I believe that what we wear affects the way we feel, think and act. It certainly affects the way others react to us. That's why it is so important for us to feel comfortable in our own skin. And choosing the right clothes for our lifestyle, colouring, shape and personality can make a huge difference
As Coco Chanel is famously quoted as saying "A girl should be two things; classy and fabulous." My role is to help my clients feel fabulous in their everyday style.
Where it all started
I began my career as a singer and singing teacher. Dressing for my performances I experienced first hand the power of costume and how it can affect the way you present yourself. However, my real interest in personal image began many years ago, when colour and style analysis was in its infancy. My sister and I visited an image consultant together. Everyone had always said how alike we were, so it came as a shock to learn we had different style personalities and we were at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to colours that suited us. A grey suit that looked terrible on me, looked wonderful on her - a valuable lesson in how the same outfit can drain and stifle one person, while flattering the colour and enhancing the personality of another. A lesson I have never forgotten!
Following my singing career, I trained in colour and style at The London College of Fashion and with Kim Bolsover at Improvability in Sheffield, to become an independent colour and style coach. Being independent has given me the freedom to offer a unique service, not tied to any company, so that I can completely focus on helping clients to express the best of who they are through what they wear.
I bring my experience as a teacher to listen and help you discover more about yourself, to build your style confidence, ensuring you have the knowledge to apply that confidence beyond our session. That along with my personal passion for fabric and clothing styles (rooted in my childhood as a dressmaking teacher's daughter) will empower you to look your best and feel amazing about yourself.
If clients are looking for a full makeover, I am delighted to call upon the expertise and services of my daughter Lucy St-John Hair and Make-up, who shares my desire to help women present themselves with confidence and vibrancy
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