JUNO CALYPSO: ETERNAL BEAUTY

It’s totally normal, you’re not the only one. In fact, it’s happens to all of us. Every time we turn on our TV we feel the urge to  put on our pj’s, hide under the blanket and binge watch Gilmore Girls. It’s fair enough that every time we hear concepts such as “anti-age cream”, “waxing”, “intimate care”, “low fat” or “healthy diet” we plunge into misery and, at the same time, hold onto our best friend, the king size Ben&Jerry’s pot.

Culture around image is the pillar of society; there’s a hugenormous (yep) industry behind it that tells us how to be, what to wear and punish us if we grow old or pop into the corner shop in our tracksuit. The cosmetics lobby has taken the “wrinkles are beautiful” motto and has cleaned their lobby arses with it; “no, baby, wrinkles are ugly and you’re fat, btw” it’s actually the theme that rules the media.

Luckily, there’s artists that try to dynamite this whole system. One of them is Juno Calypso, who embraces all the cosmetics imagery to create disturbing images closer to making us feel the same discomfort as teleshopping channels do. An artist that, following Cindy Sherman’s steps, dresses up to point out the pastel pink and anti-cellulite tirany through video and photography.

juno calypso photo art lamondamagazine

juno calypso photo art lamondamagazine

juno calypso photo art lamondamagazine

juno calypso photo art lamondamagazine

juno calypso photo art lamondamagazine

juno calypso photo art lamondamagazine

Bizarre hats

For some people, being as original as the designers from the ‘50s -especially the mid century UK designers- would be a great achievement. In the era of the economic boom and massive advertisement, creativity was at its most extravagant climax; a good example is shown in this video, where a housemaid and her housework are transformed into a potential fashion melting pot. A collection of hats for every moment is presented: some of the best pieces are the wringer bonnet, the teapot hat, the tripe hat… And above all, the real star, the funnel hat, especially useful in rainy days. Hooray for kitchen-fashion!