After the dust of WWII had settled, Congolese soldiers brought Parisian fashions back to the Congo. This is a great example of the cultural exchange which occurs during wartime. As deplorable and devastating as war is, it does act as a vehicle for ideas, food, and….fashion! It’s interesting to see how the poverty-stricken regions of the… Continue reading La Sapeurs: Dandies of the Congo
The relationship between art and society has always existed as a symbiosis, where ideas go back-and-forth, are reconsidered, reimagined, and then left for interpretation. One of my favorite dialogues between society and art happens to be between Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and exoticism in… Continue reading An Ongoing Romance: Ballets Russes and Fashion
Today marks the birthday of Ruby Bridges (b. September 8, 1954), who, at the age of six, endured a trial that would have crushed most adults in its burdensome heft. In the scheme of history, Bridge… Source: In the Pantheon of gods, there are mortals, too…..
Today marks the birthday of Ruby Bridges (b. September 8, 1954), who, at the age of six, endured a trial that would have crushed most adults in its burdensome heft. In the scheme of history, Bridges was the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in the American south. But, what what does… Continue reading In the Pantheon of gods, there are mortals too…..
Charles Lindbergh: Fixed in Firmament.
I confess that I adore bold people. (with the exception of people who get too bold on the Jersey Turnpike) I get a tingling sensation down to the end of my toes anytime I read about people pursuing what they believe in, and that feeling becomes inflamed when the pursuit is “against all odds.” Maybe… Continue reading Charles Lindbergh: Fixed in Firmament
Colette…Fantasy dissolves into flesh.
Colette…Fantasy into flesh On January 28th, 1873 Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was born. Who would have imagined that in twenty years’ time, she would start a revolution with her bare breast, provoke the minds of Europe with her pen and wake up the conscience of society with a kiss? Colette was a writer, a dancer, a stage… Continue reading Colette…Fantasy dissolves into flesh