"MEXICO, Day of the dead, annual festival, dead, skeletons, day of the dead, skeleton, skull, skull head, El Día de los Muertos, All Souls Day, souls day, The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of, All Saints' Day, which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting, graves, Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an, Aztec festival, dedicated to a goddess called, Mictecacihuatl, Similar holidays; Dia de Finados, in Brazil, where many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their loved ones who have died. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe and in the Philippines, and similarly-themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures, A common symbol of the holiday is the skull, calavera, which celebrants represent in masks, called, calacas, or , skeleton, and foods such as sugar or, chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead. Sugar skulls are gifts that can be given to both the living and the dead. Other holiday foods include, pan de muerto, Catrina figures, catrinas, Day of the Dead observances, death mask, death mask, skull mask, mask of death, skull and bone, skeleton costume, skull & bone, skeleton, suits with big, papier-mâché, skull heads and carry banners with the moral cautions, death,
CODE No: DAY OF THE DEAD ,
Photography: © facesandplacespix.com/John Miles
Monday, November 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I love this photo~
* 2tone neon tee dress 'ProjectEdit'
* neon lime scraf from Siam Sqaure
* black long knit cardigan 'Giodano'
* oversize orange tote 'Perfect Combination'
* new sparkle silver ballet shoes 'Farfalla'
* lego neon stripes watch 'LEGO' from chinatown thrift market
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I love it when dogs get into the Halloween action.
"A contestant walks the stage with her dog during the 9th Annual Animal Fair Magazine's Halloween Pet Costume Party on October 26, 2009. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
This is a beautiful costume and photo. Here's the note, and a link to the blog:
"For Halloween I wanted a costume that people wore in the past before the packaged costumes that are consumed by masses today. After a little research I came upon the Pierrotte, a sad clown that was used as a stock character of mime and Commedia dell'Arte. I saw pictures of this clown everywhere - it was the hippie costume of its time! My location in this picture, the Exorcist Steps in Georgetown, D.C.
Dress: vintage 60's
Black Belt: no idea
Black Mary Jane Heels: Style & Co.
"I decided to be Lady Gaga for Halloween in 2008, cause I had just fallen in love with her stuff a few months before, and couldn't help it. I didn't have $ to make the costume, so I just used whatever I already had. Hope some ppl like it."
Looks good to me~
Love this one - it turned out really well. Nice job!
Photo note and link:
"SEE ALL MY COSPLAY @ http://www.cosplay.com/member/120381/ !!
I dressed as Kira the Gelfling this Halloween. All of the costume, including the Fizgig puppet was created by me! :D
I ended up winning the costume contest at my college LOL yay!"
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"i was fascinated. asked him for a photo,
at first he was reluctant but in the end he agreed
after I gave him my contact details.
thanks a lot dude, hope you like the shot!"
Cap with Stars on It :-) ( Snakebites Snakebite lip piercing new era cap emo hair scene, 4g tunnel stretch piercing )
Cap with Stars on It :-) ( Snakebites Snakebite lip piercing new era cap emo hair scene, 4g tunnel stretch piercing ), originally uploaded by xJasonRogersx.
New era cap
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Vivienne Westwood Active Restistance Latitude July 2009, originally uploaded by Daniel Groom.
Vivienne Westwood reading fom her manifesto Active Resistance
Pair of women's brown leather and crocodile leather Rocking Horse golf shoes. Crocodile leather covering toe, heel and tongue. Four pairs of eyelets, front lace fastening. Large fringed tongue extending over laces and vamp, attached to shoe by brown lace. Pale pink sock stamped in gold: Vivienne Westwood, London. Thick natural wood sole, cut away at heel to form right angle. Size 8.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Tattoo Convention Vaduz 2010
His homepage: www.freibeuter-tattoo.ch/"
Seriously, check out this site. The tattoo art galleries are amazing, and this guy is really good.
"Tattooed by the awesome and wonderful Lelia at The Needle's Kiss in Townsville (http://tnkstudio.com.au/townsville-tattoos.html) on 18/5/2010 as an anniversary gift from Rob (because I'd been talking about having it done for 2 years)."
"Coming along nicely. One more session for some additional white flower highlights and detail, filling in some more leaves, and whispy background effects. See the first five hours here - www.flickr.com/photos/dahliablack/294710242/
I uploaded it huge, so check out the large and original sizes if you want to see all the insane details in it.
Work by James Kern at Optic Nerve Arts."
This is amazing!
"The 1st Singapore Tattoo Show brings together the international practitioners, tradesmen and enthusiasts of tattoo art in a 3-day show to be held for the first time in Singapore. Enjoy!"
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Vibrant! Lindsey Vonn, Womens' Downhill gold medal winner.
"Lindsey Vonn Pep Rally in Minneapolis
Lindsey is cheered on by some of her young fans at a pep rally in Minneapolis on 10/2/09.
Photo by Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts"
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
""A twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop"
This is the Mobius Tattoo. A scientific calculation that can be used in Astrophysics to describe a closed system if gravity is strong enough to bend spacetime into a loop. Basically meaning that if you travel far enough, you will end up where you began without really knowing it.
This is my first Tattoo and it turned out great. This is on the inside of my Right Bicep. I will be adding another space or scientific tattoo to my other bicep next year. And yes... certain parts of the Tattoo process hurt like a son of a gun...Look at the note to where it hurt a lot. :)"
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Adorn yourself with poetry and art!
poetry and art necklaces
Vancouver artist Tanis Alexis Laird and Québec jewelers Guylaine & Isabelle Martineau have collaborated to create this limited edition signature series.
the poetry is .tomate d'épingles.
the art is Tanis Alexis
These beautifull necklaces are simply art that you wear!
Each art and poetry piece is set on precious metals, and carefully matched with vintage and recycled beads, crystals and various shiny baubles