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Model Lais Ribeiro is a great looking birdie in this Michael Roberts editorial for L’Officiel Netherlands February issue. Monica Pillosio styles Lais in ‘Toda Menina Baiana” (strut your stuff), a celebration of the upcoming Bahia carnival.
I can’t look at these wonderful images of Lais celebrating Carnival and not think of our GlamTribale goddess Mami Wata. One of the most kick-butt goddesses I’ve come across, she is the patroness of GlamTribale and my forever connection to Africa and the disapora of Africans on the slave ships.
(Read: Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wata for a Swim in Human Consciousness and also Heading to Washington DC for a Meet & Greet with Mami Wata )
Working on my first photo shoot for GlamTribale last night, I explained that Mami Wata traveled the high seas as a defiant but spiritual force on the slave ships. She made her way through Haiti and on to Brazil, where Mami W is deeply revered.
Let’s look closely. She may be behind the scenes in this editorial. ~ Anne