Monday, January 2, 2012

Totem: African Elegance

Over the last few years, I have been collecting
a large archive of photos whose subjects are
wearing their culture's traditional fashion.

There's no better photo journalist to kick off this weekly feature
than Alice Mertens. Her book 'African Elegance' captures
the rituals and traditional in Southern Africa during the fifties.

So excited to share my favorite photos with you in this new feature.
( You may remember my post about lederhosen on Etsy a few months ago)


  1. i love these pictures, they make me happy.
    hope you had a great new year!