Sunday, October 19, 2014

Seasonal Color Timeline

I've chosen dates to place people either by the publication date of a book or estimate of when they started in the field.  It is possible that they have experience that greatly predates book publication dates.

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


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Color Theory & Color Analysis

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Higher End Plus Size

"Some do have plus-size lines, like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, but they keep these offerings quiet."

How A Plus-Size Girl Navigates the Pin-Thin World of Fashion

What?!  I didn't know this.  








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


Friday, October 3, 2014

Be a color collector....

Each analyst's (they're artists!) opinion is different and often depends on their system and also how the analysis is done.  I've kept a running itemization of the info. I've gathered about what my season may be here.   BTW, I'm exciting that I will be getting analyzed in the Caygill method in December (and will post about that then)!

I got an email from Jules Standish, thanking me for reviewing her book on youtube and asked to see my eyes.  See the conversation below.

JULES STANDISH “The Colour Counsellor” "How Not to Wear Black"
Colour Analyst, Stylist, Wardrobe Consultant, Personal Shopper




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Jane: "My eyes are a bit bizarre.  They used to be blue as a child, but then I developed orange flecks and now they appear sage green from a distance. The general pattern seems summer crackled glass and in some pics you can see the edge of the iris is a somewhat wide band, which is supposedly summer.  I was told that green eyes are mainly spring, but I'm no spring.  I also read that the orange is a choleric or autumn sign, acc. to Greek medicine.  I thought I was a summer winter for a long time, but now I'm dressing Winter and it's working."

Jules: "OK well I am sure you have had many colour analysis over the years – I get so many women coming to see me who have been done incorrectly due to all the colour “typing” systems out there – I would love to meet you to do this properly for you as my system is so comprehensive and accurate but I would need to see you to be really sure – also you don’t mention how high you score on the personality testing????

Hard to see exactly your eye pattern but you have STUNNING eyes – truly beautiful!!! Green eyes can be winter but rarely as they are combined with warm tones of yellow to make them that green.  Also your eye pattern does not have winter spokes that I can see or deep crypts either – seems like a clear eye? 

From your colouring I would put you in the “Striking spring” category which is a strong, jewel based palette, and whilst I don’t think black against your face will be that great on you I do think you can wear black jackets and coats, etc provided you put your gorgeous electric blues, bright reds, etc against your face!  Striking spring is different to classic spring – in that the colouring is often very dramatic (hence gets mistaken for winter) which yours is!  Orange is a warm colour, the bright shades great on springs, burnt orange for autumns but I wouldn’t put the muted shades on you, because you need clear and warm!

So there you have my analysis from afar – this does not mean that you score necessarily  highly on spring, you may well indeed be a combination of introvert/extrovert but your colours do need to be strong (like winter) but warm (like spring)! Does that make sense?"

Jane: "You're actually not the first to suggest I might be a Clear. Shaeri Brandel said she thought I was a Clear (spring or winter). I used Irenee Riter's color test and esp. b/c of how she interprets eyes, I actually thought Clear Winter, but she said in an email the eyes were strongly Spring.http://expressingyourtruth.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-of-what-i-know-about-my-type-and.html

Here's my DISC, which shows 88 for Winter, 77 Summer, 56 Autumn and 21 Spring.  I'm also dressing the seasons, for a hoot. http://expressingyourtruth.blogspot.com/search/label/my%20DISC"

Jules: "Yes your eyes are strongly spring with yellow/golden flecks definitely warm! But you have dramatic colouring which means the strong, jewel colours look lovely on you, but if you have an introverted nature then you would want to wear black which is fine provided away from your face.

As you already know there are lots of systems out there but I have to know that my clients personality type resonates correctly with the colours they are wearing – there are many reasons why women end up psychologically in the wrong colours!!!"




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


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blogger Friends of Mine

Four Type Systems authors include: Segerstrom, Wright, Donner, Bulter, Garza/Lupo, etc. (before DYT)


Hello Color, Style and Type fans and friends!

Thanks for visiting my cavern of details, theories and thoughts.  You already know that I love researching the idea of type, or humor, in ancient history and throughout the color and style authors that use the concept.  Like many of you, and not others of you, I found all this arena through DYT, almost walked away with a bad taste in my mouth, and then chose to stick around and keep expanding my view of all of it.  Luckily, I got passed feeling really negative as my focus shifted.  But I also think, just like we learn in the school system, it's important to stand up to bullying and support others that experience it.  Here are some posts by sistah bloggers who are just sharing their experience and the impact it's had on them.






Four Type Systems authors include: Segerstrom, Wright, Donner, Bulter, Garza/Lupo, etc. (before DYT)





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


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Body Shapes





  • Dramatic - large boned, long legged, angular, slender, rectangular body, same size shoulders and hips, mature, tall, the most Yang
  • Natural - sturdy, muscular or athletic, broader square shoulders, more toned than fleshy, average to tall, wholesome outdoorsy
  • Gamine - boyish, rectangular, small and straight, slender but never fragile, sturdy but never large build, compact, small boned, small to medium height, (short or young natural or dramatic)
  • Classic - hips and shoulders are narrow and similar in size, balanced figure, toned but not highly muscular, average height and body type, mature
  • Romantic - hourglass figure, pear-shaped figure, long legged, slight fleshy, mature, average height to short
  • Ingenue - small boned, dainty, feminine, more fleshy than bony, roundness in elbows and knees rather than angularity, (short or young romantic), the most Yin
  • Angelic - narrow hips and shoulders, very slight build, delicate, tendency to be very thin, model's or ballerina's body


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    Fruity
    Pear
    Strawberry
    Hour Glass
    Apple
    Banana
    Vague's Four
    Gynaeoid
    Thyroid
    Android
    Lymphatic
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    Sheldon's Three
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    Mesomorph
    Endomorph
    Ectomorph
    Trinny & Susannah's 12
    Skittle, Bell, Pear
    Goblet, Cornet
    Hourglass, Vase, Cello
    Apple, Brick
    Column, Lollipop
    Farr's Six
    B & E
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    A & D
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    C & F
    MYSHAPE
    A
    Y
    S & M
    E
    H & P
    Types Shapes
    Triangle
    Inverted Triangle
    Hourglass
    Circle or Diamond
    Rectangle or Ruler
    Other References
    Boyish









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