November 01, 2021 2 min read
I am thrilled to introduce you to a Rochester treasure and the hippest Optician on the planet - Dark Autumn, Tamra Asmuth, founder of One Hip Chic Optical. Tamra and I realized our shared passion for color and art during her color analysis many years ago. Since then we have collaboratively helped our mutual clients to confidently wear eyeglasses that enhance their unique style, face shape and coloring.
Eyeglasses are the most important accessory choice and a crucial investment in a wardrobe that works. When referring clients to Tamra, I have complete confidence that she will assist them in finding frames that compliment and reinforce all they learned about creating their own personal color harmony during their color analysis consultation.
One Hip Chic offers an interesting selection of unique frames by designers from all over the world. Her local shop was recently named "America's Finest Optical Retailer" by Invision, a leading industry magazine.
I am regularly stopped and asked about the colorful frames I wear. My current favorites are the these purple gems that Tamra helped me choose that match perfectly with my Light Summer colors, so different from her richer, warmer Dark Autumn colors. Read on to learn the influence color analysis has had on Tamra's approach to her wearable art wardrobe and her unique business.
As an optician and owner of an artful optical boutique, helping my customers choose the right frame is of utmost importance. I take into account a person's face size and shape, their prescription and visual needs and, of course, their coloring.
Many years ago, a beloved customer came to One Hip Chic Optical in search of a new pair of glasses. Out of her purse, she pulled a colorful swatch book. She told me about her experience with Kerry and how it had really helped guide her decision-making with regard to clothing (and glasses). I was intrigued. Very intrigued. And, so, I scheduled an appointment with Kerry to have my own colors done.
Through Kerry, my curiosity about color has deepened. Since my own color analysis, I've had the pleasure of watching her perform nearly a dozen others on my family members, friends and customers. I learn something new each time. Having each of Kerry's swatch books in my boutique really comes in handy when a customer tells me she's visited Indigo Tones and is a soft summer or a cool winter. I am so grateful to Kerry for the knowledge she's shared with me. It is truly invaluable for both my personal and professional life.
I love all the colors of my dark autumn palette (they soothe me). I see the value of creating visual harmony and of wearing just the right vibrancy of my colors. Through my customers, I see the effect wearing the right colors has on their mood and their self-confidence. Every day, I hear stories about the compliments they receive. I like to think that by wearing our correct colors, we're making the world a more beautiful place.
Schedule an appointment to check out frames with Tamra at One Hip Chic.
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January 25, 2023 5 min read
I observed grace under pressure in a high pitched environment when I met this month’s Bright Winter feature: Cindy Christi at the United States National Pageant several years ago. As founder of Cindy Christi TV, Cindy helps CEO’s, Speakers, Best Selling Authors, On-Air Personalities and Pageant Contestants fall in love with their brand voice, so they can step into the spotlight and lead their legacy with confidence, clarity and ease.
Our roles at the pageant were aligned in helping the contestants and National Titleholders shine on stage and throughout their reign. Cindy’s professionalism and ease in front of the camera and steadying presence onstage set the tone for contestants and the pageant as a whole.
It was clear right away that she was a Bright Winter when I started draping her. Wow! She truly lights up the room in the right pops of color.
Learn more about Cindy’s color-filled journey and how applying her perfect shades elevates her brand, business and homelife in this month’s Colorful Lives blog.
January 04, 2023 4 min read
The past year I had the fortune to get to know an amazing couple who uniquely embraced growth through color and brought much inspiration to me personally and professionally. They worked as a team with me to modify their wardrobes, redo their closet and bring all they learned during their color consultation into other aspects of their lives.
In October, I introduced you to Warm Autumn, Erin Sirianni and now it is my pleasure for you to meet her Cool Winter husband, Danny. While Danny's coloring is dark and cool, his personality is warm and open. As a Realtor and business owner of Sirianni Realty, he understands that real estate decisions are made visually and viscerally. He saw immediately the value in wearing flattering and harmonious colors and promptly incorporated it into his approach to his business.
Read more about his journey in this month's colorful lives blog.
November 30, 2022 4 min read
It is my pleasure to introduce Dark Winter, Meg Casebolt, founder of Love At First Search, an agency that guides small online business owners, especially female entrepreneurs in creating search friendly websites and strategic content. She helps her clients to optimize how they show up in search results in Google, Youtube, etc - Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
I learned to start by identifying the core essence of my business, to choose visuals and words that would be send out a clear message in an appealing way and how use all the tools to help viewers see me clearly and navigate around my site effortlessly. It is so similar to how I help my clients understand their coloring and style with special tools to authentically maximize a natural look in the simplest, most streamlined way.
Meg and I both help our clients to be seen! Read more about Meg's journeys with her color analysis and how it has influenced her online image.
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