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Ali

I recently completed a Glowing Color Consultation for Ali, a stay-at-home mom in Wisconsin. She has ash blonde hair, and greenish-gray eyes. She wears black, pink, gray, navy, and white the most.
After evaluating her photos, I determined Ali is a Spring. She should gradually shift her most-worn colors to blush/peach, coral, cream, olive, and light yellow. She can use charcoal gray as a replacement to black and can still wear navy in some instances (especially as bottoms).

Below is a sampling of some items I sent for her to shop in the format of a Color Board. She also wanted some hair color recommendations, so I sent her a couple of examples of a rich, golden blonde.

Ali Spring (Glowing Color Client)

 

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Metropolitan Gala 2015

Between my two young daughters (infant and toddler) and my clients, I have been too busy to write my posts on award shows and other subjects. I found this in my drafts from May…hahaha! Enjoy. I’m 1,000 percent sure there were other women I wanted to include in this post, but I’m going with what I have for now. I hope to get back to regular blogging sometime soon.

The Metropolitan Gala is always fun to watch to see who will go the extra mile in fashion just because they can. Fashion opinions on the outfits featured at the Gala range from whether the person was on theme or off theme, whether the outfit is “in”, whether the outfit is impressive, and whether the outfit is considered ugly or too much (even if the person is on theme). I for one, love seeing who is on theme or not, but invariably I always look at the colors they choose and if they are right or wrong based on their season. Here are my favorite looks from the Gala, based solely on COLOR.

Winter

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Alison Brie, Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn

Spring

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

Summer

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Autumn

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Rachael

Today, Glowing Color features Rachael.

My name is Rachael, I’m a teacher I used to teach English as a foreign language and I’ve taught in South America – Argentina and Colombia and the middle east – Qatar and Europe – Spain and the UK – England and Scotland where I am from. I’m now back in Scotland,  Edinburgh where I went to uni and I’m training to become a high school teacher, teaching social studies and politics in high schools. After living a relaxed traveller lifestyle , I am now attempting to dress more smartly and like a professional but in my own style which is why I’m interested in colour analysis.

Rachael’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? black, grey, and green

What color do you wear the least? light colours

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? I feel best in dark khaki green

In what color do you receive the most compliments? light colours like blues but perhaps that’s because I don’t often wear them.

Rachael in cooler colors:

Winter

black

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green

emerald

Summer

cool lightlavender

Rachael in warmer colors:

Spring

beigebrown paisleyYellow

 

Autumn

orangeburgundy

Rachael is a Spring. She looks best in the light, warm portion of the color spectrum. She did not have many examples in these colors, so I think she will begin to notice a major difference after she goes shopping to incorporate more of these colors in her wardrobe. Note that she feels best in khaki green, which tends to be warm/muted. If she goes a little lighter and warmer (a green with more yellow than brown), she will begin to see the glow. The outfits she did have that fall under Spring could use a little tweaking in color, which I am including details of in her Color Shopping List. She also wants to play around with some different hair colors, so I sent some examples of that as well, as I think she has been going too cool/dark/ash blonde. It probably feels right to be drawn to the Winter colors since they are so bold of a contrast against her hair, but once she finds the exact Spring colors to bring out her own personal glow, the difference will be stark. My eye was drawn to her clothes first in the cooler colors, and I was easily able to rule those seasons out. I am so excited for her to see her Color Shopping List!

lavenderYellow

See the difference?

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Pantone Fall 2014 Color Report

Every season Pantone releases the colors that will be popular in fashion, interiors, and everything else. Below is the Fall 2014 color report, and which season should look for which colors.

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Winters: Radiant Orchid, Royal Blue, Sangria, Bright Cobalt

Springs: Cognac

Summers: Aluminum, Mauve Mist

Autumns: Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Cypress

What color are you most looking forward to? How would you wear it?

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

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. If you do not want to be featured on the blog, let me know!

Golden Globes 2013

The Golden Globes aired this past weekend, so you know what that means–time for another Color Right and Wrong! For my post on the 2012 Golden Globes, go here. Let’s jump right in!

Right

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Alyssa Milano is an Autumn and looks gorgeous in this citron/saffron-hued gown. Amanda Seyfried is a Spring and looks pretty in her blush/ivory combo. Amy Adams is a Spring and looks fantastic in her pale-nued mermaid gown. Anne Hathaway is a Winter and looks stunning in white. Claire Danes is a Spring and is gorgeous in red. Eva Longoria is a Winter and stuns in black. Jennifer Lawrence is a Spring (her natural hair color is blonde) and looks fabulous in this coral-red gown. Jessica Alba is an Autumn and looks beautiful in her shimmery peachy-coral gown. Katharine Mcphee is a Winter and hits all the right notes in black. Olivia Munn is a Winter and is on the mark in her dress. Sally Field is an Autumn and looks regal in her navy gown. Salma Hayek is a Winter and gets it right in black. Zooey Deschanel is a Winter and this red looks great on her.

Right and Wrong

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Connie Britton is an Autumn (her natural hair color is brown) and though this metallic gown reads warm, it is a bit too light for her. A deeper gold would have looked awesome. Halle Berry is an Autumn and like Connie, is  wearing a gown that reads warm but is too light. Isla Fisher is an Autumn and again we see an example of warm tone but too light (this is an absolutely gorgeous gown though). Jennifer Lopez is an Autumn and while the nude works, the white read of the lacy design distracts. Kaley Cuoco is a Spring. Her gown is the correct color for her season, but her makeup is way too dark. Lea Michele is a Winter. White works for some Winters but it’s hard to tell here since she overdid the tanning. Lena Dunham is a Soft Autumn meaning brown is in the ballpark, but she needs a brighter brown. Rosario Dawson is a Winter and while her mint gown is cool, it is way too light for her. Taylor Swift is a Spring and this chocolate gown is too dark for her.

Wrong

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Debra Messing is an Autumn (her natural hair color is brown), and black does nothing for her. Hayden Panattiere is a Spring. This pink gown reads too cool for her. Jessica Chastain is an Autumn and this seafoam gown is ALL WRONG. Jodie Foster is a Spring and this deep, icy blue is a miss in color for her. Julianne Hough is a Summer so the gold accents of her gown are wrong for her. Julianne Moore is an Autumn. Black=blah. Kelly Osbourne is a Spring (her natural hair color is blonde) so this look is too cool for her (I absolutely love her entire look by the way, it just isn’t making her glow). Kerry Washington is a Winter and looks washed out in this sheer nude. Kristen Bell is a Spring, so this silver is off. Kristen Wiig is an Autumn and looks sickly in her black gown. Lucy Liu is an Autumn, so this secret garden is wrong. Marion Cotillard is a Winter and the orange dress was too warm for her (this photo makes it look more red, but it’s orange). Nene Leakes is an Autumn; this black and white frock does nothing for her. Nicole Richie is a Spring; this pale blue is simply wrong.

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.

Anya

Today, Glowing Color features Anya (name changed to protect privacy) from Seattle, Washington. Anya loves fashion, nature, health,nutrition, reading, researching,exercise, animals, music, and science, among many other things. She describes herself as a sort of a jack of all trades, or as her friends and teachers have referred to her, a walking encyclopedia.

Anya writes,

I’ve been reading your blog and you are spot on with your work. So I would definitely trust your skills.

Anya’s Q&A:

What color do you wear the most? Blues, pink, greens, light purples. I also like white and gray. My favorite colors are in the light to medium spectrum.

What color do you wear the least? Well my friends and I agree I look like a zombie in mustard yellow, rust, muted olives, caramel browns, camel/yellow beige, most browns. Except there is one brown I can wear, it’s a coolish cocoa rose brown one…

In what color do you feel sexy? Pretty much the same colors I said I wear most. But light-medium only. I don’t really feel sexy more like cute or beautiful but I think that  has to do with my personality.

In what color do you receive the most compliments? Turquoise, aqua, true greens, emerald greens, lime green, blues, pinks, light purple, coral, peach, pastels, clear bright springy colors, and easter colors.

Anya did not want her photos shown on the blog, so you’ll have to use your imagination a bit. Anya is fair-skinned with shoulder-length golden-blonde hair and vibrant green eyes. Anya is a Spring. Anya tends to dress more like a Summer; she gravitates toward those colors. She was definitely on track when she mentioned she stays in the light to medium tones. Also, do you notice anything about her response to the colors she wears the least? They’re all Autumn colors. Anya is an example of a Soft Spring–a warm season, but she does not do as well with the deeper warm colors of Autumn. Anya definitely glows in many of the soft, warm colors that blossom in Spring.

Although you cannot see Anya’s photos, there are some useful tips  to be gleaned here. Just because you feel you may not look good in a certain range of colors does not necessarily mean you should aim for the complete opposite. Sometimes you simply need to go lighter or softer, etc.

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.