Monday, December 24, 2012

dora kallmus

Madame D'Ora self-portrait

Madame D'Ora self-portrait

Anna Pavlova

Gustav Klimt

Mary Wigman

Dora Kallmus was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1881.  With Arthur Benda, Dora opened a photography studio under the pseudonym Madame d'Ora in Vienna in 1907.  She was popular among the Austrian-Hungarian aristocracy, and worked as a salon photographer until she left Vienna for Paris in 1925.  In Paris, she became internationally known for society and fashion photography during the 1930s and 1940s.  Dora photographed Josephine Baker, Tamara de Lempicka, Alban Berg, Niddy Impekoven, Maurice Chevalier, Colette, and other dancers, actors, painters, and writers.
-excerpt from Dream the End

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

wild fire vegan magazine

Under The Root had such an honor of connecting with sisters Joanna Kilkelly and Kohii Love from WILD FIRE Magazine for their Issue Two in November 2012.  The Australian, vegan, fair trade, lifestyle of well being magazine is free and online.  This mag is jam packed with extraordinary images, thoughtful recipes, child lore, and tips for extending our healthy life styles into the next leap.  Above are images from Issue Two, a peek at this natural connection with Mother Earth as seen by the full hearted.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

m. t. pockets, mori girl and a solar plexus

The images above were found from this traveling midway, just when times are showing through our knickers.  The set design is from One Hat One Hand, M.T. Pockets' Traveling Midway of Curiosities and Delights is their name, fun must be their game.  The richness of these photos and the noise from their travels are sure to be a welcomed landscape view among our land here in Northern America.

Now over in Japan, however, another prospect for ingenuity has gathered and I am shivering a bit from the seams.  Those tiny earthquakes are of love, elven, and the myths up to the tips of my goosebumps.  A few images to pull up your boots.  There is Mori Girl and now Yama Girl.. a disco ball of cooler colors right alongside vibrant reins of starlight brights.  Fashions leading back to nature and possibly finding those moments in webs of peace to prance back to society, culture, and zen.  I believe in freedom of expression and to me, this is delightful, artistic, as cords of mother earth sing.

solar plexus:
a nerve plexus in the abdomen that contains several ganglia distributing nerve fibers to the viscera that is situated behind the stomach, in front of the aorta and the crura of the diaphragm

artist Kelly B Heaton

Monday, December 3, 2012

reclaim to wear

Reclaim to Wear is such a unique and quality team of humankind for the planet.  "The concept of Reclaim To Wear was first introduced by From Somewhere, the pioneering eco fashion label started in 1997 by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci, as a way to design beautiful clothes made entirely from discarded materials and remnants, such as stock, designer surplus and production off-cuts."

"Reclaim To Wear aims to act as a design standard of excellence, creating new opportunities for textile, fashion and retail companies to collaborate with key opinion makers and designers in order to upcycle and reuse surplus waste and introduce creative design solutions to their waste management systems."