everythingasoiaf:

What a Braavosi banker would wear

everythingasoiaf:

What a Braavosi banker would wear

The witches from Jequirity Street in Cross Town don’t like to mess around. They know who they are and what they want, and they might hex you if you get in their way.

(Grace Jones)

Nadya Skrytyaglaz is the first known Seer to be a Moira-daughter since the death of Nasrin Evazi. Moira-daughters—female Seers who See and prophesy using weaving—have become increasingly rare as few of the already pitiful number of Seers have ever used a loom before, much less used one to create a complex woven depiction of the future.
Skrytyaglaz here wears the headdress of ivory and Chimera jawbone that was made by the original Moira-daughters of Greece.
(photo submission and caption inspiration from essayofthoughts!)

Nadya Skrytyaglaz is the first known Seer to be a Moira-daughter since the death of Nasrin Evazi. Moira-daughters—female Seers who See and prophesy using weaving—have become increasingly rare as few of the already pitiful number of Seers have ever used a loom before, much less used one to create a complex woven depiction of the future.

Skrytyaglaz here wears the headdress of ivory and Chimera jawbone that was made by the original Moira-daughters of Greece.

(photo submission and caption inspiration from essayofthoughts!)

alongthepathtopeace:

Lake Retba in Senegal

Roxanne Weasley once turned the entire lake pink. No, I swear to Merlin, it happened! On Valentine’s Day, remember? A first year got sick because she drank the water to see if it tasted like strawberries, the idiot. McGonagall was furious. But she was nothing compared to the Giant Squid! It was terrifying. You shoulda seen it. She didn’t lose a single point for her house, though, Godric knows how.

alongthepathtopeace:

Lake Retba in Senegal

Roxanne Weasley once turned the entire lake pink. No, I swear to Merlin, it happened! On Valentine’s Day, remember? A first year got sick because she drank the water to see if it tasted like strawberries, the idiot. McGonagall was furious. But she was nothing compared to the Giant Squid! It was terrifying. You shoulda seen it. She didn’t lose a single point for her house, though, Godric knows how.

Robes made of swaths of sheer fabric create a fey, ethereal look for the nontraditional witch. 
(John Galliano)

Robes made of swaths of sheer fabric create a fey, ethereal look for the nontraditional witch.

(John Galliano)

headcanonish:

centuriespast:

Poison BottleEnglish or American
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Standard enchantments for potions bottles and phials include indestructability and sealing on the stoppers to prevent breakage and leakage. More advanced enchantments include strengthening charms to protect the integrity of the bottle against caustic substances kept within and temporal stasis for potions that must be kept in a particular state for maximum utility. Potioneers also use the temporal stasis for those requiring particular additional ingredients that may not be trivially available, such as the requirement for a particular individual’s hair to complete polyjuice.

headcanonish:

centuriespast:

Poison Bottle
English or American

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Standard enchantments for potions bottles and phials include indestructability and sealing on the stoppers to prevent breakage and leakage. More advanced enchantments include strengthening charms to protect the integrity of the bottle against caustic substances kept within and temporal stasis for potions that must be kept in a particular state for maximum utility. Potioneers also use the temporal stasis for those requiring particular additional ingredients that may not be trivially available, such as the requirement for a particular individual’s hair to complete polyjuice.

(YSL)

(YSL)

everythingasoiaf:

Gown of Alerie Hightower

Armani Prive

everythingasoiaf:

Gown of Alerie Hightower

Armani Prive

deadlightsgirl:

me-lunas:

good.

I just stared at this for like ten minutes

deadlightsgirl:

me-lunas:

good.

I just stared at this for like ten minutes

bathsabbath:

sutured-infection:

Silver skull vinaigrette, Europe, 1701-1900


Like pomanders, vinaigrettes could be used as a vessel to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed should the user be passing through a particularly smelly area. At a time when miasma theories of disease – the idea that disease was carried by foul air – were dominant, carrying a vinaigrette was considered a protective measure. Vapours from a vinegar-soaked sponge in the bottom were inhaled through the small holes in the top of the ‘acorn’. If a person felt faint they could also sniff their vinaigrette and the sharp vinegar smell might shock their body into action. The other side of the vinaigrette shows a face and could act as a memento mori – a reminder of death. The skull was probably hung from a piece of cord or necklace and carried at all times.



I need to learn how to make these. Like, as soon as possible.

Walburga Black was determined to put on a strong front at all times, so she always carried an inhalable Revival Potion in a little skull-shaped vessel beneath her robes.

bathsabbath:

sutured-infection:

Silver skull vinaigrette, Europe, 1701-1900

Like pomanders, vinaigrettes could be used as a vessel to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed should the user be passing through a particularly smelly area. At a time when miasma theories of disease – the idea that disease was carried by foul air – were dominant, carrying a vinaigrette was considered a protective measure. Vapours from a vinegar-soaked sponge in the bottom were inhaled through the small holes in the top of the ‘acorn’. If a person felt faint they could also sniff their vinaigrette and the sharp vinegar smell might shock their body into action. The other side of the vinaigrette shows a face and could act as a memento mori – a reminder of death. The skull was probably hung from a piece of cord or necklace and carried at all times.

I need to learn how to make these. Like, as soon as possible.

Walburga Black was determined to put on a strong front at all times, so she always carried an inhalable Revival Potion in a little skull-shaped vessel beneath her robes.


They were a motley collection; a mixture of the weak seeking protection, the ambitious seeking some shared glory, and the thuggish gravitating toward a leader who could show them more refined forms of cruelty.

Collection of Death Eater masks.

They were a motley collection; a mixture of the weak seeking protection, the ambitious seeking some shared glory, and the thuggish gravitating toward a leader who could show them more refined forms of cruelty.

Collection of Death Eater masks.

markdeutrom:

Maria Callas as Medea, 1959.

The famous Celestina Warbeck, who topped charts multiple times with her hit singles “Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love,” “When I’m With You (Don’t Need No Cheering Charm),” and “Unicorn Blood,” hides from paparazzi after visiting St. Mungo’s for unknown reasons.

markdeutrom:

Maria Callas as Medea, 1959.

The famous Celestina Warbeck, who topped charts multiple times with her hit singles “Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love,” “When I’m With You (Don’t Need No Cheering Charm),” and “Unicorn Blood,” hides from paparazzi after visiting St. Mungo’s for unknown reasons.

headcanonish:

(via oxblood)
The use of strong magic on or by children at an early age has occasionally brought strange changes to their young bodies, or to the forms of their own children once they are old enough to sire or bear. While everyone has heard of squibs, whose variation from the magical norm cannot be disguised, children who grow horns or tails are now taken to St Mungo’s to be cured of their perceived deformity. Their strange beauty still lives on in Muggle legends, though it is lost among wizards.

headcanonish:

(via oxblood)

The use of strong magic on or by children at an early age has occasionally brought strange changes to their young bodies, or to the forms of their own children once they are old enough to sire or bear. While everyone has heard of squibs, whose variation from the magical norm cannot be disguised, children who grow horns or tails are now taken to St Mungo’s to be cured of their perceived deformity. Their strange beauty still lives on in Muggle legends, though it is lost among wizards.

edwardian-time-machine:

►Moonlight Monday
Evening coat
Date: 1902
Source

edwardian-time-machine:

►Moonlight Monday

Evening coat

Date: 1902

Source