Old clothes, poetry, music and the beauty of the natural world inspire me to be present and yet transcend time at the same time. Every day in each moment we have the opportunity to create magic in myriad ways and for me clothing is such a deep part of that. What character do I feel today? What am I going to make and give to the world? An outfit in itself can be a work of art...I guess that is what is meant by style...how we collage together clothes out of how we feel emotionally and physically. It is magic really, the creation of a beautiful illusion that we present to the world that affects those around us. The ability to create is one of the greatest gifts we have as human beings, so in my small way I hope by offering wonderful clothes and old goods I can inspire those who come across my shop to dream their dreams and create their own magic.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Beauty, Style and Music of Jamaica~

These new pieces in the shop want to make me get on a plane and fly straight to Jamaica! The island's beauty, warmth, culture, style, music and spirituality is an inspiration to us all and has influenced the world in so many ways, for one, to stand up for the rights of all oppressed people and cultures and see through the distorted lens of the west and its agenda of power and money. The fact that this tiny island in the Caribbean has had such a direct cultural and political influence on the entire world show the enormity of it's heart and spirit. Thanks to Jamaica..it's people and culture!
The I Threes~
One of the all time best movies and the style of the men in it takes 1st prize in my world~
Rockers let's roll~
The 1st lady of Jamaican music , Marcia Griffith~
The Heptones!
The Amazing Desmond Decker~
Toots and The Maytalls Funky Kingston~
The always stylish and romantic Gregory Isaacs~
The beautiful and life changing Wailers~
Spinning the sounds of Jamaica~
The Beautiful and Dangerous Jimmy Cliff~
Back in the beginning were the Skatalites~

1 comment:

  1. Toni- Yah Mon! Nice to see you got it up and running.