Christmas Styling for December issue Somerset Life Magazine

3 pages of Christmas Styling was my brief from Somerset Life so rather than stock shots I wanted to feature real women in Somerset. Sally, Solicitor at Battens, 30's. Bini, 40's an Indian Chef and Cookery School Owner and Frances, owner of Ashridge Trees, 50's. The shoot took place at Kilver Court, Designer Village in Shepton Mallet. 

My aim was to create fresh looks for Christmas that move away from the LBD! At Christmas whats important is your clothes reflect the event you are attending. Don't just think red and black! Frances looks fab in her colbalt blue trousers, Bini in bright pink and Sally in smokey greys.

Stephanie our photographer kept the shoot minimal, simple and modern to keep the eyes on the outfits.

See the completed Christmas Fashion feature here on page 169

A personal shop with Ladies Day Races winner

Judith was my ladies day 'dress the best' winner. Her prize was £300 to spend at Kilver Court Designer Village and a personal shop with me. We had a fantastic 3 hours together and I introduced Judith to some new colours, styles and labels. For someone who doesn't shop very often Judith really knows her stuff but loved my guidance in what to buy and particularly to try something new. Judith doesn't normally do Jeans so I was excited to have found her the pair of  MiH jeans (1970's flared ones) were a winner for her frame.

Something we all need to work up to for Autumn 2014…(move over skinnies)

For £300 I found Judith:

One pair of MiH Jeans;
A Goose striped top;
Two L.K.Bennett silk tops - one in a stunning teal and the other in a stand-out coral colour; 
A pair of Toast palazzo pants
An agnes b. pinstripe seersucker cotton trouser suit.