Chicago, Philadelphia, Savannah and Tampa added to the Travel Schedule!

David is based in New York City, but frequently travels throughout North America and Europe.

Here is the current schedule of cities where he will be offering private Color Your Style Custom Color Palettes for men and women as well as Custom Color Palette Extensions, Shopping, Ultimate Style and Color Your Home Sessions, as well as the new Virtual Wardrobe Plan:

September 22-23 Minneapolis, MN

September 24-25 Chicago, IL

September 26-27 Traverse City, MI

November 4-8 London, UK

November 19-20 Florence, IT

December 12-13 Philadelphia, PA

December 28-29 Savannah, GA

January 2-4 Tampa, FL

Some of the cities David works in regularly include: Canada: Montreal and Toronto, Europe: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Milan, Brussels, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Riga, Zagreb, London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Berlin, United States: Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Knoxville, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Savannah, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rochester, Columbia, Roanoke, Miami, Phoenix, Tucson and Washington, D.C. If you have a city that you would like him to visit, please submit it.

About a session:
 An initial private two hour Custom Color Palette includes a one-of-a-kind custom color palette 
as well as in-depth information on fabrics, patterns, silhouette, historical periods, hair, make-up, etc…This is “the plan” that will be used for all future shopping.

Click on the Services button for more information and additional services.

For rates and to book an appointment, please contact Alex at .

Facebook LIVE: Sunday, September 16th!

I’ll be coming to you via Facebook LIVE at 1pm EST on Sunday, September 16th with a chat about color, style and empowerment!

Would you like to share a story of how embracing your True Colors and Authentic Style has impacted your life? If so, please email with your four-to-six line story along with authorization to share it. Note that only first names will be used when sharing your inspiring stories.

We also welcome your questions! To submit a question on putting your True Colors and Authentic Style into your wardrobe, home and life, please email:

Perfect Packing for Fall

Are you flying this autumn? If so, minimize  time and money spent at the airport (and look absolutely fantastic the entire trip) with my advice on what to pack in your carryon bag.

We all possess in our natural coloring a unique set of True Colors. These are the tones found in our eyes, hair, and skin, which make us “pop” and look alive when we wear them. By assembling versatile pieces in a tight palette of these most flattering colors, we not only look fantastic but avoid the risk of overpacking. The best and most versatile travel wardrobe is one created with a trio of these “true colors,” consisting of a neutral or “base,” an “energy” tone, and a “dramatic” color.

To find out which neutral color to pack, look at the ring around your iris. What color do you see? It will be a dark neutral, possibly even black. You might see charcoal, olive, navy, chocolate, or eggplant. Use this base color in various shades for the basic wardrobe pieces for your trip such as skinny jeans, a coat, dress, and heels. Remember that this color is a neutral and while it supports and flatters your coloring, it does not “do” anything such as give your skin a glow or pop your eyes. Therefore, you should add two more colors to your travel wardrobe that will do exactly that.

The second color for your wardrobe should be an “energy” color that pops your eyes. Use the darkest color in your iris. Some candidates for this color include slate, rust, grass, butterscotch, and pine. In brown eyes, it is not always an obvious color, so try putting swatches or clothing items up to your eyes to see colors like marigold, eggplant, and olive appear. Use this “energy” color in a sweater, blouse, and scarf or tie. The color makes you look friendly and approachable and takes little effort to wear.

Finally, to add a bit of pop to your basic wardrobe pieces, employ your “dramatic” color. This color is the greatest contrast to your skin, and therefore the most dramatic. It is found by looking at the veins on the inside of your wrist. This color will no doubt be a version of green, blue, and purple and can range from kelly to emerald, turquoise to periwinkle, and royal to grape. This is the perfect color to employ for your most festive “look at me” attire and great to use in a dress, sweater, or jewelry.

The perfect way to pack a carryon suitcase is to layer your items like a Jenga game tower. If you have a soft case suitcase (which will give you a bit more space), you will find a pair of slats across the bottom dividing the case into three sections. Start your packing by “filling in” these sections with small items such as underwear and socks, creating an even surface across the bottom. Then by alternating the waistband ends, layer your pants. Follow with shirts folded flat around 8½-by-11-inch pieces of card stock, alternating collared ends. Add sweaters on top to cushion the items most likely to wrinkle.

A sample packing list for a woman embarking on a three-day vacation, including the outfit worn on the plane will fit nicely between your carry-on bag and in your personal item. In the “base” color, choose two pairs of casual pants or skinny jeans, a basic coat, a jersey dress, a pair of dressy heels (a metallic is great), a pair of flats or boots, a belt, socks, a pair of tights, and a basic purse. In the “energy” color, bring a patterned scarf (also featuring your “base” color in the pattern), a sweater or blouse (maybe a print with your “energy” and “base” colors in it), and a bracelet. In the “dramatic” color, pack a dressy dress, a sweater, jewelry (including a statement necklace), and a scarf.

For a man, I suggest using the “base” color in two pairs of casual pants, a basic three-quarter-length coat, a blazer (textured or with a subtle pattern), a zip-front, V-neck, or crew-neck sweater, a crew-neck T-shirt, a pair of casual slip-on shoes or boots, a pair of dress loafers, a basic belt, and socks. In the “energy” color, pack a patterned scarf (the best is if it has your “base” color in the pattern, too), a pair of casual pants or corduroys, and a turtleneck or button-front shirt (this could be patterned with your “energy” and “base” colors.) In the “dramatic” color, pack a V-neck or crew-neck sweater and a button-front dress shirt.

Have a fantastic trip!


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The Radiance Project

I was thrilled to join Heidi Rose Robbins on her podcast with a chat about Authentic Style, True Colors and empowering the True You to shine forth. Check it out here: