I found this really hysterical picture of a 15 yr old me 😂😂😂
What the actual fuck…
#FloatingHead #HoodratBrows #MallFlicka


Event: Upcoming exhibition - Maroc, couleur désert (Morocco, desert colour).

Consisting of over 100 rugs, blankets and cushions woven by the Aït Khebbach - a semi-nomadic Amazigh (Berber) people living along the border with Algeria, the exhibition highlights the cultural and personal significance of these woven pieces, through multimedia arts such as film, photography and music, and the women who create them.

Each life-size photograph taken by Serge Anton reveals not only the artistic tapestry of each textile, but places the woman responsible for its creation in front of her work as a way to give credit where credit is due.

Details: 30 April - 25 August 2014 
Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

More info.

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Today’s style inspiration: Louis Philippe de Gagoue.

Hailing from both Cameroon and Cote D’Ivoire, the self-described eclectic fashion stylist, blogger and personal shopper is currently based in Morocco after half a decade living in neighbouring Tunisia.

With a style all his own, there’s a sense of vintage cool, classic sartorialism and modern vibrancy in almost everything he wears. From Congolese sapeurs to traditional North African garments, there’s always a strong African influence in de Gagoue’s visual aesthetic.

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(via thekindofblue)

"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape."

bell hooks  (via xicanapreciosa)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via xicanapreciosa)


Okay, so, I saw this on Facebook a few minutes ago, and I almost went off on the person who posted it, before deciding… Facebook does not get that much of my energy.

Tumblr, though…

I Googled it and noticed that this bizarre notion is apparently spreading across the internet — in almost the same language, proving that this is all just a self-referential circle jerk of misinformation. And with Ishtar being one of my ladies, I can’t stand for this nonsense. Plus, poor understanding of the historical context of pagan cultures pisses me off.

So. This graphic is conflating a few things. Ishtar/Inanna was a goddess who had a symbolic journey to the Underworld, essentially dying and being reborn (a trait she shares not only with Jesus of Nazareth but with at least one deity in just about every culture since the dawn of time). Her worship was no longer anywhere near common enough to influence the start of Christianity, though — aspects of her had been folded into Hera/Juno and Aphrodite/Venus, but that’s as close as you’ll get.

The eggs and bunnies come from another deity — the Germanic Eostre. Linguists do believe that connection between the names Eostre and Easter/Ostern is sound and not just coincidence — but only in Germanic-derived languages. In Latin-derived languages, it remains a variation of Pasca/Pascha.

Constantine had nothing to do with any of it. The Eostre/Easter collision happened a few centuries later, with the conquest of the Teutonic and Baltic territories, largely under the Frankish Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties.

Oh and it’s definitely pronounced ISH-tar. Vowels might have some variation, and of course this is all transliterated out of Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian anyway, but that “H”-sound is definitely there.

Just so we’re all clear.


Beautifully intricate Romanian Easter eggs


The small village of Ciocanesti in Romania produces the most beautiful hand-painted Easter eggs I’ve ever seen. This video is a wonderful look at the process and tradition.

First, the (duck, goose, chicken, or even ostrich) egg is drained, through a tiny hole. Then, using a method akin to batik, it is dipped in dye and painted one color at a time, with the painter applying beeswax to those areas she wants to protect from the next round of dying. The painting implement, called a kishitze, is a stick with an iron tip. (Previously, egg-painters would have used thorns or pig bristles.)

And then the wax is melted and wiped off the egg, revealing the colors underneath. So cool. (via @colossal)

This is so wonderful. Must get to the motherland one day.

(Source: vimeo.com)


*Easter Bunny Macarons*


*Easter Trifles w/ Chick Macarons*


*Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs*


Spring floral revamp


Red x Beige


#NegativeSpace “Elegante”- narrow square w/gel nail art… To book me in NYC, visit www.vanityprojectsnyc.com or in the 757, please email nailsbyreginava@gmail.com

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