Collette from Drummoyne was given a Christmas Git Voucher and booked in for a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience and a 3 Hour Wardrobe Organisation in April 2009 which took place at her home, Westfield Chastwood and Chatswood Chase.
"After 3 years wearing Maternity or "Breastfeeding-kind" clothes having had two kids, I was completely fed up with my frumpy wardrobe and after long sleepless nights and beginning to not take care of my appearance - sad but true! - I wanted to feel more feminine again. Angela was inspirational she took a quick look through my wardrobe told me what "gaps" needed filling and listened to my needs.
Then we went off on a shopping trip to Chatswood that left me feeling like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman with all my shopping bags!! With just a few core items for my wardrobe and some great fashion accessories plus other bits and pieces Angela transformed my wardrobe. EVERY item Angela picked for me even if I was a little hesitant once I tried it on it made perfect sense and looked great! Later that day I put on one of the outfits that Angela had picked out for me and I received numerous compliments from my Partner and friends that we met that evening. It gave me such a confidence boost!
I was so inspired by Angela's choices that I had Angela come back a week later for a wardrobe makeover, which was great! She helped me clear out a lot of stuff, but better again she showed me how to mix and match items that I would never have put together in my wardrobe and would have probably thrown out or never worn again. My wardrobe is now still functioning as it did when Angela re-modelled it (you'll be glad to hear Angela!), it has taken the stress out of finding items to wear and match and the layout is just great. I've raved to all my friends and family about my two experiences - they are now planning on booking in too!!
Cannot recommend Angela enough, she gave me a boost when I needed it most, leave it to the expert she certainly knows her stuff, plus she is such a lovely person to deal with.
Thanks again Angela and I will be in touch again soon!!"
Linda from Nelson purchased a Fashion Styling Online Profile for herself and her daughter-in-law Emma in April 2009
"I have gone through my Fashion Styling Online Profile and highlighted in my new gorgeous, up to date, easy to follow, great pictures, shopping guide.The site is easy to follow and love the colours and backgrounds for following the advise. Have highlighted my personalised advise in MY shopping guide. Very much like the line and design, pattern and colour coordination and other new bits, love it. Love it so much I have bought the package for friends and will probably keep it in mind for more ladies I care about. Thank you for your service!!!!!!!!"
Lisa from Croydon booked in for a 2 hour Personal Shopping Experience given to her by her lovely Husband in June 2009 which took place at Westfield Parramatta.
"I wish I had have known about Angela sooner! I bought more clothes in 2 hours that suited my colouring, my shape and my personality than I had managed to buy over my entire lifetime. Angela has a real knack at knowing what clothes will look great and feel comfortable. I no longer have to face my wardrobe each morning wondering what on earth I will wear...I came away with an entire wardrobe of clothes, shoes and accessories that feel amazing, together with an idea of what type of clothes suit my colouring and shape and the confidence to try something different..all in 2 hours of shopping! Thanks Angela, now when I go out I dress like a confident and feminine young mother as opposed to an 18 year old tomboy and it feels fantastic! I hope to see you again in the summer!"
Andrea from Engadine booked in for a 2 hour Make Up Lesson with Rozlyne Vidal in June 2009 which took place at Rozlyne's Studio in Cronulla.
"Rozlyne was brilliant! I learnt so much. I can't believe I can finally do my eye make-up. She is very thorough and does it step by step, so it is easy to duplicate myself. I would highly recommend her!! Thanks for helping to organise the session."
Anonymous Clients (Female and Male) who have booked for a variety of Style Angel Experiences with a RedBalloon Gift Voucher in June and July 2009
"My session with fashion stylist Angela was excellent. She knew exactly what was required to make the session as quick and worthwhile as possible. I actually saved a lot of money using her service which was mostly due to her savvy business sense. Highly recommend Angela and would ask for her service next time I need clothes. Anonymous Male RedBalloon Client
"I loved it, and would recommend anyone that wanted to do this, DO IT! "I
have already told a lot of people about my experience as I enjoyed it
so much. I had no idea that the shopping experience was available and I
have told all of my girlfriends about it so that they too can have a
shopping spree like no other. Angela (the fashion guru) and I would
visit a store, I would go into the change room and Angela would hand me
item after item of clothes to try on that specifically suited my body
shape and my colouring. I would then show her once I tried on the
garment and she would let me know her opinion, good or not so good. I
would then decide if I liked the garment enough to add it to my
wardrobe. She encouraged me only to buy something if I loved it and
felt comfortable in it. While I paid for the items that I wanted to
purchase, Angela would already be in the next shop scouring the racks
for more clothes that I should try on. She was amazing and had an
incredible ability to choose the clothes that would suit both my body
shape and personality. At the end of the day I came away with a pair of
jeans, a pair of black boots, a jacket, 5 gorgeous tops, earrings, 2
necklaces, 2 scarves, one amazing dress and a new sense of what type of
clothes to buy in the future to look my best. I can't believe how much
better I feel going out in clothes that I feel comfortable and
confident in. An experience I would definitely recommend to anyone,
including my husband!"Anonymous Female RedBalloon Client
"This was a fantastic way to learn about my body shape, what style of clothes would suit me, and how to find them in a store. I learnt how to match colours and styles to make a whole outfit work together. Angela was friendly and helpful and I feel much more confident in shopping!"Anonymous Female RedBalloon Client
"Yes, I have already told a few friends about my experience and they are keen to try it. I also think that I will do it again just prior to summer for my summer wardrobe. It was great to be able to go shopping and know that everything that you buy will work for you. I am also very excited that I can now go to my wardrobe I pick out anything to wear and it will all go together. I think that it will actually save me money because I have not wasted any money on clothes that I wont wear. I am very happy. I no longer feel like a daggy mother. Thank you." Anonymous Female RedBalloon Client
Joanne from Kangaroo Point booked in for a 3 hour Mother's Day Special Personal Shopping Experience in June 2009 which took place at her home and in Westfield Miranda.
"I had an amazing experience with Angela, she was instantly likeable and I felt that she would be honest and I could trust her to transform my wardrobe. We were so quick in and out of every shop as she just picked whatever was my right colour and shape, and while I tried them on while she searched for accessories or shoes, it was so productive! I think I bought almost everything she recommended, it was the best 2 hour shop I've ever done. I now have a new set of colours in my wardrobe, quite a few I had never worn before. I think I always went for my favorite colours which now I realise didn't actually suit me. I also feel thinner and more stylish in my new clothes. I would definitely consider doing this again when it's summer to revamp that part of my wardrobe."
Dev from Pyrmont booked in for a 2 hour Wardrobe Organisation for Men combined with a Personal Shopping Consultation for Men in April 2009 which took place at his home and in David Jones in Sydney.
"You have changed my entire wardrobe! 9 new shirts, 6 new pants and a spanking new Zegna Suit. I can no longer contemplate wearing the stuff I used to wear now that you have helped to open my eyes! Thanks again. The session was very helpful"
Michelle from Gymea received a Gift Voucher for a Colour Consultation in April 2009 which took place at the Style Angel Studio.
"I am absolutely loving my colors and the personal colour cards. It made going through my winter wardrobe a lot of fun. We just had a couple of days at Port Stephens and I always enjoy to shop some where different. I used my personal colour cards to buy a couple of items in colours I don't normally wear. Now I'm looking forward to wearing them out."
Allan from Pleasure Point received a Gift Voucher from his wife Sheena for a 2 hour Wardrobe Consultation for Men and 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience for Men in April 2009 which took place at his home and in Sydney City Centre.
"When I first got the voucher I said What!!, I could have got a couple of hot laps in a commodore for that price, I must say I was skeptical. But after the initial wardrobe consultation, I was sold. I got rid of all the clothes that I didn't use but was reluctant to throw out, we certainly put a dent in the wardrobe. The shopping trip was unbelievable to say the least, I have never shopped like that. Shuffling through the entire Mens department in Myer and selection over 60 items with someone who knows what looks good on me was a blessing. Go Style Angel"
Michelle from Kirrawee booked in for a 3 hour Style, Colour and Wardrobe Consultation in November 2008 and a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience in March 2009 which took place in Miranda Westfield.
"My experiences with Angela, "the Style Angel", have been absolutely brilliant.
Firstly Angela came to my home for a style and colour consultation. From the moment we started I knew I was onto something good! After all these years of wearing the same style of clothes and the same types of colours, my eyes have been completely opened as to what looks good on me and what doesn't. I think of all the money I have wasted over the years on clothes that have never been worn and just sit in my wardrobe. After we did the colour analysis and style consultation, Angela and I went through my wardrobe organising my clothes into three piles... the goods, the maybe's, and the no's... it was very therapeutic and by the end of the process Angela had taught me enough that I could do this myself !! Whilst the "no" pile was fairly large it showed me how desperately I needed the consultation and the mistakes I had made...
My next adventure was the 3 hour shopping experience at my local Westfield. Not being a great lover of clothes shopping, I was apprehensive and wondering how I would last for 3 hours of shopping... but was I pleasantly surprised! The 3 hours passed in no time. Angela showed me how to scan a rack of clothes and automatically choose what will work and what wont.... I bought more clothes in that day that I normally would in months and every single item I have worn and feel confident and comfortable in. She introduced me to shops that I normally would not even step into and where they have so many options that suit my shape. Now I know what to look for my fear of clothes shopping has certainly diminished.
Since meeting Angela and having my "makeover" (It was a present to myself for my upcoming 40th birthday!) I have never had so many compliments as "wow that colour looks great on you" and "that top looks fantastic". Where before I would be getting ready to go out with the "I have nothing to wear attitude", I now look forward to getting ready and choosing what I am going to wear. I go out feeling positive and confident.
Angela truly is a style Angel, (and a lovely person), and I would recommend this experience to anyone."
Elsie from Carringbah received a Christmas Gift Voucher from her Daughter in QLD for a Colour Workshop, a Style Workshop and a Make Up Workshop with Rozlyne Vidal which all took place in February and March 2009. Elsie also purchased her Colour Swatch with 60 of her best Colours and her Colour Profile.
"Just wanted to say thank you for the really enjoyable and informative workshops that I attended. I feel I have learnt so many do's and don'ts with colour and style and as you know I was feeling a little unsure about my age being a barrier (Elsie is a young 75, and one of the most Stylish ladies I have met), but you made me feel very comfortable and welcome and I really enjoyed your company and the company of the other girls. Thank you once again Angela and I will look out for you down at Miranda Fair shopping with your ladies."
Carolyn from Edgecliff booked in for a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience which took place in Sydney City Pitt Street Mall in February 2009.
"I had a wonderful time on Saturday, many thanks again for all of your help, guidance and support on our fabulous shopping adventure. I am absolutely thrilled with my purchases and my work colleagues have already commented on my new outfits, which is great! So thank you!"
Lucie from Paddington received a Gift Voucher from her friend Sophie for a 2 hour Wardrobe Makeover and Personal Shopping Experience in December 2008 which took place at her home and in Sydney City Centre.
"Working with Angela has helped me gain a better understanding of the colours and styles that suit me, and I identified the gaping holes in my wardrobe that need filling! However, I also know that with Angela's shopping expertise these gaps will be filled with clothes that are versatile and will be worn rather than just sitting in the cupboard. This whole experience has opened my eyes to what is possible and the proof that it works is in the number of compliments I have received about the choice of colours I am now wearing."
Susie from Northern Illawara booked in for a 2 hour Wardrobe Makeover in November 2008 and a 2 hour Personal Shopping Experience which took place in Westfield Miranda in December 2008.
"Thanks again for our shopping/styling session. I am really enjoying my purchases and feeling much better in the way I am dressing. I know it's just the start of the whole makeover process, so thank you for steering me in the right direction â€“ I'm already receiving compliments on my new clothes! I'm sure I'll be in touch later down the track"
Hannah from Kellyville booked in for a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience which took place in Castle Towers in December 2008.
"Thanks so much Angela, you were so helpful and I'm very happy with the clothes. You just pulled the best items right off the rack, and I'm especially happy with the trousers!! Wore the skirt outfit yesterday and felt great.
Thanks so much for your help and taking me and my sis shopping, as well as hanging all the clothes back up after (saved me so much time!), we thoroughly enjoyed it and got so much out of it.
You really taught me what type of clothes to look for and shoes also, and I found a flat slip-on pair to start me off soon after our session ended, which doesn't come off my feet! Will be looking for heels nextâ€¦
Thanks for the face shape handout also, very helpful.
I had a very satisfying session with Angela. Now I feel totally equipped to do my own clothes (etc) shopping in the future and I plan to make the most of it in the new year sales!"
Melanie from Cremorne booked in for a 4 hour Personal Shopping Experience which took place in Sydney City Centre in December 2008. She also purchased her Personal Colour Swatch with 50 of her best colours.
"Thanks so much Angela, I had such a great day and am so much happier in myself just having some confidence now in knowing what things suit me.
It is so great to have in mind now what else I need to complement the things I've now got. I threw out almost all my existing work clothes on Sunday, just keeping things that could work in with the new items!
Today I wore the taupe suit with emerald green top, brown bracelets and earrings and the stone shoes and bag. Everyone says I look great so that is really nice!
Yes, I did a big fashion parade for my partner and also one of my friends who also thought everything was great! The Review dress with the thick black material and frilled pale top is definitely still my favourite "special dress". Thanks again for everything."
Corinne from Sylvania booked in for a Style and Colour Consultation in May 2008 followed by a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience which took place in Westfield Miranda in May 2008. In October 2008 Corinne booked in for a second 3 Hour Personal Shopping Experience which took place in Sydney City Centre.
"My experiences with Angela have been fantastic and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. I embarked on my "style journey" shortly before my 40th birthday when I decided that I needed to figure out once and for all the styles and colours that would suit my body shape. For years shopping trips would end in tears or with bags of clothes that people talked me into buying and were never worn. Angela helped me recognise which styles I should stay away from (interestingly many of the ones I wore almost daily) and the colour analysis opened up a whole new world of options for me.
Since I've had my makeover I have had people tell me that I look better than I have in 15 years or that I've lost 10 or 20 kilos, it's amazing to me what proper fitting clothes in the correct styles and colours can do. I'm much more self assured and no longer feel like the ugly duckling.
Angela made the entire process as pain free as possible and I never felt like she was frustrated with me or shocked at my lack of personal style. She also recommended a hair stylist and make-up lesson both of which have added to my new look and confidence. She truly is a style angel!"
Pauline received a Gift Voucher from her 3 daughters for Mothers Day and she booked in for a 2 hour Personal Shopping Experience at Castle Towers in September 2008.
"My daughter and I had the most fun girlie day shopping with a personal stylist. Angela Barbagallo met us at our local shopping centre looking like a supermodel, we instantly knew we were in good hands! Angela was well prepared by using the questionnaires and photos that I completed prior to the day. She had colours and styles charted so we could make the most of our 2 hour styling. Her advice was always considerate and invaluable and I am thrilled with the purchases that I made on the day. I now feel confident that in the future I will be able to make the right choices with which colours and styles to add to my wardrobe."
Margot Cairnes, CEO of Zaffyre International from North Sydney booked in for a Wardrobe Organization in May 2007 and Personal Shopping Experiences in May, June and August 2007 as well as June 2008. In January 2008 she booked in for a Commitment Ceremony Styling for her and her Bridesmaids.
"Angela has changed my life. First she arrived and convinced me to throw out all my clothes. This was relatively easy because a) I had recently lost 13 kilos and b) I was undergoing a massive change of life style and new clothes were in order. Then she took me shopping and we had a ball. I have never really enjoyed shopping but shopping with Angela is plain fun. When I wear what we bought together I get a response from people that is enviable. I feel better, look better and enjoy life more. Angela has helped me find and build on my own sense of style. I now love clothes, love dressing up and, feel more feminine than I have in years. My life has many aspects family, social and business. Angela was able to help me find what was right for me in each situation. The impact of my new image on those around me has already brought Angela a lot of new clients â€“ I can highly recommend her to anyone wanting to upgrade their image in line with their personality and life style."
Judy from Revesby Heights, booked in for a 90 minute Colour Consultation in August 2008
"A quick but nevertheless sincere, thank you for your time and expert advice on Thursday. I enjoyed the experience immensely and although a little surprised at a few of swatches in the group, can't wait to see the effect of the purples, pinks and yellows when matched correctly with the core colours. I'm still absorbing the information contained in the booklet and although I have 'culled' some things from my wardrobe, I'm still yet to hit the shops. I will let you know the outcome of the shopping spree when it begins."
Gillian from Bellevue Hill booked in for a 3 hour Personal Shopping Experience in June 2008.
"For anyone thinking of seeking advice from a personal stylist I can fully recommend Angela from Style Angel Corporation. I had the pleasure of spending 3and 1/2 hours with her last Friday and I feel it was the best shopping investment I have ever made. In our initial contact Angela had already given me some homework to do and so when she arrived at my home she came with a printout already full of tips for me and a colour analysis chart. Angela first scanned my existing wardrobe and offered many new and exciting suggestions to utilizing my clothes. Also with great tact and diplomacy she pointed out my shopping mistakes and gave me the reasons for them. Every one of these were the outfits that when I have got them home and put them on I have never felt right in them and back they go into the wardrobe, now thanks to Angela I know why. She also picked out the clothes that I feel good wearing and also explained the reasons why. Finishing wardrobe analysis we headed for the shopping mall.Not only was there the fun of getting new outfits but the next 2and 1/2 hours with Angela changed the way I approach shopping. I learned how to quickly scan racks and how to know what clothes would be worth trying on. Angela had inquired about my budget and although that was not a great concern to me I finished up purchasing outfits in a range of prices.A pair of pants cost me just $49 and one of my tops was $19 both of which look great on me, so whatever your budget I am sure Angela will find you something. We also headed for the lingerie department where the bra fitting was the most "uplifting" experience and I fully recommended to any lady if they have never had a professional bra fitment to go and get one. From my time spent with Angela I am confident that I have learned to shop productively and avoid the costly mistakes made in the past.Her invaluable advice has already given rise to many positive comments from friends and colleagues and I am no longer standing in front of my wardrobe lamenting the fact I have nothing to wear. Thanks Angela not only are you a lovely person to have met but you have increased my confidence and self assurance."
Irena from Kiara (WA) purchased a Fashion Styling Online Profile via the RedBalloon website in May 2008
"I have just received the pack which I ordered from my Red Balloon voucher and downloaded my Fashion Styling Online Profile. It was so informative and so interesting that I sat went through the whole thing which took over 2 hours on my computer. One thing that I noticed was how similar my own clothing style selections were to those recommended on this program. Now I know where I went wrong, not with the styles I used to choose, but with the colors!! All the 'great, good, and good only if,' seemed to match all my clothing selections, and it was good to know that I seem to select clothing items which complement my size and body shape. However I still was not too happy with my wardrobe and couldn't work out why. Now I realise that color wise, I did not have enough mix and match outfits and this made my wardrobe not work to well for me. Thanks to this informative guide you sent me, I now know what I need to do (especially getting rid of some of the ghastly prints I have accumulated) I have too many either dark colors and very light colors, and not enough medium colors to soften the look. Happily I can remedy this and I am sure it will make a huge difference to my wardrobe. Thank you so much for this fashion styling program. I had such great fun reading it and analyzing my good and bad features (which everyone has) I feel I am now armed with a lot more knowledge and style savvy than I ever had before. The booklet provided also had some good examples of the mistakes I have been making for decades. I will take my book and my notes with me on all my shopping expeditions from now on."
Cathy from Engadine attended the "Secret Women's Business" Seminar in May 2008
"We all had another great night & wow... what a surprise being given the Nancy Ganz shape wear, that was definately a bonus & very much appreciated!! So the thanks must go to you & the other ladies for a very informative night. I'll certainly be in touch if my friends would like to book anything else. Many thanks Angela"
Judy from Revesby Heights attended the "Secret Women's Business" Seminar in May 2008
"Sincere thanks to you, bras and underwear and generally not a lover of shopping. Not any more. The only downside to my newly acquired knowledge is that I have just measured myself following your instructions and, yes, you guessed it, wrong size bra. Rozlyne's artistry with Julie's Make over on stage was also amazing. Julie's 'highlights' although quite subtle, made a noticeable difference to her facial appearance. I think I might be up to some shopping on the weekend. I like the idea of being able to hide some of those bumps. Again, thank you, and please put me on your mailing list for any future 'Secret Women's Business' evenings."
Craig from Castle Hill booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in May 2008
"It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial. I found Angela to be vibrant, energetic and 100% committed. Angela was very professional in her approach and fully understood the need for me to balance my fashion styling between business and pleasure. Angela is a charismatic fashion stylist and you will find that her energy is very contagious with just 2 hours of her time and using her basic fashion principles, I have been able to achieve a style that has enhanced my confidence. I believe the achievements I have now made in business and on a personal level are a direct result of Angela assistance. (First impression count) Thanks again Angela "If you continue to do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got".
Peter from Bondi Junction booked in for a Style and Colour Consultation for Men and Personal Shopping Experience in April 2008
"Fantastic! Angela was great. First time I met her she was very friendly and stylishly dressed. Even down to the last little detail. So I knew I was in good hands. Angela helped me sort out my wardrobe that was in dire straits and showed me how to shop for the right clothes. My wardrobe now, while only small at this stage, is filled with multi-colored clothes which are not only great for my body and color, but clothes which I actual feel good wearing. I would definitely recommend Angela to help with getting your style right."
Liliana from Concorde received a Gift Voucher for a Personal Shopping Experience in April 2008
"I received a Gift Voucher for my 40th Birthday for a 3hr session with Angela. We went through my wardrobe and then shopping. A small group of friends had organised to be with me on the day, so it turned out to be a great shared event. Angela was very focused and shared a lot of knowledge with us. Her gentle easy going approach combined with her enthusiasm created a memorable experience we still talk about. And most importantly I now know what colors and styles suit me best and shopping for clothes is so much easier and lots more fun. Its taken the headache out of deciding what will look good and what wont before I even try it on. It was a great gift idea!!! LOVED IT."
Lorraine from Bondi received a Gift Voucher for a Style & Colour Consultation and a Personal Shopping Experience in April 2008
"I was given this as a present from my husband and it is the best present he has ever given me. The highlight was shopping with Angela. She chose colors that I would not have normally looked at and as a result my wardrobe is looking much brighter now. The shopping style guides are fantastic and I actually spend less time shopping because I know exactly what I want before I go."
Vera Karpowicz, Executive Assistant, Burwood Council booked a Workshop for the Burwood Council Executive Assistants in February 2008
"Burwood Council recently commenced an exciting staff project called Our Burwood - Journey to Success. As part of this program, I was given the task of finding a stylist to put together a package for our Personal Assistants to motivate them in dressing professionally.
I emailed three organizations off the internet - Angela Barbagallo being one of those three. Angela was the only person who rang me to ask what we were specifically looking for. We spent time on the phone and she prepared a tailored package according to our needs. This package included a general overview aimed at females as well as a personalized packages put together for each PA according to her size, shape and needs.
Angela was extremely helpful, professional and very patient. She knew exactly what our needs were and the packages presented were of high quality, well thought through and a lot of effort has been put into each one.
Burwood Council will be looking at other programs that Angela has to offer over the next couple of months that appeal to the male and female in improving their business and social success. I will be more than happy to speak to you in recommending Angela"
Rosemary from Regentville booked a 3 hour Group Workshop "How to Dress Right for Your Body Type" for her 5 girlfriends in February 2008
"I had a great time, I found "The "Workshop on How to dress Right for Your Body Type" really helpful . Margaret and I went straight out shopping after everyone had gone to test the rules.
It's going to take practice but I'm up for it! We all thought the way you directed the session and kept it all flowing was wonderful, we had concerns initially that there wouldn't be enough time for 6 of us to each get enough out of the 31/2 hours ,but as you said you learn from each other and about each other; I know now Caroline suits my green dress much better than I did! The group session is a great introduction to the services you provide and does leave you wanting more. Thank you very much I really enjoyed the day."
Margaret from Telopea attended a 3 hour Group Workshop "How to Dress Right for Your Bodyshape" with her 5 girlfriends in February 2008
"Thank you for all your hard work you put into the seminar last Friday. The course was fun as well as providing a whole new approach to choosing clothes. Armed with the information I learnt, I was able to review my entire wardrobe and now have a much greater understanding why certain designs of clothes do not suit me, what styles are better suited to my body shape and also how to wear some of my existing clothes differently to create a better effect. I probably have a lot more to learn but it was a great start!"
Linda from Marsfield attended a 3 hour Group Workshop "How to Dress Right for Your Bodyshape" with her 5 girlfriends in February 2008
"The "Workshop on How to dress Right for Your Body Type" was really great for me. I went home and re-looked at my entire wardrobe and saw it in a different light. I also re-looked at my body through your eyes and now don't see this gross waistline. I now have a much better idea about lines and shapes. I sat having coffee at the shopping center and categorized people into triangles, inverted triangles, rectangles, squares and hour glass. It was quite instructive. I can look in the mirror and see the hour glass shape and have a better idea about how to make my waistline appear thinner by the use of lines and shapes. I threw out some clothes that did not have shape. I had bought these thinking this was a way to hide my waist but now I see that fallacy. I went shopping (only to look) and as you said saw things I had previously looked past so I did see things in my colours and lots of things with vertical lines around the waistline. So I am feeling pretty good about myself and hope I can get a first date in over 10 years!!!"
Sandra Cregan, daVinci Marketing from Balmoral booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in December 2007
"I really enjoyed my styling session. You provided great feedback and tips on colours and styles for me in a very supportive and non intimidating way. I still cannot believe, as someone who is not a big shopper, how many new outfits and shoes you helped me to purchase (pretty much within the budget I had set) in such a short amount of time â€“ fantastic. I have had lots of great comments on the new outfits and you have helped me to be much bolder with my clothing than I would have been. It was a great experience and I will definitely do it again, see you later in the year for my next session."
Kai from Maroubra booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in November 2007
"Thanks I had a great time. I must admit for someone indecisive like me your focused love/hate method of picking clothes makes everything a lot easier. I started getting compliments on my new clothes and shoes as soon as I walked out the door the evening after the styling session!"
Male client from Wahroonga booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in November 2007
"Thank you for your help during our styling session yesterday. I very much enjoyed making your acquaintance and found the do's and don'ts suggested worthwhile. It was a fun afternoon and I thank you for your patience. I was surprised at how much we did get through and yet how quickly the time went. I would have liked to have gotten your do's & don'ts in relation to suits. Maybe next time?"
Mary from Wahroonga booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in November 2007
"Thank you for providing a most rewarding, informative and enjoyable styling experience. I found your quiet confidence and non judgmental attitude reassuring. By suggesting styles I would have otherwise never considered choosing, I was able to before my eyes transform into a more stylish and fresher looking individual. Knowing what styles to avoid will now make shopping more enjoyable, not to mention producing great results. Thank you once again."
Sophie from Rushcutter's Bay booked in for a Wardrobe Organisation Experience in November 2007
"Many thanks for the useful session on Saturday. I found it really helpful in determining the gaps in my wardrobe and what I now need to go shopping for. I think it would also be good to combine this service with someone to do your 'colour's' so this can be coordinated into 1 session. I have some friends keen on your service so will pass on your details."
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Tanya from South Turramurra booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in November 2007
"Thanks for a great session. I loved every minute. As a result of my session, I definitely feel more confident about selecting clothes and shoes. I would recommend Angela to anyone who wants to bring some cohesion to their wardrobe."
Linda from Hunters Hill booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in June 2007
"I had the most wonderful day with you, thank you very much. Your calming presence and eye for style reassured me so much. You did not criticize what I had, but you encouraged me to think more of colors and jewelery that would really suit me. You were not pushy or domineering yet you quickly found items that I really love and make me feel great even if it was on a very small budget....I've had so many comments about the handbag! You are a very charismatic, friendly fashion stylist who works very efficiently and I have recommended you to so many people as you do such a wonderful job. Keep up the great work and hope to see you again soon."
Nicole from Campbelltown booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in May 2007
"Thank you so much for the styling session. I really enjoyed it. My husband was pleased to know that you dislike the same clothes/shoes in my wardrobe as he did! I now feel that I have a whole new wardrobe that I can wear with or without an expanding belly. I've done a few fashion parades and my twin sister is very jealous-luckily we are not the same size so she can't borrow anything! I've also since bought some maternity pants in brown and black which teams well with most of the tops we bought. The boots are also getting a good workout.
Thinking about all the clothes I bought that day, as well as different styles, you certainly opened my eyes to different colours. I naturally gravitate towards navy, black and brown so the extra colour has been fantastic!"
Alison from Mosman booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in May 2007
"I really enjoyed meeting you and having our session last week. My husband couldn't believe what we achieved in such a short space of time, and is constantly amazed when I bring another outfit from the wardrobe! The boots and shoes were all good, so I bought 3 pairs, and am already wearing all of them. I'd say I will be calling you in the future to help out with another season's wardrobe - you can't imagine how much time and effort this session saved me. I also thought you were very practical in your approach and very honest in your opinions, both of which were much appreciated. Thanks again, and I'm sure I'll be in touch."
Lloyd from Roseberry booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in March 2007
The fashion stylist had an exceedingly pleasant manner and was most helpful and very knowledgeable.
Barrinne from Hunters Hill booked in a for Wardrobe Organisation Experience in August 2006
"Thank you Angela, I really enjoyed the session. Its good to have a wardrobe full of clothes that I can wear and be able to see what I have at a glance... I would like to book you again some time in the future."
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Richard from Paddington booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in May 2006
"Over the past two years I had been focused on completing my MBA and as such had let my fashion sense dwindle into what could only be termed as "no idea". Like most guys the thought of shopping for clothes didn't exactly rate as one of my all time favorite past times. My wardrobe was a relic two years out of date and this reflected poorly on my dress style. Coming up to the completion of my last subject I decided it was time to get some expert guidance to lift my game in this department. Enter Angela stage right.
I was unsure what to expect, but from the first minute Angela started to do her thing I new I had the right person for the job. Angela came to my house and reviewed my current set of clothes and shoes, setting out what worked and what needed replacement. We then went shopping to update my wardrobe and this was an experience I'll never forget.
From the moment we entered each shop Angela took charge ensuring I had the full attention of the sales assistants, directing their efforts and ensuring what they suggested was actually right for me. It was an incredible three hours going from shop to shop and knowing you had a professional stylist to guide you. At the start I wasn't sure if the three hours was going to be enough time to get the clothes I needed. Once we started, however, I observed the efficiency with which Angela operated. It was truly impressive how many shops and clothes we worked through in order to get just the right look.
Throughout the whole experience Angela provided valuable advice on what to look for, where to look for it and what worked for me. Not only did she succeed in getting my style back on track she also taught me how to maintain that style in the future. "
Nick booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience in November 2006
"This experience was absolutely brilliant! It is a great concept for people needing help updating their wardrobe. I don't think I could have done this on my own."
Ben from Clovelly booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience
"Having moved to a fashionable, but alien Sydney society with only minimal clothing, I felt like a fish out of water. Previously fashionable in London, my look just did not fit with cosmopolitan Australian life. I realised that this situation was bringing me down, and I needed help! A brief search on the Internet revealed the 'Style Angel'. Just what the doctored ordered, my 3 hour styling and shopping trip with Angela has revitalised my life, not just my wardrobe! Not only did we reassess the clothes i owned already, but through a brief shopping visit to fashionable Oxford Street, we rediscovered my own sense of style, on Sydney's terms. Her advice and style hints were invaluable, and the whole experience was fun, in every way possible.
It's left me feeling much better about myself, and I thoroughly recommend the package to anyone in need of a lift in self-image."
Alicia booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience
"After my last session with my stylist from Style Angel, I decided to write to your company to express my satisfaction with your professionalism, honest and practical assistance. When calling other stylists, they talked about all that they could offer (from colour analysis to speech training and body image) but they did not stop to take the time to ask what I was looking for. My initial conversation with Angela Barbagallo from Style Angel was interesting because she knew the right questions to ask and was able to use the responses effectively to formulate an action plan that was time and cost effective, not to mention specific and well tailored to my needs. I was delighted with Angela's willingness to travel across Sydney to have the first meeting at my home. I never realised how valuable it would be to have an objective person going through my wardrobe, offering advice on how to match existing garments but most importantly having the assertiveness to suggest the many pieces that needed to go. Though Angela joked with me during our first conversation, once the process was started, she was all business. She knew what information she wanted from me and knew how to extract it. She was thorough yet realistic and I was very impressed with the level of frankness, impartiality and friendliness she exhibited. I chose to go on a shopping spree with my stylist, on a day and time that was convenient to me, and at one of my favorite Centres. This was a place that I thought I knew well and yet I came home with some incredible buys that I never would have found on my own. The efficiency with which this was achieved cannot be underestimated. In two hours I tried on several dozen garments, purchased 19 separate pieces of clothing and three pairs of shoes. The results speak for themselves. I am amazed at my new look. I now have a more suitable and professional image and yet the changes have been subtle enough that no one has commented on any radical changes. Angela was able to work with me to compliment and enhance the real me. I love that about her method, she has been able to make me feel more positive and confident but has not tried to do so in a way that is farcical or inauthentic. I would not hesitate to recommend Style Angel and I would love to make myself available, should any of your prospective clients wish to speak to me about my experience as one of your customers."
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Greg booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience
"Before commencing my new business Angela showed me how to buy a new wardrobe of style in less than two hours. In the past it would take me that long to select one suit or pair of shoes. The shopping experience was transforming with Angela knowing how and where to buy a clothing range that met my needs. Thanks Angela"
Anna booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience
"I was hesitant about using a stylist as I thought I can just go shopping with friends if I need advise, but I am so happy I engaged Angela's services, the outcome was great I couldn't have it done myself. The decision to use a stylist was due to a time in my life of great change, so I wanted my style and looks to match this change; the decision to use Angela was because she is always looks impeccable and stylish. Angela made it fun and easy, yet very professional and the whole thing got done in a very short time frame. I consider the money I spent using Style Angel services was a worthwhile investment, as I saved money in time and in the purchases I made as Angela was able to coordinate a wardrobe of clothes while keeping in budget, far better than I have ever done."
Various Comments from Female Red Balloon Day Clients, who booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience though the Red Balloon Website
"It was a fun day and most enjoyable"
"My fashion styling experience was a Christmas gift from my husband and of which I am eternally grateful. Angela was wonderful. She was honest, gentle, very professional, ensuring I received maximum quality regarding time and money. She alerted me to possible fashion faux pas, while identifying shapes, colours, & clothing that will enhance my fashion sense. I now see what I wear, and how I wear it through different eyes. I am excited!!! I would highly recommend this experience and Angela."
"From someone who hates shopping, I had a great time and came home with bags of new clothes. And I didn't have to visit the most expensive stores. This was all within my budget. Angela was fantastic and made the whole experience actually fun. Totally recommend this to others."
"Angela was great - selecting items which really suited my figure and style and which gives my existing wardrobe so much more mileage! I ended up buying two jackets, a pair of jeans, two pairs of pants, two shirts, two long-sleeved t-shirts and a pair of shoes for about $950 at the sales - came home very happy and felt it was the most successful shopping spree I've ever had. Oh, and if your existing stuff doesn't suit you, fit or has lost its shape etc, Angela's input will make you enthusiastically clear out stuff that's filled up your wardrobe for ages."
"It was a bit daunting at first a stranger coming into your house and organising your wardrobe but after a while it wasn't so threatening or intrusive and Angela is a really nice lady."
"Its an excellent present to buy someone who has everything"
Various Comments from Male Red Balloon Day Clients, who booked in for a Personal Shopping Experience though the Red Balloon Website
"Absolutely brilliant! Style Angel is a great concept for people like me needing help updating their wardrobe. I don't think I could have done this on my own."
"The experience supplier had an exceedingly pleasant manner and was most helpful, and very knowledgable about what she said to us."
"Do it. Angela is the "Straight eye for the straight guy".