Donna is a delight to work with. She is relaxed, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, empathetic and encouraging.
I really enjoyed working with Donna and loved how she got excited with me as we discovered things that worked for me! It was a very valuable experience going through my wardrobe with Donna. I felt excited and much more confident in my ability to put together outfits by the end of our session and like I had a new wardrobe as I learned how to use some of my clothes in new and better ways!
When I first met Donna there was something alluring about her; her ability to dress to suit her natural colouring was fascinating.
I was curious to know how this was done…..
Donna has a keen eye for colour combinations that suit each person, lifestyle and your current wardrobe. She is discreet, insightful and has a keen understanding of the realities of every body shape.
After a consultation in my home with my wardrobe laid bare I was able to revitalise my current wardrobe and combine pieces with amazing results. My jewellery, shoes, jackets, belts, dresses and tops were all thrown into the mix and I was encouraged to step out of my comfort zone (the only way to learn!) in combining pieces and colour. Donna also has a sound knowledge of materials, colours, textures and clothing shapes and how to combine these to create harmony and interest.
Thank you so much for the wardrobe planning consultation!
You’ve given me some great ideas and rekindled my enthusiasm for clothes as I move firmly into middle age!
Thank you so much for the colour analysis – I really enjoyed it.
I have been shopping and purchased some very simple 3/4 sleeve t-shirts – they match the colours in my swatch perfectly. I nearly always get a comment about how well I am looking when I wear them. I am realising they even make me look well if I am feeling a bit tired or rundown. It never ceases to amaze me as the tops really are nothing special just cotton/linen blends, scoop necks and certainly not colours that are “in fashion” at the moment.
Without realising it I have started to reorganise my wardrobe. I used to have the hanging section organised by type (Short sleeve tops, then long sleeve, then jackets). Now I seem to be organising it be colour. Those items that sit perfectly within my palette are grouped together, those that aren’t too bad next and then those that don’t really fit but I’m still attached to last! It is great because I can just grab a top and a jacket and it will pretty much work together.
I can also report that I don’t walk aimlessly around the shops any more. I am in and out in a flash. If I spot something in my colour range I am prepared to try it on. It has simplified the process so much.
Once again thank you for your advice – I appreciate your fine eye and skill.
I had a great time and believe I have had the best advice and support for glasses ever!
Thanks so much.
I really, really appreciate your professional and expert help choosing glasses today!
You have made me feel confident that both pairs we found will look good. You are amazingly caring and patient in your guidance.
Your advice for travel packing has been working brilliantly!
It makes shoe choices so easy and much simpler to pack. And my shirts are easy, too. Has radically changed my world for the better. I think it’s been about 5 trips+ since you suggested it. Oh my goodness. That just changed my life for the better in so many ways. Would have never thought of it without your help. Each time I pack, I say “God Bless Donna!!”
I certainly felt that Donna had really listened to me, and reflected on my own needs and goals.
There was no sense of having some kind of format applied to me – it was very personal and specific, and that felt very respectful.
I was a little uncertain as to how the session would go as letting someone see your wardrobe is quite personal. Will I be ashamed of my clothes? What if we disagree? But it was the opposite – very empowering. Donna completely put me at ease and was totally non-judgemental, while at the same time being supportive and constructive with advice. Donna is very tactful and sensitive in her approach.
I also felt that I needed Donna’s expert eye there to help with the colours, because I think a trained eye sees things quite differently. Donna has helped me identify the image I want to present at work.
I took part in two meditation sessions – something I hadn’t really done before. I’d meditated as part of drama class and school retreats but never with someone as learned as Nadine Cameron PhD, the resident expert in meditation and its effect on the psyche.
She was a wealth of knowledge and I was so impressed by her ability to make me relax so easily. Early one morning I went for a jog with Rob, one of The Langham’s personal trainers, around the stunning Botanical Gardens and when I returned I had a bit of pain near my kidney (just due to the pain I’ve been experiencing all year).
I meditated through it and it disappeared by the end of Nadine’s class. I felt as if I had been on a 4-week holiday. It’s quite amazing what some deep and focused breaths can do.
When I went to see Donna to get my colours done, I wasn’t sure what to expect but from the moment she started I could see how professional, intuitive and warm Donna is.
I was amazed how quickly she was able to narrow down my colouring range and intrigued by the colour combinations that were presented. I left the session knowing more about what suits my skin colouring, the new colours I can explore and the potential combinations I can try. She gave me the confidence to try new colours and different combinations. Thank you Donna!
Recently Donna from Body Map was a key facilitator at a professional development residential program.
Donna has been a fantastic supporter of Doxa for many years. Her presentation on expressing and applying personal style to the workplace was energetic, imaginative and thought provoking, leaving the second and third year cadets with some key messages and actions to follow up with.
Chief Executive Officer
Doxa Youth Foundation
I am well and truly a convert to your advice re colours and shapes!
It was really great spending time with you. You have boosted my confidence no end!
Nadine took part in a professional development camp for our Doxa Cadetship Program. The program provides skills to talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds so they can succeed at university and enter professional careers.
Working with around 40 young people Nadine explained how the body functions, the signals and impact of stress on health and performance. She gave the group highly effective meditation and breathing exercises to manage stress.
Following the exercises there was an immediate lift in energy in the room and a certain buzz as cadets discovered something that would help them regain control when times were tough. I would highly recommend Nadine as an effective and practical personal management presenter.
Chief Operating Officer
Doxa Youth Foundation
Having my colours done by Donna has changed my life.
Dressing, travelling and buying clothes is so much less stressful now. I look better and worry about how I look a lot less. Strongly recommend their services.
Donna – thought of you while packing for a long weekend – love that everything matches!
Thank you so much for the amazing Style Direction session yesterday! I learnt so much.
You did a fantastic job of really articulating my own style. Now I understand much better why some things just don’t feel right for me. I really liked how you helped me work on my strengths, and gave me specific examples of what to look for to realise my own particular style.
It was a really positive and affirming session. You are very approachable, insightful and resourceful and have such a lovely warmth and openness.
Box Hill North
I had heard for years about the mental and physical benefits proper relaxation can bring so I finally decided to approach Nadine to instruct me. From the very first session I had with Nadine I went home and slept amazingly well that night! I hadn’t enjoyed deep sleep like that for some time. I was intrigued.
I have had other sessions with Nadine since then and they have all lived up to expectations. Nadine is extremely knowledgeable and professional yet presents things in a way that is easy to understand. She is friendly and caring and exudes calm as she guides you through what to do. Nadine has a way of putting you at ease and making you feel very comfortable in her presence. I would definitely recommend her if you need a sure fire way to de-stress!
Thank you Donna for a great personal shopping experience
!! You really helped me to forget size and find clothes that fit me well.
Your patience and tips on how to accessoris
I can honestly say that Donna’s colour analysis was life-changing.
I will never get dressed or go shopping the same way again, and I was completely won over, having been a little sceptical to start with, and thinking maybe I knew it all already anyway! Donna demonstrated everything, so I could see the truth of what she was saying myself, and I could really see how different colours completely changed how old, how well and how happy I looked. This is a really good investment. I would recommend this service to anyone who is interested in showing a really positive face to the world.
I really recommend the Style Direction to anyone who is stuck in a rut with their image.
I had already done the colour analysis and wardrobe planning sessions, and was curious to know even more. It felt like a real treat (in a frantic world of work, kids, chores etc) to sit down with Donna and really think about the impression I want to create, and the way I can achieve that (I am trying to change careers). This session has much more detail about things like pattern, fabric and proportions, which were fascinating. I think Donna is part clairvoyant, as she knew things about me I didn’t realise until she told me! The most amazing, magical part of this service, though, is when, after the session, Donna presents you with a portfolio of images of clothes that will suit you. OMG- I wanted to rush out and buy everything. All I need now is the time!
PS I have now used Donna’s advice to dress for a job interview… and have just heard I got the job!
Thank you so much for my wardrobe analysis session!
I am so grateful to have had your help (including baby wrangling!), not only was it quite a lot of fun, I feel clear and confidant about how to put an outfit together, especially helpful knowing the complimentary colour shades and style choices. I was quite at a loss before, and glad I can wear those items I thought I would have to be rid of. Can’t wait to wear the pretty ensembles!
After participating in a group session led by Nadine at Body Map, I left feeling so connected with my mind and my body.
Some simple exercises that we did as a group helped us really listen to our bodies and not push them like most people preach you to do.
Donna’s session was so lovely!! She really taught us to wear and embrace colour in our wardrobes. Through interactive activity, she helped us work out what colours suit each one of us. Such a refreshing and informative session.
Highly recommend Body Map to all women needing skills to reconnect with their inner self.
I have had the pleasure of working with Donna on a colour analysis.
This allowed me to have a full understanding of the colour palette that suits my skin tone, hair colour and eyes. It makes shopping so much easier knowing which colours to choose because I now know which colours work for me!
I highly recommend Body Map for their holistic niche services.
Donna and Nadine offer their expertise with passion and great care. I left my sessions feeling pampered, educated and empowered.
Donna’s passion for colour is catchy! I feel I am on the right path now re: my “mien” – it was exactly what I needed, it was the most fun process I have ever had!
Nadine’s holistic approach to body, mind and spirit is perfect, I could not ask for more. I feel “lighter”, relaxed, on the “right” path for my body’s health needs and…there is no more confusion to my clothing attire, I feel wonderful!!
Donna’s presentation was engaging and relevant.
She kept the group interested and focused. Her presentation was easy to understand using visual and verbal cues.
Donna is familiar with our organisation and therefore her presentation was aimed perfectly at the demographic she was addressing. Donna definitely challenged perceptions and by doing so broke down stereotype barriers.
My wardrobe has been revolutionised since the wardrobe planning session I had with Donna.
She came to my house, and we went through everything in my cupboards together, discussing and assessing each item. I learnt so much, about cut, colour, style and more, plus Donna helped me organise my wardrobe in a way I had never thought of before, but is so brilliant. I never have trouble finding things any more. I can’t recommend Donna enough- it felt really comfortable and fun working with her too.
We had a very useful discussion about how my rather feminine style can be adapted for the professional world, taking into account the kind of image I like to project, and the clothing shapes and structures that would accommodate that, while also allowing me to feel confident while lecturing.
Thank you for your time and assistance in getting me into the groove for my 70’s party!
It was an absolute thrill spending the afternoon on a shopping adventure with you, checking out opp shops and markets. You really helped me get the right look to suit my personality – dramatic and fun. I had lots of compliments all night, just a shame could not keep my wig on with all that dancing!
Looking forward to another session and more importantly I carry my colour chart every time I’m out venturing for a new outfit. I have saved money from making the right choice of colours that suit me or bring out my features .
Thank you again.