Style

My Favourite Looks…

January 18, 2016
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My favourite looks from way back when…

Style is such a personal thing. Even though I studied fashion and style for many years that hasn’t changed the fact that what I feel good in is  more important to me than how it looks to everyone else. Here are some of my favourite looks over the years…

Scan_20150505 (13)1. Pastel Yellow Smocked Summer Dress worn with a white sun hat. I LOVED this look… it’s so fresh and cute. This is my best shade of yellow for my cool skin-tone and I have some tops in the same colour now. Pretty, isn’t it?

 

 

 

 

 

Scan_20150505 (22)2. This was around the time Flashdance, the original movie was on – it was the 80’s and perms were in!! So, I got my first perm and I LOVED it. The striped shirt over a t-shirt was cool back then too. And a pale blue denim skirt – my look was complete!

 

 

 

Scan_20150505 (10)3. I went to America for a few months and got this professional picture taken – with a pale pink round neck sweater, pale blue eyeshadow and lipgloss. Very girly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scan_20150505 (12)4. This gorgeous “Debs” dress was made by my Mom – she used to make a lot of my clothes when I was much younger too. The velvet bodice felt so luxurious!!  I loved Winona Ryder at the time which is why I have my hair very short. The only down-side  was my nerves about ever kissing anyone with my braces!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scan_20150505 (15)5. In the 90’s I went though my boho phase – long dresses with my Doc Martin boots and lots of texture like this button up woolen vest. My bead were wooden. It’s the all natural look. This photo was taken on the Staten Island Ferry in New York!

 

 

 

Scan_20150505 (19)6. Later in the 90’s I had a more sporty look! This is a cute zip-up top worn over jeans… and look who I’m having my photo taken with… it’s the Queen of England!!

 

 

 

 

Scan_20150505 (11)P.S. Here is my school uniform – the royal blue jumper that I sometimes wore during my summer holidays is under my blazer. I was so excited and felt so smart in all new clothes and the beret too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hen Party Style Package

January 16, 2016
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Treat yourself and your hens to a party with a difference!

Whether you are the bride, the maid of honour, the mother of the bride or groom – you want to look your BEST for the upcoming BIG day. If you’d like everyone to have a fun hen party that will also help everyone feel confident about their bodyshape, style and fashion then look no further.

Your Hen Party Style Workshop is tailored to the needs of the group – it will help each person to feel good in their own skin and discover the simple ways to look their best from choosing the right fabrics or cuts to what colours will suit their skin tone. With plenty of time to chat together the hens can really get to know each other before the wedding so you can be sure a good time will be had by all.

Give me a call now to discuss your needs 089-9829914

Pure Soul Style WorkbookHalf-Day Workshop

Each hen will receive a Pure Soul Style Workbook, a body-shape handout and some tips on colours.

Feng Shui Style
Discover your Feng Shui style type

Your Colours
What is my colour type? Demo of colour test on the bride and one other hen, general colour advice how to suit your skin-tone and hair, use your Style Workbook to take notes.

Body Shape
What is my body shape? Individual advice & hand-out for each body shape including best fabrics, necklines, accessories etc & colour for body shape.

Full-Day Workshop

Feng Shui Fashion
How Feng Shui works in your wardrobe
Discover your Feng Shui personality type – questionnaire

Your Colours
What is my colour type? Individual colour-test and advice, receive a sheet of colours that suit your skin-tone, hair and personality, use your Style Workbook to take notes. Best colours for weddings and events.

Your Make-up
Make Up – Tweek your make-up routine to look great. See what’s missing from your make-up bag. Get the right shade of lipstick & blush.

Body Shape
What is my body shape? Individual advice & hand-out for each body shape including best fabrics, necklines etc & colour for body shape. Best dress shapes for special occasions.

Style, Fashion & your personality
Dressing your personality
Your best accessories
How to shop smart no matter what is in fashion!

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Stylist or Image Consultant?

July 8, 2015
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Which is better?

If you are doing a photo shoot then a stylist may be the best person to have on board. A stylist is an artist, someone who is looking at the overall picture to co-ordinate the clothes and accessories and will create a unique “look” for a photo, a particular event or for a TV appearance.

Stylist – a person whose job is to arrange and coordinate food, clothes, etc. in a stylish and attractive way in photographs or films. (Google definition)

However, if an image consultant has a more personal approach and the goal is not to merely create one look but instead to bring out the best overall look for an individual. So, an image consultant will first do a consultation with you to find out about you – your personality, your lifestyle, your colouring and body shape. Then, based on that, your image consultant will teach you the principles of good style in relation to just you. This allows you to make better choices when shopping and creating your own look in the future.

Image Consultant – a person or company hired to advise on improved public presentation or impression, esp. in media and public relations; also, such a person or company hired to assist someone in personal appearance or style. (Dictionary.reference.com)

Both a Stylist and an Image Consultant take their clients personal shopping however an image consultant would be likely to do a Style & Presentation Consultation with you first to teach you what colours, styles, fabrics and accessories you should look for.

If you’re interested expressing the authentic you though your own unique personal style then image consulting is perfect for you. My goal is to help you to reveal the REAL you so that you express your authentic self in the way you present yourself in the world through a holistic, intuitive approach.

To find out more just click HERE.

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How to wear black…

May 25, 2015
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How to wear black this summer… Check out my video blog on how to wear black this summer and how to combine it with other colours to look softer or stronger depending on your colouring. I hope it helps 🙂 Any comments or questions? Please leave me a comment below. Thanks, Aideenx

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Style Consultation & Personal Shopping

May 1, 2015
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Style Consultation & Personal Shopping

Boost your confidence, and save time and money by finding out what really suits your colouring and body shape. 3 hours includes – 1 hour style consultation & 2 hours personal shopping. Investment €140*

“The whole Style Coaching experience was a pleasure, I found it very informative and at the end I felt very confident in choosing the right colours and styles which best suit my personality and body shape. I felt completely at ease as if I were having a chat with a close friend.” Nadine Mills

This is for you, if you want to:

  • Reinvent yourself and your look
  • Make a better first impression
  • Get ready to progress in your career

Covers:

  • We will look at the colours that will most complement your colouring and your personality.
  • Discover how to use style, fabrics & colour to enhance your body-shape.
  • We will match your style to your personality and life style.

Personal Shopping

“I am not a natural shopper and generally don’t do the trying things on but we had a fantastic time and I learnt so much and have even bought some non-black clothes since. I couldn’t recommend Aideen highly enough.”  Michelle Fletcher – Business Owner (Social Singles) and single mum to 2 girls

Contact Aideen on 089-9829914

* Travel costs may apply

 

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Style Camouflage

June 19, 2014
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Have you ever used your clothes to hide? To blend in? To remain unseen?green caterpillar

In the animal kingdom camouflage helps an animal stay hidden and unseen. Like a worm blends into the soil so it can avoid being eaten by birds. So, it seems reasonable to think humans do something similar with style camouflage.

Things can happen that we weren’t expecting and times can be tough. So, we may be just trying to get through those days when the sun doesn’t seem to be shining. That’s when we might be better off to lie low and avoid everyone. Maybe even stay in your PJs all day!

But that isn’t the only way to hide…

Imagine a teen aged girl going out with friends who are wearing the latest and shortest dresses out there. Is she wearing the same thing to look older or dare I say it, sexier? Or is she avoiding being different? Is she hoping that by blending in that she won’t be seen or noticed at all?

I have a confession to make.  I tended to want to stand out and look great no matter what I was doing. I thought it might inspire others and I felt good looking good.

BUT then my life turned a corner that I wasn’t expecting…

… and I literally started to deliberately hide. I was living in London and instead of trying to be my usual well-groomed self – I started wearing loose tracksuits and no make-up. That continued until my confidence started to recover several months later.

So, what is your look doing for you?? Is it helping you to hide?

I certainly won’t judge you – maybe you need to hide because of the circumstances you live in. But I hope that you can have fun dressing up sometime soon too.

Here’s a poem from Shel Silverstein that says it all in a few lines:

“If you’re a bird, be an early bird

And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.

If you’re a bird be an early bird

But if you’re a worm… sleep late.”

For more on caterpillar camouflage check out: http://elizabethssecretgarden.blogspot.ie/2009/12/cloudless-sulphur-caterpillar.html

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