March212011

Gloss Interview

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I met the lovely and stunning Angela Stone, former international model and style expert, when I was invited to be a judge of the Lindauer Best Dressed Lady competition at last November’s Addington Races in Christchurch.

With over 25 years fashion and styling experience, Angela is fast becoming the go to fashion expert for media comment, with regular appearances in print, online, and broadcast media.

 

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And this week, at New Zealand Fashion Festival, Angela is teaming up with Mods Hair Paris in Ponsonby offering free presentations on how to become a fashion stylist, and will host workshops
And it’s an exciting time for Angela for another reason – she is in the process of expanding her successful Christchurch and Auckland styling schools Styleyou, with a major focus on growth in Auckland initially.  Styleyou offers stylist training for budding stylists, or men and women who want to gain personal styling and presentation skills.breaking down the hottest trends for winter 2011.

I sat down with Angela to chat about her career, her latest venture, and of course, fashion!

Tell us about your styling school, Style You.  What made you decide to expand and bring this to Auckland?  Do you have plans to expand beyond the New Zealand market?

Styleyou offers educational training courses to those who aspire to become stylists in the fashion industry or simply want to gain invaluable personal styling and presentation skills. Styleyou’s innovative concept has been developed by International Stylist Angela Stone. Anyone wanting to work in the fashion industry needs to be able to tell her clients she has been trained by a professional stylist. Styleyou brings you fashion courses to create your professional career. I have been working on breaking into the Auckland for some time now…as Auckland has so many people who are influenced by fashion and those that love it. Auckland has such a wide diverse range of people who travel and who love to be leaders in the fashion industry.

Can you tell our readers about your career thus far?

At 14 years of age I became a successful model working with top retailers and fashion designers throughout New Zealand and was a recognised name and face for Ballantynes, Kimberleys, Glassons, Bendon, Adidas, Knights of NZ, Arthur Barnetts, LWR, Charade and many more companies. At 17 I was asked to join New Zealand’s largest model agency “Maysie Bestall-Cohen” in Auckland and became a well known model tutor.

At 18 years of age I moved to Australia to pursue my modeling career. A model agency from Milan, Italy, signed me up for an opportunity of a lifetime. My international career spanned three years working on many fashion shows and assignments throughout Europe.  As my 21st was approaching I came home and opened my own model agency, Portfolio Model Agency Ltd which became the top model agency in Christchurch. As the director of the model agency I produced many events, modeling competitions and fashion shows throughout the South Island.

At 27 I sold Portfolio Model Agency Ltd to start my family. Once I sold the agency I started working as a fashion stylist under Angela Stone Consulting Ltd. The success of this business has grown rapidly in the last 10 years. In June 2010 I set up a styling school called StyleYou in Christchurch. In November 2010 StyleYou has opened in Auckland. At StyleYou I am training others to become stylists in the fashion industry.

I have been working as a stylist for 10 years now and love having the opportunity to work with people who want to look and feel better about themselves. It’s a journey to watch people transform themselves on the inside and outside.

You began your career as an international model, and have become a leading figure in the Christchurch fashion industry, and now the New Zealand fashion industry – what do you think has been the secret to your success?

My motivation…. It’s so much fun, its challenging and most importantly I love what I do.

What do you think is the secret to great style?

Style comes from within. It’s about being happy and secure in your own skin. It is important to look at one’s self and grow one’s self from the inside. The more work one does internally the more style and grace shows through.

Who are your favorite New Zealand designers?

My favourite designers are Barbara Lee, Trelise Cooper, Gillian Melhop, Karen Walker. Colour and simplicity always looks amazing!

You have been heavily involved in organising the Lindauer Best Dressed at Addington Races, Fashion in the Fields at Riccarton Races and NZ Cup and Show Week.  What do you love most about race day fashion?

I love the fact the people make such an effort… I love the colour and the elegance of Cup Day attire.

What are some style tips you can share with our readers?

  • Always dress to impress.
  • If you don’t love it don’t buy it.
  • Wear more colour it shows confidence
  • Don’t be a slave to fashion – Create your own fashion Statement
  • Mix and match strips and spots
  • Go for classic time less pieces – you won’t be disappointed
  • Follow international trends for ideas
  • Look after yourself internally – that’s what shows on the outside
  • Your garments must fit you well – forget about the clothing size

Interview courtesy of Natalie Cosgrove and FashioNZ.co.nz

March212011

FashionNZ Interview

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I met the lovely and stunning Angela Stone, former international model and style expert, when I was invited to be a judge of the Lindauer Best Dressed Lady competition at last November’s Addington Races in Christchurch.

With over 25 years fashion and styling experience, Angela is fast becoming the go to fashion expert for media comment, with regular appearances in print, online, and broadcast media. And this week, at New Zealand Fashion Festival, Angela is teaming up with Mods Hair Paris in Ponsonby offering free presentations on how to become a fashion stylist, and will host workshops breaking down the hottest trends for winter 2011.

And it’s an exciting time for Angela for another reason – she is in the process of expanding her successful Christchurch and Auckland styling schools Styleyou, with a major focus on growth in Auckland initially. Styleyou offers stylist training for budding stylists, or men and women who want to gain personal styling and presentation skills.

I sat down with Angela to chat about her career, her latest venture, and of course, fashion!


Tell us about your styling school, Style You. What made you decide to expand and bring this to Auckland? Do you have plans to expand beyond the New Zealand market?

Styleyou offers educational training courses to those who aspire to become stylists in the fashion industry or simply want to gain invaluable personal styling and presentation skills. Styleyou’s innovative concept has been developed by International Stylist Angela Stone. Anyone wanting to work in the fashion industry needs to be able to tell her clients she has been trained by a professional stylist. Styleyou brings you fashion courses to create your professional career. I have been working on breaking into the Auckland for some time now…as Auckland has so many people who are influenced by fashion and those that love it. Auckland has such a wide diverse range of people who travel and who love to be leaders in the fashion industry.


Can you tell our readers about your career thus far?

At 14 years of age I became a successful model working with top retailers and fashion designers throughout New Zealand and was a recognised name and face for Ballantynes, Kimberleys, Glassons, Bendon, Adidas, Knights of NZ, Arthur Barnetts, LWR, Charade and many more companies. At 17 I was asked to join New Zealand’s largest model agency “Maysie Bestall-Cohen” in Auckland and became a well known model tutor.

At 18 years of age I moved to Australia to pursue my modeling career. A model agency from Milan, Italy, signed me up for an opportunity of a lifetime. My international career spanned three years working on many fashion shows and assignments throughout Europe. As my 21st was approaching I came home and opened my own model agency, Portfolio Model Agency Ltd which became the top model agency in Christchurch. As the director of the model agency I produced many events, modeling competitions and fashion shows throughout the South Island.

At 27 I sold Portfolio Model Agency Ltd to start my family. Once I sold the agency I started working as a fashion stylist under Angela Stone Consulting Ltd. The success of this business has grown rapidly in the last 10 years. In June 2010 I set up a styling school called StyleYou in Christchurch. In November 2010 StyleYou has opened in Auckland. At StyleYou I am training others to become stylists in the fashion industry.

I have been working as a stylist for 10 years now and love having the opportunity to work with people who want to look and feel better about themselves. It’s a journey to watch people transform themselves on the inside and outside.


You began your career as an international model, and have become a leading figure in the Christchurch fashion industry, and now the New Zealand fashion industry – what do you think has been the secret to your success?

My motivation… It’s so much fun, its challenging and most importantly I love what I do.


What do you think is the secret to great style?

Style comes from within. It’s about being happy and secure in your own skin. It is important to look at one’s self and grow one’s self from the inside. The more work one does internally the more style and grace shows through.


Who are your favorite New Zealand designers?

My favourite designers are Barbara Lee, Trelise Cooper, Gillian Melhop, Karen Walker. Colour and simplicity always looks amazing!


You have been heavily involved in organising the Lindauer Best Dressed at Addington Races, Fashion in the Fields at Riccarton Races and NZ Cup and Show Week. What do you love most about race day fashion?

I love the fact the people make such an effort… I love the colour and the elegance of Cup Day attire.

What are some style tips you can share with our readers?

  • Always dress to impress.
  • If you don’t love it don’t buy it.
  • Wear more colour it shows confidence.
  • Don’t be a slave to fashion – Create your own fashion Statement
  • Mix and match strips and spots
  • Go for classic time less pieces – you won’t be disappointed
  • Follow international trends for ideas
  • 
Look after yourself internally – that’s what shows on the outside
  • 
Your garments must fit you well – forget about the clothing size

Interview by Natalie Cosgrove

March072011

Scoop Press Release

Top New Zealand stylist poised to take on global fashion and beauty world

Leading style guru and self-made Christchurch business woman, Angela Stone is about make her mark in the fashion and beauty world, with plans to expand her styling school Styleyou here and abroad.

With over 25 years fashion and styling experience, the former international model is fast becoming the go to fashion expert for media comment, with regular appearances in print, online, and broadcast media. Stone will also be featuring during NZ Fashion Festival coming up this month and is in talks with a major publisher about a new book publishing deal, as well as being wooed by television networks.

To top it off, Stone is in the process of expanding her successful Christchurch and Auckland styling schools Styleyou, with a major focus on growth in Auckland initially. Styleyou offers stylist training for budding stylists, or men and women who want to gain personal styling and presentation skills.

Christchurch born Stone has long been a fashion icon in the South Island through her styling business Angela Stone Consulting Ltd and Canterbury Runway. Through these ventures Stone has been the driving force behind the Christchurch fashion industry for the last decade, with events such as Lindauer Best Dressed at Addington Races, Fashion in the Fields at Riccarton Races and NZ Cup and Show Week, along with annual showcases of seasonal fashion collections.

With the recent tragic events in Christchurch, Angela says the time is right to make her move beyond her beloved home region. “I love Christchurch and like so many other Cantabrians, my heart is breaking for this city that I have called home for most of my life, but I am a fighter and I’m not going to give up my passion for styling – Auckland has been beckoning me for some time, and with the uncertainty in Christchurch, it seems like the opportunity time to take a leap with my business”, Ms Stone says.

Next month at Fashion Festival, Stone will team up with Mods Hair Paris in Ponsonby offering free presentations on how to become a fashion stylist, and she will hold workshops with Mods on the hottest looks for winter 2011, and how to wear them.

Stone says her secret seems to be in understanding how to reflect a person’s inner beauty in their outer self.

“I don’t believe in taking a look and forcing it to fit a person even if it doesn’t suit them, just because it’s en vogue,” Stone says. “It’s about getting to know a person, and helping them to see their own beauty, and then finding an individual look that truly enhances that beauty,” she says. “We are blessed with a wonderful selection of fashion to choose from in this country – there are just so many options for creating a look that is unique to each person and really brings out their personality and that’s what I strive to do.”

Once the New Zealand market has been conquered, Stone and her business advisors, including agent Andy Hayden, have their sights set on taking her brand global, growing it to encompass all aspects of lifestyles, styling and personal development – “look out Oprah and move over Martha Stewart!”, says Stone.

March072011

Angela on CTV

Have a look through the CTV YouTube channel for more Angela Stone’s Fashion Weeklyvideos. Enjoy a select few favourites here.

Fashion At The Races

This week Angela Stone talks Race Day fashion, and as the fashion coordinator of NZ Cup and Show Week at Addington and Riccarton Races Angela is the perfect person to get race fashion advice from!

Find out what to wear, what not to wear, and how to ensure you look fabulous all day long.
Plus fashion advice for entry into the best dressed competition. Know what are the judges are looking for!

White Trousers

White trousers… Are they something to wear with pride or to shy away from?

Angela is pleased to announce that white trousers are coming back into fashion but in order to look good you must abide by a few rules. Find out everything you need to know right here to ensure you look fabulous in white!

Underwear

This week Angela Stone discuss a very important and intimate part of our wardrobe -our underwear!
Which styles, shapes and colours will best suit your shape or outfit?
How should a bra fit when you buy it?
What’s the best way to wash and care for your underwear?
How can you look thinner and more toned simply by buying the right product?
All these questions answered…. and more!

Scarves

A scarf is a fantastic addition to lift your outfit…
With winter around the corner Angela Stone has all the information you need to make this look work for you!