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I'm a costume fanatic, a reading geek, music addict and so much more. I love to create things, such as drawing, painting, embrodiere and muuuuch more =D
And I'm from Norway, btw ^^
My fandoms: books, costumes, corsets, calligraphy, dip pens, quills, old things, tea, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Vampire Diaries, period dramas, Heartland, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, and more.

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5:58 PM
September 14th, 2014


13 cats failing at hide and seek

As good as cats think they are at hiding from us, we know better.

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4:53 PM
September 13th, 2014


A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace.  The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.

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1:39 AM
August 23rd, 2014
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
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9:22 PM
August 19th, 2014

Girls didn’t really take much interest in me until I was about 14. But I knew how to talk to them very quickly. What I figured out - that my friends didn’t - was you have to talk to women like you’re not constantly trying to have sex with them. That seemed to work.

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9:16 PM
August 19th, 2014

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9:12 PM
August 19th, 2014


"Electric Light" fancy dress designed by Worth for Alice Vanderbilt, worn to the Vanderbilt Ball, March 26, 1883

From MCNY via The Huffington Post & Jewels Du Jour 

3:47 PM
August 18th, 2014


The Oscar nominated costumes for Sense and Sensibility were designed by Jenny Beavan and John Bright. They worked with one another on several other films, including The Remains of the Day, A Room With a View and The Bostonians. Their creations for Emma Thompson’s screenplay of Jane Austen’s famous novel have gone on to be used and altered for many Regency era films and television shows.

This white and blue checked gown has certainly made the rounds over the years, having been worn at least nine times. It first appeared in 1995 on Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. It was seen again in 2000 on Honeysuckle Weeks as Alice in the television special Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings in a skit entitled Plots and Proposals.  In 2002 it was seen on an extra in the mini-series Napoléon.  In 2003 it was worn again on an extra in Byron, and in 2004 was utilized in the reality series Regency House Party on Victoria Hopkins.  The gown was worn twice in 2007, first in Mansfield Park on Billie Piper as Fanny Price, and then in Persuasion on Rosamund Stephen as Henrietta Musgrove. In 2011 it was spotted on Nicola Burley as Isabella Linton in Wuthering Heights.  Most recently the costume was seen in 2013 in Austenland on Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright, though some trim has been added to the sleeves and empire waist to give it a slightly different look.

Costume Credit: Anna, Cintia, Shrewsbury Lasses

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10:02 PM
August 16th, 2014
10:21 PM
August 8th, 2014


ZIAD NAKAD Fall/Winter 2014 

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10:19 PM
August 8th, 2014

Fashion! Put It All On Me ➝  Tony ward f/w 2014-15 [2/3]

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