The Personal Stylist in the Scottish Borders

Look good     Feel great     Enjoy yourself

Welcome to a new STYLE of training.

Veronica is putting the expertise she gained from five years of personal styling, for all ages and genders, to good use in training and development work with teams, groups and businesses.

A successful career in social work and family law gave Veronica a rich experience of understanding and supporting people through periods of transition, uncertainty and change. Her work in mediation and alternative dispute resolution added another dimension to her skills in managing conflict, working with the less tangible agenda and identifying the creative possibilities in every situation, including those that seem most ‘stuck’.

Whilst she no longer offers individual colour consultations and personal styling sessions, Veronica uses her knowledge and techniques in personal presentation extensively in training and confidence-building sessions.

Here’s what a group of carers felt about their session on ‘Colour, Confidence and Calm’:

Veronica says
I love to create a lively and engaging session tailored to what the group needs and wants. The emphasis might be on presentation in a work setting or on techniques for self-care when time and money are short. We might include something on negotiating or speaking up at meetings and some make-up advice. When people leave with a spring in their step and feeling better than then when they came in, I know that’s a day well spent.

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Veronica Burke

Veronica has trained with Colour Me Beautiful, Europe’s leading image consultants. After a successful career in mediation and training, social work and family law, she is putting her creative energies into this ethical image consultancy.


It all happens alongside Bread Matters at Macbiehill Farmhouse. Fried Green Tomatoes has its own quiet studio where you can relax and enjoy an hour or two just focusing on you.

Fried Green What?

Tomatoes. It’s a reference to the film Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (1991), written by Fannie Flagg and based on her novel of the same title.

Dress the body you have