In the spring of 1992, Ford Models asked me to shoot a test of their newest girls, two unknowns sharing a tiny New York apartment. I came across these old prints in the archive and was reminded just how irresistible these girls turned out to be. This was the first day I met Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta. - Dewey Nicks
5:10 pm • 9 March 2014 • 1,605 notes
I don’t wanna be your girl no more
I just want to see your face at home.
12:18 am • 9 March 2014
“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”
— Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via tierdropp)
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9:07 pm • 7 March 2014 • 21,695 notes
Heterosexual life partner.
10:31 pm • 4 March 2014
I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you
2:03 am • 4 March 2014 • 20,566 notes
“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.”
— Catherine Breillat (via odetofemininity)
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1:19 am • 4 March 2014 • 9,655 notes
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt (1876). Georges Jules Victor Clairin (French, 1843–1919). Oil on canvas. Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum.
This large portrait showing Bernhardt in a white satin dress, with a very studied nonchalance, was one of Sarah Bernhardt’s favourites and she kept it all her life. In 1876 it heralded the Art Nouveau aesthetic, with its sinuous lines, pearlescent tones and the magnetism of a feminine presence that is both seductive and disquieting.
1:16 am • 4 March 2014 • 337 notes