Tips on look­ing trim

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

IN­DULGE this Christ­mas but show no proof of all the sug­ary sweets ,thanks to a lo­cal stylist’s tips on the most flat­ter­ing fash­ion trends this fes­tive sea­son.

HE’S dressed the hottest names on the Perth scene, from The Bach­e­lor’s Louise Pil­lidge to Chan­nel 7’s Kate Smithers, but Co­mobased style di­rec­tor Mikey Wal­ton said hir­ing a stylist was not just for the rich and fa­mous.

Af­ter op­er­at­ing his busi­ness Style­s­pi­ra­tion for the past six years, Mr Wal­ton has tips and tricks to style any body type, de­scrib­ing his client base as a “mixed bag”.

“I work with a lot of dif­fer­ent peo­ple, from me­dia per­son­al­i­ties to ev­ery­day work­ing mums, busi­ness­women, doc­tors and in­te­rior de­sign­ers,” he said.

“Women are much more used to the con­cept of hav­ing a stylist, but men are catching up.

“I have al­ways found men spend a lot more than women. They see a styling ex­pe­ri­ence as an in­vest­ment and pur­chase ev­ery­thing they need to achieve the look they’re aim­ing for.”

Amid Christ­mas and New Year fes­tiv­i­ties, Mr Wal­ton said dur­ing the busy pe­riod many peo­ple opted to let a stylist choose the best trends for their func­tions.

“I enjoy food over the fes­tive sea­son, so I nat­u­rally al­ways go for easy- to-wear pieces for clients,” Mr Wal­ton said.

“No one wants to be un­com­fort­able at this time of year, so I al­ways go for softer tai­lor­ing.

“That way you can hide all those cheeky Christ­mas treats.”

But af­ter the fes­tiv­i­ties die down and 2016 sets in, Mr Wal­ton pre- dicted new and more in­ter­est­ing fash­ion trends.

“I think 2016 is go­ing to be an ex­cit­ing year ... peo­ple are start­ing to be more dar­ing,” he said.

“I think we’ll see women play with men’s shapes in win­ter with tai­lor­ing, and men will start to play around with prints and suit­ing.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d447926

Stylist Mikey Wal­ton looks to­wards an ex­cit­ing 2016.

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