Gold Frankincense & Myrrh - Georgina Barkworth

Gold Frankincense & Myrrh

What jewels and fragrance will you be wearing this christmas?

As christmas is a Christian festival, even though widely commercialised in modern day society, I believe wether religious or not there would be no harm in representing the nativity story in someway. For me the colours that run through my christmas wardrobe are inspired by the three wise men. It would be rather narrow minded of me to assume each reader knows the nativity so here is a basic summary:

  • Before Jesus was born, Mary was visited by an angel who told her that she would give birth to a baby and that the baby would be called Jesus, also sometimes known as Emmanuel, which means 'God with us'
  • Jesus was born in Bethlehem because Joseph and Mary had gone there to take part in a census as this was. Joseph's home town.
  • According to tradition when Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem the local inn was already full with people returning for the census. The innkeeper let them stay in the rock cave below his house which was used as a stable for his animals. It was here, with the animals, that Mary gave birth to her son and laid him in a manger.
  • Luke and Matthew both tell of visitors to the baby Jesus. In Matthew's account, wise men visit Jesus. They had followed a star that led them to Jesus and they presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. These were signs of kingship and holiness. Luke tells how humble and poor shepherds were led to Jesus by an angel. For Christians this shows that Jesus came for all people of all races and backgrounds.
You may be thinking, what does this have to do with fashion, well to me the three wise men are surprisingly the inspiration for my Christmas wardrobe, due to their spectrum of colour in their clothes. When I think of the clothes they'd have worn I begin to imagine cloths of jacquard, jewels along with rich colours with connotations of wealth like emerald green and ruby red. Using this range of textures, colours and patterns I style my clothes around the christmas period from day to night.
So I put together a few items that are in my look book for this christmas.

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3 comments:

  1. where are the shoes at the top left from and how much? They're gorgeous

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    1. They are Christian Louboutin Iriza 100 satin d'Orsay pumps for £425, I am in love with them, definitely on my purchase list for the new year

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