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Autumn All-Stars: Julianne Moore

Today I am featuring the lovely, talented, redheaded actress Julianne Moore.

True redheads will always fall under Autumn. That’s why it’s easy for me at times to tell who is not a natural redhead, but a natural blonde because blondes can’t be Autumns. It is a bit more difficult for brunettes who go red, as they can be Autumns too, but I can still see it. Julianne is a natural redhead and thus, a true Autumn. Let’s look at her in cooler colors first.

Mmhmm. See how she looks like chalky white death in black, white, and silver? The jewel-toned fuchsia and green look vibrant contrasting against her skin and hair, but keep in mind we are looking for flow. Not separate colors that our eyes bounce around trying to keep up with it all. The jewel tones are doing nothing for her. In the fuchsia, you can see how the gold part of the dress is melding with her look while the fuchsia is just screaming for the paparazzi to look over here, bitches!

Let’s look at Julianne in warmer colors now.

Now we’re talking. See how much more vibrant and warm she looks? Notice the difference in the hunter green here compared to the kelly green above in the cool colors? Even in the warm red photo, the lights are washing her out (you can tell by the gigantic shadow behind her), but this red flows with her entire look. And the burgundy-garnet red for the last photo? Stunning. She could not achieve this glow with a pure, primary red but the warm tomato-red and the garnet are beautiful on her.

This concludes today’s Autumn All-Star session 🙂

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.

Autumn Yellow

Yellow brings out the glow in warmer-toned people. Pale, banana, electric, lemon, and other light & bright yellows are best suited for Springs. The deeper, vibrant, muted, and other mustardy yellows are where Autumns shine. Since we are now officially in the Autumn season, I wanted to kick it off by focusing on an Autumn color star. These yellows are one of the first ways for me to tell if someone has a warm skin tone. If you are an Autumn (some Springs can shine in these as well), definitely keep an eye out for this color in stores, to incorporate into your wardrobe.

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.

Monique T.

Today, I am featuring Monique T., another giveaway winner.

What color do you wear the most? I think I wear white and pink the most.

What color do you wear the least? I wear red the least.

What color do you feel sexy in? I feel sexiest in black or grey (my new black).

What color do you get the most compliments in? I get complimented the most in pink and yellow.

Monique’s revealing photo is the one of her in white. BAM. She’s a Winter, just like that. Summers and Winters have a tendency to just look angelic in white, and so it’s often the main clue in determining someone’s season for me.

Another telling clue is the photo where Monique is wearing what looks to be an orangey-red sweater and red lipstick. The sweater is doing nothing for her, but the lipstick looks great on her. That tells me Monique is shining in cooler colors. I get further confirmation of this when I see the photo of Monique in orange. Orange is a strong, bold color that only warmer-toned people can bring to life so when I see it just sitting on her, I know that she’s most likely not a warm-toned person.

Her interview answers gave more clues. She wears white and pink the most, feels sexy in black and gray. All cool colors. Monique T. says she wears red the least, but I encourage her to include this color more in her wardrobe (and lipstick) when she can. Just make sure it’s a pure, true red and not any other shade.

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.

Jasmine

Today I am featuring Jasmine, mother of adorable Kingston (who you will see in the photos), and owner of Golden Sole Photography. I love the natural settings she uses for her photos. If you are in the New York area (or want her to come to your area), definitely hit her up. She expects to be shooting more next year once the weather warms up a bit so if you have an event planned for next year, or are expecting a little one, let her know now!

Jasmine calls her style “timeless eclecticism”. Let’s check out her hilarious interview:

What color do you wear the most? Now that I’ve tipped the scales I tend to wear lots of black but I normally wear corals, cobalts, yellows, pinks, red, Gold and prints. Lots and lots of animal prints.

What color do you wear the least? white, pastels… basically easter colors, newborn colors etc

What color do you feel sexy in? is Leopard print a color? if not then red second to that is gold. Get me a gold freekum dress and ooohweee

What color do you get the most compliments in? I think i scare too many people off so i don’t really get complimented much. quick office poll reveals red.

Let’s look at Jasmine in cool colors first.

Now, let’s look at Jasmine in warm colors.

Can you see a difference? Especially in the last 2 photos? Mm-hmm.

Jasmine is an Autumn. Look how she glows in the mustard yellow and coral orange. Those 2 photos were dead giveaways. The dead giveaway in the cooler photos was the gray. That plus the ash-brown (which is a cooler brown) hair color are washing Jasmine out completely to blah-ville. In the other cool photos, the colors are not doing anything for her. Jasmine is doing all the work herself while the colors sit on her and don’t go grocery shopping or pay rent. Even in red, she doesn’t look bad but the attention definitely goes to the red on Jasmine as opposed to Jasmine in red.

Jasmine’s interview give clues to her Autumn-ness (shut up) as well. She is attracted to bright colors and animal prints. She just needs to go more with the warmer brights for Autumns and less with the cobalts and pinks. Red is fine as long as she goes warmer with it. Did y’all see how crunk she got daydreaming about a gold freakum dress? Mm-hmm. Autumn all day. Jasmine was terrified I would tell her to ditch animal print, but I have good news for her! Avoid zebra print and the rest of the animal print kingdom is yours! Leopard, yas; tiger, yas; snake, yas (as long as there’s a browner background to the print).

Jasmine’s consultation included a shopping list where I give her specific colors to look for and avoid. She will be stunting in her customized Autumn list in no time!

Let’s do one more side-by-side comparison so you can see the difference between Jasmine in a cool color and in a warm color:

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.

Monie

Today I am featuring Monie Pony, my friend who blogs over at The Rich ‘Onica. Monie is another giveaway winner. Let’s get into her interview and photos.

What color do you wear the most? I have a lot of black and gray in my closet. A lot.

The color that I wear the least: Orange. I don’t own one orange thing. Really, who wears orange??? Wait! I did have an orange Lacoste polo once. That shit was AWFUL. I gave it to my sister.

What color do I feel sexy in: Hmmmm…I do love to wear a little black dress with a pair of killer heels. I think it’s more about the article of clothing than the color for me. If the outfit fits me well and I feel confident in it, I will automatically feel sexy. That doesn’t help, huh? LOL!

Color I get complimented in: When I wear blues, grays and greens I get the most compliments. I hear those colors make my eyes pop.

I have to say, Monie is one of the easiest analyses I have done. I met her in person back in May, and I noticed (without paying attention to the colors she was wearing) that she had a definite pink/rosy skin undertone. So when she won the giveaway, I already had my ideas about what season she was before she submitted any other photos.

You can notice the trend in Monie’s color choices in both her interview and the photo gallery. Only the last 2 photos are warm (and the red dress is closer to a warm/muted red than true red), and I had to hunt those down myself to include here for contrast. If you enlarge the photos of her in blue, gray, and green you can more clearly see the pink undertone she has and how those colors flatter her. Alternatively, you can see how the tan and yellow colors wash her out and make her look blah.

Monie is baffled about orange with good cause; orange would definitely NOT be her color. She loves and is complimented in blue, green, and gray which also have the added benefit of bringing out her Smoky Robinson eyes. Although black and gray is good for Monie, I suggest she also venture out into the world of color and add different blues and greens to her wardrobe, as well as other colors that I will include on her personalized color list and send to her. Monie is a Winter.

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

Autumn Plaid

Today I will share an example of what to look for in patterns depending on your season. Plaid has always been a hot pattern for fall/winter. Something about it just invokes coziness.

Autumn Plaid

Marc by Marc Jacobs green plaid dress
£220 – vanmildert.com

See by chloe dress
£187 – theoutnet.com

SUNO New York knit top
$115 – barneys.com

Burberry Prorsum plaid wool coat
£2,395 – net-a-porter.com

Opening Ceremony wool blend coat
£740 – brownsfashion.com

Cape poncho
$111 – anthropologie.com

By Malene birger
£80 – theoutnet.com

Long Sleeve Aqua Plaid Shirt
$22 – aeropostale.com

Long Sleeve Blue & Purple Plaid Shirt
$22 – aeropostale.com

The 5 plaid items at the top are what Springs and Autumns should look for, color-wise. The main color in these items are either yellow, tan, olive green, or ivory. If you are a Spring or Autumn, you should always make sure that the dominating color (for plaid it’s usually going to be the background color) is warm. Springs look best in the lighter warms like the tans and ivories while Autumns look best in the yellows and olive greens. Also, notice that the coat at the top is yellow and black plaid. Black is not an autumn color. However, the yellow sufficiently overpowers the black in this pattern to where it will read as ‘warm’ when it is worn.

The 5 plaid items at the bottom are what Summers and Winters should look for, color-wise. The main color in these items are either blue, pink, red, or turquoise. If you are a Summer or Winter, you should always make sure that the dominating color (for plaid it’s usually going to be the background color) is cool. Summers look best in the lighter cools like the paler pinks and turquoises while Winters look best in the reds and more vibrant blues (though you can also pull off turquoise effectively).

Monique

Today, I am also featuring Monique of Natural and Fabulous. Monique blogs all about natural hair and its impact on culture, as well as personal stories of women who have recently gone natural or have been natural for awhile.

Here is her interview:

What color do you wear the most? Black, black and more black.

What color do you wear the least? Blue and red

What color do you feel sexy in? Orange, yellow, white and black.

What color do you get the most compliments in? Purple. If I wear a purple top I get complimented all day.

Her photos:

Monique wasn’t lying, she does wear a lot of black! A lot of the photos she sent me were of her in black or black and white; so I culled them down a bit.

My eyes are drawn straight to the photos of Monique in yellow and taupe, in a good way. She looks stunning in the golden yellow, holds her own in the soft, butter yellow, and glows in the taupe. Compare those against Monique in light green which fades her out, the black which is just sitting on her, and the light pink which overpowers her. See the difference?

Monique is an Autumn. Although she wears black (and black and white) a lot (which a lot of people tend to do, since it is an accepted ‘safe’ color), I think she should branch out more into different shades of browns to replace the black. She avoids blue and red, both of which are already not flattering for Autumns. She feels sexy in orange and yellow, her most telling interview clue; both are classic Autumn colors. She gets complimented in purple which is very common for Autumns. On the color wheel, purple’s complimentary color is yellow. Autumns have yellow-golden undertones to their skin so they wear purple well. I would just recommend getting more warm purples as opposed to cooler, grape purples.

Mustard Dress from Ruche

Hi guys! I’m still working on the Giveaway packages for the winners; they should be sent out this week for the ones who have responded.

This is not a style blog. I focus on colors and you can feel free to do your own style. But, if I see something that I think is cute for myself or others, I’ll start posting here. If you don’t like the style, hopefully you can at least take something away from the color featured.

I ordered this dress from Shop Ruche a few weeks ago. It fits beautifully and the color is gorgeous! This color (and/or dress) would be a perfect spring/summer/late summer dress for Autumns and Springs. It’s the perfect shade of yellow to make warmer-toned skin glow; not too garish and not too pastel.

TaKiyah

Today I am featuring TaKiyah of Some Sweet Photography. If you need self-portraits done, engagement/bridal, baby shower, newborn, party, family, WHATEVER photos done TaKiyah is your woman.

Before we get all up in her analysis, a note. Sometimes, with some people, if they happen to be wearing the right (or wrong) color, all I need is ONE photo to tell their season. With others, it may take a few photo comparisons to figure it out, but with some people there’s a definite BAM moment.

TaKiyah? BAM.

She’s an Autumn, case closed. *closes piano, leaves*

WELP.

Ok ok, let’s look at the rest of her photos. But seriously? That mustard color? Do you see the radiance? We have a gotdamned Sun Goddess on our hands. Here are her photos:

Here is her interview:

What color do you wear the most? black…it hides my wobbly bits

What color do you wear the least? red- I think it makes my face redder? I don’t know? Plus my mom had this hang-up when I was growing up about black people wearing red. (red lipstick, eating red watermelon, and drinking red soda)

What color do you feel sexy in? hmmm…I think anything “golden”.

What color do you get the most compliments in? Brown, I think. (I’m actually just thinking about the brown dress I had on yesterday that I got compliments in)

Ok now TaKiyah’s photos and interview are very telling. She feels sexy in anything golden? OH REALLY? *scrolls up* OH OK. *scrolls back down* Aaaannndd she gets compliments in brown. Mm-hmm. Classic Autumn. Most of TaKiyah’s photos are of her in bright, cool colors: blue, fuschia, red, and turquoise. All of them just sit on her, not helping her pay bills, take photos, babysit, nothing. Same with the black. But you start to get a sense of flow when you look at TaKiyah’s photos in the blush/rose-gold, taupe, and of course, mustard yellow. See the difference? TaKiyah is an Autumn.

True Blood Week: Jessica

Welcome back to True Blood Week at Glowing Color! Today we’ll be looking at Jessica, aka Deborah Ann Woll.

Fans know her as the lovely, awkward, fledgling but seductive, redheaded somewhat “newbie” vampire. But did you know Deborah’s natural hair color is actually blonde? TRUE STORY. This eliminates Autumn and Winter as potential seasons for her. As with Tara/Rutina Wesley, I found an equal number of cool and warm photos of Deborah. Let’s start with the warm first.



By the way in the photo where she has on yellow, you can see her blonde roots. Well, the gold photo isn’t the best but you can still tell she looks super-pale, not in a good way here. The gold is straight cussin’ her out. Also, in the first two photos where Deborah has on yellow and dark blue (muted which reads warm), she doesn’t look BAD but the colors are wearing her. They don’t really mesh or flow with her skin. In the photos where she has on dark red and blush pink (both warm), she looks washed out; just plain BLAH. Shall we venture over to Deborah in cooler colors?





Deborah looks so much better in the cooler colors of white, pale blue, black, red, and smoky lavender. Especially if you imagine her with blonde hair, like we had to do for Christina Hendricks. In the lavender photo (as well as the white photo), if she had her natural blonde hair and a lighter, less severe shade of lipstick? Girl WHAT.

Deborah Ann Woll is a Summer.