I work with individuals & organisations for personal and public brand perception.
Understanding the diversity of core values can add to better working relationships within an organisation and also with clients.
I enable clients – especially female clients in organisations – to feel self-confident & empowered, the best they can be. First impressions, body language, body image, mental health, social media, wellbeing & healthy lifestyle, dressing for the workplace and brand are topics I cover. I can increase self-confidence with appropriate workplace clothing choices for current in work employees & for those returning to work after a long absence.
I also work with transgender transitioning women (mtw) helping them to become the best versions of themselves- understanding how to blend in successfully – both in the workplace and socially. www.TRANS.style
Helping with dressing for the workplace, bodyshape, hairstyles to suit face shape, make up lessons and how to conceal, eyebrow grooming, beauty tips and grooming, deportment, body language, body image and self- confidence. (By skype, online or group workshops). Before I set up this consultancy, I spent time understanding the psychology and issues of the trans community together with the help of high profile Transgender women, NHS practitioners and psychiatrists.
Contributed to various newspapers and magazines as a freelance lifestyle journalist, style editor, fashion stylist and fashion journalist.
Publications and newspapers included: NY Times, US People Weekly, Weekend FT, Tatler, Harpers and Queen, Telegraph, House Beautiful, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, She, woman and Home, Slimming magazines, Health and Beauty magazines, Travel magazines, Wedding magazines.
‘In the Closet with’ for S Magazine – the Sunday Express magazine (2001-2003)
I helped create the initial concept of the weekly column – Q+A interview with a Celebrity discussing their style and fashion closet favourites – also art directing and styling the photographs for the double page feature.
Celebrity stylist for public image, awards ceremonies, red carpet, events and appearances, pop promos, magazine shoots, TV and record label artist rebranding.
Celebrities styled include Darcey Bussell, Serena Williams, Zara Phillips, Ringo Starr. I put together whole looks & images together coordinating the hair, makeup, outfit, brand image for the target audience.
HELLO! Magazine Freelance (1997-2003)
Commissioned to conceive and create story ideas and concepts and then sell them in as complete features.
I put together my own ‘crew’ , art-directed, styled the shoots, and wrote up my Celebrity interviews.
The fashion features included Fashion catwalk reports, Fashion linked to events around the British social season and fashion shoots with Royals, members of the Aristrocracy and A- list film stars and celebrities.
OK! Magazine Freelance (1997-2003)
Commissioned to conceive and create story ideas and concepts.
Put together my own ‘crew’, art-direct, style, interview and write up the Celebrity interviews.
The 6-10 page stories included working with Darcey Bussell and the Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet, the top Womens’ international tennis players, A-list Film stars, TV soap stars, musicians, Royals and elite athletes.
TV Commercials, pop promos, in London and Los Angeles.
Commercials and videos include: British Rail, British Airways, Jane Seymour Jardin de Max Factor, VW, Nat West bank, Kenny Everett Videos.
Owner of Redcarpetundies – E-commerce lingerie solutions and shapewear.
Owner pop-up shop : Kids on the Green’ New Kings Rd London –
A children’s emporium for fashion, shoes, toys and haircuts.
Design & image consultant : Jean Machine stores across UK.
Conceived/created FU’s flagship stores Knightsbridge & Bond st, overseeing & coordinating concept, styling, fashion, stock, liasing with HK factories for production. Oversaw all visual PR/style for merchandising & ad campaigns.
Consultant & trend forecaster: Kobi Jeans.
Manager & visual merchandiser: Warehouse stores.
Manager: French Connection concessions
Fashion buyer liasing with USA dept store buyers & UK fashion Designers : Dean Warburg buying office.