I’m dead chuffed (I can say things like “dead chuffed” — which I’m pretty sure means ‘really happy’ — because I’m 23.6% British & Irish) about the 0.2% South Asian. I was completely sure I was North African because of the way I look; but, nope! 23 and Me suggests that North American Indian genes show up as “Nonspecific East Asian” because their time of migration was so far in the past, and these specific settlement patterns describe what the world looked like 500-600 years ago — and that anything labelled “Native American” is probably from Central & South America. I think? It was kind of confusing, who knows.
But say a prayer for me old grandad, who weeps in whatever knotty pine-panelled corner of heaven God gave to Irish-Americans, because he just found out that himself and Finn McCool are indistinguishable, at the molecular level, from the Sassenach. Poor old boy. ♥
Also: I will be extremely busy tomorrow and the next day, but my obsessive noting behaviors should resume on Thursday. Something to look forward to, right.

I’m dead chuffed (I can say things like “dead chuffed” — which I’m pretty sure means ‘really happy’ — because I’m 23.6% British & Irish) about the 0.2% South Asian. I was completely sure I was North African because of the way I look; but, nope! 23 and Me suggests that North American Indian genes show up as “Nonspecific East Asian” because their time of migration was so far in the past, and these specific settlement patterns describe what the world looked like 500-600 years ago — and that anything labelled “Native American” is probably from Central & South America. I think? It was kind of confusing, who knows.

But say a prayer for me old grandad, who weeps in whatever knotty pine-panelled corner of heaven God gave to Irish-Americans, because he just found out that himself and Finn McCool are indistinguishable, at the molecular level, from the Sassenach. Poor old boy. ♥

Also: I will be extremely busy tomorrow and the next day, but my obsessive noting behaviors should resume on Thursday. Something to look forward to, right.

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"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”