1. m4ge:

    Dresses are so nice they’re just tubes of fabric you can throw on with very little effort and when you wear one and people are like “oh wow you dressed up you look really nice” but it’s like

    ah yes my disguise is working. you think i cared this morning 

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  3. mumblingsage:





    Half-Mourning Dress


    The Victoria & Albert Museum

    What’s a “half-mourning” dress?  Mourning in the front, party in the back?

    Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning. 

    Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.

    That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:


    I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.

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  4. soprano-christine said: in the Victorian Era how long did you mourn for a child if you were a parent who lost said child. and correct me if I'm wrong did mourning dresses go from black to a purple color to white???


    Well, by Victorian I’m here talking about British tradition in the mid and late 19th century. There were different rules and customs in different parts of the world, with Great Britain being one of the most strict and set ones, with very specific rules on how to mourn. 

    Women were expected to mourn for their diseased husbands for two-three years, while a child was usually one year (but this was up to the parents to decide). Mourning clothes were black for the first six months. There were specific rules as to which fabric were allowed (not too shiny or rich looking), and what jewels/ornaments to wear (if you HAD to wear any, you could use black jet stones, a fossilized form of coal). Women were expected to veil up completely for the first three months, and then appear partly veiled up for the next nine months. The veils were preferably black crêpe, a thick and hardly transparent sort of fabric. 

    The next step was half mourning - usually after six months time. Shades of grey were introduced, and shades of lavender and dark purple. The main outfit was usually still black, as the person was still in mourning, but the mentioned colours for trims was a sign to the world that the loss was not a recent one. More elaborate fabrics was also allowed at this stage. Here’s an example of a half mourning dress, from The Met: 


    I don’t think the last stage of mourning would have been to wear white. But visible white fabrics, along with gold or coloured buttons, and fancy fabrics for accessories were allowed for the last stage. Also, children of people in mourning was often dressed in all white, even at the first stage of mourning. 

    These rules were fairly new in Britain, they appeared sometime around 1815. But they were honoured like were they words from the Bible itself, and many noble families outside the UK also adapted them. Queen Victorian extended these rules when her husband Albert died, and it has become the ultimate expression of Victorian customs. 

  5. grandmasterflash:

    tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s

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  6. iguanamouth:

    current emotion: any picture of spike the dinosaur from land before time




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  7. mangaluva:

    Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how Zuko accidentally spoke against his father and begged for forgiveness, on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got half his face burned off and banished from his home

    Then Zuko betrayed his uncle and everything Iroh had ever taught him, begged for forgiveness on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got a hug and complete forgiveness and unconditional love

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    1. person: get your license
    2. me: The Road Is A Terrifying Place And I Am Very Afraid To Drive
  8. cactesse:


    Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

    people complain sooo much about social media and “twitter activism” completely ignoring that without social media the only way anyone would know whats going on is through media controlled by straight, white, capitalist men

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