Marilyn Welsh - Oamaru
Marilyn has learned her wardrobe planning and makeover skills not only from her training but from her many life experiences. For example when she was growing up in Gore her mother managed a Corsetry salon above a shoe store - where as she puts it "I discovered by love of lace and leather ".
She has worked with H & J Smith where she used her creative ability in being a display artist, also gained a diploma in deportment and modeling, where she used these skills to model and compare for fashion parades.
Marilyn has always had a love of fashion coming from a long line of teachers who were involved with tailoring, dressmaking and embroidery; and enjoyed sewing for herself and others for a number of years.
After many years of helping people co-ordinate their outfits at Greer Gowns a leading fashion retail store in Oamaru, Marilyn found herself wanting to do something she always thought would be the most fabulous job in the world, and that was to become a Personal Stylist.
Marilyn's life experiences and industries she has been involved have a central theme of working directly with people, which gives Marilyn a great rapport and empathy with everyone.
Marilyn is enthusiastic and supportive for those who wish to take the next step in discovering how they would truly like to dress and fit their lifestyle, whether it is casual or business like.
Other activities to date:
Achieved a life time ambition to attain Outward bound 21 day course.
Operatic Society - serving on the committee, wardrobe mistress, make-up and front of house.
Helping as make-up artist with 'Look Good Feel Better' organisation.