What’s Your Theme for 2014?

woman with scarfHave you given any thought to what you want 2014 to look like? What is your theme for the year? If you could pick a word for 2014, what would it be?

Those familiar with Speaking of Beauty know about our Style Profile Word Exercise. It’s a way to see what word resonates with you.

With that in mind, I am presenting you with the Speaking of Beauty expanded word quiz.

Take a look and find out what your theme will be for 2014.
And…keep reading to find out who your Style Icons are for your particular word and learn about your Style Profile.

words 2WHAT IS YOUR WORD FOR 2014?

This exercise was designed to allow you to discover the one word that best describes you. It is empowering to become aware of a word that embodies your essence.

After identifying your word, you will see what Style Group best suits that word, and who your Style Icons are. Find out what your Style Profile says about you and how you present that to the world.

Starting with Group 1, pick one word that best describes you from each of the ten groups.

GROUP 1

Visionary, Inventive, Charismatic, Prominent, Original, Provocative, Outgoing, Idealistic, Motivating, Exciting, Influential   YOUR WORD___________

GROUP 2  

Curious, Funny, Musical, Entertaining, Joyous, Playful, Whimsical, Blithe, Vivacious, Romantic, Airy, Fanciful      YOUR WORD ____________

GROUP 3      

Caring, Gentle, Peaceful, Graceful, Spiritual, Beneficial, Source, Ageless, Serene, Soulful, Ethereal, Still    YOUR WORD ____________

GROUP 4  

 Powerful, Independent, Commanding, Fearless, Bold, Brave, Risk-Taking, Heroic, Confident, Indomitable, Forceful, Driven     YOUR WORD____________

GROUP 5  

Rational, Wise, Centered, Honest, Prosperous, Logical, Focused, Loyal, Determined, Organized, Balanced        YOUR WORD____________

GROUP 6

Spontaneous, Instinctive, Active, Energetic, Athletic, Free-Spirited, Adventurous, Self-Assured, Strong, Authentic, Daring     YOUR WORD _____________

GROUP 7

Creative, Imaginative, Dramatic, Poetic, Unique, Colorful, Clever, Distinctive, Eccentric, Unconventional, Individual       YOUR WORD ______________

GROUP 8

Stylish, Elegant, Classic, Enigmatic, Refined, Cosmopolitan, Chic, Worldly, Dignified, Fashionable, Striking     YOUR WORD _____________

GROUP 9

Sexy, Alluring, Beguiling, Passionate, Captivating, Seductive, Intriguing, Charming, Magnetic, Sensuous, Bewitching   YOUR WORD _______________

GROUP 10

Flamboyant, Glamorous, Radiant, Infatuating, Vibrant, Flashy, Colorful, Exotic, Fascinating, Riveting, Stunning    YOUR WORD_____________

WHAT ARE YOUR 10 WORDS?   _________, _________,  _________,

__________, ____________, ___________.

_________, ___________, ___________, ___________                                                                   

NOW CHOOSE 3 __________,   ___________,    ___________

 

NOW CHOOSE 1   _____________________

This is your word. Take a minute to think about your word and try to visualize it as a quality you could see. Your one word can show you your direction for the year and your theme for 2014.

FIND YOUR ICONIC STYLE GROUP

Oprah is an Inspirer

Oprah is an Inspirer

THE INSPIRER    Visionary, Inventive, Charismatic, Prominent, Original, Provocative, Outgoing, Idealistic, Motivating, Exciting, Influential    

Inspirers stand out from the rest. Others follow you and the influence that you embody is very compelling. The Inspirer’s strength and sense of purpose can be conveyed by strong colors, a distinctive eye, and a defined strong lip. Red is a perfect color for the Inspirer, who can carry off a signature style through her wardrobe. A red, long sleeve A-line dress by Lavender Brown is a perfect dress to show off your Inspiring self. Your style icons: Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna.

 

 

Mia Farrow is a Dreamer

Mia Farrow is a Dreamer

THE DREAMER       Curious, Funny, Musical, Entertaining, Joyous, Playful, Whimsical, Blithe, Vivacious, Romantic, Airy, Fanciful                                                        

Dreamers have such a joyous and sweet nature, so the goal of the overall effect is soft, focusing on the eyes. By using pastels for cheeks and lips, you convey your whimsical side, enhancing your romantic side with deeper hues. Dreamers tend toward diaphanous blouses, silk fabrics, and long skirts. Try a Haute Hippie ruffle dress to accentuate your fanciful side. Your style icons are Tavi Gevinson, Mia Farrow, Rashida Jones.

Cate Blanchett is a Seeker

Cate Blanchett is a Seeker

THE SEEKER  Caring, Gentle, Peaceful, Graceful, Spiritual, Deep, Source, Ageless, Serene, Soulful, Ethereal, Still, Beneficial                                                                                                    

Stillness and grace come naturally to you. You do not pretend to be something more than you are. You are comfortable within yourself and have a peacefulness that is compelling. Because you radiate such a strong sense of self, those around you feel content and calm in your presence. The goal for you is to not look too “made up.”  By using a soft and delicate color palette with tones that wear well together, you will look polished and pretty. This black ombre maxi dress from Young Fabulous and Broke is simple, beautiful, and perfect for a Seeker. Your style icons are Cate Blanchett, Maya Angelou, and Tilda Swinton

THE LEADER  

Michelle Obama is a Leader

Michelle Obama is a Leader

Powerful, Independent, Commanding, Fearless, Bold, Brave, Risk-Taking, Heroic, Confident, Indomitable, Forceful, Driven                        

Since you are willing to be adventurous in your life, this look will show you how to be adventurous with your makeup. Your passion is communicated through your eyes. A “smoky” eye will emphasize this. The lips are pale to keep the attention focused on the eyes. You want to convey your confident nature and a Twenty 8 Twelve tuxedo jacket over a San and Soni black and gold short dress is the perfect look. Your style icons are Michelle Obama and Holly Fulger.

THE THINKER  

Lucia Rijker is a Thinker

Lucia Rijker is a Thinker

Rational, Wise, Centered, Honest, Prosperous, Logical, Focused, Loyal, Determined, Organized, Balanced                                                                       

Thinkers are strong and elegant. Your centered nature is expressed with a light foundation and blush. The strength is communicated by using a blue, plum, or teal for the eyes. Blue and plum colors are very centering. Because the pigments are deep, they also convey strength, creating a nice balance. You love a simple look, but you also love color and you like to make a statement with your look. Phillip Lim is a designer who suits your style with his 3.1 Phillip Lim evergreen asymmetrical dress. Your style icons are Lucia Rijker, Sheryl Sandberg.

THE NATURAL     Spontaneous, Instinctive, Active, Energetic, Athletic, Free-Spirited, Adventurous, Self-Assured, Strong, Authentic, Daring 

Jennifer Aniston is a Natural

Jennifer Aniston is a Natural

Naturals are just that – natural. There is an ease to you and to your lifestyle and look. You create your glowing look with golds, beiges, browns, and your go-to bronzer. Your hair is natural and tousled and your wardrobe is all about ease. Mason is the perfect line for you. With your Mason shift dress with a black chiffon insert, all you need is a pair of strappy sandles and your look is complete. Your style icons are Jennifer Anison, Giselle, and Thandie Newton.

 

Lady Gaga is an Artist

Lady Gaga is an Artist

THE ARTIST     Creative, Imaginative, Dramatic, Poetic, Unique, Colorful, Clever, Distinctive, Eccentric, Unconventional, Individual

You use your look to express your artistry, and you are as individual as they come. You don’t shy away from anything. You see the transformative power that makeup can have and you like to experiment. You love mixing colors as you create your beauty statement, and “anything goes” is your beauty mantra. Glitter? Go ahead. The Artist expresses whatever seems to be right in the moment. Elizabeth and James is the line that speaks to you. Your style icons are Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Grace Jones.

Lena Horn is a Sophisticate

Lena Horn is a Sophisticate

THE SOPHISTICATE

Stylish, Elegant, Classic, Enigmatic, Refined, Cosmopolitan, Chic, Worldly, Dignified, Fashionable, Striking

Elegant and polished, the Sophisticate has a timeless look that never goes out of style. Always put together and sleek, you seem to know how to make the simplest outfit look like a million. Your look is understated and classic. You tend toward earthy tones of taupes, tans, and velvet browns. Your eyes are accentuated with a simple black liner, and a dark rose color on your lips pulls it all together. Alice and Olivia is a fabulous choice for you. Try this cinched waist LBD. Your style icons are Lena Horn, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Portman.

THE ENCHANTRESS  

Kerry Washington is an Enchantress

Kerry Washington is an Enchantress

Sexy, Alluring, Beguiling, Passionate, Captivating, Seductive, Intriguing, Charming, Magnetic, Sensuous, Bewitching

You are a bombshell and you are completely comfortable putting that out there to the world. A black lined eye that sweep ups at the end, deep, red lips, and strong contouring to highlight your cheekbones gives you the look you love. You tend toward deep, rich colors and they suit you. This grey lace dress from Nightcap Clothing is made for the Enchantress. Your style icons are Kerry Washington, Beyonce, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe.

Jerry Hall is a Dazzler

Jerry Hall is a Dazzler

THE DAZZLER

Flamboyant, Glamorous, Radiant, Infatuating, Vibrant, Flashy, Colorful, Exotic, Fascinating, Riveting, Stunning

You are all about glamour. For you, more is more – more eyeshadow, more lipstick, more gloss. You love color and a deep violet smokey eye expresses your individuality. A dark pink lip color with lots of gloss works for you. You may even put a drop of gold gloss on your bottom lip for a bit more glamour. You love fashion and you love to make a statement. Skinny jeans from Current Elliot, heels from IRO, and a sequined jacket from Christophe Sauvat work for you. Your style icons are Jerry Hall, and Tyra Banks.

There you have it…a little guide to help you with expressing yourself. Makeup and fashion can be truly transformative if you let them. Don’t ever be afraid to use the tools available to help say to the world who you are.

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Enjoy

xo Holly