“I don’t think there’s been a day since our shop when I haven’t worn the clothes we got! I love everything we bought – I’ve already worn lots of it and had tons of compliments from people – thank you! What I particularly loved is that almost everything you selected is something I wouldn’t have gone for if I’d just seen it on the rack – I’d have thought the colour wasn’t right, or the print wouldn’t work etc – but having tried it, I totally adore it! And you’ve also introduced me to a lot of new brands – particularly Maje – which I would never have come across on my own. I think the standout piece for me so far is that long-sleeved red Maje dress – I love it and it’s perfect for absolutely everything from smart race days to casual barbecues!
Thank you so much for all your help – it’s been a fashion revelation and I only wish I’d done this years ago! Think we may need one more shopping trip once all the autumn / winter pieces are in the stores – but for this summer I’m looking forward to being the best-dressed lady in London!
“My husband gave me a personal shopping experience with Lisa for my 40th Birthday. I’ve got a 4 year old and a 2 year old and was returning to work after a 2 yr break. I needed some re-styling! I had the most wonderful day with Lisa. It was like going shopping with a friend. I felt relaxed from the moment I met her and for the duration of our session. Lisa had already picked out some things for me, based on my consultation form, but once she met me, she added some new pieces to the mix. The thing I liked most about the day is that is was FUN. I didn’t once feel self conscious or like I was being pushed into something I didn’t want to wear. It was a collaborative session and I came away feeling so much more confident about myself and my clothes. I loved the fact that Lisa encouraged me to try things I normally wouldn’t, so I genuinely feel like I have come away with some ‘WOW’ pieces. Lisa also gave me invaluable styling advice (during and after) which will help me with future purchases. I LOVE my new clothes and so many people have commented on how good I look in my new purchases. I cannot recommend Lisa enough. She is an honest, warm and clever lady…go on treat yourselves!”
Very successful Royal Ascot outfit expedition for the two of us. Not having much time, an afternoon with Lisa was a perfect way to get stylishly kitted out, with hats, dresses and shoes. Her relaxed approach and ability to take us out of our comfort zone without scaring us is brilliant, and she never makes us feel pressured or rushed to buy anything we aren’t confident in. I especially love my new gold shoes! Anne and Jane
I’m a stay at home mum with three kids aged 5, 3 and 1 and it’s fair to say I’d got into a real rut with clothes, lots if similar things, nothing really fitting properly, no style and nothing really ‘sparking joy”. Lisa cleared out 6 bin bags during the wardrobe edit which was really cathartic, her approach is very no nonsense and practical.
I’ve always hated clothes shopping and found the shopping day quite overwhelming but in a good way! I tried on masses of younger, more fashionable things that I would never have looked at by myself which really helped my confidence.
I now stand in front of the wardrobe intoning the mantra of ‘if it doesn’t look good then don’t wear it’ and getting dressed in the morning is a far more positive experience than it ever used to be.
Thank-you Lisa, we’ll need to do it again for Autumn/Winter!
Lisa’s style and shopping service was fantastic. The initial meeting at home cleared my wardrobe of all the clothes that didn’t fit or didn’t flatter and the colours that didn’t do anything for me. This left lots of room for new clothes in the follow-up shopping trip, where Lisa gave me the confidence to put outfits together that suit me and my lifestyle. Lisa didn’t push me to buy anything I didn’t like, but she did encourage me to try new things so that now my wardrobe is full of outfits that are practical and stylish and which I feel confident in.
I knew I needed professional help to face up to a radical sift through my clothes to be able to chuck the right stuff out and keep only what works for me. We did that, and it was so uplifting. (Oxfam delighted!) Lisa has a superb ability to “get” the client and what look/style is being aimed for, and, crucially, works. She then does first class research to line up possible clothes for an intensive shop. We had a hoot on the shopping day & we found a truly amazing party dress in Spitalfields that I adore. Thank you so much Lisa!
A huge thank you for the wardrobe edit and style review. The whole experience was immensely enlightening and has set me on a much needed new direction…not to mention banishing those negative emotions lurking in the closet!
Your approach was perfect in that you balanced a candid ruthlessness with an understanding of what is achievable for a mum of small children. I would say anyone considering doing a wardrobe edit would be amazed at the benefits and long term it definitely helps to save money as you have a much more focussed approach to filling in the gaps in the wardrobe. I have recommended you to several friends over the past week.
Lisa is no nonsense, focussed and brilliant at what she does. She really took the time to understand me, my life and my style. The wardrobe cull was extremely cathartic and the shopping day was an amazing whirlwind during which we got a huge amount done. Lisa has introduced me to (amongst many other things): wearing yellow; the first pair of jeans I’ve owned that don’t make my bum look even bigger than it is; the concept of owning more than one coat and probably the most fabulous pair of shoes I’ll ever own. Despite not being quite back to my normal pre-baby self I felt amazing during the following week when I went back at work and hosted my 40th party. I’m not sure I’ll ever go shopping on my own again.
Lisa helped me be ruthless with my wardrobe, getting the balance perfect by providing the right level of push for me to get rid of clothes that had been languishing in my cupboards and also with helpful suggestions of what might match with what was left. The actual shopping day was made as smooth as possible as a result of Lisa’s painstaking research and planning. She has a real eye for the current styles and fashions and was able to suggest a wide range of clothes that i chose from and bought! it has left me with a new spruced up wardrobe and i thank lisa every morning when i reach in and have an array of outfits to chose from.
The outcome has been really successful! I do really *love* everything I got today. Your service has been fantastic. Left to my own devices, I would have given up after the first 5 pairs of trousers and gone home despondent and empty handed – I just find clothes shopping really stressful and not enjoyable *sigh*. But you did make it about a million times better so thank you for your help.
Lisa sorted out my wardrobe with efficiency and sensitivity – and started me on a journey to understand and embrace my updated style. It was fun and enjoyable and she gave me bags of confidence to explore a new look. The shopping was excellent – lots of choice, learning as we went – Lisa listens well, provides great direction and continuously introduced fab items that I would never had considered. I have worn everything we bought – both for work and casual, and best of all, I continue to receive lots of positive feedback about my evolving style! I am booked in to do it again in time for Summer. Honestly I can’t wait!
The New Wardrobe is Brilliant!…
…and I still find myself opening the doors endlessly in the evening just to admire everything! I wore my navy Theory trousers with the stone coloured LK Bennetts and one of the Jigsaw tops (pretty patterned one with buttons all the way up the back) and one of my colleagues said to me as soon as he saw me “Heather, you look great, very well indeed!”
Best thing I’ve done in a long time is having this re-haul. You’ll be delighted to know that when I was looking at Whistles online last night I totally bypassed all the sack-like dresses and tops! 😉
Although I had been previously colour analysed, Lisa enlightened me further by telling me all about whether I was a yellow/blue base tone and helped me discover further shades in which I now feel wonderful. Lisa sorted through my four wardrobes absolutely stuffed with winter clothes that were dated and never suited me in the first place! My local charity shops had a field day. After a three hour consultation, Lisa had enhanced my colour spectrum, cleared my cupboards, had advised me of the cut, style and fabrics that I should be wearing and had put outfits together with my remaining garments topping them off with accessories. I loved every moment of the consultation which whizzed by. It was the most positive and uplifting experience and I am now saving for a shopping spree with Lisa to transform and update me further.
I have found the whole package i.e. the wardrobe clearance and the shopping trip extremely enjoyable. I was stuck in a rut and it has given me a fresh perspective and I am finding myself excited about clothes again! I had almost given up and was becoming rather frumpy! Your energy and vision towards clothes and outfits is contagious!
I particularly found the shopping trip very useful. What an efficient way to shop!! Having somebody with a good eye pre-shoppping for you is genius! 😉 Saving so much time so you can just try on the items most likely to suit your shape and style. I will definitely be back for more help next season.
Lisa Gillbe is fun and really good at what she does – she twittered me as her ‘largest wardrobe cull to date’ – (very embarrassing to admit) and managed to save me a lot of money on buying randomly by just going through what I have and advising one or two additional items that would pull everything together – really money well spent as it saved me buying further items just for the sake of it – that thing you do when you can’t find anything in your wardrobe. Her culling operation was ruthless and needless to say my sister was delighted when I travelled up to her with two suitcases of clothes I no longer wear!
the thing I most enjoyed about our last 2 sessions was the “surprise” element, i.e. looking at and trying on stuff that I would never have picked up because I would normally just walked blindly past! It’s unbelievable how many compliments I’ve had since last July on what I wear. On Saturday just gone I wore the Sandro dress – long sleeves, navy with mustardy coloured hearts on it – gorgeous – and my 3 best girlfriends [all from school] each separately said “wow, I love your dress, you look so glamorous.”
Lisa is incredibly supportive, pragmatic and fun to work with. She gives honest feedback but with a light touch, and shares her knowledge and ideas generously. By the end of a session with her you feel confident to make some new choices about what to wear, choices that really make a difference.
I thoroughly enjoyed my session with Lisa. My wardrobe is a lot lighter and I definitely feel I am able to easily choose what to wear everyday as a result of knowing that all my clothes in my wardrobe look great on me! Lisa herself made the experience feel very enjoyable with her laid back friendly stye, you really feel you are with a friend! I can’t wait for my shopping trip with Lisa!
“I was very pleased with the service, i felt very comfortable with you and not pressured to buy things i didn’t like. I feel like in the future all the tips you gave me will come in handy when i shop and widen what i am looking at (rather than just black). I appreciated that you stuck around even though the changing rooms were rammed in forever 21. If I ever had a friend in need in future i would recommend you.”
Kristie, Geneticist, London
Thank you so much for my shopping trip. It went past in a flash. I couldn’t
believe we had been shopping for 3 hours !Thank you for all your notes below. I knew my wardrobe was in desperate need
of a refresh and now I need to gradually do a bit at a time.”
I am not a shopping fan but found the day to be even enjoyable. Great advice, thank-you!
Thanks so much – I definitely have a much clearer idea of what to wear. I also put my clothes away much faster as there are fewer of them and everything has a place!
Denim jacket is my favourite purchase.
Now need to get a good hair cut and tone up and will be v v happy xx
Lisa has totally changed my approach to clothes and has given me the self confidence and knowledge to buy things that make me look my best. It was an incredibly liberating feeling to chuck out all the old clothes from my previous life and start over with the template wardrobe that Lisa designed for me. Professionally and personally Lisa’s insight and advice has been a revelation and I can’t recommend her highly enough”.
Thank you so much for an amazing day of shopping! Thanks for all your care and attention in choosing clothes and shoes for me that I would never have had the time or experience (or bravery!) to try out.
You really are down to earth and I am delighted with my new wardrobe!
Thanks so much for yesterday. You put so much thought and effort into everything… My husband and daughters loved everything, they were so excited and impressed! Thank you again and I can’t wait for our next shopping trip.
“I needed Lisa’s help after I changed career, became a mother and lost two stone in the space of two years. I was having an identity crisis and didn’t feel confident or stylish – essential in my new career as a Garden Designer. Lisa took the time to really listen to what I needed, and had some great ideas of looks that would work practically in my job. Lisa looked at which colours suit me, my shape, my style, the scale of accessories that suit me and then edited my wardrobe to key pieces that will suit me. After she left not only did I have a little book of colours to take to the shops, I also I have more confidence, feel more attractive and above all feel more me. I wholeheartedly recommend her and only wish I had met her when I was 18!”
Thought you’d be pleased to know that we were out on the town last night for my birthday (well in Battersea…) in a totally Lisa’d look – head to toe in stuff we’d bought with you…(and though I say it myself I think we looked quite good!!)”
Wanted to let you know that a stranger came up to me on Friday night to tell me she loved my leather pencil skirt… Certainly put a spring in my step!
Well this has really kick-started my wardrobe! have even tidied out my jewellery drawer – now I just want more! Thanks again for all your help.
Lisa efficiently and tactfully helped to rationalize my wardrobe. She helped me understand which styles and colours work for me, and was great fun to work with.
Lisa was fantastic. She came over to my house, worked through my wardrobe with me, and gave me practical tips that I could use to improve the way I present myself every day. I frequently use her ideas when shopping, and my style is all the better for it.