Friday, October 3, 2008
Salt and Pepper my Mango
She is so cool.
She is one of Kanye's FreshKids and one of Marc Jacob's muses.
She is an articulate outspoken, politically savvy artist and certainly a thought leader.
M.I.A., born Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, makes great music and is now designing a clothing line and record label called NEET. Besides spelling TEEN backwards, it stands for Not In Education, Employment or Training. Essentially, if a Teen drops out, she'll sign 'em up....like her new prodigy Rye Rye. I am still a bit confused about it...but I'll go with it.
She has a style and brand all unto herself, just like this pretty crazy video that showcases her wares. Its out there, but so are most fantastic artists.
Also check out her interview on the Hour for more about her story.
photo: marc jacobs collection