Personal

Decision and Announcement

Recently a lot about my concept of Kibbe has changed… even though I am not particularly thrilled about how things have turned out, I don’t give up so easily.

However, I feel with my recent posts I just have added to the extreme amount of online resources that are very far from what the kibbe system actually is supposed to be and they also contain outdated information from the book. So I have started building a new blog that will first deal with my journey trough Kibbe’s assignments and then I will focus on helping others figure it out. However, I don’t feel WordPress is the best option for that. It has some great features but I’m missing the customization I get with other blogs… I will post the new address once I have everything set up. Until then stay tuned!

Kibbegory, Personal

If you’re following my blog, you’re probably wondering why I haven’t been posting a lot recently. The reason for that is that I feel slightly disillusioned with Kibbe at this point.

I have spent so much time reading the book over and over, researching online and everything. I was finally at a point where I thought I had figured it out and then I stumbled onto the strictly kibbe facebook group. David posts in this community from time to time and everything he says seems to contradict the book and online resources and I feel like I’m back to the start. I have no clue where to go from here… I don’t even know if I am a theatrical romantic. After everything I’ve read, I could be any of the types.

Things that I recently learned:

  • Kibbe’s system is not about your lines  and has only to do with your essence
  • you cannot be typed on the internet based on photos
  • there are no certain bodily features that always appear in a certain type (e.g. waspish waist for TR)
  • items of clothing cannot be typed and cannot be used for testing your type
  • you cannot type yourself by only using the quiz
  • individual features like nose, shoulder or hip shape cannot be used to determine your type
  • ratios and measurements are not guiding you to your type

So what is guiding you to your type, besides a personal appointment with David Kibbe? I don’t know. There are exercises and stuff posted by him in the group to help you, but his writing style is just a pain and the posts are so ethereal and hardly contain any information. I’m a very logical person. I like categories and on point descriptions. I just can’t work with the stuff he is posting, because it means nothing to me. I feel like I spent several years figuring out this system completely in vain. And that I have no clue, what to do know. I felt so comfortable working on my TR image and now I’m just back to the start. I’m not sure which type I am. It’s even worse now, as I now even consider dramatic or classic. As an example, Mila Kunis is usually typed as a soft natural when you look her up online. But she is a kibbe verified Theatrical Romantic. Look at her next to me. Are there any similarities? If there are I don’t see them. Mila Kunis looks nothing like what I imagined a TR would look like…

But what does a TR look like according to Kibbe?

“utterly feminine and shimmering physical beauty, along with a very strong and defined sense of self and purpose”

Do I look like that? Mila Kunis must look like that, but I can’t even begin to picture that description…

Fashion, Personal

Sell, swap, donate, trash

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and other social media profiles you are already aware I’m currently weeding out my closet and shopping to slowly fill the gaps.

In fact, I think this is a really important step after you’ve found your Kibbegory, and I personally couldn’t bring myself to wear most of my closet after realizing how unflattering it was.

If you’re like me, you’ll end up with a lot of clothes to get rid of. For me, we’re talking about more than 50 items of clothes, shoes, and accessories. One of the best options is, of course, to donate them to charity. However, there are also options to get something more out of your old clothes than just good karma:

Remix

Remix is available in quite a few countries and it is so easy to use. You sign up and order a remix bag (it’s free), which is just a large and sturdy shipping bag, that can be used to mail your no longer beloved fashion items to remix. Remix will then check the quality and sell your clothes as second hand. Depending on what you sell you receive 0,62 € – 32 €+ for each item which can be used in the remix shop or transferred to your bank account. However, you can’t send everything. Remix sells a lot of brands in their shop, but the ones they don’t sell you won’t get money for. Check out remixe’s in-depth guide for more information.

H&M Garment Collecting

If remix doesn’t float your boat or you have stuff left, that they won’t sell. You might want to consider giving your clothes to H&M Garment Collecting. For every bag full of clothes/fabric (no matter quality, shape, style or brand) you’ll receive one 15 % voucher. The maximum is two vouchers per day.
I think Zara has a similar service, but I rarely shop there so I wouldn’t know.

Selling / Swapping on eBay and similar platforms

While this method will probably earn you more money/items than the other two, it’s a lot of work. I just don’t like haggling, answering several questions just to never hear back from the buyer, running to the post office and finding enough packaging material, that I generally don’t sell my clothes myself. With enough time on your hands and dedication, it’s a viable option.

Donate to charity

Generally, I recommend being careful which charities you donate to and trying to keep donations to local non-profit organizations. That way, you’ll know exactly, that your donations end up, where they are needed.

Trash

If there’s absolutely nothing you can do to get rid of your old items, trash them. I’m not a fan of this and firmly believe that everything can be recycled in one way or another, but it’s your decision.