Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspiration: Happy Hanukkah


I wanted to pay tribute to a religion and a community that I have deep respect for because we are in the midst of Hanukkah celebrations. It may not seem obvious how this is a tribute but like my other 'Inspiration' outfits, it's not about putting on a costume, it's about being creative.


I wore a blue dress and blue blazer today since that is the colour of Judaism.
And, a couple of years ago, my dad went to Israel and brought home a necklace and earring set for me, my mom, and my sister - a set for each of us. Today I'm wearing earrings and a necklace that my dad brought for my sister from Jerusalem.

  



For a community that are so small in number, and have suffered horrible persecution, they have contributed so much to the world of science, politics, democracy, the arts, and so much more. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Auschwitz in Poland to see the remainders of some of the darkest moments in the Jewish community's history. It was something I will never forget. And last year I had the good fortune to produce a documentary about Max Eisen - Escape from the Holocaust. You can listen to the documentary here

H&M Dress: Gift from Sabrina; Tights: H&M; Alfred Sung Blazer: Zellers; Kenneth Cole Shoes: thrifted; Necklace and Earrings: Gift to my sis from my dad from Jerusalem.

Happy Hanukkah dear friends. May your future always be filled with light.
~ Photos by the wonderfully talented Loren McGinnis ~

5 comments:

  1. Such a pretty dress! And love those earrings :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. wHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND IMAGINATIVE WAY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO HANUKKAH!
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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  3. You are one in a million, Natasha!!! You are an amazing lady with a huge heart. Canadians have to say thank G-d for you! I've never met you, but you are not an opportunist, the opposite, you are honest and refreshing!
    Vardit Feldman

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  4. Thank you Natasha for these inspiring words. Inner and outer beauty are a knockout combination, and you have both.

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  5. Great work. Looks prestige and expensive.

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