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Apr

(Source: dreaming-gypsies)


Louise Ebel for Pauline Darley

Louise Ebel for Pauline Darley

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uselessbodyclub:

Ok really if you see rhetoric like “examine why you don’t want to sleep with this person” as anything less than manipulative and rapacious, you need to step back.

People’s boundaries are not a debate club. Someone’s “no” is not the beginning of a political, intellectual, or interpersonal negotiation—it is the end; it is the final word, the only respectful response to which is acceptance.

strictsoup:

mori

strictsoup:

mori

King of France:
and why the fuck would we send money and assistance to those resisting their sovereign??
Advisor:
well it would be a big 'fuck you' to England
King of France:
send funds to America

cyberunfamous:

I just want to write myself a world and go live in it 

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fripperiesandfobs:

Cocktail dress ca. 1950
From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

fripperiesandfobs:

Cocktail dress ca. 1950

From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

21

Apr

killakamila:

Hobbies… I have a lot of those. My first attempt at insect display domes. I found the wasps and wasp nest myself by my mother’s house. I have A LOT more bugs to display but got 2 done for tonight. #hobbies #hobby #bugs #bees #wasps #butterfly #insects #moth #moss #nature #flowers #butterflies #domes #display #displaydomes #monarch #victorian #collection #beautiful

killakamila:

Hobbies… I have a lot of those. My first attempt at insect display domes. I found the wasps and wasp nest myself by my mother’s house. I have A LOT more bugs to display but got 2 done for tonight. #hobbies #hobby #bugs #bees #wasps #butterfly #insects #moth #moss #nature #flowers #butterflies #domes #display #displaydomes #monarch #victorian #collection #beautiful

tiny-librarian:

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea gown, with its light corseting and bustle is a more fashionable adaptation of the Aesthetic style. An unusually early, and quite beautiful, example of Liberty clothing, it is executed in the company’s distinctive light and supple silks. With its simple adornment and pale colors, it stands in marked contrast to the heavily embellished, confining, vividly colored costumes of the day. This style of dress became particularly popular as at-home wear because it was both comfortable and appropriate for greeting visitors.
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tiny-librarian:

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea gown, with its light corseting and bustle is a more fashionable adaptation of the Aesthetic style. An unusually early, and quite beautiful, example of Liberty clothing, it is executed in the company’s distinctive light and supple silks. With its simple adornment and pale colors, it stands in marked contrast to the heavily embellished, confining, vividly colored costumes of the day. This style of dress became particularly popular as at-home wear because it was both comfortable and appropriate for greeting visitors.

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