27 7 / 2014

‘My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.’

(Source: the-twelfthour, via ladyhistory)

24 7 / 2014

21 7 / 2014

forbrightskies:

  • If you want to have sex after being together one hour that’s fine
  • If you want to have sex after being together one week that’s fine
  • If you want to have sex after being together one month that’s fine
  • If you want to have sex after being together one year that’s fine
  • If you want to wait until marriage that’s fine
  • If you’re not even together that’s fine too
  • IT’S ALL FINE NOW PLEASE STOP THINKING OTHER PEOPLE’S SEX IS YOUR BUSINESS THANK YOU 

As long as it’s all safe, consensual and doesn’t involve anything illegal, do whatever you want. Your downstairs department is none of my business and shockingly enough, mine is none of yours :) 

(via prizewinnerofdefianceohio)

20 7 / 2014

a-mad-mockery:

What’s this from???

Troy :) 2004 if I remember right, with Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean and Eric Bana. 

(Source: weloveperioddrama)

19 7 / 2014

chibird:

I haven’t illustrated a quote in a long time… but this one really stood out to me. I know some people like this.

chibird:

I haven’t illustrated a quote in a long time… but this one really stood out to me. I know some people like this.

19 7 / 2014

wsswatson:

bradamantethebrave:

wsswatson:

people: “benedict cumberbatch is the most attractive actor to play sherlock holmes”

me:

Who dat???? *o*

jeremy brett - he played holmes in the granada television series and he’s a work of art

I love them both, but to me Brett is Sherlock Holmes <3 The new Sherlock is amazing, but Brett and the Granada version are the best classic portrayal of the traditional character and original story lines. 

(via sewfreaky)

17 7 / 2014

edwardian-time-machine:

Beautiful Handmade Evening Gown, 1900.
Source

This dress has been making the rounds for AGES. It&#8217;s not Victorian or Edwardian, it&#8217;s a &#8216;vintage inspired&#8217; wedding dress on sale on Etsy. Pretty, but not an actual historical garment :)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/75936549/original-handmade-vintage-inspired

edwardian-time-machine:

Beautiful Handmade Evening Gown, 1900.

Source

This dress has been making the rounds for AGES. It’s not Victorian or Edwardian, it’s a ‘vintage inspired’ wedding dress on sale on Etsy. Pretty, but not an actual historical garment :)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/75936549/original-handmade-vintage-inspired

17 7 / 2014

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

(via vintagegal)

17 7 / 2014

officialjessicajewett:

Fashion plates from the 1860s. This is what women looked at for fashion trends in magazines the way we look at model spreads in magazines today.

(via thats-not-victorian)

16 7 / 2014

tabodesign:

A beautiful young Marie Antoinette, 1600s

Pretty picture, but not Marie Antoinette. Marie was alive from 1755-1793. This painting was painted by Gustave Jacquet, who&#8217;s lifespan was 1846-1909. He painted portraits inspired by past centuries and decades including the 1700s, which is the era that the style of this painting is based on. It is titled &#8216;Portrait of a Lady&#8217; and is of a supposedly imaginary character. Most definitely not Marie Antoinette, but like I said, a lovely portrait all the same. 

tabodesign:

A beautiful young Marie Antoinette, 1600s

Pretty picture, but not Marie Antoinette. Marie was alive from 1755-1793. This painting was painted by Gustave Jacquet, who’s lifespan was 1846-1909. He painted portraits inspired by past centuries and decades including the 1700s, which is the era that the style of this painting is based on. It is titled ‘Portrait of a Lady’ and is of a supposedly imaginary character. Most definitely not Marie Antoinette, but like I said, a lovely portrait all the same.