Friday, June 22, 2007

Personality Plus What?

Wow..
This is all something I think we should consider before we sew another Garment.
Can you fit yourself into a handy stereotype? I mean according to this your clothing can actually enhance your personality..

Assuming we all actually have one to begin with.

(Click on the image to make them ledgible....)






Sew... What personality are you?

20 comments:

Gwen said...

These descriptions used to drive me crazy, because I BELIEVED them, and didn't seem to fit into any of their categories!

I was the sturdy, demure, wishing to be dramatic and vivacious type. I think that my home ec teacher had this book...

Your blog continues to crack me up!

Gwen (loved your story about Noodle, too! I bet you will always be the cool Mom, and all of his friends will love you!!)

laeroport said...

I guess I veer toward the sturdy dramatic type. Why are all these types a size 2? (Says she who wears power net with all her belly dance costumes.)

sulu-design said...

I've been waiting for this post and holy cow! Scary! What's scarier is how the vocabulary has changed but how so much of the same poop is tossed about in women's magazines. I guess blogs are a retreat from that nonsense.

Nancy said...

well, i certainly know which ones I'm NOT(aka sturdy, demure or dignified), though I think it is every woman's right to change costume according to her mood!

while these descriptions are rather charmingly(or frighteningly) dated, i do think there is something to the idea that a person chooses clothes that make them feel the most like themselves (or failing that, what they would LIKE to feel like that day).

Sarah said...

So it looks like plaids and checks are bad for everyone. Can I be demurely vivacious?

ambika said...

As someone sturdy, I'll stick with tweeds and piques and make sure my hats are simple with the barest of garnish. Except not.

I love their recommendation of a pompon--that's the word I use to describe my hair on lazy days.

Carla said...

Cool! My mother had a book from her Retail Home Economics major in college (late 40s) which I used to read and read again. I was fascinated by the illustrations and the directions for being poised, ie. how to stand, sit and walk. I wonder if she still has it?

I do agree that your clothes tell about who you are, but I think mine just say I'm confused!

Anonymous said...

Lindy Sez...

OOOH I pick Vivacious!I truly am rushing about from one thing to the next and DO love sweaters that don't have to be pressed... but may I please have that tiny waist that appears to fit my personality so well???

Violette Crumble said...

Where's the section for the beatniks for cryin' out loud? Whddabout tha greasers?

When I look back at much of what I wore in my late teens early twenties, I could have used a book like this. I often chose clothes based on what I liked rather than what looked good on my body. Oh well.

Sonya said...

I guess I'm a sturdy kind of gal. I am often apt to feeling overblown in large print florals. It all makes sense now.

Christelle said...

I'm feeling dignified, yet sturdily dramatic...

jungle dream pagoda said...

This is wonderful,I guess I am a dainty(merely because I like the dresses best) with a touch of sturdy,so I can mix it up,and get my leather and lace on!

Wendy said...

These pages are way better than the Seventeen Book of Etiquette that I inherited from my mom. It's all about being the perfect girl, fitting stereotypes and accomplishing a specific set of things (including having a steady beau). I feel a bit Grrr just thinking about it.

Compared to that, these pages here look positively enlightened.

capello said...

dude, they lost me at "well groomed."

Green Kitchen said...

Random reference here, but Capello made me think of it.

I don't "own a tooth brush."

Hannah said...

Hmm it seems I am dainty with a love of sturdy bold colours and a flair for the dramatic (e.g not frilly)! Overall I think I shall place myself as dramatic with some vivacious tendasncies but a bit dainty ... cool read :)

Maybe with such a dominant fashion industry now it is much easier to have more than one "you" ...

Vanessa said...

Yes, dramatic for sure.... But, in a messy non sturdy way... hhehehe although, I do enjoy a pair of industrial strength knickers.

rhiannon said...

I don't think I fit into any of the catagories either, but I do so wish I had the dress/figure of the dramatic type. hmm. What an awesome find!

Amanda Button said...

Alas, i can't seem to find the right fit for my style personality! :(

Ecclectic tacky crazy-person does not seem to be listed in the book!

And what i would not give to have a teeny little wasp-waist like those gals back in the day....they must have been rockin' some industrial strength undergarments!!!

futuregirl said...

I finally had the time to sit down and properly read the personality pages. They didn't disappoint. I almost snorted when I saw the pictures for "dignified." I f-ing love the plaid woman in the tam-o-shanter. She *is* the opposite of dignified, although I wouldn't call her vivacious. ;)

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