NuSkin – New You

I have recently become involved with a very exciting product range, particularly the amazing “Galvanic Spa” and “AgeLoc” by NuSkin. In addition, their “Vitality” product is being launched in February, and if the rest of the product range is anything to go by, I can’t see it being anything short of impressive!

See for yourself if NuSkin is for you by trying the products out and let me know if you have any questions. You could also pop along to one of the introductory Seminars based in London on the first weekend of every month. In addition to ambassadors like myself, the business has many doctors, nutritionists and personal trainers endorsing the range. Rest assured, I would only get involved  if I had full confidence in the products and the integrity of the company. Since I have been using the Galvaniser I have lost 15 years (or is that wishful thinking, well five years at least). It’s truly fantastic, everyone should have one!

Please feel free to go into my own personal site with Nu Skin where you can set up an account and order products for yourself.

Make-up or no Make-up

“Women who wear make-up earn up to 30 percent more than those who don’t.” It’s official! I’m always reinforcing this with clients as presenting yourself well not only assists in helping you look professional, but adds to that all-important confidence.

I think every woman could benefit from a little bit of make-up. There are very few women I know that can go completely bare-faced and still look polished. Skin tone unevenness, blemishes, under eye circles or very pale lashes can all cause someone to look tired and washed out. If you have perfect skin and look awake and awesome with no makeup – more power to you and God bless your genetics – but there are very few of us out there with that luck!

Make-up, when applied correctly, enhances your own natural beauty.  It directs attention to your best features, concealing or de-emphasizing any flaw.  It also helps you to project your own sense of self.  When it’s done tastefully and skillfully- along with wardrobe, hair and nails – it reveals skill, attention to detail, pride and sense of self that are the mark of any successful modern woman.

Do I think women who wear makeup should make more money? Absolutely not. People should make money based on their skills, knowledge, talent and ability to excel at their job…but do I think women who take an interest in their image by dressing well, styling their hair and makeup to enhance their looks are perceived in a different way?  Absolutely!  It defines people who go the extra leap to excel.

Coining the expression “dress for the job you want, not the job you have?”, I know it’s very important to demonstrate to your company and your superiors that you care about how you represent yourself in your role and your company in that role.

EcoShow, October 2010

This very exciting event is taking place in Belfast from the 8th – 10th October.  It helps us all learn how to live more sustainably, reduce waste and save money in your home and business.

Eco Show is a ‘first’ in Europe, it’s good news for you, the economy and the planet. There’s something for everyone as the event covers seven Eco Zones, namely: Food, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Transport, House and Home, Energy, Useful Insight & Information.

I will also be involved as I’ll be judging in The Charity Clothes Fashion Competition.  This event is open to all visitors, and relevant to every man, woman and child. EcoShow aims to make thinking about the environment fun and at the same time encourage people to learn about living more sustainably, but without either blowing the budget or dramatically changing their lifestyle. This is where the fashion competition has its roots, again I don’t think it’s anything anyone else has done before.

More information can be gained by following this link

Also, please contact Caron on with any queries.


8th September 2010- Vogue’s Fashion Night Out – A Global Celebration of Fashion.

The whole London was buzzing with fashion events, designer appearances, launches and cocktails happening, and…the launch of Manolo Blahnik for Liberty, a pop up store with a limited edition collection of specially designed shoes, products and accessories, including a scented candle with perfumer Lyn Harris, bow ties, stationery, umbrellas, notebooks, shoe horns, cushions and scarves.

Manolo’s a legend. Who can resist the coloured satin, the bows, the elevation, the pointed, sleek sexiness, the sheer craftmanship and ladylike elegance of all things Manolo?  The lines and silhouettes of his distinctive designs remain instantly recognisable as unique, inimitable exercises in precision and balance, exquisite workmanship and luxury.

So Ladies open to the public from last night, everyone is in for a treat.

The collection includes a black patent Campari Court, also known as the Manolo Blahnik Mary-Jane (Carrie Bradshaw: “I thought they were an urban shoe myth”) along with some exclusive designs using prints from the Liberty archive.

This time I have left the shop with…his book and the shoes… I have put on my christmas list…

‘Manolos New Shoes (published by Thames & Hudson; £24.95) is released on the 13th,

Camel’s the colour for autumn

Wintery colours do not have to mean a gloomy palette of black, grey and more black. If you look on the high street you’ll see that camel is the latest must-have colour for the new season.

Richer and warmer than beige, camel doesn’t drain your complexion like mustard can. So why not to start from the coat…

Mark my words, camel coats are going to be big this autumn and the best part is they go with just about everything.  My recommendation would be to find a nicely tailored version which you can use over and over again, and preferably take it from day to evening without too much hassle.The colour is still synonymous with luxury and wealth with camel cashmere knits and scarves a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

"Camel's the colour for winter"

A: Together Classic Coat,* £149.00 GBP from Kaleidoscope

B: Belted Angora Mix Coat by MaxMara Studio,* £600.00 GBP from House of Fraser

C: Premium Traditional Trench, £175.00 GBP from TopShop

D: Alexander McQueen Beige Camel Coat, £1,360.00 GBP at Matches

E: Chloe Beige Camel Coat, £1,686.00 GBP at Matches

F: Anne Weyburn Wool & Cashmere Coat,* £169.00 GBP from La Redoute

G: Anne Weyburn Wool Velour Coat,* £119.00 GBP from La Redoute

H: Longline Large Collar Coat,* £150.00 GBP from Laura Ashley

I: Dolce & Gabbana D&G Camel Coat, £355.00 GBP from Matches

Central St. Martins BA graduate show

I had a great day at the St. Martin’s assisting Lan with make-up. I have met lots of great people…

Its BA graduate show, featuring the collections of 40 of the college’s top students, explored every inspiration from fantasy to futurism. Gone were the monochromatic, uber-minimalist, joyless processionals of previous years.

In their place were astonishing degrees of skill using unconventional materials such as wood, rubber, man-mades and metals, alongside the softer, more tactile expected silks, velvets and satins.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Award for Young Talent, was won by Yi Fang Wan, who showed an extremely graceful, layered collection in soft pink and ivory , incorporating intricate pleating ansd draping to create airy volume, interspersed with fitted, softly tailored pieces. The first runner-up was Phillip Patterson with a very well-executed menswear collection in khaki and charcoal with washed knits and longer shirts under shorter jackets; it could have walked straight off the catwalk into any menswear boutique. Alex Mullins was second runner-up, also with menswear, but the polar opposite of Patterson’s. Mullins’ surreal romp, with overtones of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, mixed inflatable jackets, fringing, bunting fluttering across a red, white and blue suit, and one model wearing a paintbrush on his head.

There were special mentions for Eloise Jephson, whose dinosaur-inspired prints, enchanting on swirling silk chiffon, with matching turbans, were best-in-show. Magical lions, tigers, and giraffes were glimpsed amongst unearthly foliage, savages with spears and colourful butterflies. Also in for an SM was Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, who closed the show with stilt-walkers, instead of models, towering over the audience in a fantastical parade of ‘wedding’ costumes, including a flower-girl, bridesmaid and bride, in bejewelled knits, floral-appliqued crocheted, rose-strewn silks, and lace, veiled in gossamer-like tulle.

There was even room for a smile and a laugh or too, and why not? Fashion should not take itself too seriously. Onez Lau produced a hilarious knitwear collection which included a complete horse’s head, plain-and-purled into the front of a cardigan, and a reindeer-pattern dress with the slogan ‘Oh Deer!’ on the back, while Hiroko Nakajima almost used everything but the kitchen sink in his collection which incorporated furniture and soft furnishings into clothes – a picture frame as a necklace; curtains on a pole to exaggerate strong shoulders – and finished with a model “dressed” as a green brocade, gold fringed armchair.

The student fashion season continues today, June 2nd, with Westminster’s BA show. London College of Fashion shows on June 3rd, Instituto Marangoni on June 4th and Brighton on June 5th. Graduate Fashion Week, sponsored by River Island, and featuring BA student collections from more than 60 universities and fashion colleges, opens at London’s Earls Court 2, on Sunday, June 6th.

By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director for

Oriona at St. Martin’s Graduate Fashion Show

I was so lucky to do make-up for the graduation fashion show at St. Martin’s. the Graduation collection is shown to peers and critics at the London fashion Week It is the culmination of all their study and work. This collection shows the work of the students, which are becoming the new designers of tomorrow. This collection can provide them with the future employers and future fans and clients of their work. Many designers have made a name for themselves based on their degree show. This catwalk is the first step to being sponsored or employed in the field in which they have trained. Lan have came up with very clean make up, red lips and strong eyebrowns.

I’m back there on the 1st June for another show so watch the space…

Oriona at Aston+Hayes

Teaching workshops to Image Consultants at Aston+Hayes are always good fun! The students were fantastic and worked hard.

Ranging from questions about the history of make-up, I was showing them a variety of day and evening make-up according to the personal colouring.

Over exaggerate brows:

Marc Jacobs’spring/summer 2010 show was an extravaganza of eighties fashion combined with a touch of geisha, so it’s no surprise that he demonstrated exaggerated brows in all their glory. Many different variations of the trend were on display in the Jacobs show; some were shaded to appear darker and bushier, while others have an extra line leading out of the arch. The most outlandish style featured the eyebrow shaded with coloured eyeshadow making the brow area appear endless. London designer Holly Fulton also rocked the big brow look, but on a more dramatic scale. All of the models in her show had over the top eyebrows resembling two black lines across the forehead.