Tash Glasgow image consultant and personal stylist for North Cornwall
In my early twenties I went travelling with one 60 litre backpack containing everything I needed. It was essentially a capsule wardrobe with clothes that all coordinated and saw me through several different settings - sightseeing, hiking, nights out, sun, rain, warm, cold - you name it. I had the minimal amount of clothes but it just worked. The items were khaki, dark brown and apple jade in colour, mohair, silk and cotton in texture. I felt comfortable and 'me'.
When I hit the world of work I made the standard mistake and got the obligatory black trousers! My wardrobe changed as I tried to find clothes that I could team with my black trousers and made me look authoritative in a corporate way - big mistake! I felt lost: it just wasn't me.
Then I decided to seek help from a House of Colour personal stylist. It all became clear and I finally understood: I had strayed away from my authentic self and my version of authoratitve dressing did not involve a full suit and it certainly didn't include black trousers for me. My mistakes had cost me in money, confidence and time. It was so nice to reconnect with 'me' again. I had tried to change to fit in, it hadn't worked and now I have the knowledge and tools to do 'me' every day and in every situation.
Now, as a consultant, I would like to take you on that journey of self-discovery and teach you how to present your best self to the world. Style is often described as a way of saying who you are without having to speak. Would you like to find out how you can show who you are and elevate your look? Work with me to find out how.
A question that people usually have is will they end up looking like me? The answer is you will always be yourself. Your style is personal to you and you only.
I had a client who's partner was worried about her coming to see me as he thought it wouldn't fit with their gothic interests (truth be told he was concerned about her going back home like a catalogue model replica and losing her individuality). I knew the first time I met her - before we did any of the personality work - that 'run of the mill' was not her. Not. At. All! Her personality would have been completely stifled by it. It turns out that she is an Autumn so swapped black for the deeper rich colours from the autumn palette (rich browns, gold, purple and greens) and her clothing personality means she still rocks her velvet, lace, ruffles, voluminous clothing, layered jewellery and buckles. It just took a few small tweaks to make my client feel so much more confident and comfortable with her style and understand why some things worked while others didn't. And now she has that knowledge she is looking fabulous. EVERY DAY!
No matter what your personal style there is a way of dressing so you can just be you and feel fabulous!
Be visible. Be memorable. Be yourself.
Colour Analysis is the start of an exciting journey. This inspiring and revealing session is for you if you want to find out how to discover your own unique blend of colours harmonising with your natural skin tone, hair and eye colour; learn how to use your unique and comprehensive range of colours and develop a capsule wardrobe. I will help you to discover your season and identify your 'wow' colours. It will make your eyes sparkle, brighten your skin tone and help you to look the very best you can.
Experience the confidence of knowing everything you are wearing is making you look great!
The session is for 1 person (or 2 people in the same 'bubble') and lasts 2.5 - 3 hours. The day includes a wallet with your seasonal colour palette (invaluable when shopping), your personal colour ratings within your season, your 90 second make-up, a workbook packed full of colour combination suggestions and make-up information.
The next step of the journey is the Personal Style Consultation. This is the part of the journey that brings it all together. This session is all about fitting clothes perfectly for your body shape and in a style that is appropriate for you. No matter what your size or shape, there is a way of dressing that will present you at your best by combining your body proportions and personality traits. Not only that, but your clothing personailty will determine what cut and style of clothes to be looking out for in the shops and how you can incorporate current trends with your timeless style.
Following on from this is the make-up and skincare masterclass. This session will offer you different ideas on how to use your seasonal palette for day and evening wear. Using the exceptional Natural Elements skincare range to prepare your skin first will give you the best base for your make-up. Used regularly, these products will help your skin to be in the best condition.
Combine your seasons colours with your clothing personality and make-up and you have the key to successfully creating a capsule wardrobe that will never let you down.
Other services on offer are:
Wardrobe reviews - It can often just take 2-3 hours to properly go through your wardrobe to sort items that do not fit your season or clothing personality at all; or find items that could be tweaked to make them work. A good wardrobe review will leave you able to 'shop your wardrobe' to make new outfit combinations without having to go shopping. It can also identify areas to focus on for a shopping trip to fill any gaps in a capsule wardrobe.
Shopping trips - Do you have gaps in your capsule wardrobe? Do you have a specific event that you need to dress for? This is the perfect opportunity to have a focused shopping visit with me to help you make informed choices.
Advanced colour - discover new ways of combining the colours in your seasonal palette. Sometimes we can get stuck with a few colours and its time to branch out and explore using the whole range of colours! Let this class be the little nudge you need to embrace them!
Advanced style - much the same as colour, we can become 'samey'. Let this class be the rediscovery of how to get the most variety out of your clothing personality.
If you would like to discuss your options, find out more about a session or enquire about a specific date you have in mind for a class, please do not hesitate to call or email me.
Gift Vouchers and Payment Plan available.