Archive: October, 2012


Don’t look now, but desperation is coming to a retailer near you. Seems the fashion sales have been non-stop this year, and at the moment there are literally discounts upon discounts. What’s a girl to do? Well, the first step is to decide if you want clothes that are simply a one-night stand – or […]

A reader asks…

Amy writes: “My BFF Sharon and I disagree on one thing. I maintain that most fashion in the stores should suit most women; while she thinks that each of us has only a small choice of things that really suit. What do you think?’ Jeanette: Amy, I am more inclined to Sharon’s point of view […]

Is NEON for You?

Ooh, this is a tricky one! Neon, by definition, is much more than bright colour. It is colour on steroids – ‘sock-it-in-your-eye’ bright. Neon is fun on kids and teens, and in accessories or active sports wear. Personally, I don’t wear neon colours, as I never want to be put in the shade by the […]

What’s So Great About Being a Rectangle?

What’s So Great About Being a Rectangle? As an Image Consultant I get to see people of all shapes and sizes. Often they will bemoan what body shape they have – not realising that every type has some wonderful advantages. So each month, I will look at different shapes in turn, and let you know […]

Getting Prints Right!

Even though as a Winter, I shine in solid colours, I am enjoying the beautiful prints around this season. Here’s a few that I really like – on the ladies that are wearing them!

How NOT to do Prints

Prints are in in their biggest way in YEARS. There’s lots to enjoy, and many fine and beautiful prints to choose from. The first thing you need to do is make sure the predominant colours are in your palette. From there check the size or scale of the print. See my website if I can […]

Too Young to Dye!

Some years ago when I was teaching for WEA, I wrote a class to present with my then-hairdresser Karen. It was a fabulous class – all the ladies got personalised advice, a trim, shown how to do up-dos and we generally had lots of girly fun. One issue that always came up was dealing with […]

Understanding Women – Merit/Demerit System

UNDERSTANDNG WOMEN: MERIT/DEMERIT SYSTEM For thousands of years, men have tried to understand how to deal with women. Now, behavioural scientists have come up with an infallible merit/demerit system to help men manage it. Remember, in the world of romance one single rule applies: Make the woman happy. Do something she likes and you get […]

Women! Get What You Pay For

Haven’t we all put up with substandard goods or services simply because we didn’t want to make a fuss? Here is one woman who took a stand and won! Tracey Fox is a British woman who made headlines for locking a tradesman in her house. “After surviving without her washing machine for three weeks and […]