Once a month Cindy Hattersley AND I pick a LOVELY WOMAN or MAN to interview for our AGELESS STYLE series.
This month I found Jennifer Butler in my instagram scroll!
I was immediately drawn to her LOOK and ENERGY!I noticed another AGELESS STYLE woman I had featured in the past was following her.So, I inquired with ANDREA of SERRAHNA and TRA LA we have this lovely woman JENNIFER FEATURED this month!Jennifer helps her clients find their authentic beauty through the secret power of their colors and design.She is located in Los Angeles,California and also gives seminars on-line to help YOU find your BEST COLORS and LOOK!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I would describe my style as Artistic/Creative/Authentic.
I use the coloring and design of my own DNA as my foundation.
I feel dressing is an ageless art!
YOU TEACH YOUR CLIENTS HOW TO WEAR “THEIR” COLOR.
AS A YOUNG CHILD/YOUNG WOMAN DID YOU ADORE COLOR AND FASHION?
Yes. My mother started a fabric store when I was eleven years old in order to support her six children going to college! My job in her store called—The Calico Cat— was to create the window displays and to do merchandising and selling. At an early age, she took me to the New York fabric market where I fell in love with the color, design, and texture of the fabric. From there I stepped into the New York Fashion scene landing a job and receiving training at Bloomingdales. That was really the beginning of it all.
WHAT FASHION MAGAZINES SPEAK TO YOU TODAY FOR WOMEN OVER 50?
I don’t let age limit me.
I look at all the magazines.
I feel if you understand your coloring and your personal design silhouette, you can interpret fashion from many age groups.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION IN TODAYS WORLD?
I find inspiration in people, cultures, and the world around me. I love what mother nature has given us. I think music, poetry, and dance are intricately woven together with fashion. They’re part of the healing arts. I love museum exhibits. I love watching sports and listening to singers because I study personality. I also love watching a family out and about at my local farmer’s market that has its own intimately woven sense of style! When you see whole families together, you really observe the thread of personalities and how it relates to each person’s style.
I do pay attention to Vogue.com in order to stay up-to-date on all the fashion trends but I don’t allow “trends” to rule or limit me.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CASUAL LAID BACK LOOK OF TODAY WITH MOST WEARING EXERCISE CLOTHING FOR DAY-TO-DAY LIVING?
Regarding casual clothing, it is often a sign of comfort, warmth and friendliness! I feel it is important to have options when I dress but just because you are comfortable doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous! I think it’s very possible to find beautiful colors and silhouettes that can create a flattering, expressive, pulled-together look even if you are just in your yoga clothes.I often wear my sweats with dressier accessories such as hats, silk scarves, jewel or pocket belts, colorful boots, tennies and fake fur vests. My favorite lately is a sweatsuit by Zara in black velvet!
HOW LONG AGO DID YOU LET YOUR HAIR GO GREY?
DID THAT CHANGE YOUR STYLE IN ANYWAY?
DID YOU LOVE IT RIGHT AWAY OR DID IT TAKE SOME TIME TO GET USE TO?
Please share the shampoo’s you use to keep it looking so gorgeous!
Since I live in Los Angeles, I thought about going gray for a long time. I wouldn’t say it’s the most recommended color palette for people who live in Hollywood!
In fact, I eventually ended up embracing my white hair because I was on vacation out East and did not have time to get my hair dyed. I noticed that the roots of my hair had turned a beautiful white! Since both of my parents also had beautiful white hair, I decided to let it show. I grew my hair about an inch and then cut it all off and I’ve never looked back. I loved it! It was fun and new and AUTHENTIC! It felt so right.
I don’t necessarily have a special shampoo. I just like to use natural products.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE ACCESSORY?
Yes! My chainmail cuffs.You can see them in most of my photos. I love them because they repeat my hair color. Wearing your hair color is very grounding so wearing them every day keeps me grounded and ready for anything that comes my way. AND they add an effortless drama to everything I wear. I am a winter and we winters need drama!
YOU STATED YOU ARE A WINTER.
WHICH COLOR COMBINATIONS WORK FOR YOUR SEASON?
The beauty of having a color palette based on your DNA is that there is harmony between the colors. You can wear/combine any color on the palette with any other color on the palette because it is all based on you. Some of my favorite color combinations are:
Black, white and red.
Black, white and copper.
Saffron, gold and purple.
Turquoise and black.
But I want to clarify that what works for me as a winter doesn’t necessarily work for another winter. Just like no 2 sets of eyes are alike, so too, no two palettes are the same. Two winters might share characteristics, like the need for drama I mentioned earlier, but no 2 palettes will be exactly the same.
I RECENTLY TOOK YOUR QUIZ AND FOUND OUT I AM A SUMMER!
CAN YOU SHARE HOW THIS CAME TO BE?
THE HISTORY BEHIND COLOR THEROY.WHO CAME UP WITH THE WHOLE CONCEPT?
The originator of the Color Harmony Theory is my mentor, Suzanne Caygill. I met her in the early 1980s and studied with her. I represent the next generation of her wonderful work.
What Suzanne taught, and what I believe, is that someone’s authenticity emanates from their life force. The Spring’s life force or “inner light” is the sunlight. The Summer’s inner light is the twilight. The Autumn’s is the firelight. And the Winter’s is the moonlight. The inner light is your North Star! Your individualized DNA color palette becomes the foundation of your life.
The result of the quiz is your “seasonal” essence. It is meant to be just the beginning- a means by which to start the discovery of your soul’s journey. After that, we determine your individual colors by analyzing your unique coloring, considering which among the four thousand colors and patterns in my color system are most perfect for you. When determining your season I take into account your coloring and your personality.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE PIECE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?
What defines my style is the belief that Beauty is a Spiritual Practice. My style comes from honoring and wearing “myself” – wearing the colors of MY DNA and MY Sacred Design.
I use the principles of color harmony to dress in lots of layers. I use repetition and rhythm to create an ensemble.
For example, there is silver in my hair which I then repeat in my necklace, cuffs, belt, handbag and boots! I like to dress, and I encourage my clients to dress, as a “Walking Celebration of Themselves.”
DO YOU LIVE BY STYLE RULES OR DO YOU BREAK THE RULES?
I don’t allow outside influences to dictate my style. The rule I live by is the understanding of and the repeating of my natural coloring and design. Once I am anchored in these principles, I play with my full self-expression.
ANY ADVISE FOR THE WOMAN OVER 50?
Be adventurous and commit to the spirit of ageless beauty!
IF MY READERS AND CINDY HATTERSLEY’s TOO WANTED TO GET THEIR COLORS DONE WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP THEY NEED TO DO?
-Call/text or email my team to explore individual goals and determine which of our services/packages would be most supportive for achieving those goals. (contact info is below)
-Explore our website – take our essence quiz, book an exploratory conversation with my team.
-Search on Eventbrite for Jennifer Butler to view, register, and attend one of our monthly virtual webinars or masterclasses. Your readers may attend for FREE using code FIRSTTIME.
PLEASE LIST ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOW WE CAN FIND YOU TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR COURSES!
For Appointments or more information about our offerings:
Phone-Call or Text: 323-931-2626
Embrace Your Authentic Beauty: https://membership.jenniferbutlercolor.com/awaken
True Beauty Membership: https://membership.jenniferbutlercolor.com/comparison
Instagram: @jenniferbutlercolor – https://www.instagram.com/jenniferbutlercolor/
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com (search for Jennifer Butler to see upcoming events)
THANK YOU JENNIFER FOR YOUR ANSWERS AND PHOTOS…………..
It has been a THRILL to find YOU and I look forward to signing up for a couple of your seminars!
If we can ever travel again I may just pop down and visit YOU and have MY COLORS DONE!
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“BE THE WALKING CELEBRATION OF YOURSELF!!!”
AS Jennifer Butler SAYS………
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