Burn These Bones

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Posted in themes by burnthesebones on 01/22/2009

It is unfortunate how the widespread over-usage and misappropriation of skull/skeleton/related iconography has resulted in a tiresome cliche. Several exceptions lie in novel renderings of the form, an example being laser cut-outs.

Pleasure Principle‘s line of cut-out pieces are already renown:


I have the t-shirt, it is a beloved item. So much that I almost never wear it because it is very delicate and I am…accident prone.

Some might remember Loeffler Randall’s skull flats from a past season. I love how the cut-outs provide a suggestion of toe cleavage (which some people enjoy and some people detest).


Now that the skulls have been “done to death” , perhaps the masses will move on mummies?

egyptian-mummy mummy-2-headless-normal

Case in point:

Zucca’s “Tencel Gauze Jersey Pants” bring to mind the bandage wraps of the stereotypical mummy as seen in popular culture.

mummy twist-pant-ivory-lfz

As much as they appeal to me personally, somehow I doubt mummies will catch on.


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  1. sarah said, on 01/22/2009 at 10:52 AM

    thakoon’s bandage dress had sum inkling of mummy. hu’s on to something.

    And how does toe cleavage look on pancake feet? jkjkjk!

  2. DPMT said, on 01/22/2009 at 11:35 AM

    You should see my final project from last semester….

    Chamber (from Generation X)
    Collapsed Chest Cavities
    Spontaneous Combustion

  3. The Six Six Sick Girls said, on 01/25/2009 at 1:38 AM

    Those mummy pants are sick! I’m filing them under inspiration for futre 66S outfits!


  4. tigerhearts said, on 01/31/2009 at 10:55 AM

    i just made my own sweater like that one…i love it. unfortunately limited funds mean i have to diy…

    and i am obsessed with those mummy pants.

  5. […] How fitting: these looks are a great complement to the  bandage leggings/ mummy look I posted about here. […]

  6. Augustine Wong said, on 08/11/2009 at 11:26 PM

    I really love the cut-out skull tee… great idea!!!

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