One of the benefits of being a travel writer is that when England decides to inflict such a long winter on us, I occasionally get to escape to warmer climes. In February, my boyfriend and I headed out to Dominica in the Caribbean, where we stayed at the stunning Rosalie Bay. Dominica has an incredible landscape- we discovered beaches, mountains and freshwater rivers running through the jungle. Here are some pictures I took of the walk to a waterfall pool- and then some slightly wobblier pictures that are just stills from my flipcam that a fellow tourist kindly took for us. I’m wearing my favourite Fever swimsuit, the best one-piece I’ve owned in my adult life. Of course it has a built in bra which makes it super flattering. I’m already counting down the days til I get to wear it again!
Recently I’ve been working hard training women through our Style Academy who want to start their own businesses, both full and part-time, as a personal stylist and shopper. I absolutely love training and teaching people who already have a love of fashion, a great eye for style and the ambition to succeed and be the best! There’s something very fulfilling about being part of the growth and development of someone so talented who just needs a helping hand to get them going in the early days of their new career.
People often tell me I have their ‘dream job’ and ask me what it’s like to be a self-employed personal shopper and stylist? How do I generate business? How did I learn to help women with style advice? So I thought I’d write a blog for those Fitting Talk Fashionistas who’ve often wondered if personal styling and shopping is the career for them. More
Spring is here! Oh wait no, it’s actually snowing.
Well, either way at this time of year I’m busy updating client’s wardrobes with spring capsule pieces and new styles they’ve never tried before in order to keep their wardrobes looking fresh and modern. Having done a My Style Masterclass for Spring a couple of weeks ago, which helps women to update their wardrobes easily for the season ahead, I thought I’d offer some style ideas and fashion inspiration for you Fitting Talk fans from us My Style Companion Personal Shoppers so that when the sun does put his hat on, you’re ready to rock.
I’ve broken the style advice down in regards to areas of the body that women often tell me they are conscious of and would like to disguise when putting together outfits in order to give you style solutions to overcome that. I hope they help you!
What’s in Store for 2013?
In January Mr F and I escaped to Riviera Maya in Mexico for some much needed winter sun. Looking grey and slightly knackered after cooking Christmas dinner for 10 people (my first Christmas dinner – just call me Michel Roux Jr). Feeling rather unwell we hopped on a plane and and I could not wait to hit the beach in my new Freya Showboat Bikini and ponder about what 2013 was going to have in store.
Having always set goals for myself each year, I had already started to make a few notes about what I wanted to achieve in 2013 – after all if you don’t know what it is you want to achieve, how can you go about getting it right? So on the 2nd day of our holiday, I sat with my notebook and started to write “2013…” More
On Monday I spent the day with lucky Rachel Venn, Age 18 from Devon who won Freya’s fabulous prize, as seen in GLAMOUR magazine’s January Issue. Rachel had entered Freya’s competition on the website, where the 2 minutes she took to enter the competition paid off big time when it won her flights to and from Manchester, an amazing stay at a very swanky suite at The Hilton in Manchester, where she was taxi’d to The Trafford Centre Shopping Mall (wearing her new Freya underwear set – also part of the prize) with £500 spends burning a hole in a pocket! Phew. Talk about every woman’s dream prize! More