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“Where do you think you get your fashion flair from?”

“The past. Looking back and saying, ‘Oh, we don’t dress like that anymore. Why did we give it up?’ It’s complicated to do so. I mean, it’s a lot of work to get up and make yourself wear a tie and button up a shirt, when you could just throw on a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, and we’re out and ready to go with a pair of flip-flops. I rather like the process of selection, and the hampering feeling of putting on every item of clothing. Sort of makes you appreciate every article you have. Socks, suspenders, belts, gloves, hat, sunglasses. And how they all sort of correlate to each other, I suppose…I work for a non-profit, which I think is great because it allows me to dress the way that I’d like to. I don’t think I’d be able to get away with dressing like this in Corporate America. They’d say, ‘No, your pants have to come all the way down.’ There’s no real dress code and it allows for creative freedom of expression with dressing…”

Erin

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Haha! Not bad at all

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Goddess of the Day: August 29

Odudua - also Odua.  Yoruban Goddess of Love.  Odudua is worshiped in West Africa as the mother of love and childrearing.  Her name means Black One, and She is pictured as a great beauty with skin like obsidian stone.  She rules directional and elemental south, unity, creativity, community, love, fertility, and devotion in romantic relationships.  Women celebrate Odudua’s feast days by offering themselves with abandon to male worshipers.

(text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide. Art by Maratamara)

This Handful Of Pearls Is A Little More Morbid Than Usual, But Still Beautiful

Pearls are a timeless classic, because they look good with just about anything. Their subtle luster and variety of soft colors make them versatile, and they always lend a polished touch to any outfit. And then there’s Shinji Nakaba’s take on these dainty jewels. The Japanese artist creates…

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