The Ingénue is a sweet and gentle woman who, by nature, loves people. She is a joyful gal who is energetic, enthusiastic and encouraging. Most people love to be around her, because she is so helpful and caring about them. I like to relate this Image Identity (Img.ID) to the Baby’s Breath flower, which is petite, delicate and comes in clusters. Like the Baby’s Breath, the ingénue’s features, frame and personality tend to compliment any arrangement of other beauties. Her image should be soft, youthful and fun, like she is.
If you are a Ingénue, here is my caution for the week:
By definition, “Ingénue” is young and innocent; she brings with her a quality of freshness that does not threaten others. Typically, Ingénues love to be creative, and are willing to give all they have for others.
- Be sure to finish your outfits with accessories, or you may come across as plain or childish.
- Be aware of the weight of your fabrics. Your beauty is particularly delicate, and it can be easily lost in rough, thick or weighty clothing. Do the majority of your shopping during the spring or summer when lighter options are available.
- Although you may find that people take advantage of your gentle nature at times, be careful not to become hard hearted toward them. Consider that you have the right to say no, and take that opportunity when appropriate; with no guilt. Remember that you are clothed with strength and dignity by the One who fights for you.
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 image issues. It is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience. Her other books include Footprints Through the Sand: a Consolidation of Life-altering stories about Loving and Loosing a Trisomy-18 Baby and Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul, which will be available soon.
If you are interested in getting these books or having Catrina come speak at your event, you can contact her at www.CatrinaWelch.com or on facebook.