Hi everyone! Before we begin, I apologize for the wonky spacing format in today’s post. I cannot figure out how to fix it! Gah!
Today, Glowing Color features actress Taylor Renee Campbell from Portland, Oregon (via Los Angeles). Taylor writes:
I’ve been reading your blog and I absolutely love what you do! I have been searching for someone to advise me on the ideal hair color for me. I am an actress on brief hiatus and now is the perfect time for me to switch it up if I need to; get new headshots, etc. in time for pilot season.
I just moved home to Portland, Oregon from Los Angeles to build on the fabulous acting scene that is budding here. I work on commercials, television, film, and print. My fiance, friends and I love to pub-crawl, camp (rain or shine!), visit music venues, museums, hunt for natural science projects and art via the dark and absurd (ok maybe that one’s just me, lol)…And generally participate in all the spontaneous fun we can! Most of which includes my vicious but darling Chihuahua, Lilly, who is frequently seen strapped to my chest in a dog harness just like a baby. = )
What color do you wear the most? Charcoal or black
What color do you wear the least? Bright red
What color do you feel sexy in? Electric blue or forest green
What color do you get the most compliments in? Cream or ivory
Brace yourselves, readers. Taylor is GORGEOUS. My goodness! I don’t think it is possible for her to look bad in any photo. At all. However, it was pretty easy for me to see which season she is. Let’s look at Taylor in cool colors first.
Stunning, yes? If you think that’s something, let’s look at Taylor in warm colors.
I am noticing a distinct glow that gets warmer as we go from yellow to olive green. The last 2 photos especially nail it: Taylor is an Autumn. I think Taylor’s hair is too dark for her Autumn glow. If it were a bit lighter, she would be absolutely radiant. The dark color definitely provides dramatic contrast with her eyes and the colors she wears, but the game would change with a lighter color. Not as light as the ash blondes she wears in the cooler photos, mind you. That blonde washes away her distinct, strong features. I included some ideas for her in her personal Color Shopping List. Taylor’s Q&A gave us a few clues. She wears charcoal or black the most. Charcoal is an excellent color for Autumns, but not black. I bet the black provided a dramatic look with her dark locks, but not the glow she would have otherwise. Same with feeling sexy in electric blue; it provides a dramatic contrast with the dark locks and her clear, green eyes, but no glow. Now forest green on the other hand? Now we’re getting somewhere! Again look how radiant she looks in the last photo with the olive green. These are definitely shades that bring out her glow. She gets the most compliments in cream or ivory, which is understandable when we look at the photo with the pink background. She looks soft and glowing in those cream tones. She wears bright red the least, which is a good move for Autumns. We can find some warmer reds for her to wear. I hope Taylor keeps us updated as she incorporates more Autumn colors in her wardrobe and hair (and of course now is the perfect time for that!) and keep an eye out for her on the silver screen.
See the difference?
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