Boho glam with a Tassel. Global Glam beaded bracelets. This is Juicy Couture’s boho-chic twist on a bracelet. Isn’t she a beauty? Last year I used to wear my Sufi rosary as a necklace, and of course it had a tassel, and everyone looked at it as if it was an odd thing to wear. Now, it’s fashionable, and it’s OK to wear tassels. That’s so unfortunate. People wait for designer labels and the fashion industry to Okay their cultural aesthetic, and until it is fashionably recognized you remain an outcast.
Tassels are a part and parcel of my culture, like many other beautiful things (harem pants, kaftans, etc). Only when the fashion industry comes and creates a replica of our heritage do people accept it as ‘modern’, cool, and ‘fashion forward’. They don’t have the courage to look into their own culture and heritage and appreciate the beauty they have. Anything that their ancestors used to wear is ‘backwards’, unless fashion comes and declares it ‘inspiring’. This only tells you, people are sheep, and they move with the herd.
(All photos are via http:www.net-a-porter.com)