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Wednesday
Jul182012

Dahlia Noir Goddesses Are Mystical, Mysterious, Strong & Fragile, Tribal Creatures of Nature Says Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci

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Anilez Silva ‘Africa’ by Daniel Bracci Delves Into Women’s Collective Unconscious AOC Rebel

Looking at Daniel Bracci’s magnificent images of Anilez Silva entitled ‘Africa’, my rational mind says “don’t go there, Anne”. Our politically correct world only sees stereotypes where you see art and connection.

After all, Anilez Silva is fiercely tribal, sensual, erotic, impenetrable, dangerous, ancestral, aboriginal and ancient. She is ferocious, native, natural, primeval and primitive; turbulent, unbroken and proud. 

My friends at Jezebel would probably hate her. We tend not to see eye-to-eye on a few issues, and this is one of them. Are Bracci’s images stereotypical? Racist? I’m not an African American — or African woman — or African Parisian woman, so I can only speak to how these images affect me personally.

When the subject is Africa, I have a visceral response that another person might have with India. Most Americans have no visceral response at all, in terms of connection with “foreign” imagery, but this is not the case for me.

Wandering through Paris on a creative mission for Victoria’s Secret, my affinity for African art brought me a small museum in Paris called Musée Dapper, located then in a small townhouse at 50 Avenue Victor Hugo. I went there after the breakup of a serious love affair (again), wanting to escape current reality for an hour.

Thankfully, when I entered the almost colonial feeling townhouse of the old Dapper, it was mid-afternoon and raining, leaving the museum empty. Drawn immediately to a room of mounted masks, I sat down on a bench, alone with ancestral voices, personifications of good and evil, oracles from the spirit world, and witnesses to history. Almost instantaneously, I was overcome with an intense sorrow.

Anne of Carversville

Eye | Givenchy ‘Dahlia Noir’ Fragrance | Kate Scott Dahlias | Phoebe English AOC Style

MariaCarla Boscono fronts Givenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ fragrance campaign by Mert & Marcus.

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci loves dahlias, comparing them to his vision of beauty, danger and women. His creatures are mystical and mysterious, both male and female, strong and fragile — a vision of a modern goddess, says the Dahlia Noir website.

‘Opus in Red’ by Kate ScottGivenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ Woman Is A Freja Goddess GlamTribale

Granted, most of the goddesses enjoyed powerful personas. But writing about the Givenchy woman, GlamTribale’s Freja Goddess collection came to mind, and also the dahlias of my dear friend, photographer Kate Scott.

Kate’s erotic, deeply-sensual dahlias express the feminine strength expressed in the design of our Freja collection.

GlamTribale.com Freja Ribbon Hoop Pierced Earrings

Monday
Jul162012

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: Female, 30-Something, Glamorous & Pregnant | Women's IQs Now Higher Than Men's

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For certain, many women smiled last night when news reports flashed the fact that women are now surpassing men in Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests, when they have lagged behind men’s — up to 5 points in the past.

James Flynn, author of the latest studies and founder of the “Flynn Effect” IQ analysis, which states that IQs are not static and rise as nations develop, said:

“In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen but women’s have risen faster,” said Flynn. “This is a consequence of modernity. The complexity of the modern world is making our brains adapt and raising our IQ.” He adds that the “improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were disadvantaged in the past.”

ForbesWoman picks up the story asking if other factors are more important in a successful career than IQ, taking up the topic of motivation as studied by Angela Lee Duckworth at UPenn. Her team found a strong correlation between financial rewards for taking IQ tests and results. IQ results vacillated as much as 20 points, when the financial reward was greater than $10.

Rex Jung, PhD,, who studies the intersection of intelligence and creativity, says he’s not surprised that women’s IQs are surpassing men’s. “Women are entering the workforce in droves these days – in much greater numbers than ever before. If it’s true that IQ is associated with higher exposure to more cognitively engaging activities, like coursework and professional work, it makes total sense.” Read on at ForbesWoman

Related: Women, Math & Science Do Get Along Well, Mr. Summers AOC Spittin’ Sisters

Another survey of 1,286,350 people young people and adults confirms identically of an earlier analysis of about 500,000 sets of test scores. Girls are as good in math as boys. Period. The examination of 242 existing articles that assessed the math skills of 1,286,350 people, led by chief author Janet Hyde.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEONewly-appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told Fortune’s Patricia Sellers that Yahoo! executives “showed their evolved thinking” in hiring the 37-year-old, high-ranking Google executive to one of the top tech jobs in the industry — knowing that she was pregnant.

Mayer, who was Google’s 20th employee and first female engineer, is expecting a boy in early October. As Tech Crunch points out, female CEOs at public tech firms are very rare. A 30-something CEO is even rarer. A pregnant, 30-something, female tech CEO? Forgetta bout it!

Mayer, photographed above by Brigette Lacombe in her Google office, was Glamour magazine’s 2009 Woman of the Year.

Nurturing a Baby and a Start-Up

Last month, the NYTimes focused on the small group of women proving they can launch a high-growth technology company and be a mother at the same time.

Writing that the average age of a first-time founder of a company is 39, parenting or the decision to have children is an almost unavoidable conflict for would be female start-up visionaries.

Female entrepreneurs are less numerous and raise less money than their male counterparts. Women make up 10 percent of the founders at high-growth tech companies, “and they raise 70 percent less money than men do because of their lack of access to capital,” says Lesa Mitchell of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she is vice president for initiatives on advancing innovation.

Monday
Jul162012

GlamTribale.com Jewelry Is Now Open | The Goddesses Have Arrived and They Mean Business!

GlamTribale.com Says ‘The Goddesses Have Arrived’

 

Preview our 12 Collections until Aug.15 at a 30% Discount, with 30-day delivery if necessary. Enter code GODDESS at checkout. Your new total with 30% savings will be recalculated. Free shipping on DISCOUNTED orders over $75.00 applies.

Meet Aphrodite, Baubo, Diana, Freja, Gaia, Isis, Lakshmi, Lilith, Mami Wata, Myrina, Oshun, Themis  GlamTribale.com