Philadelphia 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:

January 12-14 Dayton, OH

January 15-17 Chicago, IL

January 18-21 Los Angeles, CA

January 27-31 San Francisco, CA

February 13-14  Philadelphia, PA

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

Photo by Cathryn Farnsworth

Facebook Live: Sunday, February 3rd

I’ll be coming to you via Facebook Live at 1pm EST on Sunday, February 3rd 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. Have a question on putting your True Colors and Authentic Style into play? Please submit to:

How and When to Splurge

As you start shopping for the new season, keep in mind these tips on how, and when to splurge from How to Win at Shopping:

-Never splurge on a trend. That must-have piece is likely to be passé before you’re done paying it off. Trends are, well, trends—here today and gone tomorrow. The great thing about them is that when they hit, they hit at every price point. Therefore, think about buying your trendiest pieces at lower price points to ensure that you feel no remorse next season when fashion moves forward.

-Invest in a timeless quality piece. A timeless item is always in fashion, no matter what is happening in current trends. If you need help determining which types of pieces would fall into this category, here’s an exercise: Take a look at photos of yourself from the time you entered adulthood until today. When analyzing each head-to-toe look, notice which clothes and accessories stay completely classic and do not define a particular time or place. These are your timeless pieces.

-A hoop earring in a shape that follows your features is always the perfect piece to have in your jewelry box. If your features are rounded, repeat them in a round earring. Copy an oval chin in a hoop of the same shape, and choose a triangular or geometric shape to complement more angular features.

-Fine perfumes are made with higher quality ingredients that may allow you to do more with less. Sometimes the price tag on an expensive fragrance can be justified if you think of it as the perfect accessory that will personalize everything you wear! To make a spritz last even longer, apply it immediately after bathing—and get more for your money by requesting a complimentary sample size at the point of purchase.

-A splurge is never a splurge if it is worn often enough to justify its price tag. Think about how many times you might wear the item in question, and divide its cost among them. Is it justified? Or, if you have ever owned a similar item, how much use did you get out of it? How often was it worn? Weekly? Daily? The answers to these questions will help you discern whether your splurge is indeed a splurge, and whether or not to proceed with your purchase.

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