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More Alive with Color (Capital Lifestyles) [Paperback]

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What is the best thing you can do when you don t have a thing to wear? What's the secret ingredient that can instantly improve the way you look and feel? It's simple--discover your personal colors! America's color guru Leatrice Eiseman will show you how in her fun and practical new book, More Alive with Color! Here Lee will introduce you to her original, easy-to-follow "Color Clock" system-- the quick way to find and use the colors that reflect your personal style and transform the way you look. Based on the colors of your eyes, hair and skin and your psyche--discover your personal range of beautiful colors in Leatrice's "colortimes": Sunrise with the sparkling jewel tones of dawn, Sunlight with the soft pastels and fruit shades of noon, or Sunset with the fiery hues that mellow into dusk. Then add those natural yet practical Crossover colors to expand your wardrobe without breaking your budget. She will show you how to pull your wardrobe together with your personal colors - which are sexy, which are powerful for interviews and such; which accessories will magnify your personal style; and which cosmetic and hair colors will make your skin glow and flatter your natural coloring.

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Pages   154
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 10"
Weight:   1.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 25, 2007
Publisher   Capital Books
ISBN  1933102411  
ISBN13  9781933102412  

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More About Leatrice Eiseman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leatrice Eiseman is founder and director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, and spokesperson for Pantone, Inc. - the source of the world's most used color specification system. For the last twenty-five years she has been consulted by manufacturers, businesses, and designers on how to make the best and most educated color choices for their new products, logos and identification symbols, interior and exterior designs. Ms. Eiseman travels 160 days a year speaking on color at consumer art shows, trade shows, design centers, schools, and conventions. Previous titles include "Alive with Color" (Acropolis Books, 1983) and "The Pantone Book of Color" (Harry Abrams, 1990).

Leatrice Eiseman currently resides in the state of Washington.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art Instruction & Reference > Color
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Pretty Pictures, Ugly Colors  Nov 14, 2007
As advertised, "More Alive With Color" makes it easy to find your, um, time of day. Of course it's easy: Eiseman's basic advice is, "If you're not a Sunrise or a Sunset, you're a Sunlight." This slap-dash, half-baked method makes sure you can categorize yourself, as long as you don't mind wearing colors that look hideous on you. Eiseman's method is just as limited as that of her primary target, Carole Jackson, the author of the original, "seasonal" color system, "Color Me Beautiful".

While some of us may look gorgeous in some warm and some cool colors, that is not true for all of us. When I wear the "fruit" colors (with the correspondingly toned makeup) that Eiseman claims will look so great on me, people (usually men) ask me if I'm feeling ill. Follow the advice in this book, and you may make some costly fashion blunders.

Many reviewers have mentioned the gorgeous photos in this book, and they're absolutely right; the book itself is stunning. But, if you want more than pretty pictures, look elsewhere. For the best advice on color, I'd suggest "Color Me Beautiful's Looking Your Best" by Mary Spillane and Christine Sherlock. The pictures may be outdated, the swatches unhelpful. But as long as you have the name of your expanded season, you can do an Internet search, and find places to buy fabric swatches from the expanded CMB system.

Leave "More Alive With Color" on the coffee table!
Helpful!!  Jun 3, 2007
Leatrice Eiseman's color concept is the best system for personal coloring I have ever used. Her theory can also be used for home decor as well. Great book!
Great Tool  Mar 8, 2007
I rate this book high, because I found it to be a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter "Color Me Beautiful" formula. It's not only fun, but accurate!!!! So, if you're sick and tired of someone demanding that you're a "Winter" and better not color your hair red -- but you LOVE being a redhead - this book is for you. Not only does it show you how to look your best through color, but teaches how to safely cross those old fashioned seasonal boundaries of the 80's "Color Me Beautiful" rules.
Nothing new in here.  Jan 6, 2007
Disappointing book. I think I expected to read something new that I do not find in all the ladies magazines that I get at the grocery store. I didn't find it here.
Disappointed  Aug 15, 2006
I purchased this book because I "love" color. I devoured the old Color Me Beautiful books years ago and hoped this would be an updated look at colors.

I was disappointed in every way. There is no "meat" to this book at all. The criteria for choosing your colors are pedestrian at best. The first three questions are: Which colors do you like best - stated in three different ways. There are no examples of people in your color family and by their criteria I could easily fit into two of the groups and with very little stretch...the third.

It's a very short book and the ideas are never fully supported. It could have been expanded and made much better. Save your money on this one. I'm keeping I guess that says something, but there's better stuff available.

The only plus is they reference Pantone colors for each of the swatches so that you can get an actual, correct color (IF you own a color fan, which I do BUT unless you are in a job that utilizes it, the average person would not have access to nor choose to purchase this pricey piece of goods.)

If you are buying this to help you with a new wardrobe, save your money and go for the old CMB.

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