2015 Color of the Year

February 11th, 2015

 

Pantone the company used in printing and manufacturing is known for its color complimenting technique chooses a top color each year to be used in fashion, beauty or home décor. This year the color is MARSALA   like the Italian red wine.  What color is Marsala you ask?  It’s a deep red-brown hue.  You can add a dash of color wherever you feel appropriate; rather than dressing head-to-toe on your hair, lipstick, blush and eye color.  Then you would STICK OUT in a crowd.  A dash makes more of a statement that can go a long way.

Guys you can add a necktie or pocket scarf with Marsala or if you’re feeling really confident go with a Marsala shirt and/or socks in this color.    “Less is more” which too is my motto.

If you’re not into this color on your body add a pillow or towel with this color in your home. Let the color speak to you rather than let anyone tell you that is what you have to wear.  You don’t have to like it or wear it because people tell you it’s in this season, wear it because you feel good in this color.

 

The “IT” Color for 2014

December 4th, 2013

 

Pantone has announced the “IT” color for 2014.  It is (drum roll)…..

 

Radiant Orchid 2014 Color of the Year

 

 

Guidelines for both Sexes

August 21st, 2013

 

 

As a Personal Stylist/Image Consultant I give you the latest trends.  I believe everyone should rejuvenate themselves to feel younger, whether it be your health, a new hobby or updating your wardrobe in order to stay out of a rut and get the most of our lives.  Below are some tips to help you look your best:

Look longer and leaner or shorter and wider…

Wearing a shapeless blazer can actually make you look heavier and shorter.  A well-tailored jacket sculpted at the waist and shorter in length flatters your body and makes you look taller.  Very rarely, if ever, does a jacket fit perfectly.  Our bodies are asymmetrical so tailoring is a must for either sex.

Color can bring you to life or zap the life right out of you … 

A black or neutral tone is NOT SAFE for every skin tone or hair color.  Black, for instance, can swallow a person or  emphasize wrinkles. An earthy color such as a deep chocolate brown (who wouldn’t want to be dressed in chocolate?) can give a person a richer, softer look.  Beige/tan can make one look sickly. If you’re unsure, look into the mirror with the outfit in question and see if you “blend in” with your outfit or if you have an overall  balanced look.  If someone asks if you feel ill this may be a hint.   Some people would rather blend into the crowd; however if they are wearing the wrong color they may certainly bring attention to themselves in a crowd.

 Jeans with too much or too little of stretch… 

Stretch denim is a great addition to our world with comfort being the number one factor.  Jeans with 2 percent Elastane, Lycra, or Spandex is ideal (it will say it on the inside label of the pants).  The right jeans should have enough stretch so your legs won’t look like sausages or you don’t see a crack in the back.  On the flipside, too baggy of jeans worn improperly below or above the waist can bring attention, and it may not be good attention. 

Turtle look…

Covering a wrinkled neck and looking like “Yertle the Turtle” can definitely scream out-dated or old .  A better choice is a V-neck or boat neck.  Collared shirts draw attention away from the neck area.

 

Exciting Colors for this spring

April 17th, 2013

Women, if you’re wondering what colors are hot for this spring take a look.  Remember you don’t have to wear it head to toe just adding a dash of any of these colors can make you feel like you’re UP for this seasons trends.

Gray Jade

Lemon Zest

Nectarine

African Violet

Poppy Red

Emerald

Fuchsia

Lime Green

 

 

Men’s Spring Colors

April 17th, 2013

Men yellow and blue are “the colors” for Spring 2013, however, that doesn’t mean  you can’t try the purples or pinks!  Take a chance and be different.

Blue

Yellow

 

What are your favorite colors?

September 12th, 2012

Write down on a piece of paper your three favorite colors (black or white cannot be part of your favorites).

Go to your closet and see if you have these colors in your closet and if not, these colors should be added to your next shopping list.

 

 

Blow them away with the new 2012 Fall Colors

August 22nd, 2012

Three of the hottest new fall colors for 2012 are: Burgundy, Emerald and Gold.   However, buy the color because it enhances your skin tone NOT just because it’s the color this season, or consider wearing it away from your face.

 

White On!

September 7th, 2011

 

Have you ever wondered who made the rule that you have to have dessert after a meal?  Now that it’s September I think about the big rule that says to stop wearing white after Labor Day.  A guideline, yes; a rule, NO! It’s fun to cast off the rules.  Did Coco Channel wake up one day & hate the color white and therefore decide to have a National White Out Season?  Where did this come from?  This year designers are saying it’s okay to wear white year round and they aren’t too sure where this rule was inspired.  So I’m headed to the mall for a white outfit whether “they” say ok or not!  Now who do we ask about dessert before the meal?  

 
 

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