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Colour Analysis Report

Colour consultants work with clients in improving a vast array of areas where colour is of vital importance. They normally work with clients to improve their appearance, their home lives, and even their place of business. Colour consultants work to enhance moods, set tones, and accent natural beauty in a number of ways.

As a wardrobe consultant myself, colour consultancy is of particular relevance when I am working individually with clients (usually women) who want to enhance their natural looks with appropriate colours. I help clients to pick out clothing, makeup and accessories that best accent their natural hair, eye and skin colour.
My main focus is that on determining the perfect tonal/colour palette for my clients and passing this information onto them as shown in the attached Colour Analysis Reports provided to a striking warm autumn colour palette client, Mary-Lois Wilson and a soft summer colour palette, Jessica MacDonald.

 

 

Special thanks to the lovely Ms Wilson and Mrs MacDonald for sharing these reports with everyone.

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Fashion History

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December 19, 2012 · 1:37 am

My Style

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A life of glamour and style makes everything that much more exciting and that much more appealing. I am a woman who has a deep love for all that is glamorous and embraces the new whilst appreciating a timeless style. My style combines classic timeless pieces with a hint of bohemian flair.

My love for the 70s hippie/bohemian vibe, from flares and suede jackets to kaftans and statement jewellery is inspired by my mum’s quintessential 1970s style. With her long hair, draped jackets and cheese cloth clothes, my mum’s vintage glamour and her free spirit persona has helped pave the way I dress.

My aspiration and fantasy life were further informed by style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I would get lost in watching Audrey Hepburn’s role as Holly Golightly in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s whom I’m sure has inspired women from all around the world. From the enormous sunglasses to the pearls and cocktail dress, Holly’s look is timeless and still copied today. For this reason, I have used this iconic style and incorporated wardrobe items such as the LBD and replicated outfits including the mid-length beige trench.

Looking pulled-together is a priority for me, that’s why classic, timeless pieces are important. Separates and smart, tailored styles that are transeasonal is what you will find in my wardrobe. I invest in quality classic pieces with good quality basics in the best colours for me to ensure I always look elegant and put together.

As I have a fair autumn colour palette, to complement my skin tone, I also tend to wear colours that are earthy and warm, such as camel, beige, olive, orange, gold, dark brown and even grey.

Not only do I choose styles that I love, I choose styles that complement my body shape as well.

My wardrobe staples include:

  • Several impeccably cut suits in neutral shades of navy, black, charcoal, and chocolate and extra pants and skirts for more options
  • Cashmere crewneck sweaters
  • Trench coat
  • Cocktail dress including the LBD
  • A stainless steel Gucci watch, which goes with everything
  • Black knee-length wool skirt
  • Jeans (a dark and light pair)
  • White button down shirts
  • Tunic
  • Heeled pumps and ballet flats
  • Belts
  • Oversized handbags
  • Chunky necklaces help to make outfits pop and add a touch of colour to wardrobe basics.

In the end, a gorgeous outfit is nothing without that perfect accessory. I always aim for something that elicits that wow factor be it chandelier earrings, sunglasses or a glomesh clutch in my quest to achieve that glamorous style.

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Crazy for Coral

Crazy for Coral

Sam Edelman studded bag
$475 – stanwells.com

Rhinestone jewelrywindsorstore.com

Bvlgari perfume
$54 – johnlewis.com

Face makeup
$12 – sleekmakeup.com

Lipstick
barneys.com

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The Cat’s Meow

Once upon a time there was a golden age of wonderful nonsense full of dazzling glitz and glamour, where people danced the Charleston, Bunny Hug, and shimmied their way to the tunes of jazz bands and listened to the sweet music of Louis Armstrong. 

Flappers were a new breed of woman whom dressed provocatively, smoked cigarettes and openly drank alcohol with a laissez-faire attitude.  Renowned for their style, flapper motifs have been looked back on and romanticised by many including the fashions pioneered by Coco Chanel and the French.

Fast forward 90 plus years and their style is still the cat’s pyjamas.  Elements of the jazz-age including drop-waist dresses, art deco flourishes, and plenty of swinging fringe are increasingly being spotted on the runways. 

The roaring 20s has surfaced its face again stronger than ever thanks to the remake of The Great Gatsby and a myriad of popular television shows including Boardwalk Empire and Downtown Abbey.

The revival of the 20s has been channelled in the designs of Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Etro, Rachel Zoe, Derek Lam and Oscar de la Renta providing such strong iconography to the era with their use of dropped waist and bias cut gowns, flapper style fringing, sequins, beading and light boudoir silks.

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Wardrobe Ideas for the Remake of Breakfast @ Tiffany’s

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