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The Travel Schedule

I will be working in the following cities, offering 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 Virtual Wardrobe Plan.

March 14-15  Los Angeles, CA

March 21-22  Cleveland, OH

April 18-19  Washington, DC

April 25-26  Los Angeles, CA

May 30-31  Boston, MA

June 20-21  New York, NY

I work regularly across North America and Europe, based on client interest and availability. If you have a city that you would like me to consider visiting, please submit it. Click on the Services button for more information. For rates and to book an appointment, contact Alex at

Photo credit: Cathryn Farnsworth

Tailor Talk


As you shop for your spring wardrobe, it is quite possible that you may find some perfect styles that do not be fit precisely to your body. To help you decide whether to purchase or pass, here are some tips from How to Win at Shopping on what a tailor can do to help.

A tailor can:

-Add top stitching back to the hem of your jeans after shortening.

-Maximize the amount of length in a pair of pants by dropping the hem to the longest possible length and finishing the inside with hem tape.

-Stitch down and remove the front pockets of your pants to create a smoother, slimmer effect.

-Shorten straps so that a dress or top raises to fit through the torso and has properly placed bust darts and underarms.

-Shorten sleeves. If your coat sleeve is past the knuckle or your blazer sleeve is past the wrist, they can be adjusted.

-Line a sheer garment with your shade of nude (the color most complementary to your skin tone) to enable you to wear regular undergarments under it.

The Wholesome Flirt is on Pinterest

Follow me on Pinterest for inspirational pins of all twenty-four of the archetypes found in my book Color Your Style. From The Prom Queen to The Keeper of the Hearth, you can experience the fashion, flowers, vibe, mood and colors for each of the types.

My Podcast Series

Have you heard about my collaboration with the National Arts Club, called NAC Chat?

On this podcast series I interview experts in various areas of fashion including design, photography, illustration, styling and costume design.

This week on NAC Chat I sit down  with style writer Nichelle Gainer to discuss her book Vintage Black Glamour and the history of fashion in the black community.

Color Cues

If you love the power and beauty of color as I do, follow me on Facebook @davidzylastyle for daily Color Cues, featuring a color of the day featured in glorious fashion paired with a mini history lesson on the hue’s origin.