In 2020, I trained as a Personal Stylist at the London College of Style. I have always loved fashion and style and over the years have been the 'go to' style adviser for family and friends needing fashion advice. Dressing everyday can feel overwhelming and stressful especially when faced with work and home pressures. Often there is limited time to shop and plan outfits, resulting in a 'I have nothing to wear' scenario and feelings of anxiety when important events or work commitments are in the diary.
Alongside personal styling, I work in a counselling role in the NHS. Self-care and emotional well-being are extremely important to me and I recognise how these go hand-in-hand with confidence and success. When we feel better about ourselves, fantastic things happen! I'm a firm believer that when we look good, we feel good. We have the confidence to show up, be visible, showcase our talents and expertise and ultimately reach our goals.
As a PowerStylist I am committed to helping you to be the successful, confident, stylish woman that you deserve to be. Investing in your personal style and wardrobe is a guaranteed way to influence, inspire and communicate your brand message. Style is Power and I'm here to empower you with the personal style and confidence to succeed.
As a certified Sustainable Stylist I recognise how the fashion industry impacts the world around us. With 'throwaway' mindset, cheaper prices and fast fashion brands dropping new lines each week, it's easy to be tempted to buy more. But with this comes confusion, overwhelm and an inability to assess what's already in the wardrobe. Statistics show that many women wear 20% of their wardrobe, 80% of the time but with careful planning, clarity around dressing your body-shape and an understanding of your personal style, it is possible to have a closet that is easy to navigate and versatile.
As a Personal Stylist I feel that it is my responsibility to promote a more mindful approach to shopping. With this in mind, I am a huge advocate for 'buying less but wearing more' and supporting clothing brands that use sustainable measures to reduce their carbon footprint. As part of my capsule wardrobe service, I also give advice about washing and caring for clothes to lengthen their lifespan.
Having a signature look and a capsule wardrobe that works for you is worth it's weight in gold. Not only does it offer you clarity and choice, it eliminates the daily 'I don't know what to wear' decision-fatigue and it saves you time, effort and money.
If you are a professional woman, business owner or a female leader, your image and how you look speaks a 1000 words about you, your professionalism and your competence. Every day, you are communicating a message to colleagues, clients and others in your network about your values, your commitment and your drive. They are judging you on how you look and deciding if they want to work with you. Your image needs to be top-notch otherwise you could be missing out.
Through tonal Colour Analysis, your PowerColours can be used to communicate your personal brand message. Colour has the power to create a gut response in the observer, meaning that your choice of clothing can help to reinforce your values and vision. Your personal style tells a story about you. Together we can curate a signature look that reflects your personality and suits your lifestyle, meaning that you always present yourself at your best. Whether you are working from home on zoom, meeting a potential new client or pitching yourself for a promotion, you will feel confident and ready to succeed.
As a PowerStyle coach, I can equip you with the skills and 'know-how' to create fabulous outfits. You will understand how to combine colours and have clarity about the best styles for your body-shape. You will recognise your PowerColours and learn how to achieve that effortless, 'put-together' look that we often strive for. Shopping will be easier, quicker and with purpose, meaning less overwhelm and confusion.
Alternatively, there is the option to let me, your PowerStylist do the hard work for you. Once I know you and discover your signature style, I can shop online and source items for your capsule wardrobe. If you are based in the UK , Western Europe or USA, you can avail of this service. This is a fantastic option if you need an outfit for an event, new season updates or a complete capsule wardrobe created.
'Catherine has a strategic and creative approach to crafting signature styles that are both authentic and accessible. Every executive should consult with Catherine on their style and wardrobe. It will prove to be one of the best investments they make in their personal brand and image'
Chitra Ragavan, USA.
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