Posts tagged Aesthetics.
Detail of a moiré silk-overlayaid and machine lace-trimmed skirt, lined with satin. Designer unknown, c. 1885.
“May Littledale (née Primrose) wore this romantic ball gown shortly after her marriage to Henry Littledale in 1885. Unfortunately she did not have long to enjoy it as she died in a riding accident the following year…
During this period drapery was often composed of separate pieces mounted onto the foundation skirt rather than being formed by the cut of the skirt. Here, a small cushion sewn into the back of the waist and a stiffened lining pulled into shape by tapes help the skirt project behind while remaining flat in front…”
(Source: Victoria & Albert Museum Collections)
Gia was fantastic when she hit. She came to town and I thought instantly, ‘Oh wow! Boy? Girl?’ I’ve always been fascinated by Garbo and the way she looked in men’s suits. Gia had that same androgynous quality. There was something different about her, a toughness but a vulnerability. I don’t know one photographer who saw her and didn’t want to photograph her instantly. She was a very special young woman who had a very short modeling career. She made it short because she couldn’t handle it. She had a terrific struggle all her life. We lost Gia to drugs.
Anonymous asked: can you elaborate on that tweet?
It was inspired by me going through this girls Tumblr, as I had a feeling she would post a lot of content that catered to femininity the way I’ve always happened to prefer it. Lace, stockings, corsets, elaborate, painstakingly beautiful eyeshadow, various rich tones of lipstick, legs for miles. Her entire Tumblr was dedicated to that Dita von Teese style, but taken to the next level. I then got to romanticizing women that are done up in that way, as I used to do something that - which, while different - was also so focused on detail orientation, and I did it for myself, not for any dude. I loved fashion way before I was ever even closed to being dickmatized by the opposite gender.
By now I understand completely what your average, run-of-the-mill (hell, even fairly sophisticated) straight man likes in a woman’s physical appearance. I think it’s so quaint when a guy I’m talking to suddenly leans in closer to me and goes, “I love your sense of fashion. But you know what would really be hot?” Motherfucker, did I ask for your goddamn opinion? I find it real rich when a dude has the audacity to tell me how to dress when the brother couldn’t dress himself to save his entire family’s life from an impending slaughter. Men have such a stock on how a woman “Should Dress” in society, so when I see women taking control of their beauty routine and doing something unique with it (and beautifully so, in my opinion), I have such raging lady lust for them. Though I know most men wouldn’t find it attractive, but God. Fuck them.
How can you get your hair like this? Maybe with rollers? Curling irons don’t work for me and take forever anyway. I have long, thick brown hair just like this and want to do it! ugh
Have you tried hot rollers?
I have, I just think I get very impatient and take them out too early maybe? It takes a century to do all my hair and then I have to take them out probably too soon to go somewhere. I’ll give them a try and keep them in for longer.
I have really fine hair, so I’m not the best person to give you advice haha. But when I use hot rollers, I let them heat up for 15-20 minutes, then I put them in my hair and take them out when they are completely not hot anymore. I’m not sure if you tried sponge rollers yet, but they may be your best bet if you wear them overnight.
It could be I don’t let them get hot enough. I will have to give it a try maybe today since I’m not doing anything that I know of. I’ve never tried sponge rollers but have wanted to ever since I got interested in trying vintage hair styles. I’ve done pin curls overnight before and they are usually a hit or miss with me, one time my hair came out looking like shirley temple and it lasted forever! Thanks! Giving hot rollers a try. I’ll post a photo if I can get it looking half way decent haha.
Have you tried doing rag curls overnight? You can usually get a pretty tight curl with them but your hair probably won’t look like this until a day later.
I’m definitely thinking this is the masterful work of a thick, rod curling iron. I personally put velcro rollers in my hair after blowing drying and leave it in for 10-15 minutes, but that gives me more sweeping curls instead of this gorgeous Southern Belle business. To get hair like this I would recommend starting halfway down the length of your hair instead of the scalp, because then you get that Shirley Temple effect. You can still see the straight pieces in the bottom middle part of her hair. Hair spray would definitely be necessary if you have naturally fine hair
“Your face is supposed to move if you’re going to act. Why on earth would you take a violin and make the strings so that they don’t vibrate? Injecting something in to your face so it’s paralysed, or cutting bits of it up so that you take any signs of life out of it is catastrophic if you’re going to express yourself in any way at all.”
Guys complain when girls put on too much makeup because they’re ‘fake’ but they don’t take a second look at girls without makeup.
*overly dramatic sigh*
^^ THIS IS NOT TRUE. ^^
Ladies, makeup or no makeup, guys are not looking at you because you’re probably a miserable human being. Thinking things like that projects a very negative vibe, which yes, is easily identifiable. Cakeface or not - if you suck, you suck. The end.
If I had an applause GIF on this computer, I would be using the fuck out if it right now. Agreed 100%. If you want guys to look at you, SMILE. Stand up straight. Be positive. Get your hair out of your face and walk like you know where you’re going. It makes all the difference. Ugh.
Men are just ignorant to these kinds of details in general (for the most part). Of course they like makeup. They don’t like bright lips, lipgloss, or colorful bullshit and/or raccoon eyes, but they appreciate that matte look with everything properly powdered in its right place and with well selected natural tones enhancing the right areas. They just don’t understand that a natural, subtle look is what make up is actually for and take all the instances where a girl looks like she’s wearing a lot of make up as apart of the whole ordeal, when it isn’t.