Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Seasonal Color Analysis for Women of Color: An "Aha!" Moment

Seasonal Color Analysis for Women of Color: The Training

When Lora Alexander trained me this past summer, there was a lot of seasonal color analysis information coming at me hard and fast. And I spent a lot of time trying to learn details about hair color, eye color, skin color and color, in general.

Though my goal was to specialize in seasonal color analysis for women of color, I have to admit that during that time, I had theories but no solid conclusions. And there wasn't a lot of "big picture" going on because there was so much to learn.

Seasonal Color Analysis for Warm Autumn Women of Color

And then there was my conundrum. I began to realize that I was a warm autumn, through the draping-by-wearing method :), but I couldn't explain why since I wasn't "all warm." That's when I began to suspect that being a woman of color had something to do with it. But was that really true?

To be honest, I spent some time looking at other seasonal color analysis systems, beyond the 12-season model I'd been trained on, to try to find an explanation. What I didn't realize was that the information I needed was right there in my training materials. I had devoured it, but I hadn't really "seen" it!

So finally, I decided to look back through the information I had, specifically, what Lora had given me about seasonal color analysis for women of color, and there it was. Women of color do not have to be all warm to be warm springs or warm autumns.

Because there was my hair color: dark brown, brown/black, my skin color: bronze, and my eye color, which is a sort of amber/topaz combo depending on the lighting, right in the warm autumn information. I looked at some of the other categories and there it was all over the place.

Seasonal Color Analysis for Women of Color: A Slightly Different Process

Seasonal color analysis for women of color is not the same process as the standard 12-season model would suggest. Well, we all kinda know that, right? Or seasonal color analysis wouldn't be as great a challenge for women of color.

But I guess all of the ramifications had not sunk in until recently. Or I hadn't fully absorbed it? Anyway, I get it now. Warm autumn here!

How about you? Do you know your season?

Having trouble identifying which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Head over to my virtual color analysis page
and we'll start the process of finding your season. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

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