How much of this stuff can you do yourself?
You're probably interested in that if you're reading here.
CAVEAT: FOUR TYPE SYSTEMS are NOT based on DRAPING.
COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL, COLOR ME A SEASON
Color Me Beautiful uses gold and silver draping to determine warm and cool.
Back in the 80s, when the Color Me Beautiful Seasons were the craze, I had purchased a silver lame and gold lame drape set. This was to help determine if you were cool or warm. You can purchase these from a fabric store, cutting them to about 13 x 19 inches each.
You also might guy a piece of black fabric and one in white. This will help you rule these colors in or out for you. You want to see if the color drains in your face when you are draped with each color.
You could go as far as creating your own beginner drape set:
Cool: Silver Lame, Black, White, Rose (Winter), Gray and Pink (Summer)
Warm: Gold Lame, Warm Dark Brown, Orange (Autumn), Peach, Light Warm Yellow (Spring)
Remember that probably most people are neutral, in that they can wear silver or gold, and either have neutral skin, or their hair, eyes and skin are a combination of cool and warm.
An important way to "drape" is to consider which neutrals you can wear. Only Type 4/Winters can wear black and not even all of them!
You can also do a lot with clothes in your own closet, to see how they effect your face.
One site that will help you analyze this is Glowing Color.
I've done some closet draping.
by Jane Segerstrom
It's too bad this book is out of print, because it has so much in it. It's got many, many overlaps with DYT and it has suggestions to look for your body colors and palette colors yourself. More on this soon!
by Naomi E. Donner
Donner's Suggested Color Test
Get four pieces of fabric, of different shades of red,
2 of which are yellow-based and 2 of which are blue-based:
- a clear, pure tangerine, strawberry or poppy
- a rich flame red or tomato red
- an azalea red
- a strong intensive, bluish peony red
Do the following test (preferably with a friend):
If you are undecided whether your basic temperament is Enthuisast T1 or Compassionate T2, drape numbers 1 and 3 alternatively against your face. Between Compassionate T2 and Analytical T4, drape 3 and 4. Compassionate T2 and Dynamic T3, drape 3 and 2. Enthuisiast T1 and Dynamic T3, drape 1 and 2. Dynamic and Analytic T4, drape 3 and 4. Analytic T4 and Enthusiast T1, drape 4 and 1. (I am adding the Type numbers, she does not use them).
by Jennifer Butler
Zyla mentions chroma on page 20.
by Angela Wright
by Jules Standish
The Toilet Test
http://fireiceearthandair.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/lets-get-started-the-toilet-test/TWELVE TYPE SYSTEMS:
The Clothing Test
The Clothing Test
that pull colors
I used this tool to choose COOL.
I also chose WINTER, but I notice it has charcoal, not black.
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane
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