Behind The Zodiac Sweaters
Aside from your name, one of your most personal details is your birthdate and associated zodiac sign. We have all related to an eerily accurate horoscope (the time Mercury went retrograde and everything that could go wrong went wrong) or identified with an even more eerily accurate sun sign description (any other Leos secretly wishing to rule the world? Bizarrely organised Virgos who file everything?). And so, we created our latest capsule of exclusive 100% cashmere sweaters in a unique colour combination chosen to reflect the characteristics of each sign. See your and your nearest-and-dearest’s sign description (c/o of Elle's resident astrologers Tali and Ophira, the AstroTwins) and Chinti and Parker sweater below:
In a coral and ecru colour palette, the Aries Cashmere Sweater reflects the ram’s fiery and adventurous personality. “The essence of Aries energy shows up as encouraging, unstoppable, bold, devoted, heroic and caring", say the AstroTwins. You can usually find Aries at the gym, doing something physical, and excelling at all of it, putting everyone else to shame.
Muses: Emma Watson, Allison Williams
In a navy and coral colour combination, the Taurus Cashmere Sweater reflects the bull’s powerful and creative personality. AstroTwins: “The positive essence of Taurus energy shows up as patient, organized, supportive, romantic, careful, and dedicated.” Not to mention elegant - Taurus is that annoying friend whose selfies and vacations snaps always look better than yours.
Muses: Audrey Hepburn and Jessica Alba
The Gemini Cashmere Sweater
May 21-June 20
In a silver marl and fluoro pink colour palette, the Gemini Cashmere Sweater reflects the twins’ vibrant and chatty personality. The experts: “The essence of the Gemini energy is fascinating, original, resourceful, charming, wise, and adventurous.” (And none of this double-personality stuff, Gem friends are as loyal as they come.)
Muses: Natalie Portman, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
According to the AstroTwins, "the essence of Cancer energy is sensitive, domestic, feminine, maternal, compassionate, caretaking, romantic, and creative.” In a blush pink and coral colour combination, the Cancer Cashmere Sweater reflects crab’s warm and nurturing personality. This is no joke, no one throws a dinner party complete with mood lighting and courses galore quite like a Cancer. Muses: Margot Robbie, Lea Seydoux
The Leo Cashmere Sweater
July 23-August 22“The essence of Leo energy is courageous, kind, generous, loyal, protective, nakedly honest and entertaining”, say the experts. In oatmeal and fluoro yellow colour combination, the Leo Cashmere Sweater reflects the lion’s bold and dynamic personality. Basically, born leaders (ahem, and often tyrants) with hearts of gold.
Muses: Cara Delevingne, Audrey Tatou
“The essence of Virgo energy is dedicated, resourceful, helpful, hardworking, health-conscious, analytical, clever, and witty”, say the specialists. In a navy and ecru colour palette, the Virgo Cashmere Sweater reflects the sign’’s organised and practical personality. If you have ever had a flatmate, sibling, or Virgo parent, you will know this to be painfully true. Not only are their belongings in order, but everything from their tax return to their manicure is flawless.
Muses: Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson
In a blush pink and grey marl colour combination, the Libra Cashmere Sweater reflects the scales’ charming, peace-loving personality. Bottom line: "the essence of Libra energy is lovable, fair, sincere, sharing, beautiful and hopelessly romantic.” Libra is the quintessential lady of the zodiac. She also has a rare talent for knowing obscure lines from 90s romantic comedies.
Muses: Marion Cotillard, Freida Pinto
In a red and navy colour palette, the Scorpio Cashmere Sweater reflects the sign’s strong and passionate personality. “The essence of Scorpio energy is magnetic, loyal, protective, trendsetting, powerful, charismatic, bonding-oriented and brave”, say the AstroTwins. They also like having control and love to win - at anything. You can often find them in some kind of competition, usually with Leo.
Muses: Anne Hathaway, Kendall Jenner
In a grey marl and red colour combination, the Sagittarius Cashmere Sweater reflects the archer’s fun, free-spirited personality. “The essence of Sagittarius energy is honest, fair-minded, inspiring, optimistic, enthusiastic, encouraging, and dedicated”, say Tali and Ophira. Always the life of the party, Sag is always the last one dancing and putting on a show to old Britney.
Muses: Zoe Kravitz, Krysten Ritter
In a black and ecru colour palette, the Capricorn Cashmere Sweater reflects Cappy’s loyal and determined personality. Tali and Ophira: "the essence of Capricorn energy is structured, family-minded, hardworking, devoted, and honest." Let it be said, Caps love business. You can't go longer than 30 minutes chatting before you've somehow inspired a start-up idea.
Muses: Kate Bosworth, Kate Moss
“The essence of Aquarius energy is community-oriented, original, open-minded, fair, logical, humanitarian, connecting, and inviting”, say the AstroTwins. In a grey marl and pale pink colour combination, the Aquarius Cashmere Sweater reflects the water-bearer’s imaginative and free-spirited personality. You can't help but love Aquarius, they are always thinking of others and are every friend group's go-to person for life advice.
Muses: Rihanna, Elizabeth Olsen
In a marine blue and ecru colour palette, the Pisces Cashmere Sweater reflects the fish’s intuitive and sentimental personality. “The essence of Pisces energy is romantic, helpful, wise, comforting and artistic”, say the experts. Pisces are one of those emotional types you would never guess are emotional types, because they hide it so well.
Muses: Olivia Palermo, Olivia Wilde