‘Belle’ and Africans in Europe, 1440-1700′s (video)

Dido_Elizabeth_Belle-300x255By Tod Roulette

After 235 years an intimate family heirloom painting has been exposed to the world showing not just layers of soot and dusty varnish but the secretive social customs, hierarchy and race prejudices of 18th century aristocratic English society. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Patrick Kelly’s Fashion Legacy Lives On through Buttons and Bananas

patrick kellyAlthough he was not physically present, the spirit of Patrick Kelly shone through during the VIP celebration of his fashion retrospective, “Runway of Love” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Continue Reading →