Red Alert

 

Bill Blass once said: “WHEN IN DOUBT WEAR RED.”

 

And on Valentine’s Day we indeed see it everywhere.  But is it right for you?

 

YES.  Of course it is but not all red is for everyone…

 

When I do a color analysis for my clients I make sure they all get their best neutrals, both light colors and dark colors.  They know which metals are right for their skin tone. They know their “wow” colors and they know what RED is the right red for them.

 

 

Every woman can wear red but the spectrum is significant.

 

 

 

We have to start with your skin tone.  Are you warm or are you cool?

 

If you have warm skin are warm red is best for you.  If you are cool cool complected then it’s a cool red.  If you mix this up, I’m afraid to say it can suck the life out of you.  Yikes!  So how do you know? Take a look at the color wheel:

 

 

Do the colors on top look best on you or the colors on the bottom?

 

If you aren’t sure start by determining if you are warm or cool.  See the four models below.  Can you see how cool colors would look best on these two women and warm colors on the next two?

 

 

Cool

 
If you are cool you have pink or blue undertones. In general the colors in the lower half of the color wheel are best for you.  

 

Red is shown on the warm half of the color wheel.  By mixing red with pink, purple or blue you end up with a cooler shade of red. 

 

Once you know your right red, it is also a helpful tip when thinking about your rouge and lipstick colors.

 

 

 

Warm

 

If you are warm you have yellow undertones. In general the colors in the upper half of the color wheel are best for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun with it!  Play around and experiment and let us know if red, fuchsia or burgundy is the right red for you. 

 

Cyber Monday with Cyndy Porter!

Cyndy’s Cyber Monday Special!

cyber monday Cyndy Porter Success thru StyleHave you noticed I’ve changed my services a bit?  I’m excited to offer a wide range of services to reach a bigger audience!  One new addition is an affordable, monthly workshop for anyone looking to start building a powerful personal brand or stay updated through the seasons. Success thru Style is currently only available to women local to the DMV area.  

Today you can get it for $50 off only $45.

Currently, there are spots open for December and January, but I want to accommodate everyone who wants to take advantage of my Cyber Monday special.  If you can’t attend December 15 or January 7,  sign up anyway by clicking here and we will find a date that works for you.  

  • PrintLearn to dress in a way that keeps you looking amazing over the holidays!

  • Start the new year knowing how to look your best every day.

  • Learn to have a closet full of clothes that you love.

  • Save time getting dressed and know you always look great.

Click here to sign up today for Cyndy’s Cyber Monday Special.

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?

Do you have a new year’s resolution?  I know a lot of people who have chucked their list of resolutions and instead have adopted one word which will be their mantra for the year. Me too.  Yes, I want to lose ten pounds, I want to be more organized, I want to exercise more, grow my business, etc., etc.  But when I thought about what one word encapsulates the change I want to occur in 2016 it is INTENTIONAL.  I love this word.  I use it in my business.  I’ve been teaching how to create an Intentional Image for years.  Now it’s time to live an intentional life.  What does this mean?  No more shiny objects.  I will plan my life and stick to my plan.

The following are my intentions for how I will spend my time and run my business:

  • I am opening up my Essence of YOU Facebook group to the world. It has been just for my clients and it is underutilized.  If you are one of my clients that emails and texts me with images and style questions, please keep them coming but post them in the group.  That is one benefit of the group learning and sharing on a case base case basis, together. I plan to post daily and provide unique content in that group so please follow, share and recommend it to your friends.
  • I will be taking Sundays off to spend dedicated time for myself and my family.
  • I will be checking my email, phone and texts twice a day, if you would like to talk to me, please leave me a detailed message and I will call you back within 24 hours.
  • I no longer carry a line of clothes.  I have gone brand neutral. I am on a mission to help my clients NEVER PAY RETAIL – unless it is something very special.  I am doing online shopping for my clients and it is turning out to be an amazing experience.My workshops are now a one day experience and they will be held quarterly. The next one is February 20th. I still have space so if this is on your list for 2016, give me a call.
  • I am doing many more individual consultations.
  • I am speaking more.
  • I am working with companies of all sizes to help their employee’s create a personal brand, dress that brand, look their best – Create an Intentional Image.
  • I will continue with Socialize with Style the first Saturday of most months. The next one with be Saturday, March 5. I will be introducing my new program called Your Style Formula. I hope you can make it.
  • I will be organizing some special events including a Consignment Shop Hop and a retreat in Ocean City.
  • I will continue to create compelling headshots and professional portraits.  I have a new Frequent Headshots program to make it more affordable to have headshots taken often. Changing your profile picture is the best way to get noticed online and if you have a professional headshot to grab attention it will help grow your business. So jump onboard the Frequent Flyer program.

Wow.  What a fun year this will be.  I am excited to share it with you.

Lots of Free New Stuff

I am excited for the relaunch of my website www.cyndyporter.com. Please check it out and leave me feedback here:  https://www.cyndyporter.com/contact/

With the release of my new website, I will be blogging weekly and occasionally vlogging.  As long as you subscribe you will receive my  blog/vlog, The Style Conversation. Please participate, ask questions, post opinions and engage in a dialogue on the value of self expression and communication through creating a personal brand, dressing that brand and feeling the results of knowing you look your personal best every day.

New subscribers will get my free ebook: What’s Your Style?

What’s Your Style: The Importance of Perception and Communication When Dressing your Brand which includes a quick, fun 8 question quiz which will help you learn your personal style.

What else is new??? in additional to Socialize with Style, my free monthly event for women to sip mimosas, learn about style and socialize with other women, I will be hosting a free online look assessment called The Tuesday Touch-Up.  Call in and get feedback on your look of the day and learn from feedback given to others.  Click here to learn more about the The Tuesday Touch-up.

Enjoy the E-Book, attend Socialize with Style, attend The Tuesday Touch-up and you are sure to take your personal style to the next level.

Please check out my new website and stay tuned for the next Style Conversation.

Affectionately,

Cyndy Porter

June 15 Essence of You Image and Style Workshop

 

I still have a few spaces left for my next Essence of You Image and Style workshop which will be held Saturday June 15 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at my home studio in McLean, VA.

The Essence of You Image and Style Workshop begins by helping you create your IMAGE PROFILE that defines how you want to present yourself to the world. You’ll learn to identify your artful components – features, shapes, lines, contrast, texture, color and body proportions. These elements are then used to express and complement your personality, lifestyle, profession and values. Selecting the best hair style, makeup, wardrobe and accessories further refine and enhance your look. The process is fun and empowering: when you feel confident abouthow you look, your approach the work with greater self-esteem. Read more