Do you know that we are revolving the African history in this 21st century? If we look around us today and see what is the “fashion trend”? – From Body ornament such as stretch lobes, tattoo, body piercing to the definition of “sexy curve”, we are retrieving what is the tradition of the African culture.
They stretch their ear-lobes with weights and jampots
Body ornament such as stretched lobes or lip plugs has two different interpretation of myth in the African history. One said that it is started in the African history during slave period. In order NOT to be taken as slave, the African inserted the lip plugs or ear gauge to deform their bodies. This is a sign of rebellion in which will protect them being taken away to be the slave.
The other one said that it is the African sense of beauty. They believe that women became beautiful with the lip plugs or stretch lobes. In fact, in some tribes, if the lips plug was to remove from the woman, she will feel so ashamed of herself that she will fed away. Not only that, the larger the disc, the higher in the status of the society or in the economical aspect.
The trend of stretched lobes right now is actually the desire to express oneself….they believe that it adds character to people. “Unique and different is the next generation of beautiful.” — Taylor Swift
Tattoo is a kind of body painting, body art which is the essential culture of the African history. Who would have thought that it became so widely accepted nowadays as a fashion touch.
Thick lips are the traditional facial feature of the African woman.
But now, it became so popular in the 21sth century. Angelina Jolie has made it looking beautiful than ever!
Traditional African woman has a more curvy butt than the eastern or western women.
Even Serena Williams admitted that she is super curvy!
This curvy look also became popular now within the western culture. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez can’t stop showing her curvy butt in any occasion.
Or Lady Gaga showing her juicy butt cheek.
How can we forget about Kim Kardashian super curvy butt?
Even the evening gown has focused on the butt attraction.
So many women nowadays are looking for help in lifting their butt or use artificial butt padding to increase their butt dimension.
What else are coming our way from the African culture? Are we prepare for the new standard of beauty?