Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Make It Real Makeover Challenge: Vision Board Style Words

Make It Real Makeover Challenge: My Insights, So Far

"The most important secret: your true style is what you are when you stop trying so hard to be something you are not. You’ll know it when you  start listening to yourself. You’ll discover that you’ve had the answer all along." ~~Valeria Chuba, Cultivating Style

I have been participating in the Make It Real Makeover Challenge for quite a while now, over a month, I believe, and I have really benefited from the approach Valeria Chuba takes. Suspending judgment and just choosing what I am drawn to has helped me see that I actually prefer the fabrics, design lines and textures that are right for me, based on what I have learned from other systems & trainings.

As an image consultant, it makes me wonder if starting with a client's preferences, instead of looking immediately at where they fit, in terms of coloring and body type, isn't the best approach. Because then, hopefully, they will have the pleasure of realizing, that with a little tweaking here & there, what they most want to wear is what they should wear.

Fashion Feng Shui

This is the approach I have learned to take in my Fashion Feng Shui training and I see how it is working in this challenge. In fact, in one of the recent posts on her website, Valeria takes a look at Jenny's vision board and analyzes it according to Fashion Feng Shui principles.

"I find the use of color very interesting here. Jenny opts for blacks and blues. These colors convey depth, calm, intelligence, coolness; in feng shui, these are Water colors – the colors of philosophers, writers, thinkers. Jenny is most definitely all three." ~~Valeria Chuba, Cultivating Style

Valeria goes beyond color, and also observes the shapes, textures, design lines and other features found in Jenny's vision board, taking them as clues to her style. She then makes suggestions about how to make the transition from vision board to reality. She calls Jenny's style Understated Complexity.

Here is Jenny's reaction to Valeria's style makeover & vision board analysis...

"Most of us are stuck with a loop of stories that don’t serve us or actually hold us back, mostly leftovers from our past. We seldom replace them with better stories that actually help us forward. The best thing about Valeria’s vision board analysis for me was the way it told a story about my personality that felt compelling enough to replace the old negative narrative." ~~Jenny Scubi, Cultivating Style

Vision Board Style Analysis

We're at the point now in our style challenge where we attempt an objective look at our vision boards, in a similar style to the way Valeria is doing for people who submitted their vision boards to her.

My Style Word Questions 

Here are the questions I will be considering during the next week...

(1) What are the general descriptive words I would use for this vision board?

(2) Which colors do I see & what do they indicate about my style type?

(3) Which patterns do I see with regard to design lines, shapes, etc.?

(4) Which two words would I choose to describe the vision board's style?

(5) Which style categories describe what I am seeing on the vision board?

Are you considering your own style? What are your style words?

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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

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