Monday, November 8, 2010
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.