Newsletter: Issue #037 October 2012

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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You may have noticed I missed sending out a newsletter last month. I had every good intention of getting one together, even though I was on vacation, visiting family and friends in the UK. However, it just didn't happen. 

I did have a wonderful relaxing time! I also had fun attending a Wardrobe Magic workshop run by one of the UK's leading image consultant's, Sue Donnelly.

A week after I got back I headed off again, up to the Gold Coast coast for the Dream! Believe! Achieve! Australian image consulting conference. I've come back fired up to start running image consulting workshops. Initially they'll be held here at my home in Avalon, but I'm also intending to find a way of delivering workshops as webinars. See below for information on the first scheduled workshop.

Since I was in the UK during September I got to see the Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 new fashions in person. You'll find my trend articles here for the northern hemisphere and here for the southern hemisphere.

I've also answered another reader's question. I've fallen behind a bit with answering incoming questions -- I'll try and make it up over the coming months!

See the winning entry for the Conscious Shopping Course.

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).

Winner of Conscious Shopping Course

Back in August I ran a competition to give away an email mini-course from Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe.

Frances from Australia won with the following entry:

My worst shopping disaster

Last year I noticed a new little boutique had opened. The dress in the window was beautiful as was the women who owned the shop. She was also a designer and made clothes to measure. I told her how much trouble I had with buying clothes as I am only 4 ft 10 in and on the chubby side. Could she design a capsule wardrobe for my shape as I was very uncertain about what I should be wearing?

Yes, yes she could do that: $3000 for linen/ silk 2 pairs of pants; one skirt; 2 blouses; 1 evening top; 1 jacket. 

The pants were so wide I could have sailed away. Evening top was a bat winged long bloused affair all you could see was a silverly grey ball that had a head and 2 little feet. Jacket had waves of material right on my hips that made me look like I was about to fly away.

I just cried! How did she get it so wrong? I did not wear any of the clothes -- gave them all away.

Poor Frances. Hopefully Jill's course will help her. I also suggest she checks out my article on the 6 steps to savvy style.

  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
  follow me on...



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's the difference between casual and smart casual? 

A:  What a great question! I give some guidelines for working it out.

>> Read my answer...


Product and Service Updates

Discover Your Personal Style Workshop

Are you stuck in a style rut? Bored with your look?

Whether we like it or not, our appearance and what we wear affects how people see us and interact with us. That's why it's so important to understand how to dress to present who you are and how you want to be seen.

In this fun, interactive day I'll guide you through a process to uncover and define your own personal style. 

By the end of the day you'll know your style words -- the words that define who you are today and how you want to be seen now.

You'll also learn how to recognize clothes and outfits that match your style words. We'll use some of the clothes you already own and work out if they can be worn in a way to match your style words, or perhaps identify what you need to add to make an outfit work better for you.

This workshop will get you out of your style rut and help you create an inspirational wardrobe.

Numbers strictly limited, book now to avoid disappointment.

When: Wednesday 5th December

Time: 10am - 2.30pm

Where: My home in Avalon (contact me for address)

Price: $150 per person (includes lunch)

To book: phone me on 0403 747 199 or email me

>> For details of all my services click here


New Style Articles

Fall/Winter Fashion 2012/2013

My observation of fall/winter trends for the USA, UK and the northern hemisphere.

>> Read the article

Spring/Summer Fashion 2012/2013    

My observation of spring and summer trends for Australia and the southern hemisphere.

>> Read the article


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