COLOUR, PATTERN, TEXTURE: STYLE
In Color, Chromophobia, and Colonialism: Some Historical Thoughts, Carolyn Purnell outlines how in 18th and 19th Century Europe “bright colors were taken as a sign of degeneracy and inferiority.” For those (presumably very dull looking) Europeans, colour was associated with childishness and a lack of civilization.
Since “all black everything” and “all white” interiors are still taken as the height of sophistication in some circles, the images collected here highlight the fact that looks which manage to make a range of colours, patterns and textures cohere are hard to achieve. They indicate intelligence, taste and intuition.
So, from top to bottom, props to:
UK-based fashion editor Julia Sarr Jamois
Stylist + Studio Africa Guest Editor Louis Phillipe De Gagoue
Stylist and creative consultant Marian Kihogo
Founder + editor of POPAfricana Oroma Elewa
Artist, Model + Studio Africa Guest Editor Fola Adeoso
Shot by Anthony Bila/The Expressionist. What the model’s name? She is killing it!
I want this in my winter wardrobe.
I would kill for that type of bone structure!
New hairstyle ideas~~
Lac Rose, Senegal
Lake Retba, Senegal
Cap Vert peninsula about 35km north of Dakar
The pink colour comes the presence of halobacterium, a type of single-celled halophile (salt-loving) microorganism which is red or purple in colour. The lake is extremely salty, 1.5 times saltier than the Dead Sea.
Salt fishing is done at the lake with workers spending 10-12 hours a day in the water scraping salt from the lake bed. The salt fishermen rub their skins with butter from the shea nut for protection from the salinity of the water.
The perceived colour of the lake changes with the type of sunlight, moving from mauve to deep pink. White salt lines the shores in some places.
Photographer: Damion Reid
All black everything. Love it.
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
News Set content:
Mille Collines Rwanda Collection 2013/14
Tailored for men, but all need to be a constant in my wardrobe.
Why hello there gorgeous jacket that I cannot afford!
Deepstyle - http://deepstylekorea.com/shop/step1.php?number=5443&b_code=B20110105054128