I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned

that I’ve moved my beauty blog to blogspot: auxiliary beauty. I got my first spam comment last night, so I know I’ve made it.

Essie Play Date: lighthearted purple for a gloomy day.

Essie Play Date: lighthearted purple for a gloomy day.

geisha-kai:

Tea ceremony of Miyako Odori 2014: charming maiko Mamefuji san with sakura kanzashi by @mashmash02 on Instagram

geisha-kai:

Tea ceremony of Miyako Odori 2014: charming maiko Mamefuji san with sakura kanzashi by @mashmash02 on Instagram

chronicpnin:

modernfoppery:

velogiraffe:

velvethatlady:

mycallousalice:

Say what?! A new film written by Emma Thompson about Effie Gray, a child-bride who fights to be released from her loveless marriage to John Ruskin (played by GREG WISE, Thompson’s real-life husband) to be with John Everett Millais, another famous artist?

There is literally nothing about this film that makes me want to not see it. THE BEST NEWS!

I mean, the last film I saw that Thompson wrote was Sense and Sensibility (the best one where she stars with Kate Winslet, Greg Wise and Alan Rickman)—this is a woman who knows how to write movies to be rewatched obsessively.

Effie Gray is coming to theatres in 2014. 

So looking forward to this!

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grits… teeth…

i reeeeally don’t want this to be another omg pubes historimyth because not only does it totally misconstrue Victorian sexuality and sexualities but it places gray in the position of being rescued~ from one man by. another man. one is the villain and one is the liberator an we don’t hear much about gray between the two of them

yes, this is all unfortunately true. :/ we will just have to see.

velogiraffe:

velvethatlady:

mycallousalice:

Say what?! A new film written by Emma Thompson about Effie Gray, a child-bride who fights to be released from her loveless marriage to John Ruskin (played by GREG WISE, Thompson’s real-life husband) to be with John Everett Millais, another famous artist?

There is literally nothing about this film that makes me want to not see it. THE BEST NEWS!

I mean, the last film I saw that Thompson wrote was Sense and Sensibility (the best one where she stars with Kate Winslet, Greg Wise and Alan Rickman)—this is a woman who knows how to write movies to be rewatched obsessively.

Effie Gray is coming to theatres in 2014. 

So looking forward to this!

EVERYONE I KNEW IN COLLEGE NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS POST

I AM PAYING ATTENTION

I really like my eye makeup today. (Inner eyelid: left-hand side of NARS Habanera duo; outer eyelid: NARS Lhasa.)

I really like my eye makeup today. (Inner eyelid: left-hand side of NARS Habanera duo; outer eyelid: NARS Lhasa.)

invisiblestories:

The green line, Beirut (via)

I feel conflicted by my attraction to images like these. I’m very interested in dilapidated architecture and post-apocalyptic fantasies, and I’ve read probably too many blogs by expatriates living in Japan who seek out haikyo, Japanese for “ruins”: abandoned hotels, houses, and theme parks that instead of being demolished have been left to decay. I was disturbed by one blogger’s observation that a certain amusement park was not quite a haikyo yet, because people still visited it occasionally, “but give it a few years.” And then it will be worthy of our notice, was the implication. It was as if he had forgotten that Japan itself wasn’t a ruin, that most of its buildings were functional and most of its people weren’t anonymous ghosts.

When I take the train south to Washington, D.C., I’m always arrested by the melancholy beauty of the ruined buildings between Trenton and Philadelphia: vast brick edifices, some retaining traces of painted advertisements or Art Deco embellishments, all dark and abandoned and covered with graffiti. It’s too easy to forget that the social and economic forces that made those buildings into ruins operate on people, too. And when writing post-apocalyptic fiction, it’s too easy to forget that most people take no aesthetic pleasure in the ruins of their society.

ladycrappo:

Candy-colored roses. Stay tuned for a rose-painting tutorial!


Artistic Element Tattoo in Yucaipa CA tattoo done by Whitney Lenox 

Artistic Element Tattoo in Yucaipa CA tattoo done by Whitney Lenox 

(Source: fuckyeahtattoos)

bodyfluids:

Naomi Campbell in "The First Lady Of Fashion" for W November 2013, ph. Willy Vanderperre 

bodyfluids:

Naomi Campbell in "The First Lady Of Fashion" for W November 2013, ph. Willy Vanderperre