Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Bronze Autumn Returns

My colour and style journey is very much parallel with that is going on in my spiritual/life journey.  In many respects, I love the idea of being the 'eternal student', always learning, always experimenting.  However, there is a saying that 'when the student is ready, the teacher will come.'  David Zyla is perhaps one of most influential stylists of his time.  His knowledge base on colour theory, palettes and archetypes is really extraordinary.  If you haven't read his book 'Color Your Style', it truly is a 'must read'.  I was very honored to get a personal response from David once when I was trying to discover my season.  He commented to one of my posts a while back:

"Hi. You are indeed a Bronze Autumn, Renata! Thanks again for all of your support of The Color of Style! Best, David". - David Zyla

I really value colour analysis and authors that help us discover our best selves.  I have put it on my bucket list to have an official color consultation with David one day.  I feel like I could learn so much from him!  In the meantime, I am very excited to be embracing the Bronze Autumn colour palette.  I wanted to create a classic 'diva' look that I feel embraces the Bronze Autumn colour palette.

I wanted to create a look that really represented the 'bronzed' look.  I used a concealer from Pacifica that is medium-warm toned.  I then applied a golden based CC cream from Arbonne.  On my eyes, I used MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow, Coffee eyeliner and smudged the upper lashline with Smut eyeshadow, creating a subtle smokey look. The blush shade was a key choice, as it needed to have that golden/bronze glow.  I decided to go with Sunbasque by MAC.  For the lips, I also used a MAC shade - 'Taupe'.  Taupe lipstick is such a beautiful shade for bronze autumns, as it really does say 'divine diva' but in a subtle and chic way.  It's a reddish-brown toned lipstick that really plays up the rest of the bronze autumn palette.  In fact, I'm almost positive that it would be one of my romantic shades.  I am wearing a warm teal sweater in this photo as well, it's part of my palette as well.  If you haven't read David Zyla's 'Color Your Style', reading his suggestions for finding your best colours will be very helpful in your own personal journey.  I feel very blessed to feel so good in my own skin and a lot of that is Thanks to the 'Color Your Style' book and to David taking the time to respond to one of my posts.  Thanks David - I really admire that the world has such an awesome 'color warrior'!!!


Anonymous said...

These colors look lovely on you. I have David Zyla's book, but I haven't quite figured out my colors yet. I'm somewhere in the summer/winter scheme of things.

Renata said...

Thank you so much!!!