Attendez la crème.

(Source: cinecat)

Melancholy people have two reasons for being so: they don’t know or they hope.

Albert Camus, “The Absurd Man” (via heteroglossia)
yesdarlingido:

"Have you ever seen me on a talk show? I’m the worst interview guest ever. I might get to a point eventually where I just say “Enough! I’m not doing it anymore.” Right now I do feel that it’s necessary to do these things. I consider myself an artist but I also know that without awareness of myself, it’s very hard to get jobs. And if you don’t get jobs you can’t get better jobs, and if you can’t get better jobs you don’t get to a position where you can then have control over what you’re doing. You’re at the mercy of everyone else’s shitty opinions and decisions. I just feel that there’s a necessity to that stuff and I like to find the joy in it.
I just want to keep people on their toes. I don’t know. I don’t really care much about fame or success. I think control is the long term goal.  It would be nice to be in a place where I can be like Bill Murray and just have an answering machine and do whatever I want.”
Aubrey Plaza, from her NY Times Magazine interview

yesdarlingido:

"Have you ever seen me on a talk show? I’m the worst interview guest ever. I might get to a point eventually where I just say “Enough! I’m not doing it anymore.” Right now I do feel that it’s necessary to do these things. I consider myself an artist but I also know that without awareness of myself, it’s very hard to get jobs. And if you don’t get jobs you can’t get better jobs, and if you can’t get better jobs you don’t get to a position where you can then have control over what you’re doing. You’re at the mercy of everyone else’s shitty opinions and decisions. I just feel that there’s a necessity to that stuff and I like to find the joy in it.

I just want to keep people on their toes. I don’t know. I don’t really care much about fame or success. I think control is the long term goal.  It would be nice to be in a place where I can be like Bill Murray and just have an answering machine and do whatever I want.”

Aubrey Plaza, from her NY Times Magazine interview

(Source: sylviagetyourheadouttheoven)

malformalady:

The black sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos), sometimes informally known as the Black jellyfish or Sarlacc Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that can be found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The black sea nettle is considered a giant jelly; its distinctive purplish bell can reach over three feet (91 cm) in diameter; its lacy, pinkish oral arms can reach nearly 20 feet (6 m) in length and its stinging tentacles 25 feet (7.6 m) or more.

malformalady:

The black sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos), sometimes informally known as the Black jellyfish or Sarlacc Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that can be found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The black sea nettle is considered a giant jelly; its distinctive purplish bell can reach over three feet (91 cm) in diameter; its lacy, pinkish oral arms can reach nearly 20 feet (6 m) in length and its stinging tentacles 25 feet (7.6 m) or more.

As women, when we’re children we’re taught to enter the world with big hearts. Blooming hearts. Hearts bigger than our damn fists. We are taught to forgive - constantly - as opposed to what young boys are taught: Revenge, to get ‘even.’ Our empathy is constantly made appeals to, often demanded for. If we refuse to show kindness, we are reprimanded. We are not good women if we do not crush our bones to make more space for the world, if we do not spread our entire skin over rocks for others to tread on, if we do not kill ourselves in every meaning of the word in the process of making it cozy for everyone else. It is the heat generated by the burning of our bodies with which the world keeps warm. We are taught to sacrifice so much for so little. This is the general principle all over the world.

By the time we are young women, we are tired. Most of us are drained. Some of us enter a lock of silence because of that lethargy. Some of us lash out. When I think of that big, blooming heart we once had, it looks shriveled and worn out now. When I was teaching, I had a young student named Mariam. She was only 11 years old. Some boy pushed her around in class, called her names, broke her spirit for the day. We were sitting under a chestnut tree on a field trip and she asked me if a boy ever hurt me. I told her many did and I destroyed them one by one. I think that’s the first time she ever heard the word ‘destroyed.’ We rarely teach our girls to fight back for the right reasons.

Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time. Take your time. You are taught to hide, censor, move about without messing up decorum for a man’s comfort. Whether it’s said or not, you’re taught balance. Forget that. Displease. Disappoint. Destroy. Be loud, be righteous, be messy. Mess up and it’s fine – you are learning to unlearn. Do not see yourself like glass. Like you could get dirty and clean. You are flesh. You are not constant. You change. Society teaches women to maintain balance and that robs us of our volatility. Our mercurial hearts. Calm and chaos. Love only when needed; preserve otherwise.

Do not be a moth near the light; be the light itself. Do not let a man’s ocean-big ego swallow you up. Know what you want. Ask yourself first. Decide your own pace. Decide your own path. Be cruel when needed. Be gentle only when needed. Collapse and then re-construct. When someone says you are being obscene, say yes I am. When they say you are being wrong, say yes I am. When they say you are being selfish, say yes I am. Why shouldn’t I be? How do you expect a woman to stand on her two feet if you keep striking her at the ankles.

There are multiple lessons we must teach our young girls so that they render themselves their own pillars instead of keeping male approval as the focal point of their lives. It is so important to state your feelings of inconvenience as a woman. We are instructed to tailor ourselves and our discomfort - constantly told that we are ‘whining’ and ‘nagging’ and ‘complaining too much.’ That kind of silence is horribly violent, that kind of insistence upon uniformly nodding in agreement to your own despair, and smiling emptily so no man is ever uncomfortable around us. Male-entitlement dictates a woman’s silence. If we could see the mimetic model of the erasure of a woman’s voice, it would be an incredibly bloody sight.

On a breezy July night, my mother and I were sleeping under the open sky. Before dozing off, I told her that I think there is a special place in heaven where all wounded women bury their broken hearts and their hearts grow into trees that only give fruit to the good and poison to the bad. She smiled and said Ameen. Then she closed her eyes.

A Woman of War by Mehreen Kasana (via pbnpineapples)
thescrewballgirl:

William Powell and Carole Lombard.

thescrewballgirl:

William Powell and Carole Lombard.

Myrna Loy in Wife vs. Secretary, 1936

Myrna Loy in Wife vs. Secretary, 1936

We carry the lives we’ve imagined as we carry the lives we have, and sometimes a reckoning comes of all the lives we have lost.

Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk (via invisiblestories)

Jean Harlow in Bombshell, 1933

thebeautyofmarilyn:

Marilyn behind the scenes of There’s No Business Like Show Business, 1954.

thebeautyofmarilyn:

Marilyn behind the scenes of There’s No Business Like Show Business, 1954.

The question [of beauty] for feminist politics is not so much moral — is beauty good or bad for women? — but pragmatic: how is beauty defined, deployed, defended, subordinated, marketed or manipulated, and how do these tactics intersect with gender and value?

Claire Colebrook in her Introduction: Special Issue on Beauty and Feminist Theory 7 (2) 131-142 (via arabellesicardi)
oliver-ress:

Dazed & Confused May 2014 Cover with LEA SEYDOUX  Dazed & Confused (Korea) / May 2014 (Magazine Cover)





Credits:
Photographer: Nagi Sakai Fashion Editor/Stylist: Aeri Yun Hair Stylist: Wendy Iles Makeup Artist: Lili Choi Casting Director: Oliver Ress Actor: Léa Seydoux

oliver-ress:

Dazed & Confused May 2014 Cover with LEA SEYDOUX
Dazed & Confused (Korea) / May 2014 (Magazine Cover)

Photographer: Nagi Sakai
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Aeri Yun
Hair Stylist: Wendy Iles
Makeup Artist: Lili Choi
Casting Director: Oliver Ress
Actor: Léa Seydoux

Explain that you live between two great darks, the first
With an ending, the second without one, that the luckiest
Thing is having been born, that you live in a blur
Of hours and days, months and years, and believe
It has meaning, despite the occasional fear
You are slipping away with nothing completed, nothing
To prove you existed.

Mark Strand, from “The Continuous Life” (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
valkania:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Make-up test 

valkania:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Make-up test