3 ~ The Empress

I don't see Naomi Campbell and necessarily think, "Empress."

This is something that bothers me.

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At the end of the summer, Dolce & Gabbana released five fragrances named after tarot cards.  Being a bit of a sucker for scents and ditto for the Tarot, I was completely intrigued.

Most of the scents I frankly found a little blah.  If a perfume is to be based upon the Tarot, I kind of expected it (or them) to be grand and maybe even a little over the top and garish.  Instead, they are mostly understated: the kind of perfumes you could wear every day and not think much of them, for better or for worse.  I did buy one of them –but that is a topic for another day.

Needless to say at this point, however, I did not buy 3-L'ImpĂ©ratrice, though it was kind of pretty.  

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The Empress is the card that relates more classically to women as matrons, mothers, etc.; in other words, this card is less unsettling than yesterday's.

And so, Naomi Campbell and her crackpot, tantrum-prone self just doesn't jell with the idea of a representation of a definitely more wide-hipped and flabby-bellied self than she portrays. 

Yeah.  That's it.  That's all I've got for now.  Technically I do have more– there is a part of me that is kind of itching to know exactly why some people in the modeling world keep on recycling themselves beyond the point of interest, but I think reinvention is more in the realm of the Wheel of Fortune.  Let's face it: there are some cards that are more appealing than others.  And there are some cards that speak to me more than others.

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Incidentally, I feel I should talk more about yesterday.  But…. let's just say that I am running on a major sleep deficit, so this is all going to have to wait until the weekend.  Because this theme is fertile, but at this point I am starting to realize that I'm doing this NaBloPoMo just for the discipline of the writing exercise and not so much for the deep pearls that are dropping from my fingertips.

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This entry was published on November 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm. It’s filed under Beauty In & Out, NaBloPoMo and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “3 ~ The Empress

  1. Ooo! Timely post! I’m taking a stab at NaNoWriMo this year, and the story begins with a Tarot reading. Knowing NOTHING about Tarot, I’ve been checking into it. Veeery interesting!

  2. Good luck with NaNo!!!! I hope you make it to 50k!

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