CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS:-
Whether you’re looking for ideas for those you buy for or you’d like to add something to your Christmas wish list, here’s a few ideas:
A Personalised Make-up Gift – why not treat someone to some mineral based make-up in shades that you know will flatter them. Just give me a call or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can advise you which cosmetics to choose to suit their colouring. Prices start from just£6. Why not add a ‘Make-up Manual’ book too (just £10) containing advice on how to apply their make-up – with tips on how to create the ‘barely there’ through to ‘evening glamour’ looks for all ages, colouring types and face shapes.
A Full Colour Consultation – treat someone to a colour consultation (http://kerrieellis.co.uk/women/) and they’ll learn which colours really make them look vibrant, young & healthy! They’ll enjoy a full makeover and will receive their colour wallet containing swatches of their best 42 colours. £115
Personal Styling – there are so many clothing choices on the high street. Knowing which styles, cuts, fabrics, patterns and accessories to choose makes shopping so much easier. A style consultation, personal shopping experience or wardrobe organising consultation will give you the answers (http://kerrieellis.co.uk/women/) and make ‘bad clothes days’ a thing of the past. From £60.
Mens Full Image Consultation – make it easy for him to choose clothes that really work for him and portray a confident personal image (so important in a work context). He’ll learn which colours and styles of clothes to choose for his colouring, build, job role and lifestyle.http://kerrieellis.co.uk/men/£150
Gift Vouchers – give the gift of choice (http://kerrieellis.co.uk/gifts/) and let someone choose the consultation or a gift (make-up, pashmina’s or any of the Colour Me Beautiuful books) they would most like. Available from £20.
LITTLE BLACK DRESSES (LBD’s)
So, have you been to any Christmas parties yet? Maybe you’ve got some coming up? Or maybe you are you planning to see in the New Year in style? My last bog was full of ideas for Christmas dresses in a variety of colours and styles, but I know there’s often call for that trusted ‘little black dress’, so here’s a few pointers on how to choose the right style to flatter your bodyshape.
So – starting with a straight body shape. If you have shoulders and hips of about the same width and not much of a waist look for straighter shaped dresses or crisper/stiffer fabrics. Avoid styles that drape and bias cuts. Give the illusion of curves with gentle shaping or curved pleating like the one below (top row, middle).
If you have a curvy body with a defined waist, whether you have subtle curves or more “Nigella” curves, you need a fabric and style that will drape around your assets. Look for bias cuts, soft fluid fabrics and a shaped waist. Go for a stretch lace like the one top row 2nd from right. Avoid straight lines and any detail on areas you want to conceal.
For those of you who are triangle/pear shaped it’s all about balancing out your hips with your shoulder line. Draw the eye up with detail on your top half and wider necklines will balance out the hips.
For the rounder/apple shaped lady, the shift dress, empire shape and soft draping is perfect. If you have a good cleavage focus on that and draw the eye away from the tummy area using some sparkle or jewellery. For a more fitted stye like the middle one below use pleating over the tummy and the pretty lace detail on the top to distract the eye.
Finally just because you are pregnant or not the perfect size 10 (and who is?!) some ideas for glamourous maternity dresses and size 16+.
Here’s a list of ‘where to buy’ from left to right:
Wherever you’re going and whatever you’re wearing this Christmas and New Year, enjoy it! And always wear a smile!
Happy Christmas & New Year,
It does what it says on the tin … you’ll have heard this expression before I’m sure … so what does your ‘tin’ (personal brand) say about you? Like products, services and companies we all have a personal brand (it’s simply what people think about you). So do you, and those that you work with, portray a confident, credible and authentic personal brand? What first impression do you make? What do people hear about you, read about you and think about you when they see you? …… What does it say on your tin?
As well as running my personal styling business, I run a partnership business, The Image Advantage working with individuals within companies to help them develop personal brands that give them a professional edge. Whether that’s running seminars, workshops, training days, motivational/recognition events or ‘lunch and learn’ sessions. Give me a call or email me at email@example.com to discuss how we can help you or your company.
We’ve worked with Allianz Insurance, M&S and RBS – here’s what some of their employees had to say:
“A fantastically informative, well presented, well thought through, engaging and interactive day. Thoroughly enjoyed and will recommend.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed this course, and feel that this is something that will help me and improve my effectiveness. It exceeded my expectations.”
Call me on 07917 663330, or 01252 790425, or alternatively email me at firstname.lastname@example.org