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A Matador’s chaquetilla (a heavily embroidered short and rigid jacket) – look at the embroidery!

The Traje de luces is entirely handmade consists of flat-bottomed shoes, tight trousers or taleguilla, suspenders, a girdle, a shirt, a vest, a short jacket or Chaquetilla, and a tie or neckerchief. And then a pink and yellow cape, used for the “dance,” and the muleta, a much smaller red cape, used in the final stages of the fight. A single suit can take a team of craftspeople months to create - especially with the dense goldwork embroidery, each suit is pure haute couture.

El matador es la persona que mata el toro en la corrida de toros. Pedro, en el libro, quiere ser un matador en el futuro.

(we saw some super cool postcards with bull fight pictures and i really wanted to make some pictures that looked like they did. i think i love how these pictures came out.) so, bull fighting is a lot more complex than one might think. i had no idea what all went into a bull fight- but learned quickly, we saw 6 in less than two hours. during the first fight i was "humane" and really empathetic towards the bull, feeling so bad for him. and not that i lost any of my empathy, i still felt bad…