Reader's Comment

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reader's Comment


Reader's Comment
 "Wow. I love your blog. You really dig deep and show that this is more than a surface game. I was particularly touched by this post and also the post you did on the "bold" topic for type 4's. Something I notice as a type 4 is this: For some reason the term "stunning" in reference to beauty bothers me. I've seen stunning people of all types. I believe the intention was to say that type 4's have a look that stands out. I'm not sure what a good term is for this: but stunning for some reason seems to suggest that type 4's are more attractive than other types: and I take issue with that. I believe that is why many people are either gung ho or have reservations about being a type 4. Some would like to think they are more "beautiful" than others and then there are those who may be aware that they stand out but that doesn't necessarily mean they are stunning beauties. 
So I looked up "stunning" and the definition online says this: 
Of a strikingly attractive appearance.
See that "attractive" word...mmmm"                  S WC   

I totally agree.  I wrestle with the realization that I've absorbed societal stereotypes of beauty.  Supposedly most models are T4.  Do we really thing models are the barometer of beauty? or are we subjected to doing so?  I will admit with remorse that sometimes I realize I don't want to be T2 and fight for my T4 aspects because I don't want to be frumpy.  I only relax when I realize I do like to be comfortable in my clothes.  We all desire to be beautiful, and it is sad when we fall into thinking one type has the corner on that, and another doesn't.  The point is to find our beauty in our true selves.

*I think the word used is striking though. (Attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent.)


I love what Ani DiFranco says in this song, because the prettiest girl is also envied. 



and god help you if you are an ugly girl
course too pretty is also your doom
cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
for the prettiest girl in the room


... but hey, don't listen to me or anyone, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane

8 comments :

S WC said...

Thank you for responding...

And "frumpy" for type 2...that word bothers me as well.

You can be comfortable and not frumpy. The challenge is in finding the designers who resonate with these types.

Before writing this post, I was looking for an examples of people who do "Type 2" well. I'll have to familiarize myself with this type some and come back with examples.

I truly believe you don't need to be frumpy. I believe some of the Eileen Fisher designs work beautifully for Type 2's and can be easily accessorized. I think using handmade accessories found on sites like ETSY would enable a type to get a more individual look.

Thanks so much for responding. I really appreciate it.

S WC said...

Hi Jane,
Well I'm back. Here is what I think will help with any type to maximize their style. I know this blog is about the systems; but my intuition was telling me that I think one needs to know just a little more. This is the missing piece.
Imogen Lamport a stylist on You Tube has 4 videos which I think will be helpful.Since there are limitations with using html tage with blogger, I'll give the names of the videos. You can check them out under her You Tube name: Imogen Lamport.
1)The most import video is: Dressing With The Golden Mean.wmv
This video addresses how to layer clothes on the body proportion to the body. I think she explains it in a simple way for the lay person to understand.
After that video, browse these 3 other videos in any order.
1)How To Layer
2)How to Style Up Your Outfit
3)Where to Hold Your Handbag

P.S Imogen Lamport uses the tonal systems for doing color analysis instead of the seasonal system. Even though she doesn't get into the energy essence, she seems to have an innately intuitive way of putting colors and styles together. Who knows? Maybe she senses the essence...I don't know. But she is one of my favorites on You Tube.
I looked over the Type 2 and notice there's a lot of things that flow. What I'm thinking is that the type 2 may have to be more in tune with how to balance the flow on the body so that scarves and dresses don't just hang and look frumpy. Anyway, thanks for all your work.
Perhaps you'll want to add these videos to your blog on the sideboard for those who want to learn more about "how" to wear their essence. I think that is what is missing from so many of these systems. If I can think of anything else, I'll post more.
Thanks again.

Jane Rekas, LCSW, CHt said...

I love Imogen Lamport :)

Jane Rekas, LCSW, CHt said...

P.S. I just posted my pinterest boards for each type, and the lists end with my own twist on each type, such as:
http://pinterest.com/janerekas/type-2-not-so-girly/

S WC said...

Ok. Going to check it out. Thank you.

S WC said...

Luv it! yes Type 2 not so girly is the bomb. Wow. Now I want to be a Type 2 ;-)

ozika danoj said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
ozika danoj said...


Cool!

All the categories explored here!

12 Seasonal Palette Makeovers 12 Seasonal Palettes Autumns 12 Seasonal Palettes Springs 12 Seasonal Palettes Summers 12 Seasonal Palettes Winters 12 seasons 16 Color System 24 seasons 3 in 30 Challenge 365grateful 4 humors acceptance acceptance and change access accessories adjectives advanced style aeppli Air air hair air signs air style Alyce Parsons analytical Angel Angela Wright anger Animal Prints apple body shape apps Archetypes artisan soul arty-offbeat asian ASTRO-TYPE STYLE REPORT AstroFaces Astrolada Astrology astrology collages astrology ebook astrology look-alikes astrology planets aura Aura Reading for Jane authentic happiness Autumn autumn jewelry Autumn personalities Awakening Beauty banana BANGS Battle of Star Wars and Star Trek Beauty beauty code Beauty for All Seasons beauty for you before DYT BFAS Bill and Tom Kaulitz bitstrips black Blacks blogoversary blue steel body color guide body colors body shape body shapes body types bold book summaries Books Borg Brain Types bright spring bright winter bright winter jewelry brown Butler button nose cafe press Callaway capsule wardrobe Carole Jackson casual cats Cayce Caygill celebrities celebrity eyes chakras change change your clothes characters child whisperer Childhood children Chinese Elements Chinese Elements and Chinese Face Reading Chinese Face Reading Cho Choleric Choleric Rabbit chroma classic-elegant clear spring clear spring jewelry clear spring vs clear winter clear winter clear winter jewelry closet closet apps Closet Draping closet organization clothes refashion CMAS Cognitive Functions color Color Alliance color analysis timeline color analysts Color for Body and Soul Color Me a Season Color Me Beautiful color me beautiful uk color meanings color oops color palettes color profiles Color Psychology color symbolism Color Systems color tester color theory color wheel Color With Style colors by seasons colors for signs Colors from my eye colors from your eye colorstrology compassion compassionate competence concave Conflict confused consultants map Contrast Contrasting Azure Summer contrasting summer convex Cookie Lee cool cool summer Cool Summer 30 Day Challenge cool summer jewelry cool summer lipstick cool summer vs cool winter cool vs. warm cool winter cool winter jewelry coral Core Essensce Blueprinting core values cosmetic tattooing cosmetics crystals curve curviplex Dario Nardi dark autumn dark autumn jewelry dark autumn vs dark winter dark winter dark winter jewelry dbt deep autumn deep winter deep winter jewelry deep winter soft depression determining face shape Dilemma DISC DISC and DYT diy couture Dominant Functions Donner downloads Dr. Hauscka Dragon Princess Dramatic dramatic-exotic drapes draping dream light Dressing Your Truth Dye dynamic dyt DYT and DISC early springs earrings Earth earth hair earth signs earth style Earthy/Rich eBook elea blake Elements Elsa Klensch energetics Energetics of Jewelry energy enneagram enthusiast entrance Essence Essential Colors 5 Elements System Essential Oils evening wear exotic-dramatic Eye Diagrams eye drape eye pics Eye Types eyebrows Eyes Eyeshadow EYT Facebook Group fabric face reading Face Shape facebook fast Facebook Groups Faces of Jane facial features facial profiles Facial Profiling Fae Fairy Tale family fan books fans Fantastical Beauty faq Fashion and Mental Health fashion apps Fashion Astrology fashion code Fashion Feng Shui Fashion Feng Shui Quizzes Fashion for the Soul fast fashion feminine-romantic feminity Feng Shui Appearance Elements figure 8 figure types filters Find Your Perfect Shade find your season fingernails Fire fire hair fire light fire signs fire style First Base flip flops Food Cravings FORUMS Foundation four humors Four or Twelve? four type systems freckles free downloads friend gems glasses Goddesses gods and goddesses grandparents gratitude greek greek nose green closet green eyes hair hair and eyes hair by season hair by the signs hair color hair for air hair for earth hair for fire hair for water Hair Ideas Halloween hangers hawk nose healing height Heritage Hiatus High School Hispanics history of color analysis hometown horses Host a Mary Kay Party hourglass How do you find your self how not to wear black how systems differ how to photograph your eye how to take eye pics how to wear black Human Design Human Design Channels Humors iconoclast IlluminEssensce IlluminEssensce Cosmetics Imogen Lamport India Arie INFJ ingenue inner child inspiration intention intuition Intuitive Reading for Jane Invent Your Image Irenee Riter iridology jeans jeans by style Jennifer Butler Jesse and Joe jewelry jewelry shape Jewelry Storage Jeweltone Summer Justine Leconte Kati L Moore Kaulitz twins Kentner Kibbe Kitchener Ladee Lyon lavender lemon Life in Color light spring light spring jewelry light spring vs light summer light spring vs soft autumn light summer light summer jewelry light summer lipstick Limbo lineal linear links lip drape lip samples lippies Lipstick Lively/Bright look-alikes love styles Lucky Guide Maenad Magic Queen makeover assists Makeovers by Mary Kay makeup makeup samples man manicure marianne williamson Mary Kate and Ashley Mary Kay Eyeshadow Mary Kay I am no longer a Rep Mary Kay Makeup by season Mary Kay makeup by skin tone masculinity MBTI MBTI and Seasons mbti and type McJimsey media Melancholic Melancholic Eeyore men mens color and style Mermaid Metal mindful of our makeup mindfulness modesty mom mood Moon morning light morphology Morton My Astrology my DISC My Face My Favorite iPhone Apps My husband Greg my janeaology My Relationship my season My Smile my type my zyla colors nail polish nails names of seasons necklaces necklines neutrals new glasses and hair New Years Nine Star Ki Number Northrup noses not so girly numerology Nymph Oakland Olsen twins OOTD organization outlyers oval oval face overleaves overleaves Jane Padma Painterly Photoshops palette palette draping palettes pants hangers paperdolls parenting pattern Paulos pear body shape Peggy perfectionism Personal Style Counselors personal updates personalit vs temperament personality personality plus Pflaumer ph and Women's Health Phlegmatic Phlegmatic Winnie the Pooh photo camera lenses photoshop alternatives physical traits pinterest Planetary Influence on Appearance and Personality planets plus size plus size dramatic plus size shopping political satire polyvore presidents profile profiles prom PSC psychopathy pure purpose purposeful color Question from reader quiz quotes rabbit hole radiance reader comment readers comment recognizing people Red for everyone redheads reflections reinventing your wardrobe Research Rising Sign Appearance Riter Rohm roman nose Romantic rosemary Round Round Face Shape Sanguine Sanguine Roo Sanguine Tigger Scarlett Johansson scarves Sci Art Science of Personal Dress season and style season comparisons season jewelry Seasonal Color Analysis systems seasonal color palette products seasons seasons in styles seasons vs types Second Base Secondary Energies Seer Segerstrom self-deprication self-esteem self-love semantics Serrahna seven soul type faces sewing sexy-alluring shaded Shape Energetics shapes shoe refashion shoes shop by color Shop Online short hair signacard Silhouette Sinclaire sizing charts skin tone Skin Tones by Season Smiles socionics socionix soft autumn soft autumn jewelry soft autumn vs soft summer Soft or Cool Summer Soft Summer soft summer deep soft summer jewelry soft summer lipstick soft winter Songer Soul Collage soul essences soul tone spirituality sporty-casual Spray Paint for Leather Spring spring jewelry Spring personality spruce Standish Star star light Star Trek Star Wars steiner strawberry Striking/Contrast stripes style style consult style icons Style Like U Style Secondaries styles Subtle/Blended Summer summer jewelry Summer Makeup Summer personality Sun sunglasses swatch books swatches Sweets system T4 tailoring Taylore B. Sinclaire teens Temperament temperament blends temperament vs personality testimonial texture Thanksgiving The Beatles Astrology The Four Temperaments or Humors Third Base Three T4 Daughters tie dye Tigger is Intense Sanguine Tokio Hotel Tone I Tone I Jewelry Tone I Pants Tone I Scarves Tone I Shirts Tone I Shoes Tone I Skirts Tone II Tone II Jewelry Tone II Pants Tone II Scarves Tone II Shoes Tone II Skirts Tone III Tone III Jewelry Tone III Pants Tone III Scarves Tone III Shirts Tone III Shoes Tone III Skirts Tone IV Tone IV Jewelry Tone IV Pants Tone IV Scarves Tone IV Shirts Tone IV Shoes Tone IV Skirts Transformational Triad transits traveling true true autumn true spring true summer true winter Truth turned up nose twins Type 1 Type 1 more sophisticated Type 2 Type 2 not so girly Type 2 or 4 Type 3 Type 3 not so crass not so brass Type 4 Type 4 not so bold type and style type order type wounding types and tones types vs. seasons tziporah salamon universal colors universal style unlocking your beauty code Unusual Seasons use swatches vacation Valkryrie vanity sizing videos Vision Boards waldorf warm warm autumn warm autumn jewelry warm spring warm spring jewelry warm spring vs warm autumn Water water hair water signs water style Wearing Black whatsitscolor widow's peak Willi Aeppli Winter winter jewelry Winter personality Women of Color Wood wounding Wright Wright Subordinates yin and yang youtube yuku Zyla Zyla Dramatic Zyla Essence Zyla First Base Zyla Romantic Zyla Second Base Zyla Third Base

check out my other blogs:

check out my other blogs:

My Blogs

Street style

Street style

Street Style

other style blogs:

other style blogs:

Other Blogs

Expressing Your Truth Polyvore