February 12, 2012

the Zodiac Dresser: Aquarius

Welcome to another installment of my Zodiac Dresser series in which I explore astrology through outfits. This post  celebrates the sign Aquarius, ruled by the planet Uranus. (Photos by Charles O'Donovan.)

90s dress: thrifted * shoes: Holding Horses
Although symbolized by the water-bearer, Aquarius is not a water sign but an air sign. Aquarius's association with two elements is astrologically unique and helps form this sign's free-spirited, avant-garde and non-conformist character. Aquarians are known to be friendly, idealistic, intellectual and humanitarian. I wanted my outfit to exude those hippie-dippy, groovy vibes, maaaan.
(Is it gross that I thrifted these tights? I washed them like a dozen times before wearing them and they appeared unworn.)
I chose to wear these ankle boots because the body parts ruled by Aquarius include the ankles and shins.
The color associated with Aquarius is electric blue, hence my choice of Nars "Rated R" on my lids. My necklace features an amethyst, this sign's special stone.
by the Jasmine Gallery
Despite being so progressive and friendly, this sign also tends to be obstinate and emotionally detached/cold.
peace out!
Aquarians of note include: Oprah * Paul Newman * FDR * Edouard Manet * Philip Glass * Clark Gable * Jackson Pollak * Mikhail Baryshnikov * Langston Hughes * Zane Grey * Babe Ruth * my friend Sally who has been waiting on this post for nearly a year!


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  1. *Ahem*  I've been waiting too!!!  You captured the groovy vibes perfectly, I'm loving the dress and the tights!  Those are some great Aquarians you listed, I'm in good company!

  2. i love the tights and the dress together!

  3. Oooh, I adore the crazy tights! Very cool. Also, loving your blue eye makeup! Very nice :)

    How is everything going with you? Hope you're well!

    Love & Cake,

  4. Wahooooo  ah sweet gratification!  Love the blue velvet dress... wish I had actually had one in the 90's.  I believe Mozart and Lewis Carroll are also Aquarians.  Thank you for listing positive traits that vastly outnumber the negatives  :)  I am proud to be an Aquarian, and I always feel (or assume) a kinship in fellow Aquarians.  (Hi Laura!)


looking forward to hearing from you!