Video 30 Sep 1,246 notes

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Animated Graphite Self-Portrait by T.S. Abe

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UK-based fashion illustrator and designer T.S. Abe created this fantastic animated self-portrait from a series 15 individual graphite drawings. Abe says this is the first in a series of moving portraits she intends to draw and also mentions this is her first foray into animation. You can follower her most recent work on Tumblr.

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Video 30 Sep 28,676 notes

liltale-calo-a-lomino:

Remus Lupin and marauders

Based on the book “Harry Potter” (J.K.Rowling) 

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Photo 30 Sep 637 notes kateordie:

rorart:

some mermaid alien queen and a deadly space bandit who steals hearts (and all ur money)

Yes yes good

kateordie:

rorart:

some mermaid alien queen and a deadly space bandit who steals hearts (and all ur money)

Yes yes good

Video 27 Sep 82,570 notes

finkspiration:

GASP

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Photo 27 Sep 16,588 notes llesim:

weirdo kitties II.

llesim:

weirdo kitties II.

Photo 26 Sep 647 notes sinobug:

Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)  The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.   They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.  by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr. Pu’er, Yunnan, China  See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

sinobug:

Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)

The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.

Dragonhead Caterpillar

They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

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Photo 26 Sep 199,213 notes beckpoppins:

mumblingsage:

yamino:

iamingrid:

yamino:

omgthatdress:

Half-Mourning Dress
1910-1912
The Victoria & Albert Museum

What’s a “half-mourning” dress?  Mourning in the front, party in the back?

Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning. 
Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.

That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:


I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.

The sexy version is not that big a flight of fancy as you may imagine. Victorian and Edwardian erotica, romance fiction, and even comics were flush with the idealized sexy widow. She stayed in line with virtues of the perfect Edwardian woman, modest, maternal, devoted wife, and virgin till marriage BUT she had the forbidden sexuality of having already laid with a man and had an air of experience about her as well as usually having far more cash and property then her virgin first wife counterpart. The widow’s weeds themselves  took on an almost fetish-like following that we associate with say, retro nurses uniforms. Full mourning required that women be left alone, unspoken too and untouched by everyone except for those closest to her, making her a forbidden fruit. Women at the time worried about their white petticoats poking out of dresses so for the first time in western history black underwear came into fashion first for widows and slowly they became a bit of an erotic novelty (that we still see a major influence of today). Half mourning was just as exciting because not only were women wearing purples, navy, wine, and greys as well as jewelry, but they were once again members of society while still not being remarried. Men at the theater would gawk and stare and single woman, so close to being someone who would be a wife again so soon. This time period also gave us one of underwear’s sexiest novelties, the merry widow corset, which is still bought today.

beckpoppins:

mumblingsage:

yamino:

iamingrid:

yamino:

omgthatdress:

Half-Mourning Dress

1910-1912

The Victoria & Albert Museum

What’s a “half-mourning” dress?  Mourning in the front, party in the back?

Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning. 

Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.

That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:

image

I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.

The sexy version is not that big a flight of fancy as you may imagine. Victorian and Edwardian erotica, romance fiction, and even comics were flush with the idealized sexy widow. She stayed in line with virtues of the perfect Edwardian woman, modest, maternal, devoted wife, and virgin till marriage BUT she had the forbidden sexuality of having already laid with a man and had an air of experience about her as well as usually having far more cash and property then her virgin first wife counterpart. The widow’s weeds themselves  took on an almost fetish-like following that we associate with say, retro nurses uniforms. Full mourning required that women be left alone, unspoken too and untouched by everyone except for those closest to her, making her a forbidden fruit. Women at the time worried about their white petticoats poking out of dresses so for the first time in western history black underwear came into fashion first for widows and slowly they became a bit of an erotic novelty (that we still see a major influence of today). Half mourning was just as exciting because not only were women wearing purples, navy, wine, and greys as well as jewelry, but they were once again members of society while still not being remarried. Men at the theater would gawk and stare and single woman, so close to being someone who would be a wife again so soon. This time period also gave us one of underwear’s sexiest novelties, the merry widow corset, which is still bought today.

Video 26 Sep 12,232 notes

davidesky2:

An Indian version of The Golden Compass by Assaf Horowitz, via Character Design Page.

Photo 26 Sep 96 notes blackcoffeecinnamon:

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
Illustration from Elves and Fairies (1916)

blackcoffeecinnamon:

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Illustration from Elves and Fairies (1916)

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Photo 26 Sep 267 notes nataliakoptseva:

Jan van Huysum - Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase (detail)

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Jan van Huysum - Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase (detail)

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Video 26 Sep 6,580 notes
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Photo 26 Sep 6,499 notes 
La Muerte Enamorada (Death in Love) by Chema Gil Ramirez
La Muerte Enamorada (Death in Love) by Chema Gil Ramirez

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Photo 26 Sep 9,289 notes

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Photo 26 Sep 42,318 notes

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