From Imgur: “This kid at my school makes his own scale mail, wears it to school, and refuses to take it off when asked by the teachers.” Among the comments: “It protects his virginity,” “You’re all laughing now, but wait until the school band starts playing ‘The Rains of Castamere,’” and “The teachers must know resistance is Feudal.” I think he looks AWESOME. Shine on, kid.
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That’s me having a quiet moment with the legendary Deven Green. The picture is slightly blurry, but then I look my best when things are slightly blurry. I’m only sorry you can’t see the amazing detailing on her outfit. Bitch JUST SHOWED UP in full Victorian mourning drag. She wasn’t a paid extra. There was no Deven Green photo booth. She just went through her closet and thought “What shall I wear to tonight’s party?” And THAT’S what she came up with. Love that. God bless her. (Actually, it wasn’t quite as simple as that. She worked very closely with designer/stylist/and hair specialist David Marvel to create the look. It took hours and hours, but it was TOTALLY WORTH IT). I’m wearing a belted cloak, btw, that I got from a design student in Madrid. Fabulous, flowing, and oh-so Christmasy, don’t you think?
A Japanese samurai in colorful armor (that looks like an old Kenzo sweater from the ’80s I once had) by Baron Raimund Von Stillfried, circa 1865–1875. I love the chonmage hairdo where the front of the head is shaved while the remaining mullet is bound up in a bun or topknot to keep a samurai’s helmet on his head. As a man whose receding hairline left him with few options, I’m thinking we should bring this look back.
From Wikipedia: “Geneviève ‘Ginette’ Lantelme (born Mathilde Fossey; 1887-1911) was a French actress, socialite and courtesan, best known as the mistress of Alfred Edwards, from whose yacht she fell to her death in July 1911. At fourteen she was one of the lures at her mother’s brothel, but soon became an acclaimed Paris actress. Theatregoers savoured her reputation for enjoying the bodies of men and women with equal pleasure: her languid slouch was imitated by other Parisian vamps. Misia, Edwards’ wife, was extremely jealous of her husband’s mistress, and said in her memoirs ‘I had contrived to get a photograph of Lantelme; it adorned my dressing-table, and I made desperate efforts to look like her, dress my hair in the same way, wear the same clothes.’ Marcel Proust used this as the model for Gilberte’s jealousy of Rachel and Saint-Loup in À la recherche du temps perdu.”
From Daily Mail: “Street blogging may be considered to be a modern phenomenon, but a series of images unearthed by Kensington and Chelsea Libraries prove that the practice may date as far back as the early 1900’s. The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch, which give an amazing insight into the street style of the woman of London and Paris over a century ago. Sambourne’s beautiful street photography captures the casual side of Edwardian fashion in a manner which is rarely seen.”
FAAAABULOUS. Loveitneeditwantit. The world’s oldest purse (circa 2,500 BC) may have been discovered at an excavation site Leipzig, Germany. Although the leather or fabric has long since disappeared, the gorgeous row after row of studded dog teeth remain. Yes, apparently dog tooth accessories were all the rage among among Stone Age fashionistas. And while I’m not suggesting we start harvesting them from our pets JUST YET, I do think they add a certain barbaric je ne sais quoi to one’s overall look, and it might be a style worth reviving. It’s macabre yet playful. Vintage yet oh-so-modern-looking. Perhaps today’s designers could just use doggie false teeth for the same effect. Just an idea. (via National Geographic)
Christopher Plummer as the Incan ruler Atahuallpa in The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969). I like the above-the-calflets he’s sporting. (via blitzkriegblop)