Isabel de Felice - Image Consultant, Stylist, Personal Shopper
Hello! Iím Isabel and Iím the owner and founder of Imagewise Image
Consultancy based in Walton on Thames, Surrey where I have my studio
and live with my three wonderful children.
For as long as I can remember, Iíve always loved fashion and music. As
a child I played with Barbie and Sindy dolls making outfits for them myself,
and sang in a school choir. As a teenager I had a little job on a beauty
counter, and sang in a rock group. As a young woman I loved to shop,
and joined a drama group. Music and fashion have been the main themes
in my life and fortunately, as a career, Iíve been able to do both...
My background is southern European so I studied modern languages at
university and gained a BA (Hons) degree in French and Spanish with
Economics. But after a few years working in property management,
teaching and financial services, I followed my heart and retrained as an
opera and jazz singer. I joined the English National Opera as a freelance
chorister in 1994.
My time at ENO was full of creativity, music, team spirit and great clothes.
I loved every minute of it! Working alongside the best costumiers, I
picked up many of the design tips that I now use in my image consultancy
It was after my third child was born that I decided it was time for a rethink.
Wanting to spend more time with my young family, I retired from the West
End lifestyle, and started to look for a new career where I could use all my
previous experience and indulge my passion for clothes, fashion and
Colour me Beautiful was the obvious choice. I had been to see a Colour
me Beautiful consultant myself whilst working at ENO and the experience
had been one of the best things I had ever done. So after undergoing
extensive training, I joined the company, and in my first year won their
best newcomer award. Further awards for outstanding achievements
followed in 2009 and in 2010. And then finally I took the plunge and
launched my own image consultancy, ĎImagewise.'
My aim is to help women and men look and feel confident regardless of
their size, shape or budget. I help my clients make a positive first
impression; show them how and where to shop; inspire them to add
colour, style and flair to their lives; and teach them how to build a
wardrobe of clothes that they will love to wear. Itís all about becoming
My approach is friendly, encouraging and inspiring. I like my clients to
leave my studio feeling upbeat, positive, clear about who they are, what
flatters them and how they can make the best of themselves.
As they say, ĎOnce a performer, always a performer!í My work as an
image consultant still allows me to be in the Ďlimelightí as Iím regularly
invited to give entertaining talks and presentations to companies, schools,
charities, clubs, women's groups and networking groups. I also host
personal shopping events at top High Street retailers LK Bennett, Kew
and Planet. In 2010 I gave my first radio interview for Radio Surrey.
What more can I tell you? I have a dream job! I love my work and the
difference it makes to peopleís lives when they know they look good. Itís
really all about giving them the gift of confidence.
I really look forward to meeting you too...and helping you be the very best
that you can be...