Robin's colour session and hair style recommendation has changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I now shop in half the time and with confidence that everything in my wardrobe works together and with (not against) me. I can get dressed in a matter of minutes, producing a look that is unique and enhances my features. I now understand how to use accessories to bring the 'wow' into my outfit, or to let my outfit speak for itself. My hair enhances my facial features, takes me half the time to do and involves none of the angst that it used to.I am now constantly complemented in my networking circles, by both men and women, on my style. I am remembered among a sea of black. I stand out against the suits. Thank you Robin for making my life that little bit easier and less stressful, and for bringing joy into getting dressed in the morning!
Dear Robin, 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 fewer items. The overall experience was fun and exciting. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for fashion guidance.
Erica Hutter, Nestle Professional
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 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.
Babette Bensoussan, MindShifts
Robin, as I wrote this I realised the impact that following your advice and having your support has had for me. You are fabulous at what you do. 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.
Michelle Ockers, Coogee
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.
Brad Davies, Sydney
I always liked to buy clothes and accessories, but making them all work together was a struggle. Robin 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 hurt my wallet and cluttered my wardrobe. Shopping is now so much easier and my time with Robin will be paying for itself many years from now, I only wish I’d done it sooner.
Rachel Meitz, Narrabeen
I generally felt I knew 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 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.
The personal shopping trip was very enlightening, and a lot of fun, – so much so I asked Robin to help me with a Style Makeover and organise a corporate photo shoot. I found Robin to be extremely personable with a lovely fun attitude and she certainly knows her stuff. It was lovely getting to know Robin and learning What Not to Wear!!!
Sophie Andrews, The Ideas Book
I had a fantastic day with Robin .... it was fascinating to see how even the slightest of variations of a colour had a dramatic impact on the "oomph" it gave you. You can see how much Robin enjoys her work, her creativity and love of colour enables you to get creative and be bold and look stylish along the way! Was a fun afternoon and would recommend a consultation even if you think you know your colours..... there is more to know! Thanks Robin you are wonderful.”
Nicole Cannon, Pink Finance
“I am not much of a girly-girl, not particularly interested in fashion and clothes, but I do understand I need my professional appearance to match my competence and to fit the level at which I work. I am confident that I am good at my job and yet I don’t quite ‘look the part’ for the level I work at and the results I deliver.
Robin worked with me to define a style that I love. My wardrobe has been streamlined and strategically added to, helping me make great daily selections with ease. I regularly travel for work and can now pack efficiently, knowing I will have the right outfit for each engagement. All this has increased my confidence and professionalism, which has in turn increased my effectiveness in winning work.
Robin is a ‘no-nonsense, tell it like it is’ kind of person. She knows how to shop, what looks good, and how to put a style together. She is strategic in analysing my wardrobe and putting together a priority list of items to buy, so shopping was cost effective as well as fun (something I didn’t expect). I can’t say that I enjoyed all the style feedback. Some of it was hard to hear – although very true. But I can say it has been valuable. I will continue to work with Robin to keep my style options updated. I recommend Robin to any professional woman wanting her personal brand to reflect her desired profile and business aspirations.”
Nicola Deakin, Director at Vibrant Frog
“I highly recommend Robin and urge you to spend the time to have your style defined. I am a senior leader in a large organisation, which is dominantly male for leadership roles and found it a struggle to be taken seriously. I am now taken more seriously in meetings and overall feel much more confident in all that I do. If you have been thinking about getting your colours and style done… do so… It is well worth and invaluable.”
Sharon West, Executive Manager, Uniting Care
Thank you so much for your patience and time during our recent shopping trip. The experience was fun & enlightening. It made me think about clothes in a way that I haven’t done for a long, long time (and it was so nice to notice the colour on the racks, instead of heading for black). I now have a range of clothes that mix & match to achieve lots of different looks and the confidence to apply the same principles in the future. Shopping has once again become fun and it’s really nice to open my wardrobe and be happy in what I see.
Jo Edwards, Executive Manager – Risk Management, Business & Private Banking Commonwealth Bank
I wanted to let you know your service was invaluable and how happy I am with my new wardrobe. My family can see the difference and think you’ve created a wardrobe with minimal expense or fuss. You have given me a sense of control and clarity over my wardrobe. I no longer feel I have to waste so much emotional energy deciding on what to wear. Shopping was very relaxing as you guided me through the maze of clothes and accessories and chose some great outfits for me. You have given me a newfound sense of confidence and reminded me that wearing clothing that exemplifies the positive assets of my body will lessen the negative aspects. I am discovering what a positive impact this has on my way of thinking about me.
Sue Magi, Frenchs Forest
Hmm, there’s no Service Category for Psychologist. Robin had me sussed within minutes, knowing how far to push me and she totally opened my eyes to a world I’ve never entered. I have spent 40 of my 45 years in uniforms. Two years ago, I had to start “dressing myself”. I discovered my favourite garments are actually ok, my colour choices were totally wrong and accessories DO take a look to a whole new level. Robin has given me the knowledge and confidence to step outside my “keep it plain” box and go with my instincts. I am so glad I invested two hours in myself for a change – thank you Robin; I would never have done this on my own.
Amanda Fitzmaurice, Manager, Mortgage Innovation at Commonwealth Bank
When I came to see you my wardrobe was bulging at the seams yet I wore the same old thing over and over. I owned too many wardrobe orphans which had nothing to match and many were over ten years old. I disliked shopping because I found it overwhelming. I would shop infrequently in bulk, without a plan and not go near the shops for another twelve months. During our time together I learnt simple guidelines for shopping & dressing and I used this as a springboard to purge my wardrobe and purchase a new range of outfits. I have saved money and I am now finding these pieces mix and match together effortlessly. Less has become more. I now see shopping and creating outfits as an opportunity for self-expression, which is fun, and the compliments I receive from others are 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. Friends and family have been wondering what has happened to make me glow and it has to do with Robin rocking my world of colour prejudice. It has made shopping more enjoyable and 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
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 looked great. What prompted me to book-in with Robin is I had heard so many great things about her techniques and so many clients were thrilled with her service. Robin 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. 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.
Suzy Michael, Happy Teeth
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 she gave 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. Whenever I am purchasing wardrobe items I now hear Robin’s pearls of wisdom and 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)!
I used Robin’s services to help me define more accurately what colours would best give me the confident, professional yet accessible look and feel I want to portray in my work life. Robin did it with professionalism and ease.
Rowena Robinson, Well Body Natural Therapies Clinic
When the idea of consulting a stylist was put to me by my partner I was dubious. My way of shopping was to go to the cheapest place, grab whatever looked and fitted ok, try it on (maybe) and buy it. We recently went on holiday to New Zealand and found we needed several items of warmer clothing. Thanks to Robin, the difference in my shopping approach has totally changed. I chose colours that suited my new style, tried on various items to ensure the style suited me and was a good fit. Whilst the process of updating my wardrobe was a confronting at times, the result is I am much more confident wearing the clothes I now have. My friends and colleagues have all noticed the massive improvement in my appearance.
David ‘dex’ Schwartz , Summer Hill
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 helped me accept & enjoy giving up some of my old habits. Her energy is unlimited and she is always there to support others. I have grown to admire & respect her very much. I’ve appreciated the time we’ve spent together making me more beautiful. ”
Kristin Rohan, Founder & President Sassy SEO.com
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 work well with all those shirts and tops) and two pairs of shoes that looks good with the suit and the long pink skirt for day wear.
Cate McDonald, Kensington
“Thank you so much for the image change I was looking for. The two sessions I had with you have been very useful. The first helped me identify the problems I had been doing, and the second helped me look beyond my ‘comfort zone’ to discover the more ‘contemporary me’. I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my level of confidence. I am now walking with my head held high, and I feel confident to take on the career progression I am seeking to achieve. 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.
Geetha Ranmunthugalia, Senior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales
Robin was very professional and 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 then I do not make a purchase. In this way the consultation pays for itself – you are not making impulsive buys that you regret wasting hard earned money. Thank you Robin for giving me a new lease of life.
Kerry, West Pennant Hills
My wardrobe was badly in need of an update and I wanted a professional to give me feedback on my clothing choices, a fashion makeover. Thanks to Robin I now have a much clearer idea of the types of styles and colours that suit me 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.
Lynore Avery, Summer Hill
As someone who is most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, dressing up for an event, or work, is quite intimidating. I’d rather spend an hour presenting to the board of directors than spend an hour in a store trying to decide what to wear. I am eternally grateful for the help and support Robin gave me in selecting an outfit for my book launch. 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. I’d recommend Robin to anyone who needs to revitalise his or her wardrobe, it’s amazing how much of a confidence boost you get from simply feeling comfortable and stylish in your outfit.
Jeanne-Vida Douglas, Web Editor/Journalist Fairfax Business Media
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 how to choose the right styles for my shape was nothing short of sensational. I have a renewed confidence to go shopping. I tried on colours and styles I had never worn before and was thrilled I came home loaded with goodies I know I’ll enjoy every minute of wearing them. I’m now looking forward to going clothes shopping, rather than dreading it!
Stephanie Dunn, Art of Ice Sculptures
“Robin showed me what colours look best on me. In the beginning I found it difficult – I’m not very creative or colour-wise at all – but Robin was patient and gentle. 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 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.”
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.
Kate Haycock, Optimiss Consulting
As a mother, it’s always about the kids. Housework, homework, driving etc… So with delight I headed into the city, to have someone care for me! I met Robin for coffee and she talked about colours and designs, before heading off to the shops.
Robin loved vivid pink on me and being tall, she 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 would suit me.
Francie Jones, Happy Children
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 I can do it myself if I need to buy more clothes or update my look. So I thank you 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.
Jane Campbell, Financial Advisor, AMP
Robin is delightful to work with and has opened my eyes to new possibilities of creating my own personal style.
Belinda Stewart, Oatley
As a size 18-20 and a business owner, I was looking for a way to improve my image. I found Robin to be encouraging and sensitive to my needs and booked a consult with her. This proved to be fun and informative and I came away armed with so much information it seemed a little overwhelming at first. Robin was great with her follow up and helped me identify clothing I already had could be worn in a more flattering way and gave me the confidence to make more informed choices when making new purchases. People are frequently asking me have I lost weight (no I haven’t) and telling me I’m looking fantastic. Thanks Robin for your professional yet friendly advice and helping me apply it in a practical yet fun way.
Sue Booth, Success Coach
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 bought some new colourful tops. I have been amazed by the amount of compliments, which confirms that the colour choices Robin suggested are perfect for me.
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, 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 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, as Robin makes it so easy.
Angela Counsel, 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 Medd, Chair, Women on Boards
After spending focused time with Robin 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.
Jacinta Rowe, Director Best Practive and Governance Training
Robin is wonderful to work with, personal and professional. I found the “fear factor” removed once you start working with her. I now have confidence in my wardrobe after I threw away the ill fitting, worn and “kind of suits me” types of clothes. I know what to look for and no longer think it is” my fault” that clothes don’t fit properly - they didn’t fit because I was choosing the wrong styles. Shopping with Robin is a delight – I wish I could have her with me every time. It’s great to get not only another opinion but a professional view as to what style suits you best.
Sue Heins, Inspiring Women, Brookvale
Just a quick note to let you know the fantastic improvement, not only in appearance but in so many other areas you have given my wife. The transformation Donna has had from your influence is truly amazing and inspirational. Donna is and still is a very busy and active mother of two young boys, plus the demands of co/director of a small business and a volunteer to our children’s school. With all these commitments she had become complacent in her appearance. Donna has changed her appearance and also revitalised her well being and her over all manner. Donna has a new vigour and refreshed mindset of a much younger woman, I knew from the not too distant past.
Steve Dixon, Autobody Magic, Brookvale
“Thank you Robin for helping me cleanse my wardrobe. I 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 Council. 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.”
Marion Stewart, Northbridge
Starting a new career, I was lost as to what my work wardrobe should be. I didn’t have a lot of money to buy a whole new wardrobe. Robin helped me figure out what colours I should be wearing and ‘mixed and matched’ my existing wardrobe coming up with fabulous outfits I never would have thought of. She gave me a new wardrobe within my existing wardrobe. It 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!
Linda Eagleton, Creative Surrounds
Thank you for pulling me out of my black haze and giving me the confidence to use colour again. You have helped me polish my professional look and after years of working from home this was a great help. I am now confident I can wear colours well, know which 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.
Marienne Guberina, MG Projects + Design
My OH arranged for me to have a couple of sessions with Robin who showed what colours styles of clothes you should and shouldn’t wear. 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 short. But it’s really great to get new ideas and know confidently what (and what not) to buy. I have 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.
Susan Moore, PR Manager
I recently utilised my colour profile and purchased a deep purple formal length dress to wear to a wedding. Purple was a colour 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 your advice.
Robyn McKenzie, Hornsby
On Melbourne Cup Day Robin Powis was the speaker at Northern Beaches Business SWAP to ‘Dress to Impress’. Robin provided Fashions on the Field Awards for the most stylish lady and the best dressed male. Her presentation was fun and extremely informative with many useful tips regarding dress, style and presentation. Robin weaved her magic on two of our members to transform their image. Robin 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.
Jock Wallace, Northern Beaches Business SWAP President of the Year 2007-08
As a business owner I was challenged to find a wardrobe and style that looked great and still comfortable. Robin explained that knowing not how to dress is hardly a sign of failure but confusion about the distinction between corporate wear, evening 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 should do without and clothes I should consider adding to my wardrobe. Robin is generous and thoughtful with tips and suggestions ranging from the care of my garments to hair and makeup. It has saved me time, money and effort and no more costly buying mistakes.
Claire Moffat, Connected Women
Like most women, I can carry great weights on my shoulders, and my Achilles heel was my dress sense. 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’d spent all day trying to find the perfect outfit to fit 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 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. 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.
Sue Hawkins, Frenchs Forest
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.
Maria Murace, Ladies Night Fundraiser Organiser, Narraweena Public School
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.
Mark Creighton, 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.
Anna Musson, Manners for Life
Before I was styled by Robin 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. 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. I have received endless comments on how much better I look. Robin has equipped me with skills that I will use for life. Robin is always so helpful and full of great advice.
Katie Inglis, Balgowlah
When I met Robin my work and personal wardrobe was mostly black with a few white tops. We met up to go shopping and Robin researched what styles would best suit me. It took 2 hours and I ended up having shirts, tops and jackets 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 I received compliments from work colleagues on how good I looked. I had everything I needed within the budget I nominated. Robin has an amazing talent in matching clothes to a body shape. She has a wonderful eye for colour and knew which suited me. Robin is very generous with her knowledge and she taught me how I could use colours and accessories to alter the look of an outfit.
Robin gives you the complete 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.
Jane Menck, Pymble
My clothes shopping 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 Robin 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.
I owe a big thankyou to Robin for her exceptional ability in making me understand the style, colours and tones that best suit me. Robin helped me eliminate from my wardrobe the poor choices I had made and put me on track for a 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!
Maureen Hicks, Newport
Robin 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 it looked right but learning to accessorise through Robin’s program has brought some fun back into dressing up. Shopping is also easier because I know what to look for and what to avoid. 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. However this has lead to a lot of experimentation, which 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.
Vicki Blaskett, Cromer
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 you to steer me in the right direction to smarten my wardrobe and my outward appearance. I appreciate and enjoy your passion about style and getting it right just for me. 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”.
Dee Why, Another well-dressed man about town, and feeling good!!!
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.
Robyn Freeman, Wahroonga
As a time-poor professional, I 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. We start the session clearly outlining what I want to achieve – a comprehensive list of items and accessories that I need in my wardrobe – and by the end of it, we’ve ticked it all off. And I always love everything I buy!
Valerie Khoo, Business and Careers Institute
Robin Powis 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.
Sharelle Ravenscroft, Pittwater Library Service
My wardrobe was a disaster with too many clothes. The problem was all my daggy and ill-fitting clothes hid all the great ones. Robin’s honest appraisal really made my wardrobe work. Robin showed me how to get the most mileage from my wardrobe with items I should keep, toss and those needing alterations. Trying on my clothes highlighted what looked great and what didn’t suit my shape or colouring. Knowing 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 helpful with her tips on how to draw attention to certain parts of my body and most of all I feel fantastic. I have stopped wasting money on items which don’t suit me and I don’t need!
Karen Slade, Catering By Design
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 colour influences outlook and even behaviour. 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.
Ann Turner, Ann Turner Consultants P/L
Thank you so much for helping me ‘vet’ my closet. It was great to 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 helped me bite the bullet and throw out a lot that hasn’t been worn in years – and to repair the things that were worth keeping but just needed some care. My cupboard is nicer to go into 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 will save me time and offer more options.
Lisa Perkins, Leichhardt
Since working with Personal Stylist Robin Powis, strangers in the street have stopped me and told me how beautiful my outfit looks and how wonderful the colours look together. This has happened more than ten times in the past two months. Whenever it happens it makes me smile with happiness.
Kirana Haag Transformational Artist
I purchased the Style Essentials Program with Personal Stylist Robin Powis and it has been awesome.
I started with getting my colours done, and that in itself made such a difference. I had no idea before, and now I can walk into a shop and see from the outset if it’s going to work for me or not.
Second was my fashion strategy. This gave me much deeper insight and clarity into how I wanted to present myself and what styles I’m into.
Next came the wardrobe review and my personal shop, working on filling in the gaps and choosing only things I love. I thoroughly enjoyed and gained heaps of value out of the whole experience. It’s given me a great reference point of a new way to shop. Super efficient and fun and much less stressful.
I’m a whole new person now when it comes to my clothes and especially my experience of shopping!
Thanks Robin Powis. I’ll be back when it’s time for my next big shop!
Andrew Hyslop Property Developer and Investor
Robin combines her extensive experience and no nonsense approach to help create a wardrobe that works, from the beach to the boardroom, where you shine through in all situations. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would be delighted to recommend her to anyone looking for results.