Friday, August 28, 2015

Alexa Chung style

Because which young blogger hasn't admired Alexa at some point?

Still thought her book was atrocious. All these people praising it, it was quite void of any real reflection? Fashion has so much potential to do so much more, but it likes its place in the ivory tower, looking down at the unstyled masses

All pictures from Pinterest


Monday, August 17, 2015

Natalie Portman: Harper's Bazaar

Natalie Portman looking incredible in Dolce and Gabbana FW 2015

Harper's Bazaar August 2015, you have done an excellent job! All the colours are spot on for this photoshoot, what a stunning dress!

Pics from Harper's Bazaar


Black and white beauties

Frida Kahlo, dynamic in pictures! What a life!

Audrey Hepburn (above and below) and her beloved deer Ip

Anna May Wong, breathtakingly beautiful!

Ziggy and Iggy

Martha Graham

Mia Farrow

Ingrid Bergman and Isabella Rosellini

Lady Ottoline Morrell

Theda Bara

All pictures sourced from Pinterest, just type in the name!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bowie paper dolls

More Bowie paper dolls here! what a fantastical collection! I love this post for all its enthusiasm!

And just a picture of fantastic Mr Bowie with a fantastic Mr cake Source here


Witch trials

Witch trials are a particularly fascinating historical topic. We can look back now and think how un-scientific and ridiculous this must have been, this is the great thing about history, undoubtedly there will be things in our time that we find completely normal that future generations will look back on in wonder, asking why we bothered.

Below is a scene depicted in a pamphlet from the witch trials of Trier in Germany. They ran from 1581- 1593, and were one of the biggest witch trials in all of Europe.

Over 300 people died, but many guess that as many as 1000 people perished in these paranoid trials.

(Image source here)

And below is a monument in Vardo, Norway. in 1621, 91 people were killed. This memorial was opened in 2011. 

(Image source here)

What monuments to the pass shall our descendants erect for their ancestors I wonder

I freaking love history

EDIT: LAPHAM'S QUARTERLY (a wonderful treasure trove!) had this graphic, a brilliant way to make history fun and relevant: So you've been accused of witchcraft?! (click to enlarge)