As my regular readers already know, I’ve been on keto for over a year now. I stumbled upon it quite by accident, as I had just recovered from a broken toe, and was finally ready to redeem my membership prize to an online fitness coaching program that I had won about six months earlier. By the time I got to it, my coach was moving … Continue reading Keto and Intermittent Fasting
I just finished listening to the 2003 Massey Lecture Series by Thomas King. He’s such an awesome story teller. Listening to him so wittily talking about everything that has gone on and continues to happen to us Natives is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching. I found myself laughing out loud, and yelling “Yes! Exactly!” thank Goodness I listen on my own in the car. But by … Continue reading Tribal
Do Gamines have all the fun? While they certainly can, the don’t have to, and can look as serious or sophisticated as a Dramatic or Classic. How? Keep reading to find out. Continue reading Kibbe Gamine: Hijabi Edition
Dramatics are diametrically opposed to Romantics. If you’re a Dramatic, be it pure or soft, you are characterized by angularity, sharpness, strong features, an evident skeleton, which, unlike Naturals, isn’t necessarily draped in abundant musculature. This isn’t to say you must be thin, what stands out is the length of the bones, especially the limbs, and the sharpness of the facial features, regardless of weight. … Continue reading Kibbe Dramatic: Hijabi Edition!
Features: If you have predominantly answers B in the Kibbe test, with no clear second, you have a soft Yang balance, meaning your bone structure is mostly yang (angular, robust), but you also have a soft ying undercurrent, be it in blunt rather than sharp edges, or in rounder muscular tones rather than tout skin/flesh. You give an aura of athleticism, whether you’re tall or … Continue reading Kibbe Natural: Hijabi Edition
There’s this misconception out there in the ethers that Kibbe is about imposing a style based on your curves, and that it’s limited to Caucasian women’s looks. I vehemently disagree with both these beliefs. The first is simply not based on fact, because the style Kibbe worked with was firmly established in the fashion of the 80’s, and yet here we are, almost four decades … Continue reading Kibbe Classic: Hijabi Version
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, the Kibbe styling guide subdivides body shapes into five main categories, which further divide into 2 or 3 more, depending on which method you’re using. They go from stereotypically male-type traits (linear, angular, strong, bone-dominant), which are called yang, and are represented by the Dramatic type; to stereotypically female-dominant (curvy, delicate, flesh-dominant), which are called ying, … Continue reading Kibbe Romantic & Theatrical Romantic: Hijabi Edition!
One of my little treasured blessings was born at the cusp of the Arab Spring. We were living in Libya, and I was just finishing up an online course with Kim West (The Sleeplady, author of the revolutionary book on baby sleep). I had my hands full with a busy home, a very large extended family, an online condensed course, an infant, two adventurous toddlers, … Continue reading A Lesson in Mindfulness From my Infant
Yesterday, for the first time in about twenty years, I shopped at H&M. It had been accused of not caring for the environment or its workers, the complaints were loud, and unapologetic. H&M took notice, and it’s been cleaning up its act ever since Fashion Revolution began about six years ago, in response to the Rana Plaza disaster. I rarely buy new clothes for myself, … Continue reading Greatness Should Keep On Giving