Category Archives: ~ big people ~

My first UK shoot of the year was on a fresh morning last Saturday.  Wanting very casual family shots of them doing what they do, that’s my kind of style.  We started off at home and captured this cheeky little boy hanging out with his adorable little kitty.  Then we ventured out and round the corner where the family like to walk together.  It was a little bracing out in the valley, but the views were beautiful!  We even got photo bombed by a very friendly horse.

A little bit of jumping, climbing, running and swinging and then we headed back home to warm up.  Then it was time for some careful comic choosing and some quiet reading time.  It was fun hanging out with you all.



Thanks also to my favourite assistant (my daughter) for helping me out!


In the interest of all things fashion, that seems to be going on at the moment, I have another amazing event to share with you all. Here is the invite from the organiser in her words:


Dear lady and gentlemen friends,

Don’t you hate when you find a great outfit, that needs a little bit of tweaking for it to fit perfectly?

Wouldn’t you love to find a place that could make shoes custom-fit? But that you don’t need to sell a kidney to buy a pair.

And wouldn’t it be great if the opening hours were a little longer? At least for a day?

I have found the place for you. And I’m organizing a private, evening, sale. It’s called “sieben-und-dreissig” a joint venture from 2 local designers:
Petra Buchter, the fashion designer, will be there to customize her fall collection to your measurements. So that each outfit will fit you PERFECTLY! And best of all, these alterations will be free of charge, yeap, GRATIS!

The custom-fit shoes, are mainly for you boys. There are at least 10 different models to choose from. For women the selection is a little smaller, but to compensate, they also offer the Camper product range.

There will also be other leather products, like bags and belts.

So come and join us, we can chat, try some new outfits, while having a little bit of Prosecco 😉

Private after-hours sale  November 18th from 19:30 hours
Sieben und dreissig
Nadelberg 37
Tram 3, and bus 34 station: Universitat
Admission price: 25 chf in advance, 20 chf at the door.

If interested, please RSVP as soon as possible.



It looks to be a very interesting event with a chance to have something custom made to you! If you are interested, please email Rosina at

I had the pleasure of having The StyleMixers, Sophie and Rachel over to my house to look through my wardrobe and give me their valued advice. I was a little apprehensive before the date as I had mixed feelings about my clothe choices and was worried that they would tell me that my whole wardrobe was rubbish and that I would have to go out and buy loads more stuff! I remember once being told by someone whose advice I really valued, that I tended to dress to suit my personality rather than my body shape. We then went through my whole wardrobe after that and created three pile – Yes, No and Maybe. There were only two items in the Yes pile and the rest was equally split between the No and Maybe pile. I guess since then (5 and a half years ago) I have been trying to pick out items better and give it some thought, but still wasn’t sure I was getting it right. Having a baby in the middle though and wearing clothes for practical reasons whilst you try and get back to your previous shape can hinder this process a little, but also be a good reason to just start again with your new shape and style.

The Wardrobe Planning experience that I had left me feeling loads more confident, reassured that I did know my body shape and what worked for me (I just need to wear those clothes more rather than sticking to the comfy old faithfuls and dress it all up a bit more) and I felt as if I’d had a really great four hours. It was relaxed and fun. They followed the session up with a beautiful card with pictures of me in some of the outfits they put together for me as a lovely reminder of what I should be wearing and what to pair with what. There was also a not too long list of a few items that would help pull together some great outfits – namely belts and accessories.

One thing that did stick and I thought about for a while was the fact that I didn’t really own any heels. I was inspired to try on some more heighty shoes rather than stick with footwear that was quite frankly chosen based on comfort rather than style. I kept and eye out and tried on many pairs when I was in town and was surprised at how comfy and easy to walk in their were and how I stood taller and had a better posture in them somehow. Finally I found a pair of black suede stilettos. Following a few boudoir shoots that I have taken recently I took this picture of my new shoes (taken with the help of my daughter):

Not only will the StyleMixers come to your home and help you with your existing wardrobe (as they did with me), they also will go shopping with you, style you for a special occasion and also help you with clothing choices for a photoshoot (with me perhaps?). One of the great things about our time together was that they actually took away with them any clothes that just weren’t right for me (to be donated to charity and with my permission) and they took a lot of care putting everything back in my wardrobe really beautifully. These girls do love their clothes and didn’t make me feel the least bit worried or nervous. They were quick to acknowledge their own body shapes and share how they make the most of their shapes with their choice of clothes and accessories. They ooh-ed and aahh-ed in all the right places and made me feel actually quite attractive and confident in combinations I hadn’t ever thought of putting together myself.

Coming up in a couple of weeks they have their first event. On Sunday 6th November at The Burg there is going to be a Fall Clothes Swap where you can bring 10 items that you have never worn or of very good condition and swap them with other attendees. I’m convinced it’s going to be a great night and recommend you check it out and sign up. I’ve been watching a lot of Gok programmes recently and with the Boudoir shoots that I have done, I am absolutely convinced that every woman can look fabulous no matter what your shape or size. Dressing and loving your body well definitely helps. Remember to if you are interested and I look forward to seeing you there!

I also want to just say a massive congratulations to Rachel and Sophie for starting such a fabulous business and being absolutely brilliant at what they do. I still am thinking of you both as the Style Sisters!