Wednesday, July 21, 2010

kateri tekakwitha

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(forever 21 clogs, vintage levi's, vintage shirt, forever 21 cross necklace, h&m ring & bracelet)




A Native American inspired outfit I pieced together from Amvets, which is basically our local Salvation Army/thrift shop. I don't know if I'm transitioning early into fall but I'm very inspired by all things motorcycle and bohemian. My personal style is always day to day, and can range from girly and vintage to body conscious and trendy.  I'm also very much inspired by what I read and view, whether that be Nabokov, WWD, Yvan Rodic, or even Perez Hilton.

Kateri Tekakwitha (also known as Catherine) was an indian princess of sorts who was later beatified by the Catholic Church (her sainthood is still pending).  She lived in New York state near the Mohawk river, which happens to run very close to where I grew up. She's also a central character in  Beautiful Losers, a book written by Leonard Cohen.  
She is known variously as "The Lily of the Mohawks," the "Mohawk Maiden," the "Pure and Tender Lily," the "Flower among True Men," and "The New Star of the New World." Her tribal neighbors called her "the fairest flower that ever bloomed among the redmen." Upon her death, scars that had covered her face since youth miraculously disappeared, revealing an unusually radiant face. And that is Catherine.


"And I'll dance with you in Vienna,I'll be wearing a river's disguise.
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder my mouth on the dew of your thighs And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moss. And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty, my cheap violin and my cross. "- Leonard Cohen 

17 comments:

  1. Ah, F21 is finally catching up with the clogs trend... you look great btw, love the pink streaks in your hair :)

    xo www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

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  2. this is just so marvelous! i love every single thing you wear!

    xx
    JL
    http://joannaladrido.blogspot.com

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  3. i love your hair ! beautiiifuuulll !!!

    bisous

    Rino

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  4. Those clogs are like the Dico Copenhagen ones, I love your hair, subtle, but sweet.


    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BOGSPOT.COM

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  5. Love the mix of vintage with F21 and H&M! Cute.

    http://hamptongrace.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love this outfit! I love you shorts and I'm a sucker for cross jewelry. The pink in your hair is amazing <3

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  7. The print on the blouse is wonderful!

    And I liked reading about the Indian Princess, too. People's inspirations are always so fascinating to me. Looking at you I'd never guess the outfit stemmed from a Native American motif, but once you said it, I saw it.

    Lovely post.

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  8. i love ur hair! looks so cool! love the whole look :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  9. That outfit is perfect. Love the triangle blouse.

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  10. love this, I'm feeling early fall too.

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  11. I just discovered your blog by hype, and I love, I've added to my favorite blogs, your hair is really great!!!!
    kisssess
    carla :)

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  12. i love your outfit:)
    and your blog is gorgeous:)

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  13. your blog is so cute and i really like your style!
    follow you now (;


    check out mmy blog,if you have time ;)
    its all about FASHION.

    love,
    sarah from http://madame-lala.blogspot.com

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  14. sweet blouse x

    http://freeisallthatshecouldbe.blogspot.com/

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  15. I know I'm a little late on commenting on this post, but I still wanted to commend you on wearing native inspired fashion that's actually not offensive. It can actually be done! And you know at least a bit of native history to boot.

    Very cute outfit with obvious inspiration. Thanks for not parading around in a warbonnet.

    -k

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