a collection for the ages

i was browsing through some runway photos and thought this outfit from saint laurent fall ‘15 collection looked a bit too familiar??

most of the clothing was sold out ages ago but these are the average prices i managed to find, which means victor’s ep10 outfit is worth around 3300€ / $3500! the boy is loaded and i am not even surprised anymore

//EDIT: the sweater discourse inspired me to give video editing a try (x)

To be honest, the tumblr witchcraft community taught me more than any book on witchcraft I ever read.

with destiny 1 coming to its end I thought about some things

  • imagine guardians taking days off because they had hard matches in the crucible or hunters who were out in the wild for months. imagine them hanging around the tower in casual clothes, no armour, no weapons.
  •  imagine these guardians playing chess with their ghosts
  • imagine guardians decorating their rooms with useless stuff they find on patrol and have no idea what it actually is and these “souvenirs” come in all sizes and shapes - a warlock with a Rubik’s cube, having the thing solved in a few minutes, a titan who likes to collect historical pre golden age stuff, which consists of cds, smartphones and other electronical devices.
  • a hunter once brought a broken McDonald’s M sign they found under some ruins. it’s now hanging around in a small shop in the tower and nobody knows what it means.
  • imagine guardians falling asleep while the speaker holds one of his speeches and their friends keep poking them in the side so they stay awake 
  • imagine guardians taking naps, or generally sleeping, with their ghosts tucked right next to them.
  • imagine guardians looking for names with their ghosts together so they don’t have to call them just “ghost”
  • imagine guardians meeting the vanguard in their “free time” (aka running around the tower)  and actually having small, nice conversations with all three, not caring about their classes.
  • imagine a hunter who’s really passionate about science because why tf not talking with ikora about some bioluminescent “thing” they recently discovered in a hive hole.
  • imagine a warlock talking with zavala about how concerned they are about their people down in The Last City and how they must do anything to protect them.
  • imagine a titan making stupid bets with cayde about literally everything, going from who will do the best rankings in the crucible this week to “bet you could smack a thrall’s head off with a sniper rifle”
  • imagine guardians actually going down in the city and talking to the people they protect.
  • imagine guardians hanging out in the patrol zones, taking small breaks on an old skyscraper on earth or chilling in the ruins of a laboratory on Venus.
  •  imagine guardians star gazing
The Old Hollywood Boyfriend Collection

…because Hollywood’s Golden Age was full of glamour, great films, and a LOT of fuckable men. Lest we forget:

1) Clark Gable

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2) Gregory Peck

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3) Cary Grant

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4) Humphrey Bogart

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5) Paul Newman

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6) James Dean

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i’ve posted about 90 high-res screenshots of various places around skyhold, mostly focusing on solas’ rotunda and his murals, but with some detail shots also of dorian’s nook, vivienne’s nook, the inquisitor’s quarters, and the main hall (with the free marches decor).

feel free to use for any purpose idgaf. if you want to see something else let me know i don’t mind screencapping stuff. i have a complete collection so i can change the decor too.

props to bioware’s art department, there are so many gorgeous little details that most players will never ever see, like all the stained glass patterns. or for instance: did you ever notice those little mabari heads carved in the beam underneath solas’ desk? looks like it was made in ferelden.

The History Behind ‘The Woman in Gold’

Easily one of my favourite paintings, by one of my most favourite artists, Klimt’s painting ‘Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait’ is well-known for many reasons. Clearly seen it was created in Klimt’s “golden phase,” this painting is so striking not just for it’s beauty, but also its long and tragic history.

Adele Bloch-Bauer and her husband, Ferdinand Bloch, were close friends with the artist, Gustav Klimt. She modeled for Klimt on numerous occasions, and Ferdinand commissioned two portraits of his wife. The married couple were well-known lovers of art. Adele would entertain many artists at their home - from musicians to painters. The Bloch-Bauer’s were a prominent Jewish family in Viennese society. This is precisely why they were targeted by Nazis in the 1940’s. The Bloch-Bauer’s home was emptied of its beautiful and loved possessions - including Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait. Of course, no Nazi could have the portrait of a Jewish woman hanging in their home, so her name was erased from the painting’s history and instead given the title “Woman in Gold.”

Eventually the painting was collected by the Austrian state gallery, and became one of Austria’s artistic ‘Golden Age’ symbols. Her story does not end here, because years later, in 2000, Adele’s niece - Maria Viktoria Bloch-Bauer (Maria Altman) - sued Austria for the ownership of the painting. Maria remembered visiting her aunt’s and uncle’s home throughout her childhood. After Adele died, their visits included a viewing of the gorgeous golden portrait. While Maria later fled Austria and settled in America with her husband, she eventually returned decades later after being told that the painting was rightfully hers. In Adele’s will she had asked that her husband donate her paintings to the gallery, yet in her husband’s will he had left them to his family. After years and years of court hearings and trials, Maria finally won back the painting.

Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait now sits in a Manhattan gallery, after being purchased for $135 million (US). This portrait was just one of many that was looted during World War II. Thankfully, the history of the painting, the subject, and her family have the recognition they deserve. It’s tragic that so many pieces of art and family heirlooms are still lost because of the prejudices and crimes of those that abused their power. Those organizations not only wiped out families, but also sought to destroy any memory of them.

Movies and interviews have been made to show people the history of this famous painting, such as ‘Stealing Klimt’ (2007), and the film ‘Woman in Gold’ (2015) which I both highly recommend.

Above: Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait (Woman in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer I.), 1907, by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Swinging London, December 1966.
Four Models Strolling Through The Streets Of London, Wearing Creations From The Olive Line. The Clothing Line Displayed Here Was Created For The Needs Of The Film Maroc 7.

Obviously there are a ton of reasons for the prominence of this, but I do wish lesbians and bi women over the age of 20, 21ish collectively felt more comfortable talking about being sexually attracted to women rather than “liking girls.” I’ve written some about this before at slightly more length but it is disheartening and I think it stems from wanting to see our attractions as innocent (in the face of cultural stigma saying they are guilty and shameful) rather than sexual or adult.