In both a personal and an artistic sense I am very inspired by bellydance at the moment. The drums, the zills, the movements, the costumes; I love everything about it. And of course, the women who do it professionally are some of the most exquisite creatures you will ever lay eyes on, as you will see if you scroll down a bit. The dance also has it's roots in Gypsy culture, with its bare feet and bellies, lavish jewellery, feisty matriarchs and loose morals. How can one resist? I share with you here some images of the women responsible for my obsession with bellydance, the incomparable Rachel Brice and Zoe Jakes of The Indigo (click on images for enlargements). Enjoy.