Earlier this month, I was on a business trip with my husband in L.A. It just so happened that it was during that week that Jennifer Butler had one of her monthly free guest events at her home and place of business in LA. Her next guest event is August 6th and then September 4th, refer to her calendar, which also lists classes she offers. Many of her classes are going to offered online in the future. Right now, the main online service available is the Design Online.
Since I have been a member of Jennifer's site for some time, and I've watched every single video of Jennifer's that I've been able to find, it was quite fun to visit her house. I was able to recognize the set of many of her videos in her living room and patio, etc.
See quite a selection of Jennifer Butler's video in my earlier posts:http://expressingyourtruth.blogspot.com/2013/08/jennifer-butler.html
Soul Collage and Vision Boards
During the weeks prior to this trip, I have been finding myself dressing more and more T4, even though I had been saying that I was a 2/4. So I took the risk and wore a very T4 outfit. I also had gone with Greg to buy some clothing in his body colors shortly before our trip, so he's wearing an outfit from the recent additions to his wardrobe. I thought Greg was a 1/3 for a long time, but had been revising my assessment to 1/2. What was interesting was the feedback we got as part of the guest event experience.
Jennifer uses four pieces of classical music to demonstrate the nature of the four seasons. She then uses group demonstrations to help identify which guests align with which of the seasons. This is not a full assessment of course, but just helps to make concepts visual and experiential.
So the first shocker was when they asked Greg to represent Summer. We were both a bit blown away. But then I realized that he was dressed soft, subtle and blended. Later it was mentioned that he probably is a Summer essence with a Spring temperament, meaning that his Spring nature is an adaptation. I didn't get the sense that one is better than the other (essence vs. temperament), or that you need to live more fully in your essence and get rid of your adaptive temperament. For some people, it just is what is, that your personality (temperament) doesn't actually match up with your coloring.
The second shock was that I was chosen to represent Winter in our little group. And later, we were talking to Jennifer's assistant, Kim, who is a Jeweltone Summer. Standing next to her, Greg was able to compare our levels of contrast and confirmed that I'm much more contrasted. Also, she cannot handle the amount of black that I was wearing.
(So this is interesting. I might be a Contrasting Imperial Winter, rather than a Contrasting Azure Summer. That would be in Color Alliance, which is a different system).
We really enjoyed the event.
Seven Weeks of Style, Vision Board Workshop, Season Seminars, Dressing Your Silhouette, Mastery Class, Continuing Education
Color Palette and Design Consultation, Design Online, Shopping, Clothing Clinic, Private Wardrobe, Interiors, Eyewear Night, Private Consultation
Design Online, Book, belts, handbags, pendants
"Jennifer Butler is the leading expert in the sociology of Color, Design, Makeovers and Style. She is also a celebrity stylist and is the author of "Reinventing Your Style: 7 Strategies for Looking dynamic, powerful and inspiring". She has over 35 years of experience in the fashion industry, has degrees in both sociology and art history, and was named on of Glamour Magazine top 10 Glamour Girls!"
"Jennifer Butler is the leading expert in the sociology of style and color. Her experience lies in the art of visual communication. She teaches that the mastery of appearance equals the mastery of communication. Building on her fashion expertise, knowledge of human nature, and understanding of color, Jennifer develops style and color palettes that reveal the essence of an individual’s personality. Through her work, Jennifer CEOs and business executives, celebrities, artists, community leaders and individuals to powerfully, authentically, and effectively express themselves. She believes that the way we physically express ourselves is a critical element to becoming powerful communicators, whether on a stage in front of hundreds or at home with our families."
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane