Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Enduring Beauty

Melaka, known for its historic sites, is also home to the Enduring Beauty Museum. Conveniently housed in a scorchingly non-airconditioned building with the kite and 3D museums (bring your own 3D glasses), this exhibit shows what various people do in the name of beauty. Modern exhibits, featuring Botox, stilettos and silicone leakage are undoubtedly forthcoming.This person demonstrates the supreme stretchiness of lip skin.
Above are some tiny slippers for bound, broken and gimped-up Chinese feet, which bear a striking resemblance to today's high heels. And finally, below is what a hot young idle British noblemen wore to impress the ladies.