Boden Expanding? Good news for the Natural Style Personality

I was quite excited to see the headline online that Boden are planning to expand by opening some shops across the UK. I only hope that they're not just going to be based in London which is the case with some other clothing shops that I really love.  

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Belt up – why wearing a belt doesn’t create a waist

It was the Oscars last night, and today the Internet is awash with photographs of actresses in their red carpet outfits.  Of course, there is commentary about the best and worst dressed - and I even saw one actress appearing on both lists so clearly there's a question of personal taste coming into it, but the one that stood out to me (for the wrong reasons) was Nicole Kidman's dress which was a shimmering pale gold on ivory which she was wearing a belt with.  

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Breaking the rules about what to wear

I've seen a few blog posts and campaigns on the internet around which decry the idea that there should be rules about what to wear to flatter the body you have.

"How dare somebody tell me what to wear!  That's body shaming"

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Former Fat Person

Does anybody ever get over their body image when they lose a significant amount of weight?  It was Kelly Osbourne who first coined the phrase "Former Fat Person" when she was talking about how she viewed herself after losing 70lbs.

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You always want what you haven’t got

I sat writing this blog post in the hairdressers since it seemed very apt given the links I wanted to share with you.

Two articles with very different views on the size of your bust: wishing you didn’t have quite so much, or wanting to have more so you can show it off: [Read more…]

Putting on a face….

Could you face being seen without make-up?  Hmmmmm!  Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Blog post "Putting on a Face"

I’m thinking about this because of an article I’ve read about a poll of 2000 women which found that the average woman wore make-up for 13 hours a day and that 20% wouldn’t open the front door without a full face of make-up.  I get the 13 hours a day: you put it on in the morning and you take it off before bedtime so that’s easily 13 hours a day, but I’m OK about being seen round the house without make-up if I’ve no need to put it on.  Going out is a different story and it is very unusual for me to knowingly face the world without at least a trace of lipstick. [Read more…]

Image in Business Advice

John Atkinson from Radio Teesdale’s Business programme interviewed me about the importance of your Image in making a first impression in business – and what the consequences of getting it wrong are. [Read more…]