Wednesday, August 18, 2010

15. 10 Ways to Wear a Scarf

MBC: Not sure how to wear a scarf? These quick style tricks will turn those fussy closet staples into something cool. This video demonstrates ten ways to wear a scarf.

14. Color Me Confident

Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite places to explore. Yesterday, while sitting with a white mocha frappuccino in hand, I glanced to the book shelf on my right. In the Beauty & Grooming section, a colorful book jumped out called Color Me Confident: Change Your Look - Change Your Life!. This book promotes the seasonal color analysis method, and then flows into a very impressive look at fashion and cosmetics. Leading image consultants, Veronique Henderson and Pat Henshaw, will earn your respect with their highly competent and colorfully interesting presentations on such topics as how to work with various body shapes, features and style; makeup; hair styles for various face shapes; accessories; dressing for pregnancy; dressing up; organizing your closet; how to shop for a wardrobe; and capsule wardrobes.                                                                     

Now, let me be clear, I emphatically know that offers a precisely correct palette of colors for each of 24 [33, 2012] different skin tones, whereas the seasonal color analysis process deliveres colors based on judgement calls and approximations, but nonetheless, these image consultants have a lot to teach. Many of their suggested color combinations can simply be replaced with your own precisely correct similar colors, while retaining the lovely effect. Treat yourself! If you love color and style, you will love this book.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

13. Use of Neutral Colors

Would you like to know why it's important to wear colors that harmonize with your personal coloring? The answer is so simple that, once it's pointed out to you, you'll immediately respond, "Of course. I knew that." It's important to wear your colors because the colors you wear accentuate the same colors in your skin tone, your hair and your eyes. To illustrate, think of choosing matting for a painting. The color of the mat will emphacize the same color in the painting. On the other hand, if a mat with no color relationship to the painting is selected, the effect will be of disharmony/discord...and it will feel uncomfortable to look at.

Naturally, then, one's own natural hair color(s), eye color(s) and skin tone would make excellent color choices for the basic structure of your wardrobe. Suits, shoes, purses, jewelry, etc. in your neutral colors would serve you well. Other harmonizing colors, such as those found in your palette would make excellent accent colors for accessories, a blouse, cosmetics, nail color, etc. Or, you could do it the other way around; use your Primary and/or Secondary Neutral Color(s) to accessorise, while selecting a color from your personal color palette as the main color.

The examples above demonstrate just how flattering neutral color choices can be, whether you draw from skin tone, hair or eye color.