August 02, 2021 4 min read
It is a pleasure to introduce you to Anne Lindyberg. It has been inspiring to see how Anne has approached life since her color analysis. She completely embraced her Soft Summer colors and all the information provided in the consultation. She had the confidence to let her hair evolve to her natural gray and the overall affect is harmonious, appealing and surprisingly youthful.
Her holistic approach in life informs her work as a Counselor and how she builds her wardrobe. Establishing trust with clients is key. In a telehealth environment, it is important to convey a confident, pulled together look via a screen with limited personal interaction. She radiates as someone who knows herself and can help others do the same.
What prompted you to have a color analysis?
Our daughters are good friends and Kerry gave my daughter Genevieve the generous gift of a color analysis for high school graduation. I noticed right away a change in how my Gen looked when wearing her new colors. That got my attention. I was in my late forties and feeling more challenge around looking my best, plus I have never liked to shop for clothes. It exhausts me, all the decisions! I thought, perhaps if I knew the best colors to choose, it would make shopping easier and I'd look my best with less struggle.
How has it changed your life?
Exactly as I hoped. Choosing clothes and makeup became easier. I adjusted my hair color before I reclaimed my natural gray, and both enhanced my look, in large part due to wearing my colors. I knew it must've been a good decision because I started receiving so many compliments.
In what ways has it changed the way you approach your business?
I enjoy having one less thing to worry about as regards looking my best. I also chose the colors I use on my letterhead and website from my palette (computer monitors are not always consistent, and as I relied on my monitor when choosing, I may not have gotten them right. We'll see. I can always adjust down the line!). I noticed during the analysis itself (which was a lot of fun!) that there is something about the energy of my colors that makes me feel very happy. Now every time I look at my clothing, the space I created and everything I developed for support of my business--my colors provide a supportive foundation.
As a counselor I've been doing telehealth sessions from my home most of the time. My favorite things to wear while I'm working are soft shirts with a neckline that can be dressed up with a necklace, earrings and makeup, although often the tops themselves are quite casual. Even when I'm wearing ath-leisure for my slacks, which my clients can't see, I make sure they're in one of my colors. I never have to worry about my colors matching. They always do!
What has been the biggest challenge?
I can't always find the colors I'm looking for. Sometimes if I'm shopping in a particular store I will see styles I like, but the colors are all wrong. I used to mope and lament... now I just leave and don't worry!
Any interesting things happen while you were wearing your colors?
I've received so many spontaneous and surprising compliments while wearing my colors--in restaurants, stores. It's not something I talk about generally but it always surprises me how people go out of their way to say something generous.
What was the biggest surprise?
I was most surprised by how it really made my life easier to be able to identify the colors that were best for me. It made such a difference. This affected my confidence and gave me more energy for living the rest of my life, for pursuing my passions.
Tell me about your favorite color in your palette
My whole life, blue was always my favorite color. A medium, dusty-soft blue is probably my favorite. It feels so soothing to look at.
Tell me about your closet
My closet is really a work in progress. I didn't buy very much during 2020, like most people. Plus I put on weight, so this spring I really needed to get quite a few new items.
The dress I'm wearing in my picture is a recent purchase from my trip to Maine this June. I was at the L.L. Bean outlet for the first time in probably two decades. I had an armload of clothes as I headed toward the fitting rooms. As I walked in I saw this simple, A-line dress on the rack to be returned. It caught my eye and I added it to my pile. It was the most expensive item, but once I put it on I had to have it. The colors thrilled me and it fit perfectly. I couldn't find another dress like it anywhere in the store, not any size. For me it felt like one of a kind. Plus, the whole dress has careful attention to detail, and is indigo-dyed cotton.
Natural fabrics and colors are so important to me. I don't talk much about this passion of mine, but I love natural fabrics and colors and I wish we would all get more serious about considering the impact of our consumption on the Earth.
Anne is a licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in supporting her clients through life’s challenging transitions. She primarily utilizes the Satir Transformational Systems to help clients become more fully, effectively and joyously themselves. It is extremely effective for career and leadership.
Anne only works one-on-one with people in Iowa and Illinois but she is available for training and consulting worldwide. Contact Anne at annelindyberg.com
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June 29, 2022 5 min read
It is my pleasure to introduce featured Cool Summer, Haberdasher and Executive Clothier, Chuck Alf.
For over 20 years Chuck has been addressing the sartorial needs of CEO’s, senior partners, professional athletes, business owners, wedding parties and everyday people who want their clothing to look, feel and fit perfectly. Chuck's colorful personality and understanding of personal colors makes him unique in the bespoke industry.
Learn more about Chuck’s evolution in the custom men’s clothing business, some of his unique clients like the Buffalo Bills and how understanding his colors has influenced his business.
May 28, 2022 2 min read
I was so inspired when I met professional organizer, Light Summer Lorraine Bohonos. Lorraine immediately embraced her colors and revamped her entire wardrobe following her color analysis. It is not surprising given her passion for simple, streamlined living and the philosophies she promotes with the organizing business she founded, Home Free.
With an artist’s eye and true belief that your environment affects how you live, Lorraine works with each client to create the most useful, organized and beautiful space for them to thrive.
Read more about how Lorraine's color analysis has influenced her life and business in this month's blog. And take a peak at all her gorgeous Light Summer Sara Silvio jewelry.
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