TESTIMONIALS

DENISE, BENOWA

I am starting to experiment and ‘play’ with my style, which is a lot of fun!

From the bottom of my heart – Thank you. I cannot think of the right words to express my appreciation. I would highly recommend a Total Style Transformation to anyone who wants a new image, new wardrobe, new zest for life regardless of age, occupation, or any other factors.

Anna is friendly, knowledgeable, happy, and, above all, incredibly helpful. The Wardrobe Cleanse of 4 hours results in many bags of waiting to wear clothes - “I will fit into them when I have lost those few kilos” or “I will wear them next season” flashing comments of clothing not worn for years but accumulating wardrobe space. 

At the end of my Stylist guided shop of 4 hours I walked away with number of clothes I would never have found had I been shopping unassisted. Additionally, I never thought I could shop for more than 1 hour and have a fabulous time! Anna really knew what worked and she helped me to see my wardrobe options in a very different light.

Even my husband can see the difference the correct choices make. I now have the knowledge and confidence to be able to go through my wardrobe and clear out all the clothes that don’t suit me as well as knowing what to keep. I am starting to experiment and ‘play’ with my style, which is a lot of fun! 

I am not a wealthy or fundamentally fashionable person, nor do I have a corporate occupation – I am a busy Mum with 3 sporty children who operates a family business from home, but I must say that this is not just a service for the uber-fashionable. It is a service which is accessible and incredibly transformative for your average person who knows nothing about what to wear!

No one should feel that ‘this is not for ‘people like me’’-you will be made to feel special! Financially, also, I consider my session an absolute investment. It is starting to save me time and hassles, and has completely removed the ‘What shall I wear?’ and ‘Does this go with that?’ questions from my daily life. I feel like a new person!

I can’t wait to do it again for my summer wardrobe!

A wonderful service and person that I can’t recommend highly enough.

HELEN, BRISBANE

She actually renewed my enthusiasm for shopping.

I've been saying for years that I hate shopping and would happily pay someone to shop for me. Not only did Anna do this but she has actually renewed my enthusiasm for shopping. Anna did a full wardrobe edit followed by a shopping trip. During the wardrobe edit she helped me to understand what looked best on me and what wasn't right (providing the honesty that you can never seem to get from a friend). The shopping trip was so much fun (and SO successful). She even pre-shopped prior to our shopping trip. I love my new purchases and Anna has made my morning outfit decisions a breeze.

ANNE, TOOWOOMBA

Personal style is a constant work in progress but Anna is there to make it so much easier.

Bringing Anna in to my home and wardrobe was such a refreshing and positive exercise! Her natural style, confidence and experience breathed fresh life in to my current wardrobe. Together we culled mistakes and Anna took careful note of the gaps that were to be filled on our shopping trip together. She was able to build a clear brief of my wardrobe needs based on my own personal style and lifestyle. Anna's pre-shop for me was spot-on and meant that our shopping time together was very efficient and focused. Once you meet Anna you will know it was fun too! Her independent representation as an industry professional meant that she was very generous in always assuring I was given the best possible deal. Personal style is a constant work in progress but Anna is there to make it so much easier. 

JULIET, TEACHER, SUNSHINE COAST

Gone are the depressing days when I thought I was a ‘funny’ size (turns out it wasn’t me at all!)

As soon as I made contact with Anna, I knew we were going to be a good match. Her non-judgemental, confident and professional manner was just what I needed to change some habits of a lifetime.  Anna took the time to travel to my place, go through my wardrobe and help me decide what I should keep. 

Having completed the wardrobe cleanse (and she made it so easy), we met for a day of shopping. I'd been dreading getting out of my comfort zone, but as Anna already knew so much about me, I figured it was worth a go. Wow! I didn't have to trawl through loads of clothes that didn't suit/fit me. Anna had already worked out which shops suited my size, age and style. All of the hard work was done and all I had to do was try things on? What a joy! 

I now have a wonderful wardrobe of clothes that fit and look amazing on my shape. Gone are the depressing days when I thought I was a 'funny' size (turns out it wasn't me at all!) Now I look forward to the opportunity to put an outfit together, whatever the occasion and I don't shy away from going anywhere because I don't have anything to wear. My partner is delighted and, I suspect, a little envious :) But more than all of this, Anna has given me back my 'mojo' and I feel excited about going places and doing things now that I have my confidence back. Who knew that such a seemingly straightforward exercise could do so much? Thank you so much Anna, you have changed my life! 

 

ROB, HUSBAND, FATHER, BUSINESS OWNER

It would have taken a month of shopping on Sundays to achieve what we did in four hours!

My wife and I have two young children and find it difficult to spend time shopping for clothes. Our wardrobes were full of old clothes that all had holes in them. We found Anna on the internet and decided to try using her services. She came around to our house on a Wednesday night and we went through our requirements. My wife went shopping on Thursday and I went shopping on Friday. We both had a great time shopping with Anna and then coming home and showing each other our purchases. We set a budget and both of us came in under budget, I actually spent more than my wife.

At one point Anna tried to quiz me on what I had learned at the first couple of stores we went to. I learnt a lot during the afternoon but the main thing I learnt is when the wardrobe needs a top up I will call Anna. It would have taken a month of Sundays to acheive what we did in four hours. 

I look good and feel great. I have my confidence back again. It has inspired me to change other aspects of my life I am not totally happy with and it isn't just the clothes that have done this, it was the total experience.

The entire experience has been invaluable and I am so pleased I found you!

KATE, DOCTOR

"I had a fantastic day with you today and am so pleased with how the day went (and the purchases of course!). The entire experience has been invaluable and I am so pleased I found you!  I feel confident that I will now approach shopping very differently. Thank you Anna for your professionalism, excellent advice and making me feel very comfortable."

GEMMA, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

I got exactly what I wanted from the session (an incredibly beautiful outfit for my brother’s wedding) and came away with a new way of thinking!

Anna makes you feel immediately comfortable and through her unrelenting positivity you feel excited about the whole experience from the very beginning. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and not to mention successful! I got exactly what I wanted from the session (an incredibly beautiful outfit for my brother's wedding) and came away with a new way of thinking. I can now look forward to shopping trips, try everything on with a new found confidence and nothing seems daunting anymore. She enables you to feel confident in pursuing your own style. On the day everything is organised and prearranged to make the shopping trip stress free and easy. An absolutely great professional service with the added element of relaxed friendship. Cannot recommend Anna highly enough.

NICOLE, FINANCIER  

I can’t thank you enough for helping me move and shake this body and heart of mine!

When I think of the clothes we bought together, I smile and feel like a beauty queen! I can't thank you enough for helping me move and shake this body and heart of mine.

DANIELLE, BRISBANE

Thanks for helping me build the foundations of a much better wardrobe!

Thanks again Anna! I found the whole session really valuable. It was great that you could help sort through my wardrobe to better identify the gaps before our shopping session. I definitely feel more confident about the type of clothes that suit me and less intimidated about shopping. Thanks for helping me build the foundations of a much better wardrobe!  

MICHAEL, CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

Shopping will never be the same again, you’re a champion!

Thanks to you, I will no longer put on the first thing I see and a little more thought will go in to what I wear. I can't wait to bust out the A|M approved outfits and feel good.

ANGIE, SPONSORSHIP & POLICY MANAGER

The process of finding out what suits you and why, and how your clothes make you feel is fascinating and liberating.

Can accessories make you look fat?
Why can’t I look normal in a t-shirt?
Length of dresses – let’s discuss.
Style of pant and issues with fit – let’s discuss.
What are the gaps in my wardrobe?
Am I too old to be wearing these skirts?
Do large patterns make me look like a drama teacher from the 90s?

This is the actual list of questions that I wrote for Anna Mabin when I decided to ask her to do a wardrobe edit of my clothes.

I am happy to report that I had all of these questions and more not only answered, but I had the answers explained to me in a language and fashion that made it easy for me to understand. Trying on clothes and discussing colours, styles, fabrics and trends is fun and interesting, but the process of finding out what suits you and why, and how your clothes make you feel is fascinating and liberating.

Once I asked Anna to book me in for the wardrobe edit I realised that it was time that I felt confident I was on the right track with style, trends and fit with all my clothes. It was time for me to love (at the very least like) and wear everything that is in my closet. It was time to not be bogged down by clothes that don’t fit anymore, or worried that a skirt I used to love and look good in now doesn’t suit me and I don’t know why. I wanted to be able to identify the gaps in my wardrobe and I wanted to be clear about what I should (and shouldn’t) be looking for when I shop. I seriously got all of this – I cannot recommend this process highly enough.

 

CASEY, PROCESS ENGINEER

Even with just the few tweaks I’ve made to my existing wardrobe and a couple of new pieces, I feel so much more confident in what I’m wearing. That confidence spills over into all aspects of my life!

Prior to my styling session with Anna, I was commonly heard to exclaim, “Don’t make me go shopping!” 

At our initial consultation over lunch, Anna got to the bottom of these issues and helped me understand my motivations for improving my style. She took my boundaries seriously (e.g. no high heels due to a bad ankle) and asked all the right questions to help clarify my current style and where I wanted to head.  

Anna’s wonderful warm manner and laid-back approach meant I was not threatened by the idea of our upcoming three-hour shopping session – in fact I was excited about going shopping for the first time in… ever! Throughout the morning, Anna took me on a shopping adventure she had already planned. She had items put aside for me and knew the shop assistants, making things so much quicker and smoother.

I learnt so much new information in a short space of time. Instead of getting overwhelmed when I walk into a store, I can now beeline to the cuts, colours and styles I know suit me. I’ve also discovered clothes I never thought would suit me actually look great. One of the biggest things I’ve taken away from my styling session with Anna is that it absolutely pays off to be patient and find that perfect item. If you know something is a great fit and works with your style and existing wardrobe, you can then be confident to spend a little more and take home a quality item. 

I’m so happy I took the leap to get Anna’s help with my style. Even with just the few tweaks I’ve made to my existing wardrobe and a couple of new pieces, I feel so much more confident in what I’m wearing. That confidence spills over into all aspects of my life, and my days just seem to go more smoothly!

 

LYNNE, BUSINESS ANALYST

Anna listened and helped me look at my wardrobe objectively and honestly, which has now completely changed my attitude towards clothes.

As a mature woman, I have for some time been dissatisfied with my work wardrobe. I never seemed to find the time to assess the pieces I had, to decide which ones looked good and which ones really needed to go. I had pieces I really loved but didn’t have the right accessories to make them look great and pieces I couldn’t bear to throw out because of the dollar value I had invested, even though I didn’t feel comfortable or look good wearing them.

Anna listened and helped me look at my wardrobe objectively and honestly which has now completely changed my attitude towards clothes. She was understanding and came up with alternatives to how I wore my clothes and how to dispose of the pieces which were not serving me. 

Our shopping trip was fabulous. Anna had pre-shopped and set aside pieces for me to try, eliminating the tedious task of hiking through endless boutiques of unsuitable fashion and also adding a VIP touch to the whole day. I normally don’t enjoy clothes shopping but Anna’s exceptional organisation had taken the drama out and replaced it with enjoyment.

I now regularly receive compliments from my work colleagues on my clothing and presentation and I would certainly recommend Anna’s services without hesitation.