Bridging the gap between the fine and the less refined

Claw Money Millionaires

As of late, I can honestly admit that I have neglected my passion for graffiti and so now es la hora to nurture it! And it’s a woman.

Girl power. Shout of to the Spice Girls.

Claw Money. You never heard of it, aye?

Claudia Gold is a Queens born graffiti artist who is now based out of LA. And let me tell you, she is a very special lady indeed. Back in the 80’s and 90’s (when few people had yet taken the time to understand graffiti as an art form) Claudia was bombing walls, trains and buses with her now iconic claw.

Through a serious of events, Claudia began moving her action from the streets to the fashion house. Now she is without a doubt, one of the most influential female designers in the urban realm.

And it is truly the “claw” that personifies her clothing line. The claw symbolizes a fierceness and the unsurrendering, relentless nature of who Claudia Gold, and all women for that matter, is.

Get it? CLAU…dia, CLAW. Nifty, huh?

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Women are particularly attracted to this because who doesn’t want to be known as powerful, passionate and even¬†ferocious? That was rhetorical….

You will see moderations of the claw ranging from how it is pictured here as a candle to brass knuckles to ice cream cones. Subtly dangerous.

According to the Claw Money website, the likes of MIA, Santigold, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have been known to sport the line.

What struck me most about Claudia was a tweet she posted in the recent past saying, “Pay me in paint”. This gesture is paying homage to her roots which is graffiti. I can respect a woman who never forgets.

I will continue to wear my brass knuckle claw earrings proudly!

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