expensive mistakes as the body map gives you a unique blueprint for all future purchases. Once you know what works for you it really is possible to look good on any budget.
Time 2.5 hours
This is another wonderful way to kick-start a revamp or simply to learn how to look your best. Choosing and wearing the right colours can have a massive impact on the way you see yourself and the way others view you. It can make you look younger, slimmer and healthier. The colour workshop is a one and a half to two hour session at your home. We will go through a range of styling questions and then move on to examine skin tone, contrasts and your overall colour picture. . You will receive a bespoke basic set of colour swatches to take out with you when you’re shopping. This will usually comprise around 20 different colours.
Time 1.5 -2 hours
With this session I ask all my clients to help prepare the groundwork. Before we meet I will send you a list of sections to sort your wardrobe into e.g. Not worn in two years. I do this so that the client has time to start to think through their choices, to look at and consider each piece alone before we discuss them together. I then focus on looking at outfits on the body, considering your lifestyle needs, discussing practical requirements and helping you see what works for your shape.
The wardrobe management session is a three-hour appointment at your home. We will decide what to keep and what to discard.
At the end you will have a skeleton of your perfect new wardrobe.
Please note, this session is only for the season we are in when we meet.
Time 3 hours
OUTFIT BUILDING (USING YOUR OWN WARDROBE)
A brilliant way to rejuvenate and rediscover your style using your own clothes! This session will make your wardrobe work harder for you. We will discuss your lifestyle and clothing needs and then work on a few key outfits (driven entirely by what you need most). We will discuss gaps and take photographs of all the outfits both on and off the body. This session lasts three hours.
Time 3 hours
The personal shop is a three and a half hour appointment at an agreed shopping area (usually central London). I will have done all the preparation in the previous week – based on your list and budget , visiting all the stores I think will work for your specific requirements and making a shopping plan for us. We then shop and try on, buying as we go.
Time 3.5 hours
This is only available after a wardrobe management session, outfit building or body map. This is because I need to have seen your current wardrobe, looked at your shape and to have worked with you in order to fully understand your needs.
Your shopping list comprises all the items I would suggest you buy to complete and enhance your wardrobe based on body shape, style and budget. The list is emailed to you with url links for online shopping and brand/shop suggestions.
Prices start at £150 for a basic list
Please note ALL sessions are available as bespoke packages. Please call or email me to discuss.
Some popular examples of packages are below:
BODY MAP AND OUTFIT BUILDING
This is a five hour appointment at your home. We will create your own body map revealing your shape and what suits you. We will look at different style options and talk through silhouettes, details and fabrics. We will then build a few outfits that work well on you from your current wardrobe. If required, I can take digital pictures of you in your outfits which can be stuck on the inside of your wardrobe for reference.
Time 5.5 hours
BODY MAP AND COLOUR
All details as above. This session lasts four hours at your home (or mine if you prefer).
Time 4.5 hours
WARDROBE MANAGEMENT, OUTFIT BUILDING AND BODY MAP
All details as above. This session lasts 8 hours or it can be split into two sessions.
Time 8 hours (one day)
Photography by Sam Scott.