1950's Couture by @Tommy Martin Photography

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This image is of a 1950's Jean Desses Cocktail Dress in heavy silk Taffeta. Hat and Bag by Maggi Toner-Edgar @Creative Style. Modelled by Jess and make up by @MadeupJaye. Photographed in location in Muncaster Castle, Cumbria.


Creative Style

Over the years of working in fashion design and education, I have developed a set of unique skills and a design philosophy that is one I am keen to share with everyone. Firstly I work with people in relation to their personality, their lifestyle and then wardrobe. This work takes place from the inside out!  In order to give every client a personal framework to make their lives uncomplicated, I promote a contemporary but sensible approach to capsule wardrobe and colour.

I educate fashion and textile designers and artists, through education consultation work. These often take the form of talks/events and visiting lectures. I have an in-depth knowledge of fabrics, and a flair for style and how it works for individual characters. My approach is very intuitive, but also I work with you to see how to do-it-for-yourself. With a broad knowledge of colour theory linked to an intuitive approach, I  offer a colour service that is sophisticated and individual to each character and brand. 

I support passionate use of creativity and style to feel good. Experienced in helping clients in transition, undergoing changes and wishing to present themselves well. Also working with professionals exploring how to dress in a way that suits how their life has progressed. I have worked on many projects which have spanned fashion, life coaching, textile art, craft and arts research. My experience includes a wide portfolio of presentations and collaborations, with universities, fashion brands, various organisations and designers (for example: Philip Treacy and Isabella Blow) at Tullie House. Also The Fibre Company: See blog for creative collaborations between practitioners and universities in Australia, Finland and the UK as part of the art and fashion projects. I also do arts education consultation work in Schools.

Previous Creative Style projects have covered:
Creative Coaching for artists/designers and the general public
Managing fashion shows and arts talks/events
Fashion and textile trade events
Fashion and Materials research, education and writing.
Design conference papers
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