Today I am doing a semi-feature on Alma, a violinist from Spain. I say semi-feature because she wanted to keep her photos private, so this will just be text and my thoughts on her (she received her detailed list via e-mail).
Alma wrote in,
I can definitely say Alma was my toughest analysis yet! She sent me some baby photos and her hair was this beautiful, shocking white-blonde that served a striking contrast with her big, deep brown eyes. Her adult photos showed a lovely woman with pale skin and dark eyes and hair. I could definitely see why she thought herself a Winter. Let’s take a look at her interview Q&A:
What color do you wear the most? The color that I wear most is black.
What color do you wear the least? The color that I wear less…actually many, but probably it will be an orange, yellow…something like that.
What color do you feel sexy in? I feel always sexy in color black. Could be possible also a dark red.
What color do you get the most compliments in? People…used to see me mostly in black, so when I wear a blue or a red I get compliments I think. I have always heard from blue.
Looking at Alma’s photos, she definitely dresses like a Winter. She sent in lots of photos with her in black. In fact, she sent in over 20 photos and only 1 was in a non-cool color. I kept noticing something though. None of the colors (black, blue, gray, red, purple, white, light green) looked BAD on Alma, but something was a bit…off. There was no glow. Just contrast. I focused closer on the plums in a couple of photos. Hmmm.
Ironically, it was her baby photos that gave it away. One in particular. Baby Alma, white-blonde hair, deep brown eyes, light pink and white dress. It clicked.
Alma is a Soft Autumn. I did indeed see the golden undertones of her brunette hair she mentioned, but something in that baby photo brought it all together. I believe Alma gravitates toward the black and blues of her wardrobe because they provide that deep contrast between her pale skin and dark hair and eyes. We all love contrast; it definitely attracts the eye. But it does not glow, and glow is what we want.
This was also an example of how I do not really rely on the whole “blue vein/green vein” thing to determine someone’s season. I think that information is a bit outdated and can be misleading.
In her Color Shopping List, I suggested some colors to Alma that will probably overhaul her wardrobe in the future. I can’t wait to see the results!
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