Become a certified colour and style consultant in a matter of days by enrolling in a Colour Me Beautiful course run by Image Consultants Savvy Style.
The course covers everything from colour analysis and colour psychology to style personality development, personal styling, body shapes, wardrobe weeding and personal shopping.
The training includes private personal tips and suggestions on how to market and get your business under way.
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Savvy Style has been featured again in the latest Expat Living Magazine April / May Issue!
Grab the latest December / January Issue of Expat Living Magazine and read about what Eve has suggested on looking great in your 30s and beyond, just in time for New Year!
New Year, New You!
We all want to look good, though what that means to a 20-year-old can be totally different to
someone turning 40 or 50. We asked style guru EVE ROTH LINDSAY, Managing Director of
Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful, for some tips on looking great in your 30s and beyond.
"Dressing your age” doesn’t mean much these days, but there are definitely styles that work better in your particular life stage – those ripped jeans might have looked great a few years ago, but when you put them on now, they just won’t look or feel right. Looking through your wardrobe at the beginning of the year is the perfect time to clear out the things you don’t wear or shouldn’t wear. Instead of just doing the usual clear out, though, why not make this year about looking trendy and ageappropriate?
1. Ask yourself what you want
Do you want to wear clothes that are in fashion, fit well, flatter your body shape and are in colours that suit you best? Looking up to date doesn’t necessarily mean wearing the latest trends, top to toe. It just means you don’t want to look old-fashioned, which is what happens if you don’t change your look as time goes by. What you shouldn’t do is ignore your wardrobe – a mistake many women make. The things you wore when you were younger often don’t work 10 years later. So you need to have a clear image of what you want to achieve.
2. Work from the top down
A hairstyle that makes you happy every time you look in the mirror is what you want. Forget about age-appropriate short or long hair! Do what works for your face shape and lifestyle. If you’re on the run looking after little ones, then long hair that can be swept into a ponytail works just as well as short hair that needs trimming every month. And remember: a good haircut will take years off!
3. Makeup is just as important
Clear out the old and start with the new. If you’re still wearing the same makeup you wore five years ago, it’s time to get an update. Your skin changes over time, and so do styles. Make sure your makeup isn’t dating you or making you look older simply because you haven’t changed it.
4. Find colours that flatter you
This is a game-changer! Once you know your best colours, then you can base your wardrobe around those that work for you, and learn how to add the trends of the season. You’ll not only end up looking better, you’ll save a ton of money.
5. Know your style
What works for your friend won’t necessarily work for you. You want to wear the most flattering styles for your current body shape. If your shape has changed since you were 20, then maybe your clothes should change a bit too.
6. Understanding your own "Style Personality"
In other words, are you natural and like to be comfortable, or do you like to make a statement when you walk into a room? Understanding your personal style will guide you when you’re shopping, and help to stop those random purchases. You can also get rid of the things in your wardrobe that do not fit with your style.
7. Keep a record of what you love
You can take photos of outfits and make Pinterest boards or just jot them down on paper – and it’s even better if you can remember how you felt wearing them. If something made you feel good, go for it again! If it didn’t, ask yourself why. Buy more of what you love and stop buying what doesn’t work.
8. Make a wish list
Before you shop for anything else, try on what you have and make a list of what you want. Clear out the items in your wardrobe that don’t make you feel good. Plan your shopping trips to buy only what you need. Don’t get too stuck on what might or mightn’t be age-appropriate; instead, ask yourself what is “me”-appropriate and you will look great!
Finally, if you’re really not sure how to do it, ask a professional! Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful consultants can help you with wardrobe edits, finding your colours, personal styling and more.
Savvy Style has been featured in the November issue of Playtimes Magazine on how to wear the current fashion trends after having a baby.
KEEPING IT CURRENT
Even if you have just had a baby it doesn’t mean you can’t wear the latest trends for the (Autumn/Winter 2016) season. Eve Roth Lindsay of Savvy Style offers additional tips on how to be on trend.
Start by going through your maternity wear and see what still works for you. Ask yourself what you need in order to make what you already have work and make a wish-list. There will be styles you couldn’t dream of wearing again but some styles can definitely have a new life. By adding a touch of the latest trends to your wardrobe, you will be looking good and feeling great!
Trends for the season accessories (think bags, scarves and shoes):
Winter florals are perfect to get that Boho look. Add a long tassel necklace or try layering your floral mini with leggings. Try wearing top to toe colour, a new trend this season - matching your clothes, tights and shoes in the same tone will make you look thinner too. Leopard accessories such as a leopard printed scarf, handbag or shoe brings instant Autumn 2016 style Velvet is a big trend for Autumn 2016 so try a velvet jacket over your dress, velvet bag or shoes.
Eve Roth Lindsay, Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful, www.savvystyle.com
Savvy Style is proud to be raising funds alongside a group of wonderful ladies for the Jewish Women's Association in HK!
Eve has been featured in the October Issue of Expat Living Magazine for her fashion and style presentation in the Sai Kung Pink Ladies event. See below for an excerpt from the article!
This month, on 5 October, the Sai Kung Pink Ladies will be hosting its "50 Shades of Pink" Ladies' Long Lunch, featuring a fashion and style presentation by "Glamour Guru" Eve Roth Lindsay. Eve's career as an international fashion designer, lecturer and writer has taken her to the world's fashion capitals, and she now specialises in training personal stylists throughout the region. The ultra-chic lunchtime event will include an event raffle and prizes for best dressed, as Eve shares her secrets on looking spectacular.
"This event is very personal to me," says Eve, "as my own mother, Grace, who is 93 now, has undergone two battles with breast cancer, and so she is a positive champion and real survivor in the fight against breast cancer."
See below for our featured article on Localiiz about How To: Look Hot and Stay Cool This Summer!
Whether you’re jetting off on holiday or enjoying summer in the city, nothing can make you lose your cool faster than overheating. Thankfully, Eve Roth Lindsay, international fashion designer and founder of image consultancy Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful, has come to the rescue with her top tips for a stylishly cool season.
It’s time to hang up your suit guys and get ready for summer. But how to look good without having a meltdown? Don’t worry, with my 10 tips, you’ll sail through the summer looking effortlessly cool whatever the temperature.
1. Wear breathable fabrics
Lightweight, breathable fabric is the key to keeping your cool in the summer. Cotton, linen, and silk are the best natural fibers, helping to keep you cool by absorbing moisture.
Cotton is not only the most comfortable but also the most practical because it’s easy to buy. Since the body cools when air hits moist skin, cotton is a good choice for getting your body temperature down in a hurry. Our favourite natural fabric brand is the incredibly soft and well-priced Grana. Linen is the lightest of the three natural fabrics and will help you feel cooler. Not everyone likes the wrinkled look – but that’s easily solved, by avoiding starch when washing. The more starch you use, the crisper the wrinkles!
Polyester, nylon, and acrylic do exactly the opposite. These fabrics are guaranteed to make you feel hot and sticky – in fact they’ll probably make you feel hotter than you are. Always check your clothes labels and avoid these materials at all costs!
2. Try Hi-Tech fabrics
Try new hi-tech fabrics that absorb moisture and wick away sweat keeping you comfortable all day. You will be able to avoid sweat stains, wrinkles, and discolouration. There are hi-tech performance tee shirts, dress shirts, and trousers. Check out Uniqlo and Giordano for a good selection of dry tech tees.
3. Lighten up
Obviously, the lighter the weight of the fabric, the cooler you will feel. Even a breathable fabric like cotton will make you sweat if it’s a heavy garment. Think chambray shirts, not denim jackets.
4. Keep it loose
Maximise the natural perks of naturally cooling fibres, such as cotton, and opt for a looser weave, as this will allow more air to flow through the fabric. The same goes for loose-fitting clothing. When your body sweats, it needs air to cool you down, so if your clothes are tight, air can’t reach your body. Basically, the tighter your clothes, the more they will stick to your body, and the hotter you will feel. We aren’t talking Justin Bieber baggy, just a little loose. For example, a pair of Bermuda shorts with a loose fitting 50s style shirt, worn tucked out, will allow the breezes to blow.
5. Layer up
It might sound crazy but adding a lightweight cotton or hi-tech tee under your button-up shirt is the easiest way to avoid anything unpleasant showing up on your back and armpits. Also, layering gives you the option to unbutton your shirt and let it flow, or ditch it altogether if the temperature reaches unbearable levels.
6. Wear lighter colours
Wearing black may make you look cool, but it definitely won’t keep you cool. Lighter colours have a cooling effect by reflecting heat, while darker colours absorb heat. Mix and match white, sand, cream, beige, grey, khaki, chambray blue, and light navy for the ultimate summer look. Plus, white cotton chinos are totally on trend for Summer 2016! Just don’t forget to wear natural, light coloured underwear so it doesn’t show up under your shorts or trousers.
7. Cool kicks
Obviously, sandals are the best way to keep your feet cool as they allow your feet to breathe. However, they aren’t always suitable especially if you’re heading somewhere with a dress code. If you’re wearing shoes, a pair of cotton socks will keep your feet from sweating. When pairing with shorts, try invisible socks that disappear inside your shoe. Loafers and slip-ons are a happy medium as they’re much cooler than lace-up shoe which trap heat. If you want to wear your trainers, loafers, or slip-ons without socks, try spraying the inside of the shoe with deodorant or antiperspirant. This will stop your feet from overheating – and they will smell better too!
When heading out of the door, don’t forget your sunglasses – to look stylish, yes, but also to protect your eyes from long-term damage. Check out Absolute Vintage Eyewear on Aberdeen Street for shades with a vintage vibe.
I am amazed at how many guys don’t wear antiperspirants. Buy a good quality one that is also a deodorant to look cool and dry, and smell good too. Water helps too, as hydration keeps you cooler. Why do you think all those movie stars are always wandering around with a bottle of water in their hands? Sunscreen and lip balm are a must! If you don’t want age spots, start wearing sunscreen everyday, not just on vacation. You will thank me when you are 80!
10. Dress for Success
Last but definitely not least, check out the dress code for when you’re going and match your outfit appropriately. Remember, you don’t want to show up at a black tie do wearing a pair of open sandals.
Need advice? If you want to find out more about which the coolest summer styles, contact Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful to book your own personal consultation.
Click Here for our featured article on Localiiz about How To: Pick The Right Glasses.
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet – it’s time to reach for those sunglasses. But before you hit the shops, check out these top tips on how to pick the perfect pair from Eve Roth Lindsay, international fashion designer and founder of image consultancy Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful.
When it comes to picking out the most flattering pair of sunglasses to wear, there are a few things to consider, which all depend on the shape of your face and your colouring. With a little know how, you can choose the best shades for you, so you don’t make a spectacle of yourself.
Selecting the Shape
Choosing the right shape of your glasses is based on the shape of your face. Look in the mirror and trace an outline of your face. You will be an oval, square, rectangular, heart, or round shape.
The rules for men’s sunglasses are similar. Men need to identify their face shape and colouring when choosing their best styles.
Picking a Colour
Getting the colour right is just as important as the shape for men and women. Here are some pointers:
Don’t Forget: Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. You should be wearing them year round as their main function is to protect your eyes from ultra-violet rays, as well as protecting your skin from wrinkles.
Did you know? In the 1300s, judges wore smoke-coloured quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court!
Need advice? If you want to find out more about which colours and styles are most suitable for you, contact Savvy Style, Colour Me Beautiful to book your own personal consultation.
International Fashion Designer and Managing Director of Colour Me Beautiful HK, Eve Roth Lindsay is featured in the September 2015 Issue of Expat Parent Magazine. Eve offered advise on how to solve teenagers' insecurities about their appearances.
Read the article below to find out what Eve has advised.
Troubleshoot your Teen - Reprogram your hardwired teens into functional human beings. By Expat Parent staff.
Problem 5 - Your Teen is insecure about their appearance
In a society obsessed with photo-sharing (Kim Kardashian recently released an entire book of selfies entitled "Selfish") It's not hard to understand why there is a growing preoccupation with physical appearance. International fashion designer and Managing Director of Colour Me Beautiful HK, Eve Roth Lindsay, has made it her job to help people of all shapes and sizes develop a good body image. "With all the magazines, models, and stars out there being retouched and looking perfect in every photo, it makes teens very self-conscious. Everyone wants what they don't have but we show them how they can look their best."
Teen Image Makeovers with Colour Me Beautiful start at $650. Your teen can discuss every part of their image with a trained consultant, including clothing, accessories, skin care, grooming for boys and makeup for girls. "We will show them which shades best suit their own colouring, how to get the most out of their existing wardrobes, how to find the latest fashions that suit their body shape and how to make their wardrobe work with their budget. "
Colour Me Beautiful HK offeres Personal and Corporate Image Consulting services including a wide range of Teen Consultations, as well as Image Consultant Training.
Teen Consultations start at $650 for a Teen Makeup Fun consultation. www.colourmebeautiful.hk
Founder of wardrobe consultant Savvy Style, Eve Roth Lindsay, is featured in the Money & Me section of July 2015 Expat Parent magazine, for some fun Q & A. Eve answered questions on how Savvy Style came about, her views and advise on being financially savvy.
Read the article below about the founder of Savvy Style explains why it pays to be prudent, by Shreena Patel.
How did Savvy Style come about?
As an international fashion designer I had to travel a lot. I wanted to spend more time with my family and less in an aeroplane. At the time, there weren't any image advisers around and it was the perfect blend of doing what I loved most - fashion, style and helping people - in a new career.
What is the most important thing to consider when starting a business?
You need to love what you do because you will be working seven days a week. I thought I would have more time with my family when I started my business but when you work for yourself, you have to work twice as hard.
What is your main motto in business?
This is my parents' motto but it works for me too. "Find something you love to do everyday and then figure out a way to get paid for it."
What was your first business venture?
When I was 15, I put an advert in a newspaper to sell clothes: US# 3 for a tailor made skirt, US$ 4-5 for culottes and US$ 5 for a dress. I started making prom gowns when I was 16 and that was the beginning of my career.
Who is your inspiration?
Donna Karen, who was at Parsons School of Design while I was there and whose talent and drive were clear to see. Even then, we all knew she would be a success. Also, Ralph Lauren, who was a tutor at Parsons and whose ability to create a business around a concept I admire; Allan Zeman, my favorite boss, who makes a success out of everything he does; and my husband David Lindsay, who starts everyday with a smile.
How much is in your wallet right now?
$ 385. Who needs cash these days?
Are you a spender or a saver?
I save so i can spend.
What was your best investment?
Buying my first flat in Hong Kong in 1986.
What is the best frugal thing you have ever bought?
My first sewing machine which I bought used for US$ 9.95 when i was 12 years old.
How much did you earn last year?
Are you kidding? Do you honestly think I am going to tell you that?
When were you poorest?
My sister, Annie, and I had a maternity business in New York called Annie Had A Baby. I designed the clothes; Annie had the babies and did the selling. We were very successful but one season the factory we used damaged an entire season's worth of clothing by using bad needles. Eventually it closed us down. It was soul destroying but I learnt a valuable lesson; never underestimate the importance of quality control and check everything. Don't expect others to do it for you.
What is the most extravagant thing you have ever bought?
My vintage little red convertible MGB.
What was your worst investment?
My vintage little red convertible MGB.
What was your best paid work?
Funnily enough, it was my best unpaid work. I did a job with a company that went belly-up and couldn't pay me. Instead, they offered my family a week in a gorgeous flat on the beach in Surfer's Paradise, Australia, with a car. It was much better than getting paid in cash.
Do you have any advice on teaching children about money?
Save, save, save. Teach them young to save a portion of their allowance or any income they get, even their lai see. For example, tell them to put one-quarter into savings, give one-quarter to charity and spend the rest. A good trick is to have them draw a picture of something they want and stick it on a jar. They will watch the jar fill up and, once full, they can use the money to buy the desired item. It's easy to give your children money but it is not necessarily the best thing for them. Teach them to earn money doing something they love and they will grow into happy, responsible adults.
Savvy Style offers Personal and Corporate Image Consulting as well as Image Consultant Training. www.savvystyle.com
A weekly contributor to the South China Morning Post, Eve Roth Lindsay offered savvy advice to readers as a Glamour Guru since 2004. She has also been included in various media presentations and has been a featured guest on RTHK Backchat and RTHK Lunch Beat, giving insight into the latest fashion trends.