Jane Brook image consultant and personal stylist for Worcester/Droitwich/Birmingham
Does this describe you?
"Even though I look smart wearing greys and blacks ‘I have always done it this way’I haven’t got the confidence to wear colour and don't really know where to start. I don't know what colours suit me so stay away from them for fear of getting it wrong or standing out in the wrong way. Its all just a bit scary as I hold things up to me and don't really know if it suits me so play safe.The idea of anything that makes life easier is great but does it work in practice?"
Would you rather feel?
"What to wear in a morning is no longer a dilemma, giving me one less thing to think about. I can quickly and easily pick out clothes which saves me time and be confident that it is really works for me. It saves me time, money and basically makes my life easier."
Hi, my name is Jane Brook and I am your Professional Colour and Personal Stylist based in Worcester!
I started my journey with House of Colour nearly ten years ago and I can honestly say that the journey has changed my whole outlook on life - I've ditched the drab and love living my life in Colour!
So how did my life change?
I met my husband when I was at school and married quite young. We had two daughters and our life bumbled along. Being good at maths, I fell into accountancy and worked in practice for many years before becoming a Finance Manager for a manufacturing company.
Over the years my husband and I grew apart and we finally decided to part on good terms about seven years ago. I did not realise that a huge amount of my identity was as a wife and mum and it dawned on me that I didn't have a clue who I was. This resulted in a major loss of confidence and self-esteem in all aspects of my life. I used to dress in black and try to hide away. I even used to pretend to take phone calls at work to avoid talking to customers.
At the same time, I had a wonderful friend who looked amazing in everything she wore. She had the natural style and elegance that I wanted, so I tried to dress like her. Now if I tell you that she is a Summer "princess" and I'm an Autumn "pirate", you can see where problems arose. Like so many women, I blamed myself for not looking good when my friend looked fabulous. Luckily, she was and is a fantastic friend and she took me along to "have my colours done".
During the consultation, I suddenly realised that the colours I had been wearing...
Read more and see the before and after photo's of my transformation, you'll be surprised!
So how can I help you?
- Getting endless compliments about your outfits
- Feeling comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing
- Looking great in photographs
- Genuinely enjoying big events and nights out without worrying about how you look.
* Relax and enjoy any of my workshops on your own or with friends or family *
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Please feel free to call me on 07970 293341 for an confidential, informal chat to see how I can help you personally and professionally.
After having children, I, like a lot of ladies, got a bit stuck in a rut of wearing boring clothes that were functional rather than attractive, and then losing confidence the break out of the 'black, blue, and white' clothes (t shirt & jeans- every day), but being so bored of my clothes choices, yet not knowing enough to change.
I then started a business with my husband and had to look better (Networking meetings etc.) and it was there that I met Jane, so bright, so lovely and looking stunning! I booked on her colour analysis class, followed by her personal style class and it changed my life! Honestly!
My confidence has now increased, my wardrobe looks colourful and interesting, I actually enjoy clothes and going shopping!
Also I hardly ever have an 'I have NOTHING to wear' moment and I get LOTS of compliments.
I would recommend Jane without reservation, go on, just do it! You won't regret it!
Jane Brook has actually made a real difference in my life. I’d like to share how.
I had my colour and style session with Jane in 2014 and subsequently hired her for a personal shopping session. I wore the outfit she chose at a business networking event and someone who was a real potential client came straight towards me and said, you haven’t been here before have you? I asked him how he knew that, he said you stand out, I’d have noticed you if you’d been before.
I was in a room full of business people and they were all in grey or black. I was in business clothing but looked and felt great in some of my best colours.
Later in the year I went through a difficult patch in my relationship. My partner went to see Jane and had his colour and style session and a personal shop .When he turned up at a big family event I stopped in my tracks, he looked amazing. People were saying is that really him? He looks so well and so much slimmer and younger, wow.
That night helped me see him in a new light and as a result, we are back together and stronger than ever.
I had always hated shopping for clothes, I never knew what to buy and usually ordered several items on line then tried it on at home and then I would send it all back.
Now I buy clothes and like what I buy because of what Jane has shown me.
I cannot recommend her highly enough and in fact I do, often.
I had never learned about colour and clothing shapes, but when you know what to wear you can feel better and more confident easily. They should teach this stuff in schools!
"I went on a "date" with a guy...
2nd date, all in a flap about what to wear - went to my colour guide you gave me - went to House of Fraser equivalent where I was and bought a striking green top - wore white trousers with it - walked into the pub and he said 'Wow you look fantastic' ! And I said THANK YOU ! hehehe. Then met him again and I was wearing "my colours" but with flats this time and we said something about height - he said - well you must be 5ft 8 - I'm not - Im 5ft 5 - he was stunned! Its all about the way you walk and the colours you wear - confidence!!" Xx
Colour Class - 2016
Again an interesting and enjoyable day, I left with a sense of direction on how to develop my wardrobe and shop sensibly; together with a clear understanding on what styles suit me and, importantly, why.
I am sure I will no longer be taken in by those sale assistants who flatter and tell me something looks good and how useful that item of clothing will be - I'll be the judge of that in future.
I think another wardrobe declutter is coming soon. The last one made a tremendous difference.
Thank you Jane
I'm Esther and my business is called, 'Online Media Works'. I specialise in working with creative businesses to improve their online presence.
I was looking to update my look and my wardrobe because last year I had breast cancer and after my mastectomy my body confidence had plummeted.
I found Jane Brook via Facebook about three years ago and 'having my colours done' had revitalised the way I viewed myself (I'm a winter!) and I felt I needed another boost and a refresh.
Jane is so lovely to work with, she's positive and full of inspirational ideas. It can be daunting inviting someone into the deep recesses of your wardrobe but I soon discovered clothing combinations that I wouldn't have thought of and new ways of wearing different outfits, just by accessorising differently or by pairing with shoes and bags that were languishing unloved and unworn in the depths of the cupboard.
Jane has saved me so much time in the mornings, as I no longer have choice anxiety over what to wear and I am getting more confident in putting my clothes together so I look cohesive and effectively promote my personal brand. As a result, I'm more positive when I look in the mirror and my look reflects the real me.
I would thoroughly recommend Jane for a wardrobe session, it was just what I needed to add some zing and new ideas which positively impact on my life every day.
"Well WHAT an experience it has been working with Jane!
Her energy, passion and enthusiasm for what she does is intoxicating!
She says it as it is and gets away with it as it comes from a good place and she really wants you to look your best. I thought the colour analysis was brilliant - I would never ever have worn electric blue but I look fabulous in it!! Then the style session blew me away! And THEN the personal shopping - well, THAT was phenomenal!! Worth every penny. A memorable (and by that I mean you learn stuff so you can independently shop and also is it such an amazing experience it will stay with me forever). I cannot recommend Jane highly enough. She has transformed the way I look & feel. Hilariously, whenever I wear outfits that Jane arranged I get between 6-12 compliments on the school run! When it's my 'old stuff' people just say "Morning Gilly". Says it all .
Thank you Jane - you are an amazingly talented woman!"
"I can highly recommend a personal shopping trip with Jane. It's like shopping with a good friend, only better, because Jane already knows what you should look great in and she'll also tell you quite clearly if something isn't right for you! Jane won't try to persuade you to buy anything you're not sure about, but she will encourage you to consider clothes you'd never normally pick off the rail, so you can have fun trying on new styles. For me these, mint jeggings included, turned out to be some of my best purchases."