Going green

This autumn I find myself drawn to all things that are green. I associate the colour green strongly with nature: for me it’s the colour of tranquility, freshness, growth and fertility. Green makes me think of safety and it’s also commonly associated with money. It’s a delightfully fresh looking colour that to my excitement makes a return in fashion every few years.

With green it’s important to choose the right shade for your skin tone to avoid looking sick -or envious- but there is a shade for everyone. My personal favorites are bottle green and olive green. I also love fresh grass green and luxurious shades of emerald and jade. Green looks great with our trusted neutrals black and denim, and I am also giving you the green light to wear it with your winter whites (see what I did there).

I have created you these five green looks to wear this season in the office. Hope you like them as much as I do. Let’s celebrate the positive power of green! I have also pinned them all on my Pinterest board: https://nl.pinterest.com/IonImage/i-on-image-working-wardrobe/styled-by-i-on-image-aw2016/so go ahead and pin them on your own style board for your inspiration.

Did you like these looks? As mentioned earlier, each one of them can be ordered through StyleFruits.nl by clicking each photo. If you don’t feel like shopping on your own, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me. Along my image consulting services I offer personal shopping service -live and online. Shopping with an expert saves you time and money, also it saves you from having a headache trawling around the shops alone. You can book your personal shopping session here on my webpage or you can send me an email to reserve your spot in style!

 

Enjoy the rest of the week!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

Back to Work -AW16 with I on Image

Book your stylish session by filling in the form at the bottom of this page or by email ionimage@gmail.com

Book your stylish session by filling in the form at the bottom of this page or by email ionimage@gmail.com

There is something magical about autumn: The crisp morning air, darker nights, colourful foliage… and fashion. It’s my favorite time of the year and I always feel myself coming back to life after the long lazy summer days. I love dressing myself darker shades because they look infinitely more chic than the juicy summer tones that often make people look like they are trying too hard or are simply living in a coconut scented fantasy. Wrap me up in cool grey, stylish navy, earthy brown, buttery beige, powdery muted pastels and edgy black instead.

I am wild about combining different textures for interesting looks, for example crisp cotton with tweed or silk with leather, that are both my signature styles. There is also something very comforting about being more covered and this hasn’t got so much to do with age. I already fell for fall fashion when I was a teenager. Every September I am most delighted about the opportunity to start wearing my safety blanket -black opaque tights- again after months of running around with my lily white varicose-vein-ridden legs on display.

My unconditional love for autumn reached it’s current height when I worked in retail where autumn was a very important season. People tend to invest more in their autumn wardrobes because it’s mostly work wear and has a longer life span than summer fashion has. And when they are going to invest more they want to be sure that they are buying the right things. This was, and still is, a wonderful challenge for me and even now as my own boss when buying for summer I am already thinking how the item could translate into fall or even spring. This way my clients get more for their money and that is a wonderful thing!

In the coming weeks I on Image will be posting under theme: Back to Work. There will be new looks for you to shop or pin, great advice to boost your image and a top secret discount code (spoiler alert: it will make you the most stylish person in the office). Stay tuned and make sure to follow my daily updates on I on Image’s Facebook page. Book your image consulting session already now as I will be very busy in September and October. You can either fill in the form at the bottom of this page or email me at ionimage@gmail.com.

This will be an amazing autumn, I can feel it!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

Summer special 2016: I on Image -En Vacance

Here comes I on Image holiday special for summer 2016! I know you have earned your stylish break so let’s make it a breeze for you. I have created a bunch of summer styles for you to steal.
I love these shades of coral and turquoise that take me immediately far far away on a pristine beach where the days are long and lazy. A wide brimmed sunhat and stylish sunglasses are an absolute must. I get headaches so easily in the sun, and who has time for that on a holiday. Flat sandals give your toes a break and matching accessories finish your look. I also always love to have a new summer scent that sets the mood for the whole season. I got mine already in May!


I hope you love these outfits as much as I do. You can find them all -AND MORE- on my Pinterest board: https://nl.pinterest.com/IonImage/i-on-image-en-vacance/styled-by-i-on-image-summer-2016/ Go ahead and pin them on your own style board! Then it’s time to sit back and just look good. Okay reading a nice book or having a cocktail with a colourful umbrella are pretty good alternatives too!

Packing is definitely my least favorite part of the holiday but with the help of professional organizers Melissa Curran Kalker of Sorted by Melissa and Susanne Gaspar of The Space Woman it feels like a walk in the park http://ionimage.nl/i-on-image-asks-the-experts-packing-for-holiday/


Activate your out office message and don’t skimp on sunscreen.
Have a lovely summer time!

-Jenni

I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

 

P.S. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for daily summery updates!

 

I on Image is in love with Inna-Store dresses

On one of those rainy January days I drove to Rotterdam to see Inna Tetiyevska of Inna-Store to learn more about her beautiful feminine dresses. My day was immediately brightened up by listening to the Ukrainian designer’s vision on the modern working woman’s business wear. Inna has been drawing and sketching her whole life but she ended up studying linguistics. She moved to the Netherlands with her husband and had a child. Lucky for us dress-loving ladies, her true calling was too strong to resist and so she went and launched her first collection carrying her own name in spring 2014.

All Inna fabrics come from The Netherlands and since recently they are also sewn in a small atelier in Rotterdam. I am a huge fan of local produce and in my opinion clothes shouldn’t be an exception. We have been buying clothes from cheap sweat shops for too long and I see a shift in my clients’ and fans’ mindset. For Inna it’s all about comfort and quality. She loves to dress up a modern business woman in her effortless chic dresses.

“If you feel nice inside, you’ll look good on the outside” -Inna’s dress philosophy

Of course, I had to try them on. The dresses come in 7 flattering colours (black, beige, grey, red, blue, purple and lilac) and they are tailored to fit 3 different body shapes: Rectangle, pear and hourglass. The sizes were true: I am a size 38 pear and 38 pear was perfect on me. The fabric is very comfortable, low maintenance polyester-viscose-spandex blend that you can wash yourself and it requires minimal ironing. As a mother of two energetic boys I can’t possibly bear the thought of taking items to dry-cleaners all the time. Also it was very refreshing to try on a designer dress that doesn’t cost an arm and leg!

Inna-dresses from left to right: Emmy in black, Dora in blue and Anna in purple

I am wearing Inna-dresses for pear body shape from left to right: Emmy in black, Dora in blue and Anna in purple

For Inna her dresses are in continuous progress. She is dreaming of adding sleeves (we both love the ultra-flattering 3/4 sleeve length) to them, matching jackets, wider size range, maybe even expanding the collection with a few tasteful separates… I started immediately begging for the perfect wrap blouse, I am hopeless like that!

To order: www.inna-store.com

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

 

 

I on Image at work -Creating ageless and timeless looks

This great Guardian article by Alyson Walsh of inspirational style blog That’s not my age from last week made good fashion resolutions for grownups.

“…beyond a certain age, style becomes personal. The urge to buy into every trend subsides and it’s all about finding an individual look; one that’s timeless and ageless and works for you.”

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/jan/04/silk-shirts-and-silver-shoes-2016-style-resolutions-for-grownups?CMP=twt_gu

These are basically the same style dilemmas my clients battle with. I do my very best every day to help my clients find their own style that tells their story. I often get asked how. This is how I roll at I on Image.

Photo credits Rudi Wells at www.rudiwells.com

Photo credits Rudi Wells at www.rudiwells.com

First I dive inside your wardrobe. I build strong looks from the items you already have. I take a critical look at each piece. Some may have to go, some will be replaced. I hang your complete outfits from Monday to Friday in your closet for fast and easy mornings. Often there are more than 5 outfits. And even more often the clients get inspired and creative along the process! Every outfit is documented and we take photos. Getting a sudden invitation will never be a fashion dilemma for you again. Your personal style journal will always have an answer for you.

Then we make a shopping list to fill in the gaps in your style narrative. I take in consideration your existing wardrobe, body shape, colours, budget and other special wishes. Many clients are surprised how short the list can be. My last client really needed just a perfect black jacket and a couple of shirts to replace the old ones.

Finally we hit the shops. Some clients like to shop on their own when they know what they are looking for. I am happy to shop with those who prefer gentle guidance. I know brands, materials, current trends and styles that will flatter you forever. Some customers feel confident enough to shop alone after a few rounds, some love the service so much that they don’t want to shop alone ever again.

I enjoy the most to see the glow of confidence and excitement on my client’s face when they try on an outfit or an item of clothing that speaks volumes on them. It belongs to their story and they know it.

“As Iris Apfel says, in life and in fashion: “It’s good to maintain a sense of wonder.”

Book your own personal shopping session by filling in the form below this post or drop me an email to ionimage@gmail.com. I am looking forward to working with you!

LV&Dress

Photo credits Blake Bronstad at Stocksnap.io

Wishing you a stylish rest of the week!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

I on Image wears La Dress

When two gorgeous people point me to four gorgeous dresses, and they are all from the very same brand, it is time for a curious mind like me to investigate a little bit further…
I had the pleasure to visit La Dress showroom in Amsterdam last week. They have created a beautiful space full of glamorous Christmas spirit (It was hard for me to stay away from the macarons and Ferrero Rochers!) -and rails and rails of stunning, 100% wearable, I on Image-proof dresses. I was welcomed by lovely La Dress representative, Jint van Andel, who told me about the philosophy of the brand, materials, cuts, colours and much more.

 

To my delight all La Dress dresses are made in the EU, namely The Netherlands, Romania and Poland, using only the highest quality Italian fabrics. I like very much the aspect that you can wash your own dress and just hang it up and, voilà, you are ready to go. The jersey dresses don’t even require ironing so they are ideal for my globe trotting business clients who want to travel in style without ever having to sacrifice the comfort. Simone van Trojen, the creative mind behind the brand, wears every sample herself to ensure the quality, comfort and that luxurious feel that is the brand’s signature element.

 

It was difficult to choose my favorites, because there were simply too many, but I managed to narrow it down to top 5.



ROSA – This wrap-top number is made of comfortable jersey lycra fabric that flatters your figure. It has long sleeves and an understated sexy under-the-knee length. It comes in 4 stylish colours: anthracite, black, navy and cobalt.

CAROLINE -It is hardly a surprise that this beauty is a best seller. 3/4 sleeves are an elegant way to show off a bit of skin. It is made of washable and wearable light jersey. The dress has a flattering boat neck and a demure just-above-the-knee length. It comes in 11 different colours. There is a shorter version available, Carla, that comes is whopping 18 different colours!
ANDIE -This curve hugging 3/4 sleeve dress is made of luxurious heavy jersey. It has a sexy zipper that goes down all the way in the back. Speaking of memorable exits! It comes in two forever classic colours: navy and grey.

 

ALVA -This ultra-flattering dress is made of elegantly falling crêpe fabric. It is cinched in at the waist and flares at the hips. I love the gathered fabric around the bust and the demure under-the-knee-length. It comes in 3 stylish statement colours: red, black and blue purple.

PENELOPE – This gorgeous wrap dress is made of beautiful jersey lycra. It has an extended panel of material for ultimate comfort and cover . It has my favorite 3/4 sleeves and a collar that looks fabulous when popped up instead of worn down as in the picture. It comes in 5 wearable colours: black, ink (a great option for navy)

I am looking forward to bringing my dress-loving personal shopping clients to the ultimate La Dress experience at their atmospheric showroom in Amsterdam. Book this special La Dress personal shopping session now, for yourself or with a group of friends, by emailing ionimage@gmail.com or book an appointment by leaving your details here.

 

Wishing you a stylish rest of the week!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

 

 

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

The festive season is here again, and despite it being mainly fun and games, the question is already out there:

What on earth are we going to wear?

To make your life easier and save your valuable time I have created a selection of fabulous party looks for you to steal! I was inspired by textures: lace, embellishments, sequins, embroidery… all beautiful things that have a little vintage feel about them. And this December I simply can’t resist a little fake fur jacket! I have pinned all these Christmas party looks -and more- on my Pinterest board “I on Image loves to party” so you can pin them on your own style board and share with your friends.

So go ahead and pour yourself a warm glass of red (a few wine suggestions on my earlier blog More wine? I on Image tastes wines with Sanna Pöyry) sit back and enjoy this virtual shopping tour. ‘Tis the season to spend time with your family and friends, not stressing out in shops! If you prefer to shop with a professional personal shopper, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me. Along my image consulting services I offer personal shopping service -live and online.

 
Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in style!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

In the navy

I on Image is in love with navy blue for several seasons now. It’s a universally flattering colour and one of the best shades to choose in your working wardrobe. It’s very chic and elegant and most certainly less severe than black. Gone are the days of boring uniform-like pantsuits that are diplomatic in a sense that they look good on no one. This season navy is sleek, sexy, modern and it works for both day and night time.

I have created you five navy looks to wear this season in the office. I have combined navy with beige, grey, bordeaux and even black. Yes that is allowed in 2015. Hope you like them as much as I do!

Did you like these looks? If you don’t feel like shopping on your own, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me. Along my image consulting services I offer personal shopping service -live and online. Shopping with an expert saves you time and money, also it saves you from having a headache trawling around the shops alone. You can book your personal shopping session on my webpage or you can send me an email to reserve your spot in style!

I have also pinned them all on my Pinterest board https://nl.pinterest.com/IonImage/i-on-image-working-wardrobe/styled-by-i-on-image-aw2015/ so you can pin them on your own style board.

Enjoy your new stylish week in sleek and chic navy!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

More wine? I on Image tastes wines with Sanna Pöyry

It’s Friday and let’s just admit it : we all could use a glass of wine by now!

Luxurious and deep shades of red wine are huge this season and very appropriate for the office. Rich bordeaux is a very powerful colour, but it’s less aggressive than scarlet red, and it suits most colour types. It combines well with black, grey, white, cream and even pale pink.

I have created you four wine-hued looks to wear this season in the office. All looks can be pinned to your own style board here: https://nl.pinterest.com/IonImage/i-on-image-working-wardrobe/styled-by-i-on-image-aw2015/

Whether you are heading to the local hot spot with the colleagues or curling up inside a warm blanket at home, there is certainly something magical about a good glass of red wine on a crisp autumn evening. Wine educator Sanna Pöyry from Studio Bronx has chosen I on Image fans four amazing red wines to match each look. I have known Sanna since forever and I just love her joie de vivre. She is adventurous and passionate about wine and with her I have tasted some of the best wines I have ever tasted in my life. Here her impeccable taste in wine meets my passion for fashion. Santé!

 

Goes well with a Cabernet Sauvignon: Miguel Torres Manso de Velasco, Curico Valley, Chile

 

Goes well with a Merlot: Château Siaurac Plaisir de Siaurac, Lalande-de-Pomerol, France

Goes well with a wine from Chianti: Isole e Olena Chianti Classico, Chianti, Italy

Goes well with a Pinot Noir: Jean Stodden Spätburgunder Alte Reben Trocken, Ahr, Germany

Enjoy the rest of the week in style!
-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail

LBD for all body shapes

There is no single item in a woman’s wardrobe that is more versatile, more flattering or more chic than The Little Black Dress, aka LBD. Fashion bible Vogue praises this wardrobe classic:

“You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. It’s timeless, yet timely. Hardworking, but just a tiny bit frivolous. It camouflages flaws and showcases assets. It’s almost perfect.” Alexandra Horton

I have created 5 IOI-proof looks for you to wear in the office this season. Technically this one item is all you need to look polished and sophisticated every single day. The key is to find the one that works for your body shape and update is to each season with fresh accessories. Each dress featured in this story can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your accessories. I am crazy about combining nude heels with my LBD but the super chic quilted ballet flat does it for me too.

The 5 most common body shapes are:

  1. Apple
  2. Pear
  3. Rectangular
  4. Hourglass
  5. Inverted triangle

Find your own body shape by simply measuring yourself or look yourself in a full length mirror wearing black top and tights or leggings. This article gives you a full insight about finding your bodyshape http://www.whowhatwear.com/how-to-find-body-shape-calculator/

I always recommend dressing according to your own body shape to my clients. A lot of style advice is based on people having to hide their flaws, rather that embracing what is good about their body. For me this way of thinking is alien because hiding and projecting negative thoughts towards your body has never done anyone any favours. There is a dress for every body shape out there, go and grab yours!

Did you like these looks? I have pinned them all on my Pinterest board https://nl.pinterest.com/IonImage/i-on-image-working-wardrobe/lbd-for-all-body-shapes/ so you can pin them on your own style board.

Happy shopping and happy pinning!

-Jenni
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail