Balanced, with a Yang influence
Physically, you are basically symmetrical with slightly angular edges (bone structure and features). Innately, you are controlled, refined, elegant, and calm with an added dash of the powerful, the majestic, the charismatic. You will definitely want to read both the Classic and the Dramatic sections of this book, and you will find yourself identifying at times with elements of each. However, please remember, you are not an equal combination of the two categories.
Always remember that you are a Classic first and foremost! Your Dramatic undercurrent should always be used in small doses to add a bit of spice to your appearance. It is not a substitution. It is an addition to express that extra bit of Yang present in your being.
To express your balanced/Yang influenced total essence, we want to develop an appearance that could best be described as: Tailored Chic.
Your silhouette is sculpted and geometric, composed of sleekly straight lines (clean, not severe) that are narrowly tailored in a trim and taut fashion. Sharp edges and angular shapes, particularly through the shoulders, are most important.
Likewise, accessories such as your jewelry, handbags, and shoes should all have the same cleanly geometric shapes that are crisp, tailored, and slightly angular.
A sleek hairstyle of moderate to short length, bluntly cut with an asymmetric sweep or dip or slightly angular outline, combined with a “sculpted face”(slightly high-contrast, with smoky eyes, contoured cheeks, and deep lips) completes your head-to-toe appearance beautifully.
This is the best way for the world to see your rare combination of understated sophistication and dynamic power! We’d like to see just a bit of the avant-garde, the adventurer, the contemporary and daring (expressed visually through your use of sharp edges and sculpted shapes) without upsetting your basic foundation of the traditional, the elegant, and the everlasting (which is visually expressed through your use of clean lines and sumptuously tailored clothing).
Be careful not to go overboard with your Dramatic touches. When you opt for the “trendy” instead of the elegantly “fashion-forward”, you become too stark. All angles and sharp edges, when devoid of the buffer that comes with your Classic underlying approach to your overall appearance, becomes far too cold and hard on you.
You lose your humanity this way, appearing overly rigid and unappealing.
On the other hand, don’t go to the opposite extreme by trying to “soften” your look or your features. The result here is very matronly and somewhat fussy. You’ll negate your power and charisma entirely by falling into this trap. (This, by the way, is by far the most common mistake made by your fellow Dramatic Classics, fostered primarily by the misguided theory that “softer” is better. Not for you!)
By far the most effective way to allow your star quality to blaze forth is to appreciate your angular symmetry and bold elegance. When this stunning combination is clearly evident in your appearance, we will follow without hesitation wherever you lead! You are a lady to be both reckoned with and deferred to. When you show both your practical wisdom and your unlimited thinking, you are home free.
Let us all share in the supremely confident, elegantly innovative creature you most definitely are!
DRAMATIC CLASSIC PHYSICAL PROFILE
The following information should be taken as a broad outline of what makes a Dramatic Classic. It is the overall combination of the balance between Yin and Yang leaning (slightly angular physicality with a coolly sophisticated essence) that creates this Image Identity category. Therefore, slight deviation here or there is always possible and should not be worried over if it does not upset your Yin/Yang balance.
Moderate, up to 5 feet 7 inches.
Symmetrical, with slightly angular edges.
Straight and slightly wide.
Shoulders are tapered or slightly square, usually narrow.
Slightly squarish hands and feet.
Slightly sharp, angular or squarish facial contours (jawline, nose, cheekbones).
Fairly trim and compact when at an ideal weight.
Slightly muscular when at ideal weight.
Bustline, waist and hips are somewhat straight and in even proportion when at ideal weight.
On occasion slightly short-waisted.
Legs and arms tend to be average or slightly long.
Your body type will seem to radically change when you gain even a little weight. This is actually an illusion because your bone structure remains the same.
Usually moderate to large eyes, moderate lips.
May be thick and straight or fine and silky but rarely coarse.
Any coloring is possible(warm or cool, high-contrast or blended).
Excess weight shows up right away and collects from the waist down.
You seem to gain weight in the hips and thighs. You rarely gain weight around the bustline. The heavier you get, the more pear-shaped you become.
A Dramatic Classic will not:
Have extremely long limbs.
Have extremely exotic or overly lush facial features.
Have extremely large bones or extremely large hands and feet.
Have delicate bones or extremely small hands and feet.
Have an hourglass figure.
Have a boyishly straight figure.
Kibbe's prime Dramatic Classic celebrity- Jackie Onassis