There is a quote from fashion icon Coco Chanel: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” I think the same could be said about dressing with color: wear the wrong color and you notice the color; wear the right color and you notice the woman … Let’s talk color palette.
I thought I knew my best colors – the ones that bring out the best me. I know, for instance, that the moment I put on a cherry red, I feel happy. I see my eyes pop and my skin shine. I know that I have always loved wearing pink and have a long history with pink (my mother tells me I have been a fan of pink since I was three years old). And I know that I wear a lot of black and white and have come to love wearing brown – but I can’t tell you why. Because I realize that I don’t know it all. I still make mistakes with color – and more often than I would like to admit. And because I want to understand my colors and make good choices and fewer mistakes, I took matters into my own hands and had a color consultation with experts.
A few months ago I interviewed a wonderful fashion consultant, Rivka. Rivka and her partner, Cindy, said that, “Wearing the right colors is essential. Once you have had your colors done and your wardrobe is entirely in your color palette, everything you own goes with everything else. When we dress a woman in the right color palette for her, we see her come to life right before our eyes!” Rivka and Cindy live in Lafayette, California, and getting a personal consultation with them is quite a commitment. However, they created a personal color consultation you can access long distance. After sending them a few photos of myself without makeup, they created a Forever Ring of Colors (FROC) for me; a selection of my best colors that I can take with me whenever I shop for my wardrobe. When the FROC arrived, I took a close look: I saw the bright red I have always loved, I saw shades of pink and white, black, and grey. But I also saw colors I rarely wear: purple and eggplant and deep browns. What I did not see surprised me as well: no yellow, no orange, and no green. I remembered that the times I bought clothes in these colors were mistakes and I ended up not wearing any of them. It was a lesson in humility and acceptance. And who knew I could wear purple? My FROC has changed the way I see myself and the clothes I wear – I have embraced my color palette!
Do you want your own Forever Ring of Colors? Simply email Rivka and Cindy at this link. Rivka and Cindy will send you a set of instructions on how to take the best photos possible so they can hand select your personal color ring. Your FROC ($250) will be a beautiful selection of color cards (for clothing and for jewelry) that arrives in a satchel that fits conveniently into your handbag. You will have your FROC whenever you shop for your wardrobe and accessories. Your FROC can help you save time and money; you need never purchase clothing and accessories that end up unworn and in the back of your closet again!