Astrology: Fashion: Bucket Bags

They’re called bucket bags for good reason. Like pails, they’ve got a broad base that nicely balances your hoard for easy transport. If you jam-pack them in well organized fashion, these babies evoke the mythic Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty. One account of the legend involves the baby god Jupiter, whose mother Rhea had him […]

Astrology: Fashion: Haute Lunch Tiffins and Stackable Stainless Steel Containers

With bucket bags huge this season – and voluminously huge always – there’s no better time for gals to become fashion-forward with unique lunch receptacles that easily fit into their nice bottomless sacks. We’re taking our cue from The Lunchbox, a magical foodie movie from Ritesh Batra, which tells the story of two lonely people […]

Astrology: Fashion: The High-Waisted Trousers in ‘Her’

Nothing says from-another-generation faster than trousers that climb to the height of one’s armpits. Although they don’t quite reach the torso, the trousers worn by Joaquin Phoenix’s character Theodore Twombly in Her do reveal a lot about him. Like those overly-protective Saturnine pans of his, Theodore is rather self-contained, covering up his feelings even when […]

Astrology: Fashion: Katniss Everdeen’s Gray Shawl-Vest-Cowl

She steals every scene she’s in up on the big screen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And we don’t mean Jennifer Lawrence. It’s that gorgeous, gray, gotta-have-it thingie Jen’s Katniss wears over a leather jacket in the beginning of the movie. You know the multi-hyphenate woolly item I mean. Thick gray yarn. Hybrid cowl-wide […]

Astrology: Fashion: Floral Headbands

An item that might once have been categorized as a prom-night hair accessory has now taken center stage as all-around feel-good, girly headgear, largely through the fashion spark of Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio. Chiara rocked her various headbands of rose-like blooms during her father’s political campaign. […]

Astrology: Fashion: Diane Kruger’s Jacket in ‘The Bridge’

In “The Bridge,” the gritty new television drama, Diane Kruger plays Sonya Cross, a detective in the El Paso police department who works closely with a Mexican law enforcement agent (Demian Bichir). Sonya is an effective professional whose conversations and comments are characterized by an astonishing directness and inquisitiveness. The cause is her Asperger’s, a […]

Astrology: Fashion: Lake Bell’s Overalls in ‘In a World…’

Aside from the denim they’re made from, what’s fashion-forward about overalls? Not much. Which is why their appearance in two movies opening today make them food for thought. It’s easy to characterize overalls as Neptunian – so roomy that you can’t tell where they end or begin. Basically, donning overalls is like swimming in a […]

Astrology: Fashion: ‘We’re The Millers’: Jennifer Aniston’s White Eyelet Blouse

In We’re the Millers, the white eyelet blouse worn by Rose, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a clever costume ploy designed to instantly telegraph character. Rose, a stripper by profession, has no illusions about nudity. But when new sexual demands at the club force her to draw the line and quit, she accepts – for […]

Astrology: Fashion: ‘Pacific Rim’: Rinko Kikuchi Color Blocks Her Hair

  Pacific Rim smartly makes its “doubles” and “twinning” Gemini themes, ruled by Mercury, a core part of the movie. The plot involves paired Jaeger pilots, two minds communicating in The Drift, neural handshakes, fathers and sons, brother and brother, and dual combats involving our hero robots and those nasty Kaiju – evolved, alien, under-water monsters […]

Astrology: Fashion: ‘Frances Ha’ and the Pencil Skirt

The classic pencil skirt worn by Greta Gerwig’s Frances, the lovable 27-year-old gal-in-transition heroine in the new movie Frances Ha, is an aspirational one for this character. Her life is sprawling out of control, as she experiences unstable housing arrangements, a modern-dance career that’s spiraling ever out of reach, and the potential loss of her […]