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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

With Grace & Gumption

Hilary, gabbin'.

One of the things that I love about being a full time seductress is the permission it has given me to practice adornment.  When we look back to the days of God and Goddess worship around the fire, our ancestors did not show up to ritual in some old sack.  They adorned themselves with feathers, headdresses, painted faces, kohl rimmed eyes, and hands and feet dyed with the blood of crushed berries.  They showed UP for the act of worship.  Beauty is a way to honor and pay tribute to the divine in us, and in all things.

In this current century though, it can be quite the mind-f*ck.  Adornment is filled with the stench of competition and empty ornamentation for the sake of keeping up with a trend.  This does not interest me.  What interests me is dressing ourselves in a way that shines our authentic, seductive soul like a beacon at the top of a lighthouse.

That is one of the reasons I am so happy to introduce to my teacher Hilary Rushford.  Hilary is the founder of Dean Street Society and she is a style genius.  What I love about Hilary is that she approaches style as the art of individuality.  Her practical, easy to implement tools have certainly made opening my closet door a more fun and pleasurable act.

Enjoy this interview of me and Hilary talking it up about how to let your wardrobe seduce you!


  1. I think that the idea of adornment is so difficult for so many people in our culture because of our ideas around beauty and objectification. For women, adornment is expected, because we are taught to always be aware of our role as objects of beauty... whereas masculine adornment is incredible rigid and the boundaries inside which men can display beauty while maintaining the privilege of their gender are only marginally wider than they were a few decades ago.

    1. Bex - I agree! I am all for mixing it up on both sides!