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Aug 03

There are Suits, and There are Suits

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In Paul Fussell’s book “UNIFORMS;  Why You Are What You Wear” he points out that a power suit has the same power as the military uniform of a top ranking Admiral or General. Warning:  Power Dressing in the US Senate and elsewhere has deteriorated dramatically since Fussell published his book! My own former Senator John Warner was what he …

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Jul 21

Kim Kardashian – Color Tip

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REMINDER:  There are two colors that should never be worn together:  red and yellow. It elicits a fast food image and isn’t terribly classy. The best color lipstick to wear when wearing yellow garments is a red violet. The blue undertones of the red-violet color harmonize with the yellow. Only red-violet lipstick (or orchid tones) …

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May 16

COLOR ME CORRECTLY, PLEASE – Book Launch

This is the book the fashion, makeup and image industries do not want you to read. This ebook was years in the making and based on thirty years hands-on and in-depth research. Social biologists have proven that everything you do and every decision you make is based on primitive instincts, relating to survival, including the …

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Apr 04

You Don’t Know What You Look Good In

Sociobiologists tell us that buried deep inside us, we all have compelling urges related to survival. Nearly everything we do and every decision we make is related to these survival instincts. It’s in our DNA. You think you choose colors that make you look good. You think you choose what you wear based on the …

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Mar 31

Sartorial Sins

Suit, tie & shirt combinations

President, Obama, President Clinton, Prince Albert:  please take note that you’ve broken one of the most sacred sartorial rules. One of the the main items, shirt/suit/tie, must have a pattern. To wear three solids, is unimaginative, particularly when all three items are in dark shades. Of the three men, President Clinton comes the closest to …

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Jan 08

BUSINESS CASUAL / Brand Yourself Classy

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If your company has a business casual policy, you might wish to limit how far you “dress down” if you want to protect your valuable visual brand.  With the popularity of business shirts in windowpane plaids, it’s possible to look dressed down even when wearing a tie. The plaid shirt above looks informal, but it has …

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Sep 29

Ann Romney: Bright Cool Colors are Better

Image Consultant Sandy Dumont discusses Ann Romney's Color Choices

Ann Romney looks ravishing in red! But It’s time she realized she can’t wear a full spectrum of colors, even though she may like them all. We all love colors that don’t love us back in the mirror. Ann needs to put herself in the hands of a very good image consultant. And not one …

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Sep 04

Who Looks Good in a Grey Suit?

Color and style of businessmen analyzed

Grey is a popular suit color for businessmen. One reason is because it is neutral. Another is that It’s not intimidating, like black can sometimes be. It’s also not as formal as navy blue, so it’s thought of as a good everyday suit color. Nearly every man has a grey suit. But should he? Which …

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May 10

CAMEL: Beloved – but not in the mirror…

Colr and style for men's jackets analyzed by Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect.

Camel, tan, brown, khaki – no matter what you call it, this color shouldn’t be worn by anyone with greying hair. First of all, the two colors are jarring when seen together. Secondly, this color very often makes the skin look yellow as well as very washed out. Check it out in the mirror. Put …

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Feb 02

Image Consultants Advice: Look Extraordinary, not Ordinary

Before & After Images of Female Business Executives

Looking for a job? Hoping to get promoted?  Want to get noticed by that special someone?  It won’t happen if your style is “basic” and you look like everyone else. Don’t buy into outdated information that tells you to wear a conservative suit and accessories. In today’s economy, we want a self starter; someone who …

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