Lately I’ve been having a blast with my wardrobe. As a woman of a certain age, I’ve begun throwing caution to the wind and wearing whatever I want. As a tarot-lover, I eagerly connect tarot to all areas of my life, sometimes consciously and sometimes the associations pop up unbidden.
This is something a really like about Sasha Graham’s Tarot Diva. She advocates immersing oneself into the cards in a very real way and blending the cards into one’s life in every way possible. One way she does this is…you guessed it…fashion.
She associates some of the Majors with different fashion styles, providing a description of the style, wardrobe staples, style icons, stores/designers to look for, and secret style weapons. After reading through them, I was not surprised that my style is a combination of cards because when forced to describe my style it is a rather eclectic thing: urban gypsy steampunk cowgirl yet practical.
Here are some highlights from my cards: The Tower, The Moon, and The World:
Tower Style: Risk-Taker
“The Tower card breaks down barriers in an explosive, surprising way, and so do you with your daring, outrageous style sense. You mix and match synthetic fibers, embrace color, love a hat, and happily adopt any style of clothing that fits your mood du jour. ”
I loved the Tower Style Icons, which include: Drag queens, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. I’ve always said that my alter ego is a drag queen.
Moon Style: Dreamy Diva
Vintage is an aesthetic you adore, and you rock a serious Victorian look. Your mystical attitude translates beautifully into your clothing sensibility; your often look the part of a beguiling gypsy witch, a steampunk princess.
One of the style icons is Stevie Nicks. Besides vintage stores and boutiques, one of the the designers suggested is Free People. I adore those clothes and even bought something once but returned it. It was just a little bit out of my price range. But totally swoon-worthy.
World Style: Worldly Woman
The World card is about success, euphoria, movement, and travel. Your passport is always ready to be stamped; you are a globetrotter. A reflection of your travels, your wardrobe is filled with clothing purchased abroad. (This is true for me…sometimes I realize that almost everything I have on was purchased on a trip; when complimented, I love saying “oh, I got this in Paris” or “oh, I found this at the Camdon Market in London.)
One of the concerns when shopping on a trip is the inability to return something, so Sasha provides some guidelines for the world shopper:
Ask yourself the following five questions:
1. Do I love it?
2. Do I feel great in it?
3. Does it fit me well?
4. Does it flatter me?
5. Do I have at least two things I can wear it with?
As all true Divas know, the exterior is fun, but the real beauty lies within:
“It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.” Â Claudette Colbert
“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it’s an open mind.” Gail Rubin Bereny
What cards mark your style? Do you think including an element that resonates with a card is a good way to channel that card’s energy?