Tuesday, June 24, 2014

COOL or WARM - What are you?

Choosing which colours to wear can often be confusing as each season you feel pressured to wear colours that are in fashion, regardless of whether they really suit you or not.

Rather than slavishly following fashion, it is more important to wear colours that best flatter you, making you appear vibrant and youthful with that wow factor.

White or cream?

Whether we fit into the warm-based or the cool-based category is determined by our skin, eyes and hair colour. If you change the colour of your hair dramatically then yes, it can change the colours that best suit you.

Look at your wrist under bright sunlight (this will not work under artificial light).

If you have visible pink in your skin, you are a cool-based person. If, on the other hand, you have visible yellow in your skin, you are a warm-based person.

Another way of telling is to sit in front of a mirror, without make-up, and place a piece of white fabric over your clothes, up to your neck. How does your face look? Is it flushed, tired, drawn? Or does it shine and look more alive?

Then place a piece of cream fabric up to your face. How does this make your face look? Do you look better or worse than with the white colour?

If the white suits you better, you are a cool-based person. If, however, the cream suits you better, you are a warm-based person. I have never met a person that suits both white and cream; it is always one or the other,

Cool or warm?

If you are cool-based, you will then be either a summer or a winter person. If you are warm-based, you will be either spring or autumn.

You can, of course, be a combination of the two cool colours and be able to wear both summer and winter colours. And of course a warm--based person could suit both spring and autumn colours. But you will not suit, say, summer and spring, as one is cool-based and the other is warm-based.

Think about what colours you are wearing when others comment on how great you look. Coversely, if you hear people say that you look tired or flushed, then perhaps you are not wearing a flattering colour.

Certain colours flatter specific colour types, making your face look healthier and more vibrant, while other colours can make you appear tired and your skin dull or flushed.

Excerpt from my bestselling book BEAUTIFUL YOU (no part of this can be reproduced with my prior written permission). To read more click here http://www.denysesaunders.com/books.html

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Monday, June 23, 2014


What is so exciting today about being in our 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s is that we are ageless. By that I mean it is hard to tell a woman’s exact age today because we all look so young! Wow how fabulous is that! Never before have women looked and felt so good!

Ageless  comes from having our hair styled  how we like and what actually suits us rather than have to have it cut short because we are over 40 or not wear makeup except a little powder because we are now considered older. 

Now more than ever women can be true to their inner and outer self by wearing makeup that enhances their natural good looks, having hair styled to suit our lifestyle, face shape and hair texture and most importantly wear what clothes we really like and flatter our particular feminine silhouette rather than be dictated to by fashion or our age.

I prefer Coco Chanel’s, the greatest fashion designer of all time and first designer to free women from the bondage of long, full dresses, analogy about clothes, “fashion fades but style is forever!”  If you think and dress like this you will always be ageless and stylish!

There are so many different looks today that no one needs to follow fashion slavishly, in fact that looks tasteless and generally unflattering as none of us look like the models in magazines or the on the catwalk (not even them) so why bother trying.

Being ageless means finding your style and staying with that look from top-to-toe–for instance do you prefer a rocker look, casual, glam, dressy, sporty or classic? Are you a jeans kind of girl or a high shoe and dresses woman? What colours do you really love wearing and always elicit positive comments when you do? What shape best flatters your lovely silhouette, is it soft and floaty or nipped-in and structured at the waist?

Go through your wardrobe and discard everything that does not flatter you, flick through some clothes racks in stores that you love to obtain ideas about creating your unique ageless style.

BE the BEST that YOU can BE!
Denyse Saunders

Gorgeous Ageless Women
1.     Jane Fonda
2.     Meryl Streep
3.     Helen Mirren
4.     Jamie Lee Curtis
5.     Marcia Cross
6.     Julianne Moore
7.     Michelle Pfieffer