|Day before my PCA, no makeup|
I didn't come into this analysis expecting that I'd be a particular season. I just wanted the colors that were going to make me look my best, and help me build a cohesive wardrobe. I find all of the palettes exciting, and can spend hours looking at them. They each have their own beauty. In my next post, Ghosts of Colors Past, I'll show the clues pointing to Bright Spring as a strong possibility. The recent 12 Blueprints article http://12blueprints.com/colour-equations-dark-winter/ featured a young girl with similar coloring to mine - brown hair, hazel eyes and freckles. Christine Scaman called that face 'the dance of Dark Winter'. Was Dark Winter dancing on my face? Maybe. My wildcard was a light season - either Light Spring or Light Summer. It was so unlikely for this dark-haired, darkish-eyed brunette, but would explain why I wear light colors so much better than darker ones.
After introductions, Maytee Garza, my analyst, looked carefully at my eyes, and said 'very interesting'! When I told her the 12 Blueprints Facebook group guessed my season to be Dark Winter or Dark Autumn, she said she could definitely see that, but let's see what the drapes tell us. She noticed how 'cool' my blue-eyed blonde mother looked, and wondered if I might be cool too.
I won't go into elaborate detail about the draping process, as I'm sure most of you are familiar with it, and have read about it many times before. I also won't discuss how difficult it was to look at my 42-year-old face without makeup under full spectrum lighting! I'll bring you to the point in time when things became very interesting.
|Lovely light pink (I'm wearing|
Bright Spring reveal drapes in
all of the pictures)
I told Maytee that I could not possibly be a soft, because those colors grey me. She said, "We'll see!" Maytee does not assume anything! Surprisingly, the soft drapes looked very nice. Even soft autumn. When asked to guess my season, one of the Facebook coloristas had declared: "Soft autumn, just because someone had to say it, even if it's patently wrong." Patently wrong, or probably right? The draping process continued, peppered with Maytee's comments of "Interesting!" and "I didn't expect that!"
Maytee asked if I liked to wear light colors. Yes, I do! I always had the feeling that I was a light person, but that my apparent darkness is just an illusion, a transparancy or smoke and mirrors effect. When you look close enough, the darkness dissipates. A genetic after-image donated from some distant ancestor.
Next, Maytee asked, "Did you ever think you were Spring?" I was smiling from ear to ear at this point. It felt like such incredible validation. The Bright Spring drapes also brought out a healthy appearance in my face. Every one of them looked and felt just right.
We went back and forth between the Bright Spring and Light Spring drapes several times, and it was hard to choose. They both looked great, and there was nothing that stood out as being significantly better. "You're hard!" Maytee said. We took a break to rest our eyes, and went through the Spring personality traits. I don't put a lot of stock in the personality traits. It feels like astrology to me, but it's fun enough to be the topic of a future post.
|Feeling confident in my |
|Black as a smaller block,|
with a bright color
|Only a Bright can pull off this|
Everyone who is seriously interested in color analysis should find a local Sci\ART trained analyst. I gave up trying to figure it out on my own. There really is nothing to compare to a great draping. The drapes will reveal things about your appearance that you never thought were possible. It's like a trip to Mecca for Coloristas. Something that must be done once in your lifetime.