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E138 – Kerry Wilde on Embodied Beauty, Adornment and Style Liberation // The Power Of Our Second Skin

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“We need us to be the beauty in the world, to transmit that through what we wear, and all of the values that are ingrained in those clothes.” Kerry Wilde


E138 – Kerry Wilde on EMBODIED BEAUTY, ADORNMENT AND STYLE LIBERATION

THE POWER OF OUR SECOND SKIN


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How do we reveal and embody our magnetism and authenticity through our style choices?

“We need us to be the beauty in the world, to transmit that through what we wear, and all of the values that are ingrained in those clothes.”

In this episode Amisha talks to Kerry Wilde, a Slow Fashion and Women’s Empowerment advocate who’s work harmonises Spirituality, Sustainability and Style. Kerry believes that dressing is a way to create a new culture of Authentic Beauty and loving Self-expression and that the future of fashion is rooted in the Art of Adornment and Soul Style. Kerry trained in Reiki, Yoga, Feminine Embodiment and Womb Healing. She is the Founder of Art of Slow: an online platform to educate and bring awareness to the frequency of our clothing, an ambassador for the Empowerment Collective, an initiative set to eradicate Slave Labour, and she recently launched the ‘Art of Womxn’ program.

In this conversation Amisha and Kerry speak about the ‘art of adornment’ and ‘soul style’ as ways of dismantling insidious cultural beauty norms and myths. They explore how these can become powerful forms of authentic and emotive expression aligned with our personal values, spirituality and unique sense of beauty. Together they share insights into fast and slow fashion, and the impacts of these on beauty culture, planet and people.

Kerry shares her awakening into style and adornment as spiritual practices catalysed by her personal experiences working in Fast Fashion, and raised as a mixed race woman in a white family. She talks about her explorations of somatic and embodiment practices for trauma resolution and for growing our felt sense of authenticity and intuition; powerful style guides that birth our magnetism.

We learn that to fully transmit our beauty, royalty and serenity through our style means that we need to let go of misguided perceptions and masks we wear. Letting go of these, and the old pieces in our wardrobes, is a way of releasing constructed identities that no longer serve us; a way of aligning with our wellbeing and the essence of ourselves as we start to inhabit the natural harmonic place of resonance with who we are.

“We all feel that intuition, of what do we desire and where are we being guided. And if we can tune into that, then we can start to adorn ourselves in these pieces and elements that relate to our greatness, our highness.”


As an advocate for Slow Fashion and Women’s empowerment, Kerry Wilde’s work meets at the intersect of Spirituality, Sustainability and Style. She believes that the Future of Fashion is in the Art of Adornment and Soul Style. Dressing as means to create a new culture of Authentic Beauty and loving Self-expression. Kerry was awarded a BA in Fashion & Textiles from Nottingham Trent in 2001 and went on to hold a successful career as a Garment Technologist within the Fast Fashion industry for over 20 years. In 2005 Kerry trained in Reiki and went on to acquire professional practice and teach Yoga, Feminine Embodiment and Womb Healing.

Deepening her own personal awakening journey and resolving past trauma. In 2018 she founded Art of Slow: an online platform to educate and bring awareness to the frequency of our clothing. Through this work she is now a trained Stylist with London College of Fashion, uniting self-development with style. Kerry has taught workshops, retreats and lead online courses to a global audience.

As a Future Fashion pioneer, Kerry is an ambassador for the Empowerment Collective, an initiative set to eradicate Slave Labour within the Fashion industry. In 2021 Kerry is celebrating her signature Art of Womxn program and looking forward to opening her own Style Academy.

To connect or work with Kerry, visit kerrywilde.com

To connect or work with Amisha, visit amisha.co.uk


 

Links from this episode:

Kerry Wilde . Instagram

Art of Womxn

Carry Somers . Fashion Revolution

Empowerment Collective

Nazreen Sheikh . The Future Is Beautiful  – E127

Safia Minney

Vestiaire Collective

Jocelyn Whipple . Mend Assembly

Louise Bourgeois

Frida Kahlo

Cindy Sherman

Amisha’s book . ‘Intuition’


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