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anonymous asked:

I love frat boy Liam but Liam in a suit just does something for me. Top 5 (or 10) Liam dressed in a suit looks! You know, for science 😉

Hiii,

The disrespect, you bring up the holy Liam Payne in Suits discourse, whyyyyyyy? Liam in suits isn’t just about well fitted fancy pieces hugging his skin, nope. It’s an art form by itself. And idk if it’s just me but whenever I see Liam in suits my olfactory senses get triggered? Like, I bet he smells as sinfully sumptuous as he looks. 

(numbering signifies a semblance of order, not the ranking per se)

1. I am Bolt Premiere, London (2016): All black is a combination he works extremely well. That black tie accentuates the sleekness of this whole look

2. Believe in Magic Cinderella Ball, London (2015): Sophisticated but also a great hue for the event? I don’t have words okay no words, Look at how good his shoulders look and again that black tie contrasts so well with the blue ugh

3. Robbie Williams Live in London (2013): Another all black but it’s so differently styled. This was such a polished look I am emotional

A close up because I’m a glutton for payne

4. Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards, London (2017): Before Milan Fashion Week, and okay I’m a sucker for refined suits and Armani specialises in them and Armani Liam, the dream combination. He looks like the heir to the biggest investment firm ready for the announcement of his takeover bye

5. Queen’s Leaders Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London (2017): Iconic, Elegant, Intellectual debonair. I just. Full course meal.

6. Jimmy Fallon, NYC (2014): Exquisite, really. He looks so so so so so regal. I wish we got HQs I’m still bitter. Look at his posture

7. American Music Awards, LA (2015): Look, lbr, every AMA appearance by Liam deserve a separate appreciation post but this fine grey suit, pink pocket square matching his socks and the sexy burgundy Christian Louboutins, this spells illegally hot 

8. MITS Awards, UK (2015): Such an underrated look!!!!! I think this was a three piece suit and Liam honestly looked gorgeous

9. BRITs, London (2015): Remember when Liam served Justin Timberlake vibes? Look, I’ll tell you now, not many look this *pretty* when they get a new hairdo so quick, nope

10. Jay (bless her beautiful soul) and Dan’s wedding, Manchester (2014): I think this has probably one on the most dapper looks tbh. Aristocrat who is actually a Spy in disguise vibes

Special mentions because, obviously:

Cannes (2016): The level of aesthetic in this look and this picture has transcended human perception

Ruth and Tom’s Wedding, Somerford Hall, UK (2016): Legit the entire family looked gorgeous. Nicola, Geoff, Karen, ofc the beautiful Ruth and I know people had doubts over this look but idk, he looked like the star of a period film, okay?

BRITs, London (2014): A very fancy outfit, so well fitted and he wore boots too like. Panache.

This got long but all’s fair for science :3
(pictures credit to the owners, thanks!!)

On a more GOTHIC note!

Have some spooky houses.

Just in time for Halloween, scouring the internet for genuinely spooky (supposedly) Pseudo-Gothic Romance Novels turned up five delicious novels for my upcoming mini-project on Spooky Houses in Historicals. 

There are the four above: 

The Dragon’s Bride - Jo Beverley

Con Somerford, the new Earl of Wyvern, returns to his fortress on the cliffs of Dover to find a woman from his past waiting for him—pistol in hand.

Susan Kerslake, the new housekeeper at Crag Wyvern, was drawn back to Con’s home by rumors of hidden gold and to help her family’s smuggling operation.

The magic they once shared was destroyed by youthful arrogance and innocence. The years at war have hardened him, and the years at home have softened her…but can time teach them both to seize the passion that comes along only once—or twice—in a lifetime?

My Dangerous Duke - Gaelen Foley

They say that the very name of Warrington is cursed…

From a time as old as the cold stone of the duke’s ancestral castle, the Warrington men have been plagued by tragedy. But Rohan Kilburn, the Duke of Warrington, has vowed to escape the predestined torment by forsaking love and devoting his life to the Inferno Club and its secret mission.

And then she is brought to him unbidden by cutthroats hoping to calm the duke’s infamous temper—a sacrificial virgin of sorts. But even overpowered, Kate Madsen will be no man’s sacrifice. And the duke’s price for claiming her may be what he has sworn never to give—the heart he has so long and fiercely guarded—to the beautiful hostage he was never meant to love.

The Bride and the Beast - Teresa Medeiros

Dear Reader,

I’d been prowling the crumbling ruins of Castle Weyrcraig for so long that I could no longer remember if I was man or beast. Then one stormy night the superstitious Highlanders of Ballybliss decided to leave a helpless virgin bound to a stake in the castle courtyard to satisfy my insatiable appetites.

My demands might strike terror in the hearts of men, but this bold beauty dared to defy me. After she informed me that she didn’t believe in dragons, I had no choice but to make her my prisoner–or risk being exposed to those I had sought to deceive with my dangerous masquerade.

Soon I found myself stealing into the moonlit tower just to watch her sleep. Little does she know that beneath this beast’s gruff exterior beats the passionate heart of a man. Gwendolyn Wilder may not believe in dragons, but I intend to use all my sensual wiles to teach her to believe in something even more magical–true love.

Eternally yours,
The Dragon of Weyrcraig

His Dark Kiss - Eve Silver

DESIRE HAUNTS HER

Rumors of madness and murder lurk within the crumbling walls of Manorbrier Castle. But Emma Parrish is not easily put off. She accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle’s dark master. Her presence stirs up shadows and threat. She feels unseen eyes watching her. Eerie laughter haunts her. And the seductive pull of Anthony Craven lures her.

DARK SECRETS DRIVE HIM

The secrets of Anthony Craven’s shadowy past lurk behind the locked doors of the estate’s forbidden Round Tower. Mysterious lights flash there in the night. The servants whisper warnings of death. And Anthony himself warns Emma that there is only danger to be found in his sensual embrace.

EVIL IS ONLY A BREATH AWAY

Powerfully drawn to the dangerously alluring Anthony, Emma finds herself unable to deny her deepest yearnings. But even as she succumbs to the master of Manorbrier, she is touched by the whisper of evil that rises from the secrets of his past.

The fifth novel (which I have as an ebook) is the extrodinarily EXCELLENT:

Haunted By the Earl’s Touch - Ann Lethbridge

No man has ever wanted her for herself

When she arrives at Beresford Abbey, orphan Mary Wilder’s hopes of finding a place to belong are dashed when she meets Bane Beresford, the enigmatic earl. He is as remote as the ghosts that supposedly haunt the Abbey, …and like its crumbling walls her dreams fall apart.

Occasionally she sees a different, more caring man behind the facade, so is she foolish to long for a happy home …and a family? His proposal is for a marriage of convenience, but his touch has awakened within her a fervent and forbidden longing….

And then along side these I’ll be considering Medeiros’ One Night of Scandal (Medeiros will only make the list once, so I’ll pick which ever book best exemplifies the Spooky House) and Karen Hawkin’s One Night in Scotland (possibly). 

So I have SUPER exciting reading to do. Expect much chatter about creepy houses and all things EXCELLENT AND GOTHIC.

Originally posted by frankensteinsbrides

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Another amazing day at Somerford, saw some beautiful horses whilst watching the Grand Prix, the young horses were so good as well! Today I finally saw Carl Hester ride in real life, so so amazing!! I also saw Charlotte Dujardin who is basically my idol haha, I didn’t want to annoy her by going up to her but she did smile at me and seemed very lovely! Roll on tomorrow!