Star Style | Spotlight on … The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
by Julia Szabo | Posted on March 21 2016
The zodiac can help us navigate more than matters of the heart - it can give us guidance on style matters too. Because style matters, a lot! Whether you're shopping for yourself or giving a gift you'd rather not be re-gifted, let Bead & Reel help put stars in your style. Here's our monthly, 12-sign guide to astro-compatibility with fashion, created by Julia Szabo, who previously wrote about the zodiac and design for Traditional Home. Enjoy!
The full moon lunar eclipse of March 23rd is big astrological news, so everyone - of every sign – is bracing for change.
Eclipses force us to let go of things that aren’t working in our lives, whether or not we are ready to do so. So, ready or not, now's a fine time to remind ourselves of a powerful source of inner strength: our closet! Clothing, accessories, and cosmetics are not “just” pretty – they’re pretty powerful. What we wear gives us a visible - and sometimes, as in the case of fragrance, invisible - shield that can help us weather any storm, astrological or otherwise. If your personal power source needs a recharge, have a look at the fresh offerings available at Bead & Reel – such as the Black Frost Splatter Scarf by LVR. There’s bound to be something to help you stand strong through the eclipse – and beyond. In the meantime, we hope you’re inspired by strong women who are beacons of positive energy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIES!
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is the fashionable first sign of the zodiac, and this fiery, Mars-ruled tribe has produced its share of iconic style leaders. Think of Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, and Paloma Picasso. These are definitely not women who fade into the background!
Whether it’s Westwood’s striking sartorial silhouettes, Beckham’s towering high heels, or Picasso’s reddest red lipstick, bold fashion statements light Aries’ fire. In fact, Aries is the sign of boldness and action. “Action!” is a key word for people in the movie business – so not surprisingly, many screen stars past and present are Aries, from Joan Crawford to Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley to Kristen Stewart. Conjuring their element – fire - red and orange are favorite Aries colors.
The signature Aries fruit isn’t red or orange, however; it’s the golden yellow pineapple. Aries adore pineapple in every form, from hummingbird cake to pina coladas. Symbolized by the fearless ram, Aries will fight for what they believe in, and they like it when their clothes stand for something too. The Double V Neck Pocket Maxi by LVR is strong and sexy, coming and going. LVR gives back by partnering with a wildlife rescue center in Guatemala called ARCAS by donating a portion of revenues quarterly to help aid in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wild animals. In addition, LVR makes monthly donations of clothing to the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, whose mission is to create a safe space for women in need. That’s so Aries: always rely on the Ram to fight for what’s right.
Eclipse Beacon: Vivienne Westwood
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
The bull recognizes that footwear is grounding, and loves a high-heeled shoe that’s as comfy as it is come-hither. The Ines stack-heel bootie by Nae delivers on both counts!
Eclipse Beacon: Nikki Reed
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
As the smartest zodiac tribe, the sign of the twins is too cool for school. Gemini definitely appreciates the high C.Q. (coolness quotient) of Enamour’s black Vegan Leather Stud Earrings – cruelty-free because cool is never cruel.
Eclipse Beacon: Natalie Portman
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Ruled by the silvery moon, the moonchild adores anything silver or silvery. The perfect go-with-everything accessory for Cancer: Hipsters for Sisters’ Silver Flat Waist Bag, in metallic vegan leather with a silvery chain belt.
Eclipse Beacon: Ariana Grande
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo loves luxury, and what could be more luxe than Bhava’s Python Print Skinny Belt? This elegant accessory is handmade in Spain and adorned with lustrous golden hardware (gold is Leo’s signature metal).
Eclipse Beacon: Katharine Hamnett
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Equal parts pretty and practical – just like Virgo herself – EcoSkin’s Anya jacket is a lovely layering option with a sexy silhouette and striking black-and-white palette.
Eclipse Beacon: Beyonce
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Ruled by Venus, the love planet, the sign of the scales appreciates the TLC that goes into hand-embroidering the Tribal Love Scarf - and the seductive way it accessorizes an outfit.
Eclipse Beacon: Halsey
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Sexy Scorpio requires that clothing be alluring enough to take her from a workout to a hot date with little more than a change of lipstick. With its flattering fit and dazzling dye pattern, LVR’s Wrap Tank is ready to wear, anywhere.
Eclipse Beacon: Anne Hathaway
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The Beatnik Tunic Top by Purple Impression is made in Pakistan of raw, un-dyed cotton khadi that is embroidered by hand with traditional mirror-work. Such a well-traveled wardrobe item naturally appeals to the wanderlust ways of the zodiac’s globetrotter!
Eclipse Beacon: Miley Cyrus
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The zodiac’s goat loves anything made of wood, from an antique highboy to an alluring high heel. The Alden cut-out bootie by Bhava gives Capricorn firm, fashionable footing on their favorite material.
Eclipse Beacon: Ellie Goulding
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The Water Bearer is such a forward-thinker, she probably invented the yoga pant with the roll-down waist! A brilliant example of this wear-anywhere style: The Love Boot Cut Leggings for Yoga by Beckons.
Eclipse Beacon: Portia DeRossi
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Neptunians are naturally drawn to clothing and accessories that remind them of sandy beaches – like the Asma Button-Down Shirt by Purple Impression, with enchanting embroidery in sky blue and seaweed green.
Eclipse Beacon: Carrie Underwood