Day of the Death / Día de Muertos

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One of my favorite holidays here in México is the “Day of the dead”, a holiday where families get together for the only purpose of remembering the ones that aren’t here with us anymore. One of the main characthers that are involved in this celeration is “La Catrina” or the “Lady of death”, she is a reminder that someday we'll be remembered.


I’m lucky to be surrounded by talented and inspiring people, and in order to celebrate my love for design and my culture, I invited one of my favorite Mexican Illustrators, Ster Aguirre, to collaborate with me and do the make-up for a photo shoot about “La Catrina”, dressing up in traditional clothes, hope you enjoy this photos. Thanks to Ster Aguirre for letting me be her canvas. If you want to see her work, I highly recommend click here.

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  1. Wonderful way to celebrate.It is a bit more sad here.
    Much love.
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  2. Awesome make-up! Always wanted to witness this Mexican celebration! It is so authentic!
    xo

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  3. Mónica!Que post más chulo! Os ha quedado superbien, tiene una parte algo tétrica, recordando al día de los muertos, pero capturado desde un enfoque alegre, vital, lleno de color!de verdad que me encanta!
    Un beso!!!

    Amaia
    http://maiubcn.blogspot.com/

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  4. happy halloween, nice blog.


    ps. my blog celebrates one year, and having giveaway contest, to join, here´s the link,

    http://stylememoirbyair.blogspot.com/

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  5. wow! Like it so much!!!
    you are cool =)

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  6. Wooow!!! You look stunning. I love this photoshot!
    Have a wonderful holiday!

    xoxo Ra

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  7. Wooow wow and super wow Mónica !! Impresionante, colorido, artísitco... me encantaaaaaaaaaaa <3 Felicidades a los !!

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  8. This is a really neat idea for a post. Love these photos.

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  9. awesome pics :D
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    Decimal Shoes

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  11. Tomorrow, on the 1st of November, we celebrate "The day of the dead", we go to the cemetery, clean the graves, put flowers, candles, we sit and talk about the dead. It's very peaceful.

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  12. He oído a hablar muchas veces de esta traición mexicana,, y me parece mucho más cálida y entrañable que la que tenemos en mi país de ir al cementerio solamente a llevar flores y a limpiar las tumbas.
    Me encanta esta representación de la muerte alegre, colorida y un poco kitsch. Estamos tan acostumbrados a imaginarla esquelética y terrorífica..Debe de ser muy bonito recordar a los difuntos con una fiesta así :)

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  13. superb day of the dead photos! stunning make-up too. that holiday fascinates me. here's my blog post about it from 2009.

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/2009/10/casa-mexicana.html

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  14. this is amazing, i'm really impressed by the make-up, and the illustration is great as well. i've heard of this celebration before, but i didn't know what it was about exactly.

    Costin M.

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  15. Me encanta como celebrais en Méjico. Qué bonita te salió La Catrina y qué bonitas ilustraciones!

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  16. I absolutely love the photos from this photoshoot. The makeup, and the colours of the pictures are absolutely amazing. You look lovely! :)

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  17. Monica me encanto lo colorido y el maquillaje de post es increible! Besistos guapa

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  18. You look absolutely incredible in these photos, Monica! I've never seen anything like your make-up, it's beyond perfect for the Dia de Muertos and you styled your outfit perfectly to go with it... And in spite of all of that, what I'm most impressed by is your beautiful hair! You should wear it long more often, it's just gorgeous :)
    xox,
    Cee

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