Since having my baby I have become an almost daily regular at my local Westfield. We go because no matter what the day is like outside it is always comfortable inside. On a recent trip I had seen that Westfield was offering free 20 minute styling sessions with a Westfield stylist, and having signed up to the newsletter upon receiving my invitation I RSVP’d straight away. They kindly booked me in for a Sunday appointment.
I turned up right on time to the Style Lounge and was greeted by a very fashionable Olivia Waugh. A bit about Olivia……as a fashion stylist she has styled innumerable fashion, accessory, and celebrity shoots, she has been Fashion Editor for two of Australia’s highest selling magazines, including Executive Fashion Editor at Shop til You Drop Magazine. In 2010 Olivia became a freelance fashion stylist and has collaborated with many of the Australian fashion industry’s top photographers.
Being makeup artists we are always up to date on the latest trends in fashion but for me, when it comes to fashion, I am very boring. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to not only be a little bit more fashionable but it means I also get to do some shopping!
Olivia started off by determining my body shape (pear, blah) then what sort of things I wanted to wear more of. She took me through all type of tops, sleeve lengths, necklines, skirt shapes, belts,dress types and of course colours. The biggest tip she gave me that applies to all people is to not wear tights that stop at your calf, these will make your legs look fatter than they are because it emphasises the widest part of your leg.
She finished off by highlighting the trends at the moment, pop colour, white, florals, neutrals, and suggesting the best shops for me to go to. She also said that if you aren’t sure on whats hot, shop at places like Sportsgirl or Dotti, these places are always up on the latest fashions.
I had a great time and walked away with a new confidence to buy some different styles of clothes. You can book a full style session with a Westfield stylist, so you can learn all the best tips and tricks for your body shape.
To see if the 20 minute style sessions are available at a Westfield near you, check out Westfield for all the details.