My name is Natalie, I live in Buckinghamshire with my two daughters and husband.
I started my ‘career’ in finance after leaving higher education, as I was always good with numbers! After meeting my now husband, he inspired me to strive for a career that fulfilled me both in and out of the work place, as did his. This led me to work for a High Street retailer for over 8 years in their Buying department for Womenswear and Homewear. I loved the fast pace, the constant evolution of styles and working with products. Always loving clothes and permanently shopping for not just myself but close friends and family, I decided to do a styling course at London College of Fashion to learn in more depth about the field that I loved.
After my first daughter, it was too easy to fall back into my day to day job as I needed to focus on her. Whilst back at work I was given the opportunity to style two models for a poster and on-line campaign. I enjoyed this so much and it reminded me of what I loved to do. As my daughter grew, I thought even more about taking my retail background further and working one to one with people, helping them to achieve a great personal style. I started writing my GlamRosie blog in 2010 as an outlet for me to share my passion. In 2011 I was shown an advert looking for stylists for Mary Portas, who was opening her first range with House of Fraser. I decided that this was a great chance to do what I loved to do so applied. After five very intensive interviews I was offered a role of Personal Stylist. It was not meant to be my time and I chose to turn this down due to just finding out I was pregnant with my second child. What I gained from the experience though was how much I loved to style people and that if Mary believed in me, I needed to as well. In 2013 I went free-lance as a Personal Stylist and love the work that I do with my clients.
Well I am a huge lover of the breton stripe and any animal print! I am known as the ‘Discount Queen’, I have a great eye for a bargain and refuse to turn away from one, someone I know must have it. I am always looking at fibre composition labels when I eye up a garment, fabric is key for me. I love all things Chanel – mainly my budget only stretches to a lip gloss, but it is special in my eyes none the less. I wear classic, timeless pieces. I add on trend items here and there but I would rather invest in quality for my wardrobe at this stage in my life. Having 2 children to run around after daily and school runs means my day to day style is practical and comfortable, it has to be.