Sunday, August 17, 2008

Interview with Shuli from the UK

I am beyond excited that Shari has asked me to be a guest blogger! I feel so honoured and blessed, as I am her number one fan in the world!
My name is Shuli. The full name is Shulamite
(pronounced S=hou=la=mit). I often get lots of questions about my name. It’s a biblical Hebrew name found in Songs of Solomon 6:13 – the true meaning of the name is still being enigmatically debated by the biblical scholars, but I fully relate with the description of her beauty in the bible.


I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man, and we live in London, England with our three wonderful blessings. My young prince is 9 and my princesses are 6 and 5.

I am a president and founder of Inspirational Image; www.inspirational–, a full service image management consultancy specialising in maximising the image potential of individuals and corporate organisations.


I am professionally certified and a member of the Association of Image Consultants International , and one of only 7 image consultants in the whole United Kingdom with the FLC status. I am also a member of the UK TFIC and a graduate of the Proverbs 31 Ministries

She Speaks conference.

I have a similar story to Shari in that, I was minding my own business working profes
sionally in the image consultancy field when I felt the call on my life to take my image business into the Church. Prior to that I was an attorney! So my ministry focus and teaching is really about letting the women on God know that they are beautiful in God’s eyes and each uniquely created for his pleasure.


Ladies, I bet y’all didn’t know that God was the first “Image Consultant” - for Ephesians 2:10 tells us that “we are his workmanship”.

There were no design errors when God created you and me.

I have a passion for fashion, and Shari has asked me to bring you all the latest fashion and style news from across the pond here in the United Kingdom and Europe, so stay tuned and check in here [weekly] for fashion reports and trend news. Kicking off this week with –
2008 Fall Trend Report - What’s Hot in Europe Right Now!

3 Key Trends:

1. The Colour Purple. Purple is the new black for the fall. It is the colour of the season and it’s seen everywhere. Invest in beautiful tops, dresses, makeup and accessories in this wonderful colour, normally associated with luxury and royalty.

Style Tip: There are lots of different shades to this hue, so ensure you p
ick the correct shade of purple for your particular skin tone. If you’ve invested in one of Shari’s colour palettes you’ll be able to identify the optimal purple for you.

2. Denim: Did it ever go out of fashion? Probably not, but denim dominated the fall/winter 2008 catwalks.

Not just limited to jeans – vests (waistcoats), jumpsuits, skirts, bags. This is the time to really have fun with your denim fabric.


Look for some great tailored pieces for more formal wear and step out of your comfort zone and opt for some ruffles and detailing with longer length skirts.


*STYLE TIP: Go for darker rinses for an evening look and lighter washes for your casual day look.

Also invest in different lengths for jeans; longer lengths to wear with your strappy heels, and just below ankle lengths or Capri lengths with beautiful jewelled flats this summer.

3. Ethical Fashion: Ethical Fashion is booming in Europe. It is all the rage in all the headline news in the fashion capital cities, London, Paris and Milan -Simply cannot get away from it.


In the UK alone consumers are expected to spend £60million ($120million) on ethical clothing by this year end. What is Ethical Fashion I hear you ask?


Simply put, it is ‘fashion with a conscience’. I must admit that before now I had never given much thought about where and how my clothing garments were sourced. Ethical fashion is fashion that takes into consideration the people behind the clothes we wear and the environment. To read more go here.


Style tip: Look for clothing made out of organic cotton and garments with the ‘Fair Trade’ logo.

I would love to hear from you, especially those of you who reside here in the UK. Please leave a comment here saying which of these fall trends you like the best and think you might be wearing! We're going to do a drawing for 2 winners and you will receive your "Colour Purple" swatch square to take shopping with you!


Till next week….

Stay Gorgeous and Stay Blessed!

Thank you so much, Shuli! So excited for you to join my blog life! Now gals, post a comment on your favorites for fall and what you'll most likely be wearing and the winners will get their purple swatch for shopping!
Beautiful Blessings, Shari


Kelly said...

I just bought a pair of Nicole Miller denim trousers at Penneys..they are dressier than jeans and wide-legged so I can wear them to work..I had a $10 off coupon plus they were on sale, so I think I paid about $25 total for them, they are really nice.
I wouldn't mind finding a cute purple sweater or top too for fall!
Thanks for the fall update from across the pond!

Pajama Mama said...

I love the color purple (wasn't that a movie...?) and am glad to hear it's back in.

I live in denim, whether a walking short/capri in summer, skirt, dark dress jeans, lighter casual jeans...LOVE me some denim!

Thank you for such a fun update! I look forward to more!


Erin said...

Denim for me! I recently found some trouser jeans as well after 10 months of looking- from the Gap. I've already worn them a couple of times!

Thanks for sharing ladies!

Mrs. Sidney said...

I'm going to run out and get some purple for the fall.

Faith said...

I'm on the hunt for the perfect denim trouser jeans.

I like all of these ideas though! Thanks for sharing!

P.S. Shari, I love the blog's so you!!

Family O'Foxes said...

purple is my favorite color!!! :)