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Fantastic book, worth every last penny!,
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I love this book to pieces! It is certainly the best book on dressing over fifty that I have ever seen. One of my obsessions is make-over books, on which I now count myself a bit of an expert, having had almost everyone going at some stage! Having never been confident in my appearance, I have studied every word, hoping to be transformed into something wonderful. The great thing about Sue's book is that she encourages you to be a better version of yourself, which is really what its all about; then you can get on with the rest of your life.
I love her pithy, witty style of writing and she talks so much good sense. I agree with her that we should look modern over 50, we do live in the 21 century, so lets look like it. As she points out, there is a ground between the elasticated trousers and the pelmet skirt, which can still look sharp and altogether. She talks so much sense and helps you to understand the nuances of modern dress which you may have fallen behind with (i.e. don't wear matching necklace and earrings - truely naff looking nowadays). These little things can truely reveal whether you still have it or not,and they do change with time. there aren't any pics, but I think this helps in a strange way, as it can be tempting to compare yourself to these, or take a dislike to, or even copy how someone is made over. Sue really encourages you to be yourself, first and foremost. She is also a trained life coach which helps a lot in her understanding of people and motivations/female pychology.
I would have liked to have seen her personally for colour advise, but living some distance away, I found an advisor (Colour me Beautiful) she knew locally from her website, and with some trepidation, went along. This turned out to be the some of the best money I'd ever spent - a wonderful experience! Enjoyable, but I learnt so much, and found out that I wasnt in the colour group I thought I was from looking at advise in books. I would, therefore, strongly suggest that if your colouring isn't obvious, you go along to a trained counsellor (preferably a master one, such as Sue or others at this level) and get it done professionally. It is only the cost of one cut and colour at a good salon, the effects last much longer too. Used in conjuction with this book, it is possible to catch up with yourself again, and help yourself to look the best you can. It has done wonders for my confidence and spread over into other areas of my life as well.
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Initial post: 8 Jan 2014 03:14:18 GMT
Miss Picot says:
How do you find an adviser? I'd be grateful if you could help me on that, I am aware this review is old and maybe this comment won't reach you, but if it does, I hope you can suggest the best way to find and choose one.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 10:04:26 GMT
Hi Miss Picot,
I am still here and your comment has reached me!
I found the best colour and style consultant and adviser through the Colour Me Beautiful website - http://www.colourmebeautiful.co.uk and then follow the instructions at top right to find one in your area. Mine was Sue Trevaskis in Cheltenham and was excellant as she was a trainer for the organisation as well as a hairdressing/beauty lecturer. I would imagine most of the Colour me Beautiful ones would be excellant too. Just be warned that there are a lot of other colour advisers out there, some independant, some belonging to other organisations, which I've not found very helpful or even well informed/trained. My friend went to 3 before trying mine and several gave confusing advise. I found Colour me Beautiful to have moved on a lot since the 1980s and to be the most on the ball. Hope that helps, but do contact again if still have questions - about what happens at the consultation etc!! Good luck, Trisha x
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