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coolchicksfromhistory:

yeoldefashion:

At first glance this 1905 evening gown designed by Lucile and entitled ‘A Protest’ appears to be just a pretty dress, if not with a slightly unusual name and color combination. The whole truth is far more interesting.
I wrote a while back about the Victorian practice of using different colors or gemstones to spell out messages in jewelry. This dress uses the same practice on a larger scale.
The color combination of (g)reen, (w)hite and (v)iolet would have sent a very specific message to any one in the know.
Specifically: (G)ive (W)omen the (V)ote.
This is a suffragette ball gown!

Lucile was the professional name of Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon.

coolchicksfromhistory:

yeoldefashion:

At first glance this 1905 evening gown designed by Lucile and entitled ‘A Protest’ appears to be just a pretty dress, if not with a slightly unusual name and color combination. The whole truth is far more interesting.

I wrote a while back about the Victorian practice of using different colors or gemstones to spell out messages in jewelry. This dress uses the same practice on a larger scale.

The color combination of (g)reen, (w)hite and (v)iolet would have sent a very specific message to any one in the know.

Specifically: (G)ive (W)omen the (V)ote.

This is a suffragette ball gown!

Lucile was the professional name of Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon.

mallowtree:

thepinesaredancing:

Every one of these except the “Send Email” one, and most especially the “Somebody was mean to me” and “Person responds using one word” ones. 

*Sigh* I’ll always be socially awkward penguin. How did this happen to me? I thought sports as a kid was supposed to fix that…

thezoereport:

Derek Lam is all about coral this season—we’re especially fond of the corresponding crepe jumpsuit from the spring collection!
neimanmarcus:

Derek Lam coral crepe dress with a matching lip and bold brows.

thezoereport:

Derek Lam is all about coral this season—we’re especially fond of the corresponding crepe jumpsuit from the spring collection!

neimanmarcus:

Derek Lam coral crepe dress with a matching lip and bold brows.

Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality.
Part of Hillary Clinton’s speech to the UN on LGBT rights (gay.org.uk)
MMMM young Marlon Brando. 

heygirlteacher:

Submission: Stephanie

MMMM young Marlon Brando.

heygirlteacher:

Submission: Stephanie

You are not your bra size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.

Unknown (via black-wolves)

Secretly want the last line tattooed on my body.

(via theinnermonologues)

Beautiful.

I am 30, but there are things about me that are still 15.
Brigitte Bardot (via thezoereport)
rookiemag:

Freak Like Me