Friday, October 2, 2009

Suit of lights.....

Yesterday, I bought my favorite Spanish decoration magazine, AD and was quite taken by their torero theme to feature colorful and damask fabrics. God knows I am not an aficionado (a fan of bullfighting) but I do like el traje de luces, the suit of lights and the precise choreography of the torero. When I lived in Paris I used to go to flamenco classes at the Centre de danse du Marais and we once had a visit of a young torera which made us try her suit of lights. It weighed a ton ! Well...actually the whole suit weighs approximatively 10 kgs which makes it difficult to run quickly in case of emergency, doesn't it ?



I wish someone would explain to me why the torero must put a second pair of pink tights over white tights ?

I let you ponder on this existentialist issue
and wish you all a great week end !



pics from Spanish AD oct 2009

19 comments:

Carey said...

I echo your distaste for bullfights. But the attire is richly beautiful as are these photos. I like looking at bullfighters without the bulls:)

David Engel said...

That is the question! Glad to see we're grappling with such lofty affairs this weekend!

Best,

David
http://www.globalaroundtown.blogspot.com

Inty swetha said...

ha ha :) good question dear! but i have no idea bout that! but i love bullfighters !

happy weekend dear:)

studioJudith said...

The suit of lights
The pink tights ... .
you've inspired me to post
my own little bit of torero theme!
I've had those suits on my mind this week (??!).
I'll post a link ... .
Judith

Vivian said...

Your blog is always full of interesting pictures, and just beautiful imagery to look at. Thanks for brigthening my day.

Susana said...

Hola Lala! El traje de torero tiene un cierto "amariconado", no crees? Los calcetines rosas, los pantalones ajustados, los zapatos ballerinas, las luces... tiene mucho drama!

Feliz Fin de Semana!!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Ah the colours are amazing, the patterns and textures .. Wow! ( I abhor bullfighting too)

Big welcome to The Attic, hope it brings happiness.
xoxo

DolceDreams said...

I would love to have a photo of me in one of those suits, no matter how much they weigh....
Have a great weekend,
Nathalie

Joyful said...

Yes, it is so sad what happens to the bull in a bullfight isn't it? I remember when I was younger though I really wanted to see a bullfight and I wasn't at all offended by it. Thank goodness I have changed. But like you, I do so admire those beautiful suits of light. I can't fathom why two pair of tights, he he. I hope someone can enlighten us :-)

Chrisy said...

Gorgeous outfits and fabric..maybe they wear two pairs of tights to stop their hairy legs from showing...

Italo said...

CIAO LALAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! :D
Sorry, this period I'm to busy. But I always thought: Hos is my favourite castle? :D
About this post, you are so cool, you read AD, in Paris you make flamenco lesson :D
PS: I like the torero shoes! ahahhahahahahahh

sinnlighet said...

like like like like like like like

love love love love love love love

this blog!!


agneta from sweden

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Stunning! Really breathtaking work...and images!

Not so much of the bull teasing and killing part myself, though.

Susana said...

Hi Lala! Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to hear from you! Sí, ahora estamos viviendo en la costa, al sur de Barcelona, hasta que tengamos la casa terminada en el campo. El mar también nos gusta mucho!

Gillian said...

I must have Hemingway blood...but bullfighting (as cruel as it is) holds a fascination for me.

No, I would not be able to eat if I had to kill my own meat. No way. So yes, I'm a hypocrite. xo Love these outfits.

sinnlighet said...

Godmorning, Sweden here again.

No no no, I'm not the designer, just show them!!

Agneta

Scarlet said...

El torero with the "pink tights..." ¿Qué estara pensando? Maybe that the male bull will become distracted and be more gently with him. Sabe Diós.

Mélanie said...

J'adore cette série de photos ! Même si je n'aime pas les corridas , j'aime tout ce qui est autour, l'arene, la dramaturgie , l'habit de lumière majestueux ...

Caroline said...

Fab photos - love the richly decorated outfits (but pink tights??!!) Bull fighting is awful.

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