Firstly I took a photo of my client wearing all tight fitted black, up against a clear wall to see which body type I’d be working with; to be certain I cut around her figure frame. After doing so I came to the decision my client is a petite hourglass. I discussed with Claire about her silhouette, she agreed strongly that she is an hourglass but it was news to her that she was classed as a petite, as she is 5.4-5.5 in height she is just about broader line. 1. A photo of client 2. Measure your client Across the bust – 100cm Across the under bust -91cm Across the waist- 83 cm Across the hips – 102cm Across the both tights – 86cm Across one thigh -55cm “Hourglass: The bust and hip measurement of this client will be their largest, and their waist measurement will be quite small. An “hourglass” will normally have a large bust, small waist, short waist, big hips and generous thighs.” “Petite: This client could be any of the other measurement combinations; however they will be shorter and tend to have broader shoulders.” 3. Before Photo .My client was wearing what she would usually wear for casual and at weekends, home or out. .She is dressed in all different colours from head to toe, as she falls into the petite category to elongate Claires figure the best thing to do would be to dress in one colour. .Even though the colours suit her skin tone and complexion. .The neck line ascendants her bust area showing off her curves but not having the top heavy affect. .For the hourglass it is best to keep the top of the trousers hidden, Claire has done this but I would change the top to a crouch-length. .I also thinks her legs will benefit greatly in a skinnier fitted bottoms 4. Colour Analysis To allow Claire to get a little more of an understanding on what suits her personally, colours and fabric. I conducted a Colour Analysis on her, like Assignment five and I also had a further understanding about my client’s needs and details, filled out on the next page. First I asked her to pick out the selection of colours did she thought suited her best. She chose winter; winter is a cool colour palette, along with summer as where autumn and spring are warm colour palettes. I wasn’t sure if winter was my clients’ prefect one so I looked at her skin tone, eyes and hair as well as her veins. I went on to complete the “house base questionnaire” to help justify my thoughts. Hair: Skin: Skin: � Ivory � Red � Creamy ivory Skin: red-brown � Ivory with freckles (usually redhead) � Coppery � Ivory with pale golden freckles � Charcoal brown or black � Peach � Rosy beige � Peach � Very pink � Golden brown (dark � Peach with freckles � Peach/pink (may have � Grey-brown (usually golden blonde, brown) honey) pink/purple knuckles) � Rosy brown � Golden beige � Golden blonde (honey) � Golden beige Pale beige delicate pink cheeks � Ash (“dirty”) blonde (no cheek � colour, needswith blush) � Rosy cheeks � Pale beige with no cheek colour (even sallow) � Strawberry blonde � Dark beige (coppery) (may blush easily) Eyes: � Golden grey � Golden brown � Golden brown � Blue (with white webbing �inOyster the iris, cloudy look) Eyes: white Eyes: � Green (with white webbing in the iris, cloudy look) � Dark or golden brown � Blue with white “rays” � Amber � Soft grey-blue � Clear blue � Softbrown, grey-green � Hazel (golden green gold) � Steel blue � Bright, blue � Green (with brownclear or gold flecks) � Green with golden flecks � green Pale, clear aqua (eyes change from blue to green, depending on clothes) � Pale, clear � Clear green � Hazel (cloudy brown smudge with blue or green) � Olive green � Aqua greyaqua or turquoise � Blue with�aPale distinct � Teal � Greyed brown tone � Golden brown � Teal bluesummer homebasexxc spring homebase autumn homebase Skin: � Rosy beige � Very pink � Grey-brown � Rosy brown � Pale beige with delicate pink cheeks � Pale beige with no cheek colour (even sallow) Eyes: � Blue (with white webbing in the iris, cloudy look) � Green (with white webbing in the iris, cloudy look) � Soft grey-blue � Soft grey-green � Bright, clear blue � Pale, clear aqua (eyes change from blue to green, depending on clothes) � Hazel (cloudy brown smudge with blue or green) � Pale grey � Greyed brown Hair: � Flaxen blonde � Yellow blonde � Honey blonde � Strawberry blonde (usually with freckles) � Strawberry redhead (usually with freckles) � Auburn � Golden brown � Red-black (rare) � Dove grey � Creamy white Hair: � Platinum blonde � Ash blonde (often towhead as a child) � Warm ash blonde (slightly golden) � Dark ash (“mouse”) blonde � Ash (“mouse”) brown � Dark brown (taupe tone) � Brown with auburn cast � Blue-grey � Pearl white Skin: � Very white � White with delicate pink tone � Beige (no cheek colour, may be sallow) � Grey-beige or brown � Rosy beige � Olive � Black (blue undertone) � Black (sallow) Eyes: � Dark red-brown � Black-brown � Hazel (brown plus green or blue) � Grey-blue � Blue with white flecks in iris (may have grey rim) � Dark blue, violet � Grey-green � Green with white flecks in iris (may have grey rim) Hair: � Blue-black � Dark brown (may have red highlights) � Medium ash brown � Salt-and-pepper � Silver-grey � White blonde (rare) � White winter homebase summer homebase We filled out the ‘Homebase’ Questionnaire and confirmed my feelings toward Claire being for a warmer colour petite. Her primary colours are spring and secondary colours are summer. 5. Finding more about my client After the colour analysis I needed to know more about my client’s lifestyle and have a better knowledge of her style and personality. As well as suiting her figure and complexion, her wardrobe has to find her needs so I had her fill out this small question. • Will it be casual, relaxed, corporate, a special occasion etc.? Casual, relaxed, work • What will they be doing in the clothing and where will they be going? It will be for work, not too smart, it will be for relaxed nights out and shopping trips, • Will they be wearing it on TV? no • Will they be picking kids up from school? no • Attending meetings for fundraising? Meetings , yes • Interviewing for a new job? Potentially yes • Re-entering the work world? yes • Looking for clothing after they’ve gained or lost weight? no • How do they want to feel and look after they’ve had a few sessions with you? More organised and with outfits that can mix and match • How do they feel they look now? Definitely more confident with what I choose to wear • Do they admire the style of a specific public figure or celebrity? Yes I really like, Emma Willis • How much money do they want to spend, or a better way of phrasing the question, “Do you have a specific budget in mind for fees, clothing and alterations? I would be looking to spend £300 to add to and alter my wardrobe • Do they have a specific time to reach their goals? I would like to be sorted within the next 2 weeks 6. Hourglass Images After we fully established her body size and shape I asked Claire to look up and find images of outfits she likes and would were now she knows what suit her best and tell me what she likes about them. A.I like the denim and dark tops, they all cover the middle. I prefer flat shoes too. C. Great shapes to hide my wide hips, but pretty/eyecatching enough for my taste. E.This is my favourite shape dress for a special event. D. I think this covers a lovely set of weekend clothes. B. I love the navy blue of this dress with middle sequins hold the waist in. I then showed my client the pictures I had found that I think would suit her hourglass figure Wardrobe cleanout We moved on to conducting the “wardrobe assessment” clear-out to see the existing clothes my client already has, allowing me to plan what she need to add. By doing this I learnt a lot about Claires sense of style and also I will be able to identify places where there issues with any items or outfits. Her most worn too her hardly worn clothes and accessories were put into different named piles of doesn’t fit, don’t like, no occasion, like but forgot about and currently wear. Claire has quite a small wardrobe of clothes due to the fact that she recently got rid of very old clothes but that was without my help. My clients ‘currently wear’ pile is the largest out of them all, I notice that everything was dark or plain coloured. Even though this could be good to help with making her seem taller and slimmer but the colours may not be perfect for her complexion palate. Despite this I now understand these are the colours that she feels most confinable in. . The horrsontal stripes make her seem wider, they draw and led the eye across the body which also makes the body look shorter. Vertital stripes would be better, drawing the eyes down creating the impression that the person is leaner. .The large bright pattern doesn’t show off an hourglass figure well. .My client wears this work dress regurly but the way the sleeves are pulled tightly under the arm it makes are shoulders and arm look uncomifiable. .Even though the dress shows off her curves the is to high so the way the fabric falls over her bust and hips makes her look too top heavy. .This is taken from the ‘dislike’ pile, this was the only item that she really hated. .The ill fitted shape does nothing for her curvy figure, drowning her bust and hips. .The very large printed pattern washes out my client; makes her top half look out of proportion with each other. Claire has a lot of dark circle neck line work dresses that fall just below her knees. Now she know that she is classed as a petite, she feels that the length of the dress only looks right if wore with heels, not flat shoes; she is correct. To wear flats the best opinion would be a mini length dress. The images below show of my client in one of this dresses, wore with a cropped jacket (to make her bottom half look longer), black leggings to slim the legs and heels. The photos show the way the dress looks when it’s at its original length and the photo on the right shows when the dress is taken up and shorted; that little bit of change makes a whole difference to her look. Hem line taken up a couple of cm Before We then moved on to look at all the piles other than ‘wearing currently’ and Claire said she would like to keep the ‘like but nowhere to wear’ pile, just in case and I agreed. There were originally only three items of clothing Claire didn’t like, a pair of ill fitted jeans, a thin tight jumper and a too small very old top. I gave her advice on the horizontal strips, that they lead the eye across body making them seem much wider than they actually are. This useful tip to prevent adding unnecessary weight made my client dislike it. They all are still in good useable condition so we decided to bag them up and give to charity. After I filled out a wardrobe table to get a better look at exactly what clothes and accessories my client has and allowed me to see where there were gaps in her wardrobe that need purchasing. I notice where Claire spends most of her time, plus the colours are all similar, mostly dark and plain colours. Item Summer Winter Coat/Jacket Cropped Denim Jacket 1 Shirt/Top Pink long tops x3 White blouse x2 V neck T-shirts white x1 V neck T-shirt beige x1 none Short Leather Jacket 1 Long red coat 1 V neck T-shirt black x1 Plain White tops x3 Pattered grey long tops x3 Dresses None Leggings Accessories Skirt Shoes Cardigan/Kitwear Trourers/Jeans Brown small shoulder bag Small necklace scarfs x3 Thin silk scarfs x2 Thin studded belt x2 none Pattered flat ballet shoesx3 Toe less x4 work heelsx1 Pink/Coral Short cardigan Grey short cardigan Beige midlength cardigan Cream skinny jeansx1 Light denim jeans skinnyx1 Black work dress x5 Grey Pencil dress x 1 Black leggings x4 Black Snake print leggings x1 Grey Snake print leggings x1 Big black handbagx3 Large Purple shoulder bag Prattened scarfs x2 Big brown beltx2 none Knee high boots x2 Black heels x2 Fur bootsx3 Black thin cardigan Long pale pink cardigan Long heavy knitted cardigan Denim straight jeans x2 After listing everything in my clients current wardrobe it became clear that is that the most often colour palette is winter and most of her clothes are suitable for the colder weather more than the warm, for example she does not own any skirts or any other dresses then her work ones. As the summer season is now very close she will need much more brighter/fresh colours that suitable for the sun. The list below is a guide line list of what she should buy. 1 short v neck dress that is pulled in at the waist – fresh light colour Pencil skirt- Dark but not dull Beige fine extra skinny trousers Slightly patterned leggings- Fresh light colour Cropped Colourful Cardigan Heels- Brighter colour I showed my client how to mix and match items that she already owns to make up different kind of outfits for separate events, by changing the accessories and one or two pieces of clothing. Combination 1- Casual and Work/Evening Combination 2- Work and Evening bffhfhdghf I think the cropped jacket and cardigan looks the best out of them all. It suits the petite shape and makes the body seem longer I picked this dress because of the ruffled shoulders, that make the shoulders like broader to even out the frame and also black is a slimming colour s Combination 3- Casual and Work The colours here are from the spring colour palette. The causal combination has a summer feel to it. Also the red coat is perfect of an hourglass because of the belt at the waist. Combination 4- Casual and Work/Evening The bold colour of the top half brings out the warmth in the skin tone (not very well shown in the photo) Also the cropped jacket with the heels creates a lot of height Post-makeover .My client’s time was limited so going out shopping was not achievable; we went online shopping instead. .Claire now understands her body shape and now knows buying perfectly fitted clothes will benefit her a lot. £25.00 Pussycat Black V Neck Wrap/Newlook/£25.00 Kaliko Crepe Pencil Dark Pink Skirt/Kaliko/£40.00 .Her favourite item is a dress dress, the colour black makes everything seem slimmer. .The v neck means that Claire can show off her bust whilst staying in proportion. .The waist line sits under the chest, pulled in, letting the skirt flow out. Accentuating the waist and hips. .The mini length will long out the legs . .Colour is from Claire’s seasonal colour palette, bringing new life to her wardrobe. .The pencil skirt is best for an hourglass because it hugs where it touches, showing the curves. .As it can be highwaisted it would also lengthen her petit legs. Crop Cardigan/H&M/£29.99 .A Cropped cardigan really suited her petite but shaped figure. .The colour is also from the spring palette, I think the green will bring out her eyes and suit the colour of her current hair. .It sits above the hips, to keep balanced frame. .When done up there are only a few fastenings creating the hourglass perfect v neckline. Petite Aztec Print Jegging/dorothyperkins/£25 .Claire feels most comfortable in bottoms that have stretch, it is also best for an hourglass shape too so the jegging trousers are prefect. .The slight patten will keep the outfit from looking boring without being overpowering. .They do not have any fastenings so no extra bulk Asos Blouse With Ruffle Cape and Pussybow/ASOS/£30.00 .Colour is from the Spring/Summer palette, the best one for her skin tones. .The sleeves add more shape across the shoulders; this length sleeve will instantly slim the arm. .This flows from under the top layer of fabric, pinching in the waist. Womens Schuh Bree Bow Court Patent High Heels/Schuh/£19.99 .The large heel will make her appears taller whilst elongating the legs. .Claire used to own a pair of red heels until they were wore out. The striking red with black would show off her personality more. .She has small size 4 feet due to the shiny leather and the bow it will make them seem bigger but not overly. After shot- the best one taken for the four combinations. This outfit could be fit causal, evening or work. The colours go well together, keeping the dark colours to help slim but also bring in colours from the spring. The top is pulled in and gathered under the bust, suiting and flattering the hourglass curves. Having black heels with black bottoms noticeably lengthens the legs. The leather keeps to Claires edgy style. For Claire, A summary about you You are now part of the Hourglass Petite family, with the primary colour palette of Spring. This is due to the warmer tones in your skin as well as your bright clear blue eyes and your dark mousey/brown hair; you are also close to being a summer as well because of your blonde hair as a child. Spring is a warmer palette clear and sharp colours make you come alive. Whereas the summer palette is mostly based around pastels so you are lucky because you will suit some of both. Peach, apricot, salmon, coral and peachy pinks look beautiful against your tones. You love the edgy but glamorous styles. You figure is a classic hourglass, meaning that your bust and your hips are even with a smaller waist. The best way to dress is for you to show off your best assets, drawing the eye to your curves. Being a borderline petite means that you come under 5.5, wearing clothes that lengthen your little legs, like black, skinny, and heels will keep you in balance with your curves too. Tips Black can be worn, but accessorise with spring colours, especially near the face. Eg. A bright scarf No spring should ever wear a pure white When shopping for grey, remember that only a warm yellow shade grey will suit you Maintaining a good body posture is the key for looking and walking tall.
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