Live! In Black and White! And Living Color! It’s Lady M at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg!
No need to adjust your screen, you are perceiving this accurately. What’s that expression? “It is what it is.” And what it is, is a blouse with black side insets and a front in a navy blue and white pattern. The skirt is some type of fabric collage in green, yellow and white. And if you don’t like it, you’re probably a racist.
It’s very trendy. See those little white hashy-marks on the blouse? Yes! They’re exactly what you think they they are: clustered tally marks.
And for those of you who are always concerned about the Wons not exhibiting an appropriate sense of cultural sensitivity while traveling abroad, well, you can just put that dog whistle away. This blouse is from the collection of Nigeria-based designer Maki Oh. Could you be any more sensitive?
I would also point out that it could have been worse. Much worse:
Moving right along, here’s a close up of the skirt.
No designer has come forward to take credit for it yet. All I can tell you about it is that it’s been “repurposed” from something and you’ll never see Lady M in it again.
In other African Sojourner news: Big Guy gave his tour de force keynote address in Cape Town yesterday. Surprisingly, despite it being Gay Pride Month, he made absolutely no mention of his support for Gay Rights or Same Sex Marriage. Apparently “Rainbow Nation” means something entirely different in South Africa.
Oh, and that reminds me, what a surprise! Guess who showed up in Cape Town! That’s right: former Obama Body Man, Reggie Love. It really is a small, but colorful, world.
Just last Friday Reggie tweeted his support for the Supremes, and the next thing you know – here he is Cape Town! Like some kind of planetary alignment or something.
This is MOTUS, live from South Africa, just blowing in the wind. That is all.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network