Goddess Editorials

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Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

Vittoria Ceretti in Dolce Gabbana By Federico de Angelis for Marie Claire Kuwait & Arabia

Karlie Kloss In ‘Dark Horse’ By Mario Testino For Vogue September 2014

Blake Lively’s Preserve Internet Business Embraces Artisans

Brooklyn Artist Wangechi Mutu Confronts Women As Active Protagonists

Diana Moldovan & Yumi Lambert by Hans Silvester for Hermes Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

Christian Louboutin Does ‘Lilith’ By Peter Lippmann For Fall 2013

GlamTribale Dedicates Elephant Bazaar To Ending The Slaughter Of Elephants | Anne To Meet Kathy Eldon

Philadelphia Meets Malibu. Anne Meets Kathy Eldon As Creative Visions Rolls Into Philadelphia October 2, 2013

TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Jewelry By Inez & Vinoodh

By George! I Think She’s Got It!!!! Anne Takes Her GlamTribale Show On The Road

GlamTribale To Help Launch Philadelphia Ballet Nutcracker Market Dec 6-8

Anne’s Own Decoupage Wood and Polymer Clay Beads On GlamTribale Jewelry

Anne Learns To Make Polymer Clay Beads For GlamTribale Jewelry

Support Creative Visions @ MyLA2050 As Dan Eldon Takes GlamTribale Into the Omo Valley

Dan Eldon & Mom Kathy Eldon Take Us Into the Omo Valley & Heart of Consciousness

Frida Kahlo As Sensual Goddess Gaia Our Nurturing Earth Mother

Truth Serum on Goddesses, Religion & Women’s History Leaves Me Nowhere To Hide

Lais Ribeiro Is a Bahia Beauty By Michael Roberts for L’Officiel NL February 2013 as ‘Toda Menina Baiana’

Modern American Women Join Cultural Creatives in a New Smart Sensuality, Global Mindset on Women’s Rights

Anne’s Sensual Apples Are Good for Body, Soul & Women’s Rights

Anne Discovers Jozi Maboneng Johannesburg’s Artistry & Enlightenment

Lilith Was A Hit at Dress for Success Philadelphia Holiday Fashion Event

Women’s Rights and the Sperm Fight in Jerusalem


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Ondria Hardim Wears 'The Flowers Of Romance' By Patrick Demarchelier For Vogue Japan March 2015

Organic, nature-inspired, graphic prints are in abundance for ‘The Flowers of Romance’, with stylist Sarajane Hoare choosing from Sacai, Celine, Altuzza, Erdem and Dries Van Noten. Model Ondria Hardim showcases the flora and fauna, styled with tribal undertones and lened by Patrick Demarchelier in a simply-rich studio setting for Vogue Japan March 2015. / Makeup by Brigitte Reiss-Andersen; hair by Teddy Charles


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French Street Artist YZ Honors Fierce African Women Of Dahomey

Much of today’s world is celebrating the bravery of the Kurdish women soldiers who are fighting the terrorist group ISIS. French Street Artist YZ Yseult shows us an equally inspiring look at women with her focus on historical accounts of the First Franco-Dahomean War. During the 1890s it was the highly-trained military women of Dahomey, more commonly referred to as Amazons, who were busy chopping off the heads of the French, often while they slept.

Researching her own history as a descendent of slaves, YZ is using her considerable artistic talents to showcase these memorable, brave and engaging women writes Brooklyn Street Art.

Back in her former Senegal now to do research for the project, she (YZ) writes on her website

 … there are many female figures who we may not know of in current times, but who may provide crucial inspiration, possibly bolstering the confidence of women in 2015 to advocate for their positions and opinions. “I want to show warriors from ancient times; revolutionists, anti-colonialists, intellectual women who have written the story of Africa. We need figures to be proud of our roots, to keep fighting for our rights, and to write the story of tomorrow.”

This story is captivating and AOC will be investigating both the fierce Dahomey women and YZ in greater depth.


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Monica Bellucci In Dolce & Gabbana By Signe Vilstrup | Cultural Appropriation Or Not? 

Italian film star, yummy mummy, smart wife (in a marriage gone south), and former model Monica Bellucci is the newest Bond Girl and the oldest one, too. Monica Bellucci is 50, fabulous and a frequent face of Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana. (See all AOC Monica Bellucci). While feminist blogs like Jezebel love Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2015 ad campaign, the same writers have crucified the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana over the topic of ‘cultural appropriation’.

Finding these gorgeous 2013 images of Monica Bellucci, lensed by AOC favorite photographer for multiple editions of Harper’s Bazaar worldwide, the blonde Dane Signe Vilstrup, prompted Saturday morning thoughts about ‘cultural appropriation’.

Given my firmly-held belief that all humanity has emerged out of Africa and that goddesses ruled human psyches long before the rise of monotheism, it’s difficult for me to accept the yoke of being a ‘cultural appropriator’ because my personal creativity and unconscious mind is inspired by Africa. If one is a Buddhist or believer in reincarnation, a spirit such as mine may have lived in Africa in a former life.

Any dialogue around the topic of ‘cultural appropriation’ is subjective and highly emotional. In a nutshell, the Caucasian person — considered to be ‘white’ in our mixed-race world — is charged as being a racist for co-opting or appropriating design elements from a non-white culture. Dialogue is heated, accusatory and full of passionate finger-wagging from the agrived parties themselves or their advocates who demand that I never make an Africa-inspired tile coaster ever again in my life.

Googling this issue of ‘cultural appropriation’ just now, I read that the Caucasian race is a concept that has historically been used to describe some or all of the populations of Europe, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia, Central Asia and South Asia. The terms of first used in biological anthropology without regard to skin color, writes Wiki. This sentence stops me cold, and I will say no more on this topic until I follow this research thread.

Instead, let’s turn to This Black Scholar Thinks You Should Care More About What Happens On The Runway, written in September 2013 by Evette Dionne. Her insights on this complex topic are relevant as a launching off point in further development of this topic of ‘cultural appropriation’ in a fusion, post-colonial design world. ~ Anne


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Slava Fokk's Retro, Restrained Beauties Connect With Nature's Sensuality

‘Hummingbird’ By Slava Fokk 2014

Moscow-based Russian artist Slava Fokk’s retro paintings evoke a retro, restrained femininity. Introduced to his more glamorous but also vacuous ‘Great Gatsby’ or perhaps Havana in the 50s, cocktail crowd paintings this week, my personal preference is for paintings that keynote the ties between femaleness and nature.

It appears that Fokk’s earliest paintings reference Cuba, and they are very appealing with perhaps a growing market as Europe and now America strengthens ties to the beautiful island caught in time.

The art deco influence in Slava Fokk’s work is strong, with refernces to a simplified and streamlined Tamara Lempicka. ‘Dropteris’ By Slava Fokk 2014‘Blue Bird’ by Slava Fokk 2006


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Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go 'Tribal' In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

This stupendous 2009 editorial ‘Tribal’ from Herring & Herring leaves one breathless over its artistry. Models Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima, and Ai li Wang were styled by Laurean Ossorio for Argentina’s D Magazine. Whatever your views on cultural appropriation — mine are liberal given the reality of global fusion style — these images are spectacularly well executed.


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Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion' For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

I missed model Charlotte Kay’s Damian Foxe editorial ‘Tribal Fashion’ in the June 2014 issue of How To Spend It Magazine. As AOC prepares to relaunch our GlamTribale jewelry and gift collection in the first half of 2015, we are making a concerted effort to make the GlamTribale channel even more true to our mission.

You will be a significant expansion of articles — old and new — that explore women’s history and cultural references as the warriors and goddesses that we can be. There will be a much stronger overview of African art at AOC and especially in Kenya, Ethiopia and countries influenced by the center of this world — along with global artists of every nationality taking up this theme. 

Africa is a huge continent and there is no doubt that my personal life and AOC’s, too, is centered in the Lake Turkana, southern Ethiopia, Omo Valley into Nairobi axis. Of course, we will continue you efforts on behalf of elephant conservation, in particular, but also the slaughter of dolphins and other endangered species that are unusually symbolic in the fight for women’s advancement worldwide.

On a sidenote, by January 1, 2015, we will have moved ALL my writing on sexuality. women’s rights, international women’s rights, and feminism into one place — after seven years. All this writing will be found in Anne’s Sensual Rebel Blog. ~ Anne


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