Thursday, April 27, 2006

Feel the Fashion! A Report on Color and What it Means For You!

Fashion today is much much more than just ridiculously priced designer clothing, dangerously pointy shoes and pants so low they show your hoo-hah.

And it isn't just about cocaine binges, celebrity sightings, anorexia and snide remarks either!


Fashion today is about color as much as anorexia, so we here at Random_Speak have provided a brief tutorial on how you too can make color work for you!

How to Determine Your Skin Tone
Use this handy guide to determine which season most accurately describes your skin tone. People can usually be divided into various "seasons" as well as the more traditional and arbitrary social castes based on their complexions.

1. "Winter" skin tones are usually terribly pale with blue undertones, which means that people with winter complexions are usually tech geeks or corpses. The skin can be pale white, blueish white, pinkish white or translucent. Winter people are generally quite sickly and don't venture outdoors very often. People with Winter complexions should avoid wearing too much black.

2. "Summer" skin tones, just like winter complexions, have pale skin, but generally with pinkish undertones. Those with a summer complexion usually have creamy complexions, blue eyes and light hair that comes straight from the bottle. Summer people will frequently go to tanning booths, so their skin gets a bit leathery after a while, and they should avoid wearing gold lamé

3. "Autumn" skin tones are usually creamy white with golden undertones. Natural redheads and brunettes with brown eyes would be placed in this category. The redheads will tend to burn and peel horribly, while the brunettes will tends toward acne. Unfortunately, Autumn people are not fashionable this season, but they should still avoid flourescent colors regardless.

4. "Spring" skin tones are usually a creamy whitish peach with golden undertones, often with light brown hair and far too many freckles than one generally likes to have. Spring people occasionally have an alarming tendency to sport pigtails, and should avoid colors from the 1970s, like avocado and burnt orange.

No one can really tell the real difference between summer and winter complexions, let alone autumn from spring. They all seem to look sort of pasty white, so it can be a bit difficult to choose the right colors for clothing to flatter your complexion. Most experts recommend cutting out patches of colored fabric and gluing them to your face for a day to try them out; the more horrified the public reaction, the less likely that those colors will work for you.


Anonymous Kate said...

I feel that my personal skin season is "rainy." Or maybe "monsoon."

9:52 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

What's wrong with showing your hoo-ha ?

6:02 AM  
Blogger Juliabohemian said...

I'm an autumn! I wonder if that's why it's my favorite time of the year? It's probably a coincidence. I tend to wear earth tones anyway. Thanks!

3:35 AM  
Blogger L said...

Kate: my personal season seems to be "hurricane"

Mr. Fabulous: showing your hoo-ha should really be done in the proper context, I think :)

Juliabohemian: as long as you avoid flourescent colors...

11:11 PM  
Blogger glomgold said...

I am quite certain my skin tone has been dubbed "yellow".

7:22 PM  
Blogger L said...

glomgold: mine is "translucent" :)

11:24 PM  

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