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Tribal

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

Restless (guest post)

I don’t know if it’s all the chocolate I ate today (it’s Easter Sunday), or it’s the myriad thoughts that run around ceaselessly in my brain. My mom is visiting. She’s a lovely woman, quiet, dignified, appeasing. She has a very peculiar way of showing her disapproval. Those of us who know her well always take it with a grain of salt, because we know … Continue reading Restless (guest post)

Kibbe Dramatic: 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!

Kibbe Natural: 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

Kibbe Classic: Hijabi Version

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

Women

We’ve had a lot on our hands… I want to say lately, but it’s nearing on a decade now, maybe even more than a decade! Yes, probably more. A gazillion thoughts run through my brain about a trillion different things. But they return, without working themselves out, they return, like a ghost waiting for its release to the other side, like rays of light being … Continue reading Women

Kibbe Romantic & Theatrical Romantic: Hijabi Edition!

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!

Kibbe

The most wide-spread method used to establish what lines to wear for your body-type have been described through similarities to geometrical shapes and visual queues: hourglass, skittle, pear, column, rectangle, carrot, square, apple, triangle, inverted triangle, and so on and so forth. What these criteria normally consider are the bust, waist, and hip ratios and proportions to each other, leaving the rest of the body … Continue reading Kibbe