I think this is due to the fact that Audrey dressed so well for her Image ID that she was able to make items with a lot of design elements, or adding these herself, look classic, chic, and sophisticated. Yes, she wore a plain white shirt, but she added a knot. She always added flourishes that provided what we need for our yin. Source I think this is a mistake that a lot of people who have more of a classic sensibility make when they come to FG. She embodied what it means to be a Flamboyant Gamine because she always knew what an outfit needed to take it from something anyone would wear to the level of design a Flamboyant Gamine requires. What he does on Facebook and on his website is painted as something totally different from what he said before.

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Style This post may contain affiliate links. See full disclosure. When I first embarked on a journey of refining my style, I never imagined the rabbit hole I would find myself going down.

At first glance, what may appear merely superficial, actually goes quite deep. As a woman who enjoys fashion and cultivating style, however, it continues to be a most fascinating journey.

Somewhere along the journey, I discovered the idea of style types and style type systems. Given that fashion, after all, is a form of art, and all forms of art are founded upon definite principles, as understandable and applicable as those of science, it seems logical that we use these principles in developing our image and style, right? Who is David Kibbe? David Kibbe is an image professional, who headed a personal appearance makeover salon who knew such a thing existed , in New York City.

In he released his authored Metamorphosis, a personal image and style book for women. In his book, Kibbe introduces a style type theory known online today as Kibbe Types. As of , weather Kibbe is still helping women transform their personal image seems largely unclear any information is welcomed in the comments below. His now out of print book Metamorphosis fetches asking prices in the hundreds of dollars online.

I managed to snag an original, reasonably priced hardcover copy for myself here. What is the Kibbe Type System? Kibbe types are a total image styling system based largely on and individuals balance of Yin and Yang.

Additionally, Kibbe suggests taking a holistic approach, a unified concept for your unique appearance, rather than following arbitrary fashion trends or theories. Must individuality be sacrificed in the name of progress, convenience, and our fast-moving society? Well I say no! How does it translate into clothing style? The principle of Yin and Yang is that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example, female-male, dark-light and old-young.

Graceful, flowing, silhouettes. Hourglass outlines. Fitted waists. Rounded shapes. Swirls, curves, circles. Yang: Strong vertical lines. Stiff, smooth silhouettes. Elongated outlines. Sharp edges. Geometric shapes. Rectangles, triangles, etc. What are the Kibbe Types? Characterized by a straight body type; extremely sharp bone structure, and very straight, narrow, facial features small eyes, narrow lips, sharp nose and jawline, and prominent jawline with taut flesh.

Characterized by a very soft and curvy body type, with more rounded bone structure which tends to be full and very rounded, lush facial feature large eyes luscious lips; a soft, slightly full nose and jawline; and fleshy cheeks. Classic The pure balance between the Yin and Yang extremes. Features tend to be neither complete Yin or Yang.

Natural On the more moderate Yang side, falling between Dramatic and Classic. Gamine The combination of the two opposites. Unlike a blended balance of the Classic, the Gamine is a combination of Yin and Yang. Since everyone has a complex mixture of different elements, the types are further broken down into subtypes include the following. Making for a total of 13 Kibbe Types. What are my thoughts on the Kibbe Types System?

To be honest, however, I found it quite challenging to nail down my Kibbe Type. And therein lies my criticism. The Kibbe system is great.

Its comprehensive, and logical. Within the Kibbe System, however, some of the ideas can be quite relative, and can not be taken as absolute style law in my humble opinion. Overall I enjoyed the book, style theory, and ideas, and am super excited to implement some of the concepts into my own Metamorphosis. What about you Bombshell? Have you heard of the Kibbe System or Kibbe Types?

What do you think about using Yin and Yang to find your style? If you had to guess, which Kibbe type are you? More Style Systems and Resources Excited to discover and explore more style types, theories, and systems? We are! Subscribe to be updated when we do.


David Kibbe's metamorphosis

Long, lean, sinewy b. Broad, tending toward muscular c. Symmetrical, evenly proportioned d. Very shapely, a delicate hourglass e.


How to Determine Your Kibbe Body Type

D Sloped, tapered can be a bit sharp, but still sloped E Sloped, rounded 3. How long do your arms and legs look in comparison to your body? This is in proportion to your body, specifically your torso. Make sure to relax your arms while doing this, as stretching them out will make them seem longer than they are. My arms and legs are: A Elongated, narrow C Moderate, even in proportion to my height and torso D Small, slightly short E Small, very short in proportion to my height and torso 4. What are the size and shape of your hands and feet in comparison to the rest of your body?

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