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Caroline Nolan, Herbalist

April 27, 2016
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Caroline Nolan came for a Style Consultation before revamping her website. Style for Women in Business helps you attract the right clients by ensuring your image represents the values and selling points of your business.

Aideen: I’m here with Caroline Nolan who is a herbalist. We worked together lately to spruce up Caroline’s image and to help her with her direction with her brand for her business. What you wear can have a big impact on how you are perceived by your clients and things like that. So, Caroline understood that. One thing I want to ask you is why did you want to come and see me now, what was the difference, what was the problem?

Caroline: I’m just getting back working after having three kids. When it came to what do I wear, what do I even like anymore I just had no idea what suits me, my body shape has changed, I don’t even know what colors or what fabrics or anything. It’s like I just needed a kick-start. That’s why I came to you Aideen. And what a fantastic job you’ve done.

Aideen: What was the main thing that clicked into place for you after meeting for your consultation at home?

Caroline: The main thing was, the colours that came up in our consultation were colours that I know that suit me. It just got me when I have been looking and shopping since, it really helped me trust my instinct and what I already knew came back to me. I was reminded really well. It gave me just a bit more confidence really in going and to get in the clothes that we discussed, the kind of clothes, the kind of shapes. Yeah, it’s like I’m a new woman.

Aideen: Fantastic. We’ve just met up there because we’ve been at your photo shoot for your website. How did that go for you?

Caroline: It was much less scary than I thought it would be. I was very glad to have went with your guidance really. I picked the colours and the fabrics that reflected what I want to communicate now. I’ll have all that done before going for that photo shoot.

Aideen: Fantastic.

Caroline: It was really good timing.

Aideen: What’s next for you Caroline?

Caroline: What’s next for me is, well you can follow me at www.herbsandhealing.ie to see what’s next Aideen.

Aideen: Wow, fantastic. Thanks Caroline

Caroline: Thank you very much.

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Are you wearing clothes that don’t work for you?

January 27, 2016
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Do you feel like your clothes don’t represent the real you but don’t know what will?

There are times in all our lives when the goal posts change and we have to re-think how we present ourselves in life. It could be when you start a new job or business or maybe you have lost weight and are dressing a whole new body shape.

Re-invention is exciting but if you want to avoid wasting money on clothes that don’t work for you then do some soul-searching before you start. You’ll need to consider your personality, your body shape and your lifestyle! Here are my top tips for figuring it out…

What is your Soul Style?

Ask yourself what kinds of clothes you really love to wear. Is there a trend that you feel more comfortable in? Maybe you like Boho-style with fringing and feathers or Vintage-style with lace and pearls. I’m not suggesting that you dress head to toe in one trend but know what you like so you can add accessories that are really “you”.

www.whowhatwear.com

www.whowhatwear.com

 

Use Pinterest to pin your favourite looks and inspiration on-line. See mine here.

Cut pictures of looks you like from magazines

Print pictures from the internet

Start drawing or sketching different looks that you like

 

 

 

 

What suits your body-shape?

We each have the body we have right now. One person might wish for bigger boobs and another wants to be skinnier. The fact is everyone has bits they like and don’t like. So, let’s work with what you have got. You don’t need to change anything to look well. There are ways to make your shoulders look narrower and your thighs look slimmer. There are ways to look a bit more curvy or look slimmer.

www.curvesandconfidence.com

www.curvesandconfidence.com

 

Patterns, detailing and texture draw attention so, draw it to the right places!

Enhance your curves by adding pockets over the hips or a seam under the bust-line

Slim your thighs by using smooth fabrics and avoiding pattern below the waist

Use detail at the neckline to draw attention to your face and away from wider shoulders

 

 

 

 

What is appropriate for your life-style right now?

Think about what your day to day life and what you need before shopping for new clothes. If you work in a very warm environment like a play-school you’ll need different looks that someone on the road working in sales. What you do spend most of your day doing? What kind of impression would you like to make? What are you hoping to attract into your life this year? Are you going on dates or interviews? Can one new item of clothing transform your look? What would it be?

le-chateau-collarless-blazer

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Add a smart collar-less jacket to your look if you are driving a lot. It will look great and be easy to get in and out of

Add tops with a little bit of detail at the neckline like a ruffle or beading if you work in a warm workplace – no need to accessorize then! Just get up and go!

Going to lots of weddings this year then invest in luxurious looking coat to go over your dresses in faux-fur or maybe a pale colour

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Confident choosing the right colours!

May 7, 2015
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“The whole Style & Presentation Consultation experience was a pleasure, I found it very informative and at the end I felt very confident 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. Aideen’s passion for her work shines through and she was a joy to work with. Thank you very much for a lovely afternoon :)” Nadine Mills, Mum of 2

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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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