Remember in the eighties when you automatically knew the answer to the question “So, are you a summer or a spring?” I distinctly recall my mum and her friends saying things like “She can wear jewel colours because she’s a winter” and “She’s stopped wearing apricot since she had her colours done” (no apricot is always a good thing in my opinion, but I guess it was the eighties). But why should mums have all the fun? Now kids can get their colours ‘done’.
Mother and daughter team Pam and Gabi Abelin, have just launched A Little Colour, a colour and styling program for children designed to have them looking their very best. In the same way that stylists tailor looks for everyone from celebrities to mums, the Abelings can help guide the way to better colour and wardrobe choices for your child.
As Gabi Abeling points out, there is a temptation to dress our kids in the same colours we, as parents, would choose but this isn’t always right for a child. I must admit that I knew there was a little too much pistachio green in my life when I was able to do a whole load of ‘green’ washing – just because I loved wearing green, it didn’t mean my boys did!
A Little Colour works on the same principles as styling for adults – each person, whether adult or child, has unique colouring which is enhanced or eroded by the right clothes and colours. The right colour complements and accentuates the best in us (take a look at the ‘before and after’ shots below).
An individual colour consultation for your child is $120. It is all done online and the service includes a detailed and specific analysis of your child’s colour profile and a book of more than forty-five colour swatches for easy selection and coordination of clothes. You also receive updates throughout the year on seasonal fashions and how to incorporate them into your child’s wardrobe, fabric choices and more.
Mums, if you are considering something in apricot or peach, hold five – A Little Colour also does online consultations for adults.