Diana Blakeman image consultant and personal stylist for Salisbury/Southampton/Romsey/New Forest
Diana Blakeman - Personal Stylist - Southampton/Romsey/Salisbury(East)
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Uncovering Life skills never taught at school...
Story of the journey
Discovering the science of your unique Colour tones and what makes your Personal Style work for you - nobody teaches us this at school!
I knew nothing about Colour, my style or personality!!
I used to wear drab and baggy clothes, I looked dull and old!! I never realised it....now it's a completely different story
My journey started back in Nov 2002. I went to a presentation on Professional Image, which turned out to change my life and inspire me to become an Image Consultant (I was an Accountant at the time!) Leaving the Corporate world behind over 10 years ago - what an adventure, and the xcitement just keeps coming
This captures the words from an amazing client that describes what a difference colour makes! "I used to wear 100% black and hated it, I now wear 100% colour and love it" Audrey, So'ton Oct 2014
Your style is about your unique personaility, body and personal taste in clothes and accessories. Tuning in to your Inner Stylist.
The whole experience is liberating and makes shopping such fun! It also takes years off you (the record is 20 years!!) In addition to working with individuals, organisations and businesses, on maximising potential through their people,you will find more information under HOC in Business
Exploring Life Skills never taught at school
Tel:01794 512365 or 07703 598130
Holder of House of Colour Professional Excellence Accreditation**
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View Testimonials below
I just wanted to thank you for everything you taught me on Thursday! I had a great time, got some great things and learned a world of information!
Now everywhere I look..... I see! I have cleaned out a large chunk of my wardrobe and will continue to learn. This is the magic of what you have taught me ...there was no way I was going to remember everything but it gets the mind going in a different direction and it is off and running making connections in things one sees all the time. It is like extra neurons have been activated that have been sleeping for years!
Again, thank you!
Carol S (IOW)
Thanks again for opening your studio and shop late on a Sunday afternoon. We felt a bit like royalty or A-list celebrities being given out-of-hours access to Harrods. You sure know how to look after your regular customers and we wish you every success.
Peter (Banking) and Jane (Business Owner - So'ton)
Thank you so much for such a fantastic day on Saturday. It was absolutely brilliant fun and lovely to meet the others. What an eye opener with our colours! It's truly amazing. I just loved it. I had on a t-shirt yesterday that got me the wow factor from my brother and sister in law! I can't wait to come along to the image day. Thank you so much, once again, it was lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you soon.
I still regard the money I spent on my colour training with you as the best money I ever spent - continue to get at least weekly compliments on my wardrobe and colour co-ordinated accessories, don't think I'll ever get bored of that!
Estelle H (Actuary - London)
I thought I'd send you a quick update as to how having my colours done has completely changed my life! The black has gone and I'm in brown!!! (and green, rust, kingfisher etc) I feel so much better about myself, it's made such a difference. Mum did go to one of your colleagues in Cambridgeshire and we've just had Saturday shopping in London for clothes! Such fun
Thea T (Southampton)
Diana, thank you for a lovely colour analysis day. My mum, sister and I all really enjoyed ourselves and found it very relaxing, not in the least bit stressful. It was great that you worked with us so that we all eventually "got it", rather than just telling us what we were. Made it much easier to follow the process ourselves. Your make-up demo was great and my sister is now wearing make-up everyday, which is a first. She looks fabulous, at least 10 years younger! I must admit I got a bit of a shock to discover I was an "autumn" and an even bigger one when I opened my wardrobe and realised that most of it was black and white - neither of which are my colours. However, a clearout was long overdue and its been liberating to get rid of things that no longer fit etc which do nothing for me. I love the leather wallet of my colours - I have taken it shopping with me and its been so easy to shop for my colours rather than just looking at all the rails. Feedback from friends has been very positive and I've had some great compliments saying I look well, and have I done something to my hair (which I haven't). I am happily recommending you to friends and family and will be back for the make-up class and the style day. 2008 is really the year of transformation.
Paulene Chalmers (Director)
Diana gives you the space to become all you want to be
Karen Marshall, Optima Futura
Wonderful Person! Diana is amazing, such an inspiration, always supportive. I decided it was time to really explore my image and Diana provided an excellent service that took me from finding out the colours I could wear to sorting out my wardrobe and then shopping! Oh yes - that was sooo much fun! I have never enjoyed shopping due to my height 6 ft and 36"inside leg long arms and size 9 shoes with of course narrow feet as well - a nightmare to fit. We sailed through shops in London and Guildford and Diana skilfully steered me to perfect fits and choices. Diana had done her homework, she kept me focused and we achieved more in that time than I would have done on my own in 6 months. Diana saved me £100's of pounds of mistakes I could have made, and helped me design a very new me. Thank you Diana
Caroline Des-Rivieres (Founder - TLRF Social Enterprise)
I used to regard shopping as a chore and had little idea of what colours and styles to look for. As a result, I made choices based largely on habit. Since attending your Colour and Image Day, I know exactly what I am looking for, so shopping is more fun, I don't waste time considering unsuitable garments, and I do go home confident that the clothes I have purchased will look great on me! I wish I had done it years ago.
Richard - Marketing Manager
It was quite a shock to discover that while my wardrobe was full of lovely colours which complemented each other, they did not, on the whole, compliment me! I spent a lot of time staring at my colour samples, then after a few days, everything was out of the wardrobe and drawers and all over the bed. About one third fitted the bill, two thirds was in the cool spectrum. I spent the next few days wearing the "right" colours I already had and then began a bit of shopping. I am now enjoying looking for summer clothes ideas. I feel I have retrained my eyes to pick out the right colours now when I go into a shop. It has been a very interesting experience. Thank you!
You have certainly inspired me so much, although I had my colours, makeup etc done some time ago, it was only recently since coming to your sessions that I really decided to stop messing around and try and make the most of what I have learned and so I am not making so many mistakes now, and think more carefully before I buy.
Dorothy (Chandlers Ford)
Thank you for a fantastic day. Angela and I have both already started our journey. Really amazing and insightful. You are a total delight too and made our day amazing.