sydney Image Consultant
Thank you for spending time with me to do a colour and style analysis. Having never given much thought to the way I dressed, I certainly learnt a lot.
When I came to see you my wardrobe was bulging at the seams yet I seemed to wear the same old thing over and over. I owned too many wardrobe orphans which had nothing to match and many items that were over ten years old. I disliked shopping because I found it overwhelming. So I would shop infrequently and in bulk, purchasing heaps of clothes in one big spurt without a plan. I would often get the same item in several different colours because I couldn't choose, and then would not go near the shops for another twelve months.
During our time together I learnt some simple guidelines for shopping & dressing and I used this knowledge as a springboard for action into purging my wardrobe and then planning and purchasing a new range of outfits. By only buying items in colours and styles that work for me I have saved money and I am now finding that these pieces are mixing and matching together rather effortlessly. Less has certainly become more.
I now see shopping for clothes and creating outfits as an opportunity for a bit of self-expression which is somewhat fun, and the compliments I am now receiving from others are just a bonus.
Jane Hill, Glebe
Visiting Robin was the best thing I have ever done. If only I had done it in my 20's I would have saved so much money and looked a whole lot better. Having my colours done was so enlightening. Colours that I would never have worn previously are not only now available to me but make me look a whole lot better.
Friends and family have been wondering what has happened to make me glow and it has all to do with Robin rocking my world of colour prejudice. It has certainly made shopping a lot more interesting and enjoyable and has saved me a lot of time and money. No more shopping disasters or being dissatisfied once I get home with my purchases. Well worth the investment and a lot cheaper than Botox and with a lasting result.
Kerry Glynn, N Parramatta
Robin Powis is a generous and supportive Image Consultant who understands the deeper issues involved with image. She brings a professional approach and plan towards understanding each client's body shape and style while allowing room for individual differences. By shopping with you, she guides and teaches you how to shop for your body and style and demonstrates quickly how things work and don't work for you. You learn tricks you would never have known otherwise.
Her gentle and kind attitude is very supportive and non-threatening as you move from ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. I have no hesitation in recommending Robin Powis of Defining Style to my friends and colleagues.
Thanks Robin, for helping me to re-define myself for my next career move.
You made the process easy and fun. Your care, commitment and attention to detail- before, during and after the shopping experience- were remarkable. I'm confident that this was a worthwhile investment in my professional future.
Julie, Lawyer, Marsfield
Robin, thank you for a very enjoyable and fun time discovering the right colours to enhance my skin, eye and hair colouring.
I’m already using my beautiful colour profile and I am looking forward for to our next consultation.
Bibiana Beaupark, Personal Blooms
I have never used a stylist before, and I didn't think I really needed one. I thought I always dressed appropriately and always looked great. I am the owner of a small business and it is imperative I always look amazing for my clients. What prompted me to make the call and book-in with Robin, is that I had heard so many great things about her techniques and so many clients were thrilled with her services. So I made the call, and I am absolutely thrilled I did!….. My first step was colours - all I wear is black! For work, for casual wear, for functions….it's just easier. I was always scared of adding colour, and I always thought, 'what if it doesn't suit me?' Robin did my colours and gave me a personalised colour wheel that I can use when I go shopping…awesome! She even went through my make-up and hair colour. Now I know the colours I can wear and the colours that suit me. Next step was body shape. Robin did all her homework and came back to me with an entire booklet of everything I should be wearing to flatter my body shape! From accessories, to swimwear, to shoes, to jewellery to clothing! Amazing! Now I can buy the correct style, and the correct colours!…but I've never done this before, so where do I start?
Robin also came shopping with me and showed me the dos and don'ts of choosing my clothes! So that's my entire grooming done!….colours, styles, make-up, hair, accessories and shoes. Easy! Now I am confident that I have the knowledge to choose the best styles and colours that will flatter me and give me the "wow" factor! Thanks Robin - you are truly incredible at Defining Style :)
Suzy Michael, Practice Manager at Happy Teeth
Thank you for helping restore my fashion confidence! Shopping for clothes and packing for trips have now become hassle-free tasks. I now know which colours and styles best suit me and how to create more looks with less items.
The overall experience was fun and exciting. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for fashion guidance.
Erica Hutter, Top Hat Fine Foods
I have consulted with Robin for help with my professional image and on each occasion have been very impressed by her service. She spent a generous amount of time scrutinising my current 'look' and then after quite a bit of discussion she was able to give me a 'look' that reflected my own true personal style. Robin also helped me choose glasses and I always receive compliments about them.
Robin is up to date with today's trends and I thoroughly recommend her as an image consultant. Whenever I am purchasing wardrobe items I now hear Robin's pearls of wisdom and am able to make far better clothing choices.
Helen Crozier, Business Technology Expert
Thank you for all your help Robin. My husband is delighted with all his purchases. He looks great (and he admits it was not too painful after all!
Just a note to say how much I am enjoying the fruits of your work. I love wearing all my lovely new colours! I had no idea how much co lour influences outlook and even behaviour. I am sure that I am presenting a much brighter and more optimistic outlook and it will no doubt do wonders for my business.
Defining Style creates competitive advantage. Thank you again.
Ann Turner, Ann Turner Consultants P/L
I used Robin's services recently to help me define more accurately what colours would best give me the confident, professional yet accessible look and feel that I want to portray in my work life. Robin did that with professionalism and ease.
I could have had the entire package for less but I've chosen to wait and learn to feel comfortable with the colour package she's given me before returning to work out the style and cut of clothes that best suits me. But I will definitely be returning to do that in the very near future.
Well Body Natural Therapies Clinic
Thank you so much for helping me 'vet' my closet the other day. It was great to finally understand why those pieces I thought would be great but never wore weren't right for me. And why others were really great and how to build on them. You really helped me bite the bullet and throw out a lot of stuff that hasn't been worn in years - and to repair the things that were worth keeping but just needed some care. My cupboard is decidedly nicer to go into, feels cleaner and I'm feeling more confident/committed to try to find non-black basics going forward. And your list of places to shop for my body type will save me heaps of time and give me more options. Thank you.
Thank you for a fantastic consultation. I love being able to easily choose an outfit and I feel confident now when I go shopping! I have bought an ivory coloured linen pants suit that will work well with all those shirts and tops and two pairs of shoes - one beige and one in a bronze colour that looks good with the suit and the long pink skirt for day wear. I wore the long pink floral skirt and coral top to a party on Saturday night and received a lot of compliments from my girlfriends.
I met Robin through some social networking events being hosted by my partner Ignatius Pintado a while ago. From these events I learned Robin was an Image Consultant. I thought at the time that's nice but do I really need an image consultation? With that thought I ruminated on it for a while tossing up the idea of doing one or not. Finally I came to my senses and made an appointment with Robin after a coffee. Too easy! Robin made me feel very comfortable and I left the coffee meeting inspired looking forward to the consultation but also secretly dreading giving her my measurements!
I have to say Robin was very professional in all the time that was spent with me. I went away with not only a good deal of knowledge but a new found confidence in how I wear my clothes, the colours that suit me and the types of clothing that look good for my particular shape - without accentuating the not-so-good parts of my body. I now carry a personal colour profile in my handbag so when I find a particular item that has caught my eye, I take out the colour palette and place it against the garment or make-up. If they are not in the range of my colours then I do not make a purchase. In this way the consultation pays for itself - you are not making impulsive buys that you may live to regret wasting hard earned money.
Thank you Robin for giving me a new lease of life. I feel confident in what I wear and am admired by my wonderful partner.
West Pennant Hills
As someone who is most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, dressing up for an event, or even for work, is quite frankly intimidating. I’d rather spend an hour presenting to the board of directors than spend an hour in a clothing store trying to decide what to wear.
As such I am eternally grateful for the help and support Robin Powis gave me in selecting an outfit for my book launch in October this year. Her enthusiasm and no-nonsense approach to what looks good and what doesn’t helped no end – and I was able to select an outfit which not only looked great, but was entirely appropriate for event.
I’d recommend Robin’s services to anyone who needs to find an outfit for a special occasion, or who simply needs to revitalise their wardrobe, it’s amazing how much of a confidence boost you get from simply feeling comfortable and stylish in your outfit.
Thanks Robin - you're a star!
Fairfax Business Media
“Robin helped me to work out what colours look best on me. In the beginning I found it a difficult process - I'm not very creative or colour-wise at all - but Robin was patient and gentle with me! We ended up with a selection of colours that suit my skin tone, hair and eyes, as well as taking into account my style, and the look I wanted to achieve.
Once I got home I almost had a nervous breakdown - nothing in my wardrobe matched the colours we'd chosen at all! I sent Robin a panicked email, but she calmed me down and subsequently sent a lot of information by email, which really helped.
Now I know what colours to wear, which to avoid and how to tone down less-suitable colours so they don't drown me out. The next step is to go shopping to fill my wardrobe with more suitable items!”
When the idea of consulting a stylist was first put to me by my partner I admit to having been somewhat dubious. My old way of shopping was to go to the cheapest place on my own, grab whatever I thought looked and fitted ok, try it on (maybe) and buy it.
We recently went on holiday to New Zealand and found that we needed to buy several items of warmer clothing. Thanks to my time with Robin Powis, the difference in my approach to buying clothes has totally changed.
I went with my partner, chose colours that would suit my new style, tried on the various items to ensure the style suited me and was a good fit. Whilst the process of updating my wardrobe was a bit confronting at times, the result is that I am much more confident wearing the clothes I now have.
Even now, several months after Robin’s "big wardrobe cleanout" as I still think of it, I am still receiving the odd compliment. My friends and colleagues have all noticed the massive improvement in my appearance. Thanks Robin for showing me how to start building a wardrobe that I can feel confident in.
David 'dex' Schwartz
When I first agreed to work with Robin, I didn't know what to expect. I thought she would tell me that I had cool undertones, I should wear spring or winter colours & send me off to get a new lipstick shade. I was so wrong. I received the royal treatment. Robin has a passion for helping people uncover their personal style. She is thorough & professional in her approach. She is engaging & vibrant & enjoys what she does.
Having to face the realities of my style, my appearance, and my age was challenging. Robin cheered me on & helped me accept & enjoy giving up some of my old habits. Her energy is unlimited & is still sending new ideas my way - makes me feel special that she is thinking of me.
I watch Robin at events and in social media - she's always there to support others and is like a sponge soaking up new information to making her business more successful. I have grown to admire & respect her very much. I've appreciated the time we've spent together making me more beautiful. Thank you, Robin!”
Founder & President
Thank you so much for your sound advice. After investing in my sessions with you, I feel very confident when selecting new clothing, knowing I’m enhancing my brand and image. I confirmed a few things and also learned a lot too. I now know how to choose colours and styles that make the most of who I am, rather than sending a message that’s different to the real me.
That one question you asked me on who do I aspire to look like, has made such a difference in how I dress. It’s reflected in the comments I get, such as "wow, you look sharp" and "love your suit" etc. Thank you for making it fun, informative and super simple.
I was thrilled to win Robin's personal shopper prize as it came at the perfect time. I attend a lot of networking events and really needed some advice on smart casual career clothes to wear to these events. Robin worked out my colours which was fascinating – I thought I knew what suited me but I was proven wrong! The results were very interesting and I have definitely seen a difference in how I look based on what colours I now choose to wear – or not to wear!
The personal shopping trip was also very enlightening, and a lot of fun, – so much so that I have since asked Robin to help me with a Style Makeover and to organise a corporate photo shoot. I have found Robin to be extremely personable with a lovely fun attitude and she certainly knows her stuff. I will certainly be booking her again next Season! Thank Robin – it has been lovely getting to know you and learning What Not to Wear!!!
Nominated for 2010 Telstra Businesswomen's Awards
The Ideas Book
"Thank you so much for the image change that I was looking for. The two sessions I had with you have been very useful. The first session helped me identify the problems I had been doing, and the second shopping session helped me look beyond my 'comfort zone' to discover (if you don't mind me quoting you) the more 'contemporary me'.
I've noticed a marked improvement in my level of confidence. I find I am now walking with my head held high, and I feel confident to take on the career progression I am seeking to achieve. As I mentioned to you in my initial correspondence, I've begun to realise that even in the University sector, appearance and presentation gives one an 'edge' when seeking appointments at the more senior levels. I feel more confident to take that path now.
Senior Research Fellow
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
University of New South Wales
My wardrobe was badly in need of an update and I wanted a professional to give me some feedback on my clothing choices. Thanks to Robin I now have a much clearer idea of the types of styles and colours that suit me best and a very well organised wardrobe! She helped me identify exactly what types of clothes and accessories I needed to fill the gaps in my collection. Now I'm feeling a lot more confident about my choices.
I just wanted to say thank you so very much for your help. The session on colours was the perfect place to start and your help updating my makeup was spot on. I really appreciated you took the time to make sure I was comfortable with the colours that suit me and how to best apply them.
And the session on style was nothing short of sensational. After you showed me through the styles and how to choose the right clothes to flatter my body shape I found I had renewed confidence to go clothes shopping. I tried on colours and styles I had never worn before and was thrilled with the results. I came home loaded up with goodies and I know I’ll enjoy every minute of wearing them.
Thanks to you I’m now looking forward to going clothes shopping, rather than dreading it!
Art of Ice Sculptures
Robin helped me redefine and update my wardrobe and the colours I wear. Robin’s easy to follow advice on how to best wear colours and styles were easily translated when it came to shopping for new clothes. Great advice and results from her session! Thanks very much.
As a mother, it’s always about the kids. Housework, homework, driving etc… So it was with delight that I hopped onto a bus into the city, to have someone care for me!
I met Robin Powis, Personal Image Stylist at Defining Style. We had a coffee in the Strand Arcade where she talked about colours and designs, before heading off to the shops.
Robin loved vivid pink on me and being tall, said I need longer shirts. The dresses I tried on were about $200 each, so it’s worth getting the advice of someone who knows what they’re talking about.
It was nice to get to know Robin; she also got to know me, what I like and what suits me. With her eagle eye she spotted a necklace I bought for $30 and she spoke to the sales assistants about A-lines and colours.
I wanted to thank you for our two meetings and I now know what suits me and looks good.
Some really key things that I picked up from you:
My hair looks better down. This was a BIG one. I now generally do wear it down and had it cut to better suit me.
I now feel more comfortable with colour.
Scarves are great and are an inexpensive way to create a new look and add colour.
I now feel more comfortable with wearing jewellery.
I now no longer feel worried about looking wrong or amateurish. I am now happy that I look OK and I can do it myself if I need to buy more clothes or update my look.
So I thank you very much for your significant role in me now being happier and looking better. And yes, I also did learn from you that you don't need to spend a lot to make a difference!
Thank you again for making a difference.
Robin is delightful to work with and has opened my eyes to new possibilities of creating my own personal style.
As a size 18-20 and a business owner, I was looking for a way to improve my image. When I met Robin, I found her to be both encouraging and sensitive to my needs and immediately decided to book a consult with her. This proved to be fun and informative and I came away armed with so much information that it seemed a little overwhelming at first. Robin was great with her follow up and helped me identify clothing that I already had that could be worn in a more flattering way and gave me the confidence to make more informed choices when making new purchases.
Over summer I was able to add to my basic wardrobe and accesorise with just a few great purchases to the point of now receiving great feedback from friends, family and business acquaintances. People are frequently asking me have I lost weight (no I haven't) and telling me that I'm looking fantastic. Thanks Robin for your professional yet friendly advice and helping me apply it in a practical yet fun way.
Image Consultant, Robin Powis has given me a whole new confidence with colour. I am now wearing colours that were never in my wardrobe before.
We grow up with some preconceived ideas that certain colours don’t look good on you. So I took Robin up on a shopping trip and finally bought some new colourful tops.
I have been amazed by the amount of compliments from friends and colleagues. This only confirms that the colour choices Robin suggested are perfect for me.
Thanks so much Robin and looking forward to our next shopping trip in the New Year.
National Category Manager
Seeing Robin was fantastic, in two casual sittings she taught me what I needed to know to dress well and look put together. Immediately after the first session, I put one simple strategy in place – just wearing the correct colour lipstick – and everyone commented on how good my hair was looking. Lipstick is so much cheaper than a new hairstyle.
After the second session I knew exactly the type of clothes that suited my body shape. I can now go shopping and buy a complete outfit in less than 20 minutes without having to try on a pile of clothes, and when I have finished I know I have bought the right clothes for me. I would recommend Robin to anyone who wants to feel great about the way they look, particularly mothers who don’t often have the time to spend shopping. Robin makes it so easy.
The Ambaa Tree, Frenchs Forest
Robin, thank you for your advice and assistance for my corporate wardrobe. From beige on beige, interspersed with black you have transformed my working wardrobe into a wardrobe with appropriate colours, and a style that suits my personality. And all at less than half of what I normally pay, and more if you consider the wastage that resulted from my previous poor choices.
Ruth MeddChair Women on Board
After spending focused time with Image Consultant, Robin Powis, my wardrobe is far more functional and I am wearing combinations I would never have considered. I find my ego being stroked more often these days with friends and strangers complimenting me on my appearance. Thanks Robin for helping me take the steps to a revitalized more confident self.
Robin is wonderful to work with and her service is personal and professional. I found the “fear factor” is removed once you start working with her.
I now have confidence in my wardrobe after I threw away all the ill fitting, worn and “kind of suits me” types of clothes.
Now I know what to look out for in the shops and no longer think it is” my fault” that clothes don’t fit properly- they didn’t fit properly because I was choosing the wrong styles.
Shopping with Robin is a delight - I wish I could have her with me every time I’m in the change rooms. It’s great to get not only another opinion but a professional view as to what style suits you best. Coupled with the right accessories and makeup, she will guide you to achieve a look that suits you best.
Inspiring Women, Brookvale
Just a quick to let you know the fantastic improvement, not only in appearance but also in so many other areas you have given my wife, Donna Dixon. The transformation Donna has had from your influence is truly amazing and inspirational. I am so sure so many women would truly benefit from your consultancy. Donna is and still is a very busy and active mother of two young boys, plus the demands of co/director of a smaill business and a volunteer to our children's school. With all these commitments she has felt that she had become complacent in her appearance.
Thanks to you not only has Donna has changed her appearance but also revitalised her well being and her over all manner. Donna has a new vigour and refreshed mindset of a much younger woman, a woman that I knew from the not too distant past.
Thank you Robin from the bottom of my heart, that you have inspired my wife to feel so much better about herself and her appearance.
Autobody Magic, Brookvale
“Thank you Robin for a wonderful Saturday afternoon helping me cleanse my wardrobe. I really appreciated your help on styles and colours which best suit me. The good news is, I can confirm the ‘cleansing’ (clothes on the floor) found their way into the ‘green bags’ which were picked up by the weekly Council men... I didn't even re-cycle many of them.
If you're like me and can't do it yourself, this is the best use of your time. Not only was the afternoon valuable in creating a new look wardrobe, especially with accessories, I now have a shopping list. A very productive and fun time - it's the best use of a couple of hours.”
Starting a new career, I was a bit lost as to what my work wardrobe should be. I also didn’t have a lot of money to buy a whole new wardrobe.
Robin Powis from Defining Style helped me figure out what colours I should really be wearing and ‘mixed and matched’ my existing wardrobe coming up with fabulous outfits I never would have thought of. She essentially gave me a new wardrobe within my existing wardrobe.
It now saves me an incredible amount of time shopping as I know exactly what to look for. Robin is an extremely knowledgeable stylist and she has given me a whole new confidence!
Thank you for pulling me out of my black haze and giving me the confidence to use colour again. The experience has inspired me to look away from my staple wardrobe colour choice of black.
You have helped me polish my professional look and after years of working from home this was a great help. I am now confident that I can wear colours well, know which colours to look for when shopping and my personal appearance is now reflective of the business goals I am achieving. Confident, professional and pulled together.
You were easy and fun to work with and gave me the push I needed to get going.
MG Projects + Design
I just turned another year older. For my birthday, my OH arranged for me to have a couple of sessions with a wise lady called Robin Powis, an image consultant. Her business is called Defining Style.
In the first session, she does a colour analysis to work out which colours make you look your best, and measures you up. The second session identifies your body shape and what styles of clothes you should and shouldn't wear. Everything from skirt lengths to shirt collar styles and types of shoes.
Some of it of course comes as no surprise - e.g. I know I look bad in brown and that ballet flats are a bad idea for someone as short as I am. But it's really great to get new ideas and know confidently what (and what not) to buy. I really have very little interest in fashion, but of course I want to look as good as I can. Like it or not, it's important for your career and your social life. Robin will also take you shopping and go through your wardrobe with you.
I thought I should let you know I have recently utilised my colour swatch and purchased a deep purple formal length dress to wear to a wedding. Purple was a colour that I never thought suited me however I was given many compliments on the dress and the colour. It felt good to receive such lovely comments. I cheated a little with some structured underwear and it definitely made a difference to the line and fitting of the dress. Thanks so much for the advice.
On Melbourne Cup Day 2008, Robin Powis was the speaker at Northern Beaches Business SWAP breakfast. The theme was 'Dress to Impress' and Robin provided Fashions on the Field Awards for the most stylish lady and the best dressed male. Her presentation was fun and a great start to the day.
We found the talk extremely informative and the members learnt many useful tips regarding dress, style and presentation. Robin also weaved her magic on two of our well known SWAP members to transform their image.
Robin is a regular attendee at SWAP and has altered the way people view the importance of their own image. Her approach to people is exceptional and she has enhanced their lives both on a personal and career level.
Northern Beaches Business SWAP President of the Year 2007-08
Northern Beaches Business SWAP Club Winner 2007-08
Most of us will admit we're not experts. As a business owner I was challenged to find a wardrobe and style that looked great and was still comfortable. Then I met personal stylist, Robin Powis. Robin explained to me that knowing not how to dress is hardly a sign of failure but confusion about the distinction between corporate wear, evening wear and weekend wear. Now I know how to put an outfit together with shoes and jewellery to compliment not only my lifestyle by my whole persona.
I feel fresh, fashionable and definitely stylish. Robin has revolutionised the way I dress with her constructive and honest eye. She has guided me through clothes I really should do without and clothes I really should consider adding to my wardrobe. Robin is very generous and thoughtful with tips and suggestions ranging from the care of my garments to hair and makeup. It has saved me a lot of time, money and effort and no more costly buying mistakes.
I have completed my wardrobe for my Christmas holidays and will be booking a session for the next season as soon as I return. Why don't you call Robin, and have fun creating your new wardrobe!
Like most women, I can carry great weights on my shoulders, but sometimes it's the straw on top that breaks my back. To continue with the metaphors, my Achilles heel was definitely my dress sense. To put it bluntly, I DIDN’T HAVE ANY. If a dress looked nice on a girlfriend, I would try and find something similar, and then wonder why I looked so awful!
I didn't attend my 30th School Reunion because I fell asleep. I'd spent all day trying to find the perfect outfit to fit with my evolving life, a "together" woman with her own business. I was that woman, but I couldn't find the outfit to match.
That's when Robin entered my life. Three hours after our first meeting 85% of my clothes had been sorted and sent to a better place. Our next adventure was hitting the shops. Three hours later I had a much smaller repertoire of mix and match garments but better still, I knew what colours and styles suited me and how to make a good investment money wise.
As far as I am concerned Robin's styling sessions should be put on the school curriculum. No more tears now before breakfast as I discard shirt after blouse after t-shirt in search of the look for the day. I'm into quality now, not quantity. Knowing that you look great is intrinsic to your self confidence. Spend some time with Robin and you will come away a winner.
Robin Powis from Defining Style presented a fun and informative session on dressing to suit your body shape at our Ladies Night fundraiser. Robin also hosted our fashion parade that night, ensuring all our mum models looked stylish and comfortable in their outfits and, felt confident to strut their stuff on the catwalk.
Ladies Night Fundraiser Organiser
Narraweena Public School
I have generally felt I know what colours and styles suit me. After last winter when there wasn’t a fashion item or colour that worked on me, I had a session with Robin Powis from Defining Style to get clear about what colours and style of clothing I look fabulous in, no matter what the fashion. I have just been shopping for my new wardrobe in my colours and style and I feel a million dollars and have had so many compliments from friends and family. Thank you, Robin.
High As A Keyte l Starlight Cinema - Cinema Under the Stars
Like most men, I have total ignorance regarding style, colours & grooming.
However, in only two consultations, Robin Powis from Defining Style gave me a personal fit for my industry and profile!
Finance To Go
Robin Powis has a natural gift for colours and styles and has completely changed the way I build my wardrobe and shop.
Manners for Life
Before I was styled by Robin Powis from Defining Style my wardrobe was a bit of a mismatch. Since seeing Robin I have a wardrobe that suits both my colouring and body shape. Now when I enter a shop I know exactly what I am looking for. I am now more aware of what colours I should and shouldn’t buy. As a mother of three I have found this great for saving time and money. I now feel more confident when choosing new clothes or co-ordinating my existing wardrobe.
Now with Robin's guidance, I have received endless comments on how much better I look. I receive compliments on both the colours and styles I wear. Robin was great to work with and has equipped me with skills that I will use for life. Robin is always so helpful and full of great advice.
Thank you Robin!
When I met Robin my work and personal wardrobe was mostly black with a few white tops. I had clothes ranging in size from 16 to 20 and I wore the tighter fitting skirts and pants with the larger tops.
I had been wearing black and white for so long I had no idea what other colours suited me. During my first conversation with Robin, we talked about which famous people's clothing style I liked the look of. This is how my journey into colour and style began.
We met up to go shopping for work gear. Robin had researched what styles would best suit me before we met up. It took 2 hours and I ended up having size 16 shirts, tops and jackets that I could mix with the skirts and pants I already had. I also had accessories, which I had not considered owning before. I felt wonderful and the amazing thing was that I received compliments from work colleagues on how good I looked.
After that I asked Robin to help me select some casual outfits and one outfit for a special occasion. Again in a matter of a few hours I had everything I needed within the budget I had nominated.
Robin has an amazing talent in matching clothes to a body shape. She has a wonderful eye for colour and knew which colours suited me. Robin is also very generous with her knowledge. She taught me what I should look for when shopping for myself and how I could use colours and accessories to alter the look of an outfit.
I first heard about the concept of colour analysis 25 years ago and it changed my life! It liberated me from all the autumn tones that I had favoured till then. Nothing wrong with autumn colours per se, I loved them, but I could see that they did not bring out the best in me. I was found to be a 'Winter', which means I could wear all the jewel colours plus black and white. I never looked back!
When I went to Robin recently, I learned there had been advances in colour analysis and she fine tuned my colours - I was now 'Cool Winter'. 25 years had made a difference, calling for a few additions and some deletions from my palette.
However, it is not just the colour analysis that Robin excels at. She combines colour with the total look that suits each individual. I loved having my style analysis done. This gave me rules to follow for my own particular shape and size, cleverly coordinated with my colours.
Robin gives you the complete written guide for YOU, but she is also full of great ideas to bring you up to the minute each season. I was so impressed with her follow up to see how I was faring and she was generous with her suggestions. I am loving life armed with my colour palette and style guidelines, knowing that I am making the best of myself. Thank you, Robin.
My clothes shopping over recent years had consisted of grabbing whatever I could off the sales racks in the least amount of time. Unfortunately I'd ended up with lots of clothes that didn't really suit me - a great waste of time and money. My sessions with Personal Stylist, Robin Powis have enabled me to focus on the styles and colours that are most flattering to me. I'm buying fewer clothes, but getting much more satisfaction and better results out of my shopping expeditions, thanks very much.
I owe a big thankyou to Robin Powis of Defining Style for her exceptional ability in making me understand the style, colours and tones that best suit me. It’s so comforting to go shopping now with my booklet of colours to aid my choices.
Robin also helped me eliminate from my wardrobe the poor choices I had made and put me on track for a much more versatile and flattering look. My wardrobe is cleared out and fresh and I have a much clearer understanding of what suits me. Robin is most helpful in every way and I am so grateful to her for the new, fresh and stylish me!
Blues, pinks, greens and blacks have always dominated my wardrobe. These were the colours I was told suited my colouring, however I was not always convinced and with the array of new colours coming through each season I decided to talk to Robin Powis, a Sydney based Personal Stylist about colour and style.
I now realise that many of the colours I was wearing did not compliment my natural features. Robin has made me realise that dressing is about me looking and feeling good about myself and I can do that easily now because I know what works and what doesn’t.
I rarely wore jewellery because I was never convinced that it looked right but learning how to accessorise through Robin’s program has really brought some fun back into dressing up. Shopping is also easier because I know what to look for and what to avoid.
Being faced with the realisation that that you have been wearing the wrong colours and styles is not easy and I spent quite some time questioning the program. However this has lead to a lot of experimentation, which has ultimately enabled me to fully understand what works best for me.
Robin has been fantastic, thanks for opening my eyes and letting me see the best me.
Thank you Robin for helping me discover exactly how I could improve my visual presentation and professional image along with how I feel about myself. I needed someone like you with skills to steer me in the right direction to smarten up my wardrobe and my outward appearance.
Robin, I appreciate and enjoy your passion about style and getting it right just for me. I know now what to look for when I go to the shops, both in style and colour.
If I were to make a comment about you, I would say “Robin’s approach to people is exceptional and she is a fun person to work with”. Thanks again.
Jock Wallace, Dee Why
Another well dressed man about town, and feeling good!!!
I always liked to buy clothes and accessories, but making them all work together was a struggle. Robin's guidance gave me a clear picture of the colours and styles that best flatter my features, and helped me steer away from 'old faithful' choices that really weren't doing me any favours.
Now when I shop, I buy pieces that truly suit me and will be staples in my wardrobe for many seasons. Looking back on the past, I've made some fashion mistakes that have hurt my wallet and cluttered up my wardrobe. Shopping is now so much easier.
My time with Personal Shopper, Robin Powis from Defining Style will be paying for itself many years from now, I only wish I'd done it sooner.
Robin, as I wrote this I realised the impact that following your advice and having your support has had for me. Thank you for this gift. You are fabulous at what you do, and deserve every success in your business.
Our first colour and style consultation was 10 months ago. I have applied your advice, and am delighted with the results. I gave away all of my clothes which did not meet your recommendations, and have gradually purchased a few key pieces of clothing and jewellery that are perfect for me. I have also changed my hairstyle and make-up. I spend less time figuring out what to wear and looking for clothes in an overcrowded wardrobe. This gives me more time and energy to create results in other parts of my life. I also spend less money on clothing as I know what to buy. I am constantly being complimented by family, friends and strangers on how fantastic I look. I love my new look, and feel more comfortable and confident.
Many thanks for an enjoyable morning on Wednesday, I had great fun and I'm looking forward to learning all about my new style and colours. I have already started to take note of how others dress, and the impact they have.
As a time-poor professional, I have found Robin's service as a Personal Shopper invaluable. Robin knows exactly where to go to find the clothes that suit my lifestyle and my work. Shopping with Robin means I can get everything I need for a season in one hit - that's a whole new wardrobe in half a day. It's a big time saver. Without Robin, this would take several shopping trips on my own and I often walk away empty-handed, which is frustrating.
Robin Powis from Defining Style presented at our Women’s Health & Wellness Expo providing our audience with some great styling advice on how to look great for the summer season.
Robin encouraged audience participation – many ladies were very keen to volunteer for a quick make over. It was a very enjoyable and informative night.
Pittwater Library Service
My wardrobe was a disaster. Having too many clothes in my wardrobe was so overwhelming and I didn’t know where to start. The problem was all my daggy and ill-fitting clothes hid all the great ones.
Robin Powis from Defining Style saved the day with her honest appraisal to really make my wardrobe work. I knew my wardrobe needed a makeover, I just had no idea it would feel so good. With her discerning eye, Robin showed me how to get the most mileage from my wardrobe with items I should keep, to toss and those needing alterations.
Trying on my clothes was the key factor as it highlighted what looked great on me and what didn’t suit my body shape or colouring. Knowing exactly what I had helped me create new outfits within my existing wardrobe and prevented me shopping for pieces I already had. I discovered new outfits – in my own cupboard!
Robin was also most helpful with her tips on how to draw attention to certain parts of my body and most of all I feel fantastic. Since her visit, I have been even more ruthless and I cannot help but use the information she taught me. I have stopped wasting money on items which don’t suit me and I don’t need!
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