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Founder/Managing Director – New Zealand Fashion Week Ltd.
I have known Angela Stone for many years, since she first began modeling and followed her career as a Stylist and Show Coordinator. Angela has a lovely warm personality, and always relates well to others she works with. She is extremely well organised with the ability to pull events together, taking responsibility for all aspects to make it as seamless as possible for her clients. I have found her totally reliable, dedicated to whatever task and extremely professional in her approach. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any coordinating position for which she may apply.
International speaker & team enthusiast
Angela is a woman with a clear purpose in mind. She possesses a vast practical knowledge of styling and personal branding that even the simplest of us can apply with little effort and cost. Her passion to help people become far more confident in who they are is very genuine and a rare trait. Angela has a unique knack of helping people venture out from their normal styling comfort zones which she does with much empathy and enthusiasm. Her creativity and ability to give you styling ideas is both simple and powerful all at the time. You are guaranteed to love what she does.
Good morning Angela,
Thank you for your email and I loved your presentation (we all did) – it generated good conversation that night at dinner. And Trish that you accessorised with the belt and jewellery (we all loved the teal flower), came down the next morning with neat black trousers (straight leg), a lovely tailored light grey jacket with black top underneath, longer style necklace and her earrings were the ‘pop’ of colour. As usual, time was too short and we could have sat there all night listening to you but all good things must come to an end and I hope that you had a good flight back to Chch that evening. Thank you SO much again for making the effort to be with us.
Kind Regards Helen
Business Manager – Westpac
Thanks so much for your valuable time and effort to make our Westpac Women in Business event such a huge success last night. Your professionalism and organisation skills was evident with the smooth way in which the evening unfolded. Let me know when you’re free and we’ll catch up for a coffee before Xmas.
Editor – Metropol
Hi AngelaCongrats on the fantastic events you organised for this year’s Cup Week! It was just wonderful to see so many entrants and of such a high standard! I spent quite some time watching the Fashion in the Field and thought it ran very smoothly and held the crowds attention really well!Once again – well done! And thanks for your help! Kind regards, Angela Bennett
Dear Angela, thank you for presenting to our young netballers. You were inspirational, dynamic and full of “attitude” Kind regards Marg Foster.
Hi Angela,Thank you so much for your inspiring talk to our support group.As soon as I got home and showed my new top to my son (12) he said I looked very lean.The next day I wore it and defined my eyebrows as you suggested and he commented I looked too glamourous to be his mum.Lynne is going to arrange a party soon which I am really looking forward to. I have been stuck in a rut for years and getting cancer made it worse but now I feel inspired. Thanks, Jane
Number 1 Groupie
We all enjoyed the meeting you and thank you for coming and sharing your knowledge and aspects of your life – I know the last year has been life changing for me and although it is a bit “cliched” life is so much richer now and living in the present means so much more (not always easy!). Connecting to others in the New Beginnings group and ladies I have met who have been through or are currently going through this diagnosis creates a kind of connection as we know the reality of how it feels. All the best – hope we meet up again. Kind regards, Julie
Dear Ms. Stone, Thank you so much for providing such a fantastic day yesterday doing work experience with you. Both as a person and a business woman you have truly inspired me. You were extremely kind and offered me terrific career advice which I took to heart and appreciate. Yesterday has definitely increased my interest and drive in pursuing a career in fashion.I hope to keep in contact with you and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Bridie
Healthcare Group Limited
Angela Stone was contracted by Bell Gully in Wellington to lead a session on visual success and projecting a successful corporate image as part of our Women at Bell Gully programme.Angela was professional, engaging and clearly passionate about what she does. Her informative presentation was well received by our staff. For further information, please contact Anne-Marie Strickland, Corporate Co-ordinator, Bell Gully.
Max Fashions – Angela supported the Max Fashions special movie event in Christchurch. Close to $25,000 was raised and this will be disbursed as grants over the next six months to Foundation applicants whose actions enhance or inspire the lives of kiwi women. Thank you for your support.
Communications Co-ordinator – Emergency Care Foundation
As you know the Emergency Care Foundation recently held their latest fund raising initiative in the stables at Addington Raceway. The evening was a huge success and the Foundation wanted to express their thanks once again to you for providing an Ultimate Style Makeover. Information about the prices was sent to over 200 people that attended the event. It was greatly appreciated and very popular.
Without the support of local businesses the Foundation would be unable to continue to improve emergency care through education, innovation and research.
Autism NZ Canterbury
Thank you very much for coming along to speak at our women’s breakfast yesterday. The feedback since has been very positive and people enjoyed your talk. Once again thanks. You were just great.
Central City Manager – Business Association
I want to let you know how much I appreciate all the work you do for the fashion industry in the city. I know how much time and energy goes into what you do and you will always get my support.
Many thanks Ange and good luck for next week.
Anna L. King
Director – Contours Papanui
Many thanks for a wonderful night last night. Our members are so thrilled with your presentation, we really must organise a night for the new year. I will also look at having a staff night to take advantage of your personal advice for each of us.
We will promote your business in the club, I feel that our members would love to be involved in your future promotions.
Anna L. King
Sandra d Moore
Sales assistant – High Street Fashion Team
Although I have spoken to you personally and congratulated yourself and team on a great night last night, I did want to formalize my thanks to you in an email.
This was my first time participating in such a prestigious event. Potentially daunting, as I felt I was the “middle person between the designer, the compare (yourself) the models(actually artists) and the audience.
I received such great help from the models who were amazing, wanting to make sure they honored each designer by wearing the clothes the “right way.” Under such pressurized and confined conditions, they achieved an awesome result.
Thank you again, and I include Kate in this, for having the confidence in me to play , albeit a small part in the scheme of things. That I have kept with me the nice afterglow of an assignment well done, speaks volumes for how I was supported..
Sandra d Moore
Just wanted to say well done on a great show last thursday at the Cathedral.
I really enjoyed doing the show, thanks again.
I was wondering when or if it will be televised on CTV. Would love to see it.
Mod’s Hair Salon
It was our pleasure we all had fun on the day, the show looked great you must of been really pleased with the result.
Corporate Fundraising Coordinator
Ronald McDonald House South Island
We would like to thank you so much for helping to make our 4th Christchurch Supper Club 2009 such a fabulous event last week.
We are delighted to announce that over $42,000 was raised for the House!! – this is an incredible amount, and we could not have achieved this without the support of the community. Please be reminded that 100% of these funds come directly to operating the House.
Your generous donation of time for the beauty package sold for $1,000 – fantastic!! This equates to over approximately 7 nights of accommodation for a family staying in our House.
Sharon and the fundraising team
Sorry for the delay in replying things have been a little hectic. My wardrobe is going well I’ve had some very positive comments so thats been nice. I have given my old clothes away so I am feeling really good about the whole experience.
Thank you for the time you spent with me I learned so much that I will never forget.
Manager, Income Development
Cancer Society of New Zealand, Canterbury / West Coast Division Inc.
It is difficult to escape a connection with cancer. Almost all of us have known a friend, family member, or co-worker whose life has been affected by it. It steals our youngest and brightest, our fittest and our elderly, and it makes no allowance for wealth, status or fame.
Your sontinued support of the Cancer Society’s Emerald Dream Ball means the Cancer Society is able to continue to deliver our programmes and services in the community. Those programmes are provided free to those people living with cancer and from them and their families I say thank you.
I am sure that you will agree that the 20th anniversary of the Cancer Society Ball was celebrated in style, and we have received some wonderful feedback from guests who attended. The auction was also a highlight for us raising a significant amount on the evening. Please also pass on our grateful thanks to Mods Hair Salon and Nicola Quinn Beauty. The lucky bidder for your wonderful item was Justine Lill and I am sure she will be in touch with you soon to organise her special day.
Once again thank you for your continued support and commitment for our work.
With your help there is hope.
To Anyone Wanting Style Help.
I thought I was pretty clued up on what looked right on me and what colours to wear. But after years of trying different things and going through personal growth it is immensely hard to separate yourself from yourself so to speak. I really needed that. I had a huge wardrobe of interesting things but would always declare with despair that I had nothing to wear. After a huge cull out and only a hand full of basic purchases, that is now no longer the case.
Angela Stone was fun and diplomatic to work with. She efficiently went through my entire wardrobe. It was liberating to have her throw my things to the bin with conviction but at the same time relish in the good things she found there. The money I have invested in having Angela over is well worth it in the savings I will make in the future through buying the right things and avoiding the things I used to throw money away on. Since my wardrobe ‘Make-over’ I have had many compliments from both my husband and my friends on my outfits. I have rediscovered elements of myself in the garments I had relegated to the back and I feel so much better for it. The colour consultation was great too, so quick and obvious. I don’t know why had let trends drag me into some of the colours I had in my wardrobe.
I have recouped some of my investment in the session already by selling some of my things on Trade Me and swapping some more for (of all things) a Skill Saw and a bottle of wine!!
I am an average woman, wife and mother and feel that this kind of is often seen as a rich person’s privilege. However, it is not! I have used my new knowledge at the second hand store down the road with great results. I will keep a mental tally of what I save and put it towards a couple of the basic items Angela sells.
Being conscious of my pennies, I worried that my session would not provide me with value for money. But let me tell you; Angela works fast and has an air of absolute confidence and enthusiasm for what she is doing which made my time with her both incredibly productive and an absolute pleasure. I totally recommend her services to anyone.
You will love the session and you will use her advice for life.
Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)
To whom it may concern,
The Design and Arts College of New Zealand is the South Island’s only tertiary institute dedicated to design and arts education. D&A bring around 400 students from New Zealand, the Pacific, Asia, Europe and the Americas together with over 70 professionals to create a community of people passionate about design and arts.
Angela Stone has supported the Design and Arts College for the past three years, not only as an Industry Advisory member, but as a mentor and work experience provider for many of our students
On every occasion that students have been involved with events organised by Angela, she has always been professional and conscientious. Angela’s attention to detail is remarkable and results in impeccably organised events.
Students from the Design and Arts College always feel enormously appreciated when they work with Angela and through her have gained insight into many areas of the fashion industry. Angela is highly dedicated and a pleasure to work with, her generosity has made her an invaluable associate to our college.
Angela is a highly revered member of the fashion industry in Christchurch and I feel privileged to have worked with her.
I have no hesitation in recommending her for any event organisation that you may require.
Thanks for Friday, it was a good experience and has helped move me along in the right direction. I’ve had a good clean out at home and am looking forward to building a better wardrobe this year, as well as starting the new year feeling more onto it.
Thanks again for your help.
Client name withheld
Christchurch Casino Ltd.
Hi Angela, how are you?
Bet you are feeling a little the same as me now that cup week is over!!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and support – it was fantastic to have you on board!
Hope you are enjoying a little down time this week
Will be in touch very soon re the fashion show!!
Royal New Zealand Show
On behalf of the Canterbury A & P Association I would like to thank you for all your time and effort which you have contributed to this year’s A La Naturelle Fashion Show at the Royal New Zealand Show.
All the Shows were a great success and we have received some very positive feedback from the designers.
Once again, thank you for making A La Naturelle so wonderful. I would also like to wish you every success for the future, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Sponsorship & Promotions Manager
Canterbury Racing Riccarton Park
On behalf of the Board and Management of Canterbury Racing, sincere thanks for your support for your fashion initiatives during Cup Week 2008.
The Cup day crowd of 17,500 and betting of $1.46 million headed 2007 figures both of which were records.
On course betting over the three days was also a new record of $2.57 million reflecting the strength of the week.
In a difficult environment the Club with your support has made a major contribution to the success of New Zealand Cup & Show Week in the city – thank you.
Winners at Riccarton Park included:
Air NZ/Millennium Hotel Ch-Ch Ladies – Olivia Carville
MSC Cruises Men’s Award – Niq James
Young’s High Fashion Award – Maria Wright. Champs-Elysees Ready to Wear – Leone McLennan. Angel Young Designer Award – Erin Quinn-Walsh. Dr Le Winns Accessories Award – Stacey Scaife. Louis Vuitton Style Award – Lisa Boderick. Bang & Olufsen Men’s Runner Up – Phil Ngenang
My name is Diane, and I was at the Celebration Centre yesterday, with my sister, Melanie, who very kindly invited me along to come and see you, and am I so glad she did. I thought you were absolutely wonderful. I admired your ability to tell us the most appropriate way of dressing for our body type, without hurting our feelings. And you were kind and non judgmental which I, as a sensitive being, as many of us are, really appreciated. When you were speaking to us you said something about needing others to help with consulting. I would like to know what I need to do to become a consultant. I seem to be good at knowing what suits other people, but I need to be trained to do this. If you could let me know, that would be great.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you.
With kind regards,
Thanks for giving me so much of your time yesterday. It was, as always, great working with you. I love the fact that you know body shape and modeling so well and feel we are very lucky to have your expertise in Christchurch.
Administration / EA to Head of Property
Angela Stone held a grooming presentation for the ANZ National Bank, Queen St, Auckland. Please contact the below for a verbal reference.
Millennium Hotel Christchurch
Angela Stone was contracted by Millennium Hotel Christchurch to carry out a Grooming Workshop for all our front line staff earlier in the year.
The objective was to educate and inspire the team to a ’5 Star’ standard, so very important in our business, with the content covering various aspects of their appearance, such as how to wear their uniform, hair and beauty, decorum and demeanour.
Angela is not only extremely knowledgeable in this field, she is able to communicate the message effectively and with confidence, inspiring the team to excellence. We considered the workshop a success and have every intention of repeating this training regularly.
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Copthorne Hotel Commodore
Angela Stone has worked with me at the Copthorne Hotel Commodore, a 4 star plus hotel, for the past 10 years. Angela has worked with my food and beverage staff and front line staff and has guided them all with grooming and presentation. Angela has also assisted us recently putting together a new age front line uniform and has now been asked to carry with a new uniform look, working through the hotel, now with the food and beverage staff and then our housekeeping department. Angela has a great personality and has the ability to work with all ages, both male and female and is always very well received by management and staff.
Just a quick thank you for a fun day out on Tues.I learnt sooo much and am inspired to try outside the square now.The sheep didn’t recognise me when I got home.Thanks for making me feel at ease,you truley have a gift.Thank goodness for people like you, for the first time I actually wanted to stay in a clothes shop longer than 5 mins.
Thanks so much for the fabulous advise I am feeling really excited after the morning with you.
Lovely to meet you
It has taken me a few days to get online but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed last Friday. It was just fantastic and has given me so many new and exciting ideas!
I am so pleased that my hubby phoned you and as you know I was completely blown away with the gift. To have my colours done was awesome – didn’t know I could include them in my wardrobe.
You do a wonderful job Angela and I wish you all the best.
Many Thanks for your encouragement too.
Just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks and let you know that our time together yesterday was absolutely inspriational for me! I learnt so much and my partner was completely bowled over by my fashion show when he came home.
I feel like you have helped me to release my inner butterfly – shine on Angela!
Just wanted to thank you again for last Wednesday. Even though I was WAY out of my comfort zone I had a great time. Andrew loved all the clothes and even told me to go and buy the expensive boots! I had my black dress on yesterday and loved it. I have been out shopping since and felt much more confident – I have now got the bug! My friends and family have all admired my new clothes, which feels great – my sister-in-law is especially inspired – you may even get a call from her.
Take care and thanks again
It is my great pleasure to give a character reference for Angela Stone.
Angela has been involved with our business for many years as a valued alliance for our four Mod’s Hair Salon’s.
Angela is a well known and respected professional business woman in Christchurch whom has a similar passion to ours in making people look and feel incredible.
Angela has wonderful abilities to network within the community and communicate positively to all walks of life.
Angela has many wonderful qualities in addition to her bubbly effervescent personality, Angela has a consistent level of professionalism, an incredible image, and has a kind heart, she always talks to all members of our team and is genuinely interested and in our business and promoting it an all possible avenues.
Angela is very passionate about all that she does and every business alliance that she has. I have no hesitation in personally recommending Angela to any business.
Angela stone is an asset to our business whom has consistently delivered incredible results for us.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further details.
Portfolio Models & Actors
It is with great pleasure that I can submit this letter for Angela Stone.
As the owner Director of Portfolio Models & Actors, and casting as Angela’s agent.
For the past 8 years, I consider Angela to be one of my best models, she is always at short notice prepared to disrupt and reorganise her time to attend a casting with commitment and energy.
Angela was the previous owner of Portfolio Model Agency and has given a lot of support to the agency over the years and I have enoyed immensely working closely with her on many events and ventures. I am sure you will find her inspiring and an asset to any business she is associated with.
Angela has a great enthusiasm for life and will excel in whatever she focuses her energy on and I wish her well in her ventures.
Just a quick email to thank you very much for the shopping experience this morning. I came home and looked at my purchases and have been playing dress ups ever since. I am thrilled to say that with the 2 pairs of jeans and the 3 singlets most of the items in my wardrobe will now be able to be worn. I think after I find some shoes and a necklace to match my gorgeous new dress I will be pretty much maxed out for a while but will look forward to having a try on in Ballantynes with you in a few months – I really appreciate your offer of adding a few extra minutes next time.
Trust you had an enjoyable day shopping with your other clients amongst the craziness!
To the STUNNING and LOVELY Angela
Just an email to thank you for contributing to a huge success on Saturday, it was wonderful to have you there. A highlight for me was your presentation!
Hope to catch up with you somtime in the future.
Thanks so much for your time. I had an absolute blast and learnt so
much from you in such a short space of time. It is definitely money well spent
and while many people would probably say they would never do it, they don’t
know what they are missing. The feelings of knowing you look good and can
put an outfit together and have it work from head to toe is amazing.
I will definitely be doing this again come summer but probably to a lesser extent
due to having pieces that will transition the seasons.
I worked it all out and the money side of it probably is equal to the amount
I would have spent over six months on wasted outfits and things that end up being thrown out because they don’t look right.
I have sent your payment through tonight and look forward to enjoying my
look and catching up later in the year to attack summer!!!!
Many thanks for your presentation last night, it was well received by everyone that attended and was the hop topic of conversation when everyone arrived at work this morning. We have already 10 of us that are booking into “FACE” for some makeup advice and others other shopping for singlet tops etc.
I was going to collate a list of e-mail addresses for you, but thought the easiest way would be for you to send the e-mail to me and I can just forward on. I know there are a lot of keen people.
Once again, many thanks and no doubt we will be in contact
Adept Secretarial and Training Services Ltd
We train young adults in the area of customer services and a part of this training involves personal presentation. I was referred to Angela Stone and was immediately heartened by her obvious passion to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area. She delivered an extremely informative, enjoyable and motivating seminar and everybody, including myself, walked away with a new commitment to maximise our most important asset – ourselves!
I have worked with Angela over many years, including when I managed the Merivale Mall.
I have had Angela organise many events over this time including a recent and very successful Fashion Show for Lifestyles magazine.
Angela is reliable and follows through on what she says she will do. Above all Angela is well liked and has a good reputation with the fashion industry.
I have no hesitation in recommending Angela for any position she believes she can fulfil and if you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
“Good morning Angela
I wanted to extend my sincerest gratitude for last night. I know Tia, Andrea and myself have received so much information and help from you that it is going to have a very positive and life changing effect on all of us.
I have come in to work today, as suggested by you, with some high pointy black shoes, my black and white skirt, tailored black jacket (without the kitten pulls (shame on me – I’m so embarrassed about that) ), and my hair pulled round in a side ponytail – I feel FABULOUS!!
Thank you for your suggestions, honesty, and constructive criticism and tips to make me feel taller and slimmer. I have struggled for the past couple of years with weight gain after a huge personal loss and want to get back to feeling confident and “alive”. This I am sure will start to change now that I have had some positive guidance from yourself.
I do hope that we will meet again and perhaps even go shopping!
You are a true inspiration.”
With kind regards
“Angela Stone recently ran a ‘Dress to Impress’ session for students at Lincoln University to assist them in their transition to the workforce.
She delivered an inspiring and informative session packed with practical tips for students heading to interviews and embarking on their careers.
Thanks Angela! We look forward to having you back on campus again next year.”
Jill O’Neill/Kate Doolan
NZILE – Canterbury Westland Branch
A huge thankyou for your work last night in speaking at our ‘Dress to Impress’ Function for the Canterbury Westland Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives.
Using Jacqui as a model was fantastic and the difference in the ‘before’ photos and what she looked like after having her makeup and hair done and the clothes you selected for her to wear was just ‘Sensational’.
The people who attended the evening were extremely impressed and everyone made a point of saying how much they enjoyed the evening and were so pleased they had come.
We are sure Judy, the lucky winner of the ‘free one hour consultation with you’ will enjoy her prize immensely.
Once again, we cannot say a big enough thankyou for such a great evening.
We will have no hesitation in suggesting to friends and work colleagues that they contact you for a consultation or to arrange an evening similar.”
Jill O’Neill/Kate Doolan
“Angela Stone put together a great range of clothes from Ballantynes for the 2005 Ballantynes Canterbury Flames netball team to parade at this year’s Launch of the National Bank Cup Campaign at Christchurch Casino. The capacity audience was treated to a delightful show co-ordinated by Angela. As always, Angela’s experience and professionalism shone through.”
Harcourts Real Estate
“Thank you so much for that enlightening hour you spent with us this morning. I’m sure you may hear from some of our people in the near future. Your presentation was excellent. Best wishes for the future.”
“I want to give thanks to you and your advice, expertise and vision. After one morning spent with you, my self-esteem and personality have blossomed. I can feel it in the way people treat me and also how I treat myself. I wanted to express this to you, as I would be willing to emphasise my satisfaction to others. I am a very satisfied and happy customer, who is looking forward to seeing you very soon!”
Satisfied customer – (Requested that her details are not published)
With very many thank yous for a wonderful evening.
The feedback was so positive.
Your vitality, energy, enthusiasm/passion for style was an inspiration.
Warmest regards for a wonderful future.
B. Parm MPS, MNZCP
Unichem Brighton Village Pharmacy
To whom it may concern
I employed Angela Stone recently to give advice to my staff on grooming and presentation tips.
She told each of them in turn how important their appearance was in retail sales and how they could improve themselves. She did this skillfully without causing offence and in an encouraging way. The staff started off shy and reticent but quickly asked Angela questions about certain aspects of their appearance that concerned them. I commend Angela on her direct but delicate approach and true professionalism.
Angela worked to the brief I gave her, within a sensible budget and was flexible with her approach to the presentation. Her words of wisdom showed what an expert she is in dress standards and wardrobing and she certainly has lifted the standard of dress for my staff and given them plenty to think about before they leave home for work every day. She has an eye for detail which obviously draws from her wide experience in the modeling field and is accurate with the areas they work to improve on.
I couldn’t recommend her highly enough for anyone who employs front line people and whose image is an important part of their life, business or both.”
B. Parm MPS, MNZCP
I wanted to get back to you to mention I think it only makes sense that Tony & Guy would want you! You know about fashion and style for supporting an image that matches how people feel about themselves and how they want to feel out in the world. That means your job is ultimately about people being deeply happy. How amazing!
I’m lucky to have met you.
See you sometime soon,