Josie’s extensive knowledge in the beauty industry spans over 20 years and her passion for a complete look has seen the introduction of a range of styling packages. In using her expertise in the make-up industry, Josie has been advising clients for many years on their skin, tone and what colours work best to gain radiance for that special occasion. In doing so, this has often extended to consulting on colour selections and garment styles.
We have all invested in garments that hang idle in our wardrobes and with a few simple tips that investment can be revisited and matched with a selections of choices from Josie’s guide to easy shopping. If all else fails, you will be well on the way to match and add garments to your wardrobe and minimize the amount you spend in the future.
” I don’t understand how a women can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be pretty as possible for destiny.” Coco Chanel
Josie's thought's on styling
When thinking of styling for women. I believe it is the fit of your clothing and dressing to your body shape that is the most important in looking great and feeling fabulous, and not your size that matters. Wearing the right clothing for your body shape can make all the difference. It is about clothes that suit you rather then following the latest fad or fashion, above all else feeling comfortable and confident in what you wear. Knowing what your body shape is and choosing clothing to suit your shape will make all the difference. Others will see that something has changed in you…yes your confident, body language and self-esteem has gone up! You look great and others will want to know what you have done. Once you understand the guidelines for your body shape you begin to choose only clothing that will show off your best features and hid the features you dislike. As women, we tend to stand in front of the mirror and only focus on the features we do not like. e.g. my bum is big or my big thighs. We do not stop and look at our positive features like…my small waist, great legs, fantastic smile, and great eyes. As women, we are worried about the ads in magazines and comparing ourselves to the latest model or movie star. In looking at body shapes, I thought I would ask men what they liked and the majority of men love women with curves whether that is the curve of a bottom, breast or waist. Men in Japan love the curve of a women’s neck so remember every man is different. Remember girl’s men don’t think like us, and if you’re going to talk about what you don’t like about your body talk to your girlfriends, not your man as he doesn’t see things the way you do. Women have curves. Yet our fashion magazines are full of thin stick figures showing you the latest fashion. We as women are designed to have curves, they are feminine, sexy and most men prefer women with curves. So when it comes to looking great, it’s got nothing to do with your size, it’s got all to do with what suits your body shape. Therefore, we are going to have fun in finding out which shape you are. When you know your body shape and with the help of some guidelines, you will find it easier choosing clothing that flattering to your body shape. Styling is about understanding your body shape and being positive about it and making the most of what you have.
Went to a Ladies eveining event on 29th July at Devotee Boutique in Semaphore to experience and get guidance from the one and only Josie’s Beauty & Styling with another 15 women. It was a great night full of colour and fun shared by Josie’s Beauty helping us all with what colour we should wear and helping us all by demonstrating what items match and what suits different individuals as we are all different shapes and sizes. What is great about Josie’s Beauty is that Josie comes to you with anything from makeup & products, pampering parties, massages, jewellery products and the Styling You product where she can come to your home look at your wardrobe and advise what colours work best for your skin tone and then go out shopping with you on a budget. I came away from this party with a piece of clothing that I knew I was getting good value and it suited me, all thanks to Josie and obviously the magnificent shop Devotee. Thanks Janet Wootton
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“Having the styling session with Josie has given me confidence to know exactly what I need to buy when I’m shopping. I can’t tell you how many clothes I have brought on sale and maybe worn once, so it’s a nice relief to still buy those sale items and get the colour and style right every time now. When you know what colour suits you, it can really change how you feel at the start of the day. Doing the wardrobe audit was a little scary, your wardrobe is a very personal space and I wasn’t sure how I would feel about having it audited. Josie made the whole experience very comfortable and put some real order to my clothes selection and how to get the most out of my wardrobe. Shopping with Josie after doing the wardrobe audit was not only fun (she ‘s great company) it complemented the existing clothes I already had and didn’t allow me to spend unnecessarily on impulse buying.” Virginia Miller – Economic Development Officer
Thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge with me. It was fun and I learnt a lot about myself and my sense of fashion style, some of which reaffirmed that I had a lot of it right, but also opened me up to choices I would not have considered. Once again thank you for a professional and enjoyable session. Jill
I recently attended a Polaris Centre Networking Business Women’s function and one of the guest speakers was Josie from Josie’s Beauty & Styling. I was impressed with her ease in making the women in this group feel comfortable with her demonstrations of colour and style within an economical budget. An opportunity presented itself for me to ask Josie to undertake a colour and styling consultation for me. Josie immediately made me feel at easy, listening, analysing all facets of my likes and dislikes, wardrobe colours and what I felt comfortable in my style of clothes. There was lots of humour and I enjoyed being told that each person is unique an we dress to our bodyshape, flattering colour combinations and adjustment of current fashion trends. I felt completely comfortable with her and on her return with my colour portfolio I could hardly wait to mix and match. Plus I am now more selective in purchasing my garments to the colour chart and have ceased ‘impulse’ buying, much to the delight of my credit card. Now what I purchase I actually wear and it blends with my wardrobe. Josie is a true gem and I am very very happy to refer her to women at any opportunity. Carmen Walker-Galpin October 2013