Help Me Choose….

February 20, 2013

I am going to be doing some filming next week (not sure if I can tell you what for yet – but it’s pretty amazingly cool!) And of course my first thought is – what to wear. Want to give me all the candid comments you can? I do have other choices – but these are my faves so far. (Ignore the late night goofy faces – and the wrinkles.)

photo 1-4photo 1-3photo 3-3

photo 3-4

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    Margaret Price
    February 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I really like you in the middle pic on the first set, yellowish long top etcetc.
    You will look fabulous whatever you wear.

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    February 22, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Lime green is my favorite (hey, I’m a landscape designer). However, which one makes you feel alive and excited? The skirts are fun, but if they won’t show in the video, make your choice based on comfort.

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    Sonja Jeter
    February 21, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    #2. You look fantastic in it. You look fun, creative, fashionable, and professional all at the same time. I love the patterned skirt, but for what I am guessing is a teaching video, I think #2 is perfect! Looking beautiful my friend!

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    February 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Love the first outfit! Second is pretty cool too but the green is a little bright and might detract from the project but it looks like a comfy outfit and that’s important too.

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    February 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I agree 100% with Sandy!

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    Katie Wilson
    February 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I like each look, but without a scarf around your neck. Your face looks more open, and it frees up your body for movement. I always wonder if it’s cold in the studio when folks wear scarves. I don’t want to be thinking about a scarf when I should be listening to what you say.

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    February 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I was a videographer for 13 years and the first rule of thumb for the talent was ‘wear a light blue shirt’. White and black give create too much contrast. If you take out the hue from light blue it become a nice midtone gray and everything softens. I am quite partial to that color green and I really love that outfit, but as a previous poster said, wear something that compliments your work and most importantly what you feel comfortable in – that will show through most of all. Have a great time too! Take care, Byrd

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      February 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Either the third or the fourth one. Last one if the audience is more formal.
      Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of them. You look spectacular.

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    Sandy Snowden
    February 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I think one of the reasons the green works so well is because it is the only thing without something at your neck…and also if you are going to be filmed whole body, the drama of the skirts are taking the interest from your face. So without knowing any of the detail of the filming, I’d go with that.

    Think about how you do your art design. The focus wants to be on your face. So, something bright/light which works well as a colour for you near your face is good. but equally an area of high texture, which both of the skirts are, also can take away from that. You can apply other artistic principles. For instance, the tunics over the skirts contribute to a silhouette of a triangle because they flow into the wide bottom skirts. Is this what you want?

    Like Lisa mentioned, will the green clash with your work? So, the purple tank shape top on the first one , or something similar with some interesting patterning or texture, worn with with a white tee underneath would bring light near your face and also show more of your lovely shaping …and if you are filmed in the whole, if worn with the black leggings/skinny jeans and boots, the lovely shaping is still seen throughout.

    One of the phrases from my dressmaking/fashion background might help. Do you wear the clothes or do the clothes wear you? If people automatically say they ‘like the skirt’ rather than say ‘you look good in that’ or ‘You look really good!’ it gives a clue. (not written in stone! Like Jeanne said, sometimes it is about who you want to be and you put it on as the ‘costume/uniform’ for that role regardless.)

    At any rate, like the others said, a lot depends on what you are doing.
    Can’t wait to find out more!
    Sandy in the UK

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    February 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    First, I love the purple skirt!!! Lisa has brought up some very good points. What do you feel best in? Do you feel artier in any of the outfits or does one make you feel more confident? I do like the lime, but is it too casual? Since I don’t know the setting, it is hard to say. Perhaps something brighter with the skirt or something different with the lime shirt? I tend to dress by how things make me feel, that’s why I asked the questions. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear the details and have fun!!!

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    February 20, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I think everyone who commented on Facebook is liking the lime green the best because the lighting is good and you have a happy smile on your face! I like it too. That said, I don’t think you should wear black – I can’t recall why but I do remember reading that you shouldn’t wear black when making a video presentation – something about it being too dark. The purple is a great color on you but I think the scarf is distracting from your beautiful face and neck. Will the green clash with your project or the background you are filming against? It is very bright but looks very good on you so I’m just trying to think of any reasons why it wouldn’t work. How much of you will we see? Waist up only or whole body? The purple over the top of the skirt takes away your waistline but perhaps if you are only being seen from the waist up it won’t matter at all. Okay, I guess I gave more than my two cents worth! Sorry!

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      Jackie Wenner
      February 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      I like the sweater and slacks. It makes you much more approachable; and, therfore, people will listen more carefully and enjoy the information more.

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      Kimberley Cartwright
      February 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      To be honest Lyric. I don’t like either choice for taping. They all look good for casual around town dressing but I would go for cleaner lines and some color (jewelry) for taping. You can always tape yourself wearing what you want to tape in before hand from your phone…..).

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