Sally does an amazing amount of research and brings forth pieces I would never spot in the first place or had the courage to try on by myself....Thank you for helping me look and feel amazing!
My name is Kate and I am a senior technology executive in a financial services industry. I am also a mom of two young girls.
Sally helped me with my wardrobe in 2015 when I was coming back to work from my second maternity leave. To have a set of items that go together effortlessly made me feel confident and professional. Sally helped me hone my style by building a look that was very ‘me’, but a little more adventurous and polished then before.
Since our last session, I have been promoted to a C-level job and started travelling with work
extensively. I found myself struggling to have a wardrobe diverse enough to cover formal work
occasions like speaking at conferences and board meetings, business casual dress acceptable in the tech industry, clothing that would go from day to evening or will enable me to go from London in the middle of winter to India or Mexico. I also needed something attractive and practical I can wear on weekends.
Sally came to my home and helped me clear out a lot of mis-matched and ill-fitting items that
accumulated in my closet over the past few years. We agreed additional items to purchase and spent a day cloths hunting in London.
Sally does an amazing amount of research and brings forth pieces I would never spot in the first place or had the courage to try on by myself. At the same time almost everything I tried on was ‘me’…. only more elegant. Sally has an ability to help you discard things that do not bring out your best features without judgement. The shopping trip was a delight and I felt positive about my body and the things we managed to find together.
Beyond the day-to-day my new wardrobe has been tested on work trips to Israel, Amsterdam and
Poland, a number of work-related social activities, a presentation at Google Next conference and a weekend theatre outing with my daughters.
I would highly recommend Sally’s services to anyone who values their time and wants to invest in
looking and feeling effortlessly chic.
I am exceptionally bad at taking selfies, but here are some of the looks Sally helped me create.**
Thank you for helping me look and feel amazing 🙂
**I will post the pictures on my Instagram storiesKate Platenova - Senior Technology Executive
I used Sally for a wardrobe refresh and personal shopping in the summer - best decision I've ever made!
I used Sally for a wardrobe refresh and personal shopping in the summer – best decision I’ve ever made. I changed jobs and the industry I worked in – I was used to working in a VERY casual environment to ‘Business Casual’?! Sally came to my house – sorted, decluttered and put structure to the clothes that were worth keeping. We then went on a shopping trip. It was amazing. Most shops had clothes put by so it was a really efficient shopping morning. Literally everything she picked was great. Also, I was encouraged to try a couple of styles I wasn’t keen on – turns out they are the things I wear the most! Everything I got was tied in so that I could mix and match them with my existing wardrobe which was great. I’ve worn everything I brought on the shopping trip and even clothes from my wardrobe that had been hanging unworn in there for ages, as I had nothing to go with them. It was fun, confident boosting and Sally is a laugh and easy to get along with. So much so, I’ve just been out with her for a winter shopping trip – best shopping trip ever!!! 🙂Jo Newman - Senior Facilities Manager
I have loved and worn everything I have ever bought while shopping with Sally.
Meg Lyons - CoachSally’s styling service is amazing. I have sought her help over several years and it is always an uplifting and confidence-boosting experience to get her help with my wardrobe.
Most recently I contacted her when my wardrobe felt completely depleted of anything good to wear. I was going to work feeling low about how I looked. I had the same 3 outfits on repeat play and they were tired! Fortunately, I knew Sally could help. In the wardrobe review we got rid of some items that were past their best. Sally also pointed out that there were some nice pieces in my wardrobe that I wasn’t wearing so she planned for what I needed to buy to complement those items and give them a new lease of life.
The shopping trip is always exciting, efficient, and so much more fun than when I shop on my own! Sally does a lot of research to plan out the shop, and she has such a great eye that most of the items she pre-selected for me to try on were perfect. I now have some really nice outfits and feel so much happier in the morning getting ready. I’ve had to do a few presentations at work recently and have felt much more confident about myself because of feeling good in my clothes. It is a wonderful feeling compared to where I was before.
Another bonus of working with Sally is that she stretches me to think differently about my look but in a way that is authentic for me – the clothes she chooses are still “me”, but just a modern and updated better version of what I might pick on my own. I have loved and worn everything I have ever bought while shopping with Sally.
She is great at the fashion side, and is also non-judgemental and supportive. Sally recognises how our wardrobes influence how we feel about ourselves and she cares about helping women feel more confident, whether in the professional setting or for a night out or special occasion.
I would recommend working with Sally to anyone who wants to feel happier about their wardrobe.
Honestly, this is the best thing I have done....She is fantastic and I plan on booking Sally again...
Honestly, this is the best thing I have done and I would highly recommend Sally. After having three children I had completely lost my confidence in how I dressed. My body shaped had changed and I did a lot of my shopping online without much success. My family kindly bought me a voucher for my birthday and I’m so glad they did, although I didn’t sleep the night before! Sally took the time to find out everything about me prior to our shopping trip. She had thoroughly researched the clothes and shops in advance. In all the shops we went to she had already put clothes aside so it meant we could spend more time trying out looks and finding really worthwhile purchases. Although she encouraged me to try new things she totally understood what I needed and didn’t make me feel uncomfortable.
She is fantastic and I plan on booking Sally again to help me build up some clothes for summer.Hannah Kesteven, Project Manager
I had been apprehensive wondering whether it was an indulgence to use a stylist....I can wholeheartedly say (working with Sally)was worth every penny...
“Shopping with Sally was a great moral boosting experience! I come from an artistic
background but struggled to apply it to myself ! Sally is extremely astute and really committed
to finding the right solution for you. She has great knowledge and is very good at keeping you
focused. I had been apprehensive wondering whether it was an indulgence to use a stylist, I
needn’t of worried, Sally was so reassuring, kind and good at her job. I can wholeheartedly
say it was worth every penny and that even if you feel you know a little about fashion the
benefits of working with someone that has such a good eye and does it for a living are great.
I love everything we bought and they all work together in a very clever way!”
Sally is great to work with, completely gets “you” but also makes you experiment without being made to feel uncomfortable.
“This is the third time I’ve seen Sally over a number of years, interspersed with babies and job changes. This time, a new big job needed some real investment pieces as well as not being too conservative (because I’m not!). Also, some weekend stuff to wear with the kids that isn’t boring, and some holiday stuff too. So, basically everything!First we did a wardrobe clear-out which was lovely. So hard to do alone, and I got rid of things I wouldn’t have, and kept things and gave them a new life. My wardrobe is now so much more empty, but every single thing gets worn. All my clothes stress is gone.The shopping trip was terrific. After a stressful morning at school drop off, I walked in to a rail of clothes already selected, all coordinated, all perfect. We mainly did Selfridges then nipped to Top Shop. A few things we followed up on that we couldn’t find the size for.Sally is great to work with, completely gets “you” but also makes you experiment without being made to feel uncomfortable. She got me things at all price levels, as I requested. I’m already booking in my next appointment.Thanks Sally”Sally Lake - FTSE 250 CFO
.....(Sally) has an incredible sense of style, is really confident about what will suit you and pushes you outside your comfort zone just exactly the right amount.
I can’t recommend Sally highly enough. First she has an incredible sense of style, is really confident about what will suit you and pushes you outside your comfort zone just exactly the right amount. Second, she is an absolute pleasure to spend time with. I thoroughly enjoyed both the wardrobe edit and the days shopping. I have ended up with a wide range of clothes which I love wearing and are attracting compliments. Thank you.E Green, senior civil servant.
A day with Sally will change your life for the better.
A day with Sally will change your life for the better. The wardrobe refresh and shopping trip together were two of the most fun days I’ve had this year. It’s now a month on and I’m still getting compliments almost every day. I’m so happy to be enjoying clothes again. Sally did a superb job, and was incredibly kind and fun in the process. Please book her – I promise it will be worth it!Alice R, Senior Civil Servant
It’s difficult to put down in words how fantastic it’s been working with Sally......I am transformed!..
It’s difficult to put down in words how fantastic it’s been working with Sally. The two afternoons I have spent with her have been just brilliant. The first was spent clearing through my current wardrobe, putting together outfits from what I had, and figuring out what was missing to turn it from and ok to fabulous. Then we went shopping for 1 afternoon to get some of those missing bits – and I am transformed! Sally has given me a sense of style that I always felt I lacked, a wardrobe I am 100% more confident with, and a whole lot more compliments. It’s so difficult to make the best choices on your own – and having Sally’s expertise and fresh perspective while putting outfits together has been amazing. It’s the way forward – and I will be coming back for more in the future. She is also lovely to have a round, has a wonderful gentle manner about her, and puts items aside and thinks about what might suit you before you even step into the shops. I was so impressed! Thank you Sally.E Hoff - Photographer and Director
Sally was brilliant. She is fun to spend time with, really nice and has a great (and obviously very experienced) eye for detail
“I’m a working mum of three and really like clothes but struggle with putting outfits together. I often feel a bit “meh” and am not sure what looks ok now I’m in my 40s.
After yet another last-minute, embarrassingly expensive, panic shop (to deal with an evening event coming up) I decided it was probably time to ask for some professional help sorting through the clothes I do have and getting some ideas about other things that might suit me.
Sally was brilliant. She is fun to spend time with, really nice and has a great (and obviously very experienced) eye for detail. She’s also incredibly efficient and enthusiastic – she put together loads of outfits from the clothes and accessories I already have and then took pictures so I could remember them.
Sally also sent me a follow-up email with a shopping list of a few key pieces to create even more outfits, which was great.
It was a really fun experience that has given me loads of ideasTina Brown, Lawyer
Omg! So I got home today laden with clothes....I have so many wonderful outfits, and am super excited about wearing them over the coming weeks.
Omg! So I got home today laden with clothes, and have just done a little catwalk of all the goodies I got! Thank you so much, I have so many wonderful outfits, and am super excited about wearing them over the coming weeks.My husband even likes my new jeans!Thanks again!XxVanessa, Senior LecturerV
I loved having her expert, kind and good humoured guidance to help me - the clothes she picked were lovely, and many of the best ones I would never have picked out myself
“Sally had already seen the clothes in my wardrobe and did a great job scouring the shops to find things that would complement or add to my existing things. I loved having her expert, kind and good humoured guidance to help me – the clothes she picked were lovely, and many of the best ones I would never have picked out myself. I can mix and match new with old to create lots of new outfits, which was exactly what I wanted – I would recommend this experience hugely.”S Sequeira - Lawyer
(Sally) took all the stress out of shopping and turned it into a really fun and relaxing experience!
I had a great time refreshing my wardrobe with Sally.. She took all the stress out of shopping and turned it into a really fun and relaxing experience! I normally shop in a really impulsive way ..seeing something and buying it without really thinking about what it would go with…or else trailing around the shops if I’m looking for something in particular and getting frustrated! She helped me to have a think about what I was lacking in my wardrobe and put together a great selection of clothes that I can mix and match, also managing to get me into trousers and jeans which I haven’t worn for years! My wardrobes has now got a massive refresh and I can’t wait for the next shopping trip!
Melanie Rockcliffe - Talent Agent
My (women's networking) group is for senior professional women and Sally hit exactly the right note for the occasion.....I will definitely ask Sally to present future workshops!
I engaged Sally to deliver a workshop for a women’s networking group I run at the end of last year, having been really impressed with her presentations at a couple of other events I’d attended. My group is for senior professional women and Sally hit exactly the right note for the occasion. She really enthused and inspired the attendees with her practical and realistic suggestions. Everyone was very engaged from the start, and Sally has a talent for making all the delegates feel good about themselves, opening their eyes to styling possibilities they hadn’t previously thought of, or thought possible! The underlying message was that we can all increase our confidence and build professional presence through the way we present ourselves and all the delegates took away some fresh ideas in this regard. It was a lively, interactive and fun session and I will definitely ask Sally to present future workshops at my networking groups!Liz Watt, Executive Coach at BLT Executive Coaching
"......I left with a mountain of new clothes, all within budget and have had nothing but compliments since. I cannot recommend her highly enough"
“As someone who hates shopping and continually feels as though the high streetHarriet Minter - Journalist and Broadcaster
simply doesn’t make clothes to fit me, I was rather terrified of the whole styling
experience but working with Sally was a delight. She helped me work out what I
needed and what I already had that I could use differently. Four hours shopping on
Oxford Street would usually be my idea of hell but the time flew by and we had a lot
of fun. I left with a mountain of new clothes, all within budget and have had nothing
but compliments since. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
"A friend of mine just reminded me on FB that she is looking at the items in her ´happiness jar´ of 2017 and the shopping session with you and the success of it would definitely be part of my jar if I had one......"
“…..I loved our shopping session….and every single item that we bought, they are all
in frequent use and I have had a lot of great comments for the new clothes /
During the conference a week ago I really felt very comfortable in all of my outfits
and this helped a lot to really concentrate on the business without worrying about
how I looked or what I was wearing…..”
“….again, a huge thank you to you for the inspiring shopping session. I am stillLucia Buttner, Sales Manager BP
enjoying the clothes and cannot wait to continue to improve my wardrobe with your
help. I have in fact started a list of items already that I am interested in…
A friend of mine just reminded me on FB that she is looking at the items in her
´happiness jar´ of 2017 and the shopping session with you and the success of it
would definitely be part of my jar if I had one……”
"I now have so many great clothes that always get commented on by friends and work colleagues and each shopping trip builds in the next so you never feel you are wasting money on things that won't last. It's a great experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone."
“I first met Sally a few years ago through a mutual friend at work and ended upJane Glastonbury, Civil Service
hosting a ‘styling evening’ which Sally ran for a group of my friends. It was a really
fun evening – we provided the fizz and Sally got everyone thinking about styles that
might suit them and, more importantly, that you don’t have to spend a lot of money
to build a decent wardrobe. I have been on a few shopping trips with Sally since and
never looked back. I realised that I had a pretty limited wardrobe, felt rather bored
by my clothes and had hit a bit of a wall when it came to trends/new styles. Sally has
been absolutely great at picking outfits and styles that work well and has a great
manner that makes you feel at ease but also pushes you on a bit to think differently
and try new things. I now have so many great clothes that always get commented on
by friends and work colleagues and each shopping trip builds in the next so you
never feel you are wasting money on things that won’t last. It’s a great experience
and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.”
"(Sally) consistently encourages me to push the boundaries of what I wear, whilst being mindful of creating a safe space when I feel unsure."
“I just love working with Sally. I’m someone who doesn’t usually enjoy shopping and I have so much fun going out for the morning with Sally. She consistently encourages me to push the boundaries of what I wear, whilst being mindful of creating a safe space when I feel unsure. I always get so many compliments when I wear the outfits that she has put together and have recommended shopping with her to all of my friends.”Roxanne Hobbs - Founder of the Hobbs Consultancy
"......I have so many new clothes and even better, lots of outfits, which I love and have had so many lovely comments about. I couldn’t recommend her more highly and I cannot wait until our next shopping trip!"
“A friend of mine recommended Sally to me having been really impressed with her and having spent a few hours with Sally I can totally understand why. I wanted Sally to help me find some new outfits; as a working Mum whenever I go out shopping I usually come back with clothes for my son because I just don’t enjoy shopping for me anymore. I also always seem to come back with the same sorts of clothes which make my wardrobe (and me!) look very dull and I wanted Sally to take me out of my comfort zone.
I haven’t mentioned this to Sally, but whilst I was really looking forward to our shopping trip, I was also slightly sceptical, having had a bad experience with a personal shopper years ago. I couldn’t have been more wrong or more pleasantly surprised. Before we met, Sally had spent the day before researching the shops and choosing items she thought I would like. When we actually met, she already had a load of items for me to try on and I think that at least 80% of them I loved (and that was just in the first shop!). Because she had done so much research she knew exactly the shops we should head to so the whole experience for me was so easy. She was completely honest with me, so all the items I have genuinely look nice (not like the experience you have with some shop assistants!) and conversely I felt I could be really honest back. The best compliment I can give I think is that it was like shopping with a friend and I have so many new clothes and even better, lots of outfits, which I love and have had so many lovely comments about. I couldn’t recommend her more highly and I cannot wait until our next shopping trip!”Deborah Gray - Company Director
"Friendly and supportive, but challenges you to move out of your comfort zone to just the right degree."
“I attended a workshop Sally ran about three years ago. My youngest child (of 3) was 2, and I was working full time, and I found it impossible to find any time to think about clothes, or to shop. The workshop gave me lots of ideas about colours, and fashionable trends and what kinds of clothes would suit me, which was really helpful. Inspired by the experience, I asked Sally to help me clear out my wardrobe, at which point it became clear to me that I had fallen into a complete rut with both my work and weekend clothes – they were boring, and I was bored by them. Her advice on colours, what was missing from my wardrobe, and what I should try out was terrific and I bought lots of lovely new things which were immediately commented on at work and by friends. Since then, I have been on several shopping trips with Sally (a much more efficient way of shopping than doing it yourself), and she’s helped do another wardrobe clearout. I now take so much pleasure in what I wear and feel so much more confident and creative about it. And the best thing about Sally is her approach – she’s friendly and supportive, but challenges you to move out of your comfort zone to just the right degree.”S Healey - Director General, Civil Service
"I've now got a wardrobe that turns heads, is easy to co-ordinate and looks amazing."
“Like many women, I was at war with my body and my wardrobe. I’d spent my life hiding away in black, usually in a size or two too big. After having an accident last year and taking a career break, I began to regain my health and lose weight, but my wardrobe hadn’t kept up. I’d look in the mirror in revulsion and spent hours agonising on what to wear.
Sally changed all this. She detoxed my wardrobe of the unsightly clothes, and took me shopping. I was in a bit of a daze, and uncertain about wearing colour for the first time, but she soon put me at my ease. I’ve now got a wardrobe that turns heads, is easy to co-ordinate and looks amazing. I love dressing up now. It’s also saved me a lot of money in costly mistakes. I simply can’t recommend her enough – she has changed my life!”Caroline Roberts, HR Director
"...it has made a difference to how he feels about himself - I'm sure I'm not imagining a new, very slightly puffed up confidence and spring in his step."
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU!!
It was so exciting when my husband came back with his bags (and bags and bags) of goodies, and he was clearly happy and proud to show them all off to me. He’s got so many great items and they all look so good on him.
I’m impressed that you managed to strike the tricky balance of challenging him with a few items that he wouldn’t have otherwise gone for, at the same time as not leaving him floundering and anxious too far out of his comfort zone.
I think it has made a difference to how he feels about himself – I’m sure I’m not imagining a new, very slightly puffed up confidence and spring in his step.”H Devlin
"...it was spot on! I love the enthusiasm and professional delivery"
Queen Bee and Capability Jane Recruitment collaborated to provide help and advice on what to wear, for people returning to work or haven’t been to an interview in a long time. Over time fashions change and we wanted to provide advice to ensure interviewees do not fail at the first hurdle. The result was running a webinar with Queen Bee, providing valuable advice on fashion fundamentals, body shape and accessories as well as advice for those with a budget. We all picked up valuable advice from Queen Bee’s extensive fashion experience and knowledge. Capability Jane Recruitment would recommend Queen Bee to anyone who needs to uplift their wardrobe and if like us, help with getting rid of the traditional suit.
- It was spot on! I love the enthusiasm and professional delivery.
- Really interesting content, exceeded my expectations.
- Excellent topic and immensely helpful. Sally had a great delivery style with lots of ideas and help.
- It was a great webinar, thank you!
- Great webinar. I’ll have to get rid of my suits now. They were in the wardrobe just in case…..!
- Worked really well.
"I now have a great wardrobe..."
“I recently spent a morning with Sally to sort out my back to work wardrobe. I now have a great wardrobe which is interchangeable and I love. A lot of which I wouldn’t have bought alone and I am over the moon.”S Lake - Chief Actuary
"The styling party I went to was really fun and informative..."
“The styling party I went to was really fun and informative. I was a bit apprehensive because I’m not much of a fashion person, but when I realised that I could identify my body shape, I instantly perked up and took an interest. Simple tricks like knowing what trouser shape or skirt length looks best on me were something I could use every time I went shopping. We also learned how to freshen a wardrobe with a couple of on-trend prints or colours, and I particularly liked learning how to use a scarf or a bag to add that “fashion” touch to a classic outfit. And it was a real laugh – Sally was charming, funny and interested in everybody. Highly recommended.”K Crawford, East Dulwich
"We worked with Sally from Queen Bee Styling to run a personal styling event at one of our fashion and lifestyle stores...."
“We worked with Sally from Queen Bee Styling to run a personal styling event at one of our fashion and lifestyle stores, the dulwich trader. Sally gave a presentation on creating a capsule wardrobe and putting pieces together for the new season. This was really inspiring and helpful for many of us who are so busy juggling jobs and kids that taking time every morning to create an outfit just isn’t realistic and we need a little help so that having bought wisely, the outfits create themselves. It was a really fun evening and Sally was great. I would love to organise a personal styling session now!”Katharine MacLaverty, Director The Dulwich Trader Ltd Rigby & Mac, The Dulwich Trader, ed & Tomlinsons