Panagia Mesopanditissa, (Mediatrice di pace) Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute (La Salute), Venezia | Peacemaker icon said moved during Iconoclasm from Constantinople to Candia (Heraklion), Crete, where it resided in St. Titus Cathedral, revered and processed by both Catholics and Orthodox. Venice ruled Crete from 1204-1669, when Turks vanquished defenders under Francesco Morosini, who carried the icon to Venice in 1670, where it was installed in Santa Maria della Salute. Dated to 1000s.

Retroactive Erasure: The Black Madonnas of Europe

Panagia Mesopanditissa, (Mediatrice di pace) Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute (La Salute), Venezia | Peacemaker icon said moved during Iconoclasm from Constantinople to Candia (Heraklion), Crete, where it resided in St. Titus Cathedral, revered and processed by both Catholics and Orthodox. Venice ruled Crete from 1204-1669, when Turks vanquished defenders under Francesco Morosini, who carried the icon to Venice in 1670, where it was installed in Santa Maria della Salute. Dated to 1000s.

We're Never Gonna Win The War on Hip-Hop Misogyny  In light of the controversy over Kendrick Lamar's latest song Humble which praises black women for their natural beauty I think its high time somebody broke down why this ongoing debate is going nowhere. First let me start by saying that Hip-hop by its very origins is incredibly problematic. By todays woke standards rap from its origins would be seen as an orgy of toxic masculinity and sexism. Hell the point of battle rap is to essentially…

We're Never Gonna Win The War on Hip-Hop Misogyny In light of the controversy over Kendrick Lamar's latest song Humble which praises black women for their natural beauty I think its high time somebody broke down why this ongoing debate is going nowhere. First let me start by saying that Hip-hop by its very origins is incredibly problematic. By todays woke standards rap from its origins would be seen as an orgy of toxic masculinity and sexism. Hell the point of battle rap is to essentially…

Louise Marie-Thérèse, the Black Nun of Moret is rumoured to be the daughter of Maria Teresa of Spain, wife of Louis XIV of France. Apparently the Queen had an affair with her African attendant, Nabo, who came from Dahomey and was given to her as a gift. Louise Marie-Thérèse was whisked away secretly to the distant convent of Moret where she remained until her death in 1732.

Louise Marie-Thérèse, the Black Nun of Moret is rumoured to be the daughter of Maria Teresa of Spain, wife of Louis XIV of France. Apparently the Queen had an affair with her African attendant, Nabo, who came from Dahomey and was given to her as a gift. Louise Marie-Thérèse was whisked away secretly to the distant convent of Moret where she remained until her death in 1732.

White display shrine including Virgin Mary statue French Nordic wall or table showcase Madonna figurine shabby cottage chic home decor anita spero design I gave this pretty Vintage Mary a beautiful white shrine..  It took a whole lot to get this where it is...but now its beautiful. I painted this piece in two different homemade distressing paints in white and cream. The paint is thick and cracky, It distressed it beautifully.  I left the door off and decided on tattered antique Tambour…

White display shrine including Virgin Mary statue French Nordic wall or table showcase Madonna shabby cottage chic decor anita spero design

White display shrine including Virgin Mary statue French Nordic wall or table showcase Madonna figurine shabby cottage chic home decor anita spero design I gave this pretty Vintage Mary a beautiful white shrine.. It took a whole lot to get this where it is...but now its beautiful. I painted this piece in two different homemade distressing paints in white and cream. The paint is thick and cracky, It distressed it beautifully. I left the door off and decided on tattered antique Tambour…

Spider web veil! (Image source unknown.) That is cool! Makes me want to go find a statue with a web and get my own shot.

Spider web veil! (Image source unknown.) That is cool! Makes me want to go find a statue with a web and get my own shot.

11 Questions With Jovani Designer Julie DuRocher!  Shopping for a lavish event is usually exciting, but navigating through dress after dress can quickly become a tedious task.  edressme caught up with Julie DuRocher, Jovani’s Design Director, and asked her everything from how to shop online to the biggest trends in formalwear right now.  With a keen eye for striking silhouettes, her posh creations are meant for display as much as wear.  Read more on DuRocher’s successful fashion career…

11 Questions With Jovani Designer Julie DuRocher! Shopping for a lavish event is usually exciting, but navigating through dress after dress can quickly become a tedious task. edressme caught up with Julie DuRocher, Jovani’s Design Director, and asked her everything from how to shop online to the biggest trends in formalwear right now. With a keen eye for striking silhouettes, her posh creations are meant for display as much as wear. Read more on DuRocher’s successful fashion career…

On Madonna and the Superb Owl, from two of my favorite ladies of the internet (Julie Klausner and Natasha Vargas-Cooper): 
  
Julie: Her stubborn refusal to age gracefully?    Julie: Fear.    

Julie: Anger    

Julie: Contempt.    

Natasha: Where does the male scorn come from?    

Julie: Her lack of concern for an audience different than her essentialists.    

Julie: Also she's sinewy and fat free.    

Julie: So she's not soft like a fuckable little lithe girl or a mom who…

On Madonna and the Superb Owl, from two of my favorite ladies of the internet (Julie Klausner and Natasha Vargas-Cooper): Julie: Her stubborn refusal to age gracefully? Julie: Fear. Julie: Anger Julie: Contempt. Natasha: Where does the male scorn come from? Julie: Her lack of concern for an audience different than her essentialists. Julie: Also she's sinewy and fat free. Julie: So she's not soft like a fuckable little lithe girl or a mom who…

Madonna - Where to start, but the beginning.  With such a style chameleon who despite her ever changing appearance has rarely got it wrong.This is from the Like A Virgin album photo shoot

Madonna - Where to start, but the beginning. With such a style chameleon who despite her ever changing appearance has rarely got it wrong.This is from the Like A Virgin album photo shoot

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