female historical characters + the four elements (insp)

elizabeth of york  |  marie antoinette  | |  eleanor of aquitaine  |  caterina sforza  | | elizabeth II   |  isabella of castile | | anne boleyn  |  mary I


Women Artists of the 18th Century [2/11] - Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Born in Paris in 1755, Madame Lebrun became a member of the Académie de Saint Luc aged nineteen. She is famed for her numerous portraits of Marie Antoinette and the French royal family, including the infamous ’La reine en gaulle’ portrait in 1783. After the French Revolution she worked in Italy, Austria and Russia painting nobility and royalty.


You Powers that smile on virtuous love,
O, sweetly smile on Somebody!
From every danger keep him free,
And send me safe my Somebody!

Robert Burns

For the sake o’ somebody

Marie Antoinette and Louis Joseph 

Catherine the Great and Anna Petrovna

Elizabeth Woodville and Thomas and Richard Grey

Alexandra Feodorovna and Alexey 


Oscars 2015 countdown - 22 days

Best Costume Design Winners (2000-present)
[Gladiator, Moulin Rouge!, Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The Aviator, Memoirs of a Geisha, Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Duchess, The Young Victoria, Alice in Wonderland, The Artist, Anna Karenina, The Great Gatsby]

fat-rip  asked:

any suggestions for good period movies? with the gowns and hair...

Yes of course😊

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Atonement (2007)

Becoming Jane (2007)

The young Victoria (2009)

The Duchess (2008)

A room with a view (1985)

Jane Eyre ( 2011)

Gone with the wind ( 1939)

Bright star (2009)

Vanity fair (2004)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Elizabeth (1998)

Belle (2013)

Mansfield park (1999)

Anna and the king (1999)

A royal affair (2012)

Northanger Abbey (2007)

The other Boleyn girl (2008)

An ideal husband ( 1999)

Chéri (2009)

The Phantom of the opera (2004)

The devils violinist ( 2013)

I hoped this helped. These are just a few of my favorites. 💛 have a beautiful day! ✨

@coffin-of-eternal-darkness, and all you guys as well! Yes. I know. I’m back… with anooother Elizabeth. I love this #elizabeth103 challenge. Sob, I have an addiction.

Meet number 94, Elizabeth Marie antoinette. An incredible abrasive and sheltered woman. When peasants came desperate for help she most certainly did the “let them eat cake.” response. She had no idea how the real world worked. Meliodas, a guard and confidant of her father is always near, and Elizabeth hates him at first sight. She was probable his least favorite, at first. Her tsundere attitude grows on him though. This Elizabeth couldnt care less about others she can’t see with her own two eyes; let the poor starve, who cares, where is my new dress? A very very very, very spoiled Elizabeth. Who gets a reality check when the people storm the castle.

Of course Meliodas saves her from the guilitine. He has to. But even as they are bolting out of the kingdom with her thrown over his shoulder, she’s still COMPLAINING. He finally says sorry and gags her as he pretty much ballerinas out of the way of spears and arrows.

Elizabeth103 Masterpost

Nr. 18: Elizabeth by @prince-of-wind 
Nr. 19 & 20: Betty & Elibba by @derierieri 
Nr. 33: Eli by @dragneelmedown 
Nr. 37: Queen Elizabeth Nefertiti by @extremelypoorperson 
Nr. 38: Vitthår by @blacksketchink 
Nr. 43: Lizzy by @wildspirit-draws-art 
Nr. 50: Beth by @delucilles 
Nr. 56: Robin Hood by @extremelypoorperson 
Nr. 62: Elizabeth by @frazil-silver 
Nr. 74: Elizabeth by @lanitaliya 
Nr. 83: Missy Elizabeth by @extremelypoorperson 
Nr. 90: Elizabeth by @carli113 (more art)
Nr. 94: Elizabeth Marie Antoinette by @extremelypoorperson 
Nr. 96: Elizabeth by @extremelypoorperson 
Nr. 100: Eliza by @delight-bunny (Fanfic by @derierieri)
Nr. 102: Beth by @julymarte
Nr. 105: Lizza by @our-yamie 

Nr. ?: Elli by @meliepie4life’s friend 
Nr. ?: Eli by @maybeishouldwait 
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @sososoome2 
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @maybeishouldwait 
Nr. ?: Betty by @pannt 
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @kriscentrics 
Nr. ?: Eliebi by @thugmuffinthegreat 
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @meliepie4life 
Nr. ? (around 30): Zab by @ladyguila (another pic, Fanfic by @derierieri)
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @demon-estarossa 
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @foxssinofgreed
Nr. ?: Izzy by @thesevendeadlysinsseries (Fanfic)
Nr. ?: Ealasaid by @mercurialvoid 
Nr. ?: Lizzy by @nightknight4 
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @maybeishouldwait 
Nr. ?: Lizzie by @bettybest2 (for some reason I can’t tag you, sorry ?_?)
Nr. ?: Elizabeth by @fluttering-fairy  


“Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in silk, and flattered by courtiers. But in the end, they spent long nights in dark prison towers and were marched to the scaffold where they surrendered their heads to the executioner.”

- Kris Waldherr

But, there was many other great Queens who reign for quite some time, known for their greatest success.  They didn’t lack in intelligence and elegance, but they made all future queens look up to them. Even though most of these queens didn’t had a happy ever after, but they shaped how society is today, and will forever be remembered for their excellence. 

“Before I became a feminist, I didn’t know that women have made significant contributions to history.” I see and hear this statement, or ones like it, all the time on this website and at the liberal college I attend. It’s usually followed up by stories about women soldiers or freedom fighters or spies or pirates or writers or computer technicians. It always leaves me just like:

Originally posted by gif-007

I mean, come one, guys, how did you not know that women have always played a significant role in history? Have you never heard of Queen Elizabeth? Marie Antoinette? Cleopatra? Queen Isabella? St. Joan of Arc? Betsy Ross? Molly Pitcher? Susan B. Anthony? Rosa Parks? None of them? It’s true that some of them played more significant roles than others, but I always thought that you couldn’t live in America, at any rate, without at least having heard these names before.

But you know what, I’m not really surprised by this level of (possibly intentional) ignorance. See, it’s an excuse to talk about women soldiers and freedom fighters and writers and so forth and so on, which is great. I applaud these women, or else I fear them as villains. Either way, I respect them. What I don’t respect is the opinion that these are the only women who shaped history. Or even that they’re the most influential women of history.

The reason I think that is because women who disguised themselves as men to fight a war aren’t the only people who sneaked into the armed forces. There were also plenty of men who were either too young or too old who did likewise. There are also many, many men who did not have to use trickery to serve their country. Most of these men did no less than any female soldiers; many did more. But we forget about them because a woman doing the exact same thing is somehow more impressive.

Honestly, I find that kind of condescending and completely opposed to equality. If you really want equality, there can’t be a curved grade. If you want superiority, you use a curved grade to give yourself all the advantages.

It’s also erasure of the women who didn’t choose and who don’t choose to fight or become scientists. They, too, have played a part in history. They held their families together and raised their children and went with their men to seek better fortunes. During wars, they worked the farms and the small businesses as well in order to keep a roof over their heads while their husbands and sons were fighting. No, you don’t get in the history books for doing stuff like that, but you do ensure that the history books are written. After all, you can work towards the future all you want, but it’s the people who live in the future who shape it, and it’s almost always the mothers of those people who shape them.

EXCLUSIVE: Our interview with Linda Preston, Reign' make-up artist

Via Twitter, we had the chance to talk to Linda Preston, Reign’ make-up artist, to be able to submit questions and curiosity. And she very kindly agreed. Thank you again and we also thank all those who have sent us questions:

1. How did you get this job on Reign team? Did you do some particular selection before to get that? - Steven

I have been working as a union makeup artist for 25 years and I interview for each job.  I work with 2 time Emmy award winning Hair-Jenny Arbour frequently.  We like to go in as a team, as makeup, hair and wardrobe really need to work well together.  Both Jenny and I have worked with the producers and directors previously on other TV series.  When we take on a job we try to put together a really great creative team who will work well together and collaborate.  In the makeup department I have Alessondra Bastianoni as my first assistant, Ashley Rocha as my second assistant and Jane Meade in charge of background actors.  In the hair department is Jenny Arbour- Department Head, Kelly Whetter is first assistant and Molly Adey is the second assistant with Nati Atuan with background.  Ashley Rocha had graduated from Complections Makeup School 3 years ago and I met her as a permit member on a daily call.  She came out to help on “ALPHAS” for a day.  I saw promise in her ability and hired her to assist on “REIGN”.  Ashley is the newest member in our union and the youngest at 22 years old.  She is working with us in the makeup trailer and is learning how a TV series really goes.  The 16 hour work days, nights, exterior locations…everything.

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