Friday, November 5, 2010

Burlesque Festival 2008 Breast Cancer Fundraiser Bra

Hard patent leather underwire bra, with silver leather detail. The cups are perforated with stars and random holes. The tassels for the pasties are made from human hair. A silver foil-stamped inscription has the inscription "Absence makes the heart grow fonder". This was donated to a silent auction for a breast cancer fundraiser that happened in conjunction with the 2008 Burlesque Festival. I was thinking about all the things that go along with breast cancer, like needle biopsies, how hair becomes very important as chemotherapy poisons it right out of the body, and the anguish and hope that comes from waiting for a test result to say that it(cancer)is not there. I guess it was too earnest -- it went for $ 50.00.

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