Of course you can wear black!

Colour Me Beautiful adopted a much more modern approach to colour analysis many years ago when they moved away from the seasonal (you’re a Winter / Autumn) approach.

This means that I show you how to wear colour, rather than being prescriptive. So, yes, you can wear black and during a consultation with me I’ll show you how.

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Best Image Consultant in Paris

I forgot to mention that I won, again 🙂

I had said I didn’t want to be involved this year.

However someone nominated me and I only realised I was on the list a week before voting closed!

Quandry. Leave yourself at the bottom of the list or let clients know you’re involved?

Belatedly, officially, thank you everyone for voting though I’m sure I gave everyone a virtual hug at the time.

Stylishly yours,

Rosemary in pink

Colour Drenching

What’s colour drenching?

It’s the concept of dressing top-to-toe in one colour. It’s more than a column of colour as it encompasses different tones and textures.

The art to getting it right is to choose a flattering shade; one that looks amazing on you, because let’s face it, there’s going to be a lot of it on display! 

Whether you choose a bold colour for impact, or something more understated and muted for a sophisticated look, colour drenching can be a great way to combine clothes that you already have in your wardrobe. 

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Post Lockdown Shopping and how I can help

This isn’t a post that anyone thought would be written but 2020 hasn’t really shaped up to conform with the 21st Century has it? As clothes shops are reopening after lockdown, there’ll be a new normal – at least for a while.

Leisurely browsing with the occasional coffee stop is something that we can but dream of. Instead, we’ll be faced with the prospect of queuing as shops limit the number of customers at any one time, one-way systems, sanitiser stations, the loss of changing rooms and sometimes toilets and, of course, maintaining a strict social distance.

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Dress to Impress

A Wonderful Article in Living France 🙂

What a wonderful way to end the year 😉

This is a lovely article written by Gillian Harvey in the December issue of Living France.

It’s about my 2 careers; combining being an award-winning Image Consultant whilst hosting guests at my central Paris B&B.

Hope you like it.

You can click here to read the whole article.

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Your Perfect Shade Of Red

Whilst red is the colour most often seen at this time of year, do you find it a difficult colour to wear?

I’ve heard many people say they shy away from wearing red because either they don’t believe they can wear it, or that IT wears them, but I promise you there’s a perfect shade of red for everyone so I’ve rounded up some fabulous shades that might tempt you, or even me, to change your mind.

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Go Green this Autumn / Winter

Each season different colours take centre stage and for Autumn / Winter 2018 how about going GREEN? It’s the perfect shade for Autumnal weather.

The key to embracing this trend is to choose YOUR GREEN and wear it in a way that complements your colour characteristics.

Here are some guidelines on how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe for the season ahead…

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Confused about which colours and styles suit you?

I’ve been there too…

I was totally confused in my late 30’s about what colours suited me. A Cruella De Vil white streak had appeared in my hair when I was quite young and, as it progressed, less and less seemed to suit me anymore but I didn’t connect the two.

If asked, I used to say that the colour of my eyes were anything from light grey to dark blue ‘depending on the light’. How wrong was I to think the light had anything to do with it!

Going grey early is a family trait so I wasn’t very worried about that per se but eventually I realised that no matter what I was wearing, whilst I wanted to look tanned and healthy instead I just looked pale all the time!

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Take Inspiration From Stylish Royal Wedding Guests

How to be a ‘Best Dressed Wedding Guest’ The Royal wedding had me glued to my TV screen a couple of weeks ago as it was so wonderful to see so many of the guests arriving at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the ceremony in vibrant colours and beautiful styles.

I hope you were doing the same.

Not everyone was though, I had to smile when a totally confused Male guest told me “the TV was on in the airport and everybody was watching it even though the ceremony hadn’t started….” yee Gods, slaps forehead etc 🙂

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