#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 15th, 2013 21:12
#2 By: Bodhipaksa, December 15th, 2013 22:24
Using the date limiter on Google Images, and looking at the early appearances of the image, I saw a reference to a "wildfox couture spine dress." Although I didn't see that dress on the wildfox website, they've done other skeletal dresses.
#3 By: EdMigPer, December 15th, 2013 22:41
There have been so many times I've struggled to find out the origin of a photo, I'd love to see something like this.
Unfortunately the best place I've found to get some answers has been 4chan, of all places. That works even for non-porn images.
#4 By: jasonjayr, December 15th, 2013 23:15
http://weibo.com/taiwanisaac <-- at least one of the images is tagged with that url, but I don't have an account there, nor can I read Chinese.
#5 By: Cory Doctorow, December 15th, 2013 23:43
I saw that too -- but Weibo is a Chinese Twitter-alike, and there wasn't anything else in Isaac's account to suggest that s/he was likely to be the creator of the dress.
#6 By: Paul Boudreaux, December 16th, 2013 05:31
I don't know why I took this as a challenge... I've definitely lost it in the translation, but after digging a bit with and ending up searching with baidu, my guess is this is a costume for a concert of sorts...
#7 By: jasonjayr, December 16th, 2013 07:38
#8 By: Susanna King, December 16th, 2013 09:23
Yes, I'd love to have a regular "Identify this Tumblr photo" feature. I hate going to repin something cool from my Pinterest feed only to discover it's a Tumblr repost of a repost of a repost that came from nowhere.
#9 By: Vinnie Tesla, December 16th, 2013 10:18
It's not precisely his core business, but I bet Bacchus would take on the project for his usual modest retainer
#10 By: Bodhipaksa, December 16th, 2013 10:50
Update: Oops. I see jasonjayr beat me to it. Good work, that man!
The Taiwan connection may well be correct.
On this page I found the images with a watermark on the bottom right, where it's all pixelated on other versions: http://shewalkssoftly.com/2012/01/31/desktop-goodies-8/
The URL in the watermark is http://www.weibo.com/taiwanisaac.
You can't browse the blog without a Weibo account, which may be why Google didn't find this particular image there.
#11 By: Cary Allen, December 16th, 2013 14:07
She favors that sort of skeletal imagery, and really knows how to put on a show.
#12 By: Dj Hatfield, December 16th, 2013 16:30
It might be right, but you've misspelled her name. If it's A-Mei, then you would want to refer to her either as Chang Hui-Mei (her formal name in Chinese), A-Mei (her stage name / name by which most of us Mandopop loving souls call her), or Amit (her name in her people's own language--A-Mei is of the Pinyunaman group, who are Taiwanese indigenous people)
#13 By: Cary Allen, December 16th, 2013 20:16
Is Chang the Taiwan romanization of 張? I'm used to Zhang, but always get tripped up with the awkward spellings when trying to render characters into alphabet in the various systems.
#14 By: Chentzilla, December 17th, 2013 07:14
[Lame Daenerys Targaryen reference.]
#15 By: Alice Weir, December 17th, 2013 09:26
A) Don't care.
C) Both A and B.
#16 By: Cory Doctorow, December 20th, 2013 21:12
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