I start with the idea that there are seven basic styles essences.
I continue by accepting that any individual might be one essence alone, or a mix of several essences.
I then suggest that for any person to combine more than two primary style essences into a coherent style identity without the help of a paid image consultant is difficult at best.
This is a problem!
My solution is the Truth is Beauty Style Identity System:
7 pure identities
21 possible two-identity combinations
I believe most people will be able to find themselves either within a pure style identity or within a two-style identity combination.
In upcoming posts I'll detail what I believe are the defining physical traits of each style identity, based on my study of the currently existing style systems.
I'll also provide the style recommendations I've deduced for each style identity.
In the meantime, here is my list of 28 style identities.
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Many of you know the seven essential styles as well as (or better than!) I do.
With the exception of the Angelic style, which was first identified by John Kitchener and on which Ethereal is based, the style types go back decades.
So I would love to get your feedback, hear your ideas, see your Pinboards and Polyvores. Please contact me!
(Also, my decision about word order for each style identity was based simply on what sounded better. Disagree with my choice? Let me know!)