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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

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

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


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’

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Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

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



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

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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

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GlamTribale At Karen Riggs' Tribal Home Sept 6-9 in Philadelphia

My life has been a blitz since we introduced GlamTribal in Lancaster on July 22. ‘Getting it right’ is almost over and I am so pleased at the transformation the collection has experienced in the past six weeks.

There is no more important and emotion-ridden place for me to debut the recreated GlamTribale concept than at Karen Riggs’ Philadelphia African art gallery Tribal Home. 

GlamTribale Hours @ Tribal Home

Visit us there at our opening party Thursday September 6 from  5-8pm.  This Friday night is First Friday in Phladelphia and I will be there from 5-9pm. The GlamTribale jewelry will be showcased until Sunday, where I will be in the gallery from 3-6pm talking about the meaning and relevancy of GlamTribale and my personal journey to this moment of creating a jewelry collection that represents everything I stand for.

Tribal Home’s normal hours are Tues-Sat 11-7 and Sunday 12-5. The gallery is located at 56 North 3rd St, Philadelphia 19106; phone 215-592-4215. You can view and purchase the jewelry anytime during Karen’s regular hours from Sept 6-9.

Creative Director to Designer

This is a very personal journey for me because while I have often been the creative director or creative vision behind brands like Victoria’s Secret or my clients’ lingerie brands, I have never taken over the responsibility for actually stringing the beads or scotch taping together the actual pieces of anything.

With tremendous support from our small but mighty team, I’ve discovered personal talents that I’ve never claimed previously. Registering as a craftsman (that’s the label) in the state of Pennsylvania, and entering my name as artist on our recent application to the Baltimore Crafts Show in February 2013 is a new experience for me.

The past six weeks, taking full control of every piece of jewelry has been my mission and we all believe that the results are worthy of the name GlamTribale and the kind of new business our entire team seeks to create: great design with noble purpose and pleased clients.

Two Smart Sensuality Women

Karen Riggs founded Tribal Home 24 years ago. In addition to getting tears in my eyes upon meeting her and experiencing the atmosphere in her shop, I have a very strong feeling that my destiny has taken me to her and our future collaborations.

I recently recounted for Anne of Carversville friends my long psychic association with African art. I spend no time trying to understand it but long ago accepted my emotional affinity to Africa. For me, the continent is not only the source and soul of humanity and early civilizations, but the home to strong women who were queens.

As a young woman Karen saw herself as a queen, growing up in the kind of home I always sought to live in. Surrounded by culture, art and dynamic conversation, Karen’s values and sense of self were inspired by her uncle’s artistry, friends, artifacts and conversation. You could say that Karen has lead a very holistic life — one that I am only now embracing first with Anne of Carversville and now GlamTribale.

I have high hopes for my new collaboration with Karen Riggs and believe that this week’s GlamTribale is only the beginning of a relationship in which 1+1 probably +3. Those are the best relationships in life, collaborations that create the most benefit for the two parties involved and society at large.

Sanitary Pads for African Girls

Karen has been looking for an important project in Africa. When I explained my own commitment to providing sanitary pads to African girls who often drop out of school with the onset of menstruation, she had the same lightbulb moment I experienced when a Facebook friend in Australia brought this need to my attention.

10% of all revenues from GlamTribale jewelry sold at Tribal Home will support this ongoing project. 10% of all current GlamTribale revenues are split between our sanitary pads for African girls project and Planned Parenthood PA.

My work with Zuwena has been particularly rich because she is also committed to embracing African culture in her home and daily life. I joked that I designed the Nordstrom version of the necklace, and when Zuwena saw it, she went into creative overdrive.

Each day my own jewelry-designing skills advance. Trained as an art major, Zuwena constantly observes that I’m twisting beads and ropes almost unconsciously into ancient techniques practiced by women for thousands of years. I’ve never read or even looked at a book on how to make jewelry or beading techniques and don’t really want to right now. It’s more interesting to see what unfolds from my own soul and spirit — and the Carl Jung’s collective unconscious that I believe in.

I look forward to meeting new friends in Philadelphia this weekend. We have two more events including a pop-up store coming soon.

Throwing Off Dated Old Labels

Now that the GlamTribale design process is under control, I will blog more often about this exciting and unexpected journey on which I’ve landed.

It’s a long way from being moved out of art class in seventh grade, into a pilot project math class. My teacher Mrs. Charnesky’s words haunted me for years: “Anne, you are such a math whiz, you will love this new Princeton project. Besides, you’re just not creative.”

Her words haunted me for decades, as I built unique shops on the East Coast and a 10-year career at Victoria’s Secret. Mrs. Charnesky’s words were my dirty little secret, as if my lack of talent would some day be discovered by the rest of the world.

You’ll read more about Karen Riggs and Tribal Home in the coming days. For now, I just want to surface from the beads jars, saying ‘hi’ and please come see me at Tribal Home, Thursday evening Sept 7 through Sunday the 10th. ~ Anne



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One of the earliest essays, I write about my longterm friend Paul — who is no longer my friend. Accepting the reality that Paul, an African American man, would always judge me as less than authentic as a white woman, also blonde, was one of my toughest lessons to accept in life. 

The day he wrote that he liked the colors at Anne of Carversville, and not its spirit or writing or excellence, was the day I knew I would never fly into my own authenticity if I waited for his approval and acceptance of me as a white woman with a good heart and honorable intentions.

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