Getting ready each day was like a recurring nightmare. I'd waste so much time trying on pieces from my wardrobe, only to end up wearing the same safe, boring pieces over and over again.
Of course there was the option to buy new clothes, however, I'd be completely overwhelmed. I was indecisive and never knew where to shop or what to buy.
Women are meant to love shopping, right?
Nope not me, I'd walk through the shops admiring the fashions made for a younger, trendier version of myself.
When I found a something I liked, it never quite fit right. I'd blame my hips and my boobs and wished I was slimmer and taller.
I felt more depressed coming out of the change room than when I went in.
Due to an event like a wedding or birthday, I'd buy something in desperation, only to wear it once.
I had a wardrobe full of clothes I didn't want to wear.
On weekends, if there was a BBQ or a smart casual dinner to attend, I'd think "Ahhh what am I going to wear?".
It wasn't all bad, there were times I looked great and received compliments.
But I wanted to look great all the time and was desperate to know if it was possible. I researched body shapes, colour compatibility and fashion styles.
I was so fascinated by the science and psychology that I needed to know more.
After being trained by the best in image consulting and styling in Melbourne and I travelled through in the USA and Europe to discover how to create an individual style.
Finally I understood why I looked and felt confident in certain outfits. It was because they enhanced my colouring, shape and personality.
With all the knowledge I gained, I was inspired to share my passion with others.
For over a decade I've helped women take control of their style to create an inspired and functional wardrobe.
Using my styling expertise and natural intuition I can show you how to embrace your body, bring out your individual style, and how to love shopping!
Find out how I can help you reach your style potential with my styling packages.
With a strong background in retail beauty and fashion, I've seen the challenges women faced in the change room. Along with my own frustrating fashion experiences, I've developed my personal styling services to celebrate everyday women. The best part is, you don't have to be rich or famous to work with me.
Now through my weekly Cairns Post fashion feature, blogs, style workshops, presentations, newsletter, e-course and one-on-one consultations I reach over 100,000 people each week helping them create stunning wardrobes that are time saving, money saving and confidence building.
"Gerlinda made me feel comfortable in my own skin, I feel less judgement towards my body. I've already saved so much money avoiding the mistakes I used to make. I'm inspired to buy fashion again, and buy clothing I know I'll wear. Gerlinda really listened to me and was able to find items that were perfect for my lifestyle. This was over and above getting a new wardrobe, I love getting dressed each day!
Massage, Meditation and Hypnobirthing specialist
"Gerlinda is incredible! She knows her stuff and is passionate, she is amazingly capable at guiding you into a new look before you even realise it. I now know how to shop for me and since working with Gerlinda, no longer make fashion faux pas!"
Sally Mlikota - Owner of CBC Staff and previous president of the CBWC