(photo credit: Lauren Izso)
Israel is not only the land of milk and honey; it is the holy grail of style.
is so much beauty in this small, conflicted corner of the world. Many
Israelis channel political and religious frustrations into creative
energy and produce some of the most beautiful art in the world.
The immense passion is inspiring. Clothing and personal style is an
opportunity for creativity on an individual scale. An outfit is a tool
of free expression, and Israelis use this to their advantage. The
fashion of the Holy Land seems to have no definite rhyme or reason, but
Israelis are known to make statements with what they wear. They express
themselves with unconventional style, which is always captivating and
always tells the world exactly who they are.
Just like a picture, an outfit is worth a thousand words.
weekend, vendors set up their table stations on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff
Street to sell jewelry and accessories to tourists and locals alike.
Unique style is everywhere in the crowds that fill the street, and
between souvenir shopping and relaxing weekend strolls, there are all
sorts of fashionistas walking the busy street.
one of these many stands is 30-year-old Avigail Adam, wearing a simple
outfit with certain grace about her; a goddess-like quality that she
emits through her mannerisms as well as through the way she is dressed.
She wears a simple dress, complimented by subtle golden accessories, and
stands out amongst the busy crowd.
“Ancient fashion inspires me. I dress like the goddesses of ancient Rome,” says Adam.
doesn’t pause long before getting back to work, fiddling with the
display of her handmade headpieces, which she began designing after
graduating with an archeology degree from Hebrew University. It was
during her years at university that she discovered her interest in the
fashion of the immortal.
Sitting under her umbrella, she peers up
the street and attracts customers with her beautiful headpieces and
divine fashion sense. Although Adam’s dress is simple, her accessories
accentuate the graceful goddess of love within her.
Adam fiddles with a loose end of one of her handmade headpieces, a
customer approaches and asks to try it on. She gladly stands up and in
one swift motion the customer becomes a goddess too.
Just like a picture, an outfit is truly worth a thousand words. The trick is finding the right story to tell.Try it: Glam up an old plain dress with metallic accessories. Warning: Don’t over do it. Too much gold and you risk looking like a jewelry store threw up on you.Follow Lauren on twitter: @LaurenIzso