Hi, I’m Becky Redpath – Welcome to my
I’ve worked with all sorts of lovely clients over the years, but it was my own struggle with the challenges being over 45 brought, as well as those of the women around me, that made me want to work specifically with
ladies who are in their late forties and beyond.
A serious illness in my family resulted in high stress levels, and that coupled with the hormonal changes of menopause, led to the pounds piling on, on places like my bust, waist and arms, where I haven’t previously gained weight. Hot flushes have had me wanting to rip my clothes off one minute and freezing cold the next.
So I understand first-hand the challenges that come with wanting to look stylish and chic as you get older.
Clothes, fashion and all things to do with personal styling have been a love of mine since I was a little girl…
I used to save up my pocket money to buy Vogue, and my Mum and Dad gave me my first book of fashion when I was 10. As I grew up my favourite films always involved the leading lady undergoing a transformation. Classics like My Fair Lady, Calamity Jane and the wonderful black and white Now Voyager, starring Bette Davis, were watched many times.
But my career didn’t begin in fashion; on the contrary, I originally trained as a nurse at University College Hospital in London. The NHS was a very different place then. The majority of our training took place on the wards overseen by stern ward sisters, who followed a strict routine, but standards of care were excellent and I loved caring for the wonderful people I met. By the time I was 21 I was fully qualified and in charge of a 30 bed mixed medical and surgical ward, and a team of staff. I took the responsibility in my stride and it provided amazing, if not sometimes very tough life experience. Watching someone die that you have spent weeks nursing, is always very sad. I set up Giving Back as a result of witnessing first-hand the huge knock to confidence and self-esteem that can result following severe illness, or aggressive treatment.
It wasn’t until after my divorce, when I worked with a wonderful life Coach, that I finally decided to peruse the idea for a business that had laid dormant for many years. I had continued to study fashion, makeup and styling, and had often styled colleagues and friends for special occasions, but as so often is the case it often takes a major life change to seize a chance to follow a dream… and although change is scary, I’m so glad I did, because haven’t looked back since.
I absolutely love working with my clients to ensure they look and feel fabulous, and the unique 7 steps to S.T.Y.L.I.N.G for Confidence and Success Formula™ I have created guarantees to have my clients oozing confidence. You can read some of the lovely things they have said here.
I am also the developer of Body Shape Profiling, which is an online system that allows women to easily discover which of 14 body shapes they are. I run events and S.T.Y.L.I.N.G workshops, and am the Style Partner for Embrace Your Self Ltd.
I attended the London school of Makeup and have been the makeup artist on professional film shoots as well as my own styling makeover shoots.
Please don’t let getting older get you down.
Give me a call on 01273 569031 and we can have a chat about how I can help you best, or if you prefer drop me an email.