Thursday, May 19, 2011

safari fashion

Ink rendering of the above colonial safari fashion and lioness by sandra santa lucia /19/5/11
 The word 'safari' is derived from the arabic 'safara' and means 'to make a journey'.  Along with crew and models  film companies and fashion photographers alike make that very safari to Africa.  
Africa, entices fashion designers, photographers and film companies from around the world to its tremendous wealth of  amazing scenery and wild animals such as the lionesses below. The lioness is a female member of the species Panthera leo. Lionesses are the core members of, and primary hunters for each pride or primary social group of lions. 
One film in particular comes to mind that exemplifies the beauty and costumes of Africa…that movie being — 'Out of Africa'. The colonial safari fashion; worn by Merle Streep was designed by Milena Canonero who was nominated for an Academy Award for her designs. Why she wasn't chosen is beyond me…her designs were magnificent. 
This week's, May 13  - 19, Illustration Friday's topic is "safari" suggested by Jill .


  1. Sandra, what a nice illustration, based on a wonderful movie. I watched for the first time a couple of months ago. :)
    By the way, thanks for the interesting story about the origin of the word safari. :)

  2. Wow, that is a really good drawing, I like the tiger!



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