Style Sunday; Inspired by Bast

I truly believe we are all multidimensional beings who have many facets to our personality and souls. Since I’ve been doing menswear Monday posts that are inspired by gods, I decided to find some of my own inspiration in the realm of the goddesses. I love Egypt’s rich history and I love their pantheon even more. Bast is an Egyptian cat goddess, who used to have the head of a lion and the body of a woman, who is usually now just represented as a domestic cat. Bast, in her cat form, is goddess of the moon, of feminine strength, of love, war and the home. She is both incredibly docile and incredibly aggressive.

My friend Nolan and I went to the Goat Farm, a literal goat farm and studio and venue, here in Atlanta and we took some photos before driving to another park to take more. I liked the juxtaposition of shooting an Egyptian goddess in a lush, green background and I think it worked well since Bast seems to juxtapose herself.  I picked a long gold skirt, a simple halter top and a gold an turquoise necklace to represent the clean lines, bright golds and rich gems that are present in Egypt.. Gaby b&wGaby 2Gaby 10Gaby 8Gaby 7Gaby 6Gaby 5Gaby 4Gaby 3Top: Forever 21/ Skirt: Thrifted/ Necklace: H&M/ Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell.

All photos by Nolan Chandler. @n_chandler on instagram and @nolanchandler_ on twitter

Namaste,

Gabriela