November292016

Be the Kind of Person You Want to Know

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When you think about yourself and the life you lead, are you happy? Do you view yourself in a positive light? Do you think of yourself as a good person? Are you proud of who you are and the way you treat others? This week, my blog is all about being the type of person you want to know.

 

Be Someone You’d be Proud to Call a Friend 

Try to be the sort of person you would be thrilled to know and call a friend. Look at the special people in your life and consider what you love most about them. Do you also exhibit some of those qualities? Be someone who lifts others up, tackles challenges head-on and lives life with a positive outlook. Remember to practice what you preach. If you value friendliness and patience, enact those values. Live by your beliefs and show commitment to your passions and goals.

 

Be Generous

If we were all generous, the world would be a much better place. Learning to give to others is a positive trait that benefits both you and the receiver. Consume less and give more. Be generous not just in the literal, gift-giving sense, but with your time and your advice. Talk less and listen more to those around you. Show that you care by offering your support and bringing positivity into other’s lives. Generosity is beautiful thing!

 

Be Kind 

Kindness is one of the keys to living a fulfilled life. Not everyone believes in karma, but I truly do. When you do positive things with your life, the universe sends positive things your way. Kindness is infectious and can make someone’s day just that little bit better. Plus, you can’t help but feel good when you do something nice for another person. Be selfless, not selfish. You, the world and those around you will be better for it!

November232016

Most Glamorous at the AMAs

Earlier this week the American Music Awards took place in LA. As always, the event was enormous, with a ton of our favourite celebrities turning up in their finest attire for an evening of performances and partying. Of all the celebrities to strut the red carpet there were a few that caught my eye for their glamorous style. It seems that this year a lot of people went for a more risqué look, wearing very revealing or loud outfits. While one must admire their boldness, the celebs below stole the show with their classy appearance.

 

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The stunning supermodel and this year’s host managed to change outfits several times throughout the show, but this white suit by Julien McDonald was my personal favourite. I love the embellishment on the jacket and the strappy heels go perfectly. Bold, but elegant.

 

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Selena’s red Prada gown would have to be my pick of the night – it’s absolutely gorgeous. The simple cut of the dress complements her figure perfectly, and the full skirt gives it an almost fairytale feel. Her Cartier earrings are an excellent accompaniment and the casual ponytail adds elegance. Plus, you can’t beat a woman in red!

 

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Actress and Youtube personality Lauren looked radiant in a flowing silky off-white gown. The slit adds a little bit of edge to the overall look without making it any less glamorous. With her hair in a simple ponytail and some eye-catching statement jewellery, she was a perfect picture.

 

Mila Jovavichmilla

Every girl needs a bit of sparkle in her life! Mila’s black Elie Saab gown is striking. The plunging neckline shows off her great figure and the intricate bead detail sets her apart. I love the addition of her simple black clutch and heels. Remember, you can’t go wrong with black ladies.

 

Lady Gagagaga

Lady Gaga is known for her out-there fashion choices, but this white pantsuit by Brandon Maxwell is elegant and unique. Wide-legged pants are very in this season, and the deep cut of the jacket adds a feminine aspect to this tailored outfit. Sticking with the all-white theme, Gaga looked great.

Image source: Getty Images

November202016

Angela on The Breakfast Show, TVNZ – Nov 2016

Angela spoke with Sam on the Breakfast Show at Riccarton Park, Christchurch. Check out the video here!

November202016

Women’s Day article and swimwear shoot

Read the article online here.

November192016

Riccarton Park Fashion in the Field 2016

Angela with two of her judges, Nettles Lamont and Paul Dean.

November152016

Building Your Brand

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Your personal brand is a representation of who you are and what you want to achieve. Success comes from self-packaging the right way. Your brand should be an authentic package of what you believe in, which accurately and cohesively sets out your goals and intentions. There are several aspects you need to consider when beginning the process of self-packaging. Read on for details!

 

Message

First, you need to define what you want to achieve. What message are you trying to convey? What are your goals and dreams? What is your attitude towards life? What do you have to offer? What is your area of expertise? How do you want to be perceived by others? Honesty is key when it comes to your message. Don’t fabricate an artificial one – embrace how you really feel inside and use this to create your message. Authenticity is key. When you truly believe in something, your passion shows.

 

Image

Ever heard the saying “you are what you wear”? Personal style and presentation are important parts of branding. The way you dress is a representation of who you are. The colours, cuts and items you choose to wear all say something about you to the outside world. Does the way you dress align with who you are inside? Rather than wearing the latest trends simply because they’re trendy, wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Show off your unique style and boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

 

Conduct

The way you conduct yourself also contributes to your overall brand. Don’t underestimate the importance of first impressions and having a groomed appearance! From how you walk and talk right down to how you shake hands all adds to the way you are perceived. Correct etiquette is essential if you are wanting to build trust, respect and and professional reputation. Consider your body language, manners and speech habits when building your brand.

November132016

Spotlight on Canterbury Interview

Last week I was on Spotlight on Canterbury talking all about the Riccarton Races, Real Housewives and Being Real. Check it out below!

 

November102016

The Perfect Gift for Christmas: A Styling Course with Angela Stone

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Christmas is fast approaching and already the shops are selling decorations and playing carols. It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about what to get our loved ones – because gifts with a little bit of thought put into them are the best kind of gifts! Do you know someone who loves fashion or has an eye for style? Why not be a bit different this year and give them one of my styling courses? My Teenage Styling Course is the perfect present for your daughter, granddaughter or niece, while my Fashion Stylist Course is a great option for a friend or sister. I personally love gifts that provide an experience, so something interactive like a course is a fabulous way to give that special someone some fun and inspiration. Still not sure? Here’s some info on my two styling courses so you can decide for yourself.

 

TEENAGE STYLING COURSE

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I was interested in fashion and design from a young age, and choosing to follow that passion is something I will be forever grateful of. Learning what kind of personal style you have and how to dress for your shape is incredibly beneficial. When we’re young, our self-esteem and self-confidence is easily damaged. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is essential to your happiness and the path you set for the future. My Teenage Styling Course aims to empower young women by helping them find their own sense of style and embrace it. This is a fun, hands-on course which is packed with information. Your teen will learn how to coordinate a wardrobe, present themselves confidently through etiquette and deportment, assess colours, apply natural looking makeup, style hair, and look after the health of their skin and body. They will make new friends and discover how easy it is to pursue their passions. Leaving this course, they will feel motivated and confident.

Dates and fees can be found here.

 

FASHION STYLIST COURSE

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This comprehensive course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career in the fashion field. If you know someone with a natural flair for style who is driven to succeed and follow their dreams then this is definitely the right gift for them. My Fashion Stylist Course provides students with practical experience, expert fashion training and industry insight, preparing them to enter the ever-growing world of fashion.  Over 3 days, students will learn how to assess colours, analyse body shapes, plan wardrobes, personally shop for others, apply makeup, use accessories, and effectively communicate with clients. Not only will students learn how to become a successful stylist and fashion advisor, but they will also learn how to create and run their own fashion styling business. At the end of the course, students receive a certificate of completion to add to their resume.

Dates and fees can be found here.

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