Saint-Emilion, France (by Glenn Marcus)
Ballerina Anna Pavlova in a Russian traditional headdress kokoshnik & Sasha Pivovarova wearing a headdress inspired by kokoshnik, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Paris-Moscow 2009
"The Kokoshnik is based on a construction of thick cloth or a wire frame, with varying degrees of ornamentation on top. The high arch of the hat extends down to the ears, or can continue into a veil or shawls with ribbons and bows flowing down over the neck and shoulders. Pearls were a favourite decoration for Kokoshniki, especially ones associated with wedding rituals. They are not meant for everyday use but for special occasions. There is some debate as to whether in their early days Kokoshniki could only be worn by married women, but it seems they were worn by unmarried women in time."
when youre wearin a cute outfit in winter and someone is like “aren’t you COLD” excuse me you are weak and your crops will never last the winter with that attitude
it is 6 hours until my birthday and apparently tumblr knows this because my entire dash is littered with cake and alcohol and like that is just not fair
i wanna look like someone who can cut you but still bakes cookies in her spare time
Almost a month later but whatevs!
Weeks Nov 4-8 & Nov 11-15
Highlights, 1: H&M floral dress, Massimo Dutti blouse, Free People lace skirt, Topshop kimono top
Highlights, 2: Topshop dress, vintage silk scarf, BaubleBar necklace, Victorian jacket, Urban Outfitters dropwaist dress, vintage peacock top
Sui He - Vogue China December 2013
Photographer: Mario Testino
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
OG Menswear Dog
Despite being the best dressed pooch on the internet, Menswear Dog is certainly not the first canine to don people clothes. Turns out, America has a century long obsession with dressing up their pets, and we’ve got nothing but respect for our four-legged forefathers.
Check out more mind-blowing vintage photos of dapper dogs over at io9.com
THE LION KING - Edie Campbell, Karen Elson, and a big cat called Atlas on the loose in Shotover House photographed by Tim Walker for LOVE Mag 5th Anniversary issue, #10 autumn-winter 2013.
How that simple dot at the end of the sentence became something you use to tell people you’re mad. Right. Now.
Here’s an example from an article in the New Republic:
On text and instant message, punctuation marks have largely been replaced by the line break. I am much more likely to type two separate messages without punctuation:
sorry about last night
next time we can order little caesars
Than I am to send a single punctuated message:
I’m sorry about last night. Next time we can order Little Caesars.
And, because it seems begrudging, I would never type:
sorry about last night.
next time we can order little caesars.
I talked about this in a post last year (Do you end a text with a period?), concluding that I use periods to varying degrees in text messages, sometimes for snark and especially when a textversation is longer (multiple sentences) or more formal. The comments/notes on that post, about other people’s text punctuation are also interesting. I wonder if anything has changed since then: feel free to check your own texts and report back!
I also liked the discussion of exclamation marks as a sincerity marker:
Nearly everyone has struggled to figure out whether or not a received message is sarcastic. So people began using exclamation points almost as sincerity markers: “I really mean the sentence I just concluded!” (This is especially true of exclamation points used in sequence: “Are you being sarcastic?” “No!!!!!”)
Especially in medium-formal emails, I often use exclamation marks to indicate cheerfulness or lightheartedness (compare “Looking forward to meeting you!” with “Looking forward to meeting you.”). Since emoticons aren’t quite acceptable in a more formal context, I end up using exclamation marks as a substitute when I want to make sure that I’m coming off as friendly.
A related phenomenon, I think, is the use of capitals and/or punctuation to indicate sarcasm. For example, notice the contrast between these two imagined texts:
don’t be late
we’ve got some very important people coming
don’t be late
we’ve got some Very Important People coming
In the second one, capitalizing Very Important People when it doesn’t need to be capitalized makes the sender seem sarcastic or at least as if they’re speaking with a raised eyebrow.
However, sometimes periods are also used for emphasis, and in combination with capitalization perhaps they cancel each other out and become sincere again. For example, I recently found myself saying the following, which is clearly sincere.
Best. Response. Ever.
On the other hand, I’ve noticed that text messages have gotten more likely to include apostrophes and capitals for things like proper names because our phones automatically fill them in, and it would be way too much effort to take them out. (This being said, I’ve trained my phone to use lowercase “internet” and non-hyphenated “email” because using the default versions made me feel like an old fogey.)