THEME BY MARAUDERSMAPS
i'm an illustrator, concept artist, cosplayer, and nerd with a penchant for femininity and love of all things childish. this tumblr mostly consists of art, cute things, fandom stuff, costumes, and feminism.

tyfrthvnm:

shakespeareandpunk:

i’m too exhausted to unpack this but ok the idea that punk (or anything, this applies to all aesthetics) has become watered down because it’s all about the look or fashion

okay, you’re right the ideology is more important but if you think punk wasn’t about fashion during its 1970’s conception then you’re very wrong, and also fashion is ideology, fashion is culture, fashion is a performance of identity. don’t dismiss fashion. 

fashion is also function. like i’m reading this book about east bay punk and the first time they saw studded bracelets was this kid, who would make them himself, and he would sharpen the studs to beat people up in the pit.

or like, let’s talk about why doc martens are considered the punk’s shoe of choice. it’s a workboot, at the end of the day, it is a workboot. they’re designed to last. they’re designed for people who stand for hours at a time and they (usually) have steel enforced toes. leather can take a fucking beating: punk is a working class movement, the clothes are things that will last

there’s a thing to note that now a lot of “punk” pieces of clothing are really fuckin expensive but like. as a very very working class person the one thing my mother always stressed to me was to buy shit that lasts because then you’re not spending twenty dollars on a new pair of boots/new jacket/whatever every six months.

PUNK FASHION IS SO IMPORTANT. FASHION IS IMPORTANT. FASHION IS TANGIBLE IDENTITY POLITICS. 

furippupauplus:

reapergrellsutcliff:

Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893

Illustrations from “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall that was published in the January 1893 issue of The Strand magazine.

shockingly accurate besides the hats.

whisperingsweetsins:

dynamicafrica:

Today’s style inspiration: Haute couture and high, high heels from Angolan fashion blogger Soraya de Carvalho of ‘Style is My Thing’.

There is so much amazingness going on in this photoset

mechanical-jewel:

doctornerdington:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc).

Handy, basic visual reference tool.

Then it becomes The Great War, inter-war, The War, The Cold War, the “holy shit not that much war this decade”, and The War on Terror.

neverending-fairytale:

Saw my all time favourite dress. Great opportunity to shoot some close-ups!

concernedresidentofbakerstreet:

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Blouse Collars, 1940s-50s - By Charlotte Dymock.

there was a lot of bullshit in the forties and fifties but the style was not part of it

gabbyzapata:

Here’s another thing I did for Disney Style! A little infographic on all the costume changes they went through in the film. Who knew Tiana had so many!?

Click here to read the article! (it may look blown out on the actual article. My apologies!)

forever disappointed that they left out Ariel’s rope and sail make-shift dress…

artschoolglasses:

Favourite Fashion: Alexander McQueen, Fall 2008 RTW

omgthatdress:

Evening Ensemble

Philippe & Gaston, 1925

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

hobbitkaiju:

emiii-chan:

psfashion:

Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!

When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Ladies, say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!

Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)

I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!

(I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

Saw this post and immediately went to check out the website and ordered a pair!

I NEED A PAIR OF THESE YESTERDAY