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!
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
For decades I’ve held the belief that I had a warm undertone. I always classified myself as an Autumn, and a couple of decades ago, when the twelve season palette was released, I jumped on the color-scheme wagon and plotted my way to a Soft Autumn palette. For over two decades now I’ve been shopping with my Soft Autumn palette fabric swatches in hand, carefully … Continue reading Find Your Undertone
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
Last week I told you about going along with our natural lines, and not getting stuck with the three measurements of bust, waist and hips ratios. Here is a perfect example of vertical lines, wide, structured garments doing absolutely nothing for me. But I LOVED this coat’s concept, I loved the golden zipper details, I loved the fine wool, I loved the little Mandarin collar, … Continue reading Adapting the wrong lines for your body
For decades I’ve held the belief that I had a warm undertone. I always classified myself as an Autumn, and a couple of decades ago, when the twelve season palette was released, I jumped on the color-scheme wagon and plotted my way to a Soft Autumn palette. For over two decades now I’ve been shopping with my Soft Autumn palette in hand, carefully choosing colors … Continue reading Kibbe Style and Undertone: My Aha Moments!
I’ve been taking a free online course offered at the University of Exeter in association with the Fashion Revolution group, which was formed after the infamous Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh five years ago. Through it I was hoping to learn more about how to become a better informed fashion consumer, how to advocate for workers through my shopping habits and information campaigns, … Continue reading Who Made my Clothes?
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