“Now I have more fun with colour”

Testimonial- Lynne Russell

One of the most special things that can happen in my day is hearing a woman speak about how she’s enjoying her wardrobe more thanks to the work I’m doing with Style Gorgeous.

Recently Lynne Russell told me that following Style Gorgeous has totally transformed her approach to style.

In Wellington, we’re all conditioned to black. Black, black everywhere – I’ve heard it called ‘the sea of black’. Melbourne girls, you know what I mean too.

Lynne sent me this pic after her recent shopping trip – every item incorporates colour.

She’s loving exploring colours and experimenting with new outfit combinations.

I was so happy for her, and thrilled to be the source of her inspiration.

If you know someone who wants a little more ‘gorgeous’ in their style, feel free to share this page with them.

– Nina

Creating a ‘non-Nanna’ look for Hana

Before and After- Hana Zawodny

It was lovely to style Hana recently.

Hana’s style journey was all about creating a ‘non-Nanna’ look.

What do you wear when you’re a Nanna but don’t want to look like a Nanna?

There are so many wonderful, beautiful options for the non-Nannas.

Here is what we came up with for Hana.

Hana’s cape highlights her beautiful amber eyes. Drawing out the beauty of her eyes was key – Hana’s wardrobe included a lot of black and white, which wasn’t doing anything to flatter her naturally gorgeous eyes and skin tone. Here we’ve put in her in one of her best colours and she just shines.

The black layers underneath are a flattering combination for Hana. Layers can be a great way to flatter different parts of the body. Here they look amazing with the cape and boots.

The boots-over-slim-pants look creates that feeling that Hana is ready-to-run and ready-for-fun. As well as looking to flatter her figure, Hana wanted to feel like she could have a bit of fun with her clothes and look her age, not older.

Lastly, careful choice and placement of her jewellery helped to complete this outfit and create a beautiful feminine silhouette.

This look works for a number of reasons, I haven’t mentioned all of them but bringing the right colours near to Hana’s face made the world of difference and is key to the beauty of her new look.

You could wear your best colours and bring out your natural beauty as well.

The Discover your Best Colours course was created in the popular 7 Days of Style Inspiration FaceBook group. It is valued at $19.99 but available for you to download for free to help you quickly discover your best colours and uplift the gorgeous in your outfits. Click to download. – Nina

Something fun and feminine for the weekend

Kathryn - Before and After shots

What a delight to style the beautiful Kathryn Grace this week.

Kathryn was looking to create a fun look for weekend events.

Inspired by her jeans and overshirt, we chose an outfit that would bring out more of her natural beauty while still being fun.

Wearing this dress paired with flat boots, Kathryn looks feminine without taking things too seriously.

She loved the fun and femininity of this outfit.

Kathryn wears NIX, a Wellington-based designer with a pop up shop in Mt Victoria.

Makeup was by Sheryl Hyde, Mary Kay Consultant and photography was by the super capable Monica Ferguson Photography.

Want to create looks you love? You are welcome to a free 15-minute appointment to ask me anything at all about style: www.calendly.com/nina-style


Style doesn’t have to be difficult

Cat's testimonial

We’re good at toughing it out.

Trying to smell the roses while the cows are doing their business…. I’ve been there.

Many women have told me that their personal style can be a difficult area.

This past fortnight I’ve had several women ask “How do I get my style back?”

For months and years these ladies have been trying to reclaim their earlier stylishness.

Firstly, I applaud you. I love it when you start asking questions, not because I see opportunity for me – that’s not my motivation – but because I see opportunity for you.

Our outer and our inner – when they’re aligned, it’s a powerful feeling.

And yet many of you feel ripped off by the shops and what is available to you – where can you get clothes that look great on you, and how can you make this whole thing work?

It’s like clothes are made for square pegs and we are all round shaped.

Join me! In less than a week we’ll be exploring your body shape.

You’ll have an opportunity to discover powerful information for making the most of your assets 😊  and it’s coming soon!

Enter your details on the form to the right. You’ll join the waitlist and also receive my latest free 7-Day Course, fresh off the press. – Nina

I gave my confidence a huge boost

I gave my confidence a huge boost.

Like many of us, my journey with understanding my colours was patchy at best.

I remember when my mum had her colours done – I was around the age of eight at the time.

With her newfound understanding she worked out (correctly) that I was a ‘summer’ in Carole Jackson’s famous colour system.

But I didn’t like the verdict – I was told that my best colours were pastels but since then I’ve largely rebelled against pastels.

I’ve avoided them like the plague, and often wondered whether ’summer’ was actually the correct season for me.

Now that I’m a personal stylist, I understand that ’summer’ was the correct season for me, but I’m an unusual ’summer’ – I have an auburn cast to my hair, and my hair is dark, so I can actually wear quite well the darker colours and wonderfully bright colours that are in my closet.

But I knew that!

I had my natural instincts confirmed. I also discovered an even broader range of colours than I realised I could wear.

I found confidence in confirming that I wasn’t a ‘non-season’, or thinking I was the wrong season.

You are welcome to join my 7 Days of Style Inspiration FaceBook group to inspire your own style. This month we’re talking about colours! You’ll discover your colour options – what looks great, what washes you out and how you can tell. See you there.