Color Your Style: How to Wear Your True Colors

Color Your Style: How to Wear Your True Colors

David Zyla

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0452296838

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Move over Color Me Beautiful, an Emmy Award-winning costume designer shows women how to find their authentic style archetype.

David Zyla has made women look sensational on the runway, television, and Broadway for twenty years. In Color Your Style ,David shows how every woman can unlock her authentic style based on a combination of her personality, her eight true colors, and one of twenty-four color-palette archetypes-from the Wholesome Flirt to the Romantic Poetess to The Maverick. Through quizzes, charts, and stories, women can discover the colors, clothes, and accessories that will attract love, power, energy, and attention. Color Your Style is like getting an astrological reading-only color-inspired-allowing you to learn more about yourself while you make over your wardrobe.

We are at our best when we feel comfortable, confident, and know we look fantastic. Zyla and Color Your Style shows women how to be their best-without being slaves to designer labels or the latest trends.

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may not even show up at the prom, and if she does, she may bring that drummer with her and dance to an entirely different rhythm than everybody else! Her palette expresses another side of spring, with its mossy greens and woodsy browns. Both are Springs—but their Archetypes help define the precise styles that are right for them. I’ve found that helping my clients claim their Archetypes is an important part of my work as a stylist. Identifying your true colors is important—but taking it one step

often wicked sense of humor and her pleasure in physical activities. Her sexy, sensuous side comes out in any situation where manners, elegance, and grace can provide the boundaries and the form she needs. 2. Soft Winter Archetype: The Romantic Poetess. Celebrities: Joan Collins, Jennifer Connelly, Christina Ricci, Elizabeth Taylor. Motto: “When I want to know the truth, I look within.” Secret Superpower: The soft-spoken Soft Winter commands a subtle but unmistakable

version of white, the skin tone that harmonizes the colors of my palm): ______________________________________ My Romantic Color (my version of red, the color that matches my face when I blush, my ears when they’re cold, or a pinched fingertip): ______________ My Dramatic Color (my version of blue, taken from the most dominant color of the veins in my wrist): _____________________________________ My Energy Color (the darkest part of my iris, but not the ring around my iris):

to buy—a power suit or a dressy dress—wear the same makeup on this shopping trip. Make sure your haircut hasn’t expired. If you usually avoid glasses in favor of your contacts, put in your contacts. And either wear or bring along the shoes and hose that you expect to pair with your new purchase. You should also make sure that your undergarments fit perfectly. Check out my Web site for some help in finding a place that can fit you if you’re not sure about your bra. If you don’t have undergarments

just one garment to try on—and a high level of confidence about deciding on the spot whether it’s A-plus or below-grade. SHOPPING AT A DISTANCE: CATALOGUE AND ONLINE SHOPPING As you might imagine, I’m very particular about fit, and I want to make sure you buy only garments that fit you perfectly. Likewise, a slightly different shade might be enough to make the difference between “true color” and “not right for you.” Both of these factors can make it extremely difficult to shop from paper

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