Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Islero", The "Manolete" Editorial, Part 3.

It is well documented that Manolete was thinking about retiring not long before his final battle. He was exhausted of  demanding schedule, long lived rivalry with the Mexican matador ,Carlos Arruza, and his rivalry  with brave young bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguin, who often challenged him publically. The relationship with Sino was also a struggle because Manolete's own family refused to accept her. She was not welcomed...
 Several days before August 28th it was announced that Manolete will be fighting at Linares Bullring along with Gitanillo de Triana and Luis Miguel Dominguin. The public was beyond excited, afterall, it was announced that Manolete will be fighting against fierce bulls of Miura. On the chosen day, in unbearable hit,  10,500 people fill the ring with great expectation for the corrida to come. After a brilliant "faena" with the previous bulls, the time came  for Manolete to fight the fifth Miura bull. His name was Islero, furious, powerful, fierce bull with horrendous horns. It was immediately after the final act of "muleta"  when Islero dug his horn deep into the bullfighter’s right thigh. Manolete was carried out of the arena while the public went literally insane appalled by the devastating goring of their idol. But nobody was worrying just yet. Remember, Manolete was gored 11 times in his professional career and 11 times he made full recovery...
 I thought how difficult it must have been for him to be able to sustain so much pressure. It wasn't just about being a #1 bullfighter but, I believe, Manolete was also in search of the stability when it came to his beloved Sino. The situation with Sino was more exhausting than performing on the arena against the most powerful bulls of Spain because it involved Manolete's family...Next week I will be publishing the final part of Manolete editorial. Today I am leaving you with the hat I named "Islero" and wishing you wonderful weekend ahead.
Photographed by Ed Hafizov for "Anya Caliendo. Couture Millinery Atelier." Stylist - Anya Caliendo, Models - Anastasia Z and Dzmitry Patuk, Make Up Artist  - Roshar, Corset - Jane Woolrich Designs.

1 comment:

Tracy | Chief Princess said...

How did you make that hat Anya?? You're beyond talented.