The books address various levels of information from the short succinct versions to the complete in-depth study depending upon your interest and scope of intention for self-knowledge.






This is not a fashion site. The intent of this work is to provide “the box of crayons” for everyone to use and apply to the art of dress so that one can fashion their own style based on the universal principles of color and line theory. It is another window through which to view the order, harmony, inclusive oneness and beauty of all creation.

NEW! The Ultimate Designers Handbook ~ Just back from the press and the printed book is lovely. Wonderful to hold and enjoy the layout of the rich key information provided therein.

Beneath the Dress


All 10 books now available in print form on

All 10 Books also available in eBook format below


Just released in eBook here and on Amazon in Print

face analysis   pure & simple lighter   Timeless Manners Charm Etiquette

complete study     women and girls   men and boys

Impeccably   vivid beauty   face reading 9pxbdr


Listed Here Are the Advantages of

Each Book According to Level of Interest

complete study

Advantages of The Science of Personal Dress COMPLETE STUDY 3rd Updated Edition

309 pages of all updated information, considered the textbook manuel of this classic study.
5 Aspects of dress
All details covered including men and women questionairres
Color and light science
Psychological aspects of color
Color analogies
Symbols and sacred geometry
Flip-over phenomena (simultaneous contrast)
Deeper hair color discussion
Combination body types
Complete description of clothing lines
Illustrated study of face feature lines
Sketchbook wardrobe organizer
Extreme colors discussed
Indepth skin discussion
Designers Box of Tools:
    Detailed Lines
Men’s section 50 pages
   Shorter section than the Men and Boys book because principles
   already covered in the part of the complete study do not have to be repeated
Updated eBook available here through PayPal $16.99

women and girls

Advantages of WOMEN and GIRLS Book

168 pages
Bigger font (14 pts)
4 Aspects of dress
All significant salient information is covered
Not as detailed, more the cream off the top of the work
A faster study for those wanting to get to the point
Practical for easy application
A first study that can be followed by the Complete Study

eBook available here through PayPal $12.99

Men and Boys

Advantages of the MEN and BOYS

104 pages
Bigger font
4 Aspects of dress
Right to the point covering easy to apply shortcuts
Detailed guidelines for men’s wardrobe combinations
All illustrations drawn and adapted for men
Important wardrobe tips
Really a lovely book for a male's focus
eBook available here through PayPal $10.99


NEW The Universal Language of FACE ANALYSIS ~ How One's Face Structure Impacts The Art of Personal Dress and Personality

A delightful read from start to finish! This book completes 3 forms of analysis - color, dress and now face analysis which has been overlooked but plays an important roll for a finely-tuned analysis. A deeper understanding of what underlies form and color brings a greater syntax of language giving one cognition of the more refined nuances of the art of personal dress. This study is based on validated scientific research showing that the structure of something defines its automatic function. But there is more to all this than what first appears—not only does this apply to dress, but goes deeply into the expression of the personality itself. This book is unusual because for the first time it connects the basic language of line design and shows exactly what it expresses on all levels; physically, mentally, emotionally and through the personality as well. Examples are illustrated to help short-cut long descriptions so the reader can see easy associative connections. Finally, the history and background of structure analysis will be presented, along with the position on the body of 90 illustrated traits, full descriptions of each trait, their universal meanings and what they communicate. This teaching is a powerful asset on every level, giving one the opportunity to ease into a flow of sensitive, non-judgmental positive communication, and a better understanding in relationships, in sales, friends and self-knowledge.

eBook available here through PayPal $12.99


NEW and Lovely. The Science Beneath The Dress ~ The Ultimate Designers Handbook

This is truly the classic designers handbook and is especially vauable for those who creatively sew and knit. For the first time, the science of dress has been turned around and reverse engineered in 136 pages to provide the quickest way to learn "in a nutshell" every detail relating from the body up through every aspect of dress and style for your knowledge and expertise. This book includes the cream of the in-depth Complete Study. Every aspect is illustrated, 547 catagorized clothing lines are aligned to each body shape with all the supporting data connected. It has been designed as a step-by-step tutuorial to enable you to learn the language first, then to understand what the structure of the body represents, thereby accessing the ability to use the tools and techniques found in the universal language of color and line. Everyone who embraces this teaching "gets it" and it brings to conscious awareness what elite designers have intuitively known. This is now made available for all levels of interest to assist informed creative self-artistry, and a wonderful gift for those even slightly interested in aligning their beauty. I am very pleased with the outcome of this book.

eBook available here through PayPal $12.99

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Advantages of Color Analysis PURE and SIMPLE Book

This work begins with illustrated easy to see connections that colors and lines make with everyday objects and associations throughout all aspects of life. It is a solid first step, guaranteed to expand awareness and provide an understanding of one’s best colors and clothing lines. Also perfect for astute and creative teenagers who enjoy finding out more about themselves and how they indivually fit into the scheme of things. A special 118 page condensed version from The Science of Personal Dress Complete Study. This is to make available a concise overview of the art of dress to support those "just wanting to know more about myself" and becoming intrigued with the knowledge that there are universal principles that are consistent, orderly and thrilling to recognize.

eBook available here through PayPal $12.99


Advantages of IMPECCABLY SHARP Book (Includes Manners and Social Skills for Men and Boys)

This 130 page illustrated book reveals what wise men know and young men can learn. Important book for Grandmothers and mothers to give to their grandchildren, sons and daughters. At any age, this book details how to be Impeccably Sharp and become a master of attraction, charm and standout elegance. The principles of color and line, a synopsis of wisdom gained from the lives and experiences of true gentlemen who discovered that developing a personal style is worth a grown man's time. Covers protocol of social exchange, manners, table etiquette, conversation skills, attractive dress,cleanliness, beauty and creative thought. The book covers 3 subjects, and is based on an extensive survey and sets the tone of what women really ideally prefer:
Women Prefer Attractive Men;  Women Prefer Well Dressed Men; Women Prefer Gentlemen

eBook available here through PayPal $12.99

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Vivid Beauty Manners, Charm and Etiquette Handbook For Women and Girls ~ Beautiful Original Complete 8.5x11 Version.
Irenee Riter is a Certified Graduate of The American School of Protocol in Atlanta Georgia taught by founder Peggy Newfield. Just to have a timeless handbook of cultural protocol is reaffirming to be aware and have as a reference guide (a companion book to “Impeccably Sharp” for men and boys.) This 30-page handbook begins with charming manners and then follows up with ways to show charm and etiquette through social exchange: charming conversations, charming suggestions, charming introductions, cultivated habits of self care, manners that show your charm, manners that shout your charm, etiquette that reveals your charm; table etiquette before, during and after dining. With a personal image instilled that the body is a unique expression never before created, these ideas blossom into a drive to enhance it, mine it, refine it, upgrade it, polish it and to package it an extraordinarily beautiful woman...a Vivid Beauty. This is the perfect gift from mothers to daughters and from grandmothers to granddaughters.

eBook available here through PayPal $10.99

Timeless Manners Charm Etiquete

NEW Timeless Manners, Charm and Etiquette CHECKLIST for Ages 3 to 100

This book is wonderful in hand. The best book of its kind for everyone, especially for parents and grandparents as a guide to play with and enthrall young people with facts and points of interesting etiquette and manners which charm the heart and ennoble the Soul. Complete checklist brings to conscious awareness attributes of character, poise and beauty. Based on teachings of The American School of Protocol, along with comprehensive study of traditional rules of convention which address the mind, body and spirit. Makes a strong case for the advantage of at least knowing the difference, and of how culture and polish adds to enrich all our loving relationships.

eBook available here through PayPal $12.99

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Advantages of FACE READING Book

An important intriguing aspect of color and line education pertains to the shape and structure of one's face. Based on the function of archetype lines and shapes, a facecommunicates and is wired to automatically react to stimuli. These structural traits are so common that reference to them is used in our everyday language. Terms such as “a nose for news,” “high-brow,” “thin-skinned,” “level-headed” and an “ear for music” are valid actual traits that can be easily observed on people. This knowledge therein facilitates greater non-judgment appreciation for self and others. The book gives a history of the background of the study of personalities. 90 traits, fully illustrated showing the positioning on the face and body with detailed descriptions of each trait.

eBook available here through PayPal $10.99

(The PayPal system is not automatic. When I receive notice of your payment from PayPal, you will be sent your pdf copy of the eBook selected. Do not be concerned by small lapse of time; be assured my email is checked every few hours. You will receive your books.  If you get concerned please call Irenee at 925-462-6255. Thank you)




Here is the opportunity to see your best colors for yourself! This state-of-the-art simple durable tester is the ultimate color analysis tester. See link below for video demonstrations using the color tester.

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training materials

(Value $204.90)
Keysize Tester
4 Pocket size Personal Profile Books
8 Inter-season Color and Line Booklets for Women and Men
Harmonic Hair and Eye Color Chart
Harmonic Color Display Chart
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New" Free" Face Analysis Classes face book

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"This work has brought me the information I have longed for, and now I have the tools to consciously know what and why and how to put myself together."  — KR Germany

“Dear Irenee, I printed out 10 pages and took them to bed last night. Already I am blown away by the effort you have put into this book. You have skillfully presented all the important theories and concepts of color and line in a well written and illustrated book… something I’ve always wanted to do but did not have the time….or frankly the writing skills as you have.” — Donna Cognac, AICI, CIP

"Wish I had known this before.  Years ago I had my colors done and it never felt quite right. Some things just didn't add up, but now that I understand my Interseason influences it all makes sense.  The Science of Personal Dress is classically sound and gives the real answers...the whys and how's. — MR California

"Your work is sacred, is so much more respectful and non-violent to the body to find clothes that fit the body shape rather than try to shape the body via diets, surgeries, over exercising to fit the clothes ...........I am a licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist.)  I practice psychotherapy and I can say by my experience how important the inner and outer aspects of who we are (of which I don't hold as separate) to be both vitally important." 
— Jeanette McCarthy  San Francisco

“Thanks for sending me the files; when you changed the original site it frightened me because it’s a kind of a Bible for me.” — Anna Nureeva from Rouen France

“As an image consultant, through the teaching of these principles, with each client I not only understand what and how...but why. I thrill seeing how each person is like a mystery to be unraveled. Clients are amazed to see parts of themselves they never paid attention to, or even viewed as flaws, to be a unique and interesting part of their human design. They become their own expert, and the consultation pays for itself with their first purchase and continues for the rest of life. I highly recommend this proven work which outlines the whole body and color analysis process.” Darren Chappell Image Consultant, San Francisco

"I am fascinated by the wealth and the depth of your knowledge. Thank you so much for making it available to the public. I have attended various color analysis courses, and none of them comes close to what you have to offer. The concept resonates with me and it just makes sense." — Anna Louise Villariel, Oslo Norway


Research Continues...

There are many programs and expert sensitive colorists that work very closely to give a person colors that harmonize with their coloring. Here are the differences.

The Science of Personal Dress is based on The Law of Attraction which uses a specifically designed Color Tester that absolutely proves which Season Homebase is correct and from that basic platform Inter-season extended colors are determined.  The client not only learns what they are, but which Inter-season colors influence and expand their range of colors all based on their physical traits (blushing, thickness of skin, hair texture, placement of face features


     color programs                               

                Various color program methods in the search for best colors.                     Simple Personal Color Tester is key to Homebase and Inter-seasons.



Kathleen Boyd, Saratoga, California

My 36-year odyssey to discover my most flattering personal colors and wardrobe design finally reached its wonderful destination when I met the remarkable Irenee Riter.

Prior to discovering Irenee, unsatisfying results from many personal color consultants I worked with had kept me searching for what seemed to be elusive—a convincing personal color harmony experience. I had amassed 15 different color palettes that sometimes varied dramatically, even with the most basic selections of hair, skin and eye colors. Wearing many of the colors did not feel complementary or harmonious, nor did I feel more confident or radiant.

I was considering the time and resources I had expended over the years in my search. I had felt momentary enthusiasm after many consultations, but for various reasons enthusiasm proved fleeting because the results were inconsistent or disappointing. I questioned myself, trying to articulate the vague feeling that something was missing or being missed. I mentioned my frustration to my son one afternoon. He then casually asked; “What is the science behind this?”

Stunned by the simplicity of his comment, a new light sparkled in my mind. No one had truly been able to demonstrate or explain the basis for the colors they selected and said were in harmony with me. My path took a turn and I began searching for the science that explains why we look better in some colors and not others. I found my answer with Irenee Riter and her book; “The Science of Personal Dress.”

Considering myself a veteran color analysis client with a lot of experience of my own, I was immediately compelled to work with Irenee after studying her color material and the science of body shapes and line. Her approach is insightful, thorough, practical and usable. It is a testament to elegant simplicity. After I explained to her my long search for color and wardrobe answers, Irenee graciously agreed to personally work with me. I was elated!

My consultation with her was a revelation. During our 3 hours together we went over much of the material in her book and I learned the precepts of personal color harmony. Irenee did a color analysis with her color tester and I learned my “Home Base Season” and which colors from other Seasons are also flattering. I learned about “balanced colors” which is a vital piece of information I had not encountered working with anyone else. We discussed hair, makeup and clothing lines. In short, Irenee guided me to better understand and express myself through my wardrobe by using her “universal language” of color and style.

Irenee’s positive perspective on life and continual affirmation of our individual uniqueness and beauty stimulated me to rally after having previously felt confused in my quest. I finally discovered answers and my colors, thus, my odyssey has ended, and in the most beautiful way. However, it is Irenee’s sincerity that is perhaps the loveliest gift I received from being with her. Thank you so much, Irenee, for sharing your sincere love and guidance.