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Is it worth doing the whole 'image' thing as well as colours when you have your colours done?

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8oreighty Wed 07-Oct-09 19:07:55

Going with my mum, she is doign the complete package, as has just got some inheritance...she is paying £100 for me to do the colours bit, and will do makeup, but is it worth another £100 to do the whole image thing? what to wear etc? I don't dress badly, I think I know my shape etc. Maybe feeling a bit like not sure what suits me in shops...but then no money to buy clothes anyway.

lavenderkate Wed 07-Oct-09 19:14:01

I had my colours done once.

Turned out I only suit gold hmm

tattycoram Wed 07-Oct-09 19:22:04

I would have been very sceptical about this, but my very stylish friend just had both done and is now even more stylish. Lots of the things she told me that the consultant said made absolute sense to her. Was quite impressed. I guess it depends on who you get though

PandaG Wed 07-Oct-09 19:25:59

I have had both done. Worth every penny imo. I no longer buy things that for some reason don't work, and can buy with confidence from a charity shop for example as I know it is right!

DH thinks it was worth it too, I spend less time shopping as it is very easy to see what is not right.

tattycoram Wed 07-Oct-09 19:38:40

Yes my mate reckons she has saved £££ too

8oreighty Wed 07-Oct-09 20:18:21

really DH thought it was worth it?! just seems so expensive...but maybe I am of an age to invest in things like that... what do they tell you, just what suits you?

PandaG Wed 07-Oct-09 21:40:01

I went to an independent, who I know as a personal friend, and therefore trust as Iknow she is always immaculately turned out, whatever the circumstances.

We had to strip to our underwear, and were measured - not round but proportions, to tell what length etc of clothes. She also looked at our overall shape.

got told what shapes and cuts to wear, with outlines of cuts of trousers, skirts etc.

also tried on different necklines, again to see which best, and fiddled with them to see optimum place as well as shape.

we also answered lots of questions to help determine our personalities, which needed to be reflected in the style of clothes, so I for example needed to wear more pretty clothes, with frills and trims, but on classic cuts.

we also looked at scale, for size of jewellery, print, details on clolthing etc.

and yes, DH really thinks it wasworth it, I had money from family for my birthday which I spent on gthe style day, and some new clothes afterwards. As I said, I now can buy stuff from charity shops cos I know the cut is right.

cheapskatemum Wed 07-Oct-09 21:56:29

Ooooh, yes, definitely worth it to get whole package. Reading others' comments has reminded me of my style makeover. Another benefit of it was to have your own hunches affirmed. For example, I tend to wear bold colours & always used to think I should be wearing a patterned item to complete the outfit, but I don't. Contrast can come in the form of texture, frills or whatever.

IveNowGotCleanCarpets Wed 07-Oct-09 22:04:52

I sat in on my cousin having her colours done in Canada way back in 1983 shock. I was really cynical but could see that it seemed to work. It took me until about 89-90(shockagain) to get it done here in the UK. I have never stuck slavishly to it but it made me realise there were 1 or 2 colours I should really avoid and 1 or 2 I should embrace. Whenever I stick to those colours I get compliments!
I did do the shape thing but never took any notice & it's now out of date (think 80"s Lady Di frilly collars, padded shoulders etc)

8oreighty Wed 07-Oct-09 22:11:14

PandaG thanks for telling me what is involved. I cannot picture my mum standing in her underwear...that would be torture for her...maybe not such a good idea. Although I can see how helpful it would be - will ask what exactly is involved. Can see it being really useful, but then also maybe a bit more for someone high powered than me...or my mum...

PandaG Wed 07-Oct-09 22:16:03

I'm totally not high powered, usually in jeans and t-shirt tbh, but the right t-shirt and right jeans. a scoop neck with a trim is great, others less so - gave me bags more confidence.

underwear bit is only 5 mins out of the day, but you can do it in for example swimming costume or leotard.

Obv a different consultant may do it differently.

8oreighty Wed 07-Oct-09 22:27:15

I know it sounds really good and helpful...just think it might reduce my mum to tears. Like some trinnie and susannah experience. Just rediscovered some birthday money my dad had sent me, so might do it. Is really helpful hearing others' experiences of it, all my friends who did the colours couldn't afford to do the style at the time, but have all said they wished they had, but haven't actually gone back and done it. Is a lot of money to shell out. She'll be making over £400 for the day, maybe worth training as a consultant...

Sarimillie Wed 07-Oct-09 22:33:26

This sounds interesting. Anyone know someone who does this in south London?

8oreighty Thu 08-Oct-09 10:12:11

I looked up House of Colour, cos that's where my very discriminating friend went. Then I just browsed around all the different consultants until I found one I liked the look of! I am a bit worried about using a consultant that doesn't come personally recommended though...

Sarimillie Thu 08-Oct-09 14:18:20

I know - personal recommendations seem somehow crucial for something like this!

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