Style Freedom

In 2010, someone suggested that my style could be a lot better. I was no stranger to the topic of color and style analysis, but there had always been too much conflicting information. When I finally got it right, the implications of what I learned made me wonder why I had never seen the possibility of how this could unify so many facets of my life.

A perfect backlit shot of the real “me” on the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston, WA. I spent the ride back–alone on deck–studying the mystery of the sky and water. I often feel happier in the quiet of a corner than in the center of a room–and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Like many end-users of the wonderful consultation services (and great talent!) available to us in the 21st century, I was in search of my personal style, but didn’t realize that objective principles and personal style are two different things:

In my opinion, personal style begins with life. Your life’s energy and outlook express a coherent theme, but you need aesthetic principles to communicate that and a way to work with it in a shifting environment.

I figured out a self-help strategy based on the principle that Aesthetics + Personality + Context = Personal Style. It builds upon many things you may already know. However, it is primarily a style philosophy (not a consultation service) and it works (but you have to think)! The result was personal style freedom — and I am very big on freedom. See my personal story, “Beyond the Silver Glass.”

See the links below for more.



Body Shapes

Face Shapes

Body Types


Personality Power


Your Real Life

Always in Style?

Style Formula

Signature Colors

Yin and Yang of Style

Style Typing

Signature Style

Style Mapping