26 August 2012 0 Comments

“Skinned Alive” by Jemma McLean

Again with our fascination for anatomical fetish fashions… This link comes from the ever-tantalizing StreetAnatomy blog, describing the work: This beautiful collection by Jemma Marie McLean, called Skinned Alive the Anatomical Structure is inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings. Jemma founded Purdy Corsetry after being disappointed by the quality and selection of what she found in New Zealand.  She […]

17 October 2011 1 Comment

T-shirts and Rumors of T-shirts

Our friend Bill from Y-Que Trading Post, purveyor of LA’s finest satirical and pleasingly moronic T-shirts  (including ART OF BLEEDING T-SHIRTS) just dug up this picture he shot at our 2006 “Halloween Highway” show.  He’s talking about putting on a T-shirt and making it available at our upcoming 2011 Halloween Highway 2 show.  Just the […]

11 October 2011 0 Comments

Medical Fashions on Tumblr

Our latest Tumblr heartthrob is Fuck Yeah Medical Fashions. If you’re reading this, we’ll assume you’re also a devotee of things, red, white, and tight all over and will likewise need to begin following this relatively new and absolutely delightful microblog. If you have a favorite Tumblr blog you think we might like, do share. […]

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23 September 2011 0 Comments

More Anatomical Textile Art

  A couple more exciting interesting images have been circulating through the Tumblr universe. The first a bustier trotted out at this summer at “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” at the Montreal’s Musée des Beaux-Arts. The knitted autopsy is the work of  Canadian multimedia artist Cadace Couse and appeared […]

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30 August 2011 3 Comments

More Vintage X-Ray Fetishism

http://youtu.be/xLg_3XyXAyc We can’t just get enough of those Naughty, Naughty Roentgen Rays. The above commercial, from 1930s Germany, nicely illustrates the fears (and titillation) surrounding Dr. Roentgen’s invention, then goes on to assure the modern woman that rumors of “Roentgetn glasses,” been true, she would be well served by the elegance of contemporary Felina lingerie. And these […]

2 August 2011 1 Comment

The Anatomical Art of Fernando Vicente

Spanish illustrator and artist Fernando Vicente merges photography and painting in his illustrations for magazines, books, CDs, and film posters, but may be most well known in this country for his anatomically themed “Vanitas” and “Anatomias” painting series — the former dissecting the fashion world with a rather literal touch and the latter taking a similarly […]

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30 June 2011 0 Comments

When You Care Enough to Give Testicles

And speaking of von Hagens yesterday, we came upon this….. “Why, yes, that is a plastinated bull testicle hanging from my neck!” It’s not often enough you are able to utter that sentence, is it? But if you and your credit card can take a moment to swing by world-famous Gunther von “The Plastinator” Hagens’ […]

6 June 2011 0 Comments

Surgical Couture 3: Red Ringers

Surgical Couture 3: Red Ringers

Q: What’s black and white, and red, and over? A: Our “Surgical Couture” series of posts. Couldn’t resist one last post after our friend Jason reminded us of those gorgeous red surgical gowns in Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers.

6 June 2011 0 Comments

Surgical Couture 2: Basic Black

After our last post about dramatic surgical styles, it’s hard not to think of Alexis Carrel, the man who really put the “theater” in “operating theater.” As divine as vintage white surgical gowns might be, the diabolical black shrouds preferred by Dr. Carrel surely have them beat. Carrel, a French surgeon and Nobel Prize winner working […]

2 June 2011 0 Comments

Surgical Couture: Vintage White

Sure, contemporary blue or green surgical wear may be easier on the eye, but only the white wardrobe of yesteryear really moves us. So it was a great delight to discover the Flickr set of “Knuckles 45,” who obviously shares our appreciation for antique surgical styles. Savor for a moment these depictions of surgeons dressed […]