Old Wives' Tales

issue seven : folklore & fairytales

We do some "interpretive dance" with Ye olde superstitions in this exclusive beauty editorial.

"A widely held traditional belief that is now thought to be unscientific or incorrect."

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Superstitions date back to when man first began to roam the earth. With a deep rooted belief that nature, animals and other objects were directly linked to the spirit world, man began to find ways to placate the spirits and take control of his fate.

It was women, however, that were at the forefront of  keeping these stories alive (hence the phrase "An old wives tale). Passing them down from generation to generation. Each corner of the world has its own interpretations and superstitions and it's in these difference that there is unity...for every corner of the world has their own set of omens, talismans and remedies for our fate.

 

 

 

The Winds of Change.

 Pulled faces shall remain.

 

They say that if the wind changes while you're pulling a face, that is how it shall stay.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sleep

They say that if you cannot fall asleep, someone is dreaming about you.

 

Butterfly Landings

change is coming

 Turmeric & Yoghurt

Turmeric & Yoghurt

 Turmeric & Yoghurt

Turmeric & Yoghurt

They say that if a yellow butterfly lands on you, change is coming.

 

black cats.

Lucky or unlucky?

 Activated charcoal powder & aloe gel

Activated charcoal powder & aloe gel

 Activated charcoal powder & aloe gel

Activated charcoal powder & aloe gel

They say that black cats are the reincarnation of witches and that if a black cat crosses your path it will take your luck away with it. They also say that if an unknown black cat appears, it's a lucky omen.

You decide.

 

Gloves

To give is to recieve.

 

 
 Ayurvedic aloe mask

Ayurvedic aloe mask

 

They say never to  give gloves as a gift, at least not without receiving a gift in return. 

 Ayurvedic aloe mask

Ayurvedic aloe mask

 
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Itchy palms?

Financial predictions

They say that if your right palm is itchy, money is coming your way. If it's your left, you're destined to lose money.

 

Silence

Listen.

They say that an awkward silence is a space to hear angels.

 

 
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Stormy  Weather

A red warning

They say that you should avoid wearing red if there is a storm, for if lightning strikes, it will find you first.

 
 
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Lip Service

paint.

They say that a painted lip wards off the devil.

We say the redder the better.

 
 

covered.

jealousy.

 Reusable organic cotton cloths and aloe gel

Reusable organic cotton cloths and aloe gel

 

 

 

 

They say that wearing a veil on your wedding day protects you from jealous evil spirits.

 Reusable organic cotton cloths and aloe gel

Reusable organic cotton cloths and aloe gel


Credits

Photography: Anai Bharucha

Beauty & concept: Khandiz Joni

Muse: Priya @ feat.cast