23 July 2014

Work the Heat in Style

How are you coping?

Now, we are not one to complain about the heat but July has been unbearably hot especially when working in an office with NO air conditioning. We've all been there and endured a stressful day that leaves you running for fresh air come 5 o'clock. To help we have compiled a list of useful items to wear to see you through the heat wave in style.

  • Flowing Skirts - avoid sticking to the chair and allows for air to circulate around your legs.
  • Loose Fit Dresses - unstructured dresses do not cling to your figure allowing for your skin to breathe. 
  • Cotton Tops - simple cotton tops are more breathable than polyester blouses
  • Sandals - wear a simple shoe that is not too tight and lets your feet escape rather than a closed shoe or boot. 
  • Culottes - are a great alternative to trousers and are loose fit around the legs
  • A Fan - to cool yourself in a chic way!

20 July 2014

The Hamam Towel. Emmeline tells us why they're the best beach/home/fashion accessory

You may have seen in this weeks Bath Chronicle magazine supplement 'Weekend' in which I talk about how to pack the perfect suitcase for your holidays. If you have your hands on a copy then you will see that one of the best beach accessories I talk about is the hamam towel. It's a clever little cotton towel; If you don't own one, you should!


The traditional Turkish Hamam towel; complimentary to the Hammam Turkish Bath is not only the perfect item to pack for your holidays because of it's compact folding size, but the ideal beach, swim or home accessory. They have multiple uses and don't cost the earth. They've been around for years but have recently made a modern come back in all shapes, colours and sizes. 


Use as a beach cover-up, a towel to dry yourself or lay upon


Use it to protect from the sun or wind


Use them at home as a hand towel, tea towel or even table decoration


And for those of you clever with your clothes: fold it many directions for the perfect multi-purpose item of clothing. Perfect for the kids too.


Priced from approx £18

We found ours at the following retailers; 








19 July 2014

Quote of the Month: Positivity

Stumbling across this incredible quote focusing on positive thoughts, feelings and actions is extremely uplifting. The TiCC stylists are oozing positivity today on this lovely sunny Saturday evening and we would love to share our feelings with our followers!!!

Combine your positive thoughts with positive feelings and actions for a confident outcome. The thoughts should ignite feelings which will encourage actions. Therefore, do not just think about the the changes you would like to make act upon them : ) Fed up of your wardrobe and style? Don't just think about it ring or email us today to ACT upon your thoughts and feelings! Simple - just follow the quote!!



17 July 2014

What to Wear to a Wedding

The wedding season is in full swing with countless loving couples eagerly awaiting to say 'I do.' The happy occasion demands a formal attire from the guests attending. It is important to remember that when selecting an outfit for the occasion always choose items that you can wear again. It is pointless to splash out on a frock that will always be referred to as 'the dress for Lindsey's wedding.'

Stay true to your own style and remember that trouser suits and skirts are acceptable to wear for the formal occasion. Do not feel pressured to wear a fascinator or hat if you feel uncomfortable. Simply opt for accessories that compliment the outfit and provides confidence. Remember to pick shoes that can be worn for the duration of the day and for dancing the night away : )

If you need help organising your wedding outfit get in touch to find out what suits your body shape and skin tone to dazzle on the day.


15 July 2014

The Stylist Challenge: Try Something New This Summer

We've all had the realistation that appears when you are asked to try on an outfit or garment that you are unsure of and it is perfect!! An item can look unflattering when hanging lifelessly on the hanger yet when the garment is tried on the design looks amazing!! 

It is always worthwhile heading to the changing rooms if you are unsure of an item or a garment that has been recommended by a friend to your despair. However, trying on a range of styles and shapes can allow for you to identify what highlights your figure well and what doesn't quite work. It is great to experiment whilst shopping and stepping out of your comfort zone. 

As Personal Stylists we regularly encourage clients to try items that we have picked that they are initially uncertain of. It is fantastic to witness the delight and confidence that women feel in clothing that compliments their figure especially when it is designs that they never would have dreamed to select without our help.

We challenge you to try on a new item this Summer that you are uncertain of! Let us know how you get on!

This little fella sure got a surprise!! 


14 July 2014

Quedam Summer Fashion Show

This season we had the great pleasure to be involved in putting together an outdoor fashion show with the team at Quedam Shopping centre in Yeovil. With retailers: M&S, Primark, River Island, Roman, USC, Laura Ashley, New Look, Quiz and Monsoon.

This was no ordinary fashion show - each retailers staff had the experience to model in the show and get involved backstage with our team. We wanted everybody to feel part of the show from retailer to audience and to make it interactive our stylist Emmeline hosted the show commentating on each outfit and how shoppers should wear these styles on which body shapes and colourings. 

 

Something a little different for Yeovil; not only did the audience receive free personal style advice, the team gave away goody bags in return for #summerselfie at our 'tweet board', had a prize draw for a suitcase of 'summer essentials', picnic hamper and much more. 


TWEET TWEET! #summerselfie


The show started sunny for the first half until the heavy rain hit hard - but we weren't going to be stopped, even if it flooded backstage! The show went on successfully being undercover until the sun shone again and the audience walked away with a smile



Emmeline & the team preparing backstage


 Models from every retailer & our model Thea





Finale! 

Of course, this show wouldn't have been possible without the help of a team of dedicated professionals. We would like to say a huge thank you to: 

Antonia & Jo, David & Charlotte, DJ Steve Carpenter, Jack of the fantastic Marquee Hire Co, Western Gazette for some great coverage and everyone who contributed their time and effort in to the event


For more pics and info about Quedam visit:
For coverage from Western Gazette click here




Images courtesy of Beauhemia 

12 July 2014

Zara Sale Wish List

We are carelessly spending this glorious Saturday afternoon wistfully dreaming about the beautiful items in the Zara sale! Instead of hitting the spend button or frantically running to the shops we have decided to invite you to share our love for the pretty garments. 

Of course, there is nothing we like more than finding a true bargain so with all retailers (like Zara) launching their sales with incredible reductions we couldn't resist sharing the great finds we found at Zara. To be honest it has been a surprise to see how large the percentages have initially been with most stores beginning at a massive 50% drop and increasing to 75% in a short space of time. Also, in the initial stages the sale is overwhelmingly big with the department taking over a large proportion of the store. Although, many love to uncover a bargain it is unfortunately a reflection of the current state of the high street. 

Here is our wish list from the Zara sale that we created hoping at least one garment finds it's way into our wardrobes this Summer. Have you complied yours yet? - go on it's thearputic and fun - we promise! 




11 July 2014

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10 July 2014

The Boho Trend Returns

Our stylist Amy is looovvvinngg the boho trend that has returned to the high street. Enjoying last Saturday afternoon carelessly shopping at Cabot Circus, Bristol Amy claims "I adored the adundance of fringing, floppy hats and crotchet that adorned the stores."

The favourite trend is making a firm comeback for Summer with wide leg trousers, loose fitting blouses and printed tops gracing the retailers. The easy to wear hippy look is great for layering in an effortlessly stylish way. Wear a free flowing maxi with a pair of chunky boots and knitted cardigan, finish with a hat and beaded necklace for the ultimate boho look. Alternatively, choose a pair of wide leg trousers teamed with a crocheted top over a colourful vest. Finally add a loose fitting jacket and fringed bag to complete the outfit.

Of course, if you wish to subtly embrace the trend simply add one item to your look such as a printed top or fringed jacket. Take inspiration from the outfits below to add a boho feel to your wardrobe.



08 July 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Exposes her Side Boob at the Dior Haute Couture Show

Jennifer Lawrence attended Dior's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 14/15 show during Paris Fashion Week wearing a frock that revealed a considerable amount of side boob. The white dress has a slim fitting skirt, which is attached to a front panel covering only the front of her chest. The gown allows for her breasts to be totally uncovered from the side angle, which is unflattering and unnecessary.

There are a multitude of bras that are purposely designed to ensure that women can wear unusually shaped dresses without having to showcase their breasts. Wearing a backless and strapless bra would provide support and lift or simply the use of linegrie tape would have sufficed.

Jennifer Lawrence intentionally chose to reveal her breasts however, she spent time wearing a black leather jacket and covering her chest with the excess fabric to protect her modesty suggesting that she was slightly uncomfortable with the outfit choice. If you have a frock of a similar design where you need to ensure your breasts are enhanced yet not exposed get in touch to find a solution.

What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence's breast exposure?