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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dia de los muertos Fashion Editorial

Foreword: 

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a festival for all Mexican families to celebrate and commemorate their dead loved ones. Traditionally, families visit cemeteries and graves to pay respects to their relatives with offerings such as marigold flowers, sugar skulls, skeleton decorations and food.

It is common for people to wear skeleton costumes and decorate their faces with painted imagery of Calaveras or skulls in the like of Lady Catrina, a famous cartoon character depicting an upper-class Mexican lady that was created by Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada.

Since the Day of the Dead falls on Halloween and ends on the 2nd day of November, it is also closely linked to Hallowmas, All Saint's Day or All Souls Day celebrated by Christians and Catholics throughout the world.

We had plenty of fun shooting our fashion editorial for Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Enjoy!








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Trivia: Elaborately decorated or designed sugar skulls are incredibly popular Mexican style skull tattoos.





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The night where dead souls return from the realm of the undead. Do you believe in reincarnation? Make-up: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Siberia, Bobbi brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, NARSissist Hardwired Eye Kit







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Take a moment to savour what's it like to come to life again.





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Radioactivity or Paranamol acitivity? Mustard romper: Minkpink







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Staring death in the face. Southwestern knitted grandpa cardigan: Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren







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Date night didn't turn out so well. What a RIP-off! Nail polish: Burberry in Dark Trench, Ciate in White Heat







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Skeletons are not humans but we need coffee love too!







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Feeding time. Relax, there are no humans on the menu.






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Home time = back to the dead.