There are so many shades out there to choose from. I’m pretty convinced there is a good shade of red for everyone!!
I think it’s a shade that means business – don’t mess with me. It’s strong and powerful: women embrace your red shade.
I think if you don’t want to over do it with red in the work environment you can layer up the colour. One sheer layer for work and then add to it for the evening.
Lisa Eldridge gives us some tips on how to create the perfect red lips in an online video.
I am often scrabbling around in my lovely handbag looking for this or that. I’m pulling out item after item to find things. I realised that it’s not giving a great professional impression as a business woman. The handbag should look co-ordinated, smart, organised and still have all the ‘just in case’ weather requirements we need in London!
So, here is a range of looks that you could work in your handbag.
Stay practical and beautiful!!!
Black Suit Recipe
1 Black suit
1 pair of bright smart shoes
1 bright work bag or ipad case
1 bright statement necklace
1.Take one black work suit
2.Add a rainbow of colourful accessories
3. Wear all day with confidence
All professional women find time is short – whether you are trying to squeeze in meetings and seeing your partner or networking and pick up your kids from school – it can be tricky!
So to help you with your juggling act, I decided to start a new and (hopefully) useful directory online. Aimed at women in the city of London, specifically in the Square Mile area:
Instead of just a general title like women’s wear or beauty we have tried to aid you in the search for the service or product you require.
Visit our hair and beauty page and you will find a range of hair and beauty service providers with a table showing the various services they provide.
Whether you’re looking for a wash and blow dry, a full head of colour, a facial or a manicure; you should find a local service provider in our City of London directory!
I would love some feedback regarding how useful you have found it – if you work in London City. I’ll look to be doing some reviews of service and products at some point so let me know what you’d like to know about!!
Perhaps you’ve already had a great experience at one of the locations we have listed and would like to give us a little review. Feel free to get in touch.
If women find it useful I will do directories in other areas!
Putting hosiery on!
Best tip I’ve been given is to moisturise your legs before you put your tights on (not hold-ups).
Make your hands damp and use the palms of your hands to roll your tights up your legs.
A video of how to put on tights:
Don’t grip your tights with a claw like grasp, finger tips pressing into tights will create pressure in a tiny area and you’re more likely to get a ladder/hole!!
Caring for tights!
If you purchase a cheap pair of tights I would say wear them once and chuck them away. Otherwise you’ll end up with a drawer full of tights that you can’t remember the good from the bad and spend way to long trying out tights in the precious hours in the morning pre-work.
With regards to the more expensive pairs the recommendation with Wolford, for instance, is to hand wash them. Now I have been known to machine wash my Wolfords in a wash bag. They come out just fine BUT be aware you are degrading the fibres of the tights and they won’t last as long and be as fabulous as if you hand washed them.
With hold-ups/stay-ups stick the silicone sticky bit together before you wash them.
Where to buy?
There are so many tights to choose from it can be hard to know where to start but I hope my tips have helped you with starting or completing your professional work wardrobe. See here for the tips in my previous blog entry.
There are many options of where to buy hosiery in the UK.
If you work in London City try our hosiery locator.
If you want to purchase online you could try:
Suzie Love is big in the hair and makeup world and I was lucky enough to have her on my photoshoot! She created some amazing hair styles for the photoshoot. We were working on the theme of day to evening and the hairstyles worked really well and created a great variety of looks in the pictures.
Suzie Love is going to be giving you (and me, because I totally need it!) some tips on recreating the hair from the shoot on here! So if you’re looking to add a little vintage to your everyday working look or a little wavy glam to the evening keep your eyes peeled for the blog entry from Suzie Love.