Color. Style. Empowerment.“Every person has the right to feel empowered and look fantastic.”
Emmy® Award-winning Stylist and Best-Selling Author David Zyla empowers thousands to discover their authentic style and show the world who they really are.
David Zyla has long advocated that there exists no one color or item of clothing that flatters everyone and makes them feel their absolute, confident best. He believes that every human being possesses an individual palette of flattering colors and a style that is uniquely their own. By honoring and wearing these colors, found in our eyes, hair and skin, we not only illuminate ourselves, but we build the confidence needed to attract love, enhance our power, restore our energy, make a lasting impression and show the world who we really are. Much more than just fashion, David’s platform is about embracing the most authentic, very best versions of ourselves, using color as the foundation.
A sought-after guest speaker and lecturer on the transformative power of color and its application to wardrobe, home and lifestyle, he is known for his engaging, educational and fun presentations that include spot-on (and always non-judgmental) “style reads” to attendees based on their individual coloring. Audiences respond enthusiastically to his inspirational tone, humorous cajoles, and encouragement with tips and suggestions for them on how to “always be the best versions of themselves!” Recent speaking engagements include events for Barron’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, The National Arts Club, The Cosmopolitan Club, Clarins, Dress for Success, Lord and Taylor, DKNY, Bloomingdales and Macy’s.
David Zyla’s unique platform on style makes him a frequently quoted authority on fashion and color in the media. He has been featured in a variety of broadcast media including The View, The Nate Berkus Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, The Jane Pauley Show, Playboy Radio and CNN Style. He has been profiled in People and The New Yorker, and his work has been featured in publications including Life & Style, USA Today, Traditional Home, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Wear Daily, Brides Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Reuters, The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times.
His book The Color of Style was published by Dutton on February 4, 2010, and was followed by the paperback Color Your Style published by Plume on January 25, 2011.
Starting in 2001, Zyla held the position of head costume designer for General Hospital, Port Charles, and most recently All My Children for which he received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Emmy Award. For twenty years, Zyla has also designed shows for Broadway and regional theatre productions, as well as commercials and film. He has collaborated with some of the most recognizable faces of contemporary culture including Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks. Carol Burnett, Neil Patrick Harris, Susan Lucci and Kelsey Grammar among many others.
David Zyla’s background began in fashion design. At age 22, Zyla started his own Seventh Avenue label. The cutting-edge designs of the international Zyla evening wear label were featured at New York’s Fashion Week and sold at the nation’s chicest stores, including Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel. Zyla was then courted to bring his reputation as an edgy designer with strong ties to the global fashion community to ABC, spearheading the producers’ efforts to reinvigorate the visual quality of daytime television.
David attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and often serves as a teacher and guest lecturer at major design institutions, museums, and schools, including New York University, Hofstra University, LIM College, Otterbein College and UC Davis.
Great News: Color Your Style in Savannah, Boston, London and Many More!
David’s travel schedule has once again been expanded!
Trips to Savannah and Boston have been added to stops in Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Utica in the US as well as Stockholm, London and Vienna in Europe!
David is based in New York City but frequently travels.
Here is the current schedule of upcoming cities where David will be offering private Color Your Style consultations/color palettes for men and women as well as palette updates, shopping and styling sessions.
April 18-19 Salt Lake City, UT
April 20-23 San Francisco, CA
April 27-28 Utica, NY
May 12 Savannah, GA
May 23-26 Stockholm, SE
May 27-30 Vienna, AT
May 31-June 6 London, UK
August 8-9 Boston, MA
Stay tuned for Tucson, AZ and Prague CZ!
About a session: An initial private two hour consultation includes a 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.
For rates and to book an appointment, please contact Alex at email@example.com
If you have a city that you would like David to visit, please submit it.
Gentlemen: Show your Personailty on your Wrists!
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It’s Official: How to Win at Shopping set for Spring 2015!
It is official!
Just a bit longer to wait for THE definitive guide to shopping!
Here is the official release:
How to win at Shopping, David Zyla and Eila Mell (Workman, Spring 2015).
Emmy Award winning stylist, Jewelry Television spokesperson, and color expert David Zyla and fashion journalist and author Eila Mell’s guide of tips and tricks for getting the best deals, best fit, and best style when shopping online and in stores at all times of year.
David to Co-Host Colors of Spring Event Tomorrow on Jewelry Television
Jewelry Television® (JTV) has announced that David will will co-host ‘Colors of Spring’ throughout the day on March 7th, 2014. He’ll provide expert commentary on Pantone’s® Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, and discuss how it translates in the world of fine jewelry and gemstones.
“Radiant orchid is a gorgeous shade of purple that conveys confidence and joy,” noted Zyla. “The fuchsia and pink undertones are representative in many gemstones that can easily be incorporated into fashion. Selecting gemstones with color creates vibrant, fresh looks for spring.”
JTV’s ‘Colors of Spring’ programming runs from March 6 through 10th, 2014.
For more information on JTV’s ‘Colors of Spring’ event, check local listings or visit JTV’s program guide.
Opening Your Heart: Your Romantic Color
Your Romantic Color expresses your passion, your sexuality, and your heart.
Your own personal version of red, your Romantic Color is taken from your flushed skin, evoking the vitality of the blood that flows through your arteries. This is the color that reveals your passion, your sexual energy, and your romantic self. In short , it is the perfect color to wear on a Valentines Day date!
The color that expresses your passion and love might indeed be red—but it might also be tangerine, fuchsia, berry, rust, or even mahogany.
Find Your Romantic Color
Follow these steps to reveal the color that shows your warmest, most passionate self:
1. In natural light, hold your hand over a white piece of paper with your palm facing you. Curl your fingers so that your palm is “cupped.”
2. Look carefully at the most flushed areas of your palm and notice the shade.
3. Now, place a finger on each side of the fingerprint of your index finger and pinch your finger. What is the color of your flushed skin?
4. Look in the bottom of your palm on the side closest to your little finger.
5. If your palm includes deeper shades that make it difficult to see this color, you might want to hold your hand next to your gums. The contrast will help bring out the different shades in your palm.
Once you have identified the perfect Romantic Color, head to the cosmetics counter and choose a lipstick that matches it. You can wear this color in a lipstick or gloss and then bring the tube with you to match when shopping for the perfect Valentines Day outfit.
What exactly should you be looking for?
Nothing is sexier than a simple solid-colored dress or top in this color, and following the shape of your jaw is the perfect no-fail neckline!
Have a wonderful February 14th!