A sneak peek of “Agnodice”, “Gwenllian” and “Enheduanna” from our upcoming new permanent collection of duochromes. The collection will have 30 shades, and each one is named after a woman of days long past, both antiquity and ancient times. Women that you may have never heard of, and certainly women who have been overlooked by most history books for their contributions.
We hope for this New Year’s collection to be colors you’ll want to wear every day, and learn about the legacy of these women, and be inspired! Hopefully we’ll have more sneak peeks, as sunny weather permits– it’s an important aspect to getting good photographs of these complex, chameleon-like colors!
Some of the other named colors include Hypatia, Chiomara, Lucrezia (Borgia), Khutulun (granddaughter of Genghis Khan), Aspasia, Arachidamia, Agrippina, Theodora (Empress), Phryne, Skuld, Freydis, Aradia, Clotilda, Sappho, Tamar (Queen), Zenobia (Queen), Telesilla, Tomyris, Urraca, Yael, Penthesilea, Blenda, Eleanore (of Aquitaine), and many others!
In addition to this 30-shade permanent collection of duochrome eyeshadows, we’ll also be carrying this theme through to a new collection of duochrome cheek colors.
We’ll be writing more condensed descriptions of each woman’s life, but for the purpose of these 3 sneak peeks, we’re going to direct information from Wikipedia.
Agnodice was the first female Athenian physician, midwife and gynecologist. She originally tended to her patients dressed as a man, because being a female doctor was a capital crime. Learn more about Agnodice at Wikipedia.
Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd is the only medieval Welsh woman known to have led troops into battle. She was captured and beheaded by the Normans, but the legacy of her patriotic revolt was remembered for centuries. Learn much more about Gwenllian via Wikipedia.
Enheduanna is recognized as being the first known poet and author. She was a high priestess of the Moon God Nanna. Learn more about Enheduanna’s life and contributions at Wikipedia.