**TEMPORARY HIATUS** I've very recently started a new job and am moving across London, so I wont be online very often...

*BJDs (and other dolls),
*Fashion (including Lolita and Gothic),
*Nature and animals (mainly foxes and wolves and cats),
*Fandoms (mainly Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Code Geass, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Firefly, Ghibli, Hemlock Grove).


Paolo Sebastian Haute Couture A/W (2014/15)

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*hears intro to Sugar We’re Going Down* … *runs into room* AM I MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR YET *kicks wall* I’VE BEEN DYING TO TELL YOU ANYTHING *punches chair* YOU WANNA HEAR *throws table* COS THAT’S JUST WHO I AM THIS WEEK

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"You know, I’ve been here for a very long time. And I remember many things. I remember being at a shoreline. Watching a little gray fish heave itself up on the beach, and an older brother saying, "Don’t step on that fish, Castiel. Big plans for that fish." I remember the Tower of Babel, all 37 feet of it, which I suppose was impressive at the time. And when it fell, they howled divine wrath. But come on, dried dung can only be stacked so high. I remember Cain and Abel. David and Goliath, Sodom and Gomorrah. And of course, I remember the most remarkable event - remarkable because it never came to pass. It was averted by two boys, an old drunk, and a fallen angel. The grand story. And we ripped up the ending, and the rules, and destiny, leaving nothing but freedom and choice. Which is all well and good, except… well, what if I’ve made the wrong choice? How am I supposed to know? But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you my story. Let me tell you everything."


Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture spring-summer 2014 details

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'Anti' by Kelly McKernan, inspired by ‘Princess Mononoke’ and originally displayed at Gallery 1988's 10 Year Anniversary art show earlier this year, is an open edition print measuring 8” x 10” including a 0.5” white surrounding border.

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How many of the costumes were “made from scratch” and what percentage are vintage?

I cannot say the exact percentage, but where possible I used vintage clothes. In other cases, I used pieces of authentic embroidery, lace, or buttons that I found in the London vintage market, applying them on corsets or dresses made with new fabric. I also used vintage men’s jackets, waistcoats, scarves, and hats when the actors measurements and characters would permit.

(Gabriella Pescucci, costume designer for “Penny Dreadful”)

(from Variety.com)



set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

these are incredible

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Finally a few half decent photos of my Isabel de Requesens dress! At some point i’ll set up a nice backdrop with drapery and candles, but for right now these will have to do.

The costume was drafted, made, and worn by me. The design was based off of a painting created by Raphael and Gulio Romano in the early 1500s. 

It’s made from linen and velvet. Aside from boning channels and skirt seams it was entirely hand sewn. The embroidery and beading were done by hand as well.

I have several detailed blog posts about the project, which can be found here, and a few videos on making it which are here

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I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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We’re Best Dead Friends Forever.


Male King Parrot. by Ralph de Zilva

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viwan themes