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Memento Mori

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Dress- Zara | heels c/o Sole Society | necklace- Forever 21 | nugget ring- Michael Kors
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For those unfamiliar with the term, a memento mori (Latin for 'remember that you will die') is a popular artistic convention used throughout art history for illustrating the fleeting nature of life and the inevitability of death. It always fascinated me during my undergrad days (because let's face it, when you're young you tend to think that death doesn't apply to you), and now that Halloween is finally here, it couldn't feel more appropriate.

So enjoy this ghoulish holiday and all its macabre charm, but do not go gentle into that good night — we have a lot of living left to do, and I for one plan on celebrating that fact with a fist-full of mini chocolates. xx

Photos by Jerry Aulenbach

11 comments

  1. Great photos! Love that dress! Happy Halloween!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  2. Love these photos my dear!! Very appropriate for the day, kinda creepy and awesome. That dress is such a beautiful piece :)
    Happy Halloween!
    xJennaD

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  3. strange look lol but great for time
    kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  4. I am also mildly obsessed by memento morae - they're a huge theme in early modern portraiture so pop up a ton in my research. These photos are amazing - Happy Halloween!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  5. Amazing photos! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  6. This costume is so wonderful! Perfectly eerie!! Love these pictures!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  7. This post is so fun and eerie! Your white dress is gorgeous!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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