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Christina Hendricks

Mad Men is one of my favorite shows, and Joan, played by Christina Hendricks, is one of my favorite characters. Christina is a drop-dead gorgeous woman but whenever I read celeb news and see her in magazines or at award shows, she often looks like death warmed over. I blame her stylist for this. It seems like everyone wants to accentuate her bewbs and they don’t pay attention to how SHE looks overall. She’s often dressed in cool jewel tones, hideous cool pastels, or black. She would look STUNNING if she wore colors to suit her tone. Most people would assume she is a textbook Autumn, due to her red hair but WRONG. Christina is actually a natural blonde and based on her coloring I would say she’s a Spring. Most of the colors she wears out fall under the Autumn or Winter category (overwhelmingly Winter). Autumn and Spring are both warm seasons, but Autumn can get away with bolder colors than Spring, and Spring can get away with softer colors than Autumn. This explains why, even when wearing Autumn colors as a “redhead”, something still looks off about her. Let’s take a look at some evidence shall we?

Christina in cool colors






If this heffa don’t look like slightly defrosted death in these pictures, I don’t know what…..All of these colors are either too dark/bold or too cool. Unfortunately, these types of colors are what she’s most often seen wearing.

Christina in Autumn colors



These pictures were my first clue that something was a bit off when trying to categorize Christina as an Autumn. She CLEARLY is not a Winter (nor Summer), and after these pics I concluded she’s definitely not an Autumn. These colors definitely look better on her than the cool colors above, but she’s still not really glowing like she could be. Navy and burgundy can work for Autumns or Winters and she looks okay in these colors but not stunning. The red she’s in is a telltale Autumn red. If she hit that one out the park, she’d be an Autumn. While she does look pretty here, the red is still not getting too crunk with her skin tone.

Christina in Spring colors



To me, Christina looks the best in these colors than anything else I’ve seen her in. She looks softer, glowy, fresh, ALIVE. Now in your mind, replace her red hair in these pictures with blonde. The effect would be perfect if she returned to her natural blonde color. Blonde is the best hair color base to start from when you want to go red because it looks more natural (compared to going red from a dark brown or black hair color), hence why many have no idea that isn’t her actual hair color. I’ve always been fascinated by red hair though for some reason, and I can usually tell if it’s natural, completely fake, or enhanced. Which is why even in the warmer colors, Christina often just looks….off. When the hair color, your skin tone, and the color of your outfit come together, hoes can’t tell you ANYTHING. Hopefully she’ll get it right more often in the future.

In conclusion, Christina Hendricks is a Spring who makes people think she’s an Autumn who wears Winter and Summer colors. Lawd.

**Update**
As I was going through my Google Reader, I saw a post on Celebitchy about Christina covering the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The post mentions that stylists have no idea what to do with a pale, busty, redhead. I agree and would add to that who’s-natural-hair-color-is-really-blonde. She looks pretty on the cover, but the color and the other photos…she just looks off.

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Comments on: "Christina Hendricks" (11)

  1. Hmm! I Don’t know how I missed this but SHEESH!! this is pretty fascinating… That lady DOES seem off in her clothing and editorial choices.. this pretty much explains why!

  2. I could see the difference immediately in those last set of pictures! The first ones made her looks like an Elvira prom queen..

  3. palette of feelings said:

    Wow this is awesome analysis! Thank you.

  4. thank you for this analysis. i always thought she had a weird choice in her red carpet or editorial robes, but turns out, even stylists don’t know it all. i just discovered your blog and will continue reading.

  5. Thanks Gerlinde!

  6. […] red, and smoky lavender. Especially if you imagine her with blonde hair, like we had to do for Christina Hendricks. In the lavender photo (as well as the white photo), if she had her natural blonde hair and a […]

  7. […] her natural hair color. Carrie Preston’s natural hair color is blonde. Seems to be a pattern with blondes going red huh? So of course, that eliminates Autumn and Winter as possible seasons for Carrie. Carrie had slightly […]

  8. […] Hendricks got the color right. If you remember, Christina is a natural blonde and a Spring. The darker red hair color and heavier/deeper colored makeup is all wrong for […]

  9. jkitten said:

    Yep I always knew she was a spring. I feel like springs have a certain quality to their skin…all seasons do its just I recognize it since I am one. Like vampires we know our kind jk 😄 Its funny way before I knew I was a spring I was already wearing the colors due to me liking them and everyone saying they were good like those spring color she is wearing in that picture.

  10. LOL at the vampire thing. There is definite truth to that. I always feel like I’ve found a sister when I identify another Autumn like me.

  11. […] darker red hair color and heavier/deeper colored makeup is all wrong for her. Här är mer om Christina H. på Glowing color och ni kan själv […]

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