Stuck between yoga pants and a corporate suit?

Stuck between yoga pants and a corporate suit?

“Oh, so you’re actually creative. Your business suit made me think you were all about spreadsheets and boring office meetings.”

OMG. Jenny’s outfit was just SO wrong.

She’d just left corporate and had been looking forward to this luxurious London event with other women entrepreneurs, but she felt like an idiot. The other women looked like they just stepped out of Sex and the City,  while she could be mistaken for a librarian.

How did they find those über-cool clothes?

She had no idea how to pull together a sexy but professional outfit like that.

What Jenny needs is to make a Style Baby – I’ll show you how but let’s first hear about Sally’s goof up.

“Oh, so you actually have a master’s degree. Your jeans made me think you were all about skipping college to go surfing.”

Oh, no. Sally’s outfit was also wrong.

She’d been an online coach for more than 2 years but never seemed to be able to get her big breakthrough. Working from home had left her with a depressing wardrobe of jeans and yoga pants and she had no idea how to dress up for an event.

How did these other women manage to look both polished AND laid back cool?

She had no idea how to create an outfit like that.

What Sally needs is to make a Style Baby – Let me introduce:

Hilde’s Style Baby Technique

Women entrepreneurs have 2 big problems when it comes to style:

  1. They either look too corporate and clients doubt their creativity and fun factor OR
  2. They look too slack and clients doubt their education and professionalism.

The answer is simply to make a Style Baby. This is a simple but ingenious technique I’ve created after experiencing this dilemma both as the go-to stylist for women entrepreneurs, a Fashion Week stylist, a design teacher, and an international fashion designer.

The way to create a unique and cool style is to mix 2 distinctly different things about yourself.

This way you show several sides to your personality and your outfit will be so intriguing that everyone will be dying to talk to you.

Here’s how to do it.

Love is in the air…

We all know how babies are made so now we have to play Cupid and send someone on a blind date.

Let me introduce the woman:

 

Meet your Creative Mama:

 

Your Creative Mama might be one of those women who love to wear rhinestones, leather jackets, artsy T-shirts, ethnic jewelry, and cool boots. 

Here’s one of her over the top outfits:

Help! Please, Mama. You can’t wear ALL of these crazy pieces at once!

Now I’d like to introduce you to the guy:

Meet your Professional Papa:

Your Professional Papa is a CEO and bought you this sleek business suit.

Very classy Papa but it’s a bit sinister don’t you think?

I told you I don’t want to be a lawyer!

Luckily we don’t have to wait 9 months to cook up a Style Baby outfit for you.

All you have to do is as follows:

Take one garment from your Creative Mama.

Take one garment from your Professional Papa.

Take one garment from your Creative Mama.

Take one garment from your Professional Papa.

…etc, etc – until you have a cool outfit that’s a great mix of creativity and professionalism just like these 2:

 

Meet your Style Baby -oops their TWINS:

These two outfits strike that perfect balance between looking too wacky or looking too dreary.

Instead, you look like an ultra-professional entrepreneur with a strong creative side – exactly the way you are.

You might have to tweak a little bit if you notice that you end up looking a bit too corporate or a bit too relaxed.

Just mix and match from your Mama and Papa’s clothes and you’ll end up with a super stylish look that’s the perfect mix between creativity and professionalism.

 

Now YOU can make a Style Baby:

 

“Oh wow, Hilde. Love your Style Baby Technique but I have no idea how to get started.”

No worries my dear. I’ve got you!

I’ve created no less than TEN outfit templates that make it super easy for you to create your own stylish outfits.

Best of all: you can use those old boring clothes you already have in your closet:

  • your basic black tops and pants
  • your trusted old jeans

I also show you how to inject some exciting style into your professional outfits so you no longer look exactly like your competitor.

Just sign up below and I’ll shoot it right over.

Dress to Impress in Your Business – Video

Dress to Impress in Your Business – Video

The Killer Dress was hanging sadly in my closet for ages.

I had clearly wasted 300 bucks: The dress was too glamorous and way too sexy, so not me.

Why had I bought a dress designed for business stars like Marie Forleo when I was just a suburban mom?

A few days later that Killer Dress was living a superstar lifestyle:

Photoshoots, networking, and tearing up the dance floor.

How did I pick up the courage to wear it and give it the glamorous life it deserved?

Learn how to Dress for Success in easy baby steps in the video below. (Video is hosted by YouTube.)

Why Fashion Bloggers can’t be Trusted

Why Fashion Bloggers can’t be Trusted

I have a bone to pick with fashion bloggers who get paid in cash or free products for promoting brands.

Don’t think I don’t understand what it’s like for a fashion girl to get free clothes. I know exactly what it’s like and it’s impossible to say no. You see, I once designed for a fast fashion company and got more free clothes than I possibly could carry home every day. Sounds like heaven, right?

The problem was that these clothes weren’t really my style and I absolutely hated the low quality.

Still, I ended up wearing those clothes but it wasn’t quite ME.

A great example of how FREE is CHEAP.

I have to warn you against listening to fashion bloggers or even magazines because they’re not independent and objective. They’re in the silk pockets of the fashion companies who pay them.

Just look at the terrible advice some bloggers dish out:

“This year you MUST wear pleated midi skirts. I won’t tell you they only look good on size XS Insta-Babes like myself or that they paid me to promote it.”

I hope you don’t try to copy the skinny blogger look because you might just look and feel like an idiot:

Why do I look so fat?

There must be something wrong with me because that fashion blogger looked amazing in this skirt.

Maybe you’ll get lucky if you happen to have the same tiny body type as the blogger (and the same photographer boyfriend following you around.)

Maybe you’ll be able to avoid looking 10 lbs bigger in a garment that’s 100 % wrong for your body type.

I don’t know.

But one thing is certain:

Following fashion advice from a blogger, who’s getting paid by fashion companies instead of you, only leads to making THEM money and making YOU look bad.

I bet you’ve been tricked by the fashion industry before by following one of those trends that make your body look terrible, missing out on the incredible feeling of loving your body because your outfit was perfect for your body type.

You know what I mean:

–          The pants that create the dreaded muffin top above your waistband.

–          The top that makes you look like a barrel.

–          All those outfits that make you look weird and question your body.

And I swear.

95% of the outfits you find at the mall will make you look terrible in clothes even if you look beautiful naked.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

Let me introduce you to the magical world of dressing for your body type.

This is me: The 48-year-old fashion designer and working mom who’s now the Go-to Stylist for Women Entrepreneurs.

And that’s my favorite dress: It streamlines my body, hides my big legs, and boost my small chest – so I feel like a HOTTIE.

Finding clothes like this is exactly what I help my clients do. I teach them to dress for their body type so they can feel good about their bodies, ignore stupid trends, and save money since they only buy clothes that are 100% right for them.

I actually do the opposite of promoting the fashion industry as other bloggers do because I only accept payment from clients. This means I can be 100% honest and only have my clients’ interests at heart.

Shopping becomes fast and easy for them because they simply ignore 90% of the clothes in stores and zone in on a few pieces that are perfect for them and their bodies.

This means they look 10 lbs lighter, 10 years younger, and finally start loving their bodies – maybe even for the first time.

They feel hot as hell and get a huge confidence boost so they can get out there and promote their business.

 

Listen to Ash Ambirge from The Middle Finger Project:

“If you’ve ever wanted to feel like both (a) a celebrity and (b) the coolest human alive, I cannot recommend hiring Hilde enough!!! (Cue: ALL THE KAZOOS.)

As someone who looooooves fashion, and who thinks she has pretty decent personal style (with the exception of that furry jacket from 2006) I never thought about hiring a personal stylist UNTIL all the sudden I realized that I might have an eye for style, but no CLUE how to dress for my body type. (Especially considering that my body type is playing a not-so-funny game of musical chairs.)

Pair that with an upcoming photo shoot for my brand, and I was all sorts of anxious about looking my best in front of the camera—which they say also adds another 15 fun-loving pounds.

That’s where Hilde came in. She worked with me virtually, which was a huge, huge help, given that I was in Costa Rica at the time, to help me plan and arrange the perfect, body-slimming wardrobe that was sharp, dynamite AND on-brand.

The minute she came on board I felt this hugeeee relief lifted off of my shoulders—it was so nice not to have to worry about this, for once, and just show up!

Whether you’re doing something professionally or just personally, this is a huge game-changer, and I’m convinced every woman should have someone on their wardrobe team at least once in their life.

This is one treat that isn’t so much a treat, but a necessity. I’d hire Hilde every day of my life if I could. It’s just a bonus that she’s so awesome and sweet on top of it all!

Let’s be real for a second. I’m not God’s gift to women (that’s Lewis Howes.)

But, I do have an unfair advantage when it comes to making your body look hot as hell.

You see. I have 5 years of fashion school and 20 years of fashion design behind my studded beltI know everything about making clothes fit like a glove, hiding body parts you want to hide, and flaunting those you love.

I’m also a mother who knows what it’s like to wear maternity jeans for MONTHS after having a baby.

Yes, I’ve been overweight, but I was so good at dressing for my body type that everyone thought I was a size M when honestly I was XL. So, while grown women who copy young skinny bloggers don’t always look that hot, they can look and feel absolutely stunning if they learn to dress for their particular body type.

 

Here’s Amanda Smith who didn’t recognize herself after she became a mom:

“Hilde is magical. Get Style Confidence. The word confidence.

You don’t realize it when you just start down this process but it hits you in a certain moment – and realizing at that moment that I do have the confidence to wear things like the dress I have on today.  

I was not by any stretch of the imagination comfortable in this outfit, probably 2-3 years ago, but then I worked with Hilde and she brought back that confidence. And a lot of it for me had to do with my body type, and having a baby, and not being comfortable in my own skin.

And Hilde, beyond words:

Thank you for bringing that back in my life and making me feel confident in the clothes I can wear now and making me feel beautiful again.”

OMG! This testimonial from Amanda is why I get up in the morning!

Helping women fall in LOVE with their bodies – without counting a single calorie is my MISSION and now you can fall head over heels too:

I’ve created a quick starter guide for dressing for your body type that show’s you the first easy baby steps that will get you results today.

Let me introduce:

So now you can bring out that HOTTIE who’s hiding inside you and look slim and confident using fashion tricks alone.

You’ll finally look and feel beautiful – just like those successful online stars who seem to have it all: BOTH the looks and the business.

Sign up below and I’ll send you my 3 FREE emails and PDF-guide with the exact ways to:

– Camouflage the tummy so no-one knows it’s even there.

– Lift the booty so you look like a gym bunny.

It includes:

1. A friendly warning about the tops you find in every single store that make you look like barrel

– and what to wear instead.

2. A friendly warning about the popular pants that add pounds BOTH to your waist and your butt

–  and what to wear instead.

3. A friendly tip on how to make your butt and tummy look HOT

– by changing the way you dress a completely different body part.

 

BUT BE AWARE:

Don’t look behind you to see who that tall handsome stranger is checking out.

He’s looking at YOU 🙂

 

Sign up below so you can go from frumpy mom to hot business babe:

Are your Brand Colors making you look Pasty Faced?

Are your Brand Colors making you look Pasty Faced?

“Do I have to wear my brand colors at my photoshoot?”

I get this question on Facebook all the time and I always rush in to help because I have April’s troubling story fresh in mind. And I don’t want YOU to screw up your photos by making that same mistake.

Let me tell you what happened:

April Anonymous absolutely HATED her new photos.

The green dress echoed the slight green tinge underneath her sleep-deprived mommy eyes and made her skin look ghostly and foul.

“OMG. Do I actually look like that?

I might as well crawl back to bed and never come out.”

She didn’t even wanna think about how much money that shoot had cost her.

Then there was that disgusting looking Facebook Live in black top where she looked more wrinkly than even her grandma.

How the hell did those other ladies do it?

How come Bushra always looked so gorgeous on HER live streams?

Guess what.

This could happen to you anyone with a brand and a website.

You see. April’s web designer had picked brand colors that made her look terrible in photos:

Check them out right here:

There wasn’t a single color like bright blue, burgundy, or red that would make a Parisian looking beauty with gorgeous pale skin and shiny black hair glow on camera.

What a shame!

Her website was FULL of green and she had to resort to neutrals like black and grey when doing videos and those colors made her look 10 years older.

You can compare that to MY website color palette:

The bright colors are cherry-picked to fit my complexion AND my brand spirit. Then I’ve added black and white which makes it easy for me to find shoes, jackets, cardigans, and handbags that fit my outfit and my brand. The colors look great and they are super easy to wear.

There are SO many online owners who have the exact same as problem as April’s.

Maybe that’s why they feel so icky promoting their website and never reach out for podcast interviews and guest posting: just because they HATE sending out their bio photos.

Maybe that’s why they’re stuck.

The point is:

Pick a range of website colors that is planned out in a way that makes it a no-brainer for you to find gorgeous clothes for photos and videos.

Your clothes and colors need to do 2 jobs:

  1. Communicate your brand message and work with your website colors.
  2. Make you look and feel gorgeous because they work for your complexion and
    your hair color.

I help women entrepreneurs with all of this by going deep into exactly colors are perfect for them during my color consultations, but I also have a quick fix for you:

How to find colors that make you look beautiful in just ONE MINUTE!

This super-easy trick is an astonishingly simple way to bypass that whole:

  • I don’t know if I’m a Spring or a Summer or what that even means.
  • I have no idea what colors suit me.
  • I feel that I look old and drab.

Let me introduce:

Hilde’s COLOR SNAP Technique

Minutes from now you’ll finally know which colors make your skin, hair, and eyes glow like never before.

Simply watch my ONE MINUTE video and spend just ONE MINUTE doing the Color Snap Technique and you’ll know exactly which colors to wear.

  • Which colors make your eyes look dull and which make them glow.
  • Which colors emphasize your wrinkles or spots and which make your skin look clear and beautiful.
  • Which colors make your hair look fantastic.

Sign up for the quick video right HERE:

Pretty and Professional in the Heat

Pretty and Professional in the Heat

The first day of summer is absolutely magical!

Basking in the sun you feel the tension in your shoulders melt like ice-cream with strawberries, and all those cold, dark winter months evaporate from memory like cool morning dew from fresh green grass. Mmm. Life sure is wonderful!

Until…. you look down and realize that those sandals that served you so well during last year’s summer vacation just won’t cut it at today’s business lunch with your classy new client.

Your go-to work outfits would turn you into a sweaty mess in a matter of minutes and your summer wardrobe is just too beachy for a professional expert.

What on earth can you wear to meetings and conferences on sweltering days that were made for bikinis and sparkling drinks?

PALAZZO PANTS

These super comfy wide-legged trousers are perfect for summer.

They should be roomy and airy and made from a natural fiber such as linen, silk, or cotton so that moisture is transported away from your skin. Make sure there isn’t too much fabric around the waist and hips because that might add bulk.

Luxurious or City Chic styling will keep you from looking too Bohemian for business: Elegant sandals (high or low) and a beautiful pedicure makes a huge difference.

Shorts and pants can be so much more comfortable than wearing a skirt since you avoid having your legs rub against each other.

 

 

 

SLEEVELESS JACKETS

When you want to be exquisitely elegant and formal you should try a sleeveless jacket. If you prefer to cover your arms it can easily be styled with a long or short-sleeved top.

Platform sandals are perfect if you want a little extra height but still feel comfortable. The best kinds have airy rubber soles that give you a happy little bounce every little step you take.

My latest trick is to wear my workout tops outside the gym. I get basic shapes without big logos and style them with skirts and jewelry. They are perfect in the heat because they’re made of moisture transporting fabric that’s specially constructed to keep you cool when you’re sweating.

 

 

AIRY DRESSES & FLOWING SKIRTS AND TOPS

There’s nothing better than a cooling breeze on your skin so bring out some airy, flowy garments.

This look is perfect for a Beach Babe but might be a tad too bohemian for a business meeting.

You can easily wear your flowy skirt with a straight or basic top to create a balanced look.

A wide top can be worn with straight trousers or Capri pants.

Another trick is to add some professional-looking accessories and do your hair in a smooth style rather than a romantic one.

CULOTTES

These short, wide trouser-skirts have been trendy for a while and they are the perfect option for a formal chic look in the heat.

The short and wide shape of culottes can make your legs look shorter so I absolutely recommend high heels or wedges to create balanced proportions

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