2017’s new Pantone colour is Greenery

Every year Pantone selects a shade that they feel represents what is happening in our global culture and therefore serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. For 2017 that shade is ‘Greenery’ :

“A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginning

Pantone Greenery

Most shades of green are associated with nature and this Pantone shade is very similar to Apple Green in the colour me beautiful swatches. It’s a zesty, yellow green tone, making it perfect for those of you who fall into our Light dominant colour category or who have a Warm undertone.

The way you wear this shade will vary depending on your dominant colour category, if you can at all.

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How to wear the Perfect Little Black Dress this Christmas

Whilst I love, adore and wear colour at every possible opportunity I also recognise that sometimes we all just want to keep things classic and simple.  This is when a little black dress (LBD) comes in.

Black may not be in everyone’s dominant colour palette but I believe that it’s not the colour you wear but how you wear it that makes it a success.

You need to consider the fabric your LBD is made from, how much flesh is on show and what accessories and make-up you are going to use in order to make it work for you.

All Shades of Black

The appearance of black will soften when you use a textured fabric and ‘lighten’ when you opt for a sheer fabric.

This Claude Pierrot  dress is a great option for those with a Soft or Light colouring as the texture of the sheer lace top softens the appearance of black next to the face.

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Top Party Looks For The Festive Season

According to the Financial Times resident style editor, Jo Ellison, this festive season it is all about keeping the focus on your top half with “over the table dressing”. The theory is simple; people will only see your top half when you’re sitting down at your Christmas dinner party, so focus your attention there.

I totally love this approach as wearing your best colours on your top half ensures maximum impact; your skin will glow, your eyes will sparkle and you’re sure to turn heads for all the right reasons!

MyTeresa half price velvet top

Have Fun With Your Party Look

Christmas is the time for sparkle and fun, so try stepping out of your comfort zone!

There is lots of choice when it comes to embellishment this season; lace, sequins, embroidery and elaborate sleeves are all widely available. Textures like silk and velvet are also very popular and will add a luxurious feel to your party ensemble.

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Want a New Man for Christmas ?

If the answer is YES  you can either book him in for a personal image session with me or buy him a gift voucher so he can choose to come and see me at a convenient time in the New Year.

He’ll receive advice on which colours work best for him including a wallet with 42 fabric swatches to use as a guide when shopping (plus suiting swatches).

This is my Christmas Special Offer, it won’t be available in the New Year and it is only €200.

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Are you as Cool as me?

Why undertone is sooo important.

If you have already visited me you will have been told as part of the consultation whether you have a Warm or Cool undertone to your skin.

I’m Cool. A typical French colouring is likely to be Warm however. The undertone distinction is super important but, if you are confused, it’s the easiest to correct.

What are undertones? Your undertone is the colour just below the surface of your skin and regardless of whether you have a tan or not, it doesn’t change.

Ensuring the colours you wear in both your clothes and make-up complement your undertone is essential because if you get it wrong it could cause your skin to look lacklustre, sallow or grey.

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Men and glasses

Gentlemen, without the ability to disguise a style error with the correct lipstick, what clothes and accessories you wear and how you wear them are actually much more important questions for you than the ladies !  

It’s critical when buying glasses as the range of styles, colours, prices and possibility for error is HUGE.

Your glasses have just as much impact on your outfit as any other accessory, and as they are so prominently placed, it’s vital to get them right. 

It’s also important to consider the occasion you’re wearing them for, as you may need more than one pair (any excuse for a bit of shopping plus, at least in France, many opticians offer 2 for the price of 1 so you may as try to choose 2 different, but perfect choices !)

I have worn glasses since I was 15 but it wasn’t until I worked in Hong Kong (and contact lenses stopped working for me) that I chose 2 very distinct pairs of ‘look at me’ glasses frames; purple lozenge – shaped frames and tortoiseshell very angular frames.

They blended well with my personality, work status, face shape and (at that time) colouring.  I can’t wear tortoiseshell anymore because in 20 years my hair colouring has changed and that colour is no longer in my palette and then after a few years in France I chose to stop using them as my ‘invisible barrier to people seeing me’…


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