Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mystical

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Unicorn top:  Forever 21(my boyfriend bought it for me)
White jeans:  Topshop
Basic white leather tennis shoes:  Keds
Pink leather purse:  Vintage
Lips:  Mac lipstick in "Dear Diary"

When I was in kindergarden, my teacher Mrs. L had our class draw an animal of our choice.  The assignment was to draw any animal we could think of and then share it with the class.   But before the  class saw the drawing, they had to guess what the animal was that we chose based on a series of simple questions.  Sounds pretty easy, right?  At the time, I was a huge fan of The Little Mermaid so I went ahead and started drawing the prettiest mermaid I could think of.  As I was busy scribbling bright red hair on a stick figure, my teacher walked up to me.  She said, "What's that?"  I told her, "A mermaid."  Duh.  It was pretty obvious.  "You can't draw a mermaid."  Confused, I asked her why.  "A mermaid is not a real animal."  I ignored her and kept drawing, but this persistent teacher kept telling me that I could not draw a mermaid because "they are not real animals".  So I had to start over as she watched.  As she stared at me in disbelief I said to her, "I'm going to draw a unicorn."  Clearly, that woman lacked any sort of imagination.

Over the past 6 months, I've seen many 90s inspired t-shirts and other garments with these mystical one-horned creatures.  It really got me thinking...did unicorns ever exist or were they really just a creature that we created in fairy tales?  I did some digging and you might be surprised by what I found out.

As some of you may know, unicorns were mentioned several times in the Bible.  Although they were never described as being horse-like in the Bible, many people simply take this as proof that anything in the Bible is phony and made up because to this day there is no living proof that these animals ever existed.  It turns out that the word unicorn comes from the latin word unicornis, which refers to a one horned animal that is similar to the rhino.  So the beautiful, mythical unicorns that we know today are completely made up.  Real unicorns (those mentioned in older dictionaries and in the Bible) were much more stalky, bulky, and nothing like the graceful horse-like unicorns we imagine.  These rhino-like "unicorns" did in fact exist.  I only wish I had known this 20 years ago ;)

xoxo

Azu


15 comments:

  1. You have gorgeous hair!! Love the outfit, the graphic tee with your lipstick looks great :)
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely outfit and great post! I never believed in unicorns but I really do pray mermaids really exist!
    xx
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  3. Thanks for the follow, I bloglovin' followed you back, since you don't have GFC!

    Goodness, your legs are sooooooo long - that outfit looks amazing on you! I love you have that one pop of color with the pink purse. But no, I never believed in unicorns :P

    xx,
    LLE http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com

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  4. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  5. What a magical location to shoot! Love all that vast landscape...your pink bag totally pops against the mix! You're gorgeous honey!

    xo-Julie
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  6. Too cute. I adore your outfit love. You look wonderful!
    It would mean the world to me, if you could give me your thoughts on my latest post.
    XOXO
    Morgan
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  7. I would love for you to find that teacher and send her a letter. I had such a hard time in school with drawing and coloring. I hated it cause I was bad at it. I remember mh kindergarten teacher making md re-color this damn bunny over and over. Look at me now. I adore your unicorn blouse and your forever changing landscapes.

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  8. White jeans are so refreshing & perfect for summer.

    Xx
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  9. Lovely pictures, you are beautiful!

    xx

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  10. great blog!

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  11. great this pants, i really love themmmmmmmm!

    xx

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  12. Love your comfy and cool look.
    Nice shirt.
    I hate when teachers do that especially to children because it restricts their imagination.

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  13. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  14. Hi pretty!! :)
    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
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