Monday, November 8, 2010

Cockney Voodoo

Did I ever mention that I'm in love with Cockney Pearly style? Well, who wouldn't be?

And here's the incomparable Rita Hayworth as kind of a Cockney Mary Poppins:

I've been thinking lately about how the patterns on a lot of Pearly outfits remind me of Voodoo veves, like this symbol for my favorite loa, Papa Legba:

Here's one for Ogoun:

Maman Brigitte's is especially beautiful:

I've been collecting mother of pearl buttons with a Cockney Pearly / Voodoo inspired project in mind, and a big box of MOP sequins just arrived. Gorgeous. Gotta get stitching.

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