Meet The Team! Val - Stylist
How many years working in fashion: Fashion has been the constant connection with jobs I have chosen starting my career in hairdressing and now in clothing, so I guess that makes it 40-something years !
What other work have you done: Hairdressing. I started as a Saturday Girl at a local salon, and went on to make it my first career. I love being creative, helping customers feel good about themselves, listening to their lifestyle and helping them achieve the look they want.
Oldest thing in your wardrobe (self not included!): A hard one as I have many ‘go to’ items I can’t bear parting with! I have a harem skirt which can be worn all year round by wearing boots or sandals depending on the season. I find that a new top, scarf and/or necklace always updates this timeless piece.
All-time favourite item of clothing: Knitted knee-length dress with thick tights and chunky boots - simple but elegant.
Current crush: Gilets. I love them long or short. Great for layering, add a silk scarf for instant glamour!
Describe your personal fashion style: Contemporary with a quirky twist.
Fashion pet peeve: Something worn just because it’s ‘fashionable’. Better to have a style to suit you than follow a trend that makes you look silly.
Top fashion tip for SuSu customers: If something has a print, take a couple of the item into the dressing room to try on, as pattern placement is important. It makes a big difference where it hits!
First thing you will do when lockdown is over: Hug my family and friends. Make more time to have fun!