Goddess Editorials

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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

Values

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’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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Woman | 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

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

Monday
Feb092015

Zuzanna Bijoch By Nat Trakobsantisuk In 'The Grand Voyage' For Vogue Thailand February 2015

Model Zuzanna Bijoch joins Kanyanat Bamrungphong , Baiboon Arunpreechachai and Si Tanwiboon in ‘The Grand Voyage’, styled by Jirat Subpisankul. Photographer Nat Prakobsantisuk captures the folkloric-inspired elegance for Vogue Thailand February 2015.

 

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Monday
Feb022015

Carmelita Mendes Is Beauty Goddess By Mari Queiroz For Amuse Magazine

Dark-skin goddess Carmelita Mendes brings her innate beauty to Amuse Magazine’s beauty editorial ‘Metal Works’. Photographer Mari Queiroz captures the work of beauty artist Sadi Consati.

 

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Saturday
Jan312015

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

Israeli researchers published a critical article this week, arguing that a 55,000 years-old, female skull found in the Manot Cave of Israel’s Western Galilee is a critical links in understanding the evolution of the human species.  Scientists believe that the skull offers definitive proof that anatomically modern humans coexisted with Neanderthals in the same geographical area.

It’s widely accepted science that human origins date back about 200,000 years to Africa. However, there has not been agreement about which migration model of early Homo sapiens led to the population of our planet, accompanyied by the extinction of Neanderthals.

“The morphology of the skull indicates that it is that of a modern human of African origin, bearing characteristics of early European Upper Palaeolithic populations. This suggests that the Levantine populations were ancestral to earlier European populations,” said Prof. (Israel) Hershkovitz (of Tel Aviv University).  “This study also provides important clues regarding the likely inbreeding between anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals.”

The Manot Cave, where the skull was unearthed, was discovered accidentally in 2008 when a bulldozer struck the cave roof, revealing a time capsule tens of thousands of years old. “This is a goldmine,” said Prof. Hershkovitz. “Most other caves are ‘disturbed caves,’ but this is untouched, frozen in time — truly an amazing find. Among other artefacts found there, the skull, which we dated to 55,000 years ago using uranium thorium methods, was astonishing. It provides insight into the beginnings of the dispersal of modern humans all over the world.”

According to Prof. Hershkovitz, the skull disproves two major narratives: that all modern human populations are linked to migrations out of Africa 100,000 years ago, and that early European Upper Paleolithic populations interbred with local European Neanderthals. Instead the skull indicates that modern humans met and interbred with Neanderthals in Israel, only to later pass on their genes to the rest of the world. Considering Europe was in the last Ice Age period, its harsh climate rendered it generally inhospitable, so humans from the Levant moved first to Asia, and only later (45,000 ago) to Europe.

Discover Magazine writes that Neanderthal remains dating back 50,000-65,000 years have been found near Manot Cave. The new skull called Manot 1 is the first recorded evidence that modern humans were living in the same place at the same time.

In a series of coincidences that are peppered throughout my life, scientists have threaded another needle in the highly-probable story that human life originated in the region of Lake Turkana bordering Kenya and Ethiopia before migrating into a region known today as The Levant.

In a very real sense, today’s religious wars are going on in the very region that is the cradle of human civilization. My own relationship with The Levant area is most focused on studying the evolution of the goddesses and the rise of monotheism.

Kenya, Lake Turkana and the Omo Valley people of Ethiopia are a much stronger connection — one revealed through my inexplicable connections with the young photographer Dan Eldon. Here is a sampling of our journey.

Tuesday
Jan272015

Ondria Hardin 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 Hardin 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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Thursday
Jan152015

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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Saturday
Jan102015

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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Tuesday
Dec232014

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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