IGNITE A SPARK

There is so much to love about this country.  Too much to let this new Presidency slide.

Has much changed yet in our external life since the election results?  Not any immediate changes, but the fact that we are facing an abyss filled with unknowns about everything from our civil rights to our healthcare to our beautiful planet earth has become an impregnable cloud of gloom over our heads.   But in the last week, we have felt a renewed sense of empowerment.  Sometimes a fresh attitude and sense of unity in action is all we need to mobilize for a better world.

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As a team of two creative artists from multicultural backgrounds, we pride ourselves in upholding inclusive, intersectional, and nonhierarchical view points that foster openness.  That is why tomorrow we are heading out in raincoats to the Women’s March in San Francisco.  It is about honoring the legacy we have inherited as humans to protect basic equality for all people.  It is about finding strength in each other and protecting the next generation.
As we embark on a new chapter of civil disobedience, we have been asking each other what items of clothing will help tell our story. If we follow the examples set by our foremothers, we should seek out pieces that are bold, thoughtful, and memorable. In today’s #OOTD , we celebrate diversity in a new form of power dressing.

 

PEACE LOVING VALENTINA
Valentina pays boho-luxe homage to human interconnection with these colorful hippie-esq pants that bring back the nostalgia of the 60s and 70s.  These loose pants are filled with interwoven flower power patterns, and are a fabulous way to highlight the beauty of differences coming together.  Paired with a powerful black crop-top blouse, she is armed with love and strength leading the way.
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BLACK ON BLACK UNIFORM
Wallflowers need not apply. Francesca’s power-dressing is about matching her wardrobe with her optimistic, fearless state of mind. Black on black confers a no-nonsense power.  She also showed her sexy side with a hint of bare shoulder and a sculptural waist to hip ratio enhancing skirt.  And lets not forget the important pop of color!  Francesca had to add of a boldly colored rainbow necklace a la her favorite female artist Frida Kahlo, who always used fashion as a form of female empowerment.  Kahlo loved accessories and used her iconic style, often composed of traditional Tehuana garments, to project her feminist and socialist beliefs.  To top it off, velvet pink power boots were the only way to go from Simmi Shoes.

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Valentina & Francesca

Valentina & Francesca is for the millennial individual who sets the direction to her life with optimism and an unwaveringly open mind. A high-impact, laser-focused digital platform generating unique content inspiring connected women to discover their personal style. Valentina & Francesca enhances your brand’s story with bold contemporary narratives celebrating confidence and power in a smart, irreverent way within a highly engaged community.

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