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The Feminist who Dresses Like a 50's House Wife

Cara with an Ann thrown in after.
I greatly enjoy writing, reading too far into the night, my guitar, the dirt under peoples finger nails, various things to do with facts, all sorts of nerd type activities, not failing college at UNC-Chapel Hill and Cult Television shows. Ask away at the bottom of the page!

didoofcarthage:

Sea Nymphs by Henri-Pierre Picou
1871
oil on canvas
private collection 

didoofcarthage:

Sea Nymphs by Henri-Pierre Picou

1871

oil on canvas

private collection 

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thesecretyouknow:

Furs, Gowns & Extravaganza! Phantom's Michele McConnell Brings Fans Inside Carlotta's Closet

"The costume that puts my technique to the test! (And guarantees business for my chiropractor!)"

“This costume comes in around 40 lbs. It sits pretty evenly on my hips, but you still have the weight pulling down on your shoulders and neck. I start off the show in this extravagant gown walking downstage singing a giant cadenza and holding a severed head prop (supposedly it’s designed to weigh the same as a real human head! I’ve never held a real severed head, so I’ll take their word for it…). It took me a couple of times in my first dress rehearsal to get through my first line in one breath due to the costume heft. This dress also makes sure I don’t overeat before the show!”

"The costume that makes me feel like a million bucks!!"

“This is my favorite costume!! I mean, honestly, a fur-trimmed parasol? What’s not to love about all this over-the-top extravagance?! I feel like a true Prima Donna in this costume. I have a feeling wardrobe would notice if I tried to steal this one…”

"The costume that makes me feel like a wedding cake!"

“Il Muto is our ‘opera within the opera’ scene. It’s one of my favorite moments in the show because I get to combine technique with physical comedy. How many Broadway singers get paid to leap around on a bed and croak on stage?”

"The costume that makes me aware of my space!"

“This costume involves wings out my back and my hand-held mask. My wings have gotten caught on people, the mannequins, even the curtains! And—note to self—this mask has a metal rim. When you accidentally poke yourself in the eye with it while doing choreography, it hurts. ;)”

"The costume that fits like a glove!"

“This costume was built specifically for me and fits like a glove! It’s very common after 26 years that our expensive and extravagant costumes at Phantom get altered to new cast members. This one was built for me for the 25 the anniversary performance, and I love it! Again, such extravagance! It has over 150 yards of hand-seen trim, and you gotta love my fur- trimmed hat!”

"The costume that gets caught everywhere"

“This costume, despite its weight, is super comfortable but it’s huge! Space is so tight backstage at Phantom, I feel like wardrobe is constantly repairing the skirt for rips and tears as I get caught in the wings!”

Formatted by Viscountess.

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peenslayer:

drunk me is the me i really want to be. confident, hilarious and, most importantly, drunk. 

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casualmisandry:

nothing but blue skies. airy, happy songs for springtime days. 
01. honey and i- haim 02. 5 years time- noah and the whale 03. bloom- the paper kites 04. mayfly- belle & sebastian 05. let’s get out of this country- camera obscura 06. home- edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros 07. shine- benjamin francis leftwich 08. australia- the shins 09. santa maria de feira- devendra banhart 10. burden of tomorrow- the tallest man on earth 10. orpheo looks back- andrew bird 12. santa fe- beirut 13. art isn’t real (city of sin) 14. keep me in mind- little joy 15. in the aeroplane over the sea- neutral milk hotel 16. horchata- vampire weekend

casualmisandry:

nothing but blue skies. airy, happy songs for springtime days.

01. honey and i- haim 02. 5 years time- noah and the whale 03. bloom- the paper kites 04. mayfly- belle & sebastian 05. let’s get out of this country- camera obscura 06. home- edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros 07. shine- benjamin francis leftwich 08. australia- the shins 09. santa maria de feira- devendra banhart 10. burden of tomorrow- the tallest man on earth 10. orpheo looks back- andrew bird 12. santa fe- beirut 13. art isn’t real (city of sin) 14. keep me in mind- little joy 15. in the aeroplane over the sea- neutral milk hotel 16. horchata- vampire weekend

macaronithyme:

1980’s Businesswoman Comics by Kate Beaton

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ianbrooks:

VISIONS by Benoit Paillé

Artist: Behance / Tumblr / Flickr

officialfrenchtoast:

”..the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve..”
-Matthew 20:28

officialfrenchtoast:

”..the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve..”

-Matthew 20:28

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History Meme - 3/6 Women - The Radium Girls 
"Not to worry," their bosses told them. "If you swallow any radium, it’ll make your cheeks rosy." The women at Radium Dial sometimes painted their teeth and faces and then turned off the lights for a laugh.

From: ‘Radium Girls’ By Martha Irvine, Associated Press, Buffalo News, 1998

The US Radium Corporation a factory in Orange, New Jersey around 1917 employed young women as painters to paint radium on the dials on watchers. The girls would use their lips to paint the brushes and with every time they painted their brushes, they would ingest a small portion of the radium.
Radium is an alpha particle and can do severe damage once ingested. The Radium moved to the bone and continue to emit radiation for the rest of the girl’s lives because of the long half-life of Radium. It damaged the cells by the none and caused bone Cancer in many of the girls.
During the 1920s, a group of these women sued the US Radium Corporation. Some of the victims won a small portion of money thus becoming the first to receive compensation for occupational injury.

(read more here)

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cuteness-daily:

Cats With Flower Crowns!

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