"Giving your look a freshen up doesn't have to mean out with the old and in with the new" - this was the focus of a recent article that I was interviewed for in ETC Magazine's Fashion Supplement.
Unfortunately the article is no longer available online, so I thought I would share with you a few exerts / pieces of advice that I provided to their readers...
"My advice is to introduce colour slowly. Ideally have your 'colours done' by a professionally trained image consultant. You can then rest assure that the colours you choose to wear are your most flattering and will not make you look sallow or tired. Then consider introducing a brightly coloured piece of jewellery or a scarf - you can always remove it should you feel uncomfortable."
"Assess your body shape and decide upon one area that you are really happy with and dare I even say it, as I know we are all very critical about our body shapes, believe is an asset and then do everything you can to accentuate that feature... For example, if you believe you have great legs wear skirts that stop on or just below your knees, not half way down your calves as this will create the impression that your calves are bigger than they are."
"As we get older there are a few essential items that are needed in our make-up bag: face primer - with an SPF, if our moisturiser doesn't have it in; correctly colour-matched concealer for under the eyes; blusher and an eye primer - to disguise any discolouration on the eyelids. Avoid black eyeliner, it is ageing and can be difficult to apply with the accuracy that is needed to create that perfect line!"