I FINALLY got to cosplay this gorgeous princess. This is only like my fourth cosplay ever but it was so much fun!! Nessa belongs to @zenwisterias / @nessaandoliver I hope I did her justice Tay ♡ Click for bigger and hq versions!
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), c.1912. Vanessa Bell (English, 1879-1961). Oil on panel. National Trust, Monk’s House.
Nestled in the heart of rural Sussex, Monk’s House is a tranquil 17th-century weatherboarded cottage inhabited by Leonard and the novelist Virginia Woolf from 1919. Full of their favourite things, the house appears as if they just stepped out for a walk. The Woolfs bought Monk’s House for the ‘shape and fertility and wildness of the garden.’
This is my official nomination of Tempestt Bledsoe for the Natural Hair Lifetime Achievement/Trailblazer Award. She’s not new to this, she’s true to this. I feel like Vanessa is the most overlooked Huxtable daughter, to tell you the truth. But she had some of the best storylines! The Wretched, the Alphabet Game, the “you’re not rich we’re rich,” Dabnus Brickey, Robert…her clothes stood out even at the time. I remember sitting there like “WTH does Vanessa have on right now?” But that’s all good because it was always authentic to the character…all the way down to the hair. The fact that her and Darryl Bell (Ron from A Different World) are together in real life makes it seem that the universe got something really right.
edit–shout out to Champagne925 for the catch–I meant to type “The Wretched” but I originally wrote “The Wicked.” A true Huxtable head, eh Champagne925? Sounds like you’re my kinda people.