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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.

dorkly:

What if Disney Made a “Firefly” Animated Movie?
To be fair, Joss Whedon and Disney seem to work well together.
Artist: Stephen Byrne

Love it.
(Yeah, Kaylee could be more Kaylee-looking, but River as a little girl and Book as “comic relief lovable old guy” is spot-on for Disney. Also, ZOE. )

dorkly:

What if Disney Made a “Firefly” Animated Movie?

To be fair, Joss Whedon and Disney seem to work well together.

Artist: Stephen Byrne

Love it.

(Yeah, Kaylee could be more Kaylee-looking, but River as a little girl and Book as “comic relief lovable old guy” is spot-on for Disney. Also, ZOE. )

— 14 hours ago with 679 notes
#firefly  #disney  #fanart  #illustration 
fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

Lauren: http://starwarsiscoolok.tumblr.comSize 20/22/3XL
Top: Star Wars tank from Hot Topic in XXL and black cardigan thriftedShorts: Size 20 from thrift storeGalaxy Leggings: Size 3X from Forever 21Shoes: Size 11 Thrifted

I am not a fan of galaxy-print leggings in general, but here with the Star Wars galaxy print top, they work really well. Congrats to this lady for pulling it off!
Also I will always reblog redheads in glasses wearing shorts over tights. (Ahem ahem totally what I wore yesterday.) I’m super jealous of her bright coppery red, too.

fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

Lauren: http://starwarsiscoolok.tumblr.com
Size 20/22/3XL

Top: Star Wars tank from Hot Topic in XXL and black cardigan thrifted
Shorts: Size 20 from thrift store
Galaxy Leggings: Size 3X from Forever 21
Shoes: Size 11 Thrifted

I am not a fan of galaxy-print leggings in general, but here with the Star Wars galaxy print top, they work really well. Congrats to this lady for pulling it off!

Also I will always reblog redheads in glasses wearing shorts over tights. (Ahem ahem totally what I wore yesterday.) I’m super jealous of her bright coppery red, too.

(via jerilinn)

— 4 days ago with 731 notes
#redhead  #red hair  #star wars  #galaxy print  #fatshion  #chubby fashion  #stylish 
andisbetter:

Ignorance can be bliss—but don’t you just love knowing that there’s amazing power and wicked technology inside every Ford? Let AND Is Better whisk you away to your happy AND spider-free place.

Wait, what?

Ford thinks people wish they didn’t know about gravity?

Also, I think most people look pretty damn awesome naked.

andisbetter:

Ignorance can be bliss—but don’t you just love knowing that there’s amazing power and wicked technology inside every Ford? Let AND Is Better whisk you away to your happy AND spider-free place.

Wait, what?

Ford thinks people wish they didn’t know about gravity?

Also, I think most people look pretty damn awesome naked.

— 5 days ago with 30684 notes
#sponsored ads  #crappy marketing  #evil marketing 
unculturedmag:

Prada’s ‘The Iconoclasts’ Project - Edward Enninful
As part of Prada’s The Iconoclast series, W’s Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful reimagined the interiors of the Prada stores on Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone. Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, Enninful dressed the black and white mannequins in a combination of Prada’s Spring 2014 designs and archival pieces—all of them glittering, ‘20s, and oh-so jazzy.
See slideshow…

A Harlem Renaissance-themed campaign featuring white models front and center, and black models flanking them to the sides and in the shadows? Hey, Prada, how about NOT?
(Edward Enninful is black, but I guess he still has to work within Prada’s specifications…)

unculturedmag:

Prada’s ‘The Iconoclasts’ Project - Edward Enninful

As part of Prada’s The Iconoclast series, W’s Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful reimagined the interiors of the Prada stores on Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone. Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, Enninful dressed the black and white mannequins in a combination of Prada’s Spring 2014 designs and archival pieces—all of them glittering, ‘20s, and oh-so jazzy.

See slideshow…

A Harlem Renaissance-themed campaign featuring white models front and center, and black models flanking them to the sides and in the shadows? Hey, Prada, how about NOT?

(Edward Enninful is black, but I guess he still has to work within Prada’s specifications…)

— 1 week ago with 86 notes
#what are the white models even doing there  #sigh  #fashion  #prada  #harlem renaissance  #i guess 

Porgy & Bess 2013/2014 revival cast, being gorgeous.

Porgy & Bess 2013/2014 revival cast, being gorgeous.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#porgy & bess  #1930s  #the gershwins's porgy and bess  #musical  #opera  #american opera 

dollsome-does-tumblr:

but why didn’t barney and robin get their awesome life together

why did they have to spend a huge portion of their adult years miserable and lonely

being the worst, emptiest versions of themselves

why

WHY

WHY

do not tell me, DO NOT TELL ME, that these two wouldn’t have loved a life of adventuring around the globe and getting it on in eight billion hotel rooms and having wild ridiculous adventures at every turn.

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and it would be LEGENDARY.

I stopped watching several years ago, when it became clear that the writers couldn’t conceive of a couple being happy without the commitment of kids, a mortgage, or heck, even monogamy. And that when two independent, spirited, adventurous people got together, the writers  could only see them tying each other down instead of continuing their free-willed adventures as partners in crime rather than domestic partners.

I am glad I did not watch the finale, given what I’ve heard of it.

Also, how messed up is it that Robin could have kept Barney if she’d only been able to have kids?!

And that she only became feasible as an option for Ted because he’d already had the kids he wanted? I don’t care if that’s not what they meant, it absolutely came across that way. Ugh ugh ugh.

(via damalur)

— 1 week ago with 3039 notes
#how i met your mother  #himym  #himym finale  #tv shows