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Nikki

Today, Glowing Color features Nikki, the fashion and lifestyle blogger at She Wore Ribbon. She Wore Ribbon is a beautiful blog and has so many dreamy photos in different locations (Paris!) featuring Nikki’s lovely face! Check her out!

About Nikki: “I saw your site today and I’ve always been very interested in colour analysis- but could never quite work my season out! I’m Nikki, I’m 23 years old and I live in a seaside town in England with my two kittens, Maggie and Jude. I’m a freelance fashion writer and I run a fashion and lifestyle blog called She Wore Ribbon. I’ve always been obsessed with fashion, and shopping is definitely my favourite hobby! I’m forever wondering what new styles of clothes to try, what make up shades to buy or what colour to dye my hair, so colour analysis will be super helpful for the future! When I’m not writing about clothes, I’m watching comedy shows, listening to music or walking around with my giant headphones on.”

Nikki’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I wear quite a lot of blue, all year round!

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

I rarely wear earthy tones or citrus colours.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful?

I like wearing blues, pink and white for everyday wear, but opt for red and black when I want something a little bolder! 

In what color(s) do you receive the most compliments?

I think that would have to be blue again!

Nikki in cooler colors:

black    gray2

white  pink red

light

Nikki in warmer colors:

darkdark redburgundy

navy

Nikki is….an Autumn! This may come as a bit of a shock to her as she loves her cool, blue shades but what I noticed when reviewing her photos was that in the cooler colors, there was dramatic contrast between her pale skin and the cool blues and her eye colors. But with the warm colors, everything softened: her facial features, her eyes, her skin tone began to glow, her hair even looked warmer. I would love to see Nikki in some mustard yellow or yellow-orange!

gray2burgundy

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Danni

Today, Glowing Color features Danni.

About Danni: “My name is Danni and I live in Richmond, London. I am married and have 4 cats. I work at Roehampton Uni and like interacting with the students there. I love cooking and as my waistline will sadly confirm, eating too! I went vegetarian recently and am finding it a real challange. I enjoy collage, decoupage, beachcombing and macro photography. Oh! And making jewelry. I also like singing, and bubble baths.”

Danni’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I like dark red, khaki/olive green. I wear lots of earth tones.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

I dislike royal purple with a passion, find grey boring. White I don’t mind, but it’s not practical!  

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? 

I always feel pretty and in pink (haha)

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

I get compliments in turquoise and red. And teal.

Danni’s natural hair color is a golden brown according to her, not as copper as you see here.

Dani in cooler colors:

 blackredturquoiseblue  tealmintjade

Dani in warmer colors:

tantomatoolive

Danni is an Autumn. I noticed this pretty much right away! The warmer colors soften up her face and bring out a lovely glow. She said she wore earth tones mostly, and I think she will find a nice variety of shades within those tones to work with.

jadetan

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Aisha

Today, Glowing Color features Aisha.

About Aisha: I would like to know which season I am as I am getting married next year and I don’t want the colours in the bouquet to wash me out!! I live in Wilmslow, Cheshire in England (near to Manchester) and work as a Marketing, Sales and Events Co-ordinator for a company that organises stag and hen weekends. I used to work in law but I missed using my creative side (I used to love writing when younger and always have ideas for things), so I changed jobs last year and hope to get qualified in marketing after I get married next year. I live with my fiance and we’re busy planning our wedding at the moment  for next year and, like I did when we did up the house, I have loved using my bargain hunting and obsessive research skills to get the best deals! I like keeping fit and you can’t keep me off the dance floor when I am out!

I am very excited to work with Aisha and help her choose colors for her wedding. I am splitting Aisha’s analysis into two separate posts-this one with the standard color analysis, and the next one will feature wedding color ideas!

Aisha’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

Blue in all kinds of shades (though I prefer brighter or aqua colours and don’t really like pastels as I don’t think they really reflect me as a person). Black as it goes with everything. I do have a few coral and purple items too.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

Brown or beige – in fact, I don’t think I have one brown item in my wardrobe! I’m not a big neutral fan (apart from black)- I like things bright and beautiful! 

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? 

It depends on the fit – I gravitate towards brighter colours and feel sexier in those but I struggle to get things to fit me as I have a large bust and so I often have to settle for clothes that don’t fit or colours that don’t suit – it’s rare to find both. 

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

Blues, greens and purples.

Aisha in cooler colors:

black

grey

white

red

peach

purple

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turquoise

cobalt blue

dark green teal

Aisha in warmer colors:

cream

brown

orange

coral

navy blue

Aisha is a Summer. She looks best in the softer cool colors vs the more bold cool colors, but compared to warm colors it is no contest. The warmer colors wash her out and age her face. She looks ethereal in the soft blues and pinks of Summer, and can carry off some of the deeper colors as well. Keep in mind her natural hair color is a darker blonde than shown here, and some different tones of blonde could really enhance her natural glow. Also, notice how her interview gave away her natural instinct for her best colors!

peach orange

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Skinny Black Girl

Today I am featuring a friend of mine, the amazingly talented writer of the award-winning Skinny Black Girl blog.

SBG’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I wear a lot of black. I try to keep my wardrobe minimalistic (I hate stuff) and I find that black pieces are easy to repeat because they don’t stand out too much. Also, I’m a huge fan of the little black dress looks of the early 90s. Now that I’m a grown up, I just wanna look like En Vogue. lol. 

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

Pastels, in general. I find they’re too soft for my liking. I either like neutrals or bold colors.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful?

My go-to sexy color was red, but cobalt blue is creeping up the list. 

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

Red, cobalt blue, and bold purples.

 

SBG in cooler colors:

black

white black

red

purple gray

blue

SBG in warmer colors:

cream

linen green

SBG is a Winter. I see more of SBG than what is represented here, so I can personally attest to the fact that she looks stunning in the bold, cool, jewel tones of Winter. The blue she is pictured in is more of a Summer blue, but in the cobalts and royal blues, she glows like no other! The warmer, softer colors either wash her out or just sit on her. SBG is one of those women who I see and instantly know their season. If you read her interview, the answer is reflected there as well. As a matter of fact, what I would consider her top 3 colors are the colors she gets complimented on most. I think once she starts shopping with the narrower eye of Winter, she is going to be so happy with her purchases going forward (especially as a minimalist).

redlinen green

Side-by-sides are a little difficult here because of the lighting differences in some of the photos, but you can get a general idea. The red lips and coat against her skin are lovely and enchanting. I LOVE the green dress with the stockings, but on SBG the warm, muted green does not light her up the same way. See the difference?

If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Jeana

Today, Glowing Color features Jeana.

About Jeana: “I live in a town next to Orlando, FL. I work for a large commercial insurance company. For fun, I work on my family history-genealogy. I have a son 22 and a daughter 23-both working and in college. I’ve been married 25 years. We have 3 dogs. I have one sister. I lost both my parents last year-mom in June and Dad in November. It’s been a hard couple of years worrying and trying to help them. I think that’s why I am ready for this “upgrade”. I want to be the best me I can be. It seems silly not to know what colors flatter you. If I am going to buy a new shirt and I can get it in a few different colors, I’d like to get the one that is most flattering—not the color that I just like.”

Jeana’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? bottoms-black, navy, grey; tops-teal, purple, pink, maroon, light grey, white

What color(s) do you wear the least? never wear ivory, yellow; wear very little black near my face either

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? purples, teals

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? lavender, teal, red 

Jeana in cooler colors:

blacksilverwhiteredfuchsiadeep berrylavenderlight blue   royal blue  sky blue teal

Jeana in warmer colors:

yelloworangewarm printcelerynavy

Jeana is a Winter. She should definitely avoid pastels, but the vibrant jewel tones really work for her.

tealorange

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Maritza

Today, Glowing Color features Maritza.

About Maritza: “I am  from (and live in) in Mexico City. I am working as an executive administrator in a small company. I am just married. I like cooking, love the confectionery, cupcakes, cakes .”

Maritza’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? Black, pink, medium gray, dark blue.

What color(s) do you wear the least? Red, orange, brown, white, beige, coral, camel. Icy colors.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Sexy: Hot pink or black. Beautiful: All shades of pink, true green.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? Royal blue, bright pink, fuchsia, dark rose, true green, teal. 

Maritza in cooler colors:

blackgraywhiteredfuchsiapinkaquaroyal bluebluegreendark green             

Maritza in warmer colors:

ivorytanyellowmustardorangecoralburgundypurplecelery

Maritza is a Winter. The fuchsia and the royal blue jumped out right away. Her face looks so clear and bright in these colors. Maritza should definitely stay close to the bolder, more vibrant Winter colors and avoid the light and pastel cool colors. Also, go back and read her Color Interview. She was very in tune with her season unconsciously.

fuchsiatan

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Courtney

Today, Glowing Color features Courtney.

About Courtney: “I recently found your website and am very much enjoying it!  I’ve always enjoyed fashion, but I want to learn to select clothes that really flatter me and my coloring.  Also, as someone who used to be a natural blond and now have dull brown hair, I’m trying to figure out the best hair color for my skin tone. I live near San Francisco, and work in San Francisco.  I’m 32, an attorney specializing in tax law and work with nonprofit organizations and charitable tax planning.  For fun I read, travel, dance, take long walks.”

Courtney’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? Black and white — clean, classic, and everything in my closet mixes and matches.

What color(s) do you wear the least? Blue (all shades of blue I wear rarely).

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Sexy – red. Beautiful – coral or peach.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? Coral or bright pink. 

Courtney in cooler colors:

black gray red hot pink magenta blue  green

Courtney in warmer colors:

ivory yellowpeach orange olive green

Courtney is a Spring. The cooler colors just sit on her, but her glow comes to life in the warmer colors. My eyes go straight to her face when she’s wearing light yellow and peach, but directly to the fabric when she’s wearing blue or pink. My initial thought was that she would be an Autumn, but my eyes kept being drawn to her in the lighter, warmer colors. She can wear some of the deeper, more vibrant warm colors, but the light tones of Spring really bring out her glow. I will also send some hair color ideas to her.

black yellow

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates. If you do not want to be featured on the blog, let me know!

Laura

Today, Glowing Color features Laura.

I’m Laura from Dublin in Ireland. Mother to a gorgeous boy and work full time within fashion retail. I love clothes and I’m usually drawn to bright colours and bold patterns although been trying to stick to block colour of late. I start to doubt my choices as my sisters are both natural blondes and look great in soft & muted shades and sometimes I feel like a clown next to them, so thought now is as good a time as any to finally get a second opinion on what season I am and to sort out my wardrobes. I am kickstarting the year with a new healthy lifestyle plan and would love the confidence in knowing I am wearing the right colours that suit me when I lose the final phase of baby weight . Perhaps not the need to wear as much makeup outside of work to colour my face??? If that makes sense.

Laura’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? not really one colour my closet is like a rainbow, but greens and nude-blush shade.

What color(s) do you wear the least? brown, black close to my face, orange, purple.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? navy, nude, orange red.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? green or navy 

Before we look at Laura’s photos, here is a shot of her with a hair color closer to her natural color:

lighter hair

Laura in cooler colors:

blackfuchsiapurple

turquoisebluegreen      

Laura in warmer colors:

yellowclay

orangered

chartreuse

Laura is a Winter. Her strong features and lovely eyes pop in the bold, cooler jewel colors of winter compared to being a bit washed out in the warmer colors. Her coloring is also too deep for Summer, hence her feeling not quite right in pastels. I think once her hair lightens a bit, and she sticks to her Winter colors, she will continue to stun.

fuchsiachartreuse

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates. If you do not wish to be featured on the blog, just let me know in your e-mail.

Kit

Today, Glowing Color features Kit. Kit writes,

I just found your blog this morning and I am totally addicted already.  I have been on a quest for over a year hoping to identify my color.  I have “tried on” every season and still feel lost.  I’m getting older (will be 60 next month!) and I just can no longer see myself or identify what I look good in.  I need help!
 
I would be most interested in learning from you the services you offer and their rates.
 
Look forward to hearing from you.
 
Your new reader and fan,
Kit
About Kit: “I live in Los Angeles and have been married for over 20 years.  I love to draw and paint, read cookbooks and healthy living blogs.  I am mostly vegetarian but do enjoy occasional seafood and chicken.  My husband retires in less than three years and we will be moving from Los Angeles to a much smaller market.  We are both very excited about that and right now feel a little like we are living in limbo because we are ready for the next chapter in our lives but it isn’t quite time.”

Kit’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? My default colors are blue, gray, and white.

What color(s) do you wear the least? Orange.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Navy or white.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? Blue.

Keep in mind Kit’s natural hair color is a medium-dark brown. Kit in cooler colors:

Kit -blackKit - medium grayKit - warm grayKit - whiteKit - fusciaKit - cool pink   Kit - muted purpleKit - purpleKit - warm blueKit - cool greenKit - warm green

Kit in warmer colors:

Kit - camelKit - warm brownKit - cool brownKit - hot yellowKit - pale peachKit - coralKit - navyKit - soft army green

Kit is a Winter. Kit has been favoring cooler colors in her wardrobe, particularly blue. She instinctively gravitated toward the colors in her season! She wrote about her hair color feeling off, which makes sense because it is a warm brown with golden highlights. She definitely needs to go cooler with her hair, which will also set off her gorgeous eyes.

Kit - fusciaKit - soft army green

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Stephanie

Today Glowing Color features Stephanie. Stephanie writes,

Hello!

I am 38, born and raised in Olympia, WA. I was away for 5 years on active duty with the air force in Virginia, yet came back home to ply. I have 2 children, 11 and 2 both boys that keep me pretty busy, yet i still stay active with running and just started participating in the Spartan races with my oldest. I am a Judicial Educator with the state and a Knowledge Operations Manger with the Air Force. I came across your site today and am impressed with your analyses. What are your rates for consultation?

Here is Stephanie’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? black, grey, and blue

What color(s) do you wear the least? red and orange

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? black

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? Can’t say about the color I receive compliments in…I mostly hear that I look tired.

Let’s look at Stephanie in cooler colors first.

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Now let’s look at Stephanie in warmer colors.

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Great photos, Stephanie! There’s a correlation between the fact that Stephanie hears she looks tired often, and her most common colors of black, grey, and blue. That’s because Stephanie is an Autumn. She needs to go deep into the boldest, most vibrant autumn hues and shy away from the duller tones and pastels.

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.