I can work: in person, on-line, and at color parties. I can also work with brides with regards to wedding prep.
First we play and learn about color. Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet. Paul Klee
Then we move onto style. Certain things I can teach (what necklines, hemlines, silhouettes, prints, weight to fabrics are best, for instance) but style is also about expressing one’s inner essence so in this second area, I serve as guide. Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus
The goal is that getting dressed becomes the putting on a second skin: the authentic (most beautiful) self made visual. This small daily act will serve as a joyful and powerful reminder of who we are inside and out, getting us off to a great start each and every day. The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne
1) If we meet in person for a color analysis in San Francisco and London (in the summer).
We work in natural light, and I find your ‘body colors’ and the rest of your palette using strips of fabric swatches. You may wear makeup and any non-bright clothing you like. In person appointments are not suitable for very mobile, young children. I need you to be looking at me not them.
For the style component, I ask that you email me photos of yourself in outfits. The more photos that you send, the more feedback I can give you. I will send you more details about the sorts of outfits I want to see when you book your appointment. I then create a Secret Pinterest board (one only you and I can see) with images of recommended styles- from clothes currently sold in shops. I take into consideration both your budget and your lifestyle.
2) Or I can create color palettes from photos emailed to me!
On-line analyses are far more time consuming than in person. I will likely only have time to do a few a month, inquire about expected wait time. Also note that to begin your analysis I will need 25-60 photos of you (some close up, some from a few-ten feet away) to work with all taken in natural light (outside and inside). These should not be taken on the same day in the same location but be in different settings, in different clothing. No hiding beautiful things like freckles, either!
I am a perfectionist. I ask online clients to send me photos of themselves with their palette once they’ve received it in the mail. If any adjustments need to be made (you might not be able to notice the difference but I do!), I make them! You do not pay extra. The photo above was one of many that the client sent me. I ensure each strip is a perfect fit.
For the style component, I ask that you email me photos of yourself in outfits. The more photos that you send, the more feedback I can give you. I will send you more details about the sorts of outfits I want to see when you book your appointment. I then create Style Guidelines for you to have as a pdf. These are unique to you. I take into consideration both your budget and your lifestyle.
3) I can work at parties in San Francisco (bridal, baby shower, divorce, you name it!) All guests can get a small “Flirt” Palette! Or at smaller parties, the guest of honor gets a full palette and everyone else a Flirt Palette. Parties must be done during daylight hours.
4) Bridal Packages Getting married? Brides to be can benefit greatly from knowing their (and their bridesmaids’/flower girl’s/groom’s/etc) colors. Talk to me about the various bridal packages I can offer from bride to wedding party to pre-wedding celebrations. Personal colors can also be used when deciding on home decor!
Email me at kathy AT beautyvalued DOT com to discuss your needs