I was soooooo excited to 'have my colours done' today. I've been patiently awaiting my appointment with Kerry at Style Savvy for a while now! My aims were to be more confident in my fabric choices, and to check that I wasn't wildly off with my current opinions.
Colour consultancy has definitely become less naff than in Bridget Jones. Frankly, even if it was naff - who doesn't want to wear their optimal colours? There's no shame in wanting to improve! Most countries and major cities will have Colour Me Beautiful consultants.
Kerry and I had a great morning - coffee, fabric draping, hilarity... a wonderful way to start the weekend.
Oddly, I was a bit hard to categorise. My colouring comes from my father. We've researched our family tree back to the 18th century - nothing but England and Scotland (with a little Germany and France), as far as the eye can see. So my colouring is a mystery... Kerry had never before seen a cool/deep who wasn't a Pacific Islander! We did have a conversation about whether I tinted my eyebrows. This is a thing?? Anyway, no.
Thanks to my unlikely colouring, I can actually wear some warm (think yellowish) as well as cool colours. Cool blue tones are more of a sure bet, though. I'm just never allowed to wear orange (too bad about the hi-vis, huh?)!
'Deep' refers to my dark hair and strong features and contrast. As my eyes are dark with very white whites, and I have relatively pale skin with ash brown hair, I can wear high contrast combinations. In my case, this could mean a black suit with a fuchsia shirt, or black and white patterns.
This blog explains 'cool and deep' better than I do. Essentially, I'm exactly like Eva Longoria. Or, to explain it another way, this type of purple is good:
This type is not:
All this is brilliant news to me, because that's not too far off my current wardrobe. I was surprised that I can wear almost any kind of white (but not cream). And I'm thrilled that black and dark grey are not just lazy options for me, they are genuinely good choices.
I do need to dye my hair back to brown though. I'm not surprised or offended by that - I've always been somebody who experiments with hair colour.
This was a really great investment for me, and will mean that I'm less likely to buy/make clothes that don't look quite right. Have you been to a colour consultant? Are you thinking about it? What are your thoughts?