About Me

My name is Mariska Botha. I am a certified image consultant and the founder and director of The Style Consultancy, based in George on the Garden Route.Mariska Smallest

Formerly an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, I believe that image perception directly impacts profitability and productivity, and my own evolution from legal professional to image consultant gives me unique insights into both professional and personal image management.

I employ a positive and empowering approach to each consultation, with the aim to empower my clients, through their presence, to increase their confidence, and to assist them to be better equipped to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Image is about more that the clothes you wear, it is also about who you are, and I believe that every client is unique. I strive to provide each of my clients with a tailor-made, unique and personalised experience, providing client-specific and relevant advice rather than a generic, one-size-fits-all formula.

My aim is to help my clients to recognise those inner qualities that make them special, and to show them how to reflect those qualities on the outside through their wardrobe and personal style choices.

I also love to travel and I specialise in creating travel friendly capsule wardrobe collections that are destination and season specific.

I received my qualification and certification through Image Innovators SA, an internationally renowned and AICI accredited training academy for image consultants. My qualifications include personal and professional branding and image management, including advanced multi-racial colour, style and wardrobe analysis.

 
Why do you need an image consultant?
 

First impressions last!

Your image impacts not only how you feel about yourself, but also how others interact, communicate, and relate to you. It's no small thing.
Image is about more than the clothes you wear, it is also about who you are. The REAL you.
It is my job to help you to recognise those inner qualities that make you special and to show you how to reflect those qualities on the outside through your wardrobe and personal style choices.
I teach my clients how to build an overall presence, by working on body image, self-acceptance, body language and communication skills in addition to hair, makeup and clothing.
My aim is to empower you, through your presence, to increase your confidence, and to assist you to be better equipped to make a positive and lasting impression, and to achieve your personal and professional goals.

 

Services

Style Analysis

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Duration 90 Minutes • R1 500

We determine your height, body proportions, silhouette, face shape and style personality as well as any areas of concern. We then advise you on the styles and fabrics, line and design elements, accessories and length of garments best suited to make you look and feel fantastic.

Includes access to your own "My Private Stylist" Web Program, which will be customised to suit your specific needs.

Colour Analysis

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Duration 90 Minutes • R1 500

We determine your colour flow and colour personality, and provide you with advice on the best colours to enhance and intensify your eyes, hair and skin tone. We also determine your signature colour - that WOW colour that will make you stand out in a crowd for all the right reasons!

Includes a Premium Colour Swatch and Colour E-Book.

Complete Makeover

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Duration varies • Individually Quoted

A complete transformation!
Package consists of a Style Analysis, Colour Analysis, Wardrobe Detox, Shopping, Hair & Make-up.

Includes refreshments and a light lunch, access to your own "My Private Stylist" Web Program, which will be customised to suit your specific needs, as well as a Premium Colour Swatch and Colour E-book.
Excludes cost of hairdresser and shopping budget.

A full makeover is typically scheduled over two days.
Please contact us for more information. 

Wardrobe Audit & Detox

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Duration 2 Hours • R1000

We come to your house to assess your wardrobe and determine which garments you should keep, which should be altered for a better fit, which could be donated to charity, and which garments to get rid of.
We show you how to put together outfits with the garments that remain after the detox and we make a list of items you need to compliment and enhance your new wardrobe.
We will also re-organise and structure your wardrobe to be more user friendly, to ensure that getting dressed every morning is a joy.

Shopping

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Duration 3 Hours • R1500

We go shopping with you (or for you) and within your budget.
Whether you are looking for a specific outfit for a function, want to expand your capsule wardrobe or simply want to update your look, we shall guide you through the mall, and give you expert tips and honest advice.
Having an expert shopper by your side takes the stress out of shopping and ensures that you purchase only garments that are perfect for you.

Please be aware that the retail shops may not always have garments that are suitable for you. If this happens we recommend that the shopping appointment be deferred to a later date, or we will assist you with online shopping. We also have an online shopping service available.

Excludes shopping budget.

Make-up Tutorial

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Duration 1 Hour • R500

We teach you how to apply your everyday make-up like a professional, using the make-up you already have in your bag. We'll also make suggestions for future purchases. Our entire kit will be at your disposal, and we also have a range of make-up products for sale, but please also bring your own make-up along.

A few useful quizzes to get to know yourself better

Cost per Wear Calculator

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How much you waste on clothes

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Lifestyle vs Wardrobe Pie

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What is your style expression?

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What type of shopper are you?

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