Victorian Doctors (x)
this was the best though well done self on this perfect halloween costume
SO INTO THIS
Every time when I see intro from Teen Wolf I think Derek is baking when he’s angry…
thats the only reason he’s still alive
Felt so awesome with this outfit over the weekend <3
I wrote about why I’m obsessed with Temi DollFace’s video for her track Pata Pata. It’s visually delicious (retro fonts, playful + creative graphics, pastel palette) and conceptually seamless (structured around 50’s-style television advertising to housewives), but I love its substance too.
Temi combines a performance of tough/mean hyperfemininity with wide-eyed goofiness, with a range that reminds me a little of Beyoncé’s B.B. Homemaker. It also takes me back to that Jamaica Kincaid quote about her desire to be a woman that looks “proper, but not docile”…
There’s more detail in the post, but it’s great to see a black woman artist feeling license with the retro look. Mainstream treatments of the early-to-mid-1900s give the impression that only white women existed in glamorous spaces or pin-up culture (with white American nostalgia fed by shows like Man Men). Although spaces on tumblr like Black Vintage or Nigeria Nostalgia Project do great work contesting that erasure, I love how this video brings the glamorous women pictured on those blogs to life for a contemporary audience.
For his recently published picture book Freckles (Splice Pictures Publishing), the Swiss photographer Reto Caduff has taken pictures of freckled women all over Europe. His pictures prove: freckles are beautiful. Don’t hide yourself in the shade! I think what I love about this the most is the vast diversity of people who are blessed with freckles. (x)
I have always wanted super prominent freckles. So beautiful!
Nicki understand color theory so well it makes me want to crawl in my closet.
Look how many pinks shades LOOK HOW MANY.
Fran, from Strictly Ballroom. I just really like this movie, okay? Okay.
“A life lived in fear is a life half lived”—I actually like the spanish better for using the active verb form “to live.” It’s more like “to live in fear is to half-live,” as Fran says in ze film.