Sometimes I dream in tarot…what is & what was

I often find myself lost in thought, reflecting on what has already come to pass and what is still yet to be. What decisions have I made to bring me to precisely this particular moment in time? What choices will tomorrow bring so that once more I may guide my own path towards some unknown, yet hopefully magical destiny?
… What cards will next fall?

It all started with seeing a photograph of Australian model Miranda Kerr wearing this dress some months ago. Normally I find myself ‘relatively’ immune to the temptations of (1) designer clothing garments, and (2) clothes worn by models, but for some reason my obsession with this Tarot Minded Dress by Australian label Antipodium took on obsessive proportions. The beautiful fabric and cut of this dress got under my skin, scurried into my mind, before finally burrowing deep within my heart.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be… (Douglas Adams)

The dress swirled its way through my dreams, passing to me in subliminal fashion its multi-coloured visions of how charming life could be with it by my side. Before I knew what happened, this dress HAD to be mine!!

Antipodium Dress

I searched for many, many weeks online and in stores, with no luck to be found. But then on a most auspicious day, THE dress appeared in one of my most-visited online stores. My hands followed the path already laid out by my head and heart, clicking immediately to ‘add to cart’ – the beauty was finally mine!

As silly as this may seem, now this dress has come home with me, I’ve fallen even more head over heels in love! It swishes and flatters while I tumble and swoon… I even adore the label which was attached to the dress:

This cosmically blessed print was designed by the very sexy Tamara Littlewood exclusively for Antipodium. May compliments and eternal blessings rain down on her and you‘ …

… only I like to think that second sentence is referring to me and the dress.


  1. shraddha

    i love the address.

    i love tarot too…do it daily on msn!!
    .-= shraddha´s last blog ..Stop Arguing Now =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shraddha – Thanks so much!!

      Someone quite close to me is a talented tarot reader, it’s incredible what can be revealed or at least suggested by the cards… quite fascinating.

  2. louise

    How wonderful that it’s all yours to enjoy now.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Louise – I know, I’m so happy that the dress is now at home with me. I never thought I’d ever grow so attached to an item of clothing, but I suppose when something ‘speaks’ to us we simply must respond.

  3. Narnie

    Did you keep the carrier bag too? I do that with extra special purchases… and sometimes I am too scared to take them out the carrier bag for a while. They sit there on the bed like a present to experience opening all over again. This was a wonderful story to wake up to. Glad I’ve found your blog again.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Narnie – I’m the same way as you with precious things. Whenever I purchase something a little more special than usual, I keep everything associated with it – bag and all, and it can take a while before I’m ‘brave’ enough to actually use the item in question.

      I’m very glad indeed that you’ve found me here once again. I’m also very, very glad to have rediscovered your work… I’ll pay a visit to your virtual home very soon. 8)

  4. gracia

    “As silly as this may seem, now this dress has come home with me, I’ve fallen even more head over heels in love! It swishes and flatters while I tumble and swoon…” and what could be better than that, I ask? A great find, continue to enjoy it for many years to come.
    .-= gracia´s last blog ..While the rice is cooking, add the saffron to the stock. =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gracia – Thanks so much for your kind words. When I fell head over heels in love with this dress it seemed so very silly, but for some reason or another the two of us were destined to be together. I’m very glad to have followed my heart and not my head on this occasion. 😉

  5. jason

    loverly! those tarot images genuinely have powers…much mystery in the silence and spaces between…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jason – I’m glad you like it! Thanks so much!! There is much to be said about the power of tarot…some things in the world just should not be messed with…

  6. Nico

    What a great story – seems like it’s good fortune coming back to you for my Minty Meets Munt trousers (you mentioned them in a post, two days later I was walking down Crown St and happened to pass the shop, went in and found my gorgeous black brocade trousers for $29.95. I never would have walked in if I hadn’t read about it!)

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Nico – Thanks as always for your visit, and I’m so glad you liked the story of my dress.

      Perhaps the Minty Meets Munt karma has indeed returned to me…what a lovely idea that is!! I’m so glad you were able to pick up some an awesome pair of trousers, and such a bargain!! Maybe this shopping karmic circle will catch on… 😉

  7. Bec

    That IS an awesome dress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bec – Thanks so much. I’m rather smitten with the dress myself!! 😉

  8. Ricardo

    there are lots of people who swear by those cards and sometimes they speak of uncanny results by performing readings. I have been offered to have one done but then they never get around to doing it.
    .-= Ricardo´s last blog ..The Neighbor Strikes Again =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – I’ve never been a huge believer in such things as tarot, but I’m certainly never going to knock something just because I don’t really understand it. There are so many weird, wonderful and mystical things in the world that anything is possible. I’ve had my cards read once and it was quite a truthful and uncanny reading of who I am and where I could be heading in my life.

      You’ll have to have your cards read at some point and see just what they reveal… I’m sure it would be interesting!!

  9. Hollie

    I like you have always loved this dress, but wasn’t fortunate enough to be able to buy it when it was in stores. I now am forever looking on websites to try and find one (as it’s been three years, I’m clearly obsessed!!). Do you still love/wear yours? If you ever consider selling it, please, please let me know. Lovely words and sentiment also xx

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hollie – I’m sorry to say I sold this dress some time ago … best of luck with your search! 🙂

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