TESTIMONIALS 

We are dedicated to helping individuals look and be their best, achieving and enjoying success personally and professionally.  
 
Here is what some of them said: 
 
 
 
On 12th June 2016 at 08:28, Ciara Scallon wrote:
“I engaged Marianne to do my colours and a full wardrobe edit at the start of the season. I was looking forward to it but not exactly excited. I felt I had quite a good grasp of what suits me and what doesn’t; my favourite colours and those I would never wear. I was only partially correct. After the colour session, I’d been introduced to a whole additional group of shades that will suit me that will add a fresh touch to my look when I include them.

We had even more fun when we edited my wardrobe which I was pretty convinced was quite lean already, being as I am, a terminal declutterer. However, the ‘too short’ trousers, and the ‘too big’ shirts are now in the local charity shops doing some good instead of making me feel guilty. The ‘I’ll wear those when I lose the weight’ pile is in the loft as some of them are things I love and won’t be able to replace. Comforting but not cluttering.

For the first time in years, I have actual empty space in my wardrobe. I have extra wooden hangers – to store! I am going into shops with a short list of a few basic items Marianne identified would perfectly compliment the treasures I already own, so there is no need to dread shopping for a whole new wardrobe. My post-edit wardrobe contains only things that fit, look good and suit my lifestyle. I haven’t enjoyed that for years and yes, I am actually enjoying having fewer clothes, fewer choices and less guilt. That is not the outcome I expected!

Thank you Marianne, for making what could have been a chore, so enjoyable and ‘freeing’ when it might have been dramatic or depressing. Your calm, kind and unjudgemental approach has really added something to life by taking lots away. I look forward to repeating the exercise when the next season comes along.”

Ciara Scallon
Corporate Fundraiser and Charity Trustee.
On 12th June 2016 at 08:25, Richard - Dorset wrote:
Having my colours analysed was a new experience for me. I thought I would feel uncomfortable but it really was quite painless and somewhat enjoyable. The result of the analysis is that I now possess 2 pink shirts and a pink and grey striped tie and I wear them whenever I can – this was a big breakthrough for me.
On 6th May 2016 at 14:58, Denzil Beard wrote
 
Marianne visited my wife and myself to introduce us to her colour co-ordination programme. I have to admit that as an amateur artist for most of my life I was a bit skeptical about it but agreed to participate. The experience surprised even an old cynic like me. She created a good first impression with her positive but very friendly approach. What shone through throughout her visit was her sheer competence and enthusiasm not just for this particular subject but across all areas of fashion and appearance. She inspires confidence and you know that her expertise and advise is totally dependable. Very quickly, you regard her as a friend who can be trusted totally on confidential matters.  
 
In short, she possesses the essential ingredient of integrity in all aspects of her work. The end result for me was one of genuine interest in her subject which has had practical applications ever since. My wife can speak for herself but I have seen a positive difference in her appearance and her far greater interest in choosing colours that suit her and make a significant difference to her fashion awareness.  
 
But it soon became apparent that Marianne's skills cover many areas affecting the lifestyle of both men and women. Because of her empathy with the full spectrum of society she is well placed to make a positive impact in her chosen role and I wish her well deserved success in the future. Marianne has the genuine ability to present herself as a trustworthy friend who feels deeply about all aspects of image enhancement.  

JOURNEY OF REDISCOVERY 

For a long time I'd felt I'd lost my way with fashion and what suited me. Marianne came to the house and at once I found her easy manner made me feel relaxed and in good hands.  
 
We went through the colour and style analyses and discussed body shape and lifestyle. We got to work on my wardrobe, trying on and being shown what suited me and why other garments weren't quite so good.  
 
For me, comfort is really important and going through fashion catalogues with Marianne helped me further to get a good idea of what really suited me. It all felt very cathartic and I was on a journey to rediscover myself.  
 
Marianne provided me with a written account of all we had discussed and a very useful colour samples palette that could be taken when out shopping for clothes. 
 
It was so helpful to have an idea of a capsule wardrobe that could be added to with key pieces that could be adapted for different occassions.  
 
It was a really enjoyable experience and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to rediscover themselves. 
 
The advise and guidance has been invaluable and has given me the confidence to shop for clothes and accessories that I know will enhance my colouring and body shape. 
 
Karen Brown (Hampshire) 
 

TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL 

On 8th May 2016 at 17:50, Deborah (Christhurch) wrote: 
 
I met with Marianne over a 2 day period, and from the start I felt confident that I'd chosen the right Image Consultant.  
 
She arrived at my house after a 4 hour drive, smiling and looking perfectly groomed and very stylish. She is very professional and we got started immediately, with her concentrating on learning about me and what I wanted to achieve.  
 
She took measurements and explained what style clothing and accessories best suit my body shape – covering everything from underwear (dress from the inside out in order to feel your best) through jeans to dresses and evening gowns. 
 
We spent time on my colours and then went through my wardrobe, colour co-ordinating, matching items that can be worn together, and with her encouraging, but not forcing, me to be ruthless with items that hadn't been worn for years and that were only taking up valuable space and being a distraction to the serviceable clothes.  
 
All the time asking questions and getting to know and understand what I like and feel comfortable with.  
 
On day 2 we went shopping. Marianne took me to shops that I had never been in and wouldn't normally consider suitable, some were pleasantly surprising and others that I know not to bother with again. 
 
We also went to my usual shops and again Marianne was very good at steering me away from the same old same old and just taking me to the limits of my comfort zone trying new shapes and styles, and all the time showing me and introducing me to fresh, fashionable ideas that were in line with what I was wanting to achieve ie. 
stylish and up to date yet comfortable, whilst remaining appropriate for my age (56). It was a very successful day, I came home with bags but not suitcases of new clothes that I am feeling confident in (none that went back), but more importantly I came back having gained a wealth of knowledge about how best to present myself and how to create the image I want people to see. 
 
I have no hesitation in recommending Marianne, she is totally professional, has a great eye for detail and the ability to listen and understand what the client wants. 
 

WHAT A DIFFERENCE! 

Over 30 years ago in Abu Dhabi I had my colours done. The person had run out of colour swatches and had gone to a local souk and bought various pieces of material which were cut into pieces and made into a swatch. 
 
Innovative but not entirely successful. Marianne recently did my colours and oh, what a difference. She has a warm, friendly charming personality - and had the right colour swatches. She came up with colours that I would never have considered and I feel great wearing them.  
 
She is also great fun to go shopping with and always ready with advice on best colours and styles. Marianne has also helped me with cosmetics having worked with Mary Kay for several years. 
 
She knows exactly what suits me best and can recommend different new products, never pushing top of the range when she knows of an equally good product at a much more reasonable price.  
Diana Beard, Dorset