Amongst the tons of Cyber Monday emails (which appear to have carried over to Tuesday and beyond) sat a little invitation from Marks & Spencer to try their virtual 'Style Makeover' service (although it may not be as virtual as I first thought, see below). It's available to Sparks customers only I think.
It threw me at first, I thought it was only available on a Tuesday, turns out the service is called Tuesday. Doh!
Anyway, my question to you is, have you tried it yet?
Out of sheer nosiness, I've tried virtual styling services before and been totally disappointed. Having a good idea of what suits my colouring, shape and personality, I've been known to fall off my chair laughing at some of the suggestions. Either that or totally indignant at their choices....how dare they dress me like a middle-aged woman. Oh yeah, I am middle-aged. Actually I'm more than middle-aged. Wallis' offering is one that springs to mind, I hated everything that was suggested. Occasionally, I receive emails based on my initial input and I've yet to like anything. Fussy bugger I am.
So basically you're asked a series of questions to ascertain
- what you're expecting to get out of it (ie whether you want a complete overhaul or just a few ideas)
- your lifestyle
- your body shape
- your style personality
There's sometimes an element of guessing or making do. My body shape didn't appear in the Marks & Spencer questionnaire so I chose the one that was the closest fit.
This one isn't revolutionary, the questions asked are no different to other similar services that I've tried but you gallop through the various sections fairly quickly. It's all very clean and orderly.
The biggest difference with the Marks & Spencer service is that it 'appears' to have a real life person at the other end rather than a virtual programme. I had to upload a photo (never been asked that before) and was told that my personal stylist is Jodie and very nice she looks too.
It would seem that M&S are going one stage further and will be introducing changing room reservations for you to try on your selections. THIS EXCITES ME. Imagine that - your choices waiting in your very own changing room. What I'm unsure about is whether you have to buy everything online as you do right now or just reserve them.
Anyway, I thought I'd give it a go and report back with her recommended. I told the truth about my physical features, current style and lifestyle. But I told a little white lie about wanting a complete overhaul (not really, unless she comes up with something A-Mazing). Really interested to discover what Jodie recommends.
Has anyone else had a play with the Tuesday's Styling Service? And if so, how did you get on?
And that aside, I would love to be a Jodie!!!! Now can I have a job?
To be continued....
So excited for the 1st December - I get to open my first advent calendar window. How giddy can a girl get?
On the Christmas shopping front, it's all going very well....the wheels are bound to come off soon aren't they? I've already had to remind the kids about the present list rules.
Catch you later in the week.