Revolutionary Fashion

Through the Peacock

We do not often stray into posts “with a message”, but the generosity of one designer in her gift to those less fortunate is worth noting, please allow us to share… Second Life is a world stage that allows peoples of all nations to celebrate their culture in fashion, visual and auditory arts and other forms of creativity. Unfortunately, many are not so fortunate to have that freedom due to socio-economic and political issues, as well as, military conflict and other forms of turmoil. In particular, Afghanistan, it would seem, based on countless journalistic reports, is mostly characterized as a forboding place ravaged by war. While this may be true, there is the broader human view, as seen through the eyes of the people who call this place home. Men and women who daily endure conflict and unspeakable tragedy in a harsh terrain and climate. In Afghanistan, women must also struggle for individual rights which most of the rest of the world take for granted.

Trill Zapatero, the designer behind BoHo HoBo has gone to a great deal of effort to share the vision of these people, particularly the women and children of Afghanistan. She has created a compelling exhibit of the various projects underway through RAWA, the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women’s rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan.

How this relates to fashion and makes this noteworthy is that ALL proceeds from Trill Zapatero’s BoHo HoBo store are being contributed to RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) to fund schools, orphanages and clinics in Afghanistan.

RAWA Afghanistan Museum

The pictures tell the story of Trill’s delightful designs! Extremely well made, hot and trendy, colorfully exquisite, Boho Style. I was immediately drawn to the vibrancy of the long velvet skirts which have lovely matching tops but, could not resist a bit of mix’n’match with the rose lace-up top. The teal velvet top i saved to pair with the remarkable BoHo HoBo jeans, Trill’s latest release. Of course you know i cannot possibly resist the temptation of a wonderful hat! This great floppy hat comes complete with a menu for seven different texture options! I have shown just a few so you will get the idea.

RAWA Afghanistan Museum

We were genuinely excited to discover BoHo HoBo and see the generosity of this artist and designer to help to provide greater opportunities for our sisters in a beleaguered situation. I know you will find something delightful on a shopping visit to Boho Hobo and hope that you’ll make time to check out the RAWA Exhibit and take a side trip to the virtual Afghanistan Museum.

Style Card

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Floppy hat, gypsy lace up top, long velvet skirt from BoHo HoBo
ALL proceeds from sale of these items goes to RAWA
Wearing – Jeans, floppy hat, rose gypsy lace up top, from BoHo HoBo
ALL proceeds from sale of these items goes to RAWA
Wearing – Jeans, floppy hat, teal velvet top from BoHo HoBo
ALL proceeds from sale of these items goes to RAWA
Hair – JPN670 from Boon
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Nails – Solid by Finesmith
Ankle boots by BAX
Poses by Diesel Works

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