Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial. What’s more, there’s an interestingly sexist assumption that often gets made about female fashion — namely, that it’s primarily intended to get male attention and male approval.

Your eyebrows are sisters, not twins.

—The most comforting beauty advice I’ve ever been given. (via cinniie)

(via theunreadlibrarian)

The hours between 12am and 6am
have a funny habit of making you feel
like you’re either on top of the world,
or under it.

—Beau Taplin || the hours between.   (via exoticwild)

(Source: afadthatlastsforever, via literatebitch)

heaveninawildflower:

 ’Today is still the same as yesterday.’ Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (The One Certainty).
Published 1910 by Blackie
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heaveninawildflower:

 ’Today is still the same as yesterday.’ Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (The One Certainty).

Published 1910 by Blackie

archive.org

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