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I love my DA palette. I love being Flamboyant Gamine. It was the Zyla archetype that was off. It was limiting me in ways that gave me the same feeling as trying out did. It wasn’t really appealing to my personal aesthetic and it felt too boho.

I read Zyla’s book and followed the directions for finding my personal colors. I drape as a Bright Spring in Sci/ART and decided I was a T4/1 in DYT. The Zyla colors I got are very pale (icy) or very vivid and clear. Vivid Winter suits my personality well. I am also a INTJ and identified with a great deal of what you said. I am a Soft Natural with some dramatic traits in Kibbe. I am also blonde. Kibbe, Sci/ART and my personal colors (without the Zyla Archetype) work. I only find DYT useful for an idea of lines, intensity and movement.

Color Cue: Discovering your Archetype

  • stylesyntax
    August 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up a Vivid Winter as well–it seems to align pretty well with INTJ.

    I am moving in the direction of Kibbe for lines, Sci\ART for color, and all of the other systems (DYT, Zyla, Kitchener, etc.} for defining your personal style.

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    • Liz
      February 9, 2015 at 4:09 am

      I read Zyla’s book and followed the directions for finding my personal colors. I drape as a Bright Spring in Sci/ART and decided I was a T4/1 in DYT. The Zyla colors I got are very pale (icy) or very vivid and clear. Vivid Winter suits my personality well. I am also a INTJ and identified with a great deal of what you said. I am a Soft Natural with some dramatic traits in Kibbe. I am also blonde. Kibbe, Sci/ART and my personal colors (without the Zyla Archetype) work. I only find DYT useful for an idea of lines, intensity and movement.

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      • stylesyntax
        February 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

        Interesting that you also see yourself in Vivid Winter–he doesn’t seem to ever put blondes in winters, so I doubt he’d put me there. I am currently feeling pretty good about my chances of being a Bright Spring since I got my fan and have been playing around with it. I also have been wondering if I am a 4/1 and not a 3, since this combination often mimics a three, and the winter/spring combo would repeat what we have in BSp.

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