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Friday, April 18, 2014


Yin & Yang can be applied to the types and fashion in two ways or levels.   The first involves color types and the second involves style categories.  

The four seasons or types are breaking color categories into levels of yin and yang, sometimes referred to as active yin, quiet yin, dignified yang and active yang.  This translates also to Type 1 being yang yin, Type 2 being double yin, Type 3 being double yang, and Type 4 being yin yang.  

Then possible design lines indicated by levels of yin and yang are categorized by various authors.

McJimsey
& Northrup
vivacious youthful dainty
demure
reserved mature dramatic striking
7 yin yang style types

active yin quiet yin dignified yang active yang








David Kibbe vibrant dusty rich contrast
13 yin yang style types

spring summer autumn winter







John lively subtle earthy striking
7 yin yang
Kitchener bright blended rich contrast
style types







David Zyla spring summer autumn winter
6 style types






per season







Carol Tuttle Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4


Yang Yin Yin Yin Yang Yang Yin Yang


Belle Northrup's style archetypes include:  
(from most Yang) Dramatic/Theatrical, Natural/Relaxed, Exuberant/Lively, Classical/Traditional, Romantic/Sensual, Youthful/Playful, and Ethereal/Angelic (to most Yin).  

These are the same as used by John Kitchener.


David Kibbe's style types:

Kibbe The Classics soft or dramatic

Kibbe The Naturals soft or flamboyant 

Kibbe The Gamines soft or flamboyant 

Kibbe The Dramatics soft or classic

Kibbe The Romantics theatrical


Kentner
Sanguine (high energy, Yang) Spring (T1) energetic overflow of energy
Phlegmatic (slow, Yin) Summer (T2) lowest blood flow energy
Choleric (powerful, Yang) Autumn (T3) most volatile flow of energy
Melancholic (reserved, Yin) Winter (T4) slightly higher energy

Zyla see below




 McJIMSEY on Yin Yang
 

Art and Fashion in Clothing Selection 
by McJimsey, c) 1973


Yin and Yang contrasts by McJimsey

SHAPES and personalities
Generally people use the S-curve or oval for Summer and either rectangle or asymmetrical triangle for Autumn, but the Spring and Winter shapes vary by author.  But the idea of correlating them has obviously been around a long time.
BOLD (square) left, DRAMATIC (triangle) right


CLASSIC (circle) left, ROMANTIC (tear drop) right
INGENUE  left,  GAMIN right

McJIMSEY/NORTHRUP

Harriet McJimsey (and Belle Northrup's) style archetypes include:  (Most Yang) Dramatic/Theatrical, Natural/Relaxed, Exuberant/Lively, Classical/Traditional, Romantic/Sensual, Youthful/Playful, and Ethereal/Angelic (Most Yin).





Most Yang:

Intermediate:
 

Most Yin:






 



HEIGHT is one aspect of moving from yin to yang.

Pflaumer reports the heights according to McJimsey/Northrup associated with style archetypes in Shopping for the Real You.  

































































YIN
Under 5'3” Exuberant/ Lively
Under 5'4” Youthful/ Playful
5'3-7”
Ethereal/ Angelic
5'4-7” Classic/ Traditional
Romantic/ Sensual
5'5-7” Natural/ Relaxed
Above 5'7” Dramatic/ Theatrical
YANG


KENTNER

 

Yin and Yang
by Bernice Kentner
(it comes on cd)
It actually has quite a bit of Chinese Face Reading in it, combined with Seasons and facial features.

face shapes:
spring=triangular, oblong, summer=square, round  , autumn=square  , winter=oblong
totally different

IMPORTANT, do not try to fi nd a person’s color type
(Season) from the shape of the face or the features! When
the Color Analysis is over and Body Typing begins we
may use the Yin and Yang designations to help us suggest
the clothing lines an individual needs.


Phlegmatic (slow, Yin) Summer (T2) lowest blood flow energy
Melancholic (reserved, Yin) Winter (T4) slightly higher energy
Sanguine (high energy, Yang) Spring (T1) energetic overflow of energy
Choleric (powerful, Yang) Autumn (T3) most volatile flow of energy

Zyla
SUMMER 
Zyla Iridescent Summer - Mysterious Mermaid 2/1
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-style-the-mysterious-mermaid/
Zyla Dusky Summer - Earth Mother 2/3
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-style-the-earth-mother/
Butler Dusty Rose
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151815340887931&set=oa.476569515772537&type=3&theater
Zyla Sunset Summer - Elegant Bohemian (brown eyes!) 2/3
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-style-the-elegant-bohemian/
Zyla Renaissance Summer - The Drama Queen  2/3?
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-stylethe-drama-queen/
Zyla Classic Summer - The Classic Beauty 2/4
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-stylethe-classic-beauty/
Zyla Jeweltone Summer - Glamour Career Girl  2/4
http://www.pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-style-the-glamorous-career-girl/
WINTER
Zyla Dynamic Winter - Passionate Leader
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-style-the-passionate-leader/
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/zyla-s-dynamic-winter/
Zyla Playful Winter - Ballerina
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-stylethe-ballerina/
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/zyla-s-playful-winter/
Zyla Soft Winter - Romantic Poetess
no board yet
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/zyla-s-soft-winter/
Zyla Classic Winter - Queen
http://pinterest.com/davidzylastyle/color-your-stylethe-queen/
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/zyla-s-classic-winter/
Zyla Antique Winter - Keeper of the Hearth - really more like an August
no board yet
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/zyla-s-antique-winter/
Zyla Vivid Winter - Earthy Philosopher
no board yet
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/zyla-s-vivid-winter/

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


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Written by Jane Rekas

Jane Leu Rekas, LCSW, CHt, writes a blog about seasonal color analysis and the four humors. She is certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and does Color Profiles individualized fabric fans online and in Hood River, Oregon.

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