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Dorothy Lamour

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Dorothy Lamour

Some people can get away with wearing looks poached from foreign cultures without appearing as if they’re in costume, and others can’t.  In my book, I maintain that Sagittarius is the sign that best represents the notion of “ethnic dressing.”  Natives of this sign often possess an affection for faraway locales that allows them to adopt certain styles without appearing to be disrespectful.

December 10th’s birthday girl, Dorothy Lamour, even saw a garment from another culture become synonymous with her onscreen persona.  The “sarong girl” of the 30s, 40s and 50s was from New Orleans, while sarongs are associated mostly with Southeast Asian cultures or the islanders of the South Pacific.

Dressing in ethnic-inspired clothing is a tricky situation.  A lot of people seem to find offense in anything, and they can be quick to accuse an individual of insensitivity toward their culture if they see someone seeking stylish inspiration in their national costumes.  What a Sagittarian brings to the situation is a natural exuberance and boisterous charm that can transcend cultural boundaries.  Only the most-mannered societies find fault in the big personality that often defines this sign.  It’s a cosmic gift that allows most Sagittarians to get away with things that would leave the rest of us looking like fools.


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December 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

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