Pristine Lolita

guerlain:

Constellation of 69 bees, the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux”.
Sylvie Deschamps, Maître d’art, handcrafts “The Festive Attire”, “L’Habit de Fête”, a covering designed as an imperial coronation robe. 

guerlain:

Constellation of 69 bees, the symbol of the Empire and the emblem of the Guerlain family of “Eaux”.

Sylvie Deschamps, Maître d’art, handcrafts “The Festive Attire”, “L’Habit de Fête”, a covering designed as an imperial coronation robe. 

(via somevelvet-mourning)

Best Author-on-Author Insults in History

Virginia Woolf on James Joyce:

[Ulysses is] the work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.

Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling:

How to read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do.

H. G. Wells on George Bernard Shaw:

An idiot child screaming in a hospital.

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jane Austen:

Miss Austen’s novels . . . seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world.

William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway:

He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.

Ernest Hemingway on William Faulkner:

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?

W. H. Auden on Robert Browning:

I don’t think Robert Browning was very good in bed. His wife probably didn’t care for him very much. He snored and had fantasies about twelve-year-old girls.

Mark Twain on Jane Austen:

Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.

leahcultice:

 Lydia Beesley for How to Spend It Magazine May 2014

leahcultice:

 Lydia Beesley for How to Spend It Magazine May 2014

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lamorbidezza:

Tanya Dziahileva at John Galliano Fall 2009

lamorbidezza:

Tanya Dziahileva at John Galliano Fall 2009

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C.G. Jung, The Collected Works
gnossienne:

monstreux:

"The hair, styled by Guido Palau, was a masculine take on the 1920s shingle; a vampish, high-shine rigid style that referenced both Scott Fitzgerald and the well-tailored Englishman."
by Alina Negoita (http://sohodoll.tumblr.com/)

gnossienne:

monstreux:

"The hair, styled by Guido Palau, was a masculine take on the 1920s shingle; a vampish, high-shine rigid style that referenced both Scott Fitzgerald and the well-tailored Englishman."

by Alina Negoita (http://sohodoll.tumblr.com/)


Thomas Hudson, “Frances Courtenay, wife of William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay” (detail) (1745)
Konstantin Somov, “Evening Rendezvous” (c. 1920)
Jane Hirshfield, “Vinegar and Oil”