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Sunday, 31 August 2014

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Maggi’s online book opens new chapter in style advice

A Cockermouth stylist and author is on a mission to make women embrace their body shape and feel good about themselves.

Maggi Toner-Edgar, 52, of Challoner Street, has published an ebook called Be Remarkable – Love Your Figure Type.

She gives women tips on how to dress if they are pear, top heavy, curvy, apple, slim apple or pencil shaped.

It is the first in a series of eight ebooks which she has planned to help women to choose a style to suit their body.

The 69-page book also touches on issues about height, self-esteem, inner beauty and self-love.

Maggi says: “I’m on a mission to get women to feel good.

“I want them to see that whatever their size, shape and height, with this knowledge they can buy clothes without having to spend loads of money.

“The book is about loving your own body and dressing your figure type.

“I’m happy to share all the knowledge I have gained over the years and I really hope it will help women to see that they can enjoy what they’ve got.

“It acts as a catalyst for change and aims to help you re-frame the way you view yourself and your body, in and out of your clothes.

“I have eight in mind for the series but it has taken me a year to write this one so I will have to see how it goes.

“The next ebook will be all about how to be sensible with money and how you can still get really nice things at an affordable price.”

Maggi once suffered from low self-esteem about her own body, and while studying fashion at Manchester Metropolitan University in the 1980s she suffered from anorexia for a year.

She set up her own business Creative Style in 2011 to help boost people’s self-esteem through style and clothes.

Through her makeover sessions she covers body image, wardrobe style, colour analysis and tips for shopping or a personal shopping experience.

Thinking Caps, a book about her life and experiences with craft and textiles, was published last year.

Maggi adds: “I’m a neuro-linguistic practioner and have devised my own techniques around disassociation and helping people to step outside themselves to really see themselves.

“NLP is all about positive thought programming around weight loss, interrupting negative behaviour patterns and building methods of expanding and developing your own personal style and creativity.

“The book will unleash a new approach to yourself and what you wear, saving women time and money and promoting success.”

Maggi worked for Vogue Magazine in the 80s and ran her own fashion business Maggi Toner Designs, selling her collections to Whistles in London. She also made hats for several celebrities.

She was an haute couture lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire from 1990 to 1995 and was a principal lecturer of contemporary applied arts for 15 years at the University of Cumbria.

Her ebook is available on website Amazon for £2.58.

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