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Pioneers of the possible

“I wanted to make sure I was looking at women from all different parts of the world- the Far East, South America- and to be sure that the stories I’m putting into the book are those of women who overcame odds or who were the first, ”says Angella M. Nazarian of her choices for the 20 women she writes about in “Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World”. “It’s that element of surprise for the reader, to be able to read biographies of women nobody’s heard about.” Among those selected for the book, some, to be sure, were very well known, among them Golda Meir, Martha Graham, Ella Fitzgerald and Anaïs Nin. But Nazarian also included a number who are less famous in the U.S.: Cambodian anti-human-trafficking activist Somaly Mam, bullfighter Conchita Cintron, Guatemalan human-rights advocate Rigoberta Menchú Tum and Moroccan runner Nawal El Moutawakel. Of artist Frida Kahlo, who appears on the cover of the book, Nazarian says, “She never wanted to be just Diego Rivera’s wife. She made sure that there was something that always remained Frida in their relationship. One reason she’s photographed so much is there’s something so beautifully exotic about her. She…

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GYPSET STYLE BOOK by ASSOULINE

Gypsetters are artists, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe. Wanderlust meets the height of sophistication as New York Times journalist Julia Chaplin explores the unconventional lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit. In addition to Jade Jagger, Damien Hirst, and Alice Temperly, the Gypsetters’ counterculture forebears, including the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies, are all profiled. About the Author Julia Chaplin is a New York based journalist and editor who covers contemporary art, fashion, design, lifestyle, and travel. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Wallpaper, New York magazine, and Conde Nast Traveler.   via Boca do Lobo

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