empress art

Chinese hair ornament, thought to have been worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908).  Made from gilded copper alloy worked into phoenix-shapes, decorated with pearls, other gemstones, and kingfisher feathers.  Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.

“Do you remember the last time you saw Anastasia? You were leaving for Paris.
You never came back. You gave her a music box. I believe this was it…”

My tribute to the new musical adaptation of Anastasia! Always loved the character of Anastasia/Anya but I think Christy Altamore made her even more lovable.

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Ok so au where everyone’s a bunch of politicians and senators at a royal ball/party and Ren’s super bored until Rey just gracefully descends from the stairs like the absolute goddess she is and he loses it

poor son has a huge crush on the empress and has no game