Newsletter: Issue #042 March 2013

Style Snippets

Having trouble viewing this email? View it online.

Please be sure to add to your address book to ensure that you receive my email in your inbox.


Jane's Jottings

Hello {!firstname}

how will you update your wardrobe How will you update your wardrobe?

It's that time of year when I recommend reviewing your wardrobe. Even if you don't follow my wardrobe organization suggestions it really pays to review what you have to wear for upcoming activities and events. 

Take some time now planning your outfits for the next 3-6 months. Think of the types and events and activities you have, or might have, in that time frame and what you might wear to them. Identify what you need to add to your wardrobe to create those outfits and prioritize items to a shopping list. Gradually add the items on your list as your budget allows. This way you'll avoid the "I've got nothing to wear" moments!

I hope you'll find my trend update articles useful as you plan your wardrobe for the new season.

Of course if you'd like help with reviewing your wardrobe or shopping I'm always happy to help.

I've really been enjoying the small workshops I've been running. I learn a lot each time I run one. If you're here in Sydney and would like to learn more about dressing for your body type I'm running a small public workshop next month. Or get a few friends together and schedule a private workshop.

There are some exciting changes coming this year for the My Private Stylist online style program

If you'd like to order some custom shoes and don't live in Sydney, or don't have time for a party or a consultation, I can now offer free swatch samples for your custom Shoes of Prey shoes.

This post on my Facebook page generated some interest! I'm intending to post more (hopefully better quality) photos of some of my Autumn/Winter outfits over the coming weeks.

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

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...



Product and Service Updates

Dress to Flatter Your Body Shape Workshop

This small, practical workshop will show 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.

When: Friday 19th April. Where: My home in Avalon. Only 6 places available. For more details and to book click the link below:

>> Dress for Your Body Shape Workshop

My Private Stylist Online Style Program: Start of the next generation

new look my private stylist online styles program New Look My Private Stylist Online Styles Program

This is the amazing online style program that gives you style recommendations that take all of your body proportions into account. It is the program I use with my clients.

Ann Reinten of Image Innovators (who was also my trainer and mentor when I started my business, almost 6 years ago) has always worked hard to keep this program up-to-date, both from an image and a technical perspective. The program has undergone many improvements since its original launch.

This year the program is set to evolve into an amazing style resource. Ann has a vision to turn it into a fully functional virtual styling room. This will include:
  • A style finder: the program currently identifies which style shapes and style elements suit you; however, it's up to you to assess the various elements within a garment to determine if that garment is suitable for you; the style finder will be able to assess whole garments -- this change alone will be a major leap forward, enabled by innovative technology changes
  • Shopping in your own private fashion mall
  • The ability to catalog your wardrobe and style garments into outfits
  • The ability to invite me, as your image consultant, into your virtual styling room to help you build your wardrobe and style your outfits

The first step, in the evolution, is to release the next version of the MyPrivateStylist program. It's due to be released by the end of next week. Changes will include:

  • A 'cleaner looking' design that is easier to use
  • Many new garment types
  • Updated garment and accessory images -- including the ability to switch between a work and non-work style
  • An improved body profile questionnaire (though our recommendation is to have a professional assessment via photos for an additional US$25).
  • Garment comments and style recommendations completely reviewed and overhauled to reflect current thinking

The good news is that if you have already purchased the program you will automatically gain access to the new look MyPrivateStylist. And amazingly Ann is not increasing the price. For the time being I can still offer it at a very reasonable US$89. I'm really looking forward to the new program!

For more about the MyPrivateStylist program and to access a free sample of the program (setup for a fictional person) click here:

>> Your eStyles

Shoes of Prey Free Swatches

free material swatches Request up to 5 free material samples

As you may be aware, I'm now an independent stylist for Shoes of Prey, an online custom shoe company (see details by clicking on the 'Custom Shoe Styling Service' link below).

For those of you who can't get to me in person I can now offer free swatch samples. Contact me to find out more.

>> Custom Shoe Styling Service

>> For details of all my services click here


New Style Articles

Spring and Summer Fashion Trends 2013

My observations of Spring and Summer Fashion Trends 2013 for the UK, US and the northern hemisphere.

>> Read the article

Autumn Winter Fashion 2013 Australia & Southern Hemisphere

My observations of the main Autumn Winter fashion trends for 2013 Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

>> Read the article


Tell Your Friends

Please forward this newsletter to friends you think will enjoy it!

If a friend did forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe here.


Style Snippets Back Issues

You can find back issues here...