1. Describe yourself in a few key words…
Friendly, empathetic, helpful and savvy.
2. What brought you to become an Image Consultant?
I was gifted a colour consultation when I was 16 years old. I wasn’t very confident in my looks, I wore glasses, had braces and was a late developer! The consultation had a massive impact on my confidence. I never considered Image Consultancy as a career at that time and subsequently qualified as a Solicitor, but it was an experience that I always went back to and why I decided to re-train!
3. What do you love most about your job?
The effect a consultation has on my clients. The way they feel about themselves afterwards and the confidence it gives them. My favourite are the reactions in the changing rooms when they realise how amazing they can look and their excitement at getting compliments from others.
4. Who have you worked with that compliments what you do?
Photographers when preparing clients for personal branding photo shoots. Local boutiques and shopping centres when acting as a compare at fashion shows and other events.
5. What inspires you?
Other people. Their experiences, resilience and persistence.
6. What are you favourite brands & who are your favourite fashion designers?
It depends for whom and what I’m looking for! I always go to brands who are affordable and good quality. I shop in a wide range of places from High Street staples like Marks and Spencers to more niche, independent brands and boutiques. In my own wardrobe I have pieces from Boden, Uniqlo, Hush, Fransa, Mint Velvet, Matt and Nat, Wolf and Moon… I personally love Olivia Palmero’s style, sophisticated with a twist.
7. How would you describe your personal style?
Subtly stylish. My clothing has to be practical, versatile, but elegant, usually with a bit of a Scandinavian influence and something to keep it interesting!
8. Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you…
9. What is your style philosophy?
Get clear on what you like first, then adapt it to work for you. Always think in outfits.
10. Tell us your favourite quote or words of wisdom…
“Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know you are just as perfect as everyone else, exactly as you are.” Ariana Grande
11. What plans do you have for the future?
I’m collaborating with a boutique and we have exciting plans to expand and develop services within it. I also want to develop and grow my online and subscription services to offer more convenient experiences. As well as learning more about the psychology of dressing and how this can be used to benefit my consultations.