It was time. After ten years of personal styling, divorce, moving house, illness and life in general - it was time for a new beginning, my very own personal new beginning. I connected with the guru of transition, Colette Werden who quickly cut to the chase of what the make over was really all about. I allowed myself to be coachable and Colette did her best work. Phase I had begun. She sorted through my chosen outfits for the photo shoot and then started pieces together things I would never have connected. She did what I do for my clients, I just could not do that for myself. Yeah, I was nervous. Put yourself in my shoes. Reckon you might be too. With the greatest of respect she enquired into the possibility of my daughter's wardrobe ......... and in we went to borrow a leather jacket from materialbyproduct a $20 skirt and a pair of red heels. Well ....... I never ...... thought I would do that! But it worked and my lovely 22 year old daughter was delighted and quite flattered to be honest! On the day of the photo shoot, I started with Bianca at Capelli Armadale for hair that the camera would be happy with. That means no sticky uppy bits! She knew the drill. Bianca has done all of this before. Bruce had cut and coloured the week before. Yes there is a pattern shaved into the back of my head. Peta-Gai weaved magic with her beautiful make up from Iridis under instruction from Colette about exactly which red the camera and my skin tone would be happy with. n the background I was conscious of a thick and fast conversation going on between Colette and the magician I like to own as my photographer, Joel Rainford. Every little detail ...... covered. Intense conversation leaving me feeling pretty smart for the dream team I had selected. No stone was left unturned. Joel was determined that she knew how to capture the desired look. Colette was not leaving anything to chance. Professional to the finest detail. The brief was to capture my personality, professional, trustworthy, fun, a tad rebellious, engaging and have you feel like you need to pick up the phone and hire me! I've spent the new year holiday period giving away, donating or ebaying the clothing in my wardrobe that no longer serves me. It belonged to my friend Helen who has now moved forward. The look is clean, sleek and modern. I'm owning my curves and sense of sassy! Time to celebrate my shape. Now I'm not suggesting that the gypsy or the hippie in me has gone forever ...... I'm just more select about when she comes out! My dream team are worth their weight in gold and I highly recommend them. This transition to a new brand has been an inside out progression. It is strategic and fits with a new, challenging and exciting 2014. Looking forward to sharing Phase II with you soon.