I began my career as an A-Level teacher and Pastoral Tutor before taking time away from full time work to have my two children. For a time my life took a more “scenic” path. That period of transition from young professional to working mother was hard, and I’d be lying if I said otherwise. As I explored the next phase of my career I trained as an Antenatal Practitioner, which honed my skills as a listener and facilitator.
With two young children and working with the new families, a good friend introduced me to Stella & Dot jewellery and the rest is history. I loved meeting women from varied backgrounds who bonded over a love of all things sparkly. I quickly realised my passion was working with women to find their inner “sparkle” and my innate love of people fused with accessories and clothing was a match made in heaven.
As my business grew I took the opportunity to train in Colour Analysis, an area that I had always been fascinated by. I trained with the internationally awarded Consultant Kim Bolsover and launched Your Style in early 2019.
I’m clear on my passion/purpose; I want to help women discover who they are. I’ve worked with hundreds of women who have gone through divorce, had their first or last child leave the nest, who have had their first baby or started the menopause or just wanted to own their style. It is a privilege and a thrill to be a part of their journey and I’m excited about playing a small part in yours.
I am also anti-Fast Fashion. We as consumers are bombarded with the latest trends we must have now, regardless of whether they suit our bodies. Most are cheaply produced due to the poor wages and little regard of the cost to the environment. I actively encourage my clients to utilise their existing wardrobe and only buy a few staples to create a capsule wardrobe. It truly is about quality over quantity.
I don’t claim to be all knowing. I am not selling perfection. I am selling authentic honesty. Perfection is unattainable and unappealing.