notched collar

things to consider
  • ukraine with her long yellow hair in braids that reach down to her waist when she doesn’t have them pinned up
  • ukraine with short hair and red, red lipstick
  • cossack ukraine
  • ukraine in bell-bottom jeans
  • ukraine cooking
  • ukraine smiling soft and wry and sweet when belarus isn’t looking, bright blue eyes unfocused, creased around the edges
  • ukraine grinning at poland or turkey or russia, always with that hint of some cosmic irony - challenge and/or camaraderie and/or pure delight (teeth flashing just a little)
  • ukraine laughing
  • the ridiculous face ukraine makes when she tries not to laugh
  • ukraine in loose blouses and ukraine in tight tank tops
  • ukraine in thick woolen winter coats that fit snugly down from her shoulders to mid-thigh with a notched collar and two rows of buttons
  • ukraine in full skirts and ball gowns
  • bisexual ukraine
  • ukraine in the army, graying uniform like a second skin, musket or machine gun hanging easy at her shoulder, boots planted wide
  • ukraine with overdone mascara and messy black eyeliner
  • ukraine wearing no makeup except for blue eye pencil
  • ukraine singing
F1 drivers in suits

First off we have Valtteri Bottas mixing his patterns in the best and most pleasing way and proving to the fashion world once and for all that hard-boiled eggs do look good in suits (even if the suit could stand to be tailored a little more…). Also, that patterned grey won’t show cat hair making him a egg man who thinks about where his cat is going to sleep when he buys his clothes.   1000000/10 Humpty Dumpty would be proud.

Next up Romain Grosjean wearing his customary expression of existential dread (mortalterror.jpg). He did not tie that tie himself but rather opted for a very obvious clip-on and I am going to shame him for it forever. Love the choice of collar though. He may be a drama bitch but the man knows his classic fashion (of course he does he’s french). 10/10 calm your tits. 

Thirdly, Antonio Giovinazzi looking for some reason like he is in the pits of hell but that’s the fault of the photographer, not his outfit. Classic shawl collar navy and black satin- no fault with the classics.  He looks like an elven prince who was unceremoniously stolen from the middle of his fairy ball and is confused by where he ended up.  infinity/10 stop sleeping on this suave and talented boy. 

Marcus Ericsson.  Why does he look like he wants to eat me? also if you are going to wear a notched collar like that without a breast pocket for a pocket square you need a boutonniere or at the very least a lapel pin gawd.  176/10 because he would devour my brain if I rated him any lower.

Next we have Daniil Kvyat who does have the top breast pocket but with no pocket square in it (the horror!!!!). The tie is great though I love the tie. He is trying to prove that even basement gremlins can dress up and have fun once in a while. I support him. 9000/10 support your local basement gremlin.

Last but not least we have Stoffel Vandoorne who is gazing longingly at a cheeto someone has dropped on the floor. There is no fault to be found with charcoal and blue, ever. It is one of the truly perfect color combinations in fashion. There is, however, fault to be found with these specific shades of charcoal and blue on him particularly, as well as with the cut of this suit. Please help this chld, his sleeves are too long and the colors make him look orange. Please send him a tailor and a proper stylist asap.  200/10 a soft orange waffle is still a soft waffle.  

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Coat worn by Prince in the movie Purple Rain, 1984. Regency-style, it is made of shiny purple moire fabric. There is a notched collar with the collar folded high and closely fitted to the neck. There are shoulder epaulets and partial sleeve straps at the wrist of long, slim set-in sleeves. The coat is double-breasted with flat silver buttons and buttonholes for closure. There are silver-colored studs on a flap covering the right front shoulder area. The coat also has side front and upper left breast diagonal welt pockets, center back slit, and silver-buckled self-fabric belt held in place by belt loops. The coat is completely lined with a black shiny fabric and has hidden thick shoulder pads.

Made by: Wells, Louis, Vaughn Terry.  Designer: France, Marie

 Not for sale

The internal yogic locks

So you are setting on your mat, like any other wednesday and the teacher says “Now activate Jalandhara-Bandha”….What are they talking about? Activiate? I have no remot control of anything….and even if you know what are they talking about, what is the point on doing this right now? How closing the throat, sending the belly inwards and up (Uddiyana-Bandha) or contracting the pelvic floor (Mula-Bandha) has an impact on the practice of a 2015 yogi?

Bandhas, locks of energy,  are are fundamental practices of yoga that can be learned relatively easily and then with time refined.


Throat Lock: Jalandhara-Bandha.

The neck and the throat are contracted, and the chin is made to rest on the chest in the notch between the collar-bones and the chest-bone. A clear asana where this lock is performed is Salamba Sarvangasana, or shoulder stand. It restricts adn administrates the upward flow of energy, as well the energy going down with the blood towards the heart. It is most often used during periods of breath retention, but it can also be practiced without holding the breath.


Root Lock: Mula-Bandha.

Located in the region between the anus and the genitalia, called the perineum, the pelvic floor has a diamond shape and it is when we pull inward the perineum that we are talking about performing Mula-Bandha.

To get a better or more clear idea, bring your body into Sukhasana and dedicate some minutes of mindful exploration of the breath and contraction of muslces, before performing in a more “complex” asana.


Stomach Lock: Uddiyana-Bandha.

The term uddiyana means “flying up.” The process in this Bandha is to lift the diaphragm high up the thorax and to pull in the abdominal organs against the back towards the spine. In this practice the breath is held out. This Bandha comes extremely helpful in creating balance for inverted asanas, standing ones and toning the abdominal muscles.


The question remains, Why? What comes byt performing this locks?

Many benefits have been listed, this are just a few.

  • improving digestion and elimination
  • stimulating energy
  • cleansing energy channels
  • toning the visceral organs
  • improving overall functioning of the alimentary canal
  • preparing the mind for meditation
  • improving concentration
  • helping to relieve depression.

More important than the physicla benefits by including the Bandhas in our practice, is the understanding of ourselves, our energies and the faculty of looking inward to our hearts, that comes from expanding our practice behond asanas.

svrgebinder  asked:

drive thru: m!shenko or destiel, your choice - and can i make both of my tropes fluff? like cavity-inducing fluff? please i'll love you forever

ORDER UP! And so you know, I’m taking the “cavity” thing literally. :D

“Dean, you have a cavity. Just go to the dentist.”

“I don’t have a goddamn cavity.”

Sam sidles up to his brother, casually raises his finger, and pokes Dean resolutely in his cheek. Dean jumps a mile and shouts like he’s just been shot. Tears spring to his eyes, and though Sam hates having to do the tough love routine, it’s going to work this time. He can’t stand Dean bitching for another week every time he takes a sip of lukewarm water. When Dean’s done freaking out, Sam holds up a card. “Dr. Novak is amazing, and he takes emergency patients.”

Dean swipes the card from his fingers with a murderous glare. “Fuck off, Sasquatch.”

Sam shrugs and walks away mission accomplished.

xxXXxx

The nurse is horrible. She has no bedside manner as she shoves Dean back in the chair. Dean would complain, but then he’s being hooked up to the nitrous, and after three breaths, literally nothing else matters in the whole entire world. She removes the mask after a minute.

“Meg,” he drawls, “I hated you for a minute but now I love you, man.”

“Sure you do, cupcake.” She turns away. “He’s ready, Doc.”

The doctor is… holy shit the doctor. Dentist. Doctor-dentist. Blue eyes. Brown hair. A notch of sharp collar bone under his blue scrubs. His smile is beautiful, but I mean, of course it is because he’s a dentist-doctor. “Are you allowed to operate when you’re so hot?” Dean asks, squinting. He can’t see all that clearly.

Meg snorts and Dr. Novak grins wider. “We got a live one today,” he says to Meg.

“Should be fun.”

“Let’s get that cavity taken care of, Mr. Winchester,” Dr. Novak says.

Dean waves his arm weakly with a “pssh. Mr. Winchester is super way too formal. I’m Bean. Green. Dreen. Goddammit. Dean. Dean. I’m Dean.” He attempts a flirty grin, but it’s wobbly. “’Sup.”

Meg laughs outright, but Dr. Novak is far more professional as he pulls up his stool and arranges the overhead lamp, slips his mask over his face, and rolls the tool tray between himself and Meg.

Holy Hell on toast, his hands. Those long fingers are about to be all up in Dean’s mouth. That’s exciting. Or terrifying. It’s supposed to be scary to have a dentist’s hands in your mouth, right? Sexy, though. Scary-sexy.

Before they get started, Meg says, “we usually ask what you wanna watch on TV while we’re working, but I’m calling Cartoon Network. You seem like the type.”

Dean giggles and settles. My Little Pony is on. Twilight Sparkle is his girl

It’s really not so bad. Dr. Novak and Meg chat amicably to keep the tone lighthearted and Dean relaxed. It totally works. Once his mouth is numbed up, he doesn’t notice a thing. It takes forever, but then it’s over just in time for Dean to start sobering up.

Meg steps out to print out the aftercare notes, and Dr. Novak hands Dean a chemical cold pack and prescription for painkillers. “You did really well,” he says in his gravelly voice. Dean stares at the man’s mouth now that it’s uncovered.

Pressing the cold pack to his face, Dean tries to smile sheepishly, but his face is still numb and frozen. “I’m sorry for anything I said while I was high.”

Dr. Novak chuckles. “I’ve heard worse. You were quite entertaining, Green Bean.”

Dean laughs and drools a little. “Please, for the love of God, forget I said any of that.”

“Sure,” Dr. Novak answers, holding out a tissue for Dean to wipe his face. “After all, I should show some charity to the man who called me hot and complimented my ass. It was very good for my ego.” He preens exaggeratedly and Dean catches his drool this time when he laughs. “And in the interest of fairness, you can always make fun of my name back. I’m Castiel.”

“Cas, huh? Sounds good to me. I’m glad I don’t remember much of the rest of it. So, like, can I overstep and ask to make it up to you by taking you out to coffee or something?”

Castiel’s eyes widen, but he doesn’t look insulted. Then his expression eases, his eyes sparkling. “No coffee or hot drinks for a few days.”

“Pudding? Applesauce? Mashed potatoes? I can make them all. Cook you a horrible dinner?”

Castiel laughs. “Dean, I’d love to go out with you. Let’s just wait until you’ve healed enough to not look like you’ve been punched in the face. You have my card. Call me.” He pushes the stool back, and carefully helps Dean to his feet. “Good?”

“Fucking great. Thanks, man.”

Tomorrow morning, Castiel assures him, he’ll feel like shit, but that’s tomorrow. He’s got a date to look forward to, and it’s still today.

Wonder Woman Gets Another New Costume

DC Comics revealed a new costume for Wonder Woman today. This would be the third new costume in comics over the past 5 years. Five if you count the pants/no pants battle that took place in the early days of the new 52. 

If we count costumes outside the new 52/post-Converence world there is lots more. Six if you count the movie costume. Seven if you count the costume include in Justice League animated movie. And eight if you include the costume in Smallvile comic. And Nine if you include the game costumes. And on and on.

According to Newsarama this costume was designed by David Finch. And? 

Well let’s put it this way - It perfectly matches the quality of the Wonder Woman book under the Finches.

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LOTD: Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss

Get their chic shopping style

Famous best friends and real-life doppelgangers, Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss have an envy-worthy relationship. If you follow them on social media, you know that they met at last year’s Victoria’s Secret show, and have since gone on a picture-perfect road trip to Big Sur, attended the Met Gala together and spent their downtime hanging out in NYC. Most recently, they were seen shopping in the city, wearing two festive fall outfits that perfectly embody their individual styles. Taylor wore a preppy camel coat with polka dot tights and Mary Jane heels, while Karlie kept it releaxed in a plaid button-up, black jeans and high-top tennis shoes. Whether you’re more of a Taylor or Karlie, shop their looks with our similar picks below.

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss out and about in Soho.

Get Taylor’s Look

Notch Collar Coat

Fine-knit Dress

Dots Tights

Patent Leather Mary Jane

Dune Dorisey Structured Bag in Berry

Get Karlie’s Look

The Perfect Shirt plaid cotton shirt

Prima Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, Super Black

Hi All Star White Leather

Hammered Bangle Bracelet Set

Chaplin Stud Earrings

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top 5 CRJ songs/ lyrics/ looks

KEY ARTIFACTS FROM EVERY CARLY RAE JEPSEN VIDEO, RANKED

  1. THE FANTASY MICROPHONE STAND WRAPPED AND ENCRUSTED WITH FAKE PEARLS IN “YOUR TYPE”

  2. THE CAPE

  3. A RED T-SHIRT KNOTTED IN THE BACK TO TRANSFORM ITSELF INTO A SHORTER, TIGHTER RED T-SHIRT IN “YOUR TYPE”

  4. THE ARRANGEMENT OF FACING SURFACES TILED WITH MIRRORS IN “YOUR TYPE”

  5. SCORPIO POP IDOL CARLY RAE’S SHEER YELLOW TOP DOTTED WITH RED STARS IN “YOUR TYPE” WORN IN OBVIOUS HOMAGE TO THE GREEN OR BLUE TOP DOTTED WITH SILVER OR WHITE STARS WORN BY SCORPIO POP IDOL JONNY GREENWOOD IN POOLSIDE PERFORMANCES OF “CREEP” AND “ANYONE CAN PLAY GUITAR” AT MTV BEACH HOUSE IN 1993 AS WELL AS IN A HANDFUL OF PHOTOSHOOTS THROUGHOUT 1993 AND 1994

  6. THE CREAM DRAPES OUT OF WHICH CARLY RAE PEERS IN “CALL ME MAYBE”

  7. THE PROCESSED GREEN CARPET OF A LAWN THAT DOESN’T NEED MOWING IN “CALL ME MAYBE”

  8. THE RED AND GREEN GARAGE DRAPERIES STAGING AN ALLEGORIZED SCORPIO BODY OF CARLY RAE IN “CALL ME MAYBE”

  9. THE LUSHLY DRAPED ROLAND FP-4 OF “CALL ME MAYBE”’S CALL AND RESPONSE

  10. A CHEST TATTOO THAT FOR SOME REASON SAYS “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT” IN “CALL ME MAYBE”

  11. THE NOTCHED COLLAR OF A JUST-TOO-BIG SHORT-SLEEVED TOP IN A STAGGERED STRIPE ALIGNED PARALLEL TO THE STRIPES OF A TOKYO CROSSWALK ONTO WHICH CARLY RAE PERILOUSLY WALKS BACKWARD AND THEN EVENTUALLY FORWARD AGAIN IN “RUN AWAY WITH ME”

  12. A WHITE LACE BRA BAND BISECTING A FIELD OF SKIN REVEALED BY THE PLUNGING V ON THE BACK OF A PRINTED DRESS IN “RUN AWAY WITH ME” AND THE OVERLONG BLACK BLAZER FLUNG OVER THE DRESS’S SHOULDER

  13. PHRASES WRITTEN IN WHITE INK OR PAINT ON THE BACK OF A FAKE LEATHER JACKET WORN BY A FAKE LOVE INTEREST IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU,” IN ORDER OF MY PREFERENCE: “NO-FX,” “DDT” (VERTICALLY ON THE LEFT) OPPOSING “MDC” (VERTICALLY ON THE RIGHT), “MINOR THREAT FEAR,” “BLACK [FOUR RECTANGLES] FLAG"

  14. A YELLOW BROCADE COUCH ON WHICH CARLY RAE TORMENTS A FAKE [DECOY] LOVE INTEREST IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  15. AT LEAST TWO MANNEQUINS OF WOMEN HANDLED BY CARLY RAE IN SCENES EXPRESSING HETEROSEXUAL FLIRTATION IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  16. A BOOK THAT CARLY RAE JEPSEN, HAVING JUST ARRIVED ON EARTH, DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  17. WHITE SUBWAY TILES BEHIND A WHITE BATHTUB, FULL OF WATER, IN WHICH CARLY RAE SITS, FULLY-CLOTHED, NOT OUT OF IGNORANCE OF THE PROPER OPERATION OF A BATHTUB BUT OUT OF DRAMATIC AND PURPOSEFUL EXPRESSION OF HER IDENTITY AS A SCORPIO, IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  18. LOW-PILE INDIGO CARPET, BARE EXCEPT FOR CARLY RAE LOUNGING TOWARD A TELEVISION SCREEN IN A MISDIRECTED CONCEPTUAL HACK AT AN ODALISQUE, IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  19. A TELEVISION SET RESTING ON THE INDIGO CARPET IN A CAPITAL-E EMPTY CAPITAL-P PREWAR CAPITAL-R REAL ESTATE ROOM IN A DRAMATIC AND PURPOSEFUL EXPRESSION OF CARLY RAE’S IDENTITY AS A SCORPIO AND ALSO A BIT OF A PRINCESS IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  20. BLACK AND WHITE CHECKERBOARD PANELS ON A JACKET CARLY RAE WEARS GAZING OUT OF ONE OF THE MANY WINDOWS THAT SERVE HER AS SUBJECTS, IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  21. WHITE LACY CURTAINS THROUGH WHICH–AS OPPOSED TO BETWEEN WHICH–CARLY RAE PEERS INWARD–AS OPPOSED TO OUTWARD–AT THE CAMERA, FROM HER PERCH ON ONE OF THE MANY WINDOWSILLS THAT SERVE HER AS SUBJECTS, IN “TONIGHT I’M GETTING OVER YOU”

  22. THE LYRICS OF “TUG OF WAR” HANDWRITTEN AND PINNED TO A BULLETIN BOARD IN “TUG OF WAR”

  23. SYMBOLS OF HETEROSEXUALITY SUCH AS “CIGAR” AND “GLASS OF WHITE WINE” IN “TUG OF WAR”

  24. A GOLD-FRAMED MIRROR IN A PAINTED-BLACK BEDROOM IN “TUG OF WAR” IN WHICH CARLY RAE WATCHES HERSELF TRY ON OUTFITS SIGNIFYING IDENTITIES

  25. A BLACK TIARA IN AN ALL-BLACK BEDROOM AS A DRAMATIC AND PURPOSEFUL AND FRANKLY (IF ENDEARINGLY) HAM-FISTED EXPRESSION OF CARLY RAE’S IDENTITY AS A SCORPIO IN “BOY PROBLEMS”

  26. THE IMPRESSION OF RAINDROPS COLLECTING ON A WINDOW (ONE OF THE MANY WINDOWS THAT SERVE CARLY RAE AS SUBJECTS) THROUGH WHICH WE THE AUDIENCE PEER INTO CARLY RAE’S ALL-BLACK SCORPIO INTERIOR IN “BOY PROBLEMS”

  27. CARLY RAE’S GOLD LAMÉ COMING OUT KEYHOLE HALTER IN “BOY PROBLEMS”

  28. AFTER A GLANCE AND A LAUGH, A RED CUP CARLY RAE HANDS TO A GIRL IN “BUCKET"

  29. A FLESHY CAVERN OF RED-LIT BALLOONS AND ITS PAPER SLIT EXIT IN “THIS KISS” 

  30. A WALLET CHAIN ON BLACK LEATHER HOTPANTS IN “THIS KISS”

  31. CARLY RAE PHOTOGRAPHING TWO GIRLS WHILE SINGING YOU’RE A REAL HOT THING, BUT YOU KNOW I GOT A BOY IN “THIS KISS”

  32. A SWIMMING POOL INTO WHICH CARLY RAE JUMPS, HEELS AND ALL, MID-KISS, IN A DRAMATIC AND PURPOSEFUL EXPRESSION OF HER SCORPIO IDENTITY IN “THIS KISS”

  33. SUBWAY TILE OF TOM HANKS’S BATHROOM IN “I REALLY LIKE YOU”

  34. A BLACK OVERSIZED BUT STILL CROPPED FUR COAT IN “I REALLY LIKE YOU”

  35. AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT BROWN FUR COAT ON A COSTUME RACK IN “I REALLY LIKE YOU”

  36. A BLACK DIRECTOR’S CHAIR READING “JEPSEN” IN “I REALLY LIKE YOU”

  37. A BLACK LEATHER PSYCHIATRIST’S COUCH IN A BLACK-WALLED PSYCHIATRIST’S OFFICE ON WHICH CARLY RAE’S SINGING BECOMES LITERAL THERAPY IN “SOUR CANDY”

  38. THE LOG FACADE OF A BAIT SHOP AGAINST WHICH CARLY RAE LOUNGES AND HANGS WITH GIRLS IN “GOOD TIME”

  39. ABOUT FOUR TWIGS CARLY RAE FINDS, HANDLES AND TWIRLS IN HER FINGERS IN “GOOD TIME”

  40. THE ACID-WASH DENIM BUTTON-DOWN BRA CARLY RAE WEARS OVER SOME KIND OF YELLOW SPORTS BRA AND UNDER A DENIM JACKET WITH TYE-DYED DENIM SHORTS IN “GOOD TIME”

  41. A BLACK DOOR ON A BLACK HOUSE, UNLOCKED BY CARLY RAE WITH A SKELETON KEY DURING A THUNDERSTORM, BEHIND WHICH LIES A TELESCOPING HALLWAY AND, AT THE END, CARLY RAE HERSELF IN A RED DRESS, IN “CURIOSITY”
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Jackie Kennedy is one of the iconic figures in 1960s fashion.  Her grace and understated style appealed to a wide audience and the ‘Jackie Kennedy look’ was widely emulated in the USA in the early years of the decade. Her status as a fashion icon was costly though, in her first year in the White House, Jackie spent $45,446 more on fashion than the $100,000 annual salary her husband earned as president.

She is renowned for wearing knee-length suits, notch-collar jackets with three-quarter length sleeves, sleeveless A-line dresses, above-the-elbow gloves, low-heel pumps, and of course pillbox hats.

Jackie and John Kennedy married in 1953. Her wedding dress was also widely admired and is still copied today.

The image of her wearing her blood-spattered pink Chanel is one of the iconic images of the 1960s.

After JFK was assassinated she refused to change out of the blood-stained suit when she was required to stand next to Johnson as he was sworn in as President, stating “I want them to see what they have done to Jack”. She also said she regretted washing the blood off her face and hands.