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We've had an absolutely WONDERFUL week-
(P, Age 56)
I just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ for all your kind help and advice during and following our meeting recently. I am loving my renewed approach to clothes shopping and the confidence that comes with it.
(S. Age 30)
'Maggi has helped me rediscover the fun and enjoyment you can have with clothes and has enlightened me in the use of styles and colours that suit me.
(K, age 33)
This has opened up new ways of wearing my existing clothes as well as encouraging me to explore different fabrics and textures. It is like having a new wardrobe!
(J, age 45)
Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement I have loved working with you (again!)
Maggi is a truly inspirational woman. Her knowledge and wisdom know no bounds. She is incredibly creative and artistic, with an experienced eye for fashion, body shape and colour. Maggi really knows how to work closely with her clients to bring out their personal best.
I highly recommend her to all potential business contacts.
(J, age 32)
The party season is OK other than having to dress up. My whole life, I’ve found deciding what to wear a total nightmare. But after a fun afternoon with Maggi, I actually enjoyed this year’s round of dinners and get togethers and even got a few compliments on how I looked.
Brilliant Maggi. Thank you.
J age 49
Just wanted to say a very big Thank You!
(C. Age 60)
I should like to extend thanks and appreciation for your presentation, it went down
really well and we have had some great feed-
In fact they are still talking about it... needless to say it was great fun and we all learnt a great deal
(J, Age 47)
It was a lovely evening and stimulating thought provoking talk.
Your drive and enthusiasm is infectious! How do you do it ?!
(V, age 48)
Thank you so much for the two wonderful sessions on positive body image/style and colour. I have enjoyed the whole experience and found it fascinating and encouraging.
Your depth of knowledge and experience, combined with an intuitive sense of colour, allows you to immediately focus on what will work.
Two of my friends have fully embraced the capsule wardrobe and have made several
purchases that they are delighted with. They have also sent clothes back that don't
tick the 5 boxes of price, fabric, fit, colour and style -
I thought they were all very confident dressers before yet they are now crystal clear when shopping and don't get distracted. It really was good value and the lessons we learned probably become more apparent after the event. It was soon after the night they have already made savings based on good purchases of things they will wear rather than bargains that will never be worn. We discussed it a lot afterwards as we all got a lot from it and we enjoyed the evening a lot.
Many thanks also for the reports, ideas and colour board you have put together for
These have opened up a whole new world of possibilities and given me so much to work on.
I really appreciate the work you have done on my behalf.
"They really enjoyed the style night and they loved you. I think they were expecting
to be intimidated by you, so were relieved you were so easy to be with. Also my friend's
teenage daughter got quite a lot from the session which was surprising -
" Absolutely loved your session, it took me back to when I used to sketch and I found it fascinating. You are right about my creative side. I am enjoying my new found shopping confidence."
"Thank you, I really enjoyed (my capsule wardrobe session) yesterday. I took the "unsuitables" straight to the charity shop so they didn't even make it back into the house! Have just gone through my wardrobe and drawers and have cleared out another batch. Some 'unsuitables', some stuff that has gone past its best or that I just don't like anymore. My capsule will take a little time to put together due to the cost but I now have something to aim for."
"Maggi is a truly inspirational woman. She is incredibly creative and artistic, with an experienced eye for fashion, body shape and colour. Maggi really knows how to work closely with her clients to bring out their personal best. I highly recommend her to all potential business contacts."
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Frequently Asked Questions
Prior to setting up Creative Style Image and Coaching consultancy, I was a Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Haute Couture for Fashion, educating a generation of fashion designers at the University of Central Lancashire. I am a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and have written and illustrated fashion books and talked about my doctoral research and style as a public speaker/writer. I previously worked at Janet Ibbotson (Fashion Label) and Vogue Magazine as assistant to the Fashion Editor.
I directed my own Fashion label and produced collections and individual items of Haute Couture, for private clients and designer boutiques. So I am as comfortable dressing a celebrity for the red carpet as I am helping any woman to feel good about themselves, whatever their age.
It can cover some or all of the following depending upon the number of sessions:
Recent Trends and/or finding a signature style.
Virtual Shop – researching personal web links for you to follow up on.
Body image and Confidence Boost, this is mostly undertaken using positive thinking EFT and NLP techniques.
Dissolving limiting beliefs such as eating habits and distorted self image through EFT and NLP Techniques.
Colouring is covered mostly under a separate colour Analysis Session
Over the years of living and working in Cumbria, Manchester, London, America and
near Paris, I have developed a set of unique coaching skills and a design philosophy
that is one I am keen to share with everyone. Firstly I work with people in relation
to their personality, their lifestyle and then wardrobe. I work from the inside out!
I promote an up-
I have educated both Fashion and Textile Designers for many years and have an in-
I love using Neuro-
NLP is done through positive suggestion in the main and works brilliantly for anyone
who wants to make changes and explore getting better results at work or in their
personal lives. I link it to emotional intelligence from my research and emotional
freedom; so I focus particularly on areas related to image and the body; including
Successful case studies include changing self-
Anyone who is passionate about style and indeed any individual who wants a wardrobe to make them feel good. I am particularly good with ageing clients, or those undergoing changes, but work mostly with professionals and those who are either too busy to shop or need to update their look, also some clients are unsure how to dress in a way that really suits how their life has progressed.
I have worked on many projects over the years which have spanned fashion, life coaching, textiles, craft and arts research. My experience includes a portfolio of presentations and collaborations, with universities, organisations and designers (for example: Philip Treacy and Isabella Blow) at Tullie House. See blog for creative collaborations between practitioners and universities in Australia, Finland and the UK as part of the art and fashion projects. I also do education consultation work in Schools with teenagers regarding body image and I do voluntary sessions at Breast Cancer support groups.
I have taught a generation of fashion/textile designers, but since 2010 I have worked mostly with individual members of the public to share fashion industry secrets.
Previous projects have covered:
Creative Coaching for artists/designers and the general public
Managing fashion shows and arts events
Fashion and textile trade events
Fashion and Materials research, education and writing.
Design conference papers
For further information join me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or read my Blog
I spent many years as Course Programme Leader and Principal Lecturer for BA Hons and MA Applied Arts at the University of Cumbria, where I coached and mentored many students and university staff. I Directed the Applied Arts Research Centre and piloted a counselling programme for student guidance.
I am an Ambassador for the Happiness Foundation; a not-
My PhD was an Investigation into Experiential Learning, May, 2008. My work through design practice examines the creative thinking process and how we can use reflective practice to promote creative and critical thinking. It also explains how reflecting on our behaviour can offer us basic understanding of our life experiences and can change our approach to emotional responses.
This informs my own personal NLP practitioner approach for advanced creativity and life coaching.
I love drawing and concept-
Not unless you really want me to take all the pressure off, which can happen in relation to situations where there is a lack of confidence in the final decision e.g: Mother of the Bride/Stage Performances. I usually work with you to decide what is right for you and then we decide how to take it forward according to your budget, timescale and desired goal (suggestions are given, changes and purchases are completely up to you). Updating an image can take a little time and money on your part, but the best results are achieved through your own actions if you are committed to improvement. I would never usually advocate cosmetic surgery and much prefer my natural positive NLP coaching approach to help you review your body and attitude to health, beauty and food.
Not really I am not a beautician; I am a Fashion Stylist and positive thinking coach.
However my make-
My Hair styling advice is in relation to colour analysis and usually for styling
shape in relation to face-
Go to the Contact Page and ring or email me to arrange a time to discuss what would suit you.