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Express Yourself With Colors
Feeling troubled over what color to wear? What color makes you look good? Well,
fashion is all about you. What you choose to wear every morning tells a lot
about you and how you felt that day. Even your little handbag carries a little
Mixing and matching is a personal choice, you create your very own style!
Well, let's get to understand and have fun with colors
A popular color in Fashion. Light and neutral, it goes well with any color.
Considered a summer color, a good choice for tops. Always have some in your
wardrobe. It readily matches bottoms of any color; a pair of blue denim jeans,
Khakis pants, a gray skirt, a bright colorful beach bermudas? You name it!
Associated with cleanliness and purity, innocence and gentleness..., it gives
you a feeling of freedom and uncluttered openness. Women just always look that
lovely in their snowy white wedding gown, don't they?
Tips: add a little touch of white to brighten or lighten up your mood Eg. a
white tank top with blue denim jean, white cotton jacket over a hot pink velour
smocked baby doll dress or a simply all white for a simple breezy look
A popular color in Fashion, always stylish and never out of trend
A good choice for bottoms. Directly opposite of white, it readily matches tops
of any colors. Nonetheless, it is also a popular choice for tops, making the
wearer appearing slimmer. A great complementary color for accessories like a
pink sparkling evening bag, a diamond necklace...
A mysterious color, it gives you a feeling of perspective and depth.
Symbolizing elegance and refinement, it is always regarded as a prestigious
Tips: pair up black with other dark colors for an attractive mature look Eg. a
brown wool button front cardigan with black pinstripe bootcut pants, gray tweed
cropped blazer with black stretch pintuck pencil skirt
An expressive color extensively use in Fashion.
Most visible and lively of all colors, it creates attraction and excitement.
The wearer naturally portraits an image of excitable, energetic, enthusiasm and
confidence. Nonetheless, it also suggests an erotic feeling, a lady in red?
A physically inspiring color often associated with vitality and ambition, love
Tips: pair up red with colors within the red family itself for various moods
Eg. a red retro style tee with maroon pleated skirt, hot pink cotton v-neck
tank with red fleece collegiate mini skirt
A color commonly use in Casual Fashion.
Similar to red, it creates attraction and excitement. However it suggests a
more fun and sunshine mood. The wearer tends to bring about amusing cheeriness
to the group. Usually liked by those who embrace changes.
The color of sunshine, often associated with joy, liveliness and optimism.
Tips: pair up yellow with dark or lucid cool colors for a striking youthful
look Eg. a yellow ruched halter top with black wool full skirt, yellow roll
edge t-shirt with turquoise polka dot tiered mini skirt
A popular color liked by most
Emotionally opposite of red & yellow, it brings about a very soothing &
relaxing feel, pleasant to the eyes. Naturally refreshing in mood, it's a good
choice for daytime wear.
The color of summer skies and the sea, often associated with calmness,
affection, idealism and inspiration.
Tips: match blue with white for a refreshing and sporty look Eg. a bright blue
cotton v-neck hoodie with white stretch cotton studded pants, white terry track
jacket with pale blue faded jean
A feminine color for girls
Similar to blue, it's soothing and pleasant to the eyes. Naturally sweet in
mood, it has a lasting girly appeal. Girls in pink tend to portrait a very
sweet & pleasant image, always attractive to the guys.
The color of cotton candy, often associated with warm, everlasting affection
& tender love
Tips: add a little pink to bring out the feminine touch Eg matching your black
satin strapless sash dress with a pink crocodile clutch, pink collar tee with
black stretched cotton cropped pant
Well, there are simply too many colors if I were to go on. I believe you should
now have a feel of how matching of colors can be of so much fun? In simple,
just play by the color rules:
1. Stick to one color (all white, blue, red...)
2. Hot goes with cool (match yellow with green or blue not with red "it might
be too hot!")
3. Use neutral colors to draw the looks together (white, gray, beige and black
are good neutral colors)
4. Play around with color of the same family (pink with maroon, sky blue with
Remember, you create your very own style. Have fun!
Determine Your Color Profile & Palette
The concept of a color profile is
nothing new. For decades women have paid lots of money to have their "colors
done" - to find out whether they were a "Spring", "Summer", "Winter" or
"Autumn". Unfortunately, there were a number of unscrupulous (or in some cases,
simply inept) "consultants" who classified people incorrectly. In fact, I have
an aunt who had her "colors done" three different times one year and each time
she was told that she was a different season.
Ultimately, she decided that her
"color palette" was determined more by the products the consultant wanted to
sell than by any real sense of esthetics, and was put off by the concept of
color profiles from then on. It's a shame really, because there is truth to the
theory of "Seasonal Archetypes" and "Color Profiles". The trouble was that the
old method of using Seasonal Archetypes was often complicated and confusing.
Too often, this resulted in someone who wasn't sufficiently practiced
mistakenly categorizing someone with the wrong color palette.
Today, the methodology is much
simpler and clearer. Instead of "Winters", "Springs", "Summers" and "Autumns",
we have "Silvers" and "Golds". The categories are named, obviously, for the two
most common precious metals used for jewelry, and a person's classification is
determined by which of the two metals looks "brightest" when placed against her
The new system does have a
correlation to the old one: If you were a Summer or an Autumn seasonal
archetype, you would now be a "Gold". If you were a Spring or Winter, you would
be a "Silver" now. The old categories of Spring and Winter, and Summer and
Autumn have merged their color palettes, and their "bad colors" were merged as
well. But, rather than talk in terms of the old system, let's look at how to
determine which of the new classifications is yours and what they mean.
Determining Your Color Type:
All you need to do this is two
pieces of metallic jewelry - one of gold and one of silver. You can use metal
stud earrings, neck chains, bracelets, or whatever you prefer, just as long as
the item is mostly metal. To determine your color type, just put the jewelry on
(or lay them against your skin) and take a look at them. The metal reflecting
your color type will appear "brighter" or will "stand-out" more on you than the
What the Color Types Mean:
As mentioned above, the "Silver" and
"Gold" types each include two of the old "seasonal archetypes". Here are the
specifics for each of the "Metal Types".
The Gold type contains
those persons who were formerly classified as Summer and Autumn season
archetypes. The type is characterized by beige and olive-toned complexions.
Hair colors range widely, from dark brunettes through pale blondes, but tend
toward honeyed and red tones - from rich chocolate browns to pale honey
blondes. The eyes may be any color, but are most often darker shades and tend
toward shades of brown and hazel.
The Gold color type looks best in
rich, warm colors of clothing and accessories. Yellows, oranges, browns, reds,
even warmer shades of purple can look good. If lighter shades of color are
desired, it's best to go with bright shades as opposed to pastels. Shimmering
metallic fabrics in copper, bronze and gold flatter this type's coloration. As
a rule, the Gold type should avoid shades of blue and green, as these colors
tend to clash with the individual's natural coloring.
The Silver type covers
the other two seasonal archetypes, Winter and Spring. The Silver type has skin
tones in shades of ivory and cream, tends to have hair colors in cooler, ash
tones, although the hair can range from dark (blue-black) to very pale blondes
(platinum or bright yellow blonde). Eye colors can, of course, vary through the
normal spectrum, but do tend toward pale blue and green.
Silver types look best in cooler
colors of clothing and accessories. Blues, greens, soft grays, and cool violets
enhance the delicate beauty of the Silver type. Light shades - pastels and
muted colors - are especially flattering, although deep jewel-tones of Emerald
green and Amethyst violet are great choices for festive occasions. When you opt
for metallic fabrics, remember that you want to stick to silvers and platinum
or perhaps try an iridescent lame`. The rule for colors to avoid as a Silver
type are reds and oranges as these colors will leave the individual looking
If you'd like to see some examples of the Silver and Gold types (as well as
their former season archetype classification) look at the photos accompanying
|Tips on Male Fertility
article from the New York Times raises some interesting issues regarding men
and their fertility clock, which has commonly been thought of as a "woman only"
For the full article, please see the link below (subscription
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I like to offer the following tips on male fertility issues:
1STAYIN' ALIVE. Sperm can live for up to 72 hours in the human
body, impregnating a woman as late as three days after the fact. Sperm can also
survive in a lab for many days.
2. NEW GENERATION. Sperm have a lifecycle of 74 days, with another 20 days or
so to get out through the ducts. Thus every 90 days sperm regenerates. If sperm
are negatively affected by environmental factors, it's best to wait for the
next cycle of sperm to develop in order to maximize fertility
3 STRONG, YET SENSITIVE. Sperm are sensitive creatures. They are
affected by many environmental factors including toxins and pesticides.
4TEMPERATE TESTICLES. These little miracles maintain a
temperature of one degree less than body temperature and are sensitive to heat,
which leads us to.
5. BOXERS ARE BEST. Those "tighty whitey" underwear are not sperm-friendly.
They increase heat to the area, affecting sperm quality for its entire
6. AVOID HOT TUBS. Sperm like it cool.
7. LAPTOPS AND LAP DOGS BE GONE! Sperm will wilt with all that excessive heat
pouring over them
8. FREEZER-FRIENDLY. Sperm can survive for decades if it is necessary to
preserve them for future use due to illness or family planning needs.
9. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. The first moments are crucial. Sperm can
impregnate even if a man does not fully ejaculate because 90 percent of the
sperm are poised for action in the first few drops that are released.
10. BUTT OUT. Cigarette smoke constricts blood vessels, and negatively affects
sperm by altering nutrient intake & oxygen consumption.
When it comes to fertility
and the prospect of having normal babies, it has always been assumed that
men have no biological clock - that unlike women, they can have it all, at
But mounting evidence is raising questions about that
assumption, suggesting that as men get older, they face an increased risk
of fathering children with abnormalities. Several recent studies are
starting to persuade many doctors that men should not be too cavalier
about postponing marriage and children.
Until now, the problems known
to occur more often with advanced paternal age were so rare they received
scant public attention. The newer studies were alarming because they found
higher rates of more common conditions - including autism and
schizophrenia - in offspring born to men in their middle and late 40s. A
number of studies also suggest that male fertility may diminish with age.
"Obviously there is a difference between men and women; women simply
can't have children after a certain age," said Dr. Harry Fisch, director
of the Male Reproductive Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
University Medical Center and the author of "The Male Biological
But not every man can be guaranteed that everything's going to
be fine," Dr. Fisch said. "Fertility will drop for some men, others will
maintain their fertility but not to the same degree, and there is an
increased risk of genetic abnormalities."