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So Close…

Many were so close to perfection here…

Great silhouette, beautiful, yet the tone was just slightly off for them to go from amazing to perfect for their own coloring and tone…

FireSoCloseNicoleKidman

Fire So Close Charlize Theron

Earth So Close Stacy Keibler

FireSoCloseJenniferLawrence

AirSoCloseKellyOsbourne

Enjoy!

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Academy Awards 2013

Again wrapping up work, but will have more comments coming up…

FireBest

IceBest

 

EarthBest

 

Alas, there were no good Air’s – so I will have to search the After Parties for some good examples…

 

 

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Grammy Awards

I will probably add more commentary to this later, but for now wanted to get these posted…

GrammyBestIceBestOverall

 

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

 

GrammyBestFire

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

 

Comments for later…

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Okay…

I’m posting this, because there have been a lot of questions to me (and confusion) regarding these two dresses in particular…

Giving all of my readers some background information on how these award shows and the press work…

The press/media get some notes about each person/dress from either that person’s Pubic Relations Team and/or the designer themselves.  They are just reporting according to the crib notes they have on hand that have been provided from one or both of those sources.  They want things to sound “glamorous” or more exciting, so create extra adjectives to describe things that may or may not be the actual situation.

Two cases in point here:

GGBrownVersesEggplantExample1

GGBrownVersesEggplantExample2

I know, I know.  The press and media were calling these dresses “Eggplant” or “Aubergine”.  Fancy words that weren’t the actual color or tones of these dresses.  They were BROWN!  Worked for both the Fire on top and the Earth below.  I was there and saw them in person with my own Color Expertise eye.  They are BROWN dresses.  😉

Just so you know.

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Well it’s a New Year and therefore a new Award Season!

First up is the 2013 Golden Globes.

There is some memo to the stylists out there that Cool and Powdery colors are “in”; so they dressed their clients in that. Once again – not taking their skin tone  into consideration, or if it complimented them to their best.

But there were a few standouts who were in great colors and tones for themselves.

Best FIRE:

Golden Globes Best Fire 2013

Great warm dress tone, makes her skin and hair tone all look great and blended!

Best Fire Runner Ups:

Best Fire RunnerUps

On the left – Don’t “love” the fit on the top, but overall the dress is a beautiful warm tomato color for her skin tone.  The top needs to fit her bewbs better.

On the right – This is a good example of a dark chocolate brown dress that is a good “neutral black” dress for warm Fires.  Fires should just consider this color and tone their “little black dress”.

Best ICE:

BestIceKatherineMcPhee

Don’t love the clear strap on the shoe, but otherwise all around great ICE dress on great Ice skin tone!

Best Ice Runner Ups:

BestIceRunnerUpsGG

On the right – Doesn’t matter what age you are – if you are wearing the proper color/tone then it will flatter you all around!

On the left – for her, it’s great!  My only nitpick is that the highlights in the hair are too warm, and should be toned to a more neutral/cool brown.  Otherwise, brava!

Best EARTH:

BestEarthJessicaAlba

The coral/salmon color on her Earth features is perfection.  I also give her kudos for going with a warm Earth lipstick.  My only nitpick here is that I wish she would have had this necklace where the metal backing was a Rose Gold or Gold/Bronze.  Or something in Turquoise!  Either of those would have been stunning.

BestEarthLenaDunham

I know, I know…

Many of you might not “get” my choice here.  But, even though she is not a standard “Hollywood beauty”; she looked great, cute, and classy on the Red Carpet.  This deep warm brown was soooo perfect on her skin tone that I had to include a closeup picture so that you could see how much the lighting reflection made here eyes just POP their natural warm golden brown.  Up close and personal – this was stunning color and tone.

Best AIR:

BestAirKellyOsbourne

I know that not everyone out there “get’s” her hair tone.  But it is a perfect soft cool AIR tone, and therefore works on her perfectly in combination with the dress.  Her skin looks great, her eyes look radiant.  This is how bright and glowing an actual Air can look in the right Air tones.

On the other hand, there were a TON of ladies wearing AIR tones that were not Airs, wearing Air tones – and it just washed them all out!  Such a wasted opportunity for all of them who should have been wearing warm FIRE or EARTH tones.  So here I present the Golden Globe 2013 Washed Out Queens:

GGBadWashedOut

In another direction, there was a beautiful AIR lady who also would have looked stunning in any of these dresses above – but she want with an ICE black look that was “okay”, but nowhere near what she could have rocked in one of these AIR toned dresses which would have kicked her up a notch from “Okay” to “incredible”.

GGOkayEmilyDeschanelAirinIce

Then there were ladies who are definitely warm toned, who just overwhelmed or “meh”d themselves in Ice black:

GGBadIceOverwhelmed

More later, but wanted to get these posted ASAP for y’all!

Enjoy!

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Emmy Awards 2012

Hey Everyone!

It was a super hot and humid day in Los Angeles today – so everyone was understandably melting on the Red Carpet.  That being said, I have some initial calls on who were bad in their colors and tones and who were good to great!

I will have more in the next few days, but wanted to get these up initially for my blog readers to start off the discussions.  Please remember that I am not commenting at this point on dress cut, fit, or silhouette – only on good or bad color tone for their particular skin, hair, and eye tone.

These are the BAD:

 

These are the GOOD to GREAT:

Stay tuned – lots more comments and specifics later over the next week.

Have fun learning and educating yourself!

Enjoy!

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Earth to Ice

Amore is a beautiful young woman who was thinking she was warm and Earthy.  She had just put henna on her hair and it was too warm for her. For her Color Intervention we took the henna out, then added cool brown highlights to take advantage of her naturally curly hair.  We also gave her a haircut and shape to take advantage of her curly hair, and accentuate her face and features.

This is how you incorporate cool highlights into Ice or Air hair!  Her skin looks bright and clear, and the bright cool pink top just compliments her completely.  Please note that there is absolutely no foundation or any makeup on her skin.  She has some lipgloss, and some eyeshadow – and that is it!  Clean face, wash and go hair – and looking bright and beautiful…

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