1. Mostly Louboutins, I believe. I adore the third pair.

    (Source: fetishmode, via hollyandvice)

  2. I thought today would be a rare no-cycling day, allowing me to wear a tailored pencil skirt. It now seems that I have to bike 8 miles to pick up stuff from my old flat, therefore will need to change. So it goes. 

  3. littlehorrorshop:

    Clara Bow in Wings, 1927

    (via alwaysalreadyangry)


  4. Let’s Make Fun Of: Anthropologie Furniture


    I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).

    They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.

    If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:


    1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening


    2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring


    3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)

    Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?

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  5. I am a literal bluestocking today. In keeping with this theme in my life, if I was a superhero I’d wear an armoured black bodysuit, dark blue over-the-knee boots, and an optional tweed cape for the colder months.

  6. ridiculousinpiccadilly:




    3 different Lucy Lawless 

    I’ll take them all. Please.

    this woman is a goddess

    Lucy Lawless? No, I think you meant Lucy Flawless.

    (Source: gallery.lucy-lawless.org, via giandujakiss)

  7. katzenfabrik:



    Luisa Casati with a greyhound by Giovanni Boldini, 1908.

    A classmate of mine based her final collection on the life of this lady. It turned out wonderful.

    Wow, what a fascinating life she had — I’ve only skimmed her wiki page, but it looks like there is much more out there to read about her. This looks like a good biography.

    From the link above, here are some photos of Valeria Marquisa’s millinery collection, The 5 Ages of La Marchesa Casati: Das Fest, Séance, all five hats together. They’re marvellous.

  8. atelierentomologica:

    Cicada brooch by Boucheron, 1890’s. Plique-à-jour enamel, sapphires, diamonds and crysoberyl.

    (Source: collectingfinejewels.com, via pippibluestocking)

  9. jeannepompadour:

    "Lotte" by Christian Schad, 1927

    (via femmedandy)

  10. Art by Owen Carson
    That's right, I drew a Solarpunk punk
    Lolita Nouveau!
    Art by Imperial Boy
    Mucha drew a loooot of topless ladies in flowy half-garments, so I decided to put a similiar kind of thing on a guy
    The Cosmovitral in Mexico



    Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

    Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

    A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

    With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

    Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

    So here are some buzz words~

    Natural colors!
    Art Nouveau!
    Handcrafted wares!
    Tailors and dressmakers!
    Stained glass window solar panels!!!
    Education in tech and food growing!
    Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
    Solar rooftops and roadways!
    Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
    Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
    No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
    Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

    Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

    (((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

    Oh, I *like* this :D