Monday, December 19, 2011

Sizzling summer shorts

During a usual Wardrobe Flair wardrobe session, every time I say to someone 'so where are your shorts for this summer?" they look at me like I just said "hey, are you going dance naked in the rain later?". The nose screws up, and the face is pulled. Nearly as often as when I say 'ok, so lets talk about your body shape", but not QUITE.

For those of you with children who will run around with them these holidays at beaches and parks, you need shorts! But I don't mean daisy dukes, trust me. I also don't generally mean anything that is above the knee (unless you are under 5.2 OR a spring chicken in age).

Many NZ women wear the dreaded 3/4 trousers and feel they are practical (yet frumpy and cut you off at the wrong spot). So all I'm saying is, shorten those so called 3/4 trousers to be just under your knee and you are good to go. Seriously, it will make the world of difference to your outfit, and your leg length!

This season you have two shape options. Fitted (like Capri type shorts/trousers) or wider leg. If you are going for the safe look the wider leg shorts will balance out any hips or larger chests, will be flattering and practical. I think a denim pair is an essential part of most people's wardrobe (men and women).

If you are wanting to be a little more 'on trend' then think about a more fitted pair. These are great teamed with a slightly longer top or tunic dress. If you do have a bigger bust and hips, then beware that tapered look, and make sure you balance yourself out with the top or tunic dress.

Other than denim I think a white pair is a great option for the cool tones (remember tonal flow people!!) and if you have no idea what I am talking about then you need to book a session with STAT! For the warmies, a nice stony or lighter brown would be fab.

Make sure your T-shirt is the right neckline, fit and a fabulous colour and you will be kitted out at your very best this summer. Enjoy yourself and have a great summer.

Stay colourful!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

We at have had a really fantastic year. Other than lots of exciting media opportunities - 8 stints on Good Morning for TVNZ and the same amount of panel sessions on Sean Plunket's Friday Face Off on Newstalk ZB - our favourite bits have been meeting the wonderful men and women of NZ and helping them with their confidence.

For Christmas this year we hope that all those people who we have helped enjoy a new and exciting outlook on life looking, therefore feeling, terrific. We hope they continue to share our love of complimentary tones and brings smiles to themselves and others because of this burst of colour happiness.

We wish them joy, happiness, laughter, love and a safe, prosperous and exciting 2012. We hope that all those who have doubts about their bodies are able to see that while one size does not fit all, all are beautiful and blessed with health.

As one wise young lady recently said to Trudi "when I feel down about the size of my thighs, I remind myself that at least my legs work!". Perspective is a wonderful thing.

Santa, we are a happy little company and when we see people accept what they have and dress to suit their colouring and shape right now - not in 5 or 10 kg's time - then we feel our work is done.

For Xmas please send our thanks and regards to our clients, they are the reason we do what we do and why we love it. They support us, they refer us, they let us into their homes, their lives, their wardrobes, their insecurities. They are a brave bunch.

Merry Xmas to all. Stay safe and colourful and we look forward to meeting many more of your friends, family and loved ones in 2012.

Trudi & Sarah xx