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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.

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Ari

Today, Glowing Color features Ari.

About Ari: “My name is Ari, I’m 21 I’m a studying clothing, textiles, and Art. I work at Starbucks as a barista and I live in a little mountain town that’s really dull so I love road trips and finding reasons to wander!”

Ari’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? Black! lots and lots of black! I’m a recovering teenage goth and learning to be comfortable in colors is hard!

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

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? yellowy old looking green, or purple!

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? probably this gorgeous velvet poncho that has warm fall colors in it, yellows, reds, greens and oranges. 

Ari in cooler colors:

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Ari in warmer colors:

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No doubt about it, Ari is an Autumn. The olive green jacket gave it away! There were also clues leading up to this in her Color Interview–go back and read what colors make her feel beautiful, the colors she gets the most compliments in. There might as well have been glorious autumn leaves falling delicately over her interview. Ari’s natural hair color is an ash brown, which she is currently trying to get back to, growing out her old reddish hair color. I think this is a great idea, and I will send her some other suggestions as well.

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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.

Julie

Today Glowing Color features Julie. Julie writes,

Hello,I’m a French girl who’d liked to receive your advices to know which colors look best on me cause I can decide. Am I Spring? Winter? Which hair color is for me? and so on…

I’m Julie, thirty years old soon and French!
No, I’m not living in Paris but in Strasbourg in the East of France, on the border of Germany.

My passions are creative arts and dance (modern jazz). 

I work in a school  but I’m not a teacher, it’s a temporary job. In fact, I’d like to get a job more creative in the field of art.
I love to create, painting, photographing and sewing. My latest creations was plushes (or do say “soft toys”?).
You can see some of them here:

http://destasdames.canalblog.com/

Be sure to check out Julie’s plush toys; they are cute! Let’s now get into her Color Interview.

What color(s) do you wear the most?

Greys (but not too dark grey like charcoal), black, navy blue, blue jean and sometimes purple but not very often. I used to wear a little bit of kaki when my hair were dyed in ginger.
I like discrete, easy to wear colours but I’m currently trying to put some colours in my closet with purple, red and blue- green.

In fact I recently start to like this blue-green color, I think you say “deep teal” in English but I’m not sure in French we says “bleu canard”), when my hairs were dried in ginger it was even better looking.
This colour seems to bring out my eyes (that’s what people said to me), and when I’m wearing this colour they tell me that it changes my eye colour which seems to be the exact same colour .
Strange isn’t it?

What color(s) do you wear the least?

– Pink.

– Beige. I look like a ghost and disappear with this colour.

– Brown. I used to wear it when I was light blond but now I think it was a mistake. I don’t like to wear it anymore, it doesn’t seem to fit me (and my man hates when I wear brown he says it’s not a color for me, well in fact, he begs me to take off the clothes in that color but maybe he isn’t a big fan of this colour at all. …).

Actually,  I’m not “attire” by which seems to be “autumn colors” in general even when I was a ginger it doesn’t work with me and I must confess that I secretly hope to not be “an autumnal girl” ha ha.

Anh I’m not a big fan of pastels colors, I think it’s because it doen’t look so great on my light and white skin….

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

Red without a hesitation! With blond or ginger hair I really like it!

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

“bleu canard”in French  (deep teal?) 

Keep in mind Julie’s natural hair color is dark blonde. The ginger-red is a dye in these photos, though you can see some of her natural color at the top as opposed to the ends of her hair. Let’s take a look at Julie in cooler colors first.

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Right off the bat, I can eliminate Summer for Julie. That leaves Winter, Spring, and Autumn. Now let’s look at Julie in warmer colors.

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First, let me say that I think it is nearly impossible for Julie to look bad in anything. She is beautiful! With that out of the way, Julie had two telling photos that showed me her season. Those two are her in the yellow and orange. So Julie is the one season she wanted to avoid. Julie is an Autumn. Now, commonly, those who hate the season in which they belong are not wearing their strongest colors within the season. Just because you are an Autumn does not mean that ALL Autumn colors are going to have you at your glowiest (do you like that made-up word?). I will specify which Autumn colors Julie should seek out and I think will make her a happy camper. For example, brown is an entire world. There are so many shades and variations. Some browns will work for Julie, and some browns will not. As for Julie being attracted to the teal/peacock blue. This is what I call a “fun” color. You may love it because it matches your eyes, or it is your favorite color, or whatever other reason. You have your “glow” colors and your “fun” colors. I am here to advise you on your “glow” colors. I will not tell anyone they can’t wear their “fun” colors, but that is their own decision. Personally, you can pry purple clothes from my cold, dead hands because it is not in my season but I will wear it anyway because I love it!

Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “Julie looked pretty in some of the cooler colors!” Yes, but you’ll see they have nothing on her in warmer colors. Let’s do some direct comparisons:

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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.

Ally

Ally writes,

Hi,
Your blog is great!  I am a 40 year old mom looking to break  out of a BIG style rut.  I would love to find out what season I am and what colors I should wear. I am a 40 year old stay-at-home mom from Indiana.  My world is filled with little kids and family.  I teach Sunday school and volunteer at my kids’ school.  I like running, reading, and am a lousy cook! My clothes and makeup budget is very limited, so I want to get it right the first time and not waste money buying things that don’t look so great.  I have been told before that I am a winter, but when I try those makeup colors on they look too harsh and I feel like a clown.  I like some winter colors, but feel like many of the jewel tones overwhelm my coloring.  I also feel like my natural hair color is too light to match many of the winters I see online.  I need advice on makeup and clothing colors, and would love ideas for hair highlights that would look nice, too.
Ally’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? blues of all shades, followed by pinks and black.

What color(s) do you wear the least? white!  The kids always spill things on me!

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Sexy? LOL!! Beautiful – blues

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? when a color brings out my eyes – usually medium and bright blues.

Ally in cool colors:

blackpinkfuchsiapurple

blueaqua

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Ally in warm colors:

charcoal grayivory

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Ally definitely is living in a Winter world. She was told she is a Winter and she gravitates toward blue and other cool colors. Ally is one of my clients who I instantly knew what she was as soon as I saw her first photo.

Ally is an Autumn. The cool colors wash Ally out or at best just sit on her. The deep charcoal and the dark brown tops especially flow with her coloring. I think once she starts including warmer, more vivid colors in her wardrobe she will notice a dramatic difference. I believe she will get more compliments than she is used to getting wearing blues that match her stunning eyes but do nothing else for her. Ally definitely had the correct instinctual reaction against cool makeup colors and cool jewel tones.

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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.

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.