Your body scale is an assessment that takes into
account your height, weight and bone structure. It is used to
determine the size of accessories and prints that will look
best on you (see the question below).
If your body scale is...
Small -- choose small to medium accessories
Medium -- any size accessory will
work for you. However, if you're short stick with small to medium
accessories since large ones will emphasize your lack of height
Large -- choose medium to large accessories
(unless you’re short, in which case stick with small to medium
Grand -- medium-sized accessories
will work best for you. Small or large accessories will emphasize your
>> See how to determine your
You can now ask your
questions directly on the Style Makeover HQ website. This allows
me to share your questions and my answers with all visitors to the
website. It also allows you to read and comment on style makeover
answers from other visitors.
So, don't be shy, ask me a style makeover question!
Each month I will
pick 1-3 questions that I think other readers will be
interested in and publish the them here.
Q: Can you give me more advice on changing my hair color and style? from
Manuela of Milan, Italy
I provide general guidelines for what hair styles will suit your face
shape on my pages for each face shape which you
can access from here. And the color booklets I provide as
part of both my in-person and online color analysis services provide
some guidelines for hair color and the general guidelines for selecting
a hair style.
However, to provide more specific help I've been
working on reviewing online hair styling programs to see which ones are
best. See the new style articles
Q: How can I
wear patterned and bordered bottoms? Many of my
ask me this question.
If you are short (less than 161cm/5'4"), or if you are medium height
(161cm/5'4" to 173cm/5'10") and heavier than you would like to be,
wearing skirts, shorts, cut-offs or trousers with patterns or borders
will make you look shorter and heavier. So your personalized Style
Portfolio will advise you not to wear patterns or borders on garments
below the waist.
If you want to try breaking this rule the way to do it is to make sure
bring attention back up to your face. A border or
will act as a focal point in your outfit. Try balancing a border with a
neckline detail, either within your top or by adding a look-at-me
necklace or scarf. To create an above the waist focal point for a
pattern wear a top in one of the lighter or brighter colors found in
skirt (although be aware that light and bright colors also make you
look heavier, so you may not want to do this if you're trying to
minimize a large bust or midriff).
Patterns also need to be suitable for your
Try the "blink test" to see if the outfit works
for you. The "blink test" is where you stand in front of a full length
mirror and close your eyes then open them again and notice what you see
first then second as you open your eyes. Another good way to check your
outfit is by taking a digital photo of yourself. I find this can give
you greater perspective on what you see.
I've recently joined forces with photographer and
photographic makeup artist Nelly le Comte to offer a professional
photographs service for my local, in-person clients.
You may need professional photographs for your
corporate website or brochure, or for your small business website and
offline publications. Even if you don't need professional photos for
your work if you have an online presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
or at any of the many social networking sites you may wish to display
yourself in your best light with a professional photo.
Before and after professional photos are also a
lovely record of your style makeover journey.
Even if you feel you're not particularly
think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how you can look after I've
styled you, Nelly has done your makeup, together
we've "warmed you up" for your photographs and Nelly's worked her
photographic magic! Take a look at the link below and see for yourself!
Read details of professional
photographs packages and see some example photos
Best Range of Colors
If you haven't had
your colors done yet, or if you had your colors done many years ago and
feel you may now have changed color categories I provide a color
analysis service. If you live in Sydney find
my in-person colour analysis service here
If you live anywhere else in the world contact me for details of my online color analysis service
you're looking for a unique and lasting
gift for a relative or friend this Christmas consider giving them a
makeover. The gift of my style makeover lasts
this Christmas, but for a lifetime. I show men and women how to assess
themselves against the 6 elements of style and how to identify and
appearance they want to convey.
I suggest you first determine
whether the person you are giving this gift to is open to receiving it!
person hasn't expressed a desire to improve their appearance or a
with the contents of their current wardrobe, they may be insulted by
offer gift certificates for all of my
style makeover services. You can either specify a monetary value to be
against any service (or for the Style Solutions ePortfolio) or purchase
a certificate for 1 or more specific services.
I can either snail mail the gift certificate to
you or I can email it as an e-gift certifcate.
To purchase a gift certificate phone me, Jane, at
Style Makeover HQ on
199 or email me at email@example.com (or reply to this
details of all my services click here
If you don't yet have your personalized Style Solutions portfolio you
can find the details here...
This month I've been reviewing online programs
that let you try new hair styles virtually to make it easier to select
your next haircut and color and to allow you to easily communicate what
you'd like to your hairdresser...
Trying on virtual hair styles is a great way to
find a new hairstyle. There are now several online virtual hair styles
programs available -- which one should you choose? I've reviewed some
of the online hair makeover programs to save you time
>> Read the whole article
The Hair Styler is my favorite virtual hair styler
program to date! It's the one I recommend to my clients when they want
to find a new hairstyle. I find it very easy to use. And although it is
not 100% realistic it is more realistic than most virtual hair
styling programs. It is certainly realistic enough to see whether the
selected hairstyle and color suits you.
>> Read the whole article
The Daily Makeover provides not only virtual
hairstyles and colors, but also other makeover solutions for makeup and
accessories. It allows you to play with all aspects of your color and
give yourself a drastic color change! You can have a lot of fun with
this. However, if you are just looking for a new hairstyle this might
not be the program you'd choose...
>> Read the whole article
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