collections that are raw as fuck ➝ gardem s/s 2014

there’s a part of you that’s made of him
yet your stories go untold



Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s.

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi(samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Significant icons such as Empress JinguTomoe GozenNakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako are famous examples of onna bugeisha.


Greek mythological figures 
↳ Dionysus (Διόνυσος, Diónysos)

God of wine, parties and festivals, madness, chaos, drunkenness, drugs, and ecstasy. He was depicted in art as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine, and a crown of ivy. He is often in the company of his thiasos, a posse of attendants including satyrs, maenads, and his old tutor Silenus. The consort of Dionysus was Ariadne. Animals sacred to him include dolphins, serpents, tigers, and donkeys. A later addition to the Olympians, in some accounts he replaced Hestia. Bacchus was another name for him in Greek, and came into common usage among the Romans.


Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2014

fairytale things - fairies


your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness


K I S S  O F  D E A T H | an assassin mix (for Val)

"Never forget, child, that the truth is written in blood, and all men must die."

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modern au: the reeds

"we’re from greywater watch. you’ve probably never seen it."


A late 17th century flintlock door key pistol.  Currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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