luciavqz:

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge
Alice and the Pirates

luciavqz:

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

Alice and the Pirates

(via fairytalesandfrills)

verbjectives:

*rips off shirt* I LOVE HISTORY SO MUCH

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his-name-was-writ-in-water:

Prussian hussar’s tunic in the Austrian style, of which was adopted until around 1850 when the heavily braided dolmans and pelisses of yesteryear were reintroduced for ceremonial purposes. Tunics of this type were worn until the end of the First World War, although by then many of the men who wore them served in capacities other than cavalrymen. 

his-name-was-writ-in-water:

Prussian hussar’s tunic in the Austrian style, of which was adopted until around 1850 when the heavily braided dolmans and pelisses of yesteryear were reintroduced for ceremonial purposes. Tunics of this type were worn until the end of the First World War, although by then many of the men who wore them served in capacities other than cavalrymen. 

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necspenecmetu:

Baldassare Franceschini (Il Volterrano), A Portrait of the Marchese Altoviti as Hylas, c. 1640

necspenecmetu:

Baldassare Franceschini (Il Volterrano), A Portrait of the Marchese Altoviti as Hylas, c. 1640

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ritasv:

'The Card Room' by Talbot Hughes

ritasv:

'The Card Room' by Talbot Hughes

(Source : cowerhounds, via theswisscheese)

"There was hardly any difference between Paris and Helen. In this way the hermaphrodite is one of the most ardently caressed chimeras of ancient idolatry. This son of Hermes and Aphrodite is one of the most pleasant creations of pagan genius. Nothing more delightful can be imagined than the harmonious blending together of two such perfect bodies, of these two beauties so equal and yet so different, to form one being superior to both, because of their tempering influence on each other. To an exclusive lover of form is there any more pleasurable uncertainty than that into which he is thrown by the sight of that back, those doubtful thighs, and those fine strong legs which he hardly knows whether to attribute to Mercury ready for flight or Diana emerging from her bath? The torso is a combination of the most charming monstrosities. To the plump and full breast of the youth with strange grace the throat of a young virgin is attached."

— Théophile Gautier, Mademoiselle de Maupin.

"It was his eyes. The color of blue forget-me-nots, piercing, like two novas in a sky of dying stars. Profoundly melancholy, yes. Except when James was angry, at which time two red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly."

— J.V. Hart, Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth.

fashionsfromhistory:

Court Presentation Ensemble
1834
Probably British 
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Court Presentation Ensemble

1834

Probably British 

MET

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Tags: fashion

Its 2am and I’m bouncing around my room passionately lip syncing “Love Story” by Taylor Swift while thinking about how badly I want to cosplay Captain Hook. Ugghhh!! Both the traditional one and the fifteen-year-old James Matthew one!!! But since the whole Captain Hook tag is full of the crappy one from OUAT, here are some drawings from about a year ago that I never finished. Hopefully it will start getting cold soon and I can dress up like a nobleman again! I miss it so much! And James Matthew would be so fun to do the makeup with because his skin is blue/white and his blood is yellow which means he blushes yellow (little dandelion ) so it could be fun messing around with pigment (I’ve never done it before) and I could get red contacts!!

All that’s left to do is run. I’ll be the prince and you’ll be the princess, its a love story baby just say yissss!!

(I’m a dweeb. Ignore me.)

daughterofchaos:

Portrait of a Youth Crowned with Flowers, 1490, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio

daughterofchaos:

Portrait of a Youth Crowned with Flowers, 1490, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio

(via fairytalesandfrills)

Tags: flower crown

chocolattea:

Merman!Charles cause why not uvu <3
also i missed making gifs sobs

chocolattea:

Merman!Charles cause why not uvu <3

also i missed making gifs sobs

Tags: merboy

booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.

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jaded-mandarin:

Samuel Cooper. Self-Portrait, 1644.

jaded-mandarin:

Samuel Cooper. Self-Portrait, 1644.

Sorry I reblogged that last thing twice for a second, I just got really excited and then annoyed that it showed a link instead of the whole post. Woops!

LOUIS XIV FINALLY HAS HIS OWN SHOW

delphes:

Do you remember this picture you might have seen yesterday or the day before ?
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You might have hope for something, like a new movie, or at least a short television serie. Well it’s even better.
IT’S GONNA BE A FULL SHOW delivered by Canal + and named Versailles. There’s gonna be 10 episodes for the first season which is gonna be released in 2015. A “first” season, mean there’s gonna be others ! :D
Filming started this August on the 18th at Versailles and is directed by Jalil Lespert (who directed Yves-Saint-Laurent 2014) for 6 months.
We know some names, without knowing the parts such as :Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Noémie Schmidt, Evan Williams, Anna Brewster (The Tudors), Sarah Winter (Reign), Anatole Taubman Pillars of Earth), Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story), Elisa Lasowski, Maddison Jaizani, Peter Hudson, Gilly Gilchrist.
BUT MOST OF ALL WE KNOW WHO IS GONNA PLAY LOUIS XIV AND MONSIEUR (yes Monsieur my dear followers YES !) - and Anne of Austria (and a courtesan named Beatrice).

The plot will be set in 1667, I guess that Anna of Austria will be there for flashbacks (since she’s supposed to be dead a year before and I hope they didn’t let this huge anachronism).
I’ve translate the show’s synopsis from Canal + site (sorry for mistakes) :

"Louis XIV is 28 years old. He starts building Versailles, to tame the aristocracy and impose his absolute power. Just like you lay a trap.

Louis XIV is a young king haunted by a childhood trauma, the Fronde, a Noble’s revolt against his father Louis XIII (that’s the text, I don’t agree with it because Louis XIII was dead since 5 years and so it was against Mazarin. Anyway…) Extraordinary Political strategist, manipulative, Machiavellian, he is going to “invent” Versailles to divert Nobles, keep them under control, and slowly, transform Versailles into a golden cage. He is also capable of romantic passion. But how can he live them as he is the greatest King in the world.

The first season sees the young king turn into the Sun King, King of Kings. Historical and fictional character, from the most known courtier to the humblest villager, guide us in a world of treason and intimate secrets, political plot and declaration of war, revealing Versailles in all its glory and roughness.”

1667 is a very good choice, because Louis XIV really started to rule as he wanted to since his mother death so I can only agree on this.

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SOooo let’s go back on acting !! Did you recognise the actor on the first picture ? who IS Louis XIV.

He will be played by George Blagden better known as :
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YUP ! Athelstan from the show Vikings.

Now for my favourite part, favourite because Monsieur is maybe gonna be an important character (I guess (I hope) he’s the second name given and the story is gonna focus around Louis’ younger life).
Monsieur will be played by Alexander Vlahos better known as :
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Mordred from Merlin (I’m glad with him, because it could have been reaaaally awful, and Mordred was not bad as acting, now I’m just afraid that they’re gonna make monsieur only as the huge gay guy, childish, stupid and silly and that’s it, fingers crossed they won’t). Anyway there he is in the hall of mirror :
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Anna of Austria will be played by Dominique Blanc who played Madame de Maintenon in The King’s Way a few years ago :
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There she is with Jalil Lespert :
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And Amira Casar who will played a courtier named Beatrice (that’s all we know for now).

How can I say ? That I am SUPER DUPER EXCITED !? Even if I fear this can be something wrong they finally gonna do what I always dreamed for : A SHOW ON LOUIS (AND MONSIEUR WHICH IS EVEN BETTER).
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I HAVE SO MUCH HOPE!!!

(Source : newstele.com)