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A lady living in Philadelphia; an ex-pat, an occasional artist; an enthusiastic but unskilled cook; a vintage lover; an aspiring crafter. Things that make my heart flutter: top hats, old silver candlesticks, costumes, books, Victoriana, peacock feathers, masks, stockings, burlesque, feminism, retro pin-ups, kitsch, fantasy, sci-fi, and all manner of misfits and oddities.

I blog about my Russian heritage, steampunk, Sherlock Holmes (in his multiple modern variations), art, pretty clothes, pretty ladies, and whatever tv shows catch my fancy.

Another cool thing about the show was that I got to run into the people I met at last year’s show, who were the reason I got backstage in the first place.

I started talking to the gentleman in the spiffy hat, and it turns out he’s friends with Nick and the band going way back, and he had an extra aftershow pass that night. We hadn’t exchanged any info then, but they remembered me, and that was pretty neat. For one thing, because one of them had a lot more photos from that night!

So now in addition to my photo with Nick himself, I get to have the photos of all of us hanging out with the Bad Seeds. I like these a lot because they’re so casual and really get across the overall feel of the evening, more than any posed shot. (I’m the chick with red hair in the cowl-neck sweater and beret.)

No extra passes this year, but ah well!

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#nick cave  #nick cave and the bad seeds  #keswick theatre  #conway savage  #Jim Sclavunos  #Martyn Casey  #Warren Ellis 

Some blurry photos from the Nick Cave show at the Mann Center I attended a few days ago.

He seemed to be in very high spirits and went out into the audience pretty much every other song, launching himself into people’s hands more often than not.

There were ushers standing guard between the pit seats and the first orchestra section, but he soon put an end to it, calling out to one of the ushers “Sir, move away sir, sir you’re in the way,” and motioning for everyone to come forward.

I love it when rock musicians demonstrate that they dislike assigned-seating shows as much as fans do. Rock shows are not meant to be seen in staid seats. You are supposed to rush the stage and fight to be as close as possible through pure strength of passion.

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#nick cave  #nick cave and the bad seeds  #mann center  #life 

Ymre Stiekema for Vogue Japan October 2012 by Giampaolo Sgura

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#vogue  #vogue japan  #baroque  #fashion  #editorial  #marie antoinette  #powdered wig  #rococo 

Cosplay by Ai no Tane (via steampunk-girl)


This girl is from Dnepropetrovsk (I think)! That is where my dad was born and where that side of my family lived before we came to the US. It’s a beautiful city. 

Cosplay by Ai no Tane (via steampunk-girl)

This girl is from Dnepropetrovsk (I think)! That is where my dad was born and where that side of my family lived before we came to the US. It’s a beautiful city. 

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#steampunk lolita  #steampunk  #lolita  #steampunk girl  #ai no tane  #ukrainian steampunk  #ukrainian girl 

Fanny Rosie at Toi, Moi et Café 

I love this woman’s look. She somehow combines very elegantly modern lolita with a strong base in vintage classic style.

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#fanny rosie  #french cafe  #cute  #adorable  #pertty  #lolita  #navy blue  #polka dots  #blue and white  #nautical  #vintage 
I had a friend a while ago who kept telling me he didn’t think bisexuality or bisexuals actually existed except for attention, and I kept saying “um… but… hello?” and then he’d kind of hem and haw and say ok there were some probably and then next week he’d go back to the same thing.
His main argument was that he tried being bisexual once and it didn’t work for him because he kissed guys a bunch of times at gay clubs and didn’t like it even though he wanted to.
Just let that reasoning sink in for a while. ……yeahhhh.

I had a friend a while ago who kept telling me he didn’t think bisexuality or bisexuals actually existed except for attention, and I kept saying “um… but… hello?” and then he’d kind of hem and haw and say ok there were some probably and then next week he’d go back to the same thing.

His main argument was that he tried being bisexual once and it didn’t work for him because he kissed guys a bunch of times at gay clubs and didn’t like it even though he wanted to.

Just let that reasoning sink in for a while. ……yeahhhh.

(Source: amanda-says-x, via reecebunny)

— 6 days ago with 48156 notes
#bisexuality  #bi erasure  #unicorns  #oh geeze 
jackviolet:

I wanted to post more on Tumblr today, but I was still a little too distracted by the fact that I met the one and only Nick Cave last night!
 I went to his show at Keswick Theatre, and thanks to fortuitously striking up a conversation with someone who turned out to be an old friend of his, I got an invite to go along with his group to the aftershow. And while I spent most of my time there chatting with the band, I did also get to talk for a bit with the man himself. (The Bad Seeds are seriously great guys too though. And super sweet.)
Bucket list item ticked off now.


Going to see Nick Cave on Friday!
I hate steat-assigned rock shows (seriously that is not how the music should be experienced), but I got pretty good tickets as a birthday present.
I am pretty excited, although I doubt anything can beat last year’s experience.

jackviolet:

I wanted to post more on Tumblr today, but I was still a little too distracted by the fact that I met the one and only Nick Cave last night!

 I went to his show at Keswick Theatre, and thanks to fortuitously striking up a conversation with someone who turned out to be an old friend of his, I got an invite to go along with his group to the aftershow. And while I spent most of my time there chatting with the band, I did also get to talk for a bit with the man himself. (The Bad Seeds are seriously great guys too though. And super sweet.)

Bucket list item ticked off now.

Going to see Nick Cave on Friday!

I hate steat-assigned rock shows (seriously that is not how the music should be experienced), but I got pretty good tickets as a birthday present.

I am pretty excited, although I doubt anything can beat last year’s experience.

— 1 week ago with 99 notes
#nick cave  #nick cave and the bad seeds  #fangirling  #me  #self  #hey it's me and nick cave 

Evening Post: August 12, 1899. 

Victorian lady knows how to deal with street harassment.

And people think Victorian women were helpless and dainty.

You go, lady cyclist!

(Source: scienceofsarcasm, via dollymacabre)

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#victorian  #cyclist  #street harassment  #old newspaper  #lady 

Fashions by Chotronette atelier

Summer/Spring 2014 Collection
Photos by Alex Iacobescu
Makeup by Ana-Maria Turcanu 
Model Catalina // First Models 

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#vintage  #girly  #cute  #lolita  #floral  #chotronette  #retro  #style  #50s style