Stunning right? This is Empress Kadima - the title in front of her name is one that she strongly believes in and feels she deserves. Her clothes are locally made. Her jewellery is made by a local St. Lucian. Her bag is from St Lucia and designed by Shanti Man.
Why I love it:
How good is it to come across a woman who's clothes directly mirror her culture and beliefs. Using style to convey your identity and to inspire others without even knowing it is one of the reasons I photograph others. When self empowerment and pride are added, especially amongst women, it's brilliant. Erykah Badu and Lauren Hill came to mind when seeing Kadima.
Any of these bags alone remind me of Empress Kadima's look plus cultures like Africa, India and Morocco.
Trying global chic this spring: