The unlife and times of a elitist aesthetist
Hedy, 23, law student. I love history, fashion and hot dead guys.
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1950s Ceil Chapman cream silk polka dot dress (via)
“One night while watching the stage I heard a dress rustle, and looking round beheld this bewitching Dresden figurine of 18th century Lady Teazle next to me. She saw my look of obvious admiration and smiled at me in her almost shy way as she smoothed the creases of her voluminous skirt. I gasped at the exquisite picture.
Suddenly the magic was shattered. Realising she had forgotten something important, she muttered angrily ‘SHIT!’ and rushed away to fix whatever it was. I grinned at the irony.” (John Barnard)
Happy Birthday T.E. Lawrence, born August 16, 1888 in Tremadog, Wales. This is definitely one of my favorite photographs of him.
Hugh Mangum, United States, ca. 1890-1922
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, The Covenanter’s Tomb, 1846.
Queen Maude of Norway’s Coronation Gown - detail - 1906 - by Vernon and Silkehuset.
Audrey Hepburn at The Flame Cinema in Rome for the Italian premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, November 17th, 1961.
The Eiffel Tower At Twilight. Paris. 1932
Byzantine costume from the 4th to the 6th century;
Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena, 4th century
"Churchgoer and Lady of rank", "Royal couple" and "Woman of rank and civil official", 4th century
"Gala Placida and Valentinian III" and"Byzantine couple", 5th century
"Empress Theodora" and "Courtiers", 6th century