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Monday, June 13, 2016

On 7:53:00 AM by Jane Rekas in , , , ,    1 comment
The Components of a Capsule Wardrobe Based on Body Colors:

  • Your HAIR Color Neutrals: you should have at least one jacket, skirt, pair of pants, pair of shoes and bag that matches your hair color
  • Your EYE Color Neutrals: you should have at least one jacket, skirt, pair of pants, pair of shoes and bag that matches your eye color
  • Your METALS: you should have jewelry and clasps etc. in the metals from your palette, which should also match your hair
  • Your DRESSES: you should have at least one dress in your eye color, your essence color, your romantic color and your dramatic color

Capsule Wardrobe

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but don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

On 8:00:00 PM by Jane Rekas in ,    1 comment
A Capsule Wardrobe should include four dresses, in your body colors:
your eye color, your essence, your romantic and your dramatic

Be sure to check out: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4 tabs
but don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane
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See also Purposeful Color

If your style is DRAMATIC

Palette Purpose

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but don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On 9:36:00 AM by Jane Rekas   1 comment
If you are on your phone, please browse the menus.  You will find the following topics:
Seasons » four main seasons and their 12 subseasons
Styles » 6 McJimsey styles
Secondary Styles » 6 styles combined with their secondaries
Secondary Seasons » about secondary influences on season
Refashion » how to refashion your existing wardrobe
Shop Type » recommended stores by type (season)
Shop Style » recommended stores by season

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but don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane

Friday, December 4, 2015

On 8:41:00 AM by Jane Rekas   1 comment
CMAS & Color Profiles Testimonial


You scored yourself 25% Ethereal and 20% Gamine,
but I would use Natural and Romantic:
Dramatic/ TheatricalNatural/ RelaxedExuberant/ Lively/ GamineClassical/ TraditionalRomantic/ SensualYouthful/ Playful/ IngenueEthereal

a=dramatic 5%
b=natural 15%
c=gamine 20%
d=classic 15%
e=romantic 10%
f-ingenue 10%
g=ethereal 25% - note this category is now being removed


The first three questions are your OUTER LINES: Ethereal, Romantic, Gamine

You chose Ethereal height: g- Between 5'3" and 5'7"
*the thing about the height option is that it's got so many overlapping choices it ends up being subjective, but it is really to indicate your pants length
You chose Romantic body type: e- hourglass figure, pear-shaped figure, long legged, slight fleshy, mature, average height to short I agree
You chose Gamine posture: c- alert, perky; stands with hands on hips, rarely static, wiry, energetic
I wouldn't choose Gamine outside lines

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Full Hourglass does Romantic

The next six questions are your INNER LINES: Gamine, Natural, Ethereal

I would actually go with Romantic (or Natural)

Romantic Natural - "Bohemian" is also Romantic with Natural - you may minimize your sensitivity in an effort to be casual, larger yang build but feminine features, keep clothing in scale with your size, follow Romantic guidelines in fabrics, that are comfortable, like velvet, soft woolens and cashmere, avoid tiny details

You chose Gamine head features: c- small, triangular or angled oval; small rounded or pointed chin, small square jawline, "apple" cheeked
You chose Natural eyes: b- average size for face; friendly smiling eyes, approachable Yes
You chose Ethereal eyebrows: g- thin, pale eyebrows could be Gamine or Classic
You chose Ethereal nose: g- delicate; fine boned Natural
You chose Ethereal mouth: g- pale in color, small; flat rather than full lips could be Gamine or Classic
You chose Ethereal hair: g- wispy, long and straight or long and fluffly; silken or 'cloud-like' quality d- medium to light coloring, rarely sharp contrast (often Summer)

Full Hourglass does Natural

A note on Ethereal (Angelic): I am going to be throwing this category out of the quiz

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The next three questions are your COLORING: Romantic, Classic, Gamine (I would choose Romantic)

Your color palette is Spring=Autumn, Summer "Honey Spring Daylilly"

You chose Romantic hair color: e- dark; golden-blonde; red; not likely to let hair go gray or salt and pepper - more likely to dye it
You chose Classic skin:  d- clear; no strong contrast; even toned and textured; if light skin, porcelain quality
You chose Gamine eye color: c- hazel, blue or brown

The final questions are your MANNER: Dramatic 1, Natural 2, Gamine 2, Ingenue 2

These items you know and I cannot evaluate
b- unaffected warmth, talks with hands, suffers from "foot in mouth"
c- alert, direct, casual; "tomboy" quality; quirky; changeable; impish
a- resonant; husky; low, emphatic; deliberate; good voice for radio or theater
f- quick, buoyant, graceful, dancing, light, airy, reflects moods
f- appears young or youthful regardless of age
b- Home is comfortable, cozy and warm -- nothing too formal or "precious"
c- would go crazy working in a cubicle



Body Types (If you are plus size, or your body type is not included, choose what is closest and answer final question on quiz).

Body Shape/Build



Face Shape

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Coloring Overall

Hair Color

Hair color

Skin Color Quality

Skin color

Eye Color

Eye Color (colors expanded from original McJimsey, and remember your eye color may not be your dominant style type)





Voice (you might ask someone else)


Walk/Gestures (again you might ask someone else)

Age Appearance


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Dominant Expression

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I am the great granddaughter of Willi Aeppli a Waldorf educator with Rudolf Steiner, color and temperament philosopher. I began my main blog, EXPRESSING YOUR TRUTH, "critical thoughts on all things season and type" 5/26/11, where I also have a collection of other quizzes. I started my EYT Forums when I became a Color Me a Season CMAS trainee. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotist, and Reiki Master.

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