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FENG SHUI FASHIONISTA


Dressing with Conscious Intention by Gail Condrick


aking up on the morning of a big presentation to secure city funding for a new park, you’re con- fident that you’ve done your homework: You’ve prepared handouts, memorized key points of an environ- mental impact study and lined up community support- ers. Opening the closet presents a different kind of challenge: What’s the most effective way to dress?


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Dressing Our Essence Wardrobe consultants that apply the principles of feng shui to clothing believe the jacket we choose to wear carries as much impact as our words. Clothing pieces and accessories selected with conscious awareness and intention can bring us into harmony and balance, energize our life and transmit subconscious messages about our values.


Feng shui clothing stylists believe the five elements of nature—wood, fire, earth, metal and water—connect in an unending cycle of harmony that keeps the world in balance. Following an authentic and harmonious lifestyle connects us with this cycle and the environment in a more natural bal- ance of human motion and planetary sustainability. As pioneering stylist Evana Maggiore observed in Fash- ion Feng Shui: The Power of Dressing with Intention, “I came to the conclusion that clothing is your body’s most intimate environment and energetically influences your life in the same way that your home and business décors do. Body coloring and shape, style, personality, lifestyle, goals and


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