Hello and welcome ❤️ Image identities in Kibbe system don’t overlap – they are like planets in the Solar System and each one is absolutely unique and independent from others, but still exists by the same rules. The whole idea of comparing two image identities thereby can be considered nonsensical because how can one compare incomparable things? That being said, I think looking at two image identities side by side can be very useful in the process of learning them, in order to understand them. So consider this kind of post as not a comparison, but merely a closer look at these image identities that can be often confused because they share several important features. In my previous post I analyzed Soft Gamine vs Theatrical Romantic, now Soft Natural vs Romantic.Continue reading “Soft Natural vs Romantic in Kibbe System w/Examples”
Hello and welcome ❤️ Today I’ve finally collected enough evidence to talk about one of the most curious topics when it comes to the Kibbe system – waist! Waistline has a considerable role in the 1987 book Metamorphosis and the test included in it, but we all know that David Kibbe has trimmed his system into a more agile and effective one over the years, so what about waist? Can Yin-dominated image identities, like Soft Dramatic or Romantic, not have a prominent waist? Let’s see.Continue reading “Waist Shape in Kibbe System. Waistline and Yin-Yang Balance”
Soft Gamine vs Theatrical Romantic. What are the differences between Soft Gamine and Theatrical Romantic? SG vs TR in Kibbe system. How to tell between Soft Gamine and Theatrical Romantic in Kibbe system?
Because ‘Soft Gamines look more like teenage girls and Theatrical Romantics are more womanly’ is absurd, offensive, and ignorant – most importantly, simply not true. Let’s get into the real deal here. In this post you won’t find guessing and counting celebrity answers to the test – human body isn’t a piece of furniture to be dissected like this, piece by piece, analyzing every small feature and measuring it as if it was a geometry assignment, thinking ‘so is it A or C?’ Instead, I suggest looking at the overall shapes – Ying and Yang and how they combine for SG and TR ‘formulas’. In this post I’m using only Kibbe verified SG and TR examples.Continue reading “Soft Gamine vs Theatrical Romantic in Kibbe System w/Examples”
Soft Gamine vs Theatrical Romantic? Do Flamboyant Naturals look their best in boho style? Should Classics be ‘graceful, proper, gracious’? Let’s find answers together.
Over the years Kibbe system aka Kibbe Metamorphosis has been reinterpreted and misinterpreted numerous times, which is how a lot of misconceptions occured. The worst thing is that they really skew the whole system and make it difficult to use. I think it’s important to debunk these common misconceptions about certain Kibbe image identities because they are just obstacles on our way, so let’s do it!Continue reading “Misconceptions About Kibbe Image Identities (FG, SG, FN, D, TR, Classics, Gamines)”
What does ‘vertical line’ in Kibbe system mean? How to understand vertical line in Kibbe’s system? In this post I’ll do my best to explain it how I understand it, in simple terms and with examples.
The concept of vertical line in Kibbe’s system has to be one of the most curious ones, but integral to using the system in the first place. I’ve decided to devote a whole post to it and share my own understanding of the vertical line in Kibbe’s system. Without further ado, let’s start!Continue reading “What Is Vertical Line In Kibbe’s System? w/Examples +FAQ”
How to use Kibbe’s system for different ethnicities? Is there a special way or rule to use this system for certain ethnicities/countries/regions? The short version is “no” – read more for all the logical details you wanted to know!
Short version: no, there’s no secret at all – Kibbe system can be used by anyone without any limitations or special rules.
You might think: how about the fact that in different regions people have different heights and specific features that are more prominent? Shouldn’t the region/country/descent be taken into account to make the Kibbe image IDs be distributed evenly in every region? Does applying the same system to everyone mean that some ethnicities have lower chance overall of being certain image IDs? I think these are the questions that rightfully occur because I presume that people may find it maybe a bit unfair that women in regions with shorter average heights have higher chance of being Yin-dominant image IDs since being tall means having a lot of Yang according to Kibbe’s system.
All these questions aren’t directly answered in the book Metamorphosis (1987) by David Kibbe and in this post I’ll give my own thoughts on them according to my understanding because this issue is directly related to the false idea of ‘beauty standards’ and discrimination. Let’s start!Continue reading “Kibbe System for Different Ethnicities: Is There A Secret?”
Does vibe work in Kibbe’s system? No, it doesn’t work and here are 5 reasons why. No bull
‘Vibe’ has to be one of the most confusing myths about David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis. If your ultimate goal is to determine your Kibbe image identity (mistakenly referred to as ‘body type’), this post is exactly for you. I think it’s necessary to use common sense (which, unfortunately, isn’t that common at all) and bust another BS myth about Kibbe’s system – all this notion about how every image has a ‘vibe’ that can help you somehow. Let’s start!Continue reading “Using Vibe In Kibbe System: 5 Reasons Why It’s Baloney”
In this post, I’ll tell you about my relationship with style and shopping, my style icons, and how discovering Kibbe’s Metamorphosis has put it all together for me.
After writing so many posts about David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis, I think it’s time for me to reveal something that has been on my mind for a while – my personal story of how I got to know and love this system. I have written about Metamorphosis as philosophy, however that post has barely scratched the surface of my own exploration of Kibbe’s theory. So, following the suggestion of my subsriber Silver Roxen, I’ve decided to finally dive deeper, including the discussion of ‘Soft Gamine syndrome’ that I experienced myself.
In this post, I’ll tell you about my relationship with style and shopping, my style icons, and how discovering Kibbe’s Metamorphosis has put it all together for me. I will stick to the point, but there are quite a lot of details that need to be addressed to give you a full story, so grab yourself a cup of coffee (pun intended 😉) and let’s take a trip down memory lane for around 5-7 minutes. Oh and by the way! I won’t make this post picture-heavy – I’ll refer to my Pinterest boards for visual aid.
As a follow-up post for this one, I’ve described how I actually apply Kibbe’s system.
Why Kibbe image identities aren’t ‘body types’. If you’re interested in Kibbe’s Metamorphosis, that’s a vital piece of information that self-proclaimed ‘expets’ leave out
You might have noticed that in my blog I use quotation marks whenever I say Kibbe ‘body types’. This isn’t me being obsessed with punctuation – this is me being ironic about the whole ‘body type’ thing (oops, I did it again!) referring to Kibbe and how much it doesn’t align with what Kibbe’s Metamorphosis is all about. If you’re interested in Kibbe, this post is for you!Continue reading “Why Kibbe Image IDs AREN’T “Kibbe Body Types””