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polina, 22 years-old, female, canada, university student, interested in history, international relations, old hollywood, old postcards, victorian clothes, the edwardian era, literature, photography, fashion and much more ...  ♠

kingmakersdaughter:

The good parts are so good, you’re willing to suffer an unbelievable amount of pain, just to get to them.

The Magic Begins - 9. A character you feel the need to defend ; Draco Malfoy

fashionsfromhistory:

Tiara (Part of Jewelry Suite)

c.1808

Italy 

By tradition this piece, part of a set, is believed to have belonged to Caroline Murat (1782-1839), Queen of Naples. Their accompanying leather box is stamped with a crowned ‘C’ in gold.

Documentary evidence in the archives of the Opificio in Florence and in the archives in Naples suggest that this parure, or set of jewelry, may have been produced in either centre. Hardstone mosaic techniques emerged in Florence, where Ferdinand de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, founded the Grand Ducal Workshop (Opificio delle Pietre Dure) in 1588. It still operates today under the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage.

Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world’s great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.

V&A

Showgirls photographed by Gordon Parks, New York, 1958 (via)
jaded-mandarin:

Anthony Van Dyck. Detail from Marie Louise de Tassis, 1629.

jaded-mandarin:

Anthony Van Dyck. Detail from Marie Louise de Tassis, 1629.

cinemove:

Atonement (2009) dir. Joe Wright

marthajefferson:

ancientpeoples:

Necklace with Bulla Pendant, river god
400-350 BC, Etruscan(Source: The British Museum)

marthajefferson:

ancientpeoples:

Necklace with Bulla Pendant, river god

400-350 BC, Etruscan
(Source: The British Museum)

cinnasghost:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Original Book + J. K. Rowling’s Notes

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