San Francisco 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:

October  29-31 Oslo, NO

November 4-12 London, UK

November 19-20 Florence, IT

November 21-24 Frankfurt, DE

November 25-27 Helsinki, FI

December 12-13 Philadelphia, PA

December 28-29 Savannah, GA

January 2-4 Tampa, FL

January 27-30 San Francisco, CA

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 .

My New Podcast Series

Have you heard about my collaboration with the National Arts Club, called NAC Chat? On this new 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 costume designer Lisa Padovani to discuss her process, a career designing for shows like Boardwalk Empire and Gotham, and what it’s like to win a Costume Designers Guild Award.

NAC Chat is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!…/6-fashion-lisa-padovani

Photographs by Rose Callahan for I am Dandy (Gestalten) at the National Arts Club.

Meet the Drama Queen!

Follow me on Pinterest for examples of the twenty-four archetypes featured in my book Color Your Style, from the Mysterious Mermaid to the Drama Queen!

Start on your path to authentic style here:

My Favorite Holiday Gift Shopping Tips

As you begin your holiday gift shopping, keep in mind some of my favorite tips from How to Win At Shopping:

-When apparel or accessory shopping for a friend, always pay attention to the visual clues of her current wardrobe. It will inform you as to what colors, cut, pattern, print, and fabric work for her, and will give you some assurance that your gift will be appropriate to her style.

-You can always maximize your holiday shopping time by having your gifts wrapped at a charity gift-wrap booth in your local mall or shopping center. Not only can you feel good about helping out a nonprofit organization, but you can repurpose the time you would have spent wrapping with second sweeps for those remaining hard-to-find presents on your list. You might even want to get in the habit of storing holiday gifts in the trunk of your car, in the advent of stumbling upon a pop-up holiday gift-wrapping service!

-If receiving a package is inconvenient, opt for the “buy online, pick up in-store” option and always avoid long holiday checkout lines. If you order something online and cannot receive it at your home or office, have it sent to the brand’s nearby brick-and-mortar store. Not only does this option save you from waiting in a checkout line to pay for it, but it guarantees against the item being out of stock at that location.

-Never pay for online shipping during the holidays. There is so much competition for your business that you never have to pay for shipping during this time of the year. If a site doesn’t offer free shipping, get in touch with customer service and tell the representative you will purchase on another site if the company won’t waive the shipping. Nine times out of ten, the company will be happy to accommodate you.

-Shopping year-round for holiday gifts will always give you an edge on finding the perfect thing. It gives you access to four times the number of choices that you have during the official holiday selling season. Therefore, the odds of matching each person on your list with the absolutely perfect gift rise, as does the chance of finding the item on sale or even clearance.

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Photo by Rose Callahan