The Vein Test

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THE VEIN TEST

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THE VEIN TEST

Knowing how to find skin tone is a good way of working out which colours suit you - or the model you will be working with. 

Different skin tones (not types) are classed as Cool, Warm  or Neutral.

The simplest test you can do is to look at the colour of the model's veins at the wrist.

COOL

Blue coloured veins - Cool tones

(Blue / Purple veins - Cool tones)

WARM

Green coloured veins  - Warm tones

(Green / Olive veins - Warm tones)

NEUTRAL

A combination of the above

Blue / Green veins - Neutral tones

Blue / Olive veins - Neutral tones

Green / Purple veins  - Neutral tones

Purple / Olive veins - Neutral tones

 

 COOL

 
Blue - Cool

Blue - Cool

Blue / Purple - Cool

Blue / Purple - Cool

 

WARM

 
Green - Warm

Green - Warm

Green / Olive - Warm

Green / Olive - Warm

 

NEUTRAL

 
Blue / Green - Neutral

Blue / Green - Neutral

Blue / Green / Purple / Olive - Neutral

Blue / Green / Purple / Olive - Neutral

 

 

How does knowing if you are Cool, Warm or Neutral help you?

IT IS ALL DOWN TO COLOUR CHOICES

Cool tones - Clear hues, dark & light colours, ice colours, blue pinks, blue reds.

Warm tones - Warm hues, orange reds, pink oranges, creams

Neutral - Almost any colour suits this skin tone.

 

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Hello & welcome!  I'm Danielle Griffiths - Stylist Director and Author of Fashion Stylist's Handbook.  I’ve put together a whole heap of information for you to look through and devour. A lot of it you’ll find in my book, but this blog lets me delve further into the subject of fashion styling. I hope you enjoy what you find and that it’s useful.  I started working as a UK-based fashion stylist in 2001. My editorial work has appeared in the country's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. I have styled for major advertising and music clients, while working alongside some of the world's best photographers.  Whilst working as a stylist I encountered one too many assistants who didn't know enough about the industry. Not through any fault of their own, rather due to a lack of accessible information. With that in mind I set about creating the Fashion Stylist's Handbook.  Since completing my book I have been invited to talk about fashion styling at  The Fashion & Textile Museum,  London;  Condé Nast College Of Fashion  & Design, London; and  MODESIGN Academy , Brussels. I wrote a course on 'The Business of Fashion Styling' for  UIBS , Antwerp, while working as a freelance stylist for  De Standaard Magazine  - the weekend supplement to De Standaard, Belgium's leading quality newspaper.     VISITING LECTURER, STYLIST WORKSHOPS & ONE-TO-ONES   Since 2018 I have been a Visiting Lecturer at Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, teaching fashion styling.  As a Stylist Director, I mentor and coach those entering the styling profession as well as more experienced creatives who need their skills to evolve with the industry. I offer Stylist Workshops & the more bespoke option of One-to-One training.  I'm Opening Up A Closed World!   Danielle X

Hello & welcome!

I'm Danielle Griffiths - Stylist Director and Author of Fashion Stylist's Handbook.

I’ve put together a whole heap of information for you to look through and devour. A lot of it you’ll find in my book, but this blog lets me delve further into the subject of fashion styling. I hope you enjoy what you find and that it’s useful.

I started working as a UK-based fashion stylist in 2001. My editorial work has appeared in the country's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. I have styled for major advertising and music clients, while working alongside some of the world's best photographers.

Whilst working as a stylist I encountered one too many assistants who didn't know enough about the industry. Not through any fault of their own, rather due to a lack of accessible information. With that in mind I set about creating the Fashion Stylist's Handbook.

Since completing my book I have been invited to talk about fashion styling at The Fashion & Textile Museum, London; Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, London; and MODESIGN Academy, Brussels. I wrote a course on 'The Business of Fashion Styling' for UIBS, Antwerp, while working as a freelance stylist for De Standaard Magazine - the weekend supplement to De Standaard, Belgium's leading quality newspaper.

VISITING LECTURER, STYLIST WORKSHOPS & ONE-TO-ONES

Since 2018 I have been a Visiting Lecturer at Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, teaching fashion styling.

As a Stylist Director, I mentor and coach those entering the styling profession as well as more experienced creatives who need their skills to evolve with the industry. I offer Stylist Workshops & the more bespoke option of One-to-One training.

I'm Opening Up A Closed World!

Danielle X

 
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