Are You Your Star Sign?
I was reading an interesting article in the November issue of Cosmopolitan today about if we dressed like our star signs? Mm, it was an interesting read – according to the magazine – Taurus [that’s me] are into ‘luxury’, ‘classical items of clothing that last’, ‘one offs’, ‘quirky unusuals’ and putting together nicely accessorized looks is your style? Well okay, principally Cosmopolitan is aimed at a female audience and also this feature was very much orientated towards females – alright only females!
But the principles are the same be they for men or women, matters not. I was involved in the fashion industry for years and l was very much into back then ‘stylish accessorized looks’, yes l was hands down. I was very taken with a romantic look in the mid to later 80’s and then a classic professional look in the 90’s.
Fashion wasn’t always a good buddy especially according to my parents when l was younger!
Me with my prize after Trout Tickling 1977 -Trefriw – North Wales.
l had more fascination with trout tickling and falling into the rivers of North Wales or losing one shoe, l hated wearing clothes full stop and there was always a struggle just to get me to wear my school uniform and as for wearing nice clothes after school? No way!!
Me in School uniform 1978 – Woking, Surrey.
A day out with the family and friends 1979! No stylish presence!
Things started to change when l started working in catering while l was still at school, l became a part time waiter at a local hotel and worked all the way up to head wine waiter by 1980 when l was just starting college. The smartest l was when at college was only when l was wearing my dinner suit. Other times l was just scruffy monster!
Head Wine Waiter – Woking – Surrey – 1980
However, it was catering that lit the trend bug with me and sadly there are no photographs in my possession of the years from 1980 – 1990 which would clearly display my love for fashion within catering and the fashion industry which l started career wise in 1985.
There is this from 1991 … which shows the days as an escort in London. This photo was taken by a client as l escorted her to her daughter’s wedding.
Then there are no further photographs of me from 1991 – 1997 then this arrives…
……. then nothing until 1999 when l was working with my animal business in the early days. Fashion was leaving me fast at that point – commercial breeding stocks had no time for fancy clothing!
Then nothing once more till 2011 with this one below when l am mimicking a wizard – at that time l was working with horses and living in a tin box!
These days l am more like the 1990’s me but more practical – l am no longer an escort, or a professional advertiser or a nightclub promoter, or a catering or a fashion manager, l am just me – and there are no fresh and recent photographs as l always seem to be behind a camera. The most recent one was last year.
However, you may be surprised to learn …. that this question isn’t specifically about your fashion style, but how close are you to your star sign? I am a Taurus and according to some, l am pretty close on account of being full of bull, erm as in the Bull, and not bulls … l am sure there is a difference, anyway moooo’ving along!
|Classic Taurus Positive Traits||Are They My Traits Too|
|Love Luxury/quality||Yes, l like items of quality – but l class them as classically durable. In other words, they last me years.|
|Hard workers||I don’t believe in half measures when there is a job to be done, let’s stop buggering about and get it done!|
|Ambitious||I have my moments – but l usually have three stages of a strategy ..|
|Plodders||There is never any need to rush through things – l am the tortoise over the hare, but l am thorough.|
|Tenacious||Like a dog with a bone … a dinosaur bone – we ain’t going nowhere till this sucker’s out of the ground, ya hear?!|
|Value Honesty||Yep, l prefer things that are black and white, l don’t give a shit if the truth hurts, just tell me straight – all the gory details – l will respect you more!|
|Love consistency||Yep, l am not a stickler – but having a firmness to belief helps.|
|Classic Taurus Negative Traits||Are They My Traits Too|
|Set in our ways||Nope, not really, l am very open and accomadating to new ideas and concepts.|
|Don’t like authority …||Yeah, that’s true – l can’t stand authority – l am a rebel with a cause – l hate those in charge – who says everything they say and stand for is true anyway?! When they say jump – l say be my guest you first and why should l?|
|Taking hedonism too far?||Erm, mm maybe, you see, l have this problem with moderation …. l don’t always have a stop button. Be this pretty women, candy, pleasure, entertainments mmm, yum – but there have been times when it has landed me in seriously hot water!|
|Perfectionists||No, l don’t think that’s true so much these days – one has to be realistic BUT, there is no harm in being thorough!|
I think it is safe to say that l am pretty much a bull, l am a happy Taurus!
But that’s just me …. how about you – how close are you to your Star Sign? Let us know below – come on spill the beans!!