The History of Black Friday

We are about to celebrate the day known as Black Friday, which is a colloquial term for the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States. Many stores offer highly promoted sales at discounted prices and often open very early, sometimes as early as midnight or even on Thanksgiving. The origins of this day and name however are not quite as sunny as retailers might have you believe. For the full story, check out David’s interview with Newsweek:…

Join David Live on November 5th

Join David on Friday, November 5th at 3pm PT/6pm ET when he will be a guest of the Association of Image Consultants International. Through a Q&A format, David will address some of your burning questions about his history, methods, and future plans, including advice for those using Color Your Style as a guide for their own wardrobe.

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David Zyla in CBS Watch Magazine


David Zyla is the Emmy Award-winning costume designer of The Young and the Restless. He is profiled in this month’s CBS Watch Magazine, where he reveals his styling secrets in designing the wardrobes for the citizens of Genoa City.


Visits to Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas

Looking to Color Your Style? I offer consultations in Los Angeles, as well as cities throughout the United States and Europe. Here is the current schedule of dates and cities where I will be offering private Color Your Style Custom Color Palettes for men and women as well as Palette Extensions, Shopping and Ultimate Style Sessions:

July 17-18  Chicago, IL

July 29-30, August 2  Boston, MA

August 7-8  Las Vegas, NV

In addition, I’ll be offering appointments in Los Angeles on select weekends starting in October. A visit to New York City will be added this fall, and Savannah, Cleveland and Washington, DC will also likely be added to the plan at some point in the near future.

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.

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

Join Me Live on May 5th

Join me on Wednesday, May 5th at 3pm EST when I will be interviewed by Carmela Spinelli, as part of the SCAD “Guests and Gusto” series. This online event is free. To register, please follow this link:

About the event:

From New York Fashion Week to Bergdorf Goodman, Broadway shows to daytime dramas, Emmy Award-winning designer, stylist, and author David Zyla has found success in the fashion and entertainment industries, and dressed the most recognizable faces in popular culture. Zyla has been profiled in top publications including The New Yorker, People,  British Vogue, WWD, The Sartorialist, and The New York Times. In this conversation he will share his style secrets and highlights from his extraordinary career.