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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

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Brooklyn Artist Wangechi Mutu Confronts Women As Active Protagonists

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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

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Entries in Women's History (13)


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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GlamTribale Celebrates Freedom

Sunny salutations from the tropics! Feanne here, inviting you to celebrate freedom. 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.

GlamTribale’s biggest shop yet is now open at The Marketplace at Teaberry.

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In the meantime, enjoy this Engage issue from April 11, 2014.

What a luminous week we’ve had for human rights! In support of our advocacies for women’s rights, Anne opened the largest GlamTribale shop (so far) at Teaberry on April 7, following a terrific weekend show at Ocean City. In the US, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the US. On April 8, in the Philippines, we finally received news— after waiting for over 15 years— of the activation of our Reproductive Health Law.

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

Half a century after the Civil Rights Act, we continue to grapple with discrimination issues today. The evolution of communication and travel technologies provides us with more opportunities to learn about people who are different from us, but also provides new environments and contexts for clashing. It’s up to us to use our technology and creativity wisely, to enrich our relationships and evolve holistically. We envision a future in which discrimination is obsolete:

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Brooklyn Artist Wangechi Mutu Confronts Women As Active Protagonists

Wangechi Mutu by Kathryn Parker AlmanasKenyan born Brooklyn artist Wangechi Mutu joins Lupita Nyong’o, who last night added a SAG Award for supporting actress in ‘12 Years a Slave’ to her blockbuster week, on Forbes’ recent 20 Young Power Women in Africa 2013.

i just stumbled into Wangechi Muti while researching more info on Hans Silvester’s recent Hermes 2014 spring campaign. Silvester’s splendid photographs of the Omo Valley people are a key inspiration for GlamTribale.

Mutu’s work is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’ until March 9, 2014 in an exhibition called ‘A Fantastic Journey’.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu scrutinizes globalization by combining found materials, magazine cutouts, sculpture, and painted imagery. Sampling such diverse sources as African traditions, international politics, the fashion industry, pornography, and science fiction, her work explores gender, race, war, colonialism, global consumption, and the exoticization of the black female body. Mutu is best known for spectacular and provocative collages depicting female figures—part human, animal, plant, and machine—in fantastical landscapes that are simultaneously unnerving and alluring, defying easy categorization and identification. Bringing her interconnected ecosystems to life for this exhibition through sculptural installations and videos, Mutu encourages audiences to consider these mythical worlds as places for cultural, psychological, and socio-political exploration and transformation.

In a promotional video produced for her exhibition at the Nasher Museum, Mutu states “The power for me in this is to keep the figure−the story of the female in the center… to keep discussing and talking about women as active, as protagonists. Good, bad, whatever it is that they are, that they are part of the reason that we here.” In every act the “triumphant warrior female” of Ms. Mutu’s fantasia is shamelessly defiant and all the more delicious for it, writes Wall Street International Magazine.

‘The End Of Eating Everything’, directed and written by Wangechi Mutu is is enjoying a sold-out debut at Sundance this week. The eight-minute short “traces the journey of a flying, planetlike creature navigating a bleak skyscape. This sick soul is lost in a polluted atmosphere without grounding or roots, led by hunger toward its destruction.” The film trailer is posted in AOC Salon, along with an interview with the creators about consumption and the destruction of our planet.

Follow Wangechi Mutu on Facebook ~ Anne

Wangechi Mutu ‘This You Call Civilization’


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GlamTribale Renews The Sacred Feminine

Happy New Year, goddess! Together, let’s the sacred feminine to its historical place of honor. This 2014— and beyond— we look forward to continuing the work of empowering women worldwide. Feanne here, greeting the fresh new year with hope, renewal, and confidence. 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.

GlamTribale is now open at Stainton’s in Ocean City! We have a lovely street view presence at 810 Asbury Ave in Ocean City, located between 8th and 9th Streets.

Shop GlamTribale goddess jewelry online anytime.

In the meantime, enjoy this Engage issue from January 3, 2014.

GlamTribale jewelry’s newest home at Stainton’s in Ocean City; GlamTribale Sea Quartz Necklace from the Aphrodite jewelry collection; The Birth Of Venus painting by Odilon Redon, 1912

We are truly delighted to have a seaside storefront at Stainton’s in Ocean City— only a couple of blocks from the shore— and our space is a real jewel box, filled with Anne’s gorgeous creations. As you know, Anne was so pleased by the enthusiastic reception at Ocean City— where she was featured artist last month at the Arts & Crafts festival— and we are so happy to have this permanent spot by the sea, with a window view so we can better share our story.

As always, we will be leveraging our expanded exposure for the benefit of our ongoing advocacies to empower women around the world, and promote sustainable living. At AnneOfCarversville and GlamTribale, we honor the sacred feminine by upholding a holistic, eco-spiritual, smart sensuality way of life.

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Frida Kahlo As Sensual Goddess Gaia, Our Nurturing Earth Mother

‘Gaia’ by Frida KahloI swear I hadn’t seen this splendid ‘Gaia’ painting by Frida Kahlo until searching for visuals to accompany Benjamin’s GlamTribale blog post about the Mother Goddess’. 

It is truly magnificent and sums up not only Goddess Gaia but also the objectives of Anne of Carversville and our artisan projects. 

‘Two Nudes in the Forest’ by Frida Kahlo

Frida’s paintings command the highest prices of any woman artist. Her subjects are deeply personal: femaleness, nature, feminism, childbirth, abortion and her own crippled persona. In 2010 I wrote:

Feminine principles defined Frida Fahlo’s intellectual landscape. Suffering and perserverance mingle with a reverence for green beings, erotic flowers, and womanly bodies. Kahlo embraces a Cultural Creative lushness of an existence not defined by materialism but by nature and sensualism.

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

‘Lipstick Junkie’ by artist Lisa LittleToday is one of those “I’m dancing as fast as I can mornings”, when a strong cup of French Roast has me plunging into the essence of Anne of Carversville and the voyage we’re on in my little digital boat.Note also that I haven’t had a drink since Tuesday. The following constellation of events actually happened today.

Into the Subterranean Depths of Women’s History

This latest adventure was triggered by my earlier-in-the-week reference to the African goddess Mami Wata in the Lais Ribeiro editorial that follows.

Moving over to my Sensual Rebel column where I write frankly about female sexuality and its intersection with popular culture but also religion, I felt compelled to republish and update what was the founding 2010 meditation for GlamTribale: Aphrodite Joins Yemaya & Mami Wata for a Swim in Human Consciousness.

The rest of the week has been unstoppable with obligations and a workload that prevented me from returning to Sensual Rebel until the middle of the night, when all the goddesses began calling in at the same time.

Perhaps the string of incredible coincidences came because I finally finished individual banners for all the goddess collections and categories on the GlamTribale website yesterday. I don’t know the answer, but when I awoke at 1:30 am and lay in bed for an hour, I decided to open my laptop and start writing.

More questions are asked than answered in Did Goddess Dione Precede Hera As Lilith Preceded Eve As Adam’s First Wife?

To be honest, a goddess named Dione — aka Gaia — was news to me. Gaia is not news. She is one of our GlamTribale goddesses. Reading about Dione — with many more references in my new out-of-print books, I’m sure — I was a bit speechless to find her roots in the region of Greece away from Athens and near the Ionian Sea. My own night rocking in a small sailboat in Ionian Sea is one of the most important nights of my life as detailed in Sailing to Ithaca.

To assert the provocative punch line, this momentary shipwreck came as I was writing about Venus fly traps.

The original essay that launched GlamTribale Aphrodite Joins Yemaya & Mami Wata for a Swim in Human Consciousness dealt with mermaids and sirens — those eternal bad girls responsible for a seductive swindle of men’s best efforts.

Unable to sleep with a cacophony of goddesses tapping on my brain, I reread the 2010 essay and responded to a reader who was getting mermaids and sirens off track, as they impact the birth of Aphrodite, in a sea foam of castration complexes.

Artistic Archetypes of Women’s History by Ronit Baranga

My night journey could have ended in this moment, but I plunged deeper into a short meditation on the ceramic art of Israeli artist Ronit Baranga. I felt a soul sister on my radar, an artist telling women’s history from the epicenter of the struggle for women’s bodies, which is a major theme of AOC. Read Tears in Our Teacups: The Devouring Women of Ronit Baranga.

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