This text aims to teach the reader how to assess her body type and then choose clothing. The process involves what the authors call an individual's "design pattern." This pattern is made up of lines, shapes, proportions, body particulars, scale, colors, and textures. How they fit together in harmony and how an individual infuses them with her innate creativity is what authors call "style."
• An Introduction
• Line in your face and body and how to choose fabrics that work for you
• Your body’s basic shape and how to choose silhouettes for your wardrobe
• Your body’s length proportions and how to discover and balance them
• Your body particulars and how to camouflage and highlight them
• Scale: your body’s bone structure, facial features; and apparent body size and how to choose clothing construction; accessories and jewelry
• Your body’s unique color pattern and how to choose colors that enhance it
• Your body’s textural qualities and how they interact with your clothing textures
• Your innate creativity and how to use it to develop your personal style
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Carla Mason Mathis
has been hailed as the world's leading visionary on color, image, and the psychology of style. She has been the keynote and guest speaker for seminars and workshops, including the Harvard Summer Design School, Stanford University, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.