Being Lara Bingle: Recent Episode reveals Bingle’s interest for Skulls

24/7/12 – Skull cake makes a special appearance at Bingle’s 25th Birthday Party. 

While watching ‘Being Lara Bingle’ on television, skulls were used for Lara’s 25th Birthday. Lara Bingle is an Australian Promo Model who features in a reality television show with her brother Josh, her mum Shannon and her manager, Hermione. The television is program is quite humorous and Bingle appears to be an adventurous sort of person.

In the latest episode, Joshua Bingle visits a cake store and speaks to an employee who begins to sketch an image of a skull for Lara’s birthday cake. At the birthday dinner, skulls are used as decorations for the tables and there are literally skulls in every space or corner. Lara Bingle also received a giant skull birthday cake, which is adorned with pink and red butterflies.

I didn’t really expect Lara to actually have an interest for skulls, which invites one to speculate whether the skull is only seen as a popular trend or icon. The image of the skull has really reached the limit and even Lara Bingle’s 25th birthday party demonstrates an ongoing fascination with the skull in the consumer culture.

While watching Lara Bingle’s birthday dinner, the skull became another image that has been used for glamour and high fashion. The commercialisation of the skull may diminish its connection with the subject of death, which may cause the skull to become another commodity that is lost in a society that is heavily engrossed with mass consumption. How far does one need to go to find a connection with death?

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8 responses to “Being Lara Bingle: Recent Episode reveals Bingle’s interest for Skulls

  • shirley

    i did too watch that episode and her friend/manager, Hermione, gave her a framed picture of dead roses which Lara “loves”. Perhaps Lara is into things like skulls and dead roses and maybe it’s a coincidence that skulls are a trend at the moment. Even though the trend is overdone and may diminish the symbolic meaning of skulls, I’m quite happy with the trend because it’s easier for me to get my hands on cheaper skull pieces that aren’t too big and masculine (large rings never fit me). But it’s a great piece of commentary you have there 💀

    • Black Calavera

      Hey thanks for the comment. You’ve made some very interesting points. The skull does appear to be everywhere at the moment, although for my research I’ve been trying to discover what it is about the skull that is so popular. I still purchase items with the skull, although I do believe that the symbolic meaning has been lost through commercialism. On the other hand, yes the globalisation of the skull definitely makes it more accessible to a mass market. Would you say the skull is too big and masculine? ohh by the way how do you make one of those emoticons? 🙂

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