Dress up as a type or season

We all dress up, not just on Halloween.  It’s my theory that many of dressed in our secondary before finding out our type* or season.  Or we may try all of the colors and styles, in our journey before having a system to use.

I really wanted to be a punk in college, because I was such a pretend prep in high school.

Halloween 1984

Awhile back, I dressed up in the four season/types:

I’ve also tried on clothes, styles and colors, virtually.

How to make Photoshop Paperdolls, I also do these for others.

*Authors that use type


… but hey, don’t listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH!
Jane

CELEBRITY: Nicola Berti


 I received this email from a reader of my main blog,

Question: “Hi Jane,

I’m among the silent follower of your blogs since last year, and in amaze on what you have achieve.

For the time being, I’m doing a personal research about men, using celebrities from around the world as examples. And your materials helped me a lot, especially after CT’s DYT and copyright infringement controversy. Well, somehow and sometimes determining a man’s type is not easy since many of them are blended. Including Nicola Berti.

Who is Nicola Berti ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9s3TxABeIo
http://www.nicolaberti.altervista.org/home.html ( 100% Italian )
http://www.nicolaberti.altervista.org/inter.html
http://www.nicolaberti.altervista.org/nazionale.html
http://www.internazionale.fr/forums/index.php?showtopic=8668
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOvbUOnKFbI
http://www.inter.it/en/news/45304

What do you think his type is ? I saw Type 1 and Type 4. Classic body with Gamine face. He is being portrayed as an extrovert, with sunny personality and amiable person. Type 1/4 or Type 4/1 or actually a Type 3 ?

Thank you

Dream High”


“Nicola Berti (born 14 April 1967, in Salsomaggiore Terme) is an Italian former footballer whose career spanned three decades. He was a tackling midfielder known for his stamina who was regarded as a linchpin for Internazionale and the Italy national football team during the late 1980s and the early 1990s.”

 


Answer:  There are several ways to explore this question.  The first is according to the four types and secondaries, the second is according to style and the third is according to Season (although this was not part of the question as asked).

Men by Type

So is Nicola a Type 1/4 or 4/1? Or could he be a 3?  My very first impression of him is that he is a T4, due to his dark coloring and striking smile and rectangular shape of his face.  But that certainly could be his secondary.  He definitely looks extroverted, which indicates T1 or T3 are likely to be strong for him.  The thing is, if you google him, there are no pictures of him in T3 earth tones and I can’t see him looking good in them.  He does have a very strong nose and deep coloring.  He could be mistaken to have smile lines, but they are really dimples lines, which I believe at T4.   His smile goes up on the corners.  So I would say we are dealing with T1, not T3.  A somewhat better argument could be made for 1/4 than 4/1, b/c he appears so jovial.

Style for Men

So is Nicola a Classic or Gamine man?  I would say across the board that he is more Classic.  While the T1 in him is youthful, it doesn’t overpower his Italian class.

Color Analysis for Men

So what season would Nicola be?  Again, I led with thinking Winter, b/c if you have read All Your Winning Colors, Italians are generally Winters, or at least that is strong in their combination.  I think an argument could be made for Vital Spring (or Clear/Bright/Striking Spring), which is someone with the coloring of Winter but the personality of Spring.

 

CELEBRITY: Julie Bowen

I’m rewatching LOST and forgot that Julie Bowen, of Modern Family, was Jack’s wife on LOST.  So that made me notice her gorgeous, gold eyes.

Date of Birth: March 3, 1970

German, Irish, Welsh, English

 

Julie Bowen’s eye

Julie’s profile

Julie is a GLORIOUS SPRING — (Spring – Autumn, aka Warm Spring) red to light blonde red or yellow blonde, with freckled skin.  Hair has glassy quality.  Skin tone has yellow undertone.  Eyes may be blue, aqua, turquoise, golden green, yellow brown or hazel.  Eyes may contain orange or wine.

She may also be a “Spring-Autumn Gold” from AYWC.

 

CELEBRITY: Meghan Trainor

What season is Meghan Trainor, who sings the body positive song, “All About the Bass“?

Meghan Trainor

From Ethnicelebs:”Birth Name: Meghan Elizabeth Trainor

Place of Birth: Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S

Date of Birth: December 22, 1993 (She is a Capricorn with Aries moon, Rising unknown)

Ethnicity: Irish, Polish, French

Meghan Trainor is an American singer. She was born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gary and Kelly Trainor. She grew up with a musical family, and has been writing songs since she was 11 years old. When she was 13, her parents bought her a computer so that she could produce her own songs. The family later moved to Hyannis, MA so that Trainor and her two brothers, Ryan and Justin, could attend Nauset Regional High School in nearby North Eastham.”

Meghan is a bit of a challenge.  She seems to want to present a Spring image – youthful, playful, blonde.  But first off, it’s hard to tell if she is naturally blonde or not (and I was unable to find any pics where she was not blonde). Also, her voice doesn’t feel Spring to me.  I also can’t find a good pic of her profile, but I think her nose is a bit more Autumn than Spring, no?


“Hunter Hayes Storm Warning” Cover by Meghan Trainor

So let’s she, what are the possibilities?

  • She could be: PASTEL SPRING — like Taylor Swift??  Appearance: (Spring mixed with Summer, aka Light Spring) Hair coloring: light brown or ash blonde hair, platinum, honey blonde or taupe, or salt and pepper grey.   Not all Pastel Springs stay blond. Eyes are blue, green or hazel, grey or brown with a wide band around rim of iris.  Skin tone is often light pink peach, or may have a slight green cast.
  • She doesn’t seem warm enough to be: GLORIOUS SPRING — (Spring – Autumn, aka Warm Spring) red to light blonde red or yellow blonde, with freckled skin.  Hair has glassy quality.  Skin tone has yellow undertone.  Eyes may be blue, aqua, turquoise, golden green, yellow brown or hazel.  Eyes may contain orange or wine.

  • She could also be: SUNSHINE SUMMER — like Dolly Parton!   Appearance (Summer – Spring) golden blonde highlights in light ash brown hair, dun color, or slight tinge of red.  It is possible that their hair will darken to medium brown.  They are the most believable blond, even dyed.  A touch of yellow may be in the eye pattern, but generally more blue than green (will not look turquoise like spring).  Eyes will most often be blue (maybe green), possibly have transparency of summer, with Spring’s twinkle (and possibly a touch of yellow).  Skin tone has blue undertone, may also have Spring’s yellow overtone, creating a light green cast.

  • Could she be: GENTLE AUTUMN — like Mischa Barton?  Appearance: This type often has metallic quality to their hair (light brown or light blonde, even reddish blonde, “rose red,” or silver-grey). The Gentle type has a light hair coloring. Oval, diamond, triangular or even round face shape possible.  Eyes are blue, blue-grey, hazel, green or light brown.  Skin tone has undertones of amber and blue, may appear coppery.  Skin is often lighter than other Autumns.
Meghan’s Eye

Her eyes actually seem lymphatic or crackled glass, with somewhat wide band, and then a bit of warmth around the pupil.  This sounds most like the Sunshine Summer eye, actually.

 

Her face actually reminds me of Kelly Osbourne’s a bit.  Her face is pear or triangular, which is an Autumn element.

Kelly Osbourne

But Kelly’s eye is much more Autumn.

But she also reminds me a bit of Romola Garai as well.

Romola Garai

Meghan’s eye is closer to Romola’s.

Romola’s Eye

Ignoring her accent, listen to Romola’s voice.

Distinguishing Seasons

NOTES: Keeping in mind that the Ingenue is a young or shorter Romantic (or Classic), and the Gamine is a young or shorter Dramatic (or Natural). /  Many people are also living in their secondary season, energetically, with color and design. / Click on the pics to go to the makeup lists for each season.

ABSOLUTE SPRING –  [personality description]

The STRIKING SPRING (Spring-Winter) looks somewhat like a Firelight Winter.  They can be Classic or Dramatic with the addition of being Creative, which is more fun and flirty, than the Dramatic style of a Winter.  Sometimes a Striking Spring will think they are an Autumn in terms of personality, not understanding the strong duality of their nature.  They may also think they are a Summer because they appear soft without the right makeup on, and both Spring and Winter are caring, when combined this may feel like the Phlegmatic nurturing quality.   [spring-winter personality description]

Interestingly, at 12 Blueprints it is noted that Bright Spring and Soft Summer have some similarities.

 

The GLORIOUS SPRING (Spring-Autumn) looks very close to an Golden Autumn, and these two are the hardest to discern between, and they can actually share the most between palettes.  They may be Classic, Natural or Romantic.   [spring-autumn personality description]

The PASTEL SPRING (Spring-Summer) looks somewhat like a Summer and compares a little to a Golden Autumn.  They may be Classic, Natural or Romantic.  Because they are not the life of the party, they may not identify as much with the Spring characteristics.  They may identify as a Summer because they have shut some of their energy down. [spring-summer personality description]
The SUNSHINE SUMMER (Summer-Spring) looks somewhat like Spring.  They can be Natural, Romantic or Classic  She compares somewhat to Gentle Autumn.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  [summer-spring personality description]
The MOONLIGHT SUMMER (Winter-Summer) looks somewhat like a Winter, and may get misclassified as one. They can be Romantic or Classic, but not contrasting enough to be Dramatic.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  summer-winter [personality description]
The INDIAN SUMMER (Summer-Autumn) looks somewhat like an Autumn, but is nothing like one, though she may compare to a Gentle Autumn perhaps.  They may be Classic or Natural.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  [summer-autumn personality description]

Interestingly, at 12 Blueprints it is noted that Bright Spring and Soft Summer have some similarities.

 

ABSOLUTE AUTUMN —   [personality description]

The GOLDEN AUTUMN (Autumn-Spring, or red haired Absolute Autumn) looks a lot like a Glorious Spring, as these two are the hardest to tell apart.  They may be Creative Natural (sporty) or Alluring Classic.  [autumn-spring personality description]
The GENTLE AUTUMN (Autumn-Summer) looks somewhat like an Indian Summer or a Pastel Spring.  Their style may be Natural, Classic or Romantic (soft, not lacy).  Some Autumn women will misidentify themselves as a Summer, because they have been socialized to be less brusque.  [autumn-summer personality description]
The STRIKING AUTUMN (Autumn-Winter) may look somewhat like a Sunset Winter, and they may be misidentified as a Winter because they are not indicated to dress Natural, like other Autumns.  They may be Exotic Dramatic or Creative Classic.  [autumn-winter personality description]
ABSOLUTE WINTER — [personality description]

The FIRELIGHT WINTER (Winter-Spring) looks somewhat like a Striking Spring, but with more poise and elegance.  Their style may be Alluring Romantic or Creative Classic.  Sometimes a Firelight Winter will think they are an Autumn in terms of personality, not understanding the extreme duality of their energy.  [winter-spring personality description]

The SNOWFROST WINTER (Winter-Summer) looks somewhat like a Moonlight Summer.  Their style will be Alluring Romantic or Classic.  Some Winter-Summers may be dressing more Summer because they are uncomfortable with the attention they expect to receive if they dress with more contrast. [winter-autumn personality description]

The SUNSET WINTER (Winter-Autumn) looks somewhat like a Striking Autumn.  They may dress in Elegant Classic or Exotic Dramatic style. [winter-summer personality description]

 

SOURCE: Bernice Kentner, CMAS material