Rula and Isobel have collaborated for many years on prestigious charity events where they each utilised their remarkable skill set and reputation to create memorable events and occasions. They are individually recognised and highly respected in their industries and together bring exceptional life skills, knowledge and experience, to create inspiring courses where the experience will last a lifetime.
The London Finishing Academy was therefore founded to create an educational etiquette experience like no other. The courses are designed to inspire and liberate those who wish to enjoy a social or business lifestyle with confidence.
With a family background spanning from Fashion designing to Hospitality and Event Planning, Rula has gained decades of experience while honing her craft. She is a specialist in producing exceptional experiences, always delivered at the highest level of attention to detail – some would say it is part of her DNA.
Rula has worked with London’s most iconic 5 Star venues as well as stately homes and intimate parties at home, managing many complex projects. With a strict adherence to quality standards and an understanding of luxury craftsmanship, she strives to exceed expectations.
Rula has had many prestigious clients as well as an international network of guests, from social media influencers to royalty.
Today she focusses her passion for delivering unique environments and experiences within the LFA. Her creative talents ensure the students of the academy leave with a wealth of social skills knowledge and are inspired by the creative energy of such a unique luxury experience.
Rula is bi-lingual, speaking fluent Greek alongside her native English.
The Hon. Isobel Kershaw
Isobel has an innate sense of style and elegance cultivated during her long career within the luxury fashion industry. Her career began at Harrods where she became Acting Director, before moving to Frank Usher, as Head of Retail and then Product Director. Her passion in fashion moved her to set up her own business in styling where she also partnered with NHJ Style to produce , launch and direct The Style Academy as well as manage clients and styling. She then launched The Stylist London, a company with an ethos of total image excellence, and along with a large client portfolio, has been running personal styling courses for men and women here and worldwide.
Her clients have included Harrods, Heathrow personal shopper team, Michael Kors, Baker McKenzie, Proctor and Gamble, and Harvey Nicholls Personal shopping suite.
Isobel’s approach to personal styling is all encompassing with social etiquette forming a fundamental part of the successful personal projection of image and non-verbal communication.
With her passion for training, Isobel’s founding role within The London Finishing Academy ensures that students will enjoy a transformational experience that will elevate standards, mindset and, above all, opportunity.