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Shirley Manson

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Shirley Manson

Today’s birthday girl, Shirley Manson, has inspired me to start talking about fashion again.  My first couple of posts about Virgo haven’t had much to do with Virgo style.

I adore Shirley.  First of all, she’s like the anti-Rachel Zoe, with lovely skin and a enough meat on her bones to make her appear healthy.  For a forty-four-year-old woman, she looks as good as any old broad in show business.  I’ve read that she was a club kid when she was younger, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, but I can see that she’s actually concerned with her health and well-being from her well-preserved appearance.  I also know that she’s a vegetarian, like me.  I know that my diet has kept me looking much better than all my fat-assed, carnivorous friends.  Oops, did I type that?

Anyway, back to Shirley.  Her personal style is very unique, and very characteristic of her sun sign.  Virgos are impeccable stylists.  They are detail-oriented, and sort of artful minimalists at heart.  I’ve often used the example of Sophia Loren as an icon of Virgo style.  She can make a best-dressed list wearing a dress, shoes and a pair of earrings.  Manson has a similar style.  In fact, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen her overdressed.  For a celebrity, that’s quite an accomplishment.

The key to possessing a signature Virgo style lies in planning.  While most Virgos wouldn’t admit to lacking any sort of spontaneity, they really aren’t the sort of people who just throw something on and walk out the door.  Manson herself has said “I think it’s really relaxing and therapeutic to take half an hour to paint your face.”  Truthfully, if she was indulging in that sort of therapy, she would be laying awake at night wondering how she was going to paint her face tomorrow.  Virgos also have a difficult time sleeping when they don’t indulge in such self-therapeutic pursuits.  And that shows on their faces!  People who don’t sleep at night don’t make it to forty-four looking like Shirley Manson.

I could go on all day about how much I like this woman, but I guess that’s enough for now.  I’ve got another four weeks to talk about Virgos.  I shouldn’t give everything away in just one post!


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August 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

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