Georgina Brown has studied all of her life. She finishes her PHD in the autumn and turns 30 this month.
Most of her adult life has been spent in academia and on Uni campus. She hasn’t had time to consider clothes and what she’s wearing.
NAME: GEORGINA BROWN
FAMILY: MARRIED TO MICHAEL
LIFE: BATH SPA UNI PHD STUDENT
NEW LIFE: EMPLOYED AT BATH SPA UNI AS OPPORTUNITIES AND SKILLS CO-ORDINATOAR
BODY SHAPE: A CURVEY HOUR-GLASS FIGURE
STYLE: STUDENT CASUAL (JEANS/T-SHIRTS/HOODIES)
STYLE SECRET: SHE OWNS LOTS OF COLOURFUL IRREGULAR CHOICE SHOES
What did Georgina want from the Personal Shop?
TO HAVE A CAPSULE WORKING WARDROBE
TO LOOK SMARTER THAN A STUDENT BUT HAVE A COMFORTABLE PROFESSIONAL WORK STYLE
TO STOP HIDING IN DARK COLOURS
What did I want to teach Georgina?
TO GIVE HER CONFIDENCE WEARING COLOUR
TO WEAR SOME MORE PRINT
TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO STYLE HER BODY SHAPE
Georgina has just lost 3 stone and has the most incredible curves that I was just dying to show off.
She has been hiding herself for too long (and only buying crazy shoes) but she had a wonderful shape, slim hips, great legs and very womanly curves.
Her lovely long brown hair with very pale skin so I was keen to try some warm colours on her. Reds, pinks, teals, navys - avoiding black, grey or any wishy washy colour.
It was important we spent the money wisely on clothes that were going to be well made and that will last. High End high street was perfect looking for quality and great tailoring that would last.
First stop was Phase Eight.
Elasticated floral trousers with a sporty stripe down the side looked fabulous for Georgina. Teamed with a navy slim knit jumper or a colourful stripy jumper .
Shape - wise, its important she tucks in at the front to show off her shape.
I also sourced a stripy jumper that she can team with the trousers, teaching her to be creative with mixing two prints in similar colour ways.
I found her a fabulous navy spotty shirt dress with a tie waist. Polka Dots will never date and can be worn very season.
The tie waist worked perfectly with her figure as she could manipulate the belt.
I taught Georgina how rolling up the sleeves make the dress more casual and stylish and how she can layer colours under the dress in cooler months.
Red, Fuchsia pink, Orange are great contrast block colours you can team with the navy spots.
For now, she only needs to wear a fresh white pair of trainers for a cool summer look at work. In the autumn a pair of brown or navy boots will look great with this dress.
I wanted to find a comfortable jersey print dress that she can wear all seasons.
I introduced this red print jersey dress.
Georgina was a bit fearful at first but once on, she loved it.
This can be worn casually with pumps and denim jacket now or smart with heels.
For the winter she can team with black tights and boots.
I also sourced a white tuxedo to wear with it - see below.
Next up was HOBBS.
A smart trench was on my agenda and this is the perfect place to find one.
Brilliantly I found a petrol blue/teal trench. This colour co-ordinated with the pieces from Phase Eight so I was dying to see how it fitted.
She loved it and teamed with a fuchsia pink fitted top underneath she looked incredible.
We also found a pinstripe V neck blouse with tie waist. A lower neck line is much more flattering for Georginas shape. It’s also really important that she tucks in and shows off her waist to reveal her shape, rather than wearing baggy tops.
This pinstripe wrap top is ideal for Georgina as she can tie around her waist, widen the belt to really enhance her curves.
I had sourced a white blazer the day before and was dying for Georgina to give it a go.
It would be a refreshing change to wearing a cardigan that she can team with over her spotty dress and red dress and also wear with her floral trousers. She loved it.
Teaching Georgina how to wear the cream blazer with her new purchases.
Last up was a bit of Joules - not an alien brand to Georgina but I encouraged her to try on some khaki chinos - not something she would attempt before, but she loved the look of them .
At first she was confused about what colour to put with khaki. I taught her to think of khaki as a neutral (like denim) - she was away with mixing them with her fushia pink top.
Adding the scarf brings all the 3 colours together. This blazer will also work with her denim at home.