"Quite suddenly and simply by chance, I once met a bizarre lady while taking tea with some friends in London.
She arrived wearing black velvet from head to foot, her mouth painted blood red, and carrying a very tall umbrella with a decorated handle. And, you must understand, this ensemble was being worn in the middle of the day.
This picturesque ruin of a woman was very tall and thin, and gave the impression of formidable strength. It was then I was introduced to the Marchesa Luisa Casati for the first and last time.
She made her entrance into that room looking wonderful and saying very little. She wasn’t beautiful— she was spectacular. Here was a woman possessing a presence one would never forget.” —Quentin Crisp
3:53 am • 23 juillet 2014 • 29 notes
Here we see that Amazona’s first visit to Man’s World is going swimmingly.
—"Amazona the Mighty Woman" in Planet Comics #3 (1940) by Wilson Locke
4:47 am • 22 juillet 2014 • 57 notes
The right of way.
Joseph Pennell, from Cycling, by William Coutts Keppel Earl of Albemarle and George Lacy Hillier, London, 1889.
(The idea for this ongoing series of posts on cycling was suggested by toutplacid — and a great idea that was)
4:10 am • 22 juillet 2014 • 82 notes
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our life.”
— Unknown (via elige)
(Source : onlinecounsellingcollege, via hobbitkaiju)
3:58 am • 22 juillet 2014 • 18 590 notes
What didn’t kill me made me feel like a piece of shit for months.
except for years
(Source : sarabatikha)
8:01 am • 29 juin 2014 • 76 331 notes
Yet another revolution!
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.
5:49 am • 28 juin 2014 • 129 notes