Jacket – Old Navy
Top – thrifted
Skirt – C’est Moi
Shoes – Payless
Hair clip – Melinda Rose Design
Necklace – bought in Europe
Earrings – F21
I received an email from a friend of mine about Friday’s post, specifically regarding my saying that I need to photoshop out my bruises.  He’s one of the most aware people I know.  What I mean by that, is he’s sensitive and aware of the various pressures and constructs that are present in our society, and he’s specifically aware of the representation of women, or more the mis-representation of women.  He encouraged me not to photoshop my bruises out in order to stay true to the mantra of ModaMama – which is honesty and reality in the life of one woman.  So, I’m not.  You’re going to see all the bruises and other things – like my famous spaghetti burns.  
Thank you for reminding me to stay true to myself and not to fall into the trap of fashion magazines and other misrepresentations of women. 
True Story:
I played with my swords today in the backyard.  
I’m fully aware that the neighbours were watching me, and what’s more is, I don’t care.   
Maybe now they’ll think twice about throwing their cigarette buds in my garden.