Meet your tour guides
Fashion by Foot is the brainchild of two style consultants with a passion for good design principles, sharing our knowledge of Melbourne’s creative culture, doing something to slow the fast fashion frenzy and helping clients to make well-considered purchases that work for them.
Donna is an Australian based style specialist whose focus (and passion) is assisting clients to develop both their personal and professional presentation skills. She understands the difference this can make to self confidence and interaction with others.
She has facilitated workshops on personal presentation and style for over a decade in both Australia and London. She was President of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Melbourne Chapter in 2015-17, Associate Editor of AICI GLOBAL magazine for three years and is a member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.
Donna’s enthusiasm, flexibility and ‘out of the box’ style, coupled with her ability to empathise and demonstrate inclusiveness, enables her to forge strong connections with clients.
She has a life-long love of colour and fashion history and a fascination for the way people express themselves through clothing. Donna has enjoyed incorporating eclectic elements into her own style since she’s been able to dress herself but prefers to remain uncategorisable!
Briar has lived all over Australia and travelled widely. She’s lived and worked alongside many people from very different walks of life. This experience of diversity has made her appreciate how absolutely everyone has something of value to offer. She believes in fresh starts and second chances and advocates for strength through diversity.
She has previously worked in hospitality, as a graphic designer, an interior decorator and ran her own plus size clothing boutique.
In her role as an image consultant, Briar uncovers the hidden potential of her clients and smashing their old self-perception is what she finds most rewarding. She takes them on a journey of self-discovery and gives them permission to set their own standards; in both their wardrobe and their life.
Briar helps her clients to define what sets them apart. She shows them how their difference is a strength, not a weakness, and is passionate about body positivity.
She was President of AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) Melbourne Chapter from 2017-18 and is a Fashion Feng Shui Facilitator.