July 11, 2011

a lovely bride

I was never the sort of girl who dreamed about my wedding day. Most of the time I thought I would never even get married. But now my wedding day is less than four weeks away, and I have had to come to terms with figuring out how to be a bride. I realize that, just like any other woman, I would like to feel lovely on my wedding day. I would also still like to feel like myself; laid back, comfortable and unconventional. These photos have given me some motivation on the subject. My man and being a good wife are what I am truly inspired by.

July 10, 2011

The Queens

At one point Fela Kuti had over 20 wives, who were also his dancers and singers. They were known as The Queens. These women stuck by him through the unimaginable. There should have been an entire documentary based on them, but you know how it goes. We could have learned so much about the meaning behind the amazing clothes, make-up and dances that they put together. Watch Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon if you are intrigued.