Hi all, its Saturday, and that means its time for the weekly scatter post, which I've discovered is one of your favorite things I do.
I'm going to start us off with a visit from that silent screen sexpot and siren, Theda Bara. Of course here name was a complete fabrication, in order to promote her image of exotic temptress. This shot is from one of here many quasi-biblical epics. The reason I post this is as a reminder of how radically our notions of feminine beauty and sex appeal have altered over time. Then of course, there's her utterly hilarious "historical" costume, consisting of a somehow entirely unsupported pair of beaded bra cups, a snake bracelet on her calf, some random strands of pearls around her hip and something that looks like a kitchen curtain draped over her shoulder. Perfect historical accuracy. right?
When I came across this mask I gasped out loud. This Dia De Los Muertos mask is made entirely of small beads affixed on their side so that their through holes are visible. Its a remarkable work of art, and also a testimonial to the transformative power of the mask. We become someone, or something else entirely.
By for now, and have a wonderful weekend!