Sugar Skulls are part of the celebrations for the Day of the Dead festival, which is celebrated in Mexico. At midnight on all hallows eve, the gates to heaven are opened and the spirits of all the dead children are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November the 2nd the deceased adults come down to join them in the festivities that have been prepared for them. It is a celebration that is filled with marigolds (the flower of the dead – they smell like it too), sugar skulls, cardboard skeletons, decorations and lots of food. It strikes me as a pretty creepy sort of celebration which may be why it really appeals to me.
Here is a collection of my favourite sugar skull themed desires at the moment:
I love these little clay cats by Candy Crypt, i can imagine them as little brooches https://www.facebook.com/candycryptart?fref=ts
The cardigan is available at http://www.ritasue.co.nz/product/sugar-skull-cardigan
Perfect for spring here in New Zealand
I love this dress by https://www.facebook.com/caff10?fref=tsShe does very limited edition dresses which look amazing!
And finally there has be shoes, the heels above are by T.U.K. the most fabulous
and comfortable shoes ever! They have Day of the Dead flats available too. http://www.tukshoes.com/day-of-the-dead-heels
Here in Auckland, Mexican Specialities have a Day of the Dead celebration, with lots of decorations to buy in their shop. There cafe has the most delcious food, it is so worth seeking them out. The cafe does have restricted opening hours, so check out their website before making the trip there: