Style Inspiration


Being a stylist, you need to have a clear personal style as well as be able to help determine your clients style. A common theme you will find in your client’s wardrobes is they seem to be a bit mismatched with items that do not follow a common theme. This is usually due to passing fashion trends, which we are all for embracing! But they still need a distinctive style that they can identify with and thats where you come in. 

We recommend starting in their wardrobe to gain an understanding of what they are currently wearing and what they feel comfortable in. Then show them a range of pictures to see what styles resonate with them and what they would be willing to try when you go shopping. This takes out all the guessing and makes the most of your time together. 

We have created the start of a list of styles you can show your client so you can create a portfolio and add value to the services you offer.


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Mac Trench

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 Palazzo Pants

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Hope you found this post inspirational and that it has given you ideas about the best ways to help your clients!

Until next week fashionistas xx


Eliminate Stress From Your Life!

Stress comes in all shapes and sizes and usually hits us when we least need it. The only way to beat a stressful day is to slow down, enjoy your day and not loose sleep over the little things! Today we have some tips to help you avoid unneeded stress to enjoy a worry-free week. While they may be simple, sometimes thats all we need! Have a look at my seven stressors that you can eliminate for a happier state of mind:

The Naysayers

1Everyone has an opinion, and more often than not, people will have an opinion about you. Whether it’s good or bad, you need to stop worrying about what other’s think of you.

You can’t please everyone, and that’s the truth! No matter what you do, there will always be someone who doesn’t agree or think the best of you.

Worrying too much about other’s opinions causes a bunch of needless stress – let it go today!



Everyone has their own ideas about the definition of success but don’t fall for the hype and believe success is based on the amount of money in your bank account. If you do, you will constantly stress about becoming successful as defined by others.

There are plenty of other things in life that make you successful. Do you enjoy your work? Are you in a satisfying, healthy relationship? Are you healthy and have the support of your family? If so, you have more than a lot of people! Always look for the positives in life.

Social Media

3While social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family, it can  also make us feel bad about ourselves, according to recent research.

If you are dealing with a lot of problems, yet everyone online seems to be enjoying life, this can trigger feelings of jealousy and depression. So if browsing through Facebook makes you stressed and irritable, pull the plug for a few days and enjoy life without constant status updates. If you don’t believe me, think back to life before social media… It was more about living in the moment!

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What if I had taken that job? What if I had said yes to that invitation? Obsessing about past opportunities can drive you crazy!!!! Let go of the past and live in the present.

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason so there is a reason why you are where you are today. Find the beauty in it and enjoy!


Toxic Relationships

5Some relationships are extremely toxic, and it is so important to identify these. Toxic friendships can work away at you and trigger emotions that range from jealousy to anxiety.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, relative, or coworker, you need to recognize people who are not good for you, and either remove these people from your life or limit contact with them.




Whether you are on your way to work or have a coffee date, sitting in rush hour traffic can make your blood boil and gets you in the wrong frame of mind.

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about traffic, it is always going to be there, but you can leave your house a little earlier for work in the morning or plan to meet that friend before rush hour starts.

But if you are caught in a traffic jam, don’t stress if you are going to get on time. Listen to your favourite music or radio station and work your way through, the traffic will disperse and you will be out of there in no time.

Avoiding Lines

7No matter where you go, there are lines. From the bank, to retail stores, to grocery stores. And if you are in a hurry, standing in a line can be a huge stressor. Limit you time in lines by signing up for online banking.

If you need to mail a package, you can schedule pickups from your home (Pass the Parcel is who I use), and some grocery stores (Countdown) will let you order items online for pickup. In this day and age, there are so many ways we can cut lines from our life!

If you can eliminate a few stressors from your life, you will worry less and enjoy a calmer lifestyle. I hope you enjoyed my top tips to eliminate stress from your daily life! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below

Love Ange xx


Easy Hairstyles To Show Your Clients

A lot of clients will come to you and want to completely rehaul their look from top to bottom. Finding them a new style and teaching them how to shop for their new look is all covered in the Styleyou eCourse, but it is also important you can show your clients easy hair styles as this is often overlooked but can make such a huge impact on your clients overall look when some effort is put in.

Today we will show you some simple tutorials that you can show your clients and you will be able to tell what style will suit your client based on the course information on Styleyou.

Relaxed Waves


Twisted Bun


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If your a member of Styleyou, log into your account and work out what styles and face shapes these hair styles would best suit. If your not, what are you waiting for? Styleyou offers education and training for the ultimate career in the fashion industry! 

Until next week Fashionistas xx


Brands I Work Closely With…

I work very closely with quite a few companies and I wanted to share these amazing people with you today so you can learn more about what I do and who I work with…



Canterbury Television is an independent television station broadcasting in Canterbury, New Zealand. I feature regularly on Canterbury Live with Andrea Allen for my own fashion segment. You can catch up on previous shows online now!


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I have been organising Fashion in the Field for Canterbury Racing for the past 8 years. It is an honour and something I take pride in running. Every year the fashion gets better and the statements get stronger!


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Corkin & Friends are my go to hairdresser in Christchurch! I go in there so often I know everyone by their first name and love the vibe the salon has. My go to hairdresser there is Hannah and she works wonders!



Eye Magazine launched in 1996 as a lifestyle magazine focused on fashion, beauty, cuisine, horse racing, motoring, travel, house & garden. I am the Fashion M.C and Stylist for the magazine.


I write fashion styling articles bi-monthly for Latitude Magazine; an amazing lifestyle magazine produced in Canterbury. It is a premium magazine with a local character, about local people, and local issues.

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I have been working with Northlands for the past few years running fashion styling events and shows for the malls customers. They are fun filled events that give people the chance to work with a stylist, feel good about themselves and discover new tips and trends that will work well for them.


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Wanaka live is a great local radio station that hosts a range of local news, music, and of course my own segment covering fashion tips and trends. You can listen live online here.

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For those of you who know me, you know that I spend my time equally in Christchurch and Auckland. Dry & Tea in the city is my go to salon in Auckland. Their innovative business idea involves getting a blow wave while having a cuppa, but they offer all the other services you’d expect from any other salon but better! My stylist here is Kurt and I love love love his work!



If your new to my site then let me introduce you to Xtend-Life! I am the beauty ambassador for this amazing all natural range of beauty and supplement products and I can give you my honest opinion on every single product as I have been using them for over 12 years! Watch my beauty routine here.

Hopefully you’ve learnt a little bit more about me and what I do. I always love connecting with new people and new brands, so if you would like to talk, use my contact page and get in touch!


The Plaza Palmerston North Styling Event

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Have you heard about our latest styling event in conjunction with The Plaza Shopping Centre, Palmerston North? We will be running FREE colour consultations, body shape analysis and personal shopping appointments for customers of the mall from 23rd till 26th April.

This is a great chance to get some tips from an expert and gain invaluable knowledge that you will use for years to come.

Everyone who has an appointment with the styling team, also gets an amazing goodie bag valued at over $150!



To book in for your FREE 20 minute appointment, email theplaza@angelastone.co.nz and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly. More information can be found on The Plaza’s website.


Date: Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 April (ANZAC weekend)

Time: 1.30pm daily

Location: in Centre Court, outside Columbus Coffee

Relax in The Plaza’s pop-up cinema and enjoy a live style demonstration by celebrity stylist Angela Stone. Angela will give you tips on how to build your wardrobe so that you can adopt the latest trends with minimal effort – no matter what your size or age.

The first 100 customers to each show will also receive a snack pack including a bottle of Foxton Fizz and 4 delicious treats from United Sweets!

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The image above is from our Northlands Styling Event in September 2014

Connect with us on Facebook to see our posts while we are there.

We cannot wait to see you all there!



Angela Stone At Sylvia Park: Fashion In The Park


I had the pleasure of MCing Sylvia Park’s Fashion in the Park event on Saturday 11th April 2015. It was a huge success and showcased all the fashion and accessories that is available at the mall. Everything from the stage to the dancers and musicians was truly amazing and I feel so privileged to have been apart of this amazing event!

Have a look at my favourite images below and if you were at Sylvia Park that day, check out their Facebook page to see if you are in any of the professional shots for your chance to win some vouchers!








Introducing Xtend-Life’s NEW Age Defying Exfoliating Scrub

I am excited to announce Xtend-Life’s new skin care exfoliator. It is the perfect addition to their range and I absolutely love it!

I have been using the product for a few weeks now, prior to its launch, and it is fast becoming one of my favorites. It is easy to apply, feels great during application and my skin becomes so soft and glowing after use!

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The product is lightly and naturally scented, which is perfect for me as I am not a fan of strong fragrances in skincare. It also contains two of the skincare ingredients that I love – Manuka Honey and Shea Butter – to nourish the skin.

However, my favourite thing about the product is that it is microbead free! Instead of microbeads, the formulation contains rhyolite and apple exfoliator, both natural ingredients that buff and polish my skin beautifully, without damaging the environment!

The best way to use it is to wash your face first (to remove make-up) before using a quarter-size amount on your cheeks, T-zone forehead and chin, being careful to avoid the skin around the eyes. I rub gently in a circular motion for about two minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. It is also important to follow this up with a moisturizer. I personally use Xtend-Life’s Restorative Night Cream after exfoliating.

Sigrid Vorwerk, who is the skin care formulator, believes that the older we are, the more we should use this exfoliator! She recommends that 25 to 35 year olds should exfoliate once each week, while 35 to 45 years olds should exfoliate twice, and if you are 45+, exfoliating three times each week is recommended.

I have been recommending this product to my friends and family; and as you are part of my wider Angela Stone family, I am recommending this to you too. It is very popular with all the staff here, both men and women, and I am sure you will enjoy the benefits of this exception exfoliator. The best thing is, you can be sure that the ingredients are from  natural sources, and while caring for your skin, you are also able to care for the environment as well.


What To Do With The Left Over Sugar!

Looking and feeling good is important for our confidence and self-esteem.

Now that you are well into My Daily Sugar Allowance, I thought you might like some ideas on what to do with the left over sugar that is lurking in your pantry.  Your kitchen contains some of Mother Nature’s best products!

I have put together some of my favorite DIY skin care products, these are all-natural and all deliver benefits to the skin without added chemicals that harm more than they help. What’s great about the products on this list is that they’re inexpensive and easy to incorporate into your skincare routine.

So, here are my favorite DIY products that you should be using on a regular basis to help improve your skin.

1. Smooth Skin With This Brown Sugar Vanilla Scrub

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1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond oil


Mix all ingredients together.  Find a pretty jar to put the scrub in.  Indulge your body with this scrub in the shower. Rub a small amount of sugar scrub gently on your body and wash off with cold water. Viola! Enjoy soft, clean and glowing skin all day long.


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Went a little overboard with the self-tanner? No problem! Streaks can be banished before your weekend plans with this all-natural body scrub.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp honey

Mix all ingredients together and you are good to go! Store in a jar.  Do not use this on your face, and no not be afraid so scrub hard!


3.  Coconut Sugar Lip exfoliate.

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 9.12.50 amA delicious and effective natural exfoliate gentle enough to use on lips.  Just use about ¼ teaspoon of this delicious scrub and apply to dry lips, using a gentle circular motion, massage into lips and around mouth.  Do not use much pressure; just gentle circles to exfoliate this delicate area.

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tablespoon honey

Simply combine in a small mixing bowl all the ingredients until mixed. The scrub will be thick and grainy- just what you’re after.  Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.


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Coconut oil is subtly fragrant and slightly delicious. This one is a super moisturizing scrub perfect after a day in the garden, excellent scrub for hardworking hands, use this twice weekly.

1/2 cup coconut oil
½ cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon salt.

Mix ingredients together.  Store in a plastic or glass container.  Rub on, massage, and rinse.

Let me know if these DIY ideas leave your skin refreshed, vibrant, and soft perhaps you have some of your own recipes, feel free to share with our readers below.

Happy bathing!
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My Top Makeup Tips

Makeup can be very daunting with all the products and brands vying for your attention. I have compiled a list of my top tips regarding makeup, including application, products and techniques. Read on to find out more!


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  • Always start with clean lips – you can buy a lip scrub from Lush or you can gently exfoliate your lips with a damp washcloth
  • Know what formulas work best for you – Matte lipsticks can be long lasting but also very drying; Creamy lipsticks are hydrating but not long lasting; and long wearing lipsticks are now a better formula so could be worth a try
  • To intensify a colour, use a lip liner prior to applying
  • Adding lip gloss as a finishing touch can make your lips appear plumper
  • Don’t be afraid to wear nude lipstick shades – the perfect nude shade is one tone darker than your skin
  • There is a red shade that works for you – Fair skinned ladies look best with a blue red tone; Olive skin suits an orange red; and dark skinned ladies are best suited to a burgundy red

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Thanks to After Glow Cosmetics for this cheat sheet. This chart shows you how to apply your eyeliner to best suit your eye shape!

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  • Always start with hydrated skin – this includes drinking at least 2.5 litres of water a day and moisturising your skin prior to applying makeup
  • Get the right formula for your skin type – Oil free formulas are best for acne prone or oily skin; where hydrating formulas are best for normal to dry skin
  • Use a primer to help smooth your complexion – a green based primer counteracts red skin; while a lavender based primer can brighten lifeless skin
  • Apply foundation past the jaw line and down the neck to ensure the colour blends perfectly


What Products Give What Coverage?

  • Tinted Moisturiser – sheer, dewy glow – evens out skin tone but does not cover major issues
  • BB & CC Cream – tinted, creamy finish – perks up a dull complexion
  • Liquid Foundation – blends away redness and uneven pigment – can range from dewy to matte finish
  • Powder Foundation – matte finish with mega shine control
  • Mousse Foundation – great coverage with a satin finish
  • Mineral Foundation – velvety coverage thats perfect for sensitive skin
  • Stick Foundation – highly pigmented for major coverage and good for spot coverage
  • Pressed Powder – get sheer coverage with shine control
  • Translucent Powder – holds makeup in place and helps with shine – think of it as a setting powder


When You Should Replace

  • Makeup sponges – 1 month
  • Mascara – 3 months
  • Eye pencil – 6 months – 1 year
  • Lip gloss – 6 months – 1 year
  • Foundation – 1 year
  • Lipstick – 1 year
  • Nail polish – 1 year
  • Powder – 12 – 18 months
  • Eye shadow – 1 – 2 years
  • Blush – 1 – 2 years
  • Makeup brushes – 1 – 5 years



Finding The Perfect Brushes

  • Chose natural fibres for a blush brush – it will give you a more realistic glow
  • Before buying a powder brush, test it on the back of your hand – it should feel feathery at the tips and clasped tightly at the base
  • The best foundation brushes are a blend of natural and synthetic bristles – it helps achieve a more natural look
  • Concealer brush – should be short with stiff bristles
  • Eye shadow brush – need to be soft and silky
  • Kabuki brush – these are the holy grail of all brushes! They give you a softer finish and allow for greater coverage



How To Boost Your Confidence With Technology

I posted the latest Dove campaign on my Facebook page yesterday which inspired me to write this post today. So many of us worry about what other people see and think and forget that how we hold ourself with positivity and confidence has a huge impact on not only how others view us, but ultimately how we feel.

We were all born individual and shouldn’t attain to a standard of beauty set by anyone other than ourselves. Today’s post is a range of websites to boost your confidence. But what do I really want you to get out of this post? That you are beautiful inside and out, and when you know this, your life will change for the better!


What better place to start than with the company that inspired this post to begin with. Dove are committed to building positive self-esteem and inspiring you to reach your full potential. They have many more inspiring videos and resources on their website to help you realise how amazing you are!



Operation Beautiful

The mission of Operation Beautiful is to post anonymous notes in public places for other people to find. The point is that we are all beautiful. You are enough… just the way you are! Write a motivating note on a post it and put it up in a public place – such as on a bathroom mirror, in the gym locker room, or even on a random car’s windshield.

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Confidence Quotes

The right quotes can change your entire mindset. This website allows you to search for specific quotes using different keywords. There are thousands of quotes on this site and sometimes we need a simple reminder to remember how amazing we are.

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By now I hope you know that beauty comes from the inside, and while as a Stylist, I show you how to dress and coordinate your wardrobe among many other things, I truly believe that beauty can only be created from the inside. Positive thoughts, self love and nourishing your health and body will create the ultimate you.

This page contains a list of 35 things you can do to attain inner beauty, trust me when I say it is easy and all are things we should already be doing!

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Who’s The Cutest?

Want to know who’s the most beautiful person near you? Trust me, visit this site… you will love the result! After you’ve visited it, send it to some friends who may need a friendly reminder.



I truly hope you have enjoyed reading today’s post! If you know someone beautiful and think they need a small boost, send this the link to this post and make them remember how amazing they are today.

Love Ange xx


Angela Stone on BYU Radio, USA




Angela Stone was interviewed by BYU Radio’s Kim Power yesterday for an insightful and informative talk discussing how Angela has become the woman she is today, with the help of Xtendlife.

Angela is the Spokesperson for Xtendlife Natural Products after she experienced the benefits of taking natural supplements first hand. To hear more about her amazing health journey, listen to the podcast of this interview.


How To Wear A Crop Top For Any Body Shape

Despite what a lot of people say, it doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, the crop top can work on all body types!

Some people think only younger, thinner girls can pull off this style and i’m telling you now that it is not true! It’s all about learning your body shape, and understanding what to wear with a crop top so it flatters your shape. I feel that as long as you know what fabrics, prints and colours compliment your shape, you can pull off any look that you want.

Here are some easy to wear styles for any age, shape or size:

Tie Waist

This style is perfect for hour glass or inverted triangle figures, the flare in the pants gives more shape and draws your eye down. If you don’t feel comfortable showing your stomach, you can tie the top so it is sitting just on top of the pants.



Lace is the most feminine fabric and I personally love it! Paired here with a tulle midi skirt, this outfit is perfect for pear or apple body shapes as it draws attention to your waist and hides your lower body. Again, if you don’t feel comfortable showing any skin, try wearing a nude slip or find a crop top that sits just on top of your skirt.



This look is perfect for the weekend with the perfect balance of flowy fabrics. This style is great for rectangles, or hour glass figures. My top tip: make sure you balance out the fit of two floaty pieces, one should be more fitted than the other; see how the skirt is fitting around her waist and then flares out, this stops from adding to her figure, and instead accentuates her figure.



This style is great for any shape that has a great upper body, especially pears as they can team this fitted crop with a fuller midi skirt or pair of pants. 2015 trend update: matching tops and bottoms, they can look so good when done right!



Want a more casual approach to wearing a crop? Try a cotton singlet crop with a draped skirt. These styles are everywhere at the moment so you can pick them up quite cheap and invest in a beautiful skirt from Witchery or Country Road.



This is perfect for the cooler months approaching us soon. Just because its colder, doesn’t mean you can’t still dress stylish! You can team this style with a full skirt or pair of pants so your still warm but keeping on trend!



Last but not least, the Angela Stone Floral Crop!Perfectly teamed with a full midi skirt, this has been designed to suit all body shapes and the colours pick up on all colour seasons.

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I hope you have enjoyed learning about how to style crop tops for you.

Happy Easter and enjoy the long weekend!

Love Ange xx