When boys of the Shan tribe undergo the ritual “Poi Sang Long”, the focal point lies in, what in the Western world would be described as, “feminine values”. They are dressed up in bright colours and adorned with make-up. The aim is to mimic the young Prince Siddhartha before he became Lord Buddha. Even though the purpose of the ritual is to show that the boys are on their way to become mature and responsible men, it is loaded with aesthetic values and free from any physical trials. This is what sets it apart from other typical male rituals. By Ken Bamberg
Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka
It’s a real life princess dress! :D I love it!!
Fasciation (plant pathology) : Malformation of plant parts resulting from disorganized tissue growth. Specimen found while walking on the dunes at Saint-Georges-de-Didonne in France
If this isn’t an SCP yet it is about to be.
“It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.”
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but my style icon is Lucile. This gown and the other Lucile gown are two of the gowns currently on my inspiration board for my 1912 ball gown.
LUCILE SILK and METALLIC LACE BELLE EPOCH GOWN, Winter 1911. Trained royal purple charmeuse with short sleeve wrap bodice of gold metallic lace under purple net trimmed with gold fringe and silk flowers, draped hobble skirt with ruffled chiffon side panels heavily appliqued in metallic gold, open at front hem with tassel over chiffon insert, demi-train. Label “Lucile Ltd 17 West 36th St. New York”. B-40, W-31, front L-56, back L-62. (Tiny holes, corset torn under arms, faint stain) good. $7,800.
Look at this dress. Just LOOK AT IT. It is gorgeous and just… *grabby hands*