Creating Ethereal Typology was essential for my professional practice. Working with Kibbe types is often a breakneck task that does not give satisfactory results. After all, there are over seven billion people in the world. It is impossible for us to represent a dozen or so specific types of beauty. We differ too much from each other, even within one nation. Our beauty is too complex, so ordinary three-dimensional tools do not have much purpose when working it out. They are not able to convey highly individual features related to our appearance and aura.
On the other hand, Ethereal Typology introduces multidimensionality. It also allows everyone to feel like a unique and attractive individual.
Ethereals do not divide, and they do not stigmatize. They are all beautiful and unique, just as each person’s beauty is unique. The trick is to be able to see it and properly frame it so that the whole is consistent with the physiognomy and, what is very important, with the aura.
In this typology, Ethereal is a noun, not an adjective. It does not mean the same as the commonly understood word „ethereal.” It is a specific aspect of beauty and, more broadly, an aspect of nature.
Ethereal Typology is related to distinct style aesthetics, but this is only a superficial dimension of Ethereals. We might as well explain them without the wardrobe details. The presentation could be based only on photos of nature (see Ethereals & Nature) with the possible addition of architecture images. Moreover, Ethereals are not three-dimensional. They define not only what is visible. Ethereals emanate from our aura, and they can harmonize with our soul. They are related to the four elements and the so-called fifth element, which is ether. Mahogany can be as transparent as light Ethereals. For example, a blue-eyed blonde can have both Sun and Mahogany Ethereals. The latter simply does not define her personal coloring. Therefore, we do not see it at first glance. We notice it only after a careful analysis of all beauty features.
Another example is the fascinating beauty of Maasai people. Despite their dark skin, they have a strong Sun Ethereal.
It is worth imagining Ethereals as successive layers in Photoshop, modifying the final image, which in this case is our appearance and how we are perceived by others. Ethereals impact the contours of this image, its colors, and above all, its depth. Glimpses or flashes of Ethereals are often visible to the naked eye or can be captured in photos. Photography is the best tool for reading individual Ethereals. It is no coincidence that celebrities’ stylists often use photos taken during fittings to ultimately decide on the best outfits for their clients.
Ethereals define facial features, body build, and colors. Consequently, the clothing styles and colors assigned to each Ethereal are excellent elements for building an individual style. Ethereals designate specific lines, details, patterns, accessories, makeup, and hairstyles. Hence, Ethereals can function as an independent and self-sufficient typology. They can be the only tool to verify the type of beauty, a tool to build your own style.
It is also worth mentioning that the Ethereal Typology is not limited only to aspects related to beauty and clothing styles. Recognizing Ethereals is very helpful in furnishing apartments, creating all kinds of choreographies (photoshoots, movies, shop windows), creating artwork, and many others.
Ethereal Typology is a breakdown of female beauty archetypes observed and depicted through ages by painters, poets, writers, and nowadays by photographers, fashion designers, directors of movies, and ads. Ethereals are everywhere. They can be seen in the nature that surrounds us. You can assign them to specific elements. They are an inseparable part of nature and, therefore, a part of ourselves.
The typology covers eighteen Ethereals. Three of those are doubled (the Fairytale, the Energetic, and the Royal), which equals twenty-one beauty archetypes. Each Ethereal is associated with specific beauty features, and each has a particular style and colors assigned. Portrayal in this exact form is entirely sufficient. It thoroughly exhausts the analysis of Ethereals existing in nature. Thus, it indicates all the existing beauty archetypes. Each additional Ethereal will go beyond this strict canon.
Theoretically, more Ethereals could be formulated, but they will always be hybrids of basic Ethereals. The same applies to clothing styles, interior design, architecture in general, etc. When we deal with beauty or style that we cannot attribute to any of the presented Ethereals, we certainly encounter a hybrid. Instead of artificially creating new and subsequent Ethereals, it’s better to learn to extract the basic ones from the hybrids. Especially that when it comes to appearance, Ethereals always combine together to ultimately create our individual type of beauty.
The individual Ethereals are a bit like the pieces of a puzzle. Choosing the right ones and assigning them correctly to yourself is the best method of getting to know your vibe and physiognomy features.
When performing the analysis, I select the Ethereals necessary for your style. I also point to the ones most clearly visible in beauty. I try to limit the choice, though the fact is, we all possess more than just a few Ethereals. However, the subsequent ones in the hierarchy are hidden behind the dominant ones, and the styles associated with them can be an unnecessary burden when creating a coherent and personalized closet. Ethereals that speak to our heart but whose style is not favorable to us can be used, for example, when decorating a house or apartment.
Connections to classic color analysis and the Kibbe typology are intended to facilitate understanding of the most superficial dimension of Ethereals, i.e., building a style. References to commonly known taxonomies are not accidental. They are based on my professional experience, intuition, and sensitivity to the surrounding world.
In my work, I use two methods of diagnosis. One of them is based solely on the Ethereal Typology. The second combines Ethereals with the Kibbe typology and classic color analysis. This method is more complex and often more challenging to grasp than the first method, which is based strictly on the Ethereal Typology. Therefore, my professional development is directed towards promoting analyzes based solely on the typology I have created. For a long time now, Ethereals have been my primary and most rewarding work tool.
I invite you to familiarize yourself with the individual Ethereals presented below and on their separate pages. I hope it will be an extraordinary journey for you, up to the stars, but also a journey into yourselves.
Below are some photo breakdowns of the described Ethereal flashes.
The information contained on eighteen subpages describing individual Ethereals is based on the most essential elements of the style, appropriate for a given type, and conveying its atmosphere through image and sound. Ethereals are presented in their pure, undisturbed form. It is worth remembering that the style that ultimately suits us best is the combination of several Ethereals. You should not indiscriminately identify with all the recommendations presented on the pages. Detailed style guidelines should be analyzed individually.
Personality traits assigned to some Ethereals are not any indication or suggestion. It is advised to remember that our psyche is incredibly complex, and various factors influence who we are.
I encourage you to get to know the concepts of Yin, Yang, Ingenue, Youthful, Innocent and Noble on the RESOURCES page.