Ensemble, The Girl Who Lived in the Tree
Dress of ivory silk tulle embroidered with red glass crystals; bolero of red silk
Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
“[In this collection] she was a feral creature living in the tree. When she decided to descend to earth, she was transformed into a princess.”
Hall of resting soldiers.
Title: Never Play
Artist: Emily and The Woods
never play by yourself
it’s a danger to be alone
never stray too far away
it’s not safe outside of home
i didn’t ask for the ground beneath my feet & i
didn’t ask for the sky
all that i ask my darling
is that you stay here with me
(The Bourbon news., May 14, 1912)
Fox Ridge Coal advertisement, The Bourbon news., May 14, 1912
La fée de la Fontaine (Fountain fairy)
Illustration by Frédéric Clément of the book “L’Oiseau Bleu (et autres contes)” (The Blue Bird and other tales). Part of the tale “La Biche au bois” (The Doe in the Woods) by Madame d’Aulnoy.
Rosette was fast asleep when the wicked nurse, who was very wide awake, went to fetch the boatman. She took him to the princess’s room, and then without awaking her, they took her, feather-bed, mattress, sheets, coverlet, and all, her foster-sister helping them in every way, and threw her with all these into the sea. And the princess slept so soundly that she did not awake. But most fortunately her bed was made of phoenixes’ feathers, which are very rare, and which have this property, that they never go to the bottom of the water. So that she floated about in her bed, as if she had been in a boat.
“Princess Rosette” by Madame d’Aulnoy (read it here
She never could get herself away from the hills and the broad sky, from the sound of the curlew and the skylark, the sea, and the silence of the night.
Jennifer Worth (via girlmeetsdream
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Maurice Sendak
I love you more than my own skin.
Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera
Castle Stalker, Scotland
Ice ship sculpture created by set designer and art director Rhea Thierstein | Shot by Tim Walker
"that she was the princess / he told his little sister bedtime stories about"
"Rogues, a Study of Characters" by Samuel G. Szabó
Lifter, wife poisoner, forger, sneak thief; cracksman, pickpocket, burglar, highwayman; murderer, counterfeiter, abortionist—each found a place in this gallery of rogues.