When we were in college, we were given a strange science assignment: A Professor asked us to write a paper on the evolution of something, anything, from a scientific perspective. We chronicled the evolution of corsets. It was the only A+ we ever got in science (editor's note: Faran also aced her advanced evolutionary theory class, although she did fail the midterm...). We wonder if Lily Cole is taking a similar route for a political science assignment at Cambridge. The British model has teamed up with "her anthropologist friend Dr. James Suzman", who also happens to teach at her university. The two launched the San Arts and Crafts range exclusively in London this month. The San people live in the Kalahari desert of Botswana, and they usually use blown out ostrich shells to hold their water supply. But Cole thinks the shells should drape the necks of London's fashionable women instead. The jewelry line offers necklaces, bracelets and earrings Lily tells British Vogue, "When I was traveling in Botswana, I was so taken with these women and their extraordinary but primitive working methods, I began looking at ways in which to help them. [Editor's note number two: At this point in the conversation, Faran starts yelling a British accent, "Oh yes! I must save this African nation! Perhaps I can send them all the food that fashion people won't eat!" Anyway, back to Lily...] Each piece can take up to four months to make and the aim of this project is to enable the community to become self-sufficient." Sounds like a positive, and productive, alternative to a 15-page paper on the eating and drinking habits of the bushmen of the Kalahari desert.
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