Musings of a confined Scatterbrain
petergregoryart:

"Lady Liberty and Her Insides" Mixed Media on Canvas.

petergregoryart:

"Lady Liberty and Her Insides"
Mixed Media on Canvas.

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mmitsas:

Simon Massey di Vallazza

mmitsas:

Simon Massey di Vallazza

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notordinaryfashion:

Stephane Rolland
Haute Couture Fall 2014-15

notordinaryfashion:

Stephane Rolland

Haute Couture Fall 2014-15

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allbeautifulblackgirls:

"… there was in fact a “law” of sorts that demanded women of color in Louisiana to cover their hair with a fabric cloth starting in 1789 as a part of what was called the Bando du buen gobierno (Edict for Good Government).  What these rules were meant to do was try to curtail the growing influence of the free black population and keep the social order of the time. The edict included sections specifically about the changing of certain “unacceptable” behaviors of the free black women in the colony including putting an end to what he and others believed to be the overly ostentatious hairstyles of these ladies which drew the attention of white men, and the jealousy of white women. These rules are called the “Tignon Laws” A tignon (pronounced “tiyon”) is a headdress.”
“Apparently, women of color were wearing their hair in such fabulous ways, adding jewels and feathers to their high hairdos and walking around with such beauty and pride that it was obscuring their status. This was very threatening to the social stability (read: white population) of the area at the time. The law was meant to distinguish women of color from their white counterparts and to minimize their beauty.” 
Source: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2014/07/shocking-history-why-women-of-color-in-the-1800s-were-banned-from-wearing-their-hair-in-public/

allbeautifulblackgirls:

"… there was in fact a “law” of sorts that demanded women of color in Louisiana to cover their hair with a fabric cloth starting in 1789 as a part of what was called the Bando du buen gobierno (Edict for Good Government).  What these rules were meant to do was try to curtail the growing influence of the free black population and keep the social order of the time. The edict included sections specifically about the changing of certain “unacceptable” behaviors of the free black women in the colony including putting an end to what he and others believed to be the overly ostentatious hairstyles of these ladies which drew the attention of white men, and the jealousy of white women. These rules are called the “Tignon Laws” A tignon (pronounced “tiyon”) is a headdress.”

Apparently, women of color were wearing their hair in such fabulous ways, adding jewels and feathers to their high hairdos and walking around with such beauty and pride that it was obscuring their status. This was very threatening to the social stability (read: white population) of the area at the time. The law was meant to distinguish women of color from their white counterparts and to minimize their beauty.” 

Source: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2014/07/shocking-history-why-women-of-color-in-the-1800s-were-banned-from-wearing-their-hair-in-public/

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williamokpo:

What we like - William Okpo

williamokpo:

What we like - William Okpo

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lightspeedsound:

Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.

From About Face: Supermodels then and now

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blackfashion:

Name: Jose Obando Consultant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Specializing in the musical genre known as Salsa. 
Age: Aged Like the Perfect Bottle of Merlot
Location: New York, Originally an Ameri Indian from the Beach town of Ecuador.
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blackfashion:

Name: Jose Obando Consultant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Specializing in the musical genre known as Salsa. 

Age: Aged Like the Perfect Bottle of Merlot

Location: New York, Originally an Ameri Indian from the Beach town of Ecuador.

Submit: nile2o.tumblr.com

thedecorista:

love a good black and white and gold contemporary feel. boca de lobo

thedecorista:

love a good black and white and gold contemporary feel. boca de lobo