But it's also instructive to see more typical examples. Textbook cases like these two dark-eyed, dark-haired Dark Winters may not be unexpected, but they're certainly not boring. When you see someone in his or her perfect colors, you want to look and look and look. The eye delights.
This is my beautiful sister. Before analyzing her in person, Dark Autumn had crossed my mind, but Dark Winter did not surprise me. Yellow tones I had often observed in her skin could have been mistaken for warmth -- but Dark Winter colors cleared them.
Which reminds me of one of my personal color analysis shortcut rules: If It Looks Goth, It's Not Winter. A good example:
My sister wasn't a goth girl. I was, though. I suppose I was lucky that my Soft Autumnness allowed me to achieve a corpselike effect with black clothes and burgundy lips, thereby effectively communicating my inner turmoil to the world without having to actually speak. Think of all the poor Winter teenagers who struggle vainly to express their angst through their appearance! Imagine their frustration when they look in the mirror and discover that blood-red lips and head-to-toe black make them look less depressed, not more. Poor things.
But I digress. "T
I analyzed this friend virtually and later IRL. I tried very hard during the draping to stay open to possibilities other than Dark Winter, but of course I was gratified that my virtual analysis turned out to be correct. This shirt may be DW's icy blue.
I've said that personal color is about authenticity, and it is that as well; to be centered in the truth of oneself is to be powerfully positioned.