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Gamine – the Bold Beauty

Some women are strong, spunky and secure in their opinions. The Gamine clothing personality is average to short in stature,  but she is not fragile: not in build, and not in personality. 

She is like a Cala Lily: strong, sturdy and full of color and variety. The trumpet-shaped flower can endure almost any condition, in the same way, Gamines thrive in situations where most of us would not know what to do. When they see crisis, they jump to action—like the flower that pokes through the ground before the rest of the plant. 

Grace makes or breaks the Gamine’s beauty

The Bold Beauty has an intense work ethic, which sometimes overrides her intense love for fun. She has a quick wit, level head and a passion to fix things. Unfortunately, sometimes her drive for justice can be intimidating to others–and to herself. 

Some assume she is hardhearted. By nature, the Gamine is a compassionate, get-it-done kind of gal (or guy or child), who doesn’t take things personally. She needs to remember this is her gift, but those she loves may be more sensitive. When she puts as much effort into showing her love to others as she does correcting them, she is an extremely influential leader.

Gamine girlThis is why it’s important to understand our children’s Img.ID. How we raise our children will influence their confidence, strength and beauty –but more on that to come.

Gamines don’t like to be pressured by anyone other than themselves, but the pressure they put on themselves is harsher than others do anyway. This girl has an eye for detail and problems keep her attention, this is true of how she sees others as well as her self-regard.

If you are a Bold Beauty, I encourage you to recognize that people are inspired by your energetic drive and charming personality. You have a boldness to deal with tender or difficult matters and your enthusiasm for justice is needed in today’s society, which seems to be confused on what is right or wrong. Speak up. BE you. Just remember to be filled with grace and love and don’t squelch  your fun side, we all need that side of you as well. 

As an “Image consultant without the shopping obsession,” I help women and girls overcome confidence conflicts by unveiling the power and purpose of their personal Image Identity (Img.ID) and teaching them to accentuate their authentic beauty so they can forget about their appearance and think about others. To take my FREE quiz and learn your Image Identity, click here.


Catrina Welch is an image- and life-coach whose message is not as much “what not to wear” as it is, “Know Who You Are,” which is the title of her book of guidelines for your personal image identity. Catrina has also written a Bible study to help women overcome their confidence conflicts; it is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience and is designed to help you bring her main message (found in: Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul) to heart.  

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