In honor of a great mind I'm going to stand and salute where a salute is due, but god dammit I am going to do it on my terms. Maya wouldn't have had it any other way-I'm sure there's a quote about that somewhere, so without further ado, let's talk some of my favorite Maya Angelou moments, which, full disclaimer, I was hardly aware of until she decided it was time for another go at the circle of life.
Here she is in Vogue. I shouldn't have to explain myself.
I love a great ikat print (you just learned something) and those colors would make my eyes pop.
This expression is already so fierce, but the jewels really take is up a level. Also, I need that ring more than I need my liver.
All I really have to say about this picture is who the hell is that Sesame Street character? I have never seen that purple-nosed bastard before in my life.
I don't know whether those petals are made out of abalone shells or the bleached fingertips of her enemies, but either way she's serving us some Chanel-status class right here.
I feel like if I woke up to this every day, my life couldn't really be that bad. Is that weird? Whatever.
If I made this post more about me than her, then I did the right thing. Maya, I poured out a bottle of Chanel No. 19 for you. Cheers.