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Fashion and Pluto in Capricorn

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Trina Turk 'Spencer' tweed vest What’s hot in the fashion industry often reflects what’s happening in society at large, and this year we’re seeing a return to menswear in women’s clothing. I came across an article in USA Today magazine this past weekend about this trend and immediately thought of Pluto moving into Capricorn.

To quote Catherine Chow, co-founder of Tobi.com:  “In these serious and uncertain times, we’re looking for some structure . . . to convey power and confidence.” She is referring the general economic climate, with stocks plunging, home foreclosures spiking, and the big rise in the cost of fuel, all signs of change and turmoil.

For the woman wearing masculine-inspired clothing designs, the idea is to project an image of being in control, the one in charge. What is more Capricorn than that? Capricorn is strongly associated with executives and others at the top end of the ladder of success and with a conservative pinstriped image. With many women in the work force looking to move up the ladder, choosing to project the right image is very important – Capricorn all the way.

We may see the atmosphere lighten up some this summer when Pluto moves back into Sagittarius, but this is not likely to last much past Pluto’s return to Capricorn late in the year. I for one would be delighted to see the last of low-cut jeans and high cut T-shirts, the oh-so-causal look that Pluto in Sagittarius blessed us with.

It will be very interesting to see what the fashionistas will have for us when the 2009 designer collections hit the runways later this year. As a group they seem to have a sense of the prevailing atmosphere. More cuffed trousers à la Katherine Hepburn, classy men’s vests with bow ties, and high-heeled oxfords anyone?

Venus rules Libra too posted by Neith . . .

  1. Tseka05-07-08

    oooh we Sagittarians love the tailored look. Dunno about the pairing of purple and brown as pictured, kinda offends my artist’s eye. Certainly we can do better than this.

    And I’m completely with you on the low jeans and high Ts. Looking forward to some good fitting quality.

  2. Pat05-07-08

    Ha, Tseka! One woman’s dessert is another’s poison. Or whatever the metaphor is…

    I absolutely love this look. Love the tailored masculine tweed paired with flowy feminine silk, and the intense magenta makes it sexier. This is not just about Capricorn, but about Pluto in Capricorn. I love the drop earrings with it, too.

    This is a wonderful symbolic combination of masculine and feminine. I hope that this is not just about Pluto in Cap, but that it’s a sign that masculine and feminine energies on the planet are integrating!

    As for those low-cut jeans, I can’t wait for them to be gone, either, along with the hideously unattractive “muffin-top” effect. I will also be happy to see the babydoll tops disappear. I’d much rather see women dressed half male, half female than like little girls. I hope that men will find this look deliriously alluring.

  3. Jessica_05-07-08

    Eeeeek! A fashiony Libra post! Joy!

    I hate babydoll. I love anything with a waist. I also love menswear. Mostly the fabrics and textures… silk, wool, herringbone, houndstooth, pinstripes. Spectator wingtips. High-heeled oxfords!!!!!!!!! That is sending me into shoe ectasy.

    I’m also [not at all coincidentally] looking to move up the career ladder in the very near future…

  4. Jessica_05-07-08

    And speaking of Libra and fashion, if this isn’t the Libra-est of all Libra websites, I don’t know what is.

    http://www.polyvore.com/

    A good Libra friend shared it with me. :)

  5. Neith05-07-08

    LOL! So glad we’re having fun with this!! Because it was enjoyable to write. The image was one I felt fit the profile for combining masculine & feminine . . . honestly was totally intuitive as in “hmmmm, that looks right”.

    Hey Jessica!! ::sitting here laughing:: Yes, one Libra to another, fashiony is sooooo much fun to play with!

    You would look stunning in this combination too. :-D

  6. Jessica_05-10-08

    Well that’s nice of you! :) I could certainly use some new clothes right about now. Just got all my hair cut off for a brand new look.

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