Born on October 28:
Edith Head, American costume designer; 1897
Florence Klotz, American costume designer; 1920
Suzy Parker, American model; 1932
Daniela Urzi, Argentine model; 1969
Happy birthday, gorgeous! Let me just say—and any of my swami friends would confirm this—that I am in total awe of 10/28-babies. It is well known that you guys and gals are some of the cooler starchilds born in October, and it is an honor to divine your Stylescope today. So what is it that makes you all so cool? Well, the two women in fashion who share a birthday with you provide pretty good examples. These ladies couldn’t be more different and yet both are so authentically bad-ass. Take Edith Head: She muscled her way into Hollywood costume design and ruled the genre for most of the 20th century, winning more Oscars than anybody whether she made the clothes or not. Suzy Parker followed in her sister Dorian Leigh’s stiletto prints—no small feat—and even surpassed Dorian’s success and inspired Audrey Hepburn’s role in Funny Face. I could go on about their achievements, but the point is that both of these women kicked ass in their fields of interest, and that’s where you come in, Scorpio friend. While your next 12 months can be described through a string of tired metaphors—you will take no prisoners, rule your roost, lead the troops and kick serious ass—your achievements this year will be anything but! Seriously, Scorp, this is the year where you get really motivated and produce some of your best work—I just want to make sure that you, like Edith, take credit for what you deserve. Working hard is admirable, but I’d hate to see your good manners or timidity get in the way of recognition, okay?
Now, let’s talk personal style for a mome: There are two themes in your Stylescope, authenticity and cool, and neither can survive without the other. You’re rocking both, so why do you let your closet follow trends? I’d like to see you weed through your wardrobe and get rid of clothes that aren’t authentically you. Lose everything you bought just because it was on-sale but isn’t exactly your color, style or size. Toss designer names you hang onto even though the cut doesn’t perfectly flatter. In other words, I want your closet to work as hard for you as you do for yourself—there will be no more slacker clothes in your wardrobe this year!
So congratulations, Scorpy, on moving into such an amazing year ahead. I’m really happy for you, and look forward to seeing what you achieve. Now get out there and show us what you’ve got! —The Style Swami
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Photos: Two very different 10/28 babies who both kick ass: Suzy Parker (top) and Edith Head (below).