They are: Bleeding Tooth, Rosy Veincap, Veiled Lady, Inky Cap, Sea Anemone, Red Cage, Morel, Amethyst Deceiver
i’ve been so busy in college so far but it’s been really great!! i think i made the right choice coming here, i’m so happy i was lucky enough to be accepted!
hope everyone else has been doing well! i’ve been so…so gone….i am very sorry…
Kittyinva: 1920 ad for Rigaud perfume. Such a pretty bottle.
These pictures are the Hell Courtesan portraits from Junko Mizuno’s “Rising” exhibit at Gallery Nucleus. The description for all of them is so great:
"Jigoku Dayu was a courtesan celebrated for her alleged encounter of spiritual enlightenment with the Buddhist monk Ikkyū. She has been a popular subject for many artists over the last several hundred years. After getting kidnapped and sold to a brothel, she renamed herself as “Jigoku” (meaning “hell”), believing that her misfortune was the result of karma from her previous life. She is usually depicted wearing a kimono with scenes of hell on it and is often surrounded by skeletons, representing her newfound understanding of life’s transience and illusion. What may appear to be bizarre, scary, or even humorous images are actually symbols layered with her divine inspiration. Upon witnessing Buddhist hell, the courtesan finds enlightenment and wisdom."
The first one is selling as a print and also my birthday is coming up soon.
but you know what they say about me
John Galliano FW 2009