Newsletter: Issue #004 December 2009

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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I don't know about you, but Christmas always takes me by surprise! I think it's because I now live in Australia, but grew up in England so I don't associate summer with Christmas!

I may be unprepared for Christmas in many ways, but the one thing I do have sorted is what I will wear to any event that has already been scheduled and any last minute invitations that might crop up.  I'm not telling this to annoy you, but to let you know that wardrobe planning really does work!

I hope you are organized on every front so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday season. I've included a tip or two for putting together last minute seasonal outfits to help you.

Happy holidays and enjoy this month's Style Snippets. Until the new year, all the best


PS I always welcome your feedback, so please contact me with anything you'd like to see either on the website or in this newsletter (reply to this email or use the Contact Me link below).

Tips for Selecting Last Minute Outfits

Wardrobe planning at the start of every fashion season is absolutely the best way to ensure you look great for every occasion that comes your way! Yeah, yeah...I know it's too late to be saying this now, but I do also remind you at the start of every season, and will continue to do so!

So, what to do if you haven't worked out what you're going to wear to the office party, or the get together with friends you've just been invited to?

Unless you have time to shop (and it's not really a good idea to do a last minute shop when you're under pressure to get something), then you'll need to pull something out of your existing wardrobe...

  • Think about the level of formality that the event requires and match that to your level of dress. The more formal the occasion the more tailored your outfit will need to be

  • If you don't know what the dress code is it's always a good idea to ask. Ask the person who organized the event or someone who has been to a similar event before.

  • To create new outfits from within your current wardrobe try combining clothes and accessories in different ways. Using recent or different accessories is particularly good for updating an outfit and giving it a fresh feel

  in this issue
Jane's Jottings
Your Questions Answered
Product & Service Updates
New Style Articles Tell Your Friends

Style Snippets Back Issues
  fundamentals of style
Understand and wear your best colors

Know your body shape and proportions

Dress to flatter your shape

Your Questions Answered

Each month I pick 1-3 questions I've been asked that I think other readers will be interested in and publish them here. You can ask me questions or share your style story either directly on my website or through my contact me form.

Q: What shape is my face? 

A: This is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. I provide a way to determine your face shape here. However, not everyone falls neatly into 1 category, so then it's a matter of deciding which is the best-fit category. This can be open to debate, even amongst professional image consultants!

As I said last month, I'm continuing to look for and to add ways for us to interact directly on my website. So, if you can't work out what your face shape is you may ask me, or ask a face shape related question (such as do these earrings suit my face shape?) directly on my website.

And don't forget you can also ask me your style questions. 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 questions and answers from other visitors.

So, don't be shy, ask me a face shape or style makeover question!

Take a look at face shape questions and my answers here.

Q: What eyeglasses suit my face shape best? from Manuela, Milan, Italy

A:  This is such a good question that I've answered it with a new article, see below.

Product & Service Updates

Discover Your 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 details of 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.

Style Makeover Gift Certificates

If you're looking for a unique and lasting gift for a relative or friend this Christmas consider giving a style makeover. The gift of my style makeover lasts not just 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 create the appearance they want to convey.

However, I suggest you first determine whether the person you are giving this gift to is open to receiving it! If the person hasn't expressed a desire to improve their appearance or a frustration with the contents of their current wardrobe, they may be insulted by your loving gift!

I offer gift certificates for all of my style makeover services. You can either specify a monetary value to be redeemed 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 0403 747 199 or email me at (or reply to this email).

>> For details of all my services click here

Look Great! Feel Great!
If you don't yet have your personalized Style Solutions portfolio you can find the details here...

New Style Articles

Business Attire for Women

How to choose appropriate business attire for women can be a challenge if you don't know the dress code rules. The Business Wear Magic ebook very thoroughly explains these rules. See my review here...

>> Read the whole article

Tips for Choosing Eyeglasses

If you are overwhelmed by the variety available when choosing eyeglasses check out these tips and try on virtual eyeglasses to see what suits you best.

>> Read the whole article

Style Makeover Gallery

As an image consultant I know the difference that a style makeover can make to my clients' lives, but it's always nice to hear from them the difference it makes. Here we share with you some style makeovers in photos and descriptions.

>> Read the whole article

Debbie's Style Makeover

This is a case study of Debbie's style makeover with photos of her transformation.

>> Read the whole article

Having Trouble Determing Face Shape?

Having trouble determing your face shape? Have another question about face shapes, such as about hairstyles, eyeglasses or makeup? Ask me your face shape question.

>> Read the whole article

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