Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Post-Oscar Recap: Viola Davis

Here we are in day two of the post-Oscar reviews and I'm having so much fun! I plan to do this next week, too, so stick around and offer your opinions! If you missed yesterday's post, I looked at Octavia Spencer's stunning gown.

Viola Davis: The Help...

Though I was disappointed that Viola Davis didn't win an Academy Award for her role in The Help, I remain happy that her work was honored by so many nominations and several other industry awards.

But what did you think of her outfit? Did she honor her season as a deep autumn?




Was Viola Wearing a Deep Autumn Green?...

Viola Davis is beautiful as always, but I think that that green is not her best. Let's compare it to the deep autumn greens...




Do you notice that they are not as bright as her gown? Her green is not in there! I would have loved to see her in a deep olive or even red!!


Academy Awards: Viola Davis


What did you think of Viola's gown?

This red gown is the one I would choose for myself if I were going to walk the red carpet? How can that be, you wonder?

Well, if I were going to be on the red carpet, we'd be in the Land of Make Believe, so I would have the awesome-but-much-smaller hourglass curvaciousness I've always wanted. Plus, I'd be deep enough, in coloring, to wear it! And there would be happiness throughout the land...

What would you wear? Check out what my friend, B., from Way to Be!, would wear by clicking the link.

I'm linking up today with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy, for What I Wore Wednesday. That's a great place to go to check out all kinds of fabulous outfits.


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Post-Oscar Recap: Octavia Spencer

Wasn't it wonderful to see Octavia Spencer win the Academy Award for her role in The Help? And what a moving acceptance speech!

 


But what did you think of her outfit? Was she true to her season as a deep autumn?


(photo credit: The Curvy Fashionista)

Although I would have loved to see her in even more color, she did look beautiful, don't you think? And you can see here that she did wear a deep autumn color from the deep autumn color palette.




But what about these colors? What do you think?

Academy Awards: Octavia Spencer


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sneak-Peek at My Post-Oscar Review


Post-Oscar Review









For the next couple of weeks, I'll be taking a look (each Tuesday-Thursday) at what they wore and sharing my thoughts about it. I'd love to hear your opinions, too!

See you tomorrow! :)

Jeanine

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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

A New Favorite!

I have put together two outfits recently with this basic look: sweater, leggings, scarf worn long, and I am loving it! I had done it with dresses but hadn't tried it with a regular sweater or sweatshirt.


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What have you tried lately that surprised you with how well it worked for you?

By the way, did you watch the Academy Awards last night? I'll be doing a fashion recap for the rest of this week. Stay tuned!

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style and to this week's Monday Mingle. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Friday, February 24, 2012

February Goals: How Did the Month Go for You?

(1) Creating community here at this blog: the two things I want to focus on this month are traffic and comments.

a) Toward that end, for traffic, I want to write one article, create one Squidoo lens and post one new video on YouTube this month.
b) For comments, I want to meet more bloggers and hang out with them a bit. Do you have a blog I could visit?


By the way, let me know if there are color analysis questions or personal style topics you would like to see addressed. I want to make sure that what I write is meeting the needs of the people who come to see me.

I did pretty well with this goal this week! I visited a lot of new blogs and went to visit my faves. And I decided to create a Squidoo lens out of my Whitney Houston post from Saturday and then, another one about our president, Barack Obama. Looking at this month as a whole, though, I feel like I need to do more (no article yet, though I'm working on one & I did create a video), so I may stay with this goal for next month.

(2) Continue making the lifestyle changes I identified last month: contemplative tea time, spending more time with my son, and eating healthier meals (starting with more protein). I want to make sure these changes stick!

I've been great at drinking more tea, overall, and have done a fair job at slowing down a bit, but have not done well at all with meal-planning and thus, have not had very many healthier meals. So this one may come back, too. 

I'm not sure. It probably should! Every time I spend time just thinking, staring at the trees, etc., I get really good insights and often, good ideas for work.

(3) Continue to identify (by listing them) the changes I need to make to create my warm autumn capsule wardrobe: this month, my focus is style words, contrast and other style ideas...

a) Style words: natural, earthy, goddess-like, warmhearted, sensuous, deeply rooted, lush, vibrant and warm. I want to keep them in mind when I am shopping, and not make any compromises.
b) Contrast: I want to create outfits that have medium contrast, using the warm autumn neutrals and colors I like best.
c) Style plan: when shopping, or just putting outfits together from my own closet, my goal is to keep in mind the looks that work best, that I enjoy best. I actually drew some silhouette ideas just to keep in mind going forward.

I did well with this, overall, though I think it may continue to be a work in progress. But I'm pleased with what I did this month with identifying & making changes.

How did you do this month?


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Seasonal Color Analysis in the White House: Which Season is the President?

As I mentioned earlier this week, I am honoring Black History month this week, so I wanted to take another look at our deep autumn couple in the White House.

A Deep Autumn Celebrity Couple...





(photo credit for the 2nd & 3rd pics: Biography.com)

Notice with this picture here, that though he is neutral, as all deep autumns are, the coloring of his hand clearly harmonizes better with the warm colors of the Bible and his wife's gloves than with the cooler color of his suit.



And here, you can see how beautiful Michelle looks in her warm eggplant gown. Definitely a lovely deep autumn color!! They make a beautiful couple and even their coloring is in harmony.




Barack Obama as Deep Autumn (Leaning Warm)...




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Deep Autumn Color Palette...





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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Seasonal Color Analysis with The Help: Octavia Spencer


Seasonal Color Analysis with the Help: A Look at Octavia Spencer...

"An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis." ~IMDb

Octavia Spencer played Minny Jackson in the movie, has won awards already for this role and is nominated for an Oscar.




Seasonal Color Analysis for Octavia Spencer: What's Her Season?...






Deep Autumn Color Analysis...





I think she is in that area between warm autumn and deep autumn, which means warm autumn leaning deep or deep autumn leaning warm. To land for sure, I'd need a lot more pictures of her without makeup. Because of her hair and eyes, I am going to land, for now, on deep autumn leaning warm.

Deep Autumn Color Palette...



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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Seasonal Color Analysis with The Help: Viola Davis

It's Black History Month: Seasonal Color Analysis for African-American Celebrities...

This week and probably part of next week, too, let's honor some of our prominent African-American celebrities by featuring them here and finding out what their seasons are. Since the Academy Awards are coming up, I thought I'd start with a couple of actresses from The Help.

Seasonal Color Analysis with the cast of "The Help"...


Though I didn't see the movie, I have seen snippets from it and have noticed how many awards it has won. As I was watching the awards shows, I got curious about what the seasons were for these women of color.

I decided to start with Viola Davis, who played Aibileen Clark in the movie.

Viola Davis: Deep Autumn...

My first thought was that she might be cool, and when Lora Alexander and I talked about her, that was her expectation as well. But then I saw some of the pictures she has taken in cool colors.





She is a beautiful woman, but I think she is definitely more neutral-warm than neutral-cool!





Deep Autumn Color Palette for Viola Davis...

These are all colors I pulled from her skin using color extraction. I tried to avoid her face for the most part, because I didn't need to know what color her foundation or blush was. :)










Do you notice that almost all of these colors can be found in the dot chart below?

Deep Autumn Color Palette: the Dot Chart...




Tomorrow: Octavia Spencer!


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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Funny Valentine!

Although I didn't exactly wear a traditional Valentine's Day red, I did wear something kinda close...


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Okay, maybe saying that was close was a bit of a stretch (hence this post's headline)! We had a good couple of days celebrating Valentine's Day and also wove it into homeschooling. My son picked out a really sweet card for me!

What did you wear for Valentine's Day?

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style  and to Monday Mingle. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and The Letter 4 for their What I Wore Link Party.




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Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz
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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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints