The unlife and times of a elitist aesthetist

Hedy, 23, law student. I love history, fashion and hot dead guys.
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Sep

1950s Ceil Chapman cream silk polka dot dress (via)

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griruxx:

   “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)

griruxx:

   “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)

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Sep
telawrence:

Happy Birthday T.E. Lawrence, born August 16, 1888 in Tremadog, Wales. This is definitely one of my favorite photographs of him.

telawrence:

Happy Birthday T.E. Lawrence, born August 16, 1888 in Tremadog, Wales. This is definitely one of my favorite photographs of him.

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Sep
bremser:

Hugh Mangum, United States, ca. 1890-1922

bremser:

Hugh Mangum, United States, ca. 1890-1922

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Sep
flashofgod:

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, The Covenanter’s Tomb, 1846.

flashofgod:

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, The Covenanter’s Tomb, 1846.

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edwardian-time-machine:

Queen Maude of Norway’s Coronation Gown - detail - 1906 - by Vernon and Silkehuset.
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Queen Maude of Norway’s Coronation Gown - detail - 1906 - by Vernon and Silkehuset.

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Sep

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey Hepburn at The Flame Cinema in Rome for the Italian premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, November 17th, 1961.

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Aug
fewthistle:

The Eiffel Tower At Twilight. Paris. 1932
Photographer: Brassaï 

fewthistle:

The Eiffel Tower At Twilight. Paris. 1932

Photographer: Brassaï 

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Aug

jeannepompadour:

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

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Aug

glitterofthepast:

Princess Zinaida Nikolaevna Yussupova dressed in fancy gown for the 1903 Romanov Ball.

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