About Us » Wardrobe Flair Team
Trudi's passion for fashion began after living in London for six years. Upon her return to Wellington - and a couple of children later - Trudi gave friends' a 'wardrobe revamp'. These transformations led to many people contacting Trudi for the same advice. Previously a journalist in both London and NZ, she began the journey of researching and creating Wardrobe Flair in 2005. Every process is unique to Trudi, who follows an instinctual, logical and practical approach to finding colours, shapes and styles that suit everyone.
Since 2005 the business has grown through word-of-mouth and referrals. This has reiterated and confirmed that Trudi's approach to her clients and her consultation processes have helped clients throughout New Zealand. She has a warm, energetic and down-to-earth manner that makes people comfortable and able to relax and enjoy the process from start to finish.
Trudi is completely passionate about the business of building people's confidence, showing individuals their strengths in dressing and importantly making it easy in this busy day and age. Trudi loves fashion, colours and helping her clients find their own style. She enjoys all aspects of the business. This includes one-on-one consultations, Corporate Workshops, presenting fashion shows, fashion blogging and working with designers. She adores accessories and really enjoys the energy of group presentations and functions.
As well as helping numerous individuals over the last 13+ years, Trudi enjoys working with new and existing corporate companies such as Westfield & Air New Zealand. Trudi has presented 8 fashion 'what to wear' segments on TVNZ's Good Morning show and worked for 8 months with TV3 The Cafe doing Fashion segments for them. Here is one of her clips https://youtu.be/GoVY4xJj558
She is also the Fashion and Styling blogger for Coast FM (Recent TOP RADIO STATION in NZ via survey results) http://www.thecoast.net.nz/life/main/contributor/trudi-bennett Fashion blogging has allowed Trudi to combine her love of writing and fashion to help men and women of all ages, shapes, sizes and professions feel fantastic and confident.
In 2012 for Trudi was being invited to work with iconic NZ fashion designer Robyn Mathieson on her Summer 2012 and Winter 2013 collections.
In April 2014 Trudi moved to Auckland to launch another branch of Wardrobe Flair, leaving the Wellington Branch & all its existing clients to be maintained by the wonderful Sarah Nichol. She looks forward to spreading her love of colour and helping people make wise shopping decisions and feeling the very best they can with what they have!
When Trudi is not teaching people about their colours and shape, shopping or blogging she enjoys running, reading, LOVES to cook and tries at all times to laugh out loud with family and friends.
Sarah's background in fashion began as a window dresser and merchandiser for Country Road. This has given her a fantastic eye for being able the see how great an outfit can look on any body shape. After months of extensive training to which Sarah instinctually was a natural, she began working as a Wardrobe Flair consultant in early 2008. Sarah now has over 5 years experience working with one-on-one clients and larger groups doing colour, shape and wardrobe consultations, personal styling and parties, plus she is an expert in personal shopping.
Sarah's relaxed, calm and caring nature combined with her excellent eye for colours and shapes mean her clients completely enjoy their time with her and find the experience educational and inspiring. An area that Sarah excels in is shopping in Wellington City for the corporate client or business men & women. If a work capsule wardrobe is required, Sarah will find it with a mix of designer and mainstream fashions.
Sarah's evening colour and shape parties are a huge hit. This informal setting allows friends to get together for a fun evening of learning everyone's colours and shape information.
Sarah is a Newtown resident and mother of two, so completely understands how women's bodies can change after children. Her understanding off different fabrics means she knows when something will cling and when something will drape in all the right places.
Check out what our clients have to say about Sarah's fantastic service in our client testimonials.