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Archive for September 8, 2011

Monique

Today, I am also featuring Monique of Natural and Fabulous. Monique blogs all about natural hair and its impact on culture, as well as personal stories of women who have recently gone natural or have been natural for awhile.

Here is her interview:

What color do you wear the most? Black, black and more black.

What color do you wear the least? Blue and red

What color do you feel sexy in? Orange, yellow, white and black.

What color do you get the most compliments in? Purple. If I wear a purple top I get complimented all day.

Her photos:

Monique wasn’t lying, she does wear a lot of black! A lot of the photos she sent me were of her in black or black and white; so I culled them down a bit.

My eyes are drawn straight to the photos of Monique in yellow and taupe, in a good way. She looks stunning in the golden yellow, holds her own in the soft, butter yellow, and glows in the taupe. Compare those against Monique in light green which fades her out, the black which is just sitting on her, and the light pink which overpowers her. See the difference?

Monique is an Autumn. Although she wears black (and black and white) a lot (which a lot of people tend to do, since it is an accepted ‘safe’ color), I think she should branch out more into different shades of browns to replace the black. She avoids blue and red, both of which are already not flattering for Autumns. She feels sexy in orange and yellow, her most telling interview clue; both are classic Autumn colors. She gets complimented in purple which is very common for Autumns. On the color wheel, purple’s complimentary color is yellow. Autumns have yellow-golden undertones to their skin so they wear purple well. I would just recommend getting more warm purples as opposed to cooler, grape purples.

La

Today I am featuring La of Liquors, Loans, & Love. La is a phenomenal writer and all-around awesome woman. Here is her interview:

What color do you wear the most? I probably wear black more than anything. Tied closely with red.

What color do you wear the least? Yellow. I look like an extra in a zombie movie in it.

What color do you feel sexy in? Reds tones; candy apple reds and blue based magentas.

What color do you get the most compliments in? Reds. And occasionally greens; mostly emerald green or army green.

La’s answers are extremely telling! Let’s look at her photos:

Notice anything? La wears primarily cool, bright colors. There is only 1 photo of her in a warm color; the brown. The brown is doing nothing for her whereas she is positively sparkly in the cooler colors of light gray, spring green, pink, fuchsia, and purple. La is a Winter.