A huge part of being a leader of a nation, a company or a movement, is dressing the part. The role of leader is instantly attributed to people who look and act like leaders because what you wear tells other people how to treat you. So, if you want to be treated like a leader, then dress like a leader!Read more
The colour personalities – Spring-linked, Summer-linked, and so on, are based on psychological profiling methods taken directly from Carl Jung, Myers-Briggs and Keirsey. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. If you’re really interested, then read ‘Gifts Differing’ by Isabel Briggs Myers. Her description of the difference between introverts and extraverts totally saved me from impending brain failure and helped me understand my own personality!
Style personality is totally from the world of image and colour, although before Scott Cornwall sends me a grumpy email, I need to include the world of hair here too! There are loads of different approaches around and I have used virtually all of them over the years. At one time, we had about 73,000. Well, it certainly seemed like it at the time! The problem is that the more ‘types’ there are, the more chance your client’s eyes will glaze over as you blether on describing each one.Read more
Bill took us on a shopping trip to one of the big department stores and he told me, “Try this on. It’s perfect for your shape.” It was a short, black bolero-shaped cardigan in the softest lambswool I had ever felt. The minute I put it on, I felt like I had found the real me. I couldn’t stop staring at myself in the mirror and Bill had to shout at me to keep up as the rest of the group were moving on to another department.
By the way, I’ve still got that brilliant cardigan all these years later. Even if I never wear it again, I will always keep it to remind me of the day I found myself.
Did you notice?
Not once did Bill give me a style personality title. He told other people on the course that they were a Dramatic or a Classic or whatever, but not me. Why? I asked him this years later and he told me that my particular personality type couldn’t give a monkey’s uncle about titles so there was no point!Read more
How a ‘proper’ Personal Style consultation finally sorted me out!
32 years ago I finally discovered which colours to wear and which ones made me look ill. Colour analysis was still in its infancy in the UK and it had taken 3 whole years to work out that I really was an absolute Winter.
During that time I had been mis-diagnosed as a Spring (long story, I’ll tell you another time) and had then proceeded to terrorise the locals by wearing a light mink suit, light peach blouse, brown accessories, peach lipstick and – God help me – I’d even dyed my hair a delicious copper colour into the bargain.
In 1983, someone who’d actually been on one of the first organised training courses showed me that I was definitely a Winter and it’s been plain sailing with colour from then on. But I wanted more.Read more
In ‘What to wear to a special event part 1’ we asked, “What sort of special event is it?” and if you’ve received a ‘proper invitation’ then we’ve already discussed exactly what to wear. In Part 2 we looked at the colours to wear if you haven’t received such an informative missive. Now we’re going to look at how to dress for your personality type.
Dress your personality – So what if an actual dress just isn’t your thing? Before you ditch the frock, consider who you are. Here are two aspects of your personality to take into account.Read more