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Episode 40: Colour Analysis Q&A

In today’s show… We answer general and Season-specific questions from our audience about colour analysis and how to apply their colour palette to their own appearance. General: Should I change my lipstick with different outfits? (3.21) Bright Winter: How does an introvert wear bright colours? (10.01) Bright Winter: Choosing eyeglass frames. (17.55) Dark Autumn: Looking

Episode 39: Texture and Colour

In today’s show… We discuss the relationships between fabric texture and colour, shine in textile and skin tone, and the fabrics we find most evocative for the 12 Seasons of natural colouring. Broad categories of texture, including weight, weave, drape, and shine. (at 1.34) Why does texture matter, adapting to our Season, and texture ‘stereotypes’.

Episode 38: Season Stereotypes

In today’s show… We discuss the values and limitations of Season stereotypes, those categories that describe ‘average’ or ‘general’ appearances of persons in each of the 12 groups of natural colouring. Where do they come from,  why do they exist, and how might they help or hinder us with our own colour choices? Duration total:

Soft Summer Inspiration WITHOUT USING BLUE

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) I get the most wonderful inspiration from the readers of my Nordic Simplicity blog. I loved this comment from my reader Mandy, who is a Soft Summer and shone a light on the (blue) elephant in the room. Challenge accepted. Blue is an easy colour for Summers, perhaps too easy, to

The Misunderstood Season

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) During my almost 30-year career as a personal color analyst and doing colors in both the 4-season and 12-season systems, one thing remains consistent – the misunderstood season. In the early 90s, before the internet and social media were the norm, my clients came from my talking with people

Episode 37: Colour, Style, and Magic with Cate Linden

In today’s show… We meet with style and image analyst, Cate Linden of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and are inspired by Cate’s approach for merging science and technique with beauty, practicality, and soulfulness. Becoming a style analyst and Cate’s vision for clients (3.00) PCA (Personal Colour Analysis), PIA (Personal Image Analysis), and Cate’s style and colour

Episode 36: Meet Mississippi Colour Analyst Mary Steele Lawler

In today’s show… We meet SciART and 12 Blueprints colour analyst, Mary Steele Lawler of Luminosity in Mississippi. A wonderful storyteller, Mary Steele shares personal and professional insights about colour in a warm climate. Mary Steele’s journey as a colour analyst and upcoming business relaunch (1.27 min) How Mary Steele never stops thinking about colour

Episode 34: A chat with style blogger Jennifer Connolly

In today’s show… We chat with a style blogger with a focus on mature women about Personal Colour Analysis (PCA). Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life tells us of her journey to know her colours through various eras, PCA systems, and results, and shares what sets the SciART system apart. Duration total: 43.30 minutes

Episode 33: Wardrobe Challenges

In today’s show… We discuss our own colour challenges and invite each Season to try activities to flex and strengthen their colour muscles. Christine’s challenge (5.46) Jorunn’s challenge (12.51) Challenges for Winters (30.09) Challenges for Springs (38.37) Challenges for Summers (46.29) Challenges for Autumns (55.23) Challenges for all (66.01) Duration total: 1hr16min Find us on

More Than Meets The Eye (Using Your Colour Fan)

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) Let’s face it:   Learning to use our colour fans to shop for clothes can be… daunting? To say the least. Especially having to overcome an instinct to try matching the item colour with an individual colour in the fan.  We call this “dot matching” – and oh man, can it

Episode 31: Dyed Hair or Going Silver?

In today’s show… We share an honest conversation about the hidden costs of chemical hair colour with a focus on women over 40 and the choice to wear silver hair. This is not an episode about which colour to dye for your Season (covered in Episodes 12-17 under the Podcast tab). It is an episode

Episode 29: Body Image

In today’s show… We speak with nature, professional, and brand photographer, Viktorija Gedrimiene, about her latest venture in boudoir photography. Join us for a candid conversation about the challenges of body image self-perception, the standards that women face, and how seeing ourselves as beautiful can be a first step in healing. Duration total: 39.10 minutes

Episode 28: Men Wearing Colours

In today’s show… We discuss how men’s reasons for having a colour analysis differ from women’s, as does their experience of the process and application of their Season colours. Takeaways for Summer (at 26.06) Takeaways for Springs (at 28.56) Takeaways for Autumns (at 28.56) Takeaways for Winters (at 32.15) Duration total: 45.05 minutes Find us on

Episode 27: Interiors and Weddings

In today’s show… We discuss managing colours for groups of people with different colouring, specifically a family home and a wedding party. Interiors and home decor (0.39 min) Wedding parties and groups (25.50) Duration total: 41.09  minutes. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and on LinkedIn by

To Compare Is To Despair, Or Is It?

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) It’s been intriguing for me to realize there is a pithy piece of wisdom embraced and shared amongst my friends, my like-minded peeps — that always makes me want to say “yes… BUT!” On the one hand, I so agree with the spirit behind those memes on the negatives of

Episode 26: Grays

In today’s show… Our conversation takes a practical approach to shopping for gray for the 4 True Seasons and their 8 Neutral (combination) Seasons. What is ‘neutral gray’? (at 4.05) Is there a gray that goes with everything? (6.50) What are warm and cool gray? (8.07) How do I choose ‘saturated gray’? (9.30 Autumn grays

Episode 25: Using Your Colour Palette

In today’s show… We discuss ways of using your Seasonal colour palette to see colours as they are and make beautiful choices when shopping. Duration total: 53.56 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and at LinkedIn on Christine’s profile page at Christine Scaman. Photo credit: Artem

Episode 24: Jorunn and Christine’s Makeup Hacks

In today’s show… We discuss shortcuts, tips, and tricks for makeup to apply and appear the way we want. Our conversation is informal, with topics generally covered as follows: Lipstick and concealer to avoid ‘resting bitch’ face as per Lisa Eldridge (video link in Show Notes), at 6.14 min Lipliner, at 10.14 min Concealer around

Growing into Bright Winter

by Debi Rushworth (New Brunswick, Canada) I can still remember the elation. The wait was over. The analyst pronounces what we have both seen with our eyes, that I am a Bright Winter. The Luxury drapes have been demonstrated, giving me visual reference on what my colours look like in fabric. …Then what? Maybe it’s just

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 6

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 6 Creating Your Signature Makeup Look Overview Introduction – Light, colour and shape A Statement of Scale – Foundation for Vertical Yang A Statement of Dimension – Contour for Horizontal Yang A Statement of Curve – Blush and Lipstick for Vertical Yin A Statement of Detail – Highlighter and