Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring is here!

This adorable dainty strawberry necklace with a teeny tiny little butterfly on it is just here to say that spring is finally here!

This little beauty is available in my Etsy shop, along with a bunch of new accessories for spring.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Even today, after a century of feminism, we can't fully be ourselves

Smart and effective short text by Elena Ferrante for Guardian.

On principle, I refuse to speak badly of another woman, even if she has offended me intolerably. It’s a position that I feel obliged to take precisely because I’m well aware of the situation of women: it’s mine, I observe it in others, and I know that there is no woman who does not make an enormous, exasperating effort to get to the end of the day. Poor or affluent, ignorant or educated, beautiful or ugly, famous or unknown, married or single, working or unemployed, with children or without, rebellious or obedient, we are all deeply marked by a way of being in the world that, even when we claim it as ours, is poisoned at the root by millennia of male domination.
Women live amid permanent contradictions and unsustainable labours. Everything, really everything, has been codified in terms of male needs – even our underwear, sexual practices, maternity. We have to be women according to roles and modalities that make men happy, but we also have to confront men, compete in public places, making them more and better than they are, and being careful not to offend them.
A young woman I’m very fond of said to me: it’s always a problem with men, I’ve had to learn not to overdo. She meant that she had trained herself not to be too beautiful, too intelligent, too considerate, too independent, too generous, too aggressive, too nice. The “too” of a woman produces violent male reactions and, in addition, the enmity of other women, who every day are obliged to fight among themselves for the crumbs left by men. The “too” of men produces general admiration and positions of power.
The consequence is that not only is female power suffocated but also, for the sake of peace and quiet, we suffocate ourselves. Even today, after a century of feminism, we can’t fully be ourselves, don’t belong to ourselves. Our defects, our cruelties, our crimes, our virtues, our pleasure, our very language are obediently inscribed in the hierarchies of the male, are punished or praised according to codes that don’t really belong to us and therefore wear us out. It’s a condition that makes it easy to become odious to others and to ourselves. To demonstrate what we are with an effort at autonomy requires that we maintain a ruthless vigilance over ourselves.
So I feel close to all women, and, sometimes for one reason, sometimes for another, I recognize myself in the best as well as in the worst. Is it possible, people say to me at times, that you don’t know even one bitch? I know some, of course: literature is full of them and so is everyday life. But, all things considered, I’m on their side.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mans relationship with the nature

This brutal and very true video by amazingly talented Steve Cutts  is definitely a must see, especially in the light of a very disturbing news that the last male white rhino died. Another extinct species.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Celebrating color of the year - Ultra Violet

Every year Pantone picks color of the year, which ends up being the one to dictate fashion trends for the whole year. Color of the 2018 is Ultra Violet, and for the first time it is actually mix of colors which reminds me amethyst, natural mineral which has mix of amazing shades of violet, purple and white. This bracelet, which is available in my Etsy shop, is made from natural amethyst beads and is a perfect accessory for all of you fashion lovers out there.