15 Jun

Fierce: menacingly wild, savage or hostile; violent in force or intensity; furiously eager or intense; extremely bad or severe.

Fierceness, in my opinion, is a quality reserved for women who roar. Jamaican fashion designer Mamayashi would be one of those women. I first came across her fotki album during a web surfing session in 2007 or 2008. For a while, I couldn’t remember her name, but I couldn’t get her clothes out of my head. I finally found her page again not too long ago and made sure to link promptly and properly.  Not only do her clothes compliment the female frame exsquisitely, but they are created from an idealistic and unique point of reference. The influence of her Rastafarian faith and Jamaican heritage is the most striking element to her beautiful pieces. Flowing skirts and halter tops are adorned with inspired images and words like those of visionary revolutionist’s Che Guavera and Marcus Garvey. Tube dresses declare “The righteous man time has come.” Nearly every piece in her catalogue bears a symbolism of strength and grace, from lion heads, which are the most prominent  symbol in her work, to a print of a bare-breasted woman sprouting from the ground like a cypress with the word “RISE” right below her roots. Other favorites from her collections include curve hugging carribean technicolor dresses embellished with marijuana leaves. There’s really nothing sexier than sexy that has some grit to it. Shop Mamayashi here and here. Link up here and here


2 Responses to “LIONHEARTED”

  1. mamayashi August 9, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    ure blog is the bomb fi tru! love the energy.. give thanks for the mention.

    • taeh August 9, 2010 at 2:28 am #

      it was my pleasure queen…….

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