Hi I’m Abbey, I have two lively children, have been married for 12 years and I am a qualified full-time Personal Stylist. I qualified with The London College of Style and I am also trained in Colour Analysis, Body Shape and Menswear styling in addition to Women’s Styling, Wardrobe Editing and Personal Shopping.
I truly believe in helping men and women be the best versions of themselves and one of my favourite fashion quotes, ‘Never underestimate the power of a great outfit on a bad day’ really sums up how I feel about style. I worked for many years in advertising and marketing for a national newspaper, which I loved, until having children and moving away from London. I decided to re-train in visual merchandising and window dressing, creating beautiful displays for boutiques and fabric shops in London and through this, I fell in love with fashion retail.
I set up my own business ‘Love To Boutique’ and opened a boutique in my local town. As part of Love To Boutique, I offered complimentary styling sessions, created Pop-Up Boutiques, hosted champagne tea parties, customer photo-shoots and I also built a transactional website. I really loved getting to know and understand my customers and seeing how clothes had the potential to make them feel amazing. Unfortunately I had to close the business in October 2016 when my lease expired and I was unable to renew it or find an alternative retail unit. It was a very difficult time as this had been my dream for so long and it took me some time to re-calibrate and really think about what was ‘my genius’ and what made me happy.
I kept coming back to the idea of Personal Styling and Personal Shopping as it was the one area of the business I really missed and I loved the idea of helping men and women realise their power and potential. When you feel great you stand taller and clothes can really help uplift and enhance your mood and therefore elevate your success. They tell a story before you’ve even opened your mouth and we all know people make their first impressions really quickly, before you are even able to impress them with your intelligence, humour and personality, so we need to make our style count.
I specialise in working with men and women during life transitions be it lifestyle changes or careers ie a big promotion or complete change of career, going back to work after having children, starting out at work in their first job or simply because they want to feel brilliant every day. I love creating bespoke style experiences tailored to suit my clients specific needs and recently developed a family Style Experience Day – it really was a wonderful day which I was honoured to be a part of.
I offer services ranging from a Style Spritz which is a 60-minute style blitz aimed at refreshing your look without the need to go shopping right through to full Shopping Experiences and Style Workshops for groups of family and friends. My blog covers topics ranging from How to Wear guides to fun facts, tips on shopping effectively through to feeling great about yourself. Fortunately for me I adore what I do – I am very dedicated and passionate about empowering men and women of any age, culture, size or shape to be the best they can be and own their individual style.
I look forward to getting to know you!
So what are you waiting for…get in touch and feel your best every single day!
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