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Cosmetics Brand Illamasqua Hopes To Corner The Funeral Market

I’m sure very few of you are considering what you’ll look like at your funerals (those of you who are, you are very creepy). But just in case, Brit cosmetics company Illamasqua has partnered with London funeral home Leverton & Sons to provide makeup looks to take you into the afterlife. Their reasoning for opening up to the funeral market? According to their blog:

Illamasqua encourages people to self-express and embrace their alter ego in every way – why should this be any different when you pass away? It is a celebration of life, and one that should be indulged for your last glamorous look. The rite of passage to the afterlife has been of central importance to human culture for thousands of years. To have the best mahogany, the finest lining, the best stallions [ED NOTE: the best stallions???] … are today chosen in tribute to the life lived. To wear the most fabulous makeup applied by a professionally trained makeup artist for your final journey is the ultimate statement of celebration.

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Undertakers Design “Gay” Coffins

The gay rights movement has received a lot of opposition from conservatives this year, but other people are looking to sell them stuff. Namely two undertakers in Cologne, Germany, who’ve started offering coffins for the gay market. And their idea of “gay” coffins apparently consists of $2,300 caskets covered in pictures of mostly naked, muscly dudes in “athletic poses inspired by Italian Renaissance paintings.” Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Claudia Schiffer Is Glam, In Mourning

The ’80s supermodel was definitely the best-dressed at Yves Saint Laurent’s funeral. [Paris, France, 6/5/08] Keep reading »

Exotic Dancers In The Afterlife

Cai Jinlai, a man who loved strip clubs, was promised an exotic dancer for his funeral if made it to the age of 100. That must have been pretty good motivation to keep on living because Jinlai died at 103. His son (one of Jinlai’s 100 descendants) fulfilled his father’s wish by paying about $170 for a 10-minute performance around the coffin. Jinlai must have enjoyed the show from up in heaven. [New Zealand Herald] Keep reading »

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