Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Odalisque Magazine

The Odalisque Magazine

Odalisque (source from Wikipedia): "An odalisque was not a concubine of the harem, but it was possible that she could become one. Odalisques were ranked at the bottom of a harem, serving not the man of the household, but rather, his concubines and wives as personal chambermaids. Odalisques were usually slaves given as gifts to the sultan, bey or wealthy Turkish man. If an odalisque was of extraordinary beauty or had exceptional talents in dancing or singing, she would be trained as a possible concubine. If selected, an odalisque trained as a concubine would serve the sultan sexually, and only after such sexual contact would she change in status, becoming thenceforth a concubine. In the Ottoman Empire, concubines encountered the sultan only once—unless she was especially skilled in dance, singing, or the sexual arts, and thus gained his attention. If a concubine's contact with the sultan resulted in the birth of a son, she would become one of his wives."

We had our first meeting while I was in Stockholm:) Sandra is the Editor in Chief & Creative Director (top image she's to the right)and her sister Michaela is the Features Editor. I am the Fashion Director! I am so excited. 2 people are missing here from our meeting (forgot to take photos...) and they are a Tomas and a Klokie:) It was a Lovely Sunday afternoon. Can't wait to meet up again.

The team also consists of my lovely Ellinor and a Fia. And maybe a Hanna.

2 Amazing contributors so far will be: Martina Hoogland Ivanow and Skye Parrott.

We are to be an internet magazine plus a yearly print.

I am looking for Photographers and Stylists all over the world for contributions. Please email me if interested:
The visuals should be quite dreamy and romantic stylistic wise. Plus original of course.

Fell in love with Michaela's Alice in Wonderland tattoos:)

Such a perfect team we are.

Linda Marina Portman


Klokie said...

Nice one! Don't forget the link - it's a keeper:

Can't wait for the premiere ;)

Alice Saga said...

Link is up:) Yes that one is a keeper.

Same here...can Not Wait for the premiere.