From the hundreds of Clients I see each year for Styling sessions, many of them share their joy of their new found confidence in their wardrobe, body shape and colours. I am honoured by Anne-Marie sharing her thoughts with you. I value my Clients’ confidentiality and following their wishes images and full names are at times kept private.
Anne-Marie is in her 50’s, lives close to Sydney City Centre, loves volunteering and helps her husband out in his business. She enjoys going to the theatre, travelling, keeping fit at the gym and learning to play golf. She walks every where and her outfits often need to take her from day to night. Anne-Marie is of medium height, Pear body shape, and with her blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes she suited to the Summer range of colours.
“I think your service is fantastic Angela and I wish I’d booked it years ago. I love my new Diana Ferrari clothes and loved having your help in choosing them. I also can’t thank you enough for helping me sort out my wardrobe and for giving me the confidence to try new combinations of clothes. Anne-Marie”
The Style Journey of Anne-Marie
I met Anne-Marie for the first time at the Chatswood Diana Ferrari store as she booked in for a Diana Ferrari Style Session. Despite having a wardrobe full of clothes, Anne-Marie felt she never seemed to have anything to wear.
Anne-Marie shared with me,
“I booked a Style Session at Diana Ferrari because despite having a wardrobe full of clothes, I never seemed to have anything to wear. I was also an impulse shopper but often never wore some of the clothes I bought.
I wanted an expert to tell me the type and colour of clothes that would suit me so that I would feel confident and great in my clothes and stop wasting money.
I love my new Diana Ferrari clothes and loved having your help in choosing them.“
Breaking Through the 80/20 Wardrobe Reality
Many women struggle to find the full mix and match potential of their wardrobe and Anne-Marie straight after her Diana Ferrari Style Session booked in for a Wardrobe Styling to create many mix and match smart casual outfits for any occasion.
“I felt like my wardrobe was full of clothes that I never wore and that many items only went with one other thing.
I have more trouble finding things to wear in Summer than Winter. In Winter I tend to wear jeans more often so it is easier to put an outfit together but I still have trouble finding tops that suit me in Winter. I had lots of Summer clothes but I still had trouble putting outfits together and also had a lot of clothes that I had bought but never worn.“
We took 2 hours to compile all items Anne-Marie loves wearing and I catalogued all items with my camera to create mix and match guides which I post-styling uploaded to a Private Pinterest Board that Anne-Marie can use to be inspired or to run future purchases by me.
Anne-Marie was so happy with all the smart casual combinations from her wardrobe.
“After my session, I felt a lot better about my wardrobe as I knew that I had clothes that suited me and that I had multiple options with tops, bottoms and shoes.
It was great to give away all the things that looked tired/dated or that I never wore because they really didn’t suit me, and to get more space in my wardrobe.“
In the end there were no gaps in any of the Anne-Marie wardrobe sections, the take-away lesson was more focussed on stepping out her comfort zone to mix and match her current wardrobe and not buying any more shoes, tops or pants.
We swapped items around to create an effort wardrobe that is focussed on ease of choice and catches the best light possible.
“Having my wardrobe better organised is definitely one of the best things that I learnt. It is so much easier to find what I want when I am getting ready.
Having a better idea of what actually suits me is also fantastic and the ideas that Angela gave me for putting different tops, bottoms and shoes together has given me much more confidence and made my wardrobe much more functional.
I also learnt to tie a scarf properly, which is terrific.“
Before the Wardrobe Styling, I introduced Anne-Marie to Pinterest. I created a Private Pin Board for her and as Anne-Marie was new to Pinterest she followed the simple instructions I shared with her in the Pinterest Guide for Beginners.
“The Pinterest page that Angela put together for me is really helpful too as I can look at the photos that Angela has pinned there to give me ideas when I need inspiration.“
“After my Style Sessions with Angela, I realised that my taste in clothes wasn’t really that bad, I just needed advice on how to make more of my clothes than I was and which ones really didn’t suit me.
The advice that Angela provided on my body shape and the clothes that suit that best, as well as her advice on the colours that suit me best, has given me a lot more confidence about getting dressed every day.
Having Angela go through all my clothes in a systematic way with me and then show me how to organise my wardrobe better was absolutely fantastic as it has definitely makes it easier for me to put outfits together and get ready.”
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ABOUT ANGELA BARBAGALLO
Angela Barbagallo is one of the brightest minds in personal styling and confidence coaching today.
Angela has educated her many clients in making great style choices, which translates into increased feelings of well-being and a positive attitude in life.
Angela is a body shape and colour expert and a best selling author on Amazon of two style books “8 Ways to Look Fabulous, Taller and Slimmer” and “The Real Woman’s Guide to Hair”.
Angela is the NSW Independent Style Consultant for Diana Ferrari since 2011 as part of their Fusion Reward Program.
Angela also collaborates with Corporate Clients such as Bank of America, Jetstar and Bupa with her “Dress for Success” program.
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