As a teenager I had a passion for fashion and clothes, I was very fashion conscious and loved putting different styles together. People would always approach me, complement and would ask me if I was a stylist, that’s when I discovered my natural gifted talent.
Looking back I was always fascinated about fashion, people and that great combination. Even when I was out shopping with friends I would always style and advise them on what to buy. I guess you could say I had a natural eye.
I decided to follow my passion for fashion, vision and purpose in launching my own business 4 years ago called Unique Image London a personal styling image consultancy with a holistic approach.
My main purpose is to help people reconnect with their authentic selves and discover their values that will lead them to live a fulfilled life and purposes. I work with private clients and organizations to develop a powerful personal brand that will help them stand out in their field.
Our philosophy is styling people from the inside out. Unique Image London run workshops that have helped young people succeed right from the basics; starting from the importance of Image, Values, Personal Branding, Confidence coaching, interview coaching. We understand the fashion industry is a competitive place to build your career, so our mission is to helping students to maximize their potential in nailing that most sought after interview. We also inspire them by sharing our own personal experience by giving our own testimonies, knowledge and sharing the challenges we faced in the industry.
After successfully completing a BA Hons Degree in Retail Management, I have had the privilege of working over 20 years in the fashion industry for renowned brands such as: D&G, Elle Magazine, Nicole Farhi, MTV, House of Fraser, Tommy Hilfiger, Top Shop, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Wolverine, FitFlop and Jimmy Choo.
I have been certified with (PTLLS) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector course as my client profile expanded and I am aiming at teaching in workshops and target a wider audience.
I have also had styling projects with MTV, styling the senior producer for the MTV awards, Mobo Awards, The VAM, TV interviews, photo shoots, editorials and many more.
Celebrity styling has included:
A photo shoot for The Independent newspaper with Jasmine Dotiwala alongside Mariah Carey.
Faith Evans feature for Elle Magazine.
Lurine Cato for the Wise Women Award in 2012
We completed a pilot project called Skin Deep in February 2016 for LCF outreach department for 14-17year olds, here is the link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUFpQ6X1Jy8
- LCF 2015 we ran workshops on Effective Presentation Skills and how to pitch you idea.
- LCF 2015 we ran workshop for BA & MA students for Portfolio preparation for work placements and for students seeking full-time employment in the industry.
- LCF careers department I am currently a mentor for MA and BA students.
I also delivered a workshop at Conisborough College November 2014 for young people aged 10-11 year olds.
We have has successfully delivered workshops for disadvantaged and unemployed young people aged 18-24 year olds for Kaleidoscope recruitment.
BBC Media Trust November 2012 and October 2013, we successfully delivered the workshop for their community journalists and interns. Here is a video with their feedback
I am also currently also in partnership with FIGSOL CIC (www.figsol.com) who is a charity led organization that provides fluid and Liminal coaching methods, using cutting edge research led mechanisms. Candidates prepare a Personal Brand Storyboard.
FIGSOL CIC seeks to put the key elements of your Personal Brand in one place – values, strengths, style, skills, looking at questions at self competence and behavior in the workplace, communication and motivation.
Resilience Toughness – Morals and Values
Looking at first impression, personal branding inner integrity, self-esteem confidence and retail engagement
CV coaching surgeries on STAR methods, interview techniques coaching.