brown hair days


but if I told you a flower can bloom in a dark room, would you trust it?

at first, no.

“While Outlander is a brilliant period show, Claire represents so many qualities of a 20th-century modern-day woman, someone who is forging her own path, fighting for what she believes, and doing so with integrity,” Balfe said in a statement to press Monday. Elaborating exclusively to Vanity Fair, she added, “Right now it’s a very important time to stand up and voice our beliefs and reiterate that we are 50 percent of the population … that we have a voice and we need to use it. Even though Claire is a woman from the 40s, I think that she does have a resonance today. We need to stand up for our  b e l i e f s  and our  r i g h t s , and I think she embodies that kind of spirit.”

“…getting to play Claire was an absolute dream. She is strong-willed and, not perfect, but a survivor and a fighter, and I think that is such a great place to go to in your work every day—to play someone who has such resilience. It can only make you feel better about everything in your life. I feel very grateful to be able to go to work every day and play her.”

~ Caitriona Balfe on Why Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe Hopes Women Take a Cue from Claire Fraser, Vanity Fair

Happy International Women’s Day, sisters!

is it too late to add some black ballerina magic for blackout?

Excerpt from Robert Garland’s “Joplin Dances”, staged and coached by Tai Jimenez


   [13 Days of Outlander]
   [2x03 | Useful Occupations and Deceptions]
   [Favorite Costume | The Yellow Dress]

“Terry snuck some fittings in at the end of Season 1, but it was beautiful because all of a sudden you saw this vision board that she had and it was all these beautiful bruised colors. It was so different to what we were doing. Then she had some mock-ups and toile and you kind of get a sense of maybe the shape, but you don’t realize how stunning they’re going to be. And when I came back and I did all my fittings for Season 2 and I saw them – I mean, each one is a piece of  c o u t u r e . And what was so beautiful – and what [Terry and I] talked about – it was this amazing opportunity for Claire the character to explore her femininity for the first time.”

~ Caitriona Balfe, From Scotland to Paris