Monday, January 04, 2010

Walk In Beauty

"Santa Fe Style represents a state of mind held by those who live in Santa Fe either as full-time or part-time residents. Santa Fe style influenced fashion and design worldwide. It is not just jewelry and clothing but a feeling inside, a sense of place and that total belief in the Navajo saying, 'Walk in beauty.'
"[it is], is the exuberant self expression of the individual. Perhaps other people of the world can bring this look into being, but I doubt that any city on earth does it as distinctively as do the residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We Santa Feans not only fill our homes and gardens with art, but we make ourselves a moving canvas, blending artist-driven clothing, jewelry and accessories to make a statement of who we are."
(Native Couture: A History of Santa Fe Style)

(Please click on the photos to enlarge them)

When the cold winter freeze

Drives squash blossoms and conchos under cover --

Style saunters on

In the footwear of fashionistas.

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