A fashion look from October 2012

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irisheart
Wrote one year ago
Sugar Skulls!

shsskater
Wrote one year ago
@chances-taken-hope-embraced I understand how it us offensive too. I am of German, Irish, Russian, and a few other Northern European decent. However, I have a large amount of German in me and constantly hear various slams about the German culture regarding WW 2 and Oktoberfest and such. I think the important thing to educate yourself on what you find interesting so that you not only educate yourself on another culture, but so that you don't offend anyone intentionally. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way. However, I believe that every culture is beautiful and should be celebrated. :)

chances-taken-hope-embraced
Wrote one year ago
@shsskater Since my family is from Mexico I can understand what @jomemoki is saying. However, I also agree with you. I think that what @jomemoki meant is (and please correct me if I'm wrong) is that it is offensive when people use it to mock or criticize our culture. I've had many experiences where people have said to me that Dia de los Muertos is stupid because we are making fun of death, and they use that as an excuse to insult the celebration and the culture as a whole. Also, some people do not take the time to learn about the reasons behind the celebration, and decide to paint their face or tattoo a sugar skull just because it is appealing to them. While this is a form of art, it does symbolize something very different than the skull we would use for Halloween, for example. I also want to say that I applaud you @shsskater, for taking the time to learn more about our culture and appreciate one of our most important celebrations. I think it is beautiful that something that makes us different can also be the thing that can unite us. :D

shsskater
Wrote one year ago
@aidised Isn't La Catrina a lady who died very wealthy and shows that death is a neutralizing force amongst people? She is very loved by the culture and is an essential figure in the embodiement of the holiday and the Mexican culture's ability to even laugh at death, right?

shsskater
Wrote one year ago
@jomemoki I have had many discussions with various people from Mexico amd other South American, Spanish speaking countries reguarding Dia de los Muertos and everything that I have heard from them has been different from what you said. They have always said that though they may be sad about those who are gone, it is more about remembering the life that they lived and honoring them. Not mourning. For that very reason, I adore this holiday and wish that my culture had such a wonderful view of death. The skull makeup is the most recognized image associated with Dia de los Muertos and is the most varied image as well. This post provides artistic expression (what this site is partially about) and raises awareness of a new holiday of another culture that just may interest another person who doesn't know about it. When I saw my first sugar skull when I was in 8th grade I was enchanted and decided to learn everything that I could about Dia de los Muertos from the people who actutally celebrate it. And here I am 3, almost 4 years later, and I am still learning so much about it and am continuously amazed by the beauty of the holiday. Someone posting a beautiful picture of a beautiful makeup job that I am sure took a good deal of time and skill should not be seen as offensive. Someone found enough enjoyment and fascination from the holiday to persue it and try to learn at least one thing about it. To me, that is a reason to be proud of the culture and all of its beautiful aspects.

jomemoki
Wrote one year ago
please do not do this if this is not your culture. it is very offensive to me and my family. this is sacred to us, it is a time to mourn. it is just a fad to you. when you take the things you like from my culture and ignore the rest, you hurt us. you haven't taken the racism that i do every day, the destruction of my culture. once you experience that, then you can paint your face. polyvore i am very sad at you.

kiwitarerdelavie
Wrote one year ago
Visit me please :D ♥

clydecat
Wrote one year ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYAoE_Yy3ug&list=PL02AD276116741024&index=13&feature=plcp
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4cJpTg9ltI&list=UU15Do9RclIFswko5GfhMSaA&index=2&feature=plcp
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oL7IUOgYxg&feature=related

maricol
Wrote one year ago
In the set it should be dia de LOS muertos..... Well if you dont kno
w sapanish

pantsdavis
Wrote one year ago
@aidised said everything I would have in response, thank you for some sanity.

kiersttt
Wrote one year ago
It allllll started as "holy." That's all.

aidised
Wrote one year ago
@kiersttt You can't compare a holy holiday with drinking beer in Oktoberfest or listenin j-music: it's a fallacy. Do you know who is La Catrina, why they do the altar de los muertos or it's just colors for you? Sugar skulls is an Indigenous (mixed with the catholic) contemplation of death. I would ask you all some questions about why you're doing this and what meaning/inspiration you find in it apart if you find it beautiful or not.
No, it's not comparable with listening j-music but with wearing a bindi.

kiersttt
Wrote one year ago
You must be kidding. Not your culture? That's like saying we're not allowed to dance to Japanese music if we're white because we don't understand the lyrics and could possibly be misinterpreting their meaning. Or we can't celebrate Oktoberfest because we're not in Germany. That's the whole point of ART -- it's free to interpretation and you don't have to be from the same country to understand it. Get a clue.

aidised
Wrote one year ago
I'm with @pantsdavis, this is cultural appropiation. It's not your culture, it's mexican, and it's a day to honor the deceased, not to play with make up

cutiecookie94
Wrote one year ago
It's so cool I was that for Halloween :D

heyitsandrea
Wrote one year ago
@goldenblacktea
idk i think they don't even know what its for,but its a pretty look for some people
 
@pantsdavis
wat

goldenblacktea
Wrote one year ago
Whats up with people that arent Mexican being so obsessed with Dia de los Muertos skull face? I see it so much on the internet is it a really big thing?

pantsdavis
Wrote one year ago
race appropriation is so fashionable this season

mhrules
Wrote one year ago
it looks like tht new MH doll (monster high)

arm0ire
Wrote one year ago
Día de los muertos xx
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