Día de Muertos

There’s something eerily beautiful about Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead); with the abundance of flowers, skull painted faces, and a plethora of candlelight. Marigolds and chrysanthemums (flowers of the dead) are used for decoration because it is believed the scent of the flowers will help guide the returning souls back home. Skulls are also an essential part of the symbolism in Mexico for the Day of the Dead – dating back to the Aztecs who believed they were a positive symbol, not only for death but also for rebirth.  Whatever the meaning is, we like it…

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Casa Ramirez Folk Art Shop, Houston, Texas Casa Ramirez Folk Art Shop, Houston, Texas
A Chapel door in Zincacantan, Chipas, Mexico decorated on Day of the Dead A Chapel door in Zincacantan, Chipas, Mexico decorated on Day of the Dead
Marigolds in Oaxaca, Mexico Marigolds in Oaxaca, Mexico
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Vogue Italia, September 2012 Vogue Italia, September 2012
Celebrating Day of the Dead, Guatemala Celebrating Day of the Dead, Guatemala
Skull Plate Skull Plate
Aizel Moscow Aizel Moscow
Flowers in San Miguel Canoa, Mexico Flowers in San Miguel Canoa, Mexico

Costume Crush

With Halloween just weeks away, where do you find cool costumes for your kids you both will love that they can wear and play dress-up in for months to come?  While searching for inspiration and ideas for our IC little ones we discovered these creations we couldn’t resist sharing…

For the under twos Mini Rodini has cool, functional childrenswear with a dress-up twist, including this below Expedition Alaska Overall and Bear Onesie.  Stella McCartney Kids’ current collection has a beyond hip David Bowie look and sweet little bunny outfit complete with rabbit shoes great for everyday.  One of our favourite discoveries is Woven Play that has by far the most unique collection of chic costumes for kids we’ve seen.  We especially love the cowgirl crop, cowboy, space voyager and pirate looks.  And for the creative DIY parents we are loving the chic crown and feather headdress below.  Of course at the end of the day we have no control over their requests for Spider-Man and Princess Elsa from Frozen, but we are keeping our fingers crossed!

 

Mini Rodini Alaska Expedition Overall
Mini Rodini Bear Onesie
Stella McCartney David Bowie
Stella McCartney Bunny
Woven Play Cowgirl
Woven Play Cowboy
Woven Play Space Voyager
Woven Play Pirate
Crown
Feather Headdress