The Worthshop: Styling Stripped Bare


Firstly I would just like to say that I am not a fan of most things which scream 'self-help'.
I don't read the books, I don't go to the seminars and I don't champion their causes and raise a fist in the air to
an emphatic
'Yes I can!' in agreement with a group of other people who have just been enlightened by the latest fad. But let's be honest, we all want to look good, want people to find us attractive and get noticed for that job.
And as cheesy as it sounds, it's obvious that this needs to come from the inside first
so the transforming effects of Tanesha Westcarr's 'Worthshop' has had me telling everyone I know, that they need to go.

I met Tanesha at a Fashion v Faith event (see earlier blog) and was gutted to learn that I'd just missed
the launch of her
first book
- Styling Stripped Bare, which comes with the
encouraging blurb:

What you wear should reflect who you are, but for some women the fears and insecurities associated with being stylish can be an obstacle. Some are limited by budget, and others have inner confidence but find it difficult to dress with style. Styling Stripped Bare confronts these issues head on, providing secrets and strategies to transform you and your wardrobe.

The Worthshop has pretty much the same agenda. Tanesha is a stylist but the first half of the day course was focused on self-worth. What is it? What is your perception of yourself? How do you encourage yourself in difficult times? Or don't you? What are your standards? How do you maintain your self-worth?

We were
a mixed bunch - there was a mother, teacher, talent spotter, motivational speaker, college student, singer, cambridge graduate, writer, an actuarist and I left feeling I'd made a new group of friends. A group of people I may not have met in my ordinary day to day.

The whole experience made me re-assess my priorities. I want to model and write so I needed to focus on that. I've since gone to Paris Fashion Week, have had a promotion at work and a new regular column for a Christian women's magazine. I had to let go of some things to let these things take precedent and maybe I just needed that push, or maybe it would have happened anyway. Who knows! What I do
know is that I benefitted hugely from having that space to talk, discuss and later learn makeup secrets and play dress up with expensive clothes - what's not to love?!

Tanesha is in her mid-20s and has, as you will discover when you go on this Worthshop, gone through, and experienced plenty of pain along the way. She is an infectious bundle of energy and love and has none of the intimidating fervour I would usually expect from someone who leads seminars like this. She comes across as a
friend, a sister, as someone who genuinely cares. I love her heart and I know that anyone who meets her will not help but be touched by it.

This may not sound like your type of thing. And it may not be, but you'll never know if you don't try. You can't expect a different result if you never do anything different. I left thinking that there are plenty of people I know who would benefit from the Worthshop and if you are reading this, you probably would too.
So why don't you give it a go! And let me know how it went ;)

To book your place on the next Worthshop click here
and to find out more about Tanesha's image consultancy Styling Says, visit the website

Tanesha and I after my makeover

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