Category Archives: Personal Styling 101

Top 5 Tips for Summer Style

Top 5 Tips for Summer Style

We all have our own style, whether we know it or not. But we all can get stuck in a style rut without knowing it too. So why not use the change of seasons to tweak your look? You don’t have to totally reinvent yourself or follow the latest fashion fads to the letter (we… Continue Reading

Stylish Summer Sandals For Big Feet

Stylish Summer Sandals For Big Feet

Never underestimate the power of the shoe! The wrong shoes can make or break any outfit, but what if  you struggle to find shoes to fit your larger feet? Have you noticed that most of the shoes  you like stop at size 10? And what does that mean for you if you’re a size 11… Continue Reading

The Thing About Fashion Tabloids

The Thing About Fashion Tabloids

You know what I hate? You know what I hate? Fashion and Beauty tabloids. Oh, hang about. Hate is probably a poor choice of words.  And don’t get me wrong. While I do love looking at pretty pics and reading about the latest “must-have” products, what I don’t love is the way many editors rely on attention… Continue Reading

Ubermen Uber-cool

Ubermen Uber-cool

I recently discovered the uber-cool menswear fashion label UBERMEN, and I am very happy I did.  You see, when my husband Shane decides he will wear something other than his oldest, daggiest and baggiest, he actually doesn’t scrub up too bad!  And as I was lucky enough to be asked to review some samples from Ubermen’s… Continue Reading

How To Find The Right Jeans

How To Find The Right Jeans

“I just love shopping for new jeans.” Said no woman. Ever. Me included. With one exception. When I’m helping clients/friends find their new jeans.  You see, I’m really, really good at finding jeans to fit others. Just not for myself, because I don’t have normal legs.  But what’s normal anyway?  When I work that out, I’ll get… Continue Reading

Trench Coats & Blazers. An “Ask Al” from Tanya

Trench Coats & Blazers. An “Ask Al” from Tanya

Ok. So yes. This IS a screen grab from a private message with my friend dear friend Tanya who is currently holidaying in Kho Samui (Yep. Bitch.) She also just got engaged, in the most romantic, idyllic and delightful setting. Yep, she’s living the dream!  While I freeze my you-know-what’s off here and write blogs… Continue Reading

How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

An “Ask Al” Question from Rachael Following on from my recent post “How To Get Big Hair” I thought it timely to answer another reader’s question about thinning hair. I mean let’s face it; getting big hair is in some ways, also a solution to fine or thinning hair. So, I’m sharing with you my… Continue Reading

How Do You See Yourself? A Lesson In Self-Image

How Do You See Yourself? A Lesson In Self-Image

Mirror mirror on the wall…. When Style Counsel launched (way back in 2004) I had a reason for choosing that name. I was never really interested in helping women follow fashion. I was always more keen on teaching them the two other things which I’ve always felt were  far more important: 1. Style. 2. Confidence. Continue Reading

How To Get Big Hair

How To Get Big Hair

They say “The bigger the hair, the closer to God”. So I figure I should make it my mission to get bigger hair right now! Someone commented on my hair the other day. She asked what I’d been doing with it lately? I said “If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you. There’s a… Continue Reading

Monkey See Monkey Do?

Monkey See Monkey Do?

Honestly, if you learn nothing else from reading any of the content on this site, I really do hope this one little pearl of styling wisdom is what you will heed… Just because it’s IN doesn’t mean you have to be IN IT! There are many fashionistas who gain confidence buying all the latest designer… Continue Reading