A MORNING of homemade sweets, fashion and accessorising was thoroughly enjoyed by women attending a Cancer Council morning tea in Emerald this week.
Meeting monthly to share stories, support and friendship, the Cancer Council members were treated to some handy fashion tips on Wednesday by guest speaker and professional stylist Sarah Turner.
Sarah runs a styling business, Style by Sarah Elizabeth, from home in Alpha and said she was honoured to be able to give the Cancer Council women a confidence boost.
"Style is a very personal thing, especially for these women who might be a bit selfconscious," Sarah said.
"Everyone was so welcoming and open-minded - they were having a laugh and they loved it.
"I could see the change in the women after they saw how simple it was to look and feel good.
"Once I broke it down for them, they just sparked up.
"I was absolutely honoured to meet these women.
"I do have a bit of a personal link to cancer and there is not much I can do, but if I can make them feel better about themselves and just help them forget about their problems, that means the world to me."
With tips on how to dress to complement their body shapes and skin tones, the newly-educated fashionistas left the meeting feeling and looking confident.
"I have also offered the ladies a free wardrobe edit, where I go to their house and help them create outfits with some of the clothes they have," Sarah said.
"I can also take them shopping and help them pick out some outfits that they wouldn't have ordinarily thought they could wear."
Sue Burridge of the Cancer Council said the monthly morning teas were about friendship and connecting.
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