- Paperback: 177 pages
- Publisher: Madison Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (April 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568330375
- ISBN-13: 978-1568330372
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Color Me Beautiful's Looking Your Best: Color, Makeup and Style Paperback – April 1, 1995
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elaborates on the season-based palette concept and addresse figure problems and image-enhancing wardrobe selection (Miami Herald)
the system has been revamped....and the original "four season" categories based on your natural coloring have been broken down to more specific groups...The new book also has sections on personal style, body enhancement and the power of specific color families. (Jackie White Lexington Herald-Leader)
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There are many copies and reiterations of this book so take care not to buy 2 or 3 of the same info
This book is a great book to understand and enter into the market. I bought the whole series and read them from cover to cover. This is not for the advanced student, but the beginner.
I also think that fashion designers should have a thorough understanding of color theory, which is really not taught that much or well. It is also a very complex subject to learn and understand.
There is hope!!!
if you want to know about Color theory to get even better....
COLOR WORKS, the crafter Guide to Color by Deb Menz
FOR ANYONE who wants to know about Color Theory this test breaks it down so that ANYONE can understand this subject. I learned more about color theory in this book than all others put together because I now "Understand" the concept.
While this book is for the textile artist, ALL artists should get it and is also has cut outs to use when choosing your colour palette whether it be for Fashion Design or Art.
This book is a MUST HAVE!!!!
I've tried the original CMB, and the supposedly new-and-improved methods by Doris Pooser and Leatrice Eisemann. They don't hold a candle to this method of finding your best colors and styles. Instead of three color palettes (Eisemann), four (the original CMB), or six (Pooser), Spillane and Sherlock give us twelve to choose from, and a simple rule for expanding our palettes as designers present new colors. If, like me, you don't fit comfortably in the more limited seasonal/time-of-day systems, you'll find yourself here (people of color are included and well represented).
When you find your best colors, wearing an actual color (instead of the ubiquitous black) makes you look and feel sophisticated, stylish, and au courant. This method even works when you want -- or need -- to blend in or present a conservative image. What a relief, and what a pleasure!
Spillane and Sherlock don't just give advice on finding the best clothes for your figure; they actually include a formula. All you need is a tape measure to figure out your bodyline. Then, just follow their advice, and you're on your way.
Other reviewers have mentioned the outdated illustrations and the crayon-style swatches. The bad news is that books, like styles, go out of date. The good news is that, armed with your favorite Internet search engine; the name of your new, expanded season; and a well-constructed search term (like, say, "cool summer" + swatches), you can find several ways to buy fabric swatches in this expanded seasonal color system. With this book and your fabric swatches in hand, you can't go wrong. And, maybe, if enough people ask for it, they'll publish a new edition of this book, or create a web site where styles and photos can be regularly updated.