I analyze your best colors to bring out your own personal glow.

Picture it. 13 year old me. Freshman in high school. I was quiet, reserved on the surface but HILARIOUS around my circle (HILARIOUS, I say). There were whispers about him. Whispers about him and me. Him and me, we hadn’t actually met. We had seen each other, from a distance, when the other wasn’t looking. Decisions were made, from the Chorus at any given high school, the Chorus who decides two people would be so cute together. Decisions were made to introduce us. I knew in advance that this was going down, like some gossip-based Minority Report lottery ball. So I prepared.

A short-sleeved, space-dyed yellow top and jeans would be the foundation.

yellow space dye

This was the best Google Images could do. Work with the vision, people.

A light coating of Covergirl’s gold eyeshadow.

eyeshadow

I lived for the individual rectangles of color from Covergirl. LIVED.

A golden zig-zag headband, to pull my long, relaxed-straight (but bumped at the ends just so with rollers from that weekend) back into a lion’s mane, in my mind.

headband

I can just hear the breakage of crown-hairs. Memories.

Light yellow nail polish. See, in high school, I was KNOWN as the girl who matched everything. When I say everything, I mean everything. It was not a gotdamn game. I loved a monochrome look.

polish

And smelled of the finest in Victoria’s Secret Vanilla-ries.

vanilla

I had different-colored and scented lotions to match my outfits too. I told you it was. Not. A. Damn. Game.

Guess who could not be told sh*t with this total ensemble?

me

The Big Day arrived. Lunchtime. A picnic-table by the big window in the cafeteria. I sat with familiar faces. And then…he was brought to me. I, normally shy, reserved, a bit socially anxious…felt none of that. I felt cool. Confident. Nonchalant. I turned around to face him, leaning back against the table with my elbows propped up. Cool as a cucumber (why is that a saying, anyway). We said our nice-to-meet-yous. Smiles. A brief moment that was soon over.

That was nearly 19 years ago….and we’ve been married nearly 10 years. I am not sure if you can call it Love At First Sight, but the other love story that happened was between me and the color yellow.

Yellow is my Power Color. I can conquer all things and dazzle all people when I wear yellow, gold, and their varieties. I feel like a Golden Goddess from head to toe. Although I did not realize this until well into adulthood, it is interesting tracing back to that moment…I instinctively knew that, to make my best impression, I was to wear Yellow. That quiet confidence I exuded…may have set the stage for so much.

Aside: To this day, vanilla remains one of my favorite scents (though no Vanilla Lace is in my current collection, alas).

I love having the memory of the moment my husband and I first met, so long ago. I love that I remember what I was wearing. I love that Color is such a strong part of so many of my nostalgic moments.

I knew my Power Color at a young age and it continues to be my favorite color to wear. Let me find your Power Color and help you create your own Color Stories.

Do you have a strong Color Memory? Share it in the comments.

Chizuka

Today, Glowing Color features Chizuka.
“I am from Tokyo, Japan. Came here (los angeles, California) in 2006. I was working 5 years as a carpenter until 2011. Now, I am studying construction business in college, but having said that, I am a girly girl, I love wearing dresses and heels; Although, I do wear sweat pants and sandals most of the times because I am also a mom of one 2 years boy and twin baby boys… But, I still want to look good in sweatpants! I do flamenco dance as my hobby. I love all kind of dancing.(hip hop, Argentine tangos..etc).”

 
Chizuka’s Color Interview:
What color do you wear the most? Black, gray, purple, beige
What color do you wear the least? Orange, red, green
In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Light pink( salmon pink or baby pink)
In what color do you receive the most compliments? Black

 
Chizuka in cooler colors:
Winter                                         black redblue

 

Summer                                            gray  whitepale pink pinklilacaqua

 

Chizuka in warmer colors:                                                                                                    Autumn                                                                           orangedark teal

 

Spring                                                brown yellow

 

Chizuka is a Winter. I knew it the second I saw her in the cobalt blue. The warm colors washed her out, but she is absolutely glowing in the cool jewel tones of Winter. I think once she starts adding those bolder colors into her wardrobe she will feel like a new woman! Chizuka definitely tends to naturally gravitate toward summer colors. She’s on the right track with the cool tones, but just needs to make them deeper and more vibrant to incorporate Winter. Chizuka, I especially know how it feels to be a mom of young children and feeling drab….then turning it all around with the right colors. It is so refreshing! I can’t wait to see your updates!

 

blueorange

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Metropolitan Gala 2015

Between my two young daughters (infant and toddler) and my clients, I have been too busy to write my posts on award shows and other subjects. I found this in my drafts from May…hahaha! Enjoy. I’m 1,000 percent sure there were other women I wanted to include in this post, but I’m going with what I have for now. I hope to get back to regular blogging sometime soon.

The Metropolitan Gala is always fun to watch to see who will go the extra mile in fashion just because they can. Fashion opinions on the outfits featured at the Gala range from whether the person was on theme or off theme, whether the outfit is “in”, whether the outfit is impressive, and whether the outfit is considered ugly or too much (even if the person is on theme). I for one, love seeing who is on theme or not, but invariably I always look at the colors they choose and if they are right or wrong based on their season. Here are my favorite looks from the Gala, based solely on COLOR.

Winter

Alison BrieGabrielle UnionVanessa HudgensOlivia Munn

Alison Brie, Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn

Spring

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

Summer

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Autumn

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Rachael

Today, Glowing Color features Rachael.

My name is Rachael, I’m a teacher I used to teach English as a foreign language and I’ve taught in South America – Argentina and Colombia and the middle east – Qatar and Europe – Spain and the UK – England and Scotland where I am from. I’m now back in Scotland,  Edinburgh where I went to uni and I’m training to become a high school teacher, teaching social studies and politics in high schools. After living a relaxed traveller lifestyle , I am now attempting to dress more smartly and like a professional but in my own style which is why I’m interested in colour analysis.

Rachael’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? black, grey, and green

What color do you wear the least? light colours

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? I feel best in dark khaki green

In what color do you receive the most compliments? light colours like blues but perhaps that’s because I don’t often wear them.

Rachael in cooler colors:

Winter

black

red1

green

emerald

Summer

cool lightlavender

Rachael in warmer colors:

Spring

beigebrown paisleyYellow

 

Autumn

orangeburgundy

Rachael is a Spring. She looks best in the light, warm portion of the color spectrum. She did not have many examples in these colors, so I think she will begin to notice a major difference after she goes shopping to incorporate more of these colors in her wardrobe. Note that she feels best in khaki green, which tends to be warm/muted. If she goes a little lighter and warmer (a green with more yellow than brown), she will begin to see the glow. The outfits she did have that fall under Spring could use a little tweaking in color, which I am including details of in her Color Shopping List. She also wants to play around with some different hair colors, so I sent some examples of that as well, as I think she has been going too cool/dark/ash blonde. It probably feels right to be drawn to the Winter colors since they are so bold of a contrast against her hair, but once she finds the exact Spring colors to bring out her own personal glow, the difference will be stark. My eye was drawn to her clothes first in the cooler colors, and I was easily able to rule those seasons out. I am so excited for her to see her Color Shopping List!

lavenderYellow

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Linda

Today, Glowing Color features Linda.

Linda is a Human Resources Analyst from California, and her favorite thing to do is travel and take pictures.

Linda’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? I wear mostly black and navy

What color do you wear the least? I hardly ever wear pastels

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? I think I look my best in black and darker pinks

In what color do you receive the most compliments? Recently, someone told me I look good in dark grey. But, I’ve also been told that I look very pale in the same color:)

Linda in cooler colors:

Winter

Linda BlackLinda Dark GrayLinda RedLinda BlueLinda Green

Summer

Linda SilverLinda WhiteLinda PinkLinda OrchidLinda PurpleLinda AquaLinda Green 2

Linda in warmer colors:

Autumn

Linda CharcoalLinda PlumLinda Teal

Spring

Linda IvoryLinda BeigeLinda GoldLinda CoralLinda CeleryLinda Sage

Linda is a Winter. There was an obvious difference with Linda between the cooler and warmer colors, as the warmer colors washed her out. The colors of Summer showed some promise, but were still ultimately too light. When I saw Linda in the strong blue and green jewel tones of Winter, I saw her face glow. I looked at her first instead of her shirt colors. This is always an easy giveaway with the bolder Winter tones because it is easy to want to look at the colors of the outfit first. If the eye is drawn to your face first, you have a winner.

Linda BlueLinda Teal

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Erin

Today, Glowing Color features Erin.

“Hi I am Erin from Kentucky, a 35-year-old physician. In my spare time I enjoy running or being outside reading or with my dogs. I have typically identified with warmer colors for my make-up and to cover my rosacea, however, I am not drawn to those colors in clothing. In fact I had to use some of my husband’s dress shirts and sweaters for the photos.”

Erin’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? black! Gray

What color do you wear the least? brown/yellow/orange/pastels

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? royal blue

In what color do you receive the most compliments? I wear neutral so often it is probably when I wear color such as royal blue or jewel tones.

Erin in cooler colors:

Erin BlackErin GrayErin WhiteErin RedErin RoseErin BlueErin Blue2Erin Aqua

Erin in warmer colors:

Erin TanErin MustardErin OrangeErin GarnetErin BurgundyErin Dark PurpleErin SageErin Forest Green

Erin is a Winter. For me, it was clear nearly immediately. The 2nd or so picture I opened was of Erin in black and she was sparkling in it. The rest of the pictures quickly confirmed, as her skin looks clear and beautiful in the cool colors, while the warm colors are washing her out a bit. Erin looks sharp and gorgeous in the deep, bold, cool tones of winter. Her Color Interview reflects the subconscious pull she had toward the correct colors which is great! This means Erin likely has a good foundation to start from with her existing clothes when she goes shopping.

Erin Blue2Erin Mustard

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Annie

Today, Glowing Color features Annie.

“I’m a tutor, performer, and artist in Texas. By ‘performer’, I mean circus-style hula-hooper:) I really enjoy making costumes and doing crazy makeup and hair colors. I just got an Instagram, so if you want to follow me, look me up! @annatenae”

Annie’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? Black (but trying to get away from it)

What color do you wear the least? Pink, yellow

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Burgundy/Maroon, Mint Green

In what color do you receive the most compliments? Mint, Blues, Greens (colors that bring out my eyes)

Annie in cooler colors:

black anniegray anniewhite anniered2 annie

Annie in warmer colors:

brown anniegold anniered anniemaroon annie

Annie is an Autumn. Although she wears a lot of blacks, she stated she feels sexy/beautiful in burgundies and maroons which are classic Autumn colors. I would bet a lot of the cool compliments she has gotten with the blues and greens are due to the fact that they matched her beautiful eye color. Annie submitted photos in more cooler colors than warmer. I have some ideas of different warm tones she should seek out to liven up her glow a bit more.

white anniemaroon annie

See the difference?

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