Get the “Black Swan” Look: Fashion & Beauty Tips from StyleCoven!
Style Coven is a new blog — and sort of a younger sibling to LA-Story.com. While based in So. Calif., Marie Bargas brings us a different perspective from the ‘other side” of the hills (Hollywood) and presents unique content that is distinctly LA & So. Calif– but with a darker tone, a deeper hue, that “Black Swan” side of things.
Here’s what she found
Black Swan Theory – Upscale Vintage on Etsy
Image courtesy of 5 Things
According to Wikipedia the “Black Swan Theory” (capitalized) refers only to unexpected events of large magnitude and consequence and their dominant role in history. Such events, considered extreme outliers, collectively play vastly larger roles than regular occurrences.
Long before the revival of the Black Swan mythology– due largely in part to Natalie Portman’s tour-de-force acting job in THE BLACK SWAN–the Hindu Goddess, Saraswati, was worshipped as a “Swan” Goddess.
This goddess of wisdom and music appears in the form of a beautiful maiden with four arms seated on a swan. When her father/husband, the Hindu God Brahma could not master her, she was deposed for a younger, more submissive woman, Gayatri. Sarawati gladly rejected the traditional roles of lover and wife to pursue her own dreams and became an early example of what would evolve into the “feminist”.
Fast forward to the year 2011 and there are growing numbers of women who can relate, many of whom are artists, writers, musicians, designers and film makers who have sacrificed much to have careers and pursue their art. Of course with the very mention of Saraswati, style icons Coco Chanel and Anna Wintour immediately come to mind, as well as free thinking modern masters: Isadora Duncan, Dorothy Parker and more recently Oprah Winfrey and Madonna. These women never followed the dictates of style, they invented it.
Likewise, the fashion trend Boho “Bohemian” Chic has emerged in the last decade as a direct rebellion against the global fashion machines and select style houses that fuel the mass production of clothing from the runways of Paris to the aisles at Walmart. A Boho Chic fashionista wears a pastiche of vintage or upscaled vintage pieces updated and accessorized with an assortment of goodies selected from Neiman Marcus all the way down to her corner thrift shop with pride
Pumps adorned with Black Tulle Roses. Black Swan Style.
As the website Etsy becomes more popular for bringing amazing one-of-a-kind prêt-a-porter to women across America, the design duo Black Swan Theory has captured the attention of the Boho babe who wants something creative, beautiful and well made at a great price. Just days before Natalie Portman accepted her Golden Globe for Best Actress at the Golden Globes, I took a moment to chat with Black Swan Theory about their collection and the upcoming Oscar race.
Thanks to Style Coven for sharing this interesting trend-sensitive interview. Who knew that there was a Black Swan Theory– in history or in fashion — till now!
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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