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The Triumph of Individual Style: A Guide to Dressing your Body, Your Beauty, Your Self / Edition 1

The Triumph of Individual Style: A Guide to Dressing your Body, Your Beauty, Your Self / Edition 1

by Carla Mason Mathis, Helen Villa Connor


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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563672699
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 9.83(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

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.
Helen Villa Connor is the originator of the Body's Design Pattern paradigm. Her scholarship and artist's vision brought unprecedented literary and innovative concepts to image and style, including her breakthrough theory on proportion, unique discussion on creativity, and her treatment of texture/color usage and terminology.

Table of Contents

• 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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