Fashion with some meat on it
Friday, March 20, 2009 | 04:18 PM ET
by Amber Hildebrandt, CBCNews.ca
What does food have in common with fashion? I wish I could say nothing. But in my online foraging, I came across a fashion show more … fleshy than normal.
The Raw Flesh photo series, shot by art photographer Clayton Cubitt, features models wearing meat and bone as accessories. A fashion faux pas if I ever saw one.
Though the pictures were taken for a 2008 cover feature in Zink magazine, they've recently been making the blog rounds after Eat Me Daily wrote about them this week. And with Toronto Fashion Week coming to a close, it seemed appropriate.
I find the pictures somewhat unsettling, particularly the bones lining the collar bone of a model in a corset and another woman with her stomach covered in a thick, marbled layer of meat. But it's also quite striking.
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Amber Hildebrandt writes for CBCNews.ca in Toronto. Growing up on a farm in Manitoba, she acquired an insatiable appetite, but it was during a stint in Japan that she developed her discerning tastebuds and "foodie" ways.
Andrea Chiu is an associate producer at CBC Radio Digital. Though she loves to eat, cook and discuss food, don't ask her to bake. It never turns out well. She tweets as @TOfoodie on Twitter and organizes food and wine events in Toronto called FoodieMeet.
Tara Kimura is the consumer life reporter for CBCNews.ca, covering a wide range of issues that range from rising food costs and the growing organic movement, to new trends in the marketplace.
Andree Lau is a CBC web reporter in Calgary. Her journalism career includes seven years as a CBC-TV reporter. Her own blog called "are you gonna eat that?" chronicles her eating adventures (including sampling snake and camel hoof tendon).
Jessica Wong is a CBCNews.ca writer who loves to eat and cook, as well as discuss, read and watch programming about food, sometimes all at once.
Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca's writer in Prince Edward Island, wrote about food and beer for national and regional magazines before joining the CBC. He acquired a desire for new tastes on his first trip to Europe, and an appreciation of eating locally and in season when he finally settled down on P.E.I.
Elizabeth Bridge is a writer with the CBC Digital Archives in Toronto. She first ventured into the kitchen as a child to indulge a sweet tooth by baking cookies and making fudge. A student budget compelled her to be a vegetarian (for a while) and instilled in her an ongoing curiosity about food and cooking.
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