Newsletter: Issue #049 December 2013

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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I'm afraid November got away from me and I didn't manage to get my newsletter out!

These last few months have been the busiest I've had in the 6 years I've been running my business! So, if you are one of my clients, thank you!

I've also had the sadness of my brother dying. He died of a heart attack. He was only 51. I made a quick trip to Richmond, Virginia, USA, where he lived, for his memorial party and to visit my sister-in-law and niece.

Over the last 6 weeks or so my most popular service has again been 'Dressing for your body shape'. I'm finding this service is much more fun and enlightening now that I base it mostly around looking at the client's clothes and making recommendations, rather than the more theoretical approach I used to use. 

My 'Wardrobe Update' service is also proving very popular. I love showing my clients how to get more out of their current clothes and accessories by wearing them in different ways, or by suggesting a few additions to bring a wardrobe up-to-date.

This month I've answered another reader's question about petite clothing.

If you're as ready for Christmas as I am (that is, not very!) you may still be looking for that special Christmas gift. Here's a suggestion for you.

And have fun with this style quiz.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Enjoy this month's Style Snippets. See you in 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).

  in this issue
Jane's Jottings

Your Questions Answered
Product & Service Updates
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: How about myself who is really petite at 4'9"? from Stephanie? of British Columbia, Canada

A:  Stephanie finds even petite size clothes are too big for her and wonders why manufacturers don't cater for really petite women. I give her some suggestions and a link to a list of online stores with petite sizes.

>> Read my answer...


Product and Service Updates

The Gift of Style

gift voucher Style Makeover Gifts

If you're looking for a meaningful, lasting gift for a relative or friend consider giving some form of style makeover gift voucher. You do have to be a little careful with this -- think about whether the person would love some help with their image, or whether they would be offended that you think they need help! 

Of course, if this is a gift you'd like for yourself do drop some heavy hints ;D (perhaps forward this newsletter?)!

I offer gift certificates for any of my image services (either in person here in Sydney, or any of my online services), for my "Your Personal Style Formula" ebook, and for the online MyPrivateStylist program (and for the MenOfStyle online program).

To order simply reply to this email and let me know what you'd like. I'll send you a PayPal payment request and ask for details of the person the gift is for.

>> For details of all my services click here

Style Personality Quiz

Discover_Your_Style_PersonalitySMALLa_59619.jpgWhat's Your Style Personality?

If you've been reading my newsletters for a while, you'll know I consider expressing your personality in the way you dress one of the 6 steps to savvy style!

I even co-authored an ebook, "Your Personal Style Formula" to cover a topic I felt had been neglected for anyone other than image consultants.

Now Ann Reinten of Image Innovators has come up with an innovative, fun quiz to help you find your style personality.

I do confess the first time I took the quiz I struggled to find anything I liked in the question images! And I didn't relate to the result. However, I've just taken it again and this time the result was "Sporty Eclectic", Ann's name for the combination of the Creative and Natural style personality categories. That is exactly how I'd summarize my style!

Take the quiz yourself and see if you agree with the result.

If you find you still don't know how to dress to express your personality I'd love to help you. This is a service I offer both in person and online.

>> You'll find the style personality quiz here


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