It was really interesting to be prompted to describe my own style in detail. It wasn’t something I had ever tried to verbalise before, or even consciously thought about, but it turned out to be really helpful in selecting the right look for our wedding. It was great to have the stress completely taken out of the situation. There were no bossy, impatient salespeople to contend with, and as Amanda had already picked out suits beforehand based on our previous conversations, both my fiancé and I loved everything she showed us. I loved the detail Amanda went to in ensuring I both understood and got what I wanted through asking really good quality questions. If we had known how much time and stress we could have saved, we definitely would have hired Amanda Leigh Style for the wedding dress too!
I had an amazing session with Amanda Leigh Style. I recently moved from Malaysia to be with my husband and haven't gone shopping in 5 years, I never had time! It started off with a review of my wardrobe where she skilfully identified the missing key pieces to complete my formal/office wear wardrobe. She helped me step out of my comfort zone and introduced new brands, styles and even sizes I never would have tried on. Throughout the session, she imparted heaps of helpful tips on how to maintain my wardrobe to how to ensure the right fit, make my clothes last longer and feel a more confident version of myself. The best part is you not only gain style but gain a friend! I would highly recommend anyone looking for a fresh take on their style to get in touch with Amanda.
What I found most interesting about the session was learning that fashion styling is about more than knowing what's hot on the catwalks of Paris ;) Seeing the kind of work Amanda does with her clients was both insightful and humbling. A good fashion stylist brings together elements of human psychology, technical knowledge, artistic flair and a commitment to excellent customer service. Amanda's styling session was about exploring the relationship I have with my body, examining what I value and how I want to express that with what I wear, and a basic education on proportion and the technical aspects of garment construction. The organization, planning and focus of the whole experience was extremely enjoyable. Amanda really made me feel like my time was an important commodity. Our initial styling session was done over Skype as I live in Canada, and I had a limited amount of time to shop whilst visiting Sydney. Amanda had the whole day planned out. She had preshopped for me so there were collections of clothes waiting for me in a number of shops already; she even had a route planned out through the shopping center. Her efficiency is awesome. Amanda taught me how to take the apprehension and frustration out of clothes shopping, and transformed my day into one that was extremely satisfying and empowering experience. If there was anything I would have liked more, it would have been more time! Amanda had a lot of knowledge to impart and I had set some pretty aggressive shopping goals due to my time constraints. The education I received was invaluable, and I am already using what I learned when shopping on my own. Having had the experience I understand the value of Amanda's services, I think the scope of what a stylist does, as part of their job, is very hidden! Amanda, thanks again for all your hard work. I'm so glad you styled me, and I'm so grateful for having learned so much about how I want to dress myself. I never realized that proportional dressing was what I was aiming for, but now that I know, I feel more confident that I can switch it up and stray away from my comfort zone but still feel confident and myself. Thank you :)
The practical reasons given to me by Amanda for why a piece of clothing does not suit me and should not be in my wardrobe were the most interesting facts and ones I will not forget as they were so important. I have put a lot of effort into trying to keep my body in shape and to know that this endeavour has paid off for a woman my age is very pleasing. Amanda showed me how to enhance my assets. I like to look attractive with little effort and my clothes must be comfortable. I now am armed with a new picture in my mind of what I should be buying. This hopefully will mean fewer hours spent in queues waiting for fitting rooms and the whole uncomfortable episode of trying on unsuitable clothes. Before my session, I had bought new pairs of comfortable shoes so matching them up with what I already owned in my wardrobe was very enjoyable. It was like playing dress-ups with a girlfriend... come to think of it champagne would have been excellent. Lol...just kidding! The pieces missing to complete an outfit were added to a shopping list of essential items. Since the session, I have purchased the inexpensive items and the larger items are on target for me to shop for at leisure. This way I can take time to find pieces I know I will enjoy wearing and will serve well as a part of my wardrobe. I found the session to be a valuable experience as I have learned principles that apply to me, my shape and my confidence. I now feel I know my Style which is practical, tailored and most importantly comfortable. I can add colour now on days when I feel I need it without looking for new outfits. Clothes that are no longer suitable have been sent to a better place. I have a small stack of alterations to be made for existing wardrobe items which is fine by me as I love a dressmaker's challenge. In summing up I know that I have gained confidence in choosing outfits which I feel great wearing. I can look at myself in the mirror now and see a different shape and know how to balance my look. I have also been recommending Amanda and sharing my experience with my friends in Hong Kong. I have assured them of the benefits of a professional stylist to help with maintaining a positive body image and making your reflection a friend in the mirror. Also, Amanda has helped provide a planned wardrobe for social activities, work, and travel. All of these things have helped to make my life so much more pleasurable every day. Thank you so much Amanda ... from the bottom of my heart, you have helped me deal with something I couldn't figure out although I had tried. I was ready to just put it down to age and not caring any more but you showed me quite simply that this is not the case and there is life after 60. Cheers.
I have been working with Amanda for nearly 2 years to create the “me I want to be”. When Amanda and I first started working together, I was only wearing 1 pair of pants, 2 collared shirts, a couple of long sleeve basic tops, jeans and gym wear. I had a wardrobe of clothes that I found completely overwhelming to use and with some personal challenges, just couldn’t get myself to even open the wardrobe doors. Since then Amanda and I have been able to declutter my wardrobe, reorganise it and now I utilise much more for work and a new look. Amanda has also helped me to identify what's important in my style such as a focus on; Professional, Classic, Stylish and Effortless. This has been a technique that has helped me increase my confidence with what to wear and a focus for shopping. She also encouraged me to look at pictures of stylish people that I admired and has given me an insight into what I liked about it and why. Our first session was pretty full on, she was an absolute powerhouse, as I may have underestimated the size of my wardrobe and the time we had, but it was all in the name of progress. Amanda was focused on helping me achieve my outcomes and determined to help. I knew that to create a positive perception at work that this was a good place to start. In this process, we also made a list of 'gaps' that I had in my wardrobe so when we went shopping we were only looking for things of value and items that would coordinate with existing items. I completed all my studies to work as a Mortgage Broker, so it is really important for my new role to be well presented in a Professional, Approachable and Friendly manner to gain a clients trust. Amanda and I have continued to work together since then, and I see her every 6 months for an update or refresh. Most recent, we created a “capsule” wardrobe for winter as I was still struggling and being overwhelmed with what to wear each morning. This smaller selection of clothing has made it so much easier, as I know everything works! Amanda and I have continued to work together as I find her advice as a stylist valuable and we continue to develop and evolve my personal brand. She is only ever a phone call away if I ever have a question. Amanda is patient, understanding has an amazing sense of style and approaches everything with enthusiasm. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. 2015-2019
I was very sceptical at first with Amanda Leigh Style, as I didn't want someone to come and criticise my clothing but Amanda was quick to reassure me that this wasn't her goal. Amanda came to my house and we went through all of my clothes, she gave me practical and honest feedback as to what suits me and what needed altering to make the most of my figure. She was kind, professional and came up with many ideas to match items of clothing I never wore with some favourite pieces. Since my consultation I am much more confident in what I wear, I have embraced her recommendations in the very useful style guidebook. I now know what looks good, how to accessorise it to make it look even better and shopping for new things is much simpler now I know what I am looking for. Excellent experience, in Hong Kong we don't have space for things that don't suit us. This was a superb way of working out what my style is and how to make my current wardrobe work for me.
Amanda Leigh Style delivered a highly enjoyable experience. Amanda was able to assist me to streamline my wardrobe and give me a sense of direction to my style. In our session, she was able to give me ideas on what to purchase that would add value and what I should wear when meeting my clients for my interior design business. It was a very productive and cathartic experience. It felt fantastic to clear out some clutter and to make my space much more streamlined. It now makes it much easier to choose what to wear in the morning. I was able to gain a better understanding as to what suited me and why and to be more creative with my wardrobe. She even was able to relate the style I had developed with my interiors to my personal brand and type of clothes. The personalized style guide she created for me has been very helpful and I often use it as a refresher whenever I get a little lost.
Interestingly, I was not sure what to expect, when Amanda took me shopping, but I have now learned more than I thought I would and feel so much more confident. Before I wouldn't have said I had any style (being a mum of two). But now, WOW! I have more intentional with the way I dress and it has resulted in feeling more confident. I learned so much and loved discovering both my own wardrobe and shops I had never heard of. The Infomation that Amanda was able to share with on style, what goes with what and why was very valuable. Especially those tips that I can easily apply from here on in!
O-my-gosh, shopping with Amanda Leigh Style was so fun, relaxing (which isn’t normally a word I’d use to describe shopping in Hong Kong!) and really inspiring. My perspective shifted as we talked about styling possibilities, which was great as I find I restrict myself in what I wear day to day. Amanda also came into the session curious and not with a fixed idea of what she thought would be good for me. We worked collaboratively to find the perfect outfit for my TEDx Talk. I felt she guided me to a look that was both fresh and ‘me’ at the same time! In our 3-hour session, I learned that Fashion doesn’t have to be scary or only about making your ass look small, its full of possibilities! I am now more daring in my style choices. I learned how to maximise my accessories and use accents of colour, which I’m getting better at every day. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend working with Amanda!
I loved my styling session! Thanks so much for all your help Amanda, you gave me lots of ideas! The most interesting thing about the session was that It was more personal than I was expecting. I really liked that even though we know each other pretty well, you took the time with the questionnaire and didn’t make assumptions. You can tell that you really consider what your clients are looking for and looking to achieve. I really loved putting together different outfits and trying combinations. It has already given me ideas on things to look for and ideas to try. It inspired me to do a little selfie photo shoot with some different combos for my London trip coming up. I’m hoping that makes it easier to pack and likewise get ready while I’m away. I would highly recommend Amanda Leigh’s services for anyone looking to update their look and discover what truly suits them. Amanda is a true professional, and her service was personalized for my needs. Together we worked through my wardrobe to put together outfits I’d never considered and put the finishing touches on a few of my go-to favourites. I now have lots more combinations from my existing wardrobe, inspiration on what to look for next time I go shopping and we identified the gaps in my wardrobe. The best thing Amanda has given me is the confidence to try new styles that work to my style strengths. Thanks so much, Amanda!
Spending the day with Amanda and playing with different outfits was so enjoyable! Amanda was extremely knowledgeable, organised, and vibrant. After an initial consultation over a coffee, we established the goals and set the date for a follow-up home visit. On the day Amanda was a visionary; utilising and matching pieces already in my wardrobe to create flattering and stylish looks for various occasions, many of which, I wouldn't have thought of myself. I loved Amanda’s quick fashion tips for ensuring an outfit is elevated to the next level, with detail, ensuring every piece was the correct length or size. Now, instead of rushing out the door and hoping for the best, I spend a few extra moments going through the styling suggestions to ensure a more polished look for work everyday. I expected that I would need to spend a lot of money to upgrade and overhaul my wardrobe, however, that wasn't the case. Amanda worked with the pieces I already had, matching them and adding accessories to new create outfits. There were a few 'gaps' in my wardrobe but those did not pose a problem, instead they were bought to my attention as possible future purchases for more variety. It was such an uplifting and empowering experience working with Amanda Leigh Style. It gave me the confidence to play with my wardrobe and experiment a little, to not always wear the same ‘safe’ outfits. Working with Amanda enabled me to refine what my style means to me, and what my relationship is with my clothing. I have recommended Amanda’s services to anyone who will listen! I can see another styling session in years to come when my current looks get tired and I'm in need of inspiration and a productive shopping session.
I liked that Amanda sat down with me over a coffee to get a firm idea about what I wanted to get out of the style session. I can only imagine that every client wants different things so to get the objectives right is absolutely crucial. I also liked the fact that she asked questions; I got a clear sense of direction out of the questions -to know exactly what the next step was. When Amanda came over to my place 2 months later, we went over the objectives again to see whether anything had changed or whether I wanted to add anything – I believe that’s very good because after our first coffee I had a chance to think about my goals again. We got started and I immediately got a sense that Amanda knew what she was doing – It was methodical and focussed (what I like!) and she continuously asked questions to keep me focused on my objectives while teaching me important facts to help in the future. Rather than just pouring out information Amanda had me actively thinking about things and by really listening (not just hearing) my response she knew exactly how to progress through the session to give me the most value. Amanda was able to give me practical tips that were easy for me and my wardrobe and she was able to lower my stress levels when getting dressed each morning. If anything I wasn’t looking for more to do and it was absolutely NAILED. After our session, Amanda followed up with me a provided a list of “to buy” items but I didn’t feel any pressure – more of a guideline. After reviewing my wardrobe I wanted Amanda to take me shopping and I loved the fact that she had visited all the shops before taking me on a shopping tour. This made the little time we spent together efficient and focused. I was able to try on everything out without worrying about size availability. Amanda would explain why she had chosen and set aside certain items but never did I feel pressured to buy. She gave me great advice for future shopping trips but again it didn’t feel like it was written in stone and I would be a fool not to obey the rules. I love how she mixed “fast fashion” with more high end – we didn’t only visit more pricey shops we visited more mainstream, which for me was an absolute breather. Not everyone has an unlimited budget and I felt very comfortable with the items I purchased. The shopping trip in itself was tiring but only because we did so much in such a short amount of time (less than 3 hrs) – but never did I feel mentally rushed or unable to cope with the pace as Amanda kept me focused on my objectives and explaining the 'what’s' and 'why’s' of it – I really need that kind of information to make a well-judged decision on styling purchases.