Newsletter: Issue #040 January 2013

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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Happy new year! I hope you had a lovely festive season. I certainly did, and am! I'm still not fully 'wound up' yet, as I enjoy the summer with my husband who is taking a couple of months off! 

I've been starting most days with a walk to Whale Beach. This time of year it's even hot enough for me to venture into the water and take advantage of the fabulous ocean rock pools we have here in Sydney (meaning wave-free swimming in the sea).

Have you made any new year resolutions? Mine is to 'become more creative'. I'm not sure exactly what that means yet, but I think it will apply to many areas of my life, including my clothing style and my work.

If you've made any image or style related resolutions I hope I'll be able to help you with your journey. If you're here in Sydney and would like to take stock of your shape and how to dress to flatter your shape, I'm running a "Dressing for Your Body Shape" workshop on Saturday 9th February. You'll find the details here.

Talking of taking stock and body and shape: I've been taking a look at some of the earliest articles I wrote for my website (now 5.5 years ago!) the Your Shape pages. While they are still as relevant today I've realized I can make them even better by adding more pictures, adding experiences from working with clients and asking you for input (see next paragraph). 

I've answered a reader question confirming her shape and giving her some ideas of how to dress it, it helped that she sent in a photo. I'd love to answer more real life body shape questions, but I do need a photo showing your shape. You don't have to wear a bikini or swimming costume, but snug fitting leggings and t-shirt work best, so I can actually see your shape. Have the photographer stand about 4m (13 feet) in front of you, with the photographer bent to take the photo in line with your stomach. Check to make sure the background is a contrasting color, so I can see your outline clearly. Use this link to submit your photo and any specific questions you have. I will blur your face so no-one need know who you are.

If you have difficulty finding shoes that are comfortable and fashionionable, or if you simply love shoes you'll love my new service.

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).

  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: I'm 17 how do I dress my hourglass body shape? from Emma of Australia

A:  It seems Emma's body has matured faster than her friends and she needs help with dressing her shape. 

>> Read my answer...


Product and Service Updates

Your Best Shoes Ever!

...are the ones you design yourself! If you love to wear beautiful, fashionable and comfortable shoes, but despair of finding any that work for your feet then you'll be interested in this, if you live in Sydney...

I'm excited to announce that, from February, I'll be running shoe parties where I help you design your ideal shoes. After my training at the end of January I'll be able to help you with selecting the correct fitting for your feet, and making sure your material selections work from a practical perspective. I'll also use my image consulting knowledge to make sure your shoes will work with your outfits, your colouring and your shape.

Contact me if you'd like to host a shoe party yourself (you will earn a discount on your own custom shoes). And watch out for more details on my Workshops page.

Sydney Workshop: Dress to Flatter Your Body Shape

Saturday 9th February, here at my home in Avalon, NSW, I'm holding a small, interactive workshop to teach you how to dress for your body shape.

It will include an assessment of your proportions, a personalised online style portfolio (the estyles program), how to use line and design to create the perfect proportions, and an assessment of clothes you bring with you.

Only 6 places available. For more details and to book click the link below.

>> Dress for Your Body Shape Workshop

>> For details of all my services click here


New Style Articles

Dress to Flatter Your Hourglass Figure

In this updated article I give you the general guidelines for dressing the hourglass figure, together with some examples of clothing styles that work well for this body shape, as well as some typical figure variations and how these change the recommendations.

>> Read the article


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