Testimonials

Heartfelt Thanks

“I got home feeling more empowered and more at ease with myself, like the final part of the jigsaw was in place. I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Getting ready in the morning has never been so easy! I love my new clothes and ‘look’. Had a few comments too - always makes you feel good.”
- LK, Berkhamsted

“The shopping trip was just the best day. It was really illuminating to have Alice's professional and insightful eye to add accessories that would have never entered my radar. Getting used to people commenting on how good I look has taken very little effort as I know how much better I look. I still look like a professional unless I don't want to!”
- LM, Oxford

“I have been to the hairdressers and can't believe the transformation. Everyone loves it and it brings out the natural colour of my eyes. Load of people have commented and its inspired friends to have a change too! Thanks so much for all your help with the new me - I love it.”
- CM, Berkhamsted

“I'd like to say thank you so much for my image consultancy day. Now I know exactly what suits me and why and I don't waste so much time and money making mistakes. It's definitely given me a lot more confidence in what to wear and in using make up effectively.”
- PW, London

Here is what a few of my clients have said…

Before I met Alice, my wardrobe was ‘tired’: My cupboards were full but many of the clothes were bought years ago and I hardly ever wore them. (As Alice said ‘we spend 80% of the time wearing 20% of our clothes’).

We went through my wardrobe and she could tell at a glance many of the clothes that needed to go to a charity shop, others I tried on before we made the decision. Meanwhile she grouped the clothes that I was keeping into categories and colours and suggested new ideas for teaming them together, so that ‘less was more’. A few weeks later we met to shop. We had discussed the items that I required and Alice had arrived early and chosen many possibilities. As I tried them on she advised on my updated look.

I am enjoying my stylish new clothes which mix and match with my older favourites. It has boosted my morale and made me feel younger!
JB, N London

I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your expertise with me today. You were so friendly and made me feel right at home. I have come away feeling much more confident about my choices and I’m sure it will have a positive impact on how I approach life from now on!
MJ, St Albans

“I got home feeling more empowered and more at ease with myself, like the final part of the jigsaw was in place. I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Getting ready in the morning has never been so easy! I love my new clothes and ‘look’. Had a few comments too – always makes you feel good.”
LK, Berkhamsted

“As a consequence of a friend criticising my dress sense I decided to seek out a colour consultant. I was impressed with the information contained on Alice’s website and when I contacted her I was also impressed with her response. My session with her was money well spent. She covered far more ground then I thought she would and left me feeling confident about the clothes I would buy and wear from then on. I now boast a refreshed wardrobe with a selection of fine clothes and colours that I thoroughly enjoy wearing, I highly recommend Alice’s services.”
JA (male), St Albans

“The shopping trip was just the best day. It was really illuminating to have Alice’s professional and insightful eye to add accessories that would have never entered my radar. Getting used to people commenting on how good I look has taken very little effort as I know how much better I look. I still look like a professional unless I don’t want to! I would recommend the entire process to everyone, but each individual step makes a significant change in itself”

“Thank you Alice for a really fun day and a great experience. Not only do I now have a wardrobe full of great clothes, I also feel much more confident to go out and choose things, knowing what colours and styles will suit me. And I still can’t believe how many great pieces we got at such excellent prices, normally I avoid sale shopping because I just get put off by the quantity, but you found me some real gems. I am so pleased with the results, but best of all had a really enjoyable time.”
BW, London
LM, Oxford

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you. I really enjoyed the Style session with you and felt that you very quickly understood me. I came away with a new confidence and pleased that there was so much of my wardrobe I could still put into use now I know what to wear with them. And I know I’m not going to make £100s worth of mistakes again!”
TB (male), Berkhamsted

“I have been to the hairdressers and can’t believe the transformation. Everyone loves it and it brings out the natural colour of my eyes. Load of people have commented and its inspired friends to have a change too! Thanks so much for all your help with the new me – I love it”
CM, Berkhamsted

“I came to you for a short series of meetings, clothes sorting etc. and I was amazed at her transformation in terms of appearance and confidence by the end of the sessions. Her self-esteem and self-belief have increased enormously. Congratulations – an excellent result”
RL, Bushey

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful day. I enjoyed myself immensely and learnt so much about myself and my wardrobe personality. It was a real treat”
EA, Oxford

“I’d like to say thank you so much for my image consultancy day. Now I know exactly what suits me and why and I don’t waste so much time and money making mistakes. It’s definitely given me a lot more confidence in what to wear and in using make up effectively”
PW, London

The day had finally arrived after months of planning, it was my stepsons wedding day. I was wearing a beautiful blue floral Karen Millen silk fitted dress, navy blue suede Dune shoes (which I could walk in), matching navy suede clutch bag and a navy blue fascinator – this, the outfit that Alice Barnes chose for me on our day at Westfield, Shepherds Bush.

I have never before had a ‘stress free’ shopping day like this when searching for an outfit. The days for me are usually rushed, with lots of outfit changes in dingy old fitting rooms getting hot and bothered with miserable shop assistants. Not this day, I was really pleased with the choice, the colour, the style and it fitted so well, luckily for me it seemed that the feeling was shared by a lot of
family members. I had lovely comments throughout the day, ‘stunning’ being one of them – well that’s a first for me!!

Alice came to my house to ‘fix my wardrobe’. I think I had been clinging onto some older outfits, I tried on lots of clothes, some I just needed advice and someone to tell me they were just too big and didn’t look their best anymore. I learned to mix and match my existing clothes – which I wouldn’t have necessarily done before. Certain colours I wouldn’t have put together before, I will in future. Alice is very polite, tactful and professional. I now have a list of items to purchase over a period of time and am much happier in myself and my wardrobe. Would I recommend Alice and her services? Without a doubt!
JM, Aston Clinton

“I just wanted to say thank you… I went out on Sunday and bought a beautiful navy trouser suit, which I love but would not have picked up without your advice”
AO, London

“What an experience. I will never forget the time I have spent with you, firstly with doing my colours, then make-up (that has changed my whole daily routine!), then my style. Then the shopping… I have never enjoyed shopping so much in my life!!”
LW, St Albans

“I can not thank you enough for the day that I spent with you. It has opened my eyes to so many new angles about my image. I appreciate your honesty and direct approach”
VG, London

As a man of very limited taste, I had no preconceptions at all about what to expect of a colour session with Alice, followed by a morning of shopping. But what an extraordinary experience it was! Alice’s knowledge of what colours would suit my build and even my psyche has been, frankly, life changing. Finally to understand why it was that certain colours suited me allowed me to consider similar shades and depths which I would not honestly have noticed previously. Alice has a very patient style and manner, and her advice is well considered and delivered at an enormously practical level. She makes the whole experience fun!

When we had the opportunity to go shopping, Alice made me feel like a king for a day. We were given a private suite of changing rooms, and I can’t begin to explain what a difference it makes to the whole shopping experience to arrive to a full rack of clothes, already assembled and hand-picked by someone who has taken the trouble to get to know your individual style and colouring. And it really works! It was fantastic to have Alice with me as I worked my way along the rail, affirming or challenging my preconceptions about colour and fit. And because Alice is not paid on commission, she acted as a very helpful voice of reason as the cost escalated – helping me to prioritise the key purchases.

I have to say that the experience has truly changed my life. It isn’t exactly second nature to me (yet!) but I have found that I am now able to judge my outfits at work and at home to suit the mood of the occasion, and there is no doubt at all that wearing the right colours in the right way has increased my impact in ways that I could not have expected.

I would wholeheartedly encourage my male friends to learn about colour and style, and Alice is the perfect teacher. Guys – don’t hesitate! It has been a remarkable experience, a rich return on my investment.
TG, N London

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