Newsletter: Issue #010 June 2010

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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This month I've had the pleasure and privilege of having an opera singer (a tenor) as a client. I'm hoping to add him to my Makeover Gallery soon.  Part of what he wanted to achieve was to identify and build his personal brand. So, part of my preparation for his session involved researching what's involved in personal branding.

This fits in well with identifying and developing personal style expression. I've been thinking a lot about this recently and how to make it more accessible for my clients and readers. You'll find more about these topics below.

Enjoy this month's Style Snippets. Until next month, 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).

Developing Style

One of the things I love to help my clients with is identifying and developing their personal style expression or style personality, as it's also called.

After learning the style basics of colors and how to dress to flatter for your body shape, you start mastering them by reviewing your current wardrobe.

The next step in your style journey is to work on your style personality. What clothing styles express you and reflect how you want the world to see you?

There's another, more holistic, term I've been hearing a lot recently in the image consulting industry: personal branding. In particular it's used in the context of career development and small business owners. However, it applies just as well to creating your leisure time image.

Read more in my new article on personal branding.

  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: Tapered vs skinny pants? from Anne

What's the difference? And why does my Style ePortfolio say I should not wear skinny pants?

A: First I explain and show pictures of some of the most common pant-leg styles. Then I explain who looks best in skinny pants.

>> Read my answer here

Q: V-neck with my heart shaped face? from Anthony of Fort Lauderdale, USA

Anthony wanted to know if this neckline style suits him. He also asked some questions about his coloring.

A:  I've been receiving quite a few enquiries from males recently. It's good to know that some males at least are interested in making the most of their appearance!

>> Read my answer here

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.

Face Shape Analysis Service

Unofficially (that is you won't see it yet in my list of services) I've been offering a face shape analysis service for those who request it. Understanding your face shape is key to achieving your best hairstyles, hat styles, earring styles, and makeup. Price US$23

>> For details of all my (other) 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

Can Personal Branding Really Increase Your Net Worth?

What is personal branding? Why is your personal brand important? And how do you create a personal brand?

>> Read the whole article

Autumn/Winter 2010, Southern Hemisphere Readers' Comments

It was gratifying to see a couple of style comments from readers this season!

>> See readers' comments here

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Style Snippets Back Issues

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