Ballerina Anna Pavlova in a Russian traditional headdress kokoshnik & Sasha Pivovarova wearing a headdress inspired by kokoshnik, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Paris-Moscow 2009
"The Kokoshnik is based on a construction of thick cloth or a wire frame, with varying degrees of ornamentation on top. The high arch of the hat extends down to the ears, or can continue into a veil or shawls with ribbons and bows flowing down over the neck and shoulders. Pearls were a favourite decoration for Kokoshniki, especially ones associated with wedding rituals. They are not meant for everyday use but for special occasions. There is some debate as to whether in their early days Kokoshniki could only be worn by married women, but it seems they were worn by unmarried women in time."
the real magic in the harry potter universe is how harry was always in the right place at the right time to overhear the exact conversation between the two people he needed to know to piece together the mystery of the year like god damn
“In March, due to a natural phenomenon, Siberia’s Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.”
Photograph by Alex El Barto.
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Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria Josef Arpád Koppay, c. 1910
Książ Castle, 13th century
Bobolice Castle, 14th century
Palace on the water, (Łazienki Palace), 17th century
Kurozwęki Palace, 13th/14th century
Krzyżtopór Castle, 17th century
Niedzica (Dunajec) Castle, 14th century
The Abduction of Persephone.
I did this July 2013—the composition reminiscent of my 2011 work for Fables for Japan. Again, in a mall cafe for 3 hours.
Pencils on textured paper.
theres a big difference between being done with homework and homework being done
plot twist: people begin to find you attractive in real life and not just on tumblr
Plot twist: People begin to find me attractive on Tumblr
Plot twist: People begin to think I’m attractive.
Plot twist: People begin to think