Aug 1, 2013

Dressing With Your Surroundings In Mind - Oriental Philosophy I Want To Uphold As I Continue On This Fashion Journey

OK. Well, this will be my last post for tonight. :-)

So, if you're like me, you've probably enjoyed a whole slew of fashion and style guide books, websites and even gotten some consultations by a handful of industry 'experts.'

I've loved all of my journey thus far --
Recommendations by David Zyla to study the colors found in my body, such as hair, eye, skin colors, more specifically the 8 Personal Colors as he calls them...

Insights from IreneeOnline and 12 Blueprints, and 16 palette Seasons Based Color analysis...

More sophisticated suggestions by Sterling Style Academy and more time consuming but relevant research approach from Brenda Kinsel...

Then, there are Minimalist lifestyle suggestions from Project 333, and more self-aware consumerist approaches by Jill Chivers and helpful visual tips from Ms. Imogen Lamport, as well as the Dozen Formula...

Anyhow...
What I or we must not forget is...
Despite how *Individualistic* we are, and how AWESOME it is to be *different* you can't really put your best fashion foot forward, if you're unaware as to what is going on around you... Yes, break all the rules if you must, I'm not opposing that, but sticking out like a sore thumb doesn't equal Stylishness either...!

This of course, is something that is a lot more pronounced in my Asian culture. Generally speaking, sticking out in any shape or form puts these Asian folk into a tailspin of panic and Xenophobic tantrum. So I've learnt my lesson over the painful years...




So here are some examples from my Chip It experiments...
These are all images of Seoul I pulled from Google.

Each of these color palettes I believe are really conducive for creating my own color clusters and core wardrobe colors, since I'd most likely blend well into the Urban feel and vibe offered by my daily environment...

As you can see, there's a clear mix of monochromatic scheme juxtaposed by some vivids and some in-between-colors...

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Then, above are my eye colors...

It's a brown/blue combo. I have that blue ring around my pupil, which in Zyla speak, is called your First Base Color, my Formal Attire Color.

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OK, not my most glamorous picture, but still works well enough to show my most dominant body coloring...

Thanks Esther S for sharing this website! I love how 'neat' these work!!!



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