2016 brings the return of Anne's handcrafted jewelry & gift collection and a new AOC home page. The 30 most recent AOC Daily posts are featured in link and the slider below.  Fashion & Style lovers are here as always.  For everyone else, COME ON IN!

ANNE OF CARVERSVILLE EXPLORES THE ORIGINS OF HUMAN LIFE IN AFRICA'S RIFT VALLEY.  ANNE'S DESIGNS; HER MUSES YOUNG & OLD; A DECADES LONG LOVE OF ELEPHANTS & KENYA; A LONG-AGO WOMEN'S JOURNAL CALLED 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LILITH';  STUNNING COINCIDENCES CONNECTED TO THE LIFE OF DAN ELDON; A 10 YR WONDERFUL RIDE AS FASHION DIRECTOR & HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR VICTORIA'S SECRET STORES & A FIERCE, FIERY COMMITMENT TO WOMEN'S RIGHTS . . . THESE VOICES & MEMORIES LIVE IN HARMONY AT ANNE OF CARVERSVILLE & GLAMTRIBALE JEWELRY & GIFTS.

GLAMTRIBALE MUSES

OMO VALLEY

One day in 2012, Anne went looking for GlamTribale lava beads. In Google seconds, her entire life fell into place . . . the seeds of this journey are scattered all over AOC.

Lake Turkana; the Leakey family; Dan Eldon; the artist JR & 'Women Are Heroes'; Carl Jung; Kibera, Nairobi; Iowa & Kathy Eldon; elephants; power outtages in Paris; a dream in Tribeca. Everything came to rest that lava-searching day, when Anne first saw Hans Silvester's photos of Ethiopia's Omo Valley people.

 

DAN ELDON

Anne's greatest muse is Dan Eldon,  the photojournalist stoned to death in Mogadishu, Somalia on July 12 1993.

In 2013, Anne discovered that her inexplicable crying spell at Paris' old Dapper Museum was within a 48 hr. window of Dan's death. She sat alone, with only African masks . . . and then the electricity went out.

ELEPHANTS

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E. in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsave East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE.

GlamTribale Blog at AOC: We Welcome Foster Elephant ROROGOI & The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Related: DSWT has a great FB blog. Check it out & come back where you belong.

 

LOST GODDESSES

The goddesses were slayed metaphorically with the rise of patriarchy and religious monotheism. Today women worldwide are rising again.

Anne of Carversville has told women's stories 'from fashion to flogging' since 2007.  Welcome home.

Salon At AOC: Othilia Simon In 'Aqua Vita', Lensed By Jeff Bark For Vogue Ukraine September 2013

Anne Essay: Returning Ancient Greek Person Status to Dolphins

 

WOOLLY MAMMOTH BONE JEWELRY

Okay, Anne, what's a woolly mammoth? And wherever did you find those bones!!!!

Can we really save elephants with woolly mammoth ivory? Why not just give it up!!

GLAMTRIBALE'S True Big Bang: The Woolly Mammoths Are Back!!!

 

 

 

 

 

FASHION MEETS PHILANTHROPY! CALL IT GIRL POWER!

10% of GlamTribale Revenues Support

The Kibera School for Girls &

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants

10% of every GlamTribale purchase supports The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: A Haven for Elephants and The Kibera School for Girls, four hours away by drive in Nairobi.  It's our intention that GlamTribale will eventually become a nonprofit  legal entity owned and controlled by The Kibera School for Girls. 

 

ANNE'S TRUE LOVE: THE KIBERA SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

HOW TWO BROKE STUDENTS OPENED A GIRLS' SCHOOL IN A KENYAN SLUM Meet Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner Odede Fast Company

When Jessica Posner (now Jessica Posner Odede), an American college junior six days into her study-abroad term in Nairobi, met Kennedy Odede, a 23-year-old social activist and Kenyan, he was skeptical.
He’d watched Westerners come and go, staying long enough to snap photos of his home—the slum Kibera—and leer at the feces and rats lining the streets. "Slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something that can be momentarily experienced and then escaped from," he wrote in an op-ed for the New York Timesin 2010. "People think they’ve really "seen" something—and then go back to their lives and leave me, my family and my community right where we were before." What made Jessica so different?
"I insisted on moving into the slum," she says, something no other visitor had ever done. "I did not want to be an outsider—someone who worked in the slum during the day and went back to a comfortable homestay at night."
"We aimed to do something radical: take the poorest, brightest girls and give them a top-notch education, capping each class at 20 students," says Jessica .

In 2008, Anne woke up at 3am, grabbed her laptop and Googled Dan Eldon without knowing why. The reason was immediately clear when she read that Dan Eldon's original journals were at an art gallery in Tribeca, three blocks away. The show was closing the next day.

MUSE NEWS AMERICA

Modern goddesses making a difference.

ANNE MUSINGS

Valentino Spring 2016 & GlamTribale Jewelry & Gifts Honor Africa As The Origin of Human Civilization GlamTribale Blog

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli designed their Spring 2016 collection, with a desire to fuse African and Italian fashion into a beautiful but also political statement. . . . 

Many will criticize the duo for somehow celebrating the plight of African refugees. The designers respond in their own words: 

“We probably feel that the greatest privilege in doing our work is that fashion can give a message,” said Chiuri. “We think every person coming here is an individual, and we can show that we can improve ourselves by understanding other cultures.”

“The message,” added Piccioli, “is tolerance. And the beauty that comes out of cross-cultural expression.”  Read on.

AMERICAN MUSES IN ACTION

The First Woman of Women: How Melinda Gates Became The World's Most Powerful Advocate For Women And Girls Forbes Dec. 14, 2015

“I kept looking for the advocate who would champion these issues,” she says over lunch at the iconic Hotel Adlon Kempinski, during a break from Merkel’s forum. Gates, 51, has the air of a down-to-earth technocrat, traveling without an entourage but rather with reams of data and determination. “I knew it had to be a woman. We would talk inside the foundation, ‘Could we get this person or that person?’ I considered other women leaders. But I couldn’t find the one who embodied to me the voice of women around the world. And so I thought, ‘If I’m the one, then I just need to do it. I have to have courage and not worry.’”
Women account for six out of ten of the world’s poorest and two-thirds of the illiterate, according to the UNDP. “Excessive female mortality” in the developing world, in the parlance of the International Monetary Fund, means some 3.9 million women and girls are “missing” annually: About two-fifths are never born, one-sixth die in early childhood and more than one-third die during their reproductive years.

Related: Melinda Gates Takes On A Noble Life Devoid of Fanfare AOC Sept. 29, 2009

RIFT VALLEY AFRICA: TRACKING HUMAN HISTORY

The Evolutionary Timeline Retooled Discover Magazine Nov. 2015

"Thanks to a wrong turn, a stroke of luck and keen eyes, husband and wife research partners Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis of Stony Brook University could rewrite our understanding of tool use among hominins. With their team from the West Turkana Archaeological Project, the pair have found evidence that a species predating the genus Homo may have made the first stone tools."

Related: Female Skull In Israel's Manot Cave Links Humans & Neanderthals 55,000 Years Ago GlamTribale Blog

 

 "Some people have questioned our vision along the way, believing that in a place like Kibera, where so many children could not afford to attend school, it would be most worthwhile to build an average-quality school that could serve as many students as possible."

Anne discovered Kibera via JR's 2009 'Women Are Heroes' Project, where he flypapered the houses with Kibera faces to keep the rain out.   Her #1 muse Dan Eldon was often in Kibera.  In the case of one young girl, Dan drove his aging Land Rover Deziree throughout Africa, selling art-inspired t-shirts for her heart transplant. When the irrepressible, optimist returned with deep pockets, the girl was dead. 

Dan needed Kickstarter! Oh Goddesses! If only Kickstarter existed when Dan Eldon lived. The proclaimed 'mayor of Mogadishu' would have broken the fundraising bank.

 INTERNATIONAL MUSES

More global goddesses at work

Lupita Nyong'o Steps Up To Save Africa's Elephants GlamTribale Blog 

AOC loved Lupita before she won an Oscar. But to open an email from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and read that the stellar woman Lupita was communing with their elephant babies — as evidenced in this magnificent photo — brought tears to our eyes.

In addition to joining WildAid on behalf of elephants, Lupita will be promoting women’s causes, acting and the arts in her native Kenya. The Star Wars actor also visited Amboseli National Park and filmed anti-ivory public service messages for international distribution in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and the United States.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is TIME Magazine's 'Person of the Year'. Among the small nuances of this achievement is the reality that as a young student, Merkel sat in the back row, recognizable by her 'helmet hair'.

“She’s about almost invisible. It’s so typical of her, I can’t even tell you," says a former teacher.

War of Words: A Woman's Battle to End Stoning and Juvenile Execution in Iran The New Yorker Jan. 4, 2016

"In 2002, Iran's chief justice declared a moratorium on stoning, but the journalist Asieh Amini proved that the punishment continued."