I have never been overly keen on “image consultants” because no matter how good they are, you end up having to spend a royal fortune on clothes afterwards. Well, all that changed when I sat in (well, “lay in” actually as I was reclined on her bed the entire time) on a friend’s consultation with Glynis Mackenzie from Living On Purpose. I was completely and utterly BLOWN AWAY by the entire process and cannot recommend her enough. YOU NEED TO TRUST ME ON THIS!
What made this entire process stand out for me was that Glynis will come to your home and interact with you in your own space, which makes this such a personal and unthreatening experience. She is also extremely passionate about helping you “look like your true self” as opposed to “making you over” so that your clothes begin to showcase on the outside who you are on the inside. Which makes SO much sense - don’t we all feel instantly better and more confident when we look good?
We then moved onto the next jaw-dropping part of the morning - “Shopping Your Cupboard”. Glynis immediately dressed my friend in a pair of neutral brown pants, and then proceeded to create about 20 different outfits in front of our eyes – ones we never would have IMAGINED before, and which all looked amazing! She took photos of what each outfit looked like for easy reference at a later point – different tops, jackets, bracelets, pashminas and shoes – who would have thought that so many outfits lay behind my friend’s cupboard doors?
At the end of the 4 hrs (it was supposed to be 3hrs but Glynis is not one to leave a job half finished), I had witnessed a complete transformation of my friend who was literally GLOWING from the entire experience. It was quite remarkable to see her transform from someone who thought she needed a whole new wardrobe and new exercise routine to a woman who was truly starting to understand how beautiful she could look, without buying a single thing or heading to a hairdresser! It was quite something to witness.
Glynis then gave my friend a brief shopping list (one long sleeved white top, two camisole tops in red and navy, one pair of silver hoop earring and some strappy silver sandals for summer – that’s ALL she has to buy!) as well as a copy of her book, “Reclaiming Beauty – Look Like Your True Self”, which is brimming with practical advice and tips!
What can I say – I am SUCH a huge fan. Glynis has given me so much to think about and I am SO booking a session for myself in the near future. She is like the best friend/ mentor/ older sister you always wished you had – just trust me and book a session with her instead of haphazardly buying clothes for summer. It will be the BEST investment you make all year!