Paintings in detail→ Vincent Van Gogh's stars
Rohit Bal’s collection for India Bridal Fashion Week - absolutely stunning, and (in my opinion) way more interesting and personal than current western trends.
The Elizabethan-looking one (second down on the left) is my shit!
You know how I NEVER wear dresses, ever? I would so wear the hell out of these. Absolutely stunning.
Every time. Especially when I’m at a place for the first time. You can learn so much about a person by the books they own.
MYTHOLOGY SERIES: CASSANDRA (GREEK MYTH):
CASSANDRA was the daughter of king Priam of Troy and queen Hecuba. Her beauty was every bit as remarkable as her gift of prophecy. Apollo was in love with Cassandra but after Cassandra refused his advances he condemned her to live with the gift of prophecy, and the knowledge that no body would ever believe her.
Cassandra foretold the Trojan War, the true purpose of the Trojan horse and the murder of Agamemnon - to whom she was given to as a share of his spoils.
When Troy fell she sought sanctuary in Athena’s temple, but was raped by Ajax the lesser. The goddess punished this sacrilege by killing many of the Greeks during their voyage home. Cassandra met her own end at the hands of Agamemnon’s wife Clytemnestra.
In modern times, Cassandra has often served as a model for both tragedy and romance, and has given popularity to the archetypal character of someone whose prophetic insight is obscured by insanity, turning their revelations into riddles or disjointed statements that are not fully comprehended until after the event has come and gone.
|—||Margaret Atwood (via theselittlewondersstillremain)|
Vincent van Gogh, Piles of French Novels and Roses in a Glass (“Romans Parisiens”), c. 1887
Happy Women’s Day, ladies. Don’t let anyone tell you to change, you are beautiful just the way you are. ♥
Patrick Palmer; Oil, 2012, Painting “Still working on a title”