It’s not size that matters, but shape!
Dressing to flatter your body shape whilst taking into account your personality and lifestyle can make all the difference in your overall look when combined with your colours.
A Style and Image session can help you to dress confidently once you know how to dress for your body shape and learn how your personality influences your choices when shopping. Knowing this will help you avoid shopping disasters and frustrations.
You’ll be invited to my studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire for your individual style analysis but you are very welcome to attend a style consultation with a friend or family member. If you can’t make it to a face to face appointment or you’d prefer a session from the comfort and safety of your own home, check out the range of online services available.
During the consultation, you’ll learn how to choose the most flattering style and cut of fabrics which are most suited for your body shape and proportions. You will also learn how your personality can be expressed through your choice of clothes.
This consultation includes a book which you take away after the session. We will work through this during your session and taking a copy away allows you to refer back to it in the comfort of your own home.
If you’d prefer to join a group session please get in touch.
1 person – £140 – 2 hour session in the studio.
Toni’s support and advice with colour and style have completely turned my wardrobe around. It is now fully functioning with outfits for all occasions without me having to spend a fortune. Now that I know the right colours and style, I find that I no longer impulse buy and, because everything works so well together, i have more outfits to wear with less clothes than I had before! Toni has definitely helped boost my confidence and my bank balance!
The Transformation package!
You’ll be invited to the studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire for your transformation package which includes a Colour analysis, Style and image consultation and a Makeup lesson.
This Colour, Style and Makeup Package can be taken as one in depth four hour session. Alternatively, most people choose to break the sessions down into two separate sessions.
During the session(s), you’ll learn your ‘dominant’, second and third categories of your colour type and how to combine them together. I’ll show you how to apply makeup quickly and effectively in the shades that compliment your individual colouring using the Colour me Beautiful cosmetic range in a tutorial. We will finish the session by you learning how to dress for your body shape and how your personality influences your shopping choices.
You’ll take away your own personal colour swatch wallet of 48 fabric swatches to help guide you when shopping, a colour and style book allowing you to refer to it in the comfort of your home after the package has been completed. You’ll also choose a foundation, a lipstick/lipgloss and a lip/eye/brow pencil together with a colourful super soft scarf and a cotton tote bag all personalised to you and your colouring type.
1 person – £400 – 4 hour session (can be taken as 2 separate 2 hour sessions) held in the studio.
Style & Image Consultation Frequently Asked Questions
“DO I NEED TO HAVE BEEN FOR A COLOUR ANALYSIS BEFORE?”
Not at all. Many clients start off with a colour analysis consultation first as it’s the quickest and easiest way to update your image but it’s not essential. Some book the full transformational package which includes a colour and makeup session.
“WILL I HAVE TO STRIP OFF??”
Of course not! Assessing your body shape and proportions isn’t about getting a tape measure out or assessing you in your underwear! (No offence Trinny and Susannah). Rest assured, you’ll remain fully clothed for the session.
“DO I REALLY NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHAT TO WEAR?”
Only you can answer that but these consultations aren’t about telling you anything! You are an adult after all, so they are more about learning and understanding and gaining knowledge about what suits you, your figure and specifically why and what to look for.
“WON’T YOU NEED FULL ACCESS TO MY WARDROBE?”
This won’t be necessary! You’re invited to bring a small selection of clothes from your wardrobe which we can assess during the session. Usually; something that you love wearing, something that you don’t and something which you don’t wear because it doesn’t look or feel ‘right’ and you can’t put your finger on why. These are great ways of highlighting clothes, styles and fabrics which do and don’t work for you. A wardrobe follow session can be booked after your style and image analysis.
“I DON’T HAVE THE BUDGET TO START MY WARDROBE ALL OVER AGAIN, WILL YOU TELL ME TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING?”
Don’t worry, not many people do have the budget to adopt this approach! Besides, it’s about building and having a wardrobe of pieces that work for you and learning how to work with what you already have as well. If you need a little help, please download my wardrobe charts. You’ll find them here.
“ISN’T A STYLE AND IMAGE SESSION EXPENSIVE?”
How many times have you bought something which doesn’t suit you or you never wear it? It’s this learning and understanding that will help prevent you from making more expensive shopping mistakes. You only have to look in your own wardrobe to see those rash purchases. Take a moment to tot up how much you have spent on things you never wear. I’m confident that the figure will be more than a style and image consultation with me. My prices start from £75 depending whether you choose an online or studio session.
“I’M UNHAPPY WITH MY CURRENT WEIGHT SO AM I BEST WAITING UNTIL I’VE SHED THE POUNDS?”
That depends on how you feel. Depending on your body, your age, diet, exercise and your family history, you may not change your proportions or body shape. The size and how you feel certainly will change though and the consultation covers more than just shape but body lines, proportions (such as the position of your waist), fabric, styles and personality to name just a few. Booking a session whilst on your journey may be the confidence boost you need to help you reach your goals. Only you can decide when the time is right for you.
“ISN’T IT EASIER TO BUY CLOTHES WHEN YOU’RE A SIZE 8 OR A LIMITLESS BUDGET??”
Firstly, size doesn’t matter but shape does. Size is just a number and unfortunately there is no uniform sizing in clothes across retailers. This is why understanding your shape, lines and proportions is so helpful as it focuses your attention on making the most of your good features (yes you do have some). And, how to take attention away from anything you don’t like and dress for you and your body. This is relevant no matter what size you happen to be. There’s far more options available now, it just depends on the retailer. In terms of budget, well money doesn’t always buy style! It’s what you spend your money on that counts and how often you wear things to get value for money.
“WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ONLINE AND FACE TO FACE SESSION?”
The principles are still the same for both sessions but they are conducted in a very different way. Face to face sessions are much more detailed, last longer and take place at the studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. It’s down to you and what you’d most benefit from.
Would you prefer a personalised image programme without leaving the house?
If you would rather work through a personalised programme which is guided to you from the comfort and safety of your own home, take a look at the full image 7 step branding programme.
It will typically takes place over a 6 to 12 week period. You’ll be guided through each stage of your image personally with Toni via zoom, so you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to become your authentic self. A must if you’re in business but important if you can’t quite get things to slot into place and don’t know where to start.