Friends, I am sorry to say that during the next few weeks posting will be sporadic if it continues at all. If you’ll recall, my computer containing all my files is permanently broken. Now, the laptop I have been borrowing is also broken. Because I have no mobile device, I will rarely be able to access tumblr. I apologize for the lack of regular posting this summer, but I’m afraid I have no choice. I’ll hopefully return when I get back from vacation to buy a new computer in a few weeks.

headcanonish:

mediumaevum:

Falconry is not dead

The skills required to keep and maintain falcons are similar to those required to keep and maintain owls. In some pureblood homes, both sets of skills are still put to good use.

headcanonish:

mediumaevum:

Falconry is not dead

The skills required to keep and maintain falcons are similar to those required to keep and maintain owls. In some pureblood homes, both sets of skills are still put to good use.

carmidoll:

Taki Bibelas

A young Bellatrix Black, prior to the First Wizarding War.

carmidoll:

Taki Bibelas

A young Bellatrix Black, prior to the First Wizarding War.

Friends, I am sorry to say that during the next few weeks posting will be sporadic if it continues at all. If you’ll recall, my computer containing all my files is permanently broken. Now, the laptop I have been borrowing is also broken. Because I have no mobile device, I will rarely be able to access tumblr. I apologize for the lack of regular posting this summer, but I’m afraid I have no choice. I’ll hopefully return when I get back from vacation to buy a new computer in a few weeks.

velvetrunway:

FALL 2012 READY-TO-WEAR
Ralph Laurenposted by haute-vanity

A cloak of griffon feathers is a treasured luxury often passed down through the family.

velvetrunway:

FALL 2012 READY-TO-WEAR

A cloak of griffon feathers is a treasured luxury often passed down through the family.

thelethifoldwitch:

"Note the fine workmanship, the snakelike scale pattern, the delicate hand for the clasp," the goblin said, indicating the necklace.
The lady she was showing it to reached toward it before retracting her hand. “May I try it on?”
"Why of course you can!" The goblin said, and carefully took the necklace from its case and, with a small indication for the lady to sit, fastened it around her neck, before producing a mirror. "It is very fine isn’t it?"
"Yes it is," The lady said. "How much does it cost?"
"It’s seventy five Galleons Ma’am. Yes, 75," the goblin said looking at the Lady’s expression of shock. "No I will not reduce the cost of my grandfathers workmanship for the House of Black."
"We are the Noble and Ancient House of Black, tha—,”
"Noble? Pfah," the goblin spat. "Nosy and Nobby perhaps, but noble? Don’t make me laugh."
The witch stood and drew her wand.
"Draw your wand would you?" The goblin laughed, and snapped her fingers. "Fool." The necklace contracted around the witch’s neck, starting to throttle her. 
The witch waved her hands frantically in the dim shop. 
"It’s seventy-five Galleons," The goblin repeated and with a snap of her fingers the necklace stopped throttling the witch. "Your options are to pay, die or set the necklace back in its case and leave."
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thelethifoldwitch:

"Note the fine workmanship, the snakelike scale pattern, the delicate hand for the clasp," the goblin said, indicating the necklace.

The lady she was showing it to reached toward it before retracting her hand. “May I try it on?”

"Why of course you can!" The goblin said, and carefully took the necklace from its case and, with a small indication for the lady to sit, fastened it around her neck, before producing a mirror. "It is very fine isn’t it?"

"Yes it is," The lady said. "How much does it cost?"

"It’s seventy five Galleons Ma’am. Yes, 75," the goblin said looking at the Lady’s expression of shock. "No I will not reduce the cost of my grandfathers workmanship for the House of Black."

"We are the Noble and Ancient House of Black, tha—,”

"Noble? Pfah," the goblin spat. "Nosy and Nobby perhaps, but noble? Don’t make me laugh."

The witch stood and drew her wand.

"Draw your wand would you?" The goblin laughed, and snapped her fingers. "Fool." The necklace contracted around the witch’s neck, starting to throttle her. 

The witch waved her hands frantically in the dim shop. 

"It’s seventy-five Galleons," The goblin repeated and with a snap of her fingers the necklace stopped throttling the witch. "Your options are to pay, die or set the necklace back in its case and leave."

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thetentsofbryantpark:

Valentino Resort 2015

thetentsofbryantpark:

Valentino Resort 2015

lumedunsorriso:

Kaufmanfranco F/W 2014

lumedunsorriso:

Kaufmanfranco F/W 2014

fleurdulys:

The Yellow Sofa - John Mansfield Crealock

Portrait of a young Ruth Conway, philanthropist and political rights activist who later became Minister for Magic. While Conway left behind groundbreaking legislation regarding the treatment of Goblins and wix with non-human lineage (i.e. Veela), she also left behind the Conway Trust for the Arts, the largest source of funding for arts programs, galleries, and restoration in the wixen UK. The Conway Trust also provides thousands of Galleons annually for Hogwarts School for the restoration and care of its massive art collection, especially with the damage sustained during the Second Wizarding War.

fleurdulys:

The Yellow Sofa - John Mansfield Crealock

Portrait of a young Ruth Conway, philanthropist and political rights activist who later became Minister for Magic. While Conway left behind groundbreaking legislation regarding the treatment of Goblins and wix with non-human lineage (i.e. Veela), she also left behind the Conway Trust for the Arts, the largest source of funding for arts programs, galleries, and restoration in the wixen UK. The Conway Trust also provides thousands of Galleons annually for Hogwarts School for the restoration and care of its massive art collection, especially with the damage sustained during the Second Wizarding War.

Pilar Montoya de Alcalá, the curandera of Santiago de los Montes, became a respected if somwhat feared voice in her town as well as the greater wixen community when she revealed herself to be a nahual, as they call animagi, in order to defeat a Cucuy. The Cucuy, while commonly used as a tale to frighten children, is in fact a very real if uncommon savage shapeshifting beast that feeds on human flesh. They are extremely dangerous and difficult to kill, and especially enjoy devouring young children. Doña Pilar became a hero to the town of Santiago de los Montes when she transformed into a hawk and clawed out the eyes of the Cucuy before tearing out its heart, saving the life of a seven-year-old girl that would have been it’s third victim in the town. While in part greatly feared for her power, Doña Pilar protected Santiago de los Montes often by reputation alone against dark forces for her entire life.
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Pilar Montoya de Alcalá, the curandera of Santiago de los Montes, became a respected if somwhat feared voice in her town as well as the greater wixen community when she revealed herself to be a nahual, as they call animagi, in order to defeat a Cucuy. The Cucuy, while commonly used as a tale to frighten children, is in fact a very real if uncommon savage shapeshifting beast that feeds on human flesh. They are extremely dangerous and difficult to kill, and especially enjoy devouring young children. Doña Pilar became a hero to the town of Santiago de los Montes when she transformed into a hawk and clawed out the eyes of the Cucuy before tearing out its heart, saving the life of a seven-year-old girl that would have been it’s third victim in the town. While in part greatly feared for her power, Doña Pilar protected Santiago de los Montes often by reputation alone against dark forces for her entire life.

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El Bizarron is a fishing vessel now, for sea urchins or shark or whatever the apothecary wants that day. It’s whenever he goes out at night for eels that he sees her. She likes to lean against the rail, and he can see straight through her robes and body. When they get used to each other enough that she stops walking through him to piss him off, he starts bringing her El Grito de la Lechuza, the daily wixen paper, and she makes wry jokes about the censorship. “They should put me back on their payroll so they can print some real news—they can’t kill me twice, after all!” He spends less time fishing and more time chatting whenever she’s around. Once, she jokes that “you should kill another bruja for me, give me someone to play Exploding Snap with when you’re not around for me to bother. Better yet, kill me a gossip!”
He starts going eel fishing at night even when the apothecary doesn’t need more eels’ eyes.

El Bizarron is a fishing vessel now, for sea urchins or shark or whatever the apothecary wants that day. It’s whenever he goes out at night for eels that he sees her. She likes to lean against the rail, and he can see straight through her robes and body. When they get used to each other enough that she stops walking through him to piss him off, he starts bringing her El Grito de la Lechuza, the daily wixen paper, and she makes wry jokes about the censorship. “They should put me back on their payroll so they can print some real news—they can’t kill me twice, after all!” He spends less time fishing and more time chatting whenever she’s around. Once, she jokes that “you should kill another bruja for me, give me someone to play Exploding Snap with when you’re not around for me to bother. Better yet, kill me a gossip!”

He starts going eel fishing at night even when the apothecary doesn’t need more eels’ eyes.

drakontomalloi:

Edward Burne-Jones - The Princess Tied to a Tree (The Legend of St. George and the Dragon, VI). 1866

Another painting by the 13th century Jewish wixen artist Behira Shehariah. Scenes of struggle are recurrent in her paintings, as Shehariah was an outcast from English and, to a degree, wixen society as a Jew, and from most of Jewish society as a witch. 
The painting is actually a self-portrait, and hangs facing a large window on the eastern side of the Hogwarts castle. In it, other witches in the background hold the staffs that were sometimes favored instead of wands, while in the foreground, the artist struggles while tied to a tree. While the witches in the background often move into adjacent landscapes and poker-game paintings, there’s little movement in the painting as Shehariah slumps against the tree, exhausted, only to regain her strength and struggle a bit more a few moments later. The painting is titled, The Wand-Bearer’s Burden.

drakontomalloi:

Edward Burne-Jones - The Princess Tied to a Tree (The Legend of St. George and the Dragon, VI). 1866

Another painting by the 13th century Jewish wixen artist Behira Shehariah. Scenes of struggle are recurrent in her paintings, as Shehariah was an outcast from English and, to a degree, wixen society as a Jew, and from most of Jewish society as a witch.

The painting is actually a self-portrait, and hangs facing a large window on the eastern side of the Hogwarts castle. In it, other witches in the background hold the staffs that were sometimes favored instead of wands, while in the foreground, the artist struggles while tied to a tree. While the witches in the background often move into adjacent landscapes and poker-game paintings, there’s little movement in the painting as Shehariah slumps against the tree, exhausted, only to regain her strength and struggle a bit more a few moments later. The painting is titled, The Wand-Bearer’s Burden.

omgthatdress:

Cape
Charles Fredrick Worth, 1889
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Cape

Charles Fredrick Worth, 1889

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

hellyeahhelena:

Vogue UK September 1990

hellyeahhelena:

Vogue UK September 1990

crushthyflowers:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sibylla Palmifera
I love Alexa Wilding

crushthyflowers:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sibylla Palmifera

I love Alexa Wilding