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April 18th, 2010 · Print Print

When I was approached to do a giveaway of a style book, I was pretty excited.  I’ve read dozens (many, many dozens) of cookbooks, but as far as style goes, my reading doesn’t go much further than each month’s issue of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.  So when Penguin sent me this book, written by Emmy award winning costume designer David Zyla, it was a welcome addition to my shelf.

Zyla’s premise is that we have versions of colors that are unique for each of us, based on our skin tones, eye color and hair color.  To me, that sounds like pretty good advice — how many times have you noticed that certain colors bring out your eyes?  That certain colors wash out your skin?  I know it’s something I always keep in mind when I’m choosing outfits for special occasions, and I love that this book provides a framework for knowing which colors are best.

One lucky reader will win a copy of this book!  To enter, leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on Thursday, April 22rd — and tell me what color you think is most flattering when you wear it!  I’ll be selecting a winner randomly and will announce it on Friday the 23rd.  Good luck!

And if you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, you can buy the book here!


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70 responses so far ↓

  • 1 taylor // Apr 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I love wearing soft pink!! I wear it all the time! I love to wear all colors! The more color the better!

  • 2 Allie // Apr 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Dark purple or green.

  • 3 Hannah // Apr 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Jewel tones work well with my dark hair/eyes and light skin.  I’m getting back to being more adventurous with color in my wardrobe. It’s fun!

  • 4 Lynda@meandmypinkmixer // Apr 20, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I’ve been wearing a lot of gray lately for some reason, but I get lots of compliments whenever I wear pink.  Maybe this book will help me get over this gray obsession I have!

  • 5 Cassie Lee Guerrera // Apr 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I find that coral, yellow and teal look best on me.  I am Italian and Irish so I have a mainly olive skin tone, but I have red in my brown hair and these colors compliment them both without making me look jaundice!  What a spectacular give away.  Thanks for this incredible offer!

  • 6 Maja // Apr 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Dark red and dark green. I have no idea, why, i just feel really good in those colours. And i know i look good in them, too. 😉

  • 7 sr2345 // Apr 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    what a fun giveaway!!  i always love wearing pink :)

  • 8 Michelle @ Taste As You Go // Apr 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Lately I’ve been embracing the cooler colors — blues and purples — and have been moving away from pink (a favorite) and black (a must).

    Great giveaway!

  • 9 Kenya // Apr 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    PINK PINK PINK! or blue occasionally. the book sounds fascinating!

  • 10 Alexandra // Apr 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    A lot of people tell me I look good in bright red :]

  • 11 Maureen // Apr 21, 2010 at 2:48 am

    I love wearing Aquamarine. It suits me well and it’s refreshing to look at.

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  • 13 Renee // Apr 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I’m pretty pale… and I just got over my fear of peach! The right shade can be awesome on fair skin.
    And not only will this book be great for fashion advice… it will be great for helping me decorate my new apartment! I would love it!!

  • 14 Marissa // Apr 21, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Reading your blog in the Heathrow airport in London with the volcanic ash crisis going on is keeping me sane! This book looks amazing. With olive skin, I look best in brights, either purple or red. Thank you!

  • 15 Kerry // Apr 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Hmm…I would have to say that I look best in royal blue.
    I LOVE your blog!  I just stumbled across it the other day and I am SO glad that I did!

  • 16 tina // Apr 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Brown is a comforting color to wear and works well with my dark hair, brown eyes, and medium to light complexion.  I feel good wearing brown.  When I prefer to be a bit more colorful and noticeable, red is definitely my friend.

  • 17 Paulina // Apr 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I love dark purples and dark blues. They are my friends. Lucky for me, they are also my favorite colors!

  • 18 ephrat // Apr 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    earthy tones like browns and greens are always a safe bet.

  • 19 Willy // Apr 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Hmm… I love color theories and this will be added to my list of books to read!

    In my mind, I think a jewel toned, saturated purple is best on me in the winter. It distracts from my pale skin and brings out my green eyes. However, once I achieve my perfect sun-kissed tan, deep salmon is absolutely the most flattering color!

  • 20 Annie // Apr 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    That sounds like an awesome book! In the winter, My most flattering color is a dark maroon. However, in the summer, my color is a light pink. I’ve been told I look good in light greens too.

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