Empowering women to thrive through colour and style

Joy Mahannah

Colour and Image Consultant

Step into
your authentic style

I used to wonder why some days I looked and felt amazing, while other days I looked downright ordinary and blah. That’s because I thought that I could wear pretty much any style that I liked. Boy, was I wrong!

As women, we have an endless supply of possibilities for our wardrobe. In fact, we have so much choice that it’s confusing and there is a lot of potential for error. To make matters worse, there are always current trends that flood the stores and there is a pull for us to wear those trends – even if they don’t look good on us.

The reality is we each have a finite number of styles that look truly great on us.

The opportunity is to discover those styles so you can stop wearing the ones that leave you looking and feeling average.

Discover Your Unique Beauty

Personal Colour Analysis

Reinvent yourself with colour.

You have the potential to drastically alter how you look by using the power of colour. Understanding the colours that make you look pale and tired are just as important as discovering your “wow” colours.

These are the colours that flatter your skin, hair, and eye colour, leaving you looking healthy and refreshed.

Colours are the easiest and most impactful way to elevate how you look and feel as well as the impression that you make on others.

Personal Image Analysis

Reimagine yourself with style.

Have you ever admired a beautiful dress on someone else and later found that it looked terrible on you? Now think about those times when you’ve randomly found a dress that fit exceptionally well, where you felt comfortable, radiant, and confident. 

That’s because everyone’s body has a different line, shape, scale, and proportion, as does every garment. What creates harmony and beauty is when these two elements match.

Instead of rarely and randomly creating outfits that are a 10, you can consistently have a look that you love.

See what tips Joy is posting this week.
Button Fly VS Zipper - Which denim jeans should you choose?

Have a question about shopping for jeans? 
Ask below or send me a DM!

Jeans from @mottandbow 
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3 Chic “Black Dress” Ideas (with a subtle pop of colour) 🖤

This post is for my friends who aren’t quite ready to add a ton of colour to their outfit. Here are 3 primarily black outfits with a tiny pop of colour. 

Which look (1, 2 or 3) is your favourite?
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How to Choose the Right Purse for You:

As women, a purse is a staple item.

For most of us, we choose a purse based on how much ‘stuff’ it can hold (𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘬 😅).

But, a purse can be so much more than that.

In my opinion, a purse should be both functional and stylish.
But, which purse should you choose?

Cross body.
Fanny pack.
Structured & Square.
Soft leather (hobo bag).

Well, let me help you out! 👇

There are 5 things you want to consider when buying a purse.
✅ Scale (based on your height & size)
✅ Softness VS Structure (based on your natural features)
✅ Create Visual Balance (based on your unique shape & stature)
✅ Areas You Want To Emphasize or Minimize (Example: Crossbody purses emphasize the chest area)
✅ Functionality (based on where you are going that day. Shopping VS Date Night).

I go into more details in this video, explaining exactly what to look out for and what to take into consideration.

If you want to elevate your style, DM me and we’ll talk.

Purse from: @sonyalee_official

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If you ever thought “Oh, only redheads can wear green, that colour would never work on me,” then this is for you!

Any person can wear green - here’s why! 👇

Every person has a shade of green that is perfect for them based on their inherent colouring (natural hair, eye, and skin tones).

However, because of this, not every person will look great in the same shade of green.

A green that looks stunning on a True Winter will not be the same green that looks fantastic on a Soft Summer.

I’m a bright winter, and I look best in  bright, saturated colours, including the green shown in this reel! When I wear this type of green, my eyes pop, my skin looks smoother & glows, and my chin looks more defined.

Compare that to a muted, cool green from a Soft Summer palette. This colour looks ‘okay’ on me, but if you look closely, the definition around my chin disappears, I look paler, and my eyes don’t stand out.

Before knowing my best colours, if I went shopping in a store and tried this on, I might have chosen this top because the colour is pretty and it fits fine. But, since I know my best colours, I know the muted green doesn’t work for me. I feel more at home in the bright green. 💚

The same is true for you!

𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝.

So, if you are ready to discover the perfect green for you, send me a DM!
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𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟏 𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤. ✨

Just like I did, with swapping jeans with trousers to create a more chic and stylish outfit.

Not sure what items to put together in your current wardrobe? (P.S. you are not alone).
Send me a DM and let’s chat! 📩
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👀 Look at the difference colours make!⁣
No filters, no change in lighting, just the effect of colour. 🌈⁣
When watching this reel, you’ll notice the top colour on Mike is a Soft Autumn, not an ideal colour for Mike. When Mike wears these warm colours, they make his skin look more washed out and pale, and his facial features less sharp. ⁣
The bottom colour is Mike wearing his ideal colour, which is a True Winter. These colours are more cool and bright, which look fantastic on Mike. You can see how his natural features are elevated (look at those eyes), his chin and cheeks look more defined, and his skin is more vibrant. ⁣
Though there may be similar colours in each season (𝘪𝘦. 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘴, 𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴), each season has either warmer or cooler undertones. ⁣
The cooler, bright undertones work best for Mike. 🙌⁣

Not only that, he also said to me👇

“I was really surprised to find out that certain colours I look really healthy and vibrant, and other (pale & muted colours), I actually look sick. Whenever I would wear those paler colours I felt off. I didn’t realize what a difference getting the right colours on me would make me look and feel.”

Now that Mike knows his best colours he can slowly start to update his wardrobe into the items that make him look and feel his best.
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬?⁣
Send me a DM or click the link in my bio to book a complimentary clarity call.
Thank you to @mbmahannah for allowing me to help you discover your best colours. 🎉 ⁣
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Style Tip Coming in hot! 🔥

Here is a simple way to keep your ¾ length sleeves rolled up on your blazer.

Comment with a 🔥 below if you are going to give this tip a try!
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Joy, after working with you I’ve realized there is really nothing wrong with my body.” - feedback like this makes my heart sing!

☝️ This is one of the most common comments I hear from clients after doing a personal colour and image analysis.

There was never anything wrong with your body.

You may have just been wearing the wrong outfits or colours that were never designed for your unique shape in the first place. 

When we do this, we feel like there is something ‘wrong’ with us because we aren’t fitting into some sort of latest trend or style, but instead, it was never made for us.

What works and looks good on me may not work for you. And that’s okay!

Because what works and looks good on you, likely won’t work for me.

It doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with me, or you.

It just means we are different, and that should be celebrated!

Discovering YOUR unique colours and styles will change the way you think, look and feel about your body right now. And it would be an honour to help you realize there is nothing wrong with your body.

Comment with a 💖 if you agree!
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Do you really need to update your workout gear into your colour season? 💪

Find out why or why not in my reel. 

P.S. Are your workout clothes in your colour season? Let me know! 🌈
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After the transformation

Colour Transformation

Here’s an example of a Personal Colour Analysis done for Jennifer.

Colour Transformation

Here’s an example of a Personal Colour Analysis done for Erin.

Client love

"Before doing my Personal Colour Analysis and Personal Image Analysis with Joy, my closet was mostly black and grey with a little bit of blue. I was so afraid of buying colour and struggled with what would match and look good on me. Discovering the colours that work for me has been a complete game-changer. I'm having so much fun wearing bright colours (I'm a “Bright Spring”) and bright lipstick.

One of the surprising results has been that I've never been much of a shopper but during my recent extended stay in Mexico, I found myself finding fantastic outfits in stores because I'm confident with what colours and styles will work for me. I have friends and clients constantly commenting on how vibrant and good I look. Joy has definitely found her calling and is gifted at what she does."
Jennifer |

Corporate and Grief Coach

"Before my Personal Image Analysis, I was always trying to guess what would look good on me. Sometimes I felt good about my choices and other times I felt unsure. During my Analysis, I could really identify with the styles that were best suited for my face and body and I could see myself comfortably wearing them.

I felt at home with the recommendations and I went out shopping the next day for a dress for my son’s wedding. I felt powerfully armed with what I needed to be successful. I found a dress I loved and bought it without any of my usual hesitation. My son’s wedding became even more special because of how beautiful, confident, and happy I felt. And the compliments didn’t hurt either! I feel much more confident now in my ability to create outfits that make the most of my unique features and that’s a BIG WIN!"
Maria |

Dental Hygienist

"As a redhead with fair skin, before my Personal Colour Analysis, I typically didn’t wear much makeup. I’ve always wanted to have a few bold lipstick shades – especially a red. However, any ginger will know that finding the right shade of red in a sea of lipsticks is impossible! I’ve never been able to find “the right one,” and gave up years ago. In addition, I avoided shopping for clothes as much as possible, as I just find it overwhelming and generally discouraging.

During my Personal Colour Analysis, I learned that I am a “Dark Autumn.” I now have access to an entire rainbow of colours. What’s even more exciting is that I don’t have to waste time trying to figure out the right colours when I’m buying clothes; I can bring my swatch and know immediately if it’s a yes or a no.

Furthermore, during my PCA we discovered my PERFECT shade of red lipstick while wearing the perfect red drape! As soon as I put it on, it was an immediate transformation. Having my colours done has changed my relationship to how I present myself. This was an investment that will save me a TON of time, money, and mental energy for the rest of my life."
Kathleen |

Naturopathic Doctor

"After Joy draped me in different hues, I could see the difference colours make. I could see when the colour was leading, when my face was leading, and when there was balance between my face and the colour. My face would light up when the right colour was draped around me.

I got insight into the array of colours that I am suited for and they’re the colours I like to wear. I also found some new colours to wear: forest green and aubergine. There was this one moment where I saw myself walking into a boardroom in a forest green pantsuit and it felt amazing!

I’ve been having fun experimenting with makeup since my analysis, too. It has simplified my makeup supplies as a result. It was a really fun experience. I highly recommend it."
Kathryn |

Marketing Consultant

"I’ve always gravitated towards creams, blacks, greys and maybe a touch of dark blue. I went into the Personal Colour Analysis session not knowing what colours actually suited me and felt that this process would be the only way to know for sure. I was very excited to see what my colours would be!

Joy introduced the session with passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and confidence. Now I can say, without a doubt, that I am a Dark Winter. I can see how in some colours I can disappear but in my Dark Winter colours I come alive. Joy helped me see this in a way that I hadn’t seen before. It gives me an extra layer of confidence to know I’m wearing colours that make me look my best. This is the best thing you can do for yourself."
Kathy |

HR Administrator & Senior Project Accountant

"I wasn’t feeling great about my body before my Personal Image Analysis session. The last few purchases that I made didn’t look great on me and I told myself it was because of my body. After my appointment I understood that there was nothing wrong with my body; I was just not wearing the styles that are a match for the lines and shape of my body and I felt instantly relieved.

Joy opened my eyes to seeing how I can dress to feel like my best self. Understanding my body shape and what clothes flatter me brings ease and joy to the shopping experience. I now know why when I look in my closet and gravitate towards certain pieces that I feel confident and really great in, it's because I know that my shape is complimented. Thank you, Joy, for this new me!"
Alicia |

Supply Chain Analyst

Here’s to chasing your dreams
in your best outfit.
Let’s talk.