South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — Cynthia Spencer, owner of Stitch Your Art Out, a local yarn and fabric store in Pine Grove Mills, PA, visited with students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Administrative Professional program. Cynthia is trained in color analysis using the Color Alliance™ system and helps individuals to identify a personal color palette based on their skin, hair, and eye colors. The presentation was designed to help the students learn how to look and feel their best, particularly during job interviews.
During a color consultation, Cynthia uses fabric “drapes” to see whether a person has warm- or cool-toned skin and to define a “season” (spring, summer, fall, or winter) that best matches their overall coloring. She uses all the information collected during the appointment and enters it into a special computer program. The information is analyzed, and the result is the creation of a personalized, 40-color “Lifestyle Palette” that can be used to select flattering clothing and makeup colors.
The presentation included a demonstration of the color analysis process using South Hills faculty member, Eleanor Martin, as the subject. “My two daughters and I had our color analysis done by Cynthia, and it’s made a big difference in how we shop for clothing. We know what colors we look best in and we take along a portable version of our color palettes that we received at our consultation to use as a reference,” said Eleanor. “The information Cynthia provided was helpful for our students, particularly since many are building their business wardrobes and getting ready to enter the workforce.”