Setting- Paying for newspapers at a market stand.
Guy: Hey, I like your mehndi.
Guy: I tried it once. On my back.
Guy: It reminds me of what's-her-name... um... you know. Red hair. In the bible. Jesus's girlfriend.
Me: Mary Magdalene?
Guy: Yeah! You look like her.
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An odd comparison to make.... but I do love your mehndi!
So cute your blog¡¡¡¡¡
what is the difference between calling it henna and mehndi?
I just wanted to say Mary Magdalene was not Jesus´s girlfriend.
That´s something Dan Brown invented when he wrote "The Da Vinci Code".
i love inner glimpes of la femme's every day world. it is as glamorous and bright as i imagined.
susie: that's what I thought!
yetunde: Henna is the plant (later the dye). Mehndi is the application of the dye to create designs on skin.
anon: Thanks for pointing that out. I understand that unkind rumours were spread about her by male followers, jealous of her closeness with him.
theue: That's very flattering. You might not think that if you saw me at my day jobs, but thank you :)
-h of cc: ...and strange!
I bet you never saw it yourself. Look in the mirror and think....I belong on a tapestry.
I love your mehndi, where did you get it?
I first saw an example of this when my aunt travelled home from Morocco (she lived there for 10 years) for her sister-in-law's wedding. Apparently, it is traditional for the bride and attendants to have it done before the wedding. As I recall, it lasted a few weeks before fading.
LOL i love this story :D
hi! how are you doing?! wow.. your mehndi looks so intricate and pretty. I am just curious?... do you have red hair? if you do.. that is so cool!
always workoholic ! lol
by the way, if you are a fan of Sex and the City / Sarah Jessica Parker, i just met her this week in Paris and did some great shots.
of course i put the photos on my blog ! héhé
enjoy and let's keep in touch and even switching links
street style romancer in Paris
This reminds me of the henna Indian women put on their hands and feet before they get married.
oh god, it looks absolutely beautiful.
I've always wanted this kind of art on me, specifically wrapping around my wrists..beautiful work
that´s so amazing!
I miss getting henna, I used to have a friend do it all the time. it looks great on you.
oh so glamorous mehndi mistress
It is splendid blog. I am studied.
Please link to this site.
meretrix - yes, i like it! a clever link between the title and content!
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