Today was the first step on my style journey. I have got myself a style guru by the name of Liz Mitchinson from Style Clinic and she is going to help me sort out my style. This is a process. We will meet more than once, go shopping together and Liz will come to my home to help me with my closet. Do I really need that look from 1999?
I love fashion but I have a big bum, big boobies, a short upper body and much longer legs. AND I'm short - my God I'm short. 5 foot 1 on a good day. What is a girl to do? My figure can be hard to dress. I buy things I love and then never wear them again. My closet is literally bursting at the seams and my husband now has one drawer and 1/17th of a closet because I am taking over.
After staying out with the girls until 2am last night, I dragged my butt to Liz's glamorous studio and sat down to be pampered. She gave me a facial then draped me with colours. Black is not for me - turns out that black isn't as slimming as I first thought! Brown is my new black and ivory is my new white. I need to wear gold instead of silver (I already knew that because I am an expensive woman).
At the end of today's consultation, I'd had my make-up done and found out that I am a 'High Contrast Spring Woman.' The exciting thing is that I got to bring home my swatch so that when I go shopping in future I can take it with me to help with colour picking. It fits nicely in my small handbag.
I'm super excited about my journey and since NZ Fashion Week is coming up in August, I want to be able to dress my best for the shows (preferably in New Zealand designers!). Next time Liz Mitchinson and I meet, we will do my proportions and that will help me pick styles, fabrics and shapes to wear that suit me best. Watch this space! #fashionista