Colour Me Beautiful celebrates 30 years!

27 Jan

susanstylesyou 30 years

 

In thirty years, fashions, tastes and women have changed. Women are now more confident, more empowered, and they have a better idea of what they want from their lives, and from their wardrobes! However, they still don’t always know how to get it.

To suit the way we live today, we need our wardrobe to function on many different levels. We want clothes that make us look and feel good as well as suit our personality, our colouring, our lifestyle needs and our budgets. So, we need a wardrobe that is efficient and that makes us feel confident too.

 

Where does Colour Analysis come from?

dummyThere are two main influences behind Colour Me Beautiful‘s approach to colour, those of artists Johannes Itten and Alfred Munsell. The original seasonal colour concept which lasted for over 20 years, was first developed in the 1920’s. Itten noticed that his students always did their best work using colours they had chosen themselves and found a connection between what they chose and their own colouring. The Fashion Academy of Los Angeles developed the seasonal concept. In 1903 Albert Munsell invented a system of colour identification in which colours were identified as having three characteristics: hue (undertone), value (depth) and chroma (clarity). This System of Color Notation’ is the most universally accepted system of colour measurement and used by many industries.

In 1986 the seasonal concept was developed further with the addition of the Munsell theory. The beauty of the Munsell system is that it can be used to describe a person’s colouring as well as to specify the colours they should wear; the aim always being to create harmony and balance between the two. The theory behind his system is that all colours have one dominant characteristic and one or two secondary characteristics. Working with this formula will give women a personal, reliable, versatile and easy-to-follow way of using colour.

 

If you were a Spring (Summer, Autumn or Winter) back then, what are you now?

If you had a colour consultation before 2006 you will still be working with the seasonal palette – but you may not know where you sit in our new Dominants system.

Getting your colours right isn’t just about which ones you should wear but how you should wear them. Near the face? In a pattern? To make you look slimmer? Blended, contrasting, bold or dark? We can all wear many different colours, if we wear them in a way that flatters our individual colouring. Also, our colouring changes naturally as we get older. If you haven’t had your colours analysed for a while, it may be time to think about having an update. Contact me at susan@susanstylesyou.com for availability!

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4 Responses to “Colour Me Beautiful celebrates 30 years!”

  1. segmation February 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I love Johannes Itten and the color wheel. Don’t you?

    • susanstylesyou February 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi Beth I was trained using Albert Munsell’s colour theory but I expect they are both similar!

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