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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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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

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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

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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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AOC Adopts An Anthem For GlamTribale: Marvin's 'What's Going On" By Playing For Change

What’s Going On from Playing For Change on Vimeo.

As I slowly re-enter the world of Anne of Carversville and GlamTribale with a reflective focus on the next version of myself and the content I want to focus on for the websites, the most splendid song came my way today via my FB friend Richard Bohn

On my own FB page, I shared it as a song for Ferguson. Listening to it again, I realize that it is an anthem for me, for AnneofCarversville and for GlamTribale. Marvin Gaye’s song “What’s Going On” is buried deep in my soul and I am thrilled to hear this version of it, a version that connects all of us. 


GlamTribale Takes You On A Journey

Greetings, goddess! Feanne here, joining you on a rejuvenating and spirited ride across borders and beyond maps. You’re tuned in to the Engage newsletter from AnneOfCarversville and GlamTribale.

Sign up for Engage and we’ll email you a weekly dispatch filled with visuals and writings of the sensual, creative, and feminine. You’ll also receive exclusive GlamTribale goddess jewelry discounts and special news.

Catch GlamTribale at the 2014 Spring Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts on April 5 and 6 at Historic Ocean City Music Pier Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.

GlamTribale opens a 200 sq. ft. store at The Marketplace at Teaberry on April 7.

More locations on our GlamTribale Event Calendar.
Shop GlamTribale goddess jewelry online anytime.

In the meantime, enjoy this Engage issue from March 21, 2014.

Anne, the one-woman army behind AnneOfCarversville and GlamTribale, is taking time to reflect on life priorities and to honor the memory of her best friend, Robert Rothschild. The courage and grace with which he faced cancer is an inspiration. His legacy also lives on in GlamTribale’s mission of empowerment. We are now mainly focused on growing GlamTribale and nourishing our advocacy, while AnneOfCarversville may revert to being centered on personal, reflective writings.

“I’ve decided to seriously cut back my involvement in my seven-year website Anne of Carversville. I will continue to post, but there will be a much greater reflection on my personal stories and experiences. This was the original intention of Anne of Carversville — to speak about the intersection of brains, sexuality, women’s rights, activism and philanthropy.” - Anne

GlamTribale Amazonian Queen Tassel Bracelet; GlamTribale Elephant Polymer Clay Beads Bracelet; GlamTribale Oshun Collection Orange Disc Black Teardrop Bracelet

Anne is opening GlamTribale’s largest space so far, at 200 square feet, in The Marketplace at Teaberry. With this much space, our Elephant Bazaar collection will have its own distinct spot, helping us to promote conservation of the wild Earth. This new store is yet another joyful milestone in the GlamTribale journey. Anne’s path as an artist is certain to lead to ever more exciting and prosperous adventures.

The 2014 Louis Vuitton ad moved us with its breathtaking scenery and provocative message: Louis Vuitton 2014: Never Ask For Directions, Just Be Where You Are:

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Leakey's Angels: Why Women Make Better Primate Researchers According To Louis Leakey

Mary and Louis LeakeyGlamTribale and Anne of Carversville readers know that I have a strong interest in paleontologists, archaeologists and anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey and their work in and around the Omo Valley region of Ethiopia and Lake Turkana, bordering Ethiopia and Kenya.

Read our in-depth stories about the Omo Valley Mursi and Surma tribes at GlamTribale.

It’s only recently that I came to know about the Omo Valley region and Lake Turkana as the ‘origin’ of human civilization as we know it. Previously, I knew  Africa as the origin of humanity, without understanding that the Leakey discoveries lay very close to many other events and subjects of interest in my life.

Long-time GlamTribale and Anne muse Dan Eldon, the young photo journalist stoned to death in Mogadishu, Somalia 20 years ago was good friends with Lara Leakey, granddaughter of the famous scientists Louis and Mary.

Dan’s mom Kathy Eldon is now a digital friend and potential artistic collaborator of mine. Kathy worked for the Leakeys when she lived in Nairobi.

AnneofCarversville.com is devoted to telling women’s stories “from fashion to flogging” with a strong emphasis on women’s rights at home in America and internationally.

Digging much deeper into the history and contributions of Mary and Louis Leakey to our understandings of human history and social behavior, one quickly comes upon the subject of women in science and gender studies — and Louis Leakey’s support of women in primate research.

One can’t study Louis Leakey for more than an hour without learning about his unusual support for three women – Leakey’s Angels, as they are called: chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall; Dian Fossey who studies mountain gorillas; and Birutė Galdikas, an observer of orangutans.

Louis Leakey and Jane Goodall

Why, I wondered, would Louis Leakey stake so much of his professional reputation on supporting women as researchers of primate behavior?  Why did his Trimates, as they are also called, captivate an international audience of animal behavioral enthusiasts?

Firstly, Louis Leakey was crippled with arthritis, for which he had a hip replacement at age 65.  If he wanted to understand primate behavior, others would have to do the research.

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Your AOK Foundation Health & Wellness Expo, Aug. 3, 2013 Raffle Gifts

X-posted on GlamTribale/Anne’s Blog

GlamTribale is happy to support Philadelphia’s Your AOK Foundation (see FB page) with several raffle gifts fresh off the design table. Your AOK is holding its first annual Health & Wellness Expo from 10am-2pm on Saturday Aug. 3 at the Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center, 8500 Pickering Ave in Philadelphia.

Your AOK will be conducting bone density testing, blood pressure tests, and a host of other critically-needed services for the community.

Unfortunately, GlamTribale will not be hosting a table at the event, due to a screw-up in Anne reading her email under the new Google system, but we have donated one to another artisan who can’t afford it.

Elephants rules at GlamTribale, and we’re pleased to honor both the critically-endangered, matriarchal African elephant and her predecessor the woolly mammoth, extinct for 10,000 years. After the staggering success of our Africa and elephant themed coasters, which has even beat out our floral coasters, I’m introducing a 6” trivet that sells for $10.

The jewelry pieces will be added to our growing woolly mammoth beads collection, featuring beads made of bones 10-100,000 years old. Woolly mammoths precede the much-loved, endangered elephants in Africa and Asia. The center bead in the necklace is made from this New York Times article printed on vellum, then decoupaged on wood.

This new jewelry is amazingly light-weight and fully treated with eco-friendly, anti-tarnish varnish. EVERY metal bead at GlamTribale now receives this treatment.

The woolly mammoth earrings are $20 and the necklace $35. We WILL — I truly do promise — have them online soon. I am just running as fast as I can these days. Hopefully, Laura will be able to upload items next week. It hasn’t gone well having others input the GlamTribale jewelry — impossible as that sounds. And yes, it’s costly. We have retail shoppers unhappy that so many of the new products aren’t online.

Enjoy reading an excellent National Geographic article Woolly Mammoth Study Shows Complexity of Evolution and shop our GlamTribale woolly mammoth collection. ~ Anne



Anne Learns To Make Polymer Clay Beads For GlamTribale Jewelry

Today a new GlamTribale adventure begins. Anne is taking up polymer clay beadmaking as a way of making our jewelry even more unique and special.

The evolution of the jewelry is quite striking, when I consider its origins with me not knowing how to make jewelry at all and acting as the design director, but not the actual creator. What a year it has been! I have learned to do everything myself and am now pushing our team forward with a truly unique design vision.

A breakthrough came with my discovery of the recycled ribbons from fair trade women’s cooperatives in India and Nepal. I was so attracted to the raw, almost primordial nature of the ribbons that they remind me of the Omo Valley nature-inspired images.

Learning how to make clay beads — and also decoupage ones that tell women’s history — should unleash my inner priomordial voice fully. So I am EXCITED to begin.

Building Human Nests

Reading this New York Times article about Twigitecture and building human nests, it seems that this idea is also part of my Omo Valley inspired experience. But I think I will leave the actual nest building to Jayson Fann, a nest maker, artist and musician who has built over 30 nests. This one is located at the Treebones ‘glamping’ resort in Big Sur, California. 

The trend called ‘glamping’ means luxury camping. ~ Anne


'Ondes Sensuelles' Sexy Jewels For French Women Of Every Age

Geraldine Saglio chooses a splendid assortment of costume jewelry for Malgosia Bela’s editorial ‘Ondes Sensuelles’, lensed by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Paris June/July issue. I’ve noticed that so many women are reluctant to wear larger pieces of jewelry, perhaps considering it vulgar to adorn themselves with such beautiful plumage.

Is larger jewelry perhaps a sign of sensuality gone wild, pressing a woman out of her comfort zone of respectability? All I know if that I’m working on many more smaller pieces for GlamTribale, learning how to coax women out of the nest in small steps.

French women embraced their sensuality long ago, having far more confidence about themselves in terms of body image at any age. Read Compared to Amrican Women, French Women Don’t Get Fat abd Have Hot Sex At Every Age and Aging American Women Should Move to France.


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