Body:Gram Fashion Tool Comparison With The Golden Mean

What does mathematics have to do with beauty? It is about proportion. Scientists believe that we perceive proportional bodies to be healthier Our attraction to another person’s body increases if that body is:

  • symmetrical
  • in proportion

With a Body:Gram Fashion Tool you can look even if you are not- you can get the brain to think you are

Likewise, if a face is in proportion, we are more likely to:

  • notice it
  • Find it beautiful

and you can create this image by using your Body:Gram Fashion Tool

So What Works?

Most successful as well as more accurate is the way the eye and the brain gather information about where you are in space and sees a person coming toward you. The eye recognizes the height of the person and then the eye divides that in half. The eye then scans the person in the sections shown below and if nothing interrupts the scan moves quickly to the floor and back to the persons face. This happens in just seconds.

The eye scans these sections:

  • The length of the head
  • Where the arms attach to the body
  • Where the waist is
  • Where the legs attach to the body
  • Where the longest finger is when the hand is pressed against the leg
  • Where the lower part of the leg is attached at the knee

During your Body Gram Fashion Tool appointment, these section measurements are taken using a flat ruler and a level to be sure the flat surface is at a 90 degree angle to the floor.

There is a formula based on these measurements that will give you the range of positions where any hat, garment, accessory, stocking or boot should be worn.

The formula is based on the eye function and the brains decisions that are made from what the eye is seeing. The eye is a very sophisticated piece of equipment and teamed with your brain, it gathers the information about what is going on around you. The information gathered by the eye and the decisions the brain makes about that information is how we choose to connect or not connect with the people coming toward us. It is called visual credibility and the decision is made in 8-12 seconds.

  • When you are walking toward another person it is the symmetry of a face (as well as the body) that makes up a major aspect of what we decide and say is beauty. Subconsciously symmetry is perceived as a reflection of a person’s youth, fertility, health and strength.
  • The next subconscious decision made is: is it safe to get any closer to the person that is approaching?
  • Does the person look credible or not?

I’m not sure about you, but my mom taught me when I was small that if anyone looked, sounded or acted funny I was to move away from them.

To keep from having a discussion in our mind about the person coming toward us and them totally missing us and us totally missing them we need to dress so the face is what the persons eyes go to (after their eye has scanned us-which it does automatically to every person it sees)

You may remember conversations you have had in your head about people-topics like:

  • where did they get their shoes
  • what a cool accessory they were wearing or
  • being distracted by their color choices or color combinations

While your mind was off in the mind chatter you totally missed what the person was saying to you.

We need to get their eyes immediately directed to our face. That is done by proper placement of any item that is worn on the body according to your personal proportion done with the Body Gram Fashion Tool.

As an Image Architect I show both men and women how to select the right styles of clothing and the best placement for the clothing and accessories

  • creating a dressing blueprint for their body
  • selecting the styles of clothing that look best on their body and are a match for the market they want to do business in
  • showing the placement of the clothing
  • so they will have the face as their focal point
  • helping them to be remembered and
  • allowing them to be visually credible

These things lead to making more money in your business or at your company. Newest statistics say an income increase of as much as 41-55% People do business with others they know, like and trust. Having a Body Gram Fashion Tool allows you to quickly establish these connections visually. Then it is up to you to know your topic or product and present it to the prospect. The confidence you experience in doing that is supported by your confidence in the way you are dressed.

You can see a video interview if you go to your Facebook page and type in Dressing Blueprint into the search bar. Dressing Blueprint by Master’s Designer, LLC will come up Click on that and the video will give you really informative information that will help you further understand how the way you are dressing is impacting your ability to be paid what your skills are worth. Please like the page when you are there and thanks.


Answering the questions about the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio, Golden Section or Divine Proportion
The origins of the divine proportion
Euclid (ca. 300 BC) defines a proportion derived from a division of a line into what he calls its “extreme and mean ratio.”

proportion line
C divides the line segment AB according to the Golden Ratio and is the basis for the 1/3-2/3 rule used commonly in fashion

This is the picture you will most frequently find when looking for information about the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio, Golden Section or Divine Proportion.
Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”, showing the golden ratio in body dimensions. Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the human body emphasized its proportion.

  • Foot to navel
  • Navel to head

golden ratio

In addition, the diagram to the right illustrates the body proportion using the Golden Mean in more detail.

Very few people fall into the exact proportions suggested by this measurement system. Adjusting the ratio creates visual disharmony but still is commonly used in helping people decide which clothing placement to use when dressing.

The line down the center of the figure ending in the blue line defines the distance from the head to the finger tips
The yellow section of that line, defines the distance from the head to the navel and the elbows.
The green section of the line, defines the distance from the head to the pectorals and inside top of the arms, the width of the shoulders, the length of the forearm which is usually the same as the shin bone on the leg.
The magenta section of the line, defines the distance from the head to the chin and the width of the abdomen. The sectioned portions of the magenta line determine the position of the nose and the hairline.


Other Problems Created by Using the Golden Ratio
Often ignored by the too-passionate Golden Ratio aficionados are that any measurements of lengths can involve errors or inaccuracies if they are not done by another person who is using a level on a flat surface that is 90 degree angle to the floor. It is important to realize that any inaccuracy in length measurements leads to a yet larger inaccuracy in the calculated ratio.

For example, imagine that two lengths, of 10 inches, each, are measured with a precision of 1 percent. This means that the result of the measurement of each length could be anywhere between 9.9 and 10.1 inches. The ratio of these measured lengths could be as bad as 9.9/10.1 = 0.98, which represents a 2 percent inaccuracy.

Therefore, an overzealous Golden Numberist could change two measurements by only 1 percent, thereby affecting the obtained ratio by 2 percent. Often times I have found it is more inaccurate than this percent and does a great disservice to the person looking for proportion answers.

Mathematicians seem to love to apply numbers to what seemingly could or should not have numbers applied to them. While many people are trying to use this system of evaluating the human body, they fail to recognize that each person in unique and it is not possible to compare them to a standard which is more successfully used in art, nature and constructing buildings.

Dr. Mario Livio, who has studied this ratio extensively, says this about the Golden Ratio.
“In spite of the Golden Ratio’s truly amazing mathematical properties, and its propensity to pop up where least expected in natural phenomena, I believe that we should abandon its application as some sort of universal standard for “beauty,” either in the human face or in the arts.”