"FROM SACRED MOTHER TO WARRIOR"
Words/Presentation Images Judith Ecochard
NYC based Mara Hoffman has been looped into that boho-earthy category of designers...
|The "Traveler" print in Zebra|
And in the time we've been tracking this talented gal...her fabulous prints, flowing garments, and easy to handle even though PACKED presentations--(with live music)....
Are all standout/standard M. H. characteristics.
Inspiration for Fall 2011 is Hoffman's husband last artistic body of work: O Babalou=collages illustrating earth goddesses, priestesses, "where veil meets turban..."
|Mystical and exotic|
Hoffman herself is pregnant...and interestingly, we thought most of the loose silhouettes we saw...an earthy group of tunics, hooded dresses ("the juxtaposition of spiritual being and warrior")etc---often belted for shape but never restricting...
could all accomodate a woman's growing belly, if need be.
When we first walked in---we thought the initial looks---included a gathered long pleated black/grey dress...straight outta Morocco/Tunisia...
Wearable too---the chunky knit...and a thick wool coat---- were the standouts, IMHO.
The dark, smoky eyes, concealer muted lips, and bronze skin tones-by Lottie for MakeUp Forever---and the Hair by Martin Christopher Harper for Cutler ---done up in thick chunky braids (via extensions sometimes) ...or encapsulated in turbans
----fitted the exotic Arabian vibe.
Music....by Water Fai -instrumental psychedelic rock --- Girls In The White Dream
Kudos---The matching leggings, Steve Madden Shoes