Saturday, 20 August 2011

PHOTO · New mom Selma Blair wears a lovely "huipil"-like embroidered dress!

About the Huipil:

"A huipil (from the Nahuatl uipilli, meaning "blouse"`- "dress") is a form of Maya textile andtunic or blouse worn by indigenous MayanZapotec, and other women in central to southern MexicoGuatemalaBelizeEl Salvador, and western Honduras, in the northern part of Central America. The elaborate design and patterns of a traditional woman's huipil may convey the wearer's village, marital status, and personal beliefs. They are usually made from two or three woven panels joined with decorative stitching, then doubled over and a hole cut in the center panel for the neck (unless woven in during the weaving) and decorated with stitchery. The sides are joined together with more decorative stitching, allowing openings for the arms and in the more ceremonial pieces, ribbons run down the length of the sides of the middle panel, sometimes with the ribbon forming a serrated collar ornament with two loose lengths of ribbons in the front, often in two colors. The length of the huipil varies from a simple sleeveless top extending to the waist or slightly below to a knee- or calf-length tunic forming draping scapular sleeves because of the width"

via Wikipedia

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

VIDEO · Mexican Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat (also known as Pop Tart Cat) is an internet meme, referring to an 8-bit animated gif of a cat with the body of a cherry Pop-Tart flying through space, leaving a rainbow trail behind the cat. But I digress, here's the Mexican version complete with the body of a burrito and "El Mariachi Loco" playing in the background. Adorable!

VIDEO · Mariachi Connecticut Serenades a Beluga Whale

Mariachi Connecticut, "Los Trovadores de América" performing for a beluga whale at Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, where they were performing during a wedding.