September242014
“I feel all shadows of the universe multiplied deep inside my skin.” Virginia Woolf, From a diary entry dated 5 November 1931

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9AM

Jan Oostman - Sunglasses - 1965

Jan Oostman - Sunglasses - 1965

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9AM
fuckyeahtattoos:

Sri Yantra symbolizing Heaven, Earth, and Hell
Artist: Troy at Tattoo Eddies Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA

fuckyeahtattoos:

Sri Yantra symbolizing Heaven, Earth, and Hell

Artist: Troy at Tattoo Eddies Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA

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May292014

Jacqueline Marsel wearing a dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1951. Photo by Regina Relang.

Jacqueline Marsel wearing a dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1951. Photo by Regina Relang.

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12PM

Lois DeFee aka. “Queen Of The Amazons”
A beautiful promo photo from the early-1940’s.

Lois DeFee aka. “Queen Of The Amazons”

A beautiful promo photo from the early-1940’s.

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12PM

Cologne Cathedral, Germany (1248-1880)

Kolner Dom / Cologne Cathedral, Cologne (Köln), Germany

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12PM

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12PM

Greek Gold Wreath of Oak Leaves and Flowers, possibly from Attica, Greece, late 2nd - early 1st century BC
In ancient Greece,  oak leaves symbolized wisdom, and were associated with Zeus, who according to Greek mythology made his decisions while resting in an oak grove.
Gold wreaths such as this one derive their form from wreaths of real leaves worn in religious ceremonies or given as prizes in athletic and artistic contests. Because of their fragility, gold wreaths were probably not meant to be worn. They were dedicated to the gods in sanctuaries and placed in graves as funerary offerings. Although known in earlier periods, gold wreaths became much more frequent in the Hellenistic age, probably due in large part to the greatly increased availability of gold in the Greek world following the eastern conquests of Alexander the Great.

Greek Gold Wreath of Oak Leaves and Flowers, possibly from Attica, Greece, late 2nd - early 1st century BC

In ancient Greece,  oak leaves symbolized wisdom, and were associated with Zeus, who according to Greek mythology made his decisions while resting in an oak grove.

Gold wreaths such as this one derive their form from wreaths of real leaves worn in religious ceremonies or given as prizes in athletic and artistic contests. Because of their fragility, gold wreaths were probably not meant to be worn. They were dedicated to the gods in sanctuaries and placed in graves as funerary offerings. Although known in earlier periods, gold wreaths became much more frequent in the Hellenistic age, probably due in large part to the greatly increased availability of gold in the Greek world following the eastern conquests of Alexander the Great.

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12PM
Lana Turner for The Prodigal, 1955.

Lana Turner for The Prodigal, 1955.

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12PM

Billie Holiday, Paris. 1958.

Billie Holiday, Paris. 1958.

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