Susie Faux   SUSIE FAUX

"As all personal presentation is about getting proportions right.Hair is crucial as the shape of your face and the length of your hair is very important, when choosing the clothes that are good for you as an individual. Suprisingly, maybe, I sometimes find it more difficult to dress a woman well because her hair is wrongly cut and coloured, than if her body is a difficult shape."



Liz Clarke-Watson
It all began 20 years ago when my husband spotted an advertisement in the underground for a place called “Wardrobe”. He was tired of being dragged around every department store and Bond Street emporium looking for stylish business clothes, without success. So an appointment was made and into Conduit Street we went, very much impressed by the idea of the “capsule” wardrobe and of personal service.

I have been shopping (if that can be the right word for such a pleasant experience) in Wardrobe for practically every year since.

Translating the “capsule” idea into practice allowed me to build up a small number of beautiful pieces which all worked together, from a butter-soft leather jacket to feather - light cashmere, from impeccably tailored dresses and trouser suits to silky tops.

My journey with Wardrobe has taken me out of business life in London and into semi-retirement in Oxfordshire, not so many business suits but smart and casual clothes of quiet elegance and time-less quality which fit me perfectly, feel wonderful and help me look the person I want to be and not what some fashion article tells me I should be (at my age!).

So what about “service”? Who is the person who finds the elegant self, longing to emerge from the hassled customer? - the Stylist.

Imagine a personal welcome as you buzz to come in, a large changing room, coffee and mineral -water and an air of calm, interested and friendly professionalism.

Think of an array of wonderful pieces bought to you with an eye to what works on you, in your size and accessorised with the perfect belt, shoes or bag. A one - stop -shop, no more traipsing up and down the streets.

Best of all is Juliana who brings to my visits an inspired eye, her own elegance and a very good knowledge of what I will look great in. She will challenge my limiting perceptions, give me confidence and she is as pleased as I am when we get the right pieces together. And we have such fun!

Where else could I find such a superb collection of delectable clothes and personalised service - one room which has everything the heart desires. Thank you Wardrobe and Juliana, and don’t ever think of stopping!

Liz Clarke-Watson

I have been coming to Wardrobe for over 23 years (a friend whose taste is impeccable recommended you to me) and possibly longer (you even dressed me through my pregnancy!) and I still have suits that I bought 15 years or so ago and they continue to look fabulous.

When I bought my first couple of items colleagues commented on how I had gone up a notch in looking professional- and that was just the men. I have to admit I have tried periodically to wean myself off Wardrobe and I have tried some "cheaper" options but frankly I have never looked as good or felt as right in those cheaper options (and they never lasted as long) so it ended up being a false economy.

I have also never found shoes as comfortable as your shoes and again they last and last- bad news for you and good news for me! Over the years I have been looked after by a couple of the stylists but Saida has ensured that I am neither old nor frumpy before my time and has helped me freshen up some of my older suits to make them look more up to date and flattering.

Susie is right when she says that every woman wants to look sexy- even at my size 4- and Saida has helped me feel that way rather than "fat, fifty and frumpy". She is also incredibly patient as she explains which colour tops should be worn with which suits and what colour tights I should be wearing. More importantly she never grimaces at my undies or comments on my unflattering non-Wardrobe items (unless asked and even then she is very tactful and suggests other ways of wearing them!).

My ultimate dream though is to be and look like Susie when I grow up. In the meantime I will keep practising!

Best regards