A momentary look back at the roots of the Garden…
When Yaisa of Sun Goddess Jewelry came up with the vision of an experience that was an homage to Josephine Baker, Pangea’s Garden was honored to be asked to collaborated, feeling humbled when it came to keeping pace with the Goddess. The all day event began with a vintage themed Pangea Uncensored photoshoot which was followed by an evening of performances. VIP guests were invited to not only be spectators, but to participate in the photoshoot. Esteemed Photographer Todd of Todd W. Barron Photography and Costello of Costello Knight Photography were among the VIP guests who came out to the Sun Goddess Retreat for a day of inspiration by the uninhibited creative afrosensuality of Pangea’s earthSistas and he was not disappointed. In this select collection from that day, earthSistas Raine, Alluris and YEME were joined by Skyye who performed later that evening. All were adorned in the body art by Ashaunti and jewels by the Sun Goddess, and the MUSES channelled the spirit of Josephine Baker to collaborate with the photographers as the subject of creations that pay homage to the black woman who’s rebellious exhibition was the spark that provoke the concepts of redefining the culture beauty beyond its Eurocentric limitations.
Our beauty belongs everywhere. Josephine Baker could, arguably, be the first testament to that.
What do you think? Are there other icons of early Afrosensuality that we should celebrate and pay homage to? Let us know.
When you do, we will make sure you are there to celebrate with us.
ROOTS OF THE GARDEN is a new series that will feature unseen works from past promos, behind-the-scenes content and outstanding outtakes that deserve celebration. There will be more features coming from this this shoot as well as many others a part of this series.
What do you think about this set and the series it’s a part of? What more would you like to see?
in·ter·lude | ˈin(t)ərˌlo͞od | noun 1 an intervening period of time. 2 a temporary amusement or source of entertainment that contrasts with what goes before or after.
An Interlude in the Garden is a momentary collection of casual captures. They can be informal and open and sometimes intimate. Interludes can be spontaneous; they can be exploratory. An Interlude can be an icebreaker, where photographer and muse get to know each other. Inspired by their works, creativity and character, Costello Knight and Todd Barron were invited to collaborate with the earthSistas, Ashaunti and Yaisa. The works that came out of the chemistry of their captures was awesome.
Live your Garden Life!
EarthSistas in nature; what could be better inspiration? Momentary strolls that were reflective, imaginative, provocative and creative leading to some revealing moments in which beauty both inside and out are exposed. And with this exposure… through this unveiling… there is a serenity. There is a euphoric communion with nature that is liberating. And whether she’s a country girl or urbanista, all of the earthSistas seem to find a moment of peace that, like their beauty, is inside and out.
The Afrosensual Aesthetic is the GardenVoice that pushes the limits and deepens the perspective. It is still be done from a position of respect, pride and joy, but here we will be able to explore themes that don’t quite fit within the earthSista box. Its is a place for the sensual lovermakers and the premium cultivators. Check it out and share your thoughts and ideas and passions.