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Chizuka

Today, Glowing Color features Chizuka.
“I am from Tokyo, Japan. Came here (los angeles, California) in 2006. I was working 5 years as a carpenter until 2011. Now, I am studying construction business in college, but having said that, I am a girly girl, I love wearing dresses and heels; Although, I do wear sweat pants and sandals most of the times because I am also a mom of one 2 years boy and twin baby boys… But, I still want to look good in sweatpants! I do flamenco dance as my hobby. I love all kind of dancing.(hip hop, Argentine tangos..etc).”

 
Chizuka’s Color Interview:
What color do you wear the most? Black, gray, purple, beige
What color do you wear the least? Orange, red, green
In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? Light pink( salmon pink or baby pink)
In what color do you receive the most compliments? Black

 
Chizuka in cooler colors:
Winter                                         black redblue

 

Summer                                            gray  whitepale pink pinklilacaqua

 

Chizuka in warmer colors:                                                                                                    Autumn                                                                           orangedark teal

 

Spring                                                brown yellow

 

Chizuka is a Winter. I knew it the second I saw her in the cobalt blue. The warm colors washed her out, but she is absolutely glowing in the cool jewel tones of Winter. I think once she starts adding those bolder colors into her wardrobe she will feel like a new woman! Chizuka definitely tends to naturally gravitate toward summer colors. She’s on the right track with the cool tones, but just needs to make them deeper and more vibrant to incorporate Winter. Chizuka, I especially know how it feels to be a mom of young children and feeling drab….then turning it all around with the right colors. It is so refreshing! I can’t wait to see your updates!

 

blueorange

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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

Alison BrieGabrielle UnionVanessa HudgensOlivia Munn

Alison Brie, Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn

Spring

Dianna Agron

Dianna Agron

Summer

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Autumn

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Linda

Today, Glowing Color features Linda.

Linda is a Human Resources Analyst from California, and her favorite thing to do is travel and take pictures.

Linda’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? I wear mostly black and navy

What color do you wear the least? I hardly ever wear pastels

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? I think I look my best in black and darker pinks

In what color do you receive the most compliments? Recently, someone told me I look good in dark grey. But, I’ve also been told that I look very pale in the same color 🙂

Linda in cooler colors:

Winter

Linda BlackLinda Dark GrayLinda RedLinda BlueLinda Green

Summer

Linda SilverLinda WhiteLinda PinkLinda OrchidLinda PurpleLinda AquaLinda Green 2

Linda in warmer colors:

Autumn

Linda CharcoalLinda PlumLinda Teal

Spring

Linda IvoryLinda BeigeLinda GoldLinda CoralLinda CeleryLinda Sage

Linda is a Winter. There was an obvious difference with Linda between the cooler and warmer colors, as the warmer colors washed her out. The colors of Summer showed some promise, but were still ultimately too light. When I saw Linda in the strong blue and green jewel tones of Winter, I saw her face glow. I looked at her first instead of her shirt colors. This is always an easy giveaway with the bolder Winter tones because it is easy to want to look at the colors of the outfit first. If the eye is drawn to your face first, you have a winner.

Linda BlueLinda Teal

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Erin

Today, Glowing Color features Erin.

“Hi I am Erin from Kentucky, a 35-year-old physician. In my spare time I enjoy running or being outside reading or with my dogs. I have typically identified with warmer colors for my make-up and to cover my rosacea, however, I am not drawn to those colors in clothing. In fact I had to use some of my husband’s dress shirts and sweaters for the photos.”

Erin’s Color Interview:

What color do you wear the most? black! Gray

What color do you wear the least? brown/yellow/orange/pastels

In what color do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? royal blue

In what color do you receive the most compliments? I wear neutral so often it is probably when I wear color such as royal blue or jewel tones.

Erin in cooler colors:

Erin BlackErin GrayErin WhiteErin RedErin RoseErin BlueErin Blue2Erin Aqua

Erin in warmer colors:

Erin TanErin MustardErin OrangeErin GarnetErin BurgundyErin Dark PurpleErin SageErin Forest Green

Erin is a Winter. For me, it was clear nearly immediately. The 2nd or so picture I opened was of Erin in black and she was sparkling in it. The rest of the pictures quickly confirmed, as her skin looks clear and beautiful in the cool colors, while the warm colors are washing her out a bit. Erin looks sharp and gorgeous in the deep, bold, cool tones of winter. Her Color Interview reflects the subconscious pull she had toward the correct colors which is great! This means Erin likely has a good foundation to start from with her existing clothes when she goes shopping.

Erin Blue2Erin Mustard

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Maria

Today, Glowing Color features Maria.

Maria’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

Yellow and black.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

Pink, red, white. 

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

Yellow, red, blue.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

Yellow, red, lilac, violet. 

Maria in cooler colors:

 fuchsiablueturquoisejade

Maria in warmer colors:

mustard

Although I did not have a large sample size to work with, I can see that Maria is a Winter. The mustard-yellow is a pretty easy giveaway, as that is a strong color, and will easily “out” someone as warm or cool. In Maria’s case, the mustard washes her out. As for the cooler colors, I see a difference in the darker, bolder tones than the lighter turquoise and jade. Maria should eschew the yellow in her wardrobe and seek out the deep and vibrant cool jewel tones.

fuchsiamustard

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Michelle

Today, Glowing Color features Michelle.

About Michelle: “I live in Washington State, and I am an Aerospace Engineer. I enjoy watching reading, football, and running. I’m kinda a tomboy but also enjoy fashion, makeup and shopping.”

Michelle’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

Black.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

Beige, yellow, orange. 

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

Fuchsia or dark pink.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

Burgundy/Black. 

Michelle in cooler colors:

 blackwhitepinkberrygrape purpleperiwinklebluegreen

Michelle in warmer colors:

 oatmealcream goldyelloworangereddark red

Michelle is gorgeous! She sent some extra photos that I did not use on the blog with her hair down and she has such a striking look. Michelle’s season was pretty obvious to me with almost the first photo I saw. Michelle is a Winter. The warm colors wash her out, but the cool colors bring her beautiful brown eyes into sharp focus and flow against her dark hair.

blueyellow

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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?

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