Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cool Summer vs. Cool Winter: how do you tell the difference?



If your dominant quality is COOL, how do you know if you are Summer or Winter?  and actually Cool means you are either Summer/Winter or Winter/Summer, so which comes first?

Disclaimer: ideally you should be draped in person

(Keep in mind, not everyone agrees on these celebrities and their season).


The MOONLIGHT SUMMER (Winter-Summer) looks somewhat like a Winter, and may get misclassified as one. They can be Romantic or Classic, but not contrasting enough to be Dramatic.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  summer-winter [personality description]


Kimberly's eye

MOONLIGHT SUMMER — (Summer mixed with Winter) Hair coloring: dark ash brown to brunette or silver hair, and double blue skin tone, that could place them in Winter, but they do not drape best in dark Winter colors (though it is possible they could wear black and it can be added to their fan). Their fan may include black or charcoal-gray, best worn with white or cream.  They often have rosy cheeks and a light rose-beige complexion. If hair is dyed too warm, their skin will appear red and patchy.  Eyes are most often deep or icy blue, but might also be light green, medium gray or soft brown (though brown eyes are rare for Summers).  Summer eyes are translucent or mottled with wide band around iris (often gray).  They often have darker eyebrows than other summers. 

The SNOWFROST WINTER (Winter-Summer) looks somewhat like a Moonlight Summer.  Their style will be Alluring Romantic or Classic (they are the least Dramatic Winter).  Some Winter-Summers may be dressing more Summer because they are uncomfortable with the attention they expect to receive if they dress with more contrast. [winter-autumn personality description]


Liv's eye

SNOW FROST WINTER — (Winter mixed with Summer) Hair color will likely be light, medium or dark neutral or ash brown (possible red highlights).   May have salt n pepper, gray, silver or white hair, may gray early in life.  “No one grays better.” Clear primary colors of Winter bring out sparkle in complexion.  Very light skin tone with blue undertone.  They may not have as dark hair as other Winters, but their complexion sparkles in Winter colors.  Eyes may be Charcoal gray, blue, violet, soft dark brown, icy hazel .
(These are CMAS descriptions).


How do Kimberly Williams and Liv Tyler compare in cool tones and hues?

A Cool Summer should be best in tones, but second best in hues.
A Cool Winter should be best in hues, but second best in tones.

REDS


Both can wear this Summer wine tone, though it's better on Kimberly and not quite defining enough on Liv.



The pure Winter red hue is best on Liv, though this shows Kimberly's secondary Winter that she can handle this red better than other summers.

GREENS



This Summer tone green is much better for Kimberly.

This is pretty close to the mint green that  Truth-is-Beauty has as a cool summer  dealbreaker.


The darker Winter pure green hue is better on Liv.  It is actually surprising how much better it makes her look, even in this revealing pic with no makeup.

True Yellow is a Cool Winter dealbreaker at Truth-is-Beauty.


I wouldn't have Kimberly ever wear this yellow, but Liv could (if she wanted and with the right contrasting other colors).

BROWNS


 
The Summer rose brown is better for Kimberly, washing Liv out.



The darker Winter brown hue is better for Liv.


NEUTRALS


Cool Summers, like all summers, do not wear stark white.  Instead they can wear an icy pink.  They also do not wear black (except maybe Jeweltone Summers, see Summers wearing black).  Instead they wear charcoal or navy.  They also wear cocoa and taupe. They wear TONES.  



Keeping in mind that these are cooler tones, they look better on Kimberly.





Cool Winters, like all Winters, can wear black, though they might want to wear a soft black and they also can wear gray (see Winters wearing black). Stark white is really best for Clear Winters.  Instead they wear icy pastels.  They also wear dark and light grey, khaki, icy rose and hot pink, navy and blue-red in pure HUES.


Keeping in mind these are cool pure hues (not grayed), they look better on Liv.



See also: LIGHT, DARK, CLEAR, COOL, WARM



... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane


Home Draping

This is a cute video on the basics of home draping.  I've also got a blog post on all the ways you can drape at home, and a home draping guide.  And don't forget that about two thirds of people are neutral, and this video simplifies down to whether you are cool or warm, so you may have mixed results.





... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane


Winters wearing jewelry




If you are a Winter, wear jewelry that is stylized, smooth and simple, often only one dramatic piece.

Cool Winter wonders to wear

Jewelry: Warm Spring, Light Spring, Clear Spring, Cool Summer, Light Summer, Soft Summer, Warm Autumn, Soft Autumn, Deep Autumn, Cool Winter, Clear Winter, Deep Winter

If you are a Snowfrost Winter - Winter/Summer - Cool Winter T4/ 2, then not only do you need to wear cool, bright tones, but you can express your true nature with the gems, metals and shapes associated with your season. Here are some hand picked examples, as well as a few special items that Caygill recommends as special focalizers for Classic Winter are silver, crystal, jet, black onyx, diamonds and brilliant sapphires.
I have covered Deep/Dark Winter and Clear/Bright winter in these other posts.



Type 4 shapes: all of these shapes have parallel lines or are very symmetrical.



These jewelry recommendations are based on gems, metals and shapes for each season.

also see 
Jewelry for: Type 1Type 2Type 3Type 4

WINTER GEMS



COOL WINTER JEWELRY

Cool Winter Jewelry




Sterling Silver Polished Oval Locket NecklaceKenneth Cole New York "Marquis Stone" Faceted Oval Gem Long Pendant Necklace, 32"Lapis-lazuli Pendant Necklace- Oval Shape Stone ,18" Long Silver Plated Rolo Chain Necklace
Sterling Silver Polished Oval Locket Necklace
$38.92 - $39.48
Kenneth Cole New York "Marquis Stone" Facet...
$18.35
Lapis-lazuli Pendant Necklace- Oval Shape S...
$15.99

earring size guide
2.00 Ct .925 Sterling Silver Round Cut Blue Sapphire CZ Stud Earrings 6MM6MMBling Jewelry Princess Cut Sapphire Color CZ Stud Earrings Sterling Silver 7mmBling Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Princess Cut Garnet Color CZ Stud Earrings 7mm
2.00 Ct .925 Sterling Silver Round Cut Blue...
$9.99 3-4 mm
Bling Jewelry Princess Cut Sapphire Color C...
$20.99 7 mm
Bling Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Princess .
$20.99 7 mm
Sterling Silver Inlay Square Button EarringsCreated Ruby Princess Cut Stud Earrings Sterling Silver Rhodium Nickel Finish 3.00 CaratsHematite and Silver Tone Six Row Layered Mixed Swag Chain Necklace, 30"
Sterling Silver Inlay Square Button Earrings
$43.04
Created Ruby Princess Cut Stud Earrings 3 ct.
$24.99 7 mm?
Hematite and Silver Tone Six Row Layered Mi...
$20.00
Orchid Cove Handcrafted Hypoallergenic Stainless Steel Faceted Hematite Earrings with Leverback EarwiresPearlz Ocean Hematite Faceted Bead Endless NecklaceSterling Silver 6mm Square-Cut Amethyst Earrings
Orchid Cove Handcrafted Hypoallergenic Stai...
$9.99
Pearlz Ocean Hematite Faceted Bead Endless ...
$21.99
Sterling Silver 6mm Square-Cut Amethyst Ear...
$20.01 6 mm

 Caygill recommendations as special focalizers for Classic Winter are silver, crystal, jet, black onyx, diamonds and brilliant sapphires.
Sterling Silver Black Onyx Celtic Knot Ring(Sizes 5,6,7,8,9,10)Genuine Black Onyx Stone Teardrop Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver Chain Necklace Adjustable 16" to 18"925 Sterling Silver Tiny Black Onyx Gemstone Bali Inspired Braided Round Post Stud Earrings 9 mm
Sterling Silver Black Onyx Celtic Knot Ring...
$26.97
Genuine Black Onyx Stone Teardrop Pendant i...
$24.98
925 Sterling Silver Tiny Black Onyx Gemston...
$9.99
Sterling Silver 5x7mm Oval Stud Earrings with Black OnyxBling Jewelry Sterling Silver Antique Style Bali Oval Simulated Onyx Earrings Leverback1928 Jewelry "Jet Essentials" Silver-Tone Jet and Crystal Briolette Teardrop Earrings
Sterling Silver 5x7mm Oval Stud Earrings wi...
$13.95
Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver Antique Style...
$39.99
1928 Jewelry "Jet Essentials" Silver-Tone J...
$16.00
Sterling Silver Created Blue and White Sapphire Oval EarringsSterling Silver 4mm Round Natural Sapphire Stud Earrings (.60ct tw)Sterling Silver, Gemstone, and Created White Sapphire Cushion Stud Earrings
Sterling Silver Created Blue and White Sapp...
$39.00
Sterling Silver 4mm Round Natural Sapphire ...
$29.95
Sterling Silver, Gemstone, and Created Whit...
$22.25 - $39.00
Diaura Sterling Silver Diamond-Accented Square Stud Earrings (.09 cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity)1/4ct Diamond Hoop Earrings Set in Sterling Silver 1 InchPARIKHS Round Cut Diamond Solitaire Pendant Prime Quality in 14k White & Yellow Gold (H-I color, SI2 clarity)
Diaura Sterling Silver Diamond-Accented Squ...
$99.00
1/4ct Diamond Hoop Earrings Set in Sterling...
$49.99
PARIKHS Round Cut Diamond Solitaire Pendant...
$69.95 - $3,999.95



... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane


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