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imredy:

We loved neonV Mag editors’ Icons Re-Imagined Series. Each editor chose their favorite cultural icons- Alex Box, Iris Apfel, and an influential woman who inspired the ImREDy campaign, June Ambrose, and re-imagined them. Check out neonV Mag for the full spread!

omg even without the awesome concept behind it, so into these portraits.

for the record: the only photoshop i want to see anywhere near frida. she is totally judging you for photoshopping her head onto someone else’s body (1) (2)/representing her without her badass facial hair and for generally being a bag of dicks.
and oh hey remember when i totally cried when i saw this piece in real life earlier this year. this has a bit of a different tone to it!

for the record: the only photoshop i want to see anywhere near frida. she is totally judging you for photoshopping her head onto someone else’s body (1) (2)/representing her without her badass facial hair and for generally being a bag of dicks.

and oh hey remember when i totally cried when i saw this piece in real life earlier this year. this has a bit of a different tone to it!

jessiedress:

osolibre:

PROJECT QUEERCESSORY by Mateo

When I get bored I get crafty. So it figures that temporary funemployment has lead to an excess amount of accessory-makin’ from repurposed or thrifted goods.

This fashion story stars myself, my beautiful foster daughter Sunflower, and the closet I share with my husbear.

From left to right/top to bottom:
1. glam collar shirt (old jewelry bits + thrifted shirt)
2. sock garters feat. thrifted shoes (pleather & hardware from old belts + suspenders)
3. disco daytime shorts (thrifted ugly men’s pants + buttons)
4. brown leather cuffs (thrifted belts + snaps)
5. black lace t-top (lace from Joann’s)
6. black & gold rings: leather belt ring & leather rhinestone rings (home-dyed scrap leather + watch hardware + sparkly bits from an old shirt)
7. black leather clip-on bowtie feat. redesigned thrifted 2-tone blouse (home-dyed scrap leather + snaps)
8. sock garter detail
9. brown leather clip-on bowtie feat. redesigned thrifted leopard top (leather scrap + snaps)
10. black leather strap cuffs (leather + hardware from 3 belts)

ALL THESE FASHIONS GET ON MY BODAY/my lord this is all so good/CAN’T STOP STARING. 

OOOOOOOOOOOOH MY.

lascasartoris:

carolathhabsburg:

Beauty in riding habits. Late 1880s

Selika Lazevski photographed by Felix Nadar in 1891. 
This image was floating around Tumblr at the end of last year and I thought I’d do my part to share more information about the identity of this mysterious horsewoman. 
Her name is Selika Lazevski she was photographed by Felix Nadar in 1891. 
This image is likely to have been taken from Documents 4 was a Surrealist art magazine edited by Georges Bataille, published in Paris in 1929, were she is credited as Mademoiselle Lovzeski.
But thats about it!

SusannaForrest.wordpress.com sheds more light on the possible origins of her name.”Sélika was the name of the heroine of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s 1865 opera, L’Africaine, and was adopted as a stage name by the first Black woman to sing at the White House, the coloratura soprano Madame Marie Selika Williams. According to this site, the opera was hugely popular among African Americans, and Selika became a fashionable name.”  

Some more Nadar photos of Selika on the French Ministry of Culture’s archive database: 


Photo credit: Ministère de la Culture (France)

Photo credit: Ministère de la Culture (France)
References:Negrophilia: Avant-Garde Paris and Black Culture in the 1920s by Petrine Archer Straw 
More photos: Ministère de la Culture (France)
http://susannaforrest.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/whos-that-lady/
http://ridingaside.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/more-informationa-dn-pictures.html
Entre to Black Paris - http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=341252402552397entreetoblackparis.blogspot.com
http://carolathhabsburg.tumblr.com/post/11990607230/beauty-in-riding-clothes-s-background-history

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lascasartoris:

carolathhabsburg:

Beauty in riding habits. Late 1880s

Selika Lazevski photographed by Felix Nadar in 1891. 

This image was floating around Tumblr at the end of last year and I thought I’d do my part to share more information about the identity of this mysterious horsewoman. 

Her name is Selika Lazevski she was photographed by Felix Nadar in 1891. 

This image is likely to have been taken from Documents 4 was a Surrealist art magazine edited by Georges Bataille, published in Paris in 1929, were she is credited as Mademoiselle Lovzeski.

But thats about it!
SusannaForrest.wordpress.com sheds more light on the possible origins of her name.”Sélika was the name of the heroine of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s 1865 opera, L’Africaine, and was adopted as a stage name by the first Black woman to sing at the White House, the coloratura soprano Madame Marie Selika Williams. According to this site, the opera was hugely popular among African Americans, and Selika became a fashionable name.”  
Some more Nadar photos of Selika on the French Ministry of Culture’s archive database: 
Selika Laveski



Photo credit: Ministère de la Culture (France)


Photo credit: Ministère de la Culture (France)

References:
Negrophilia: Avant-Garde Paris and Black Culture in the 1920s by Petrine Archer Straw 

More photos: Ministère de la Culture (France)

http://susannaforrest.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/whos-that-lady/

http://ridingaside.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/more-informationa-dn-pictures.html

Entre to Black Paris - http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=341252402552397
entreetoblackparis.blogspot.com

http://carolathhabsburg.tumblr.com/post/11990607230/beauty-in-riding-clothes-s-background-history

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