Maire Claremont
Waite says that romance novels are the place in our culture where “women are seen enjoying sex, desiring a partner, and having orgasms that are about feeling orgasmic rather than merely looking orgasmic.” Grant puts it succinctly, “romance is one of the few places where a woman is a subject in sex, rather than an object.” As often as one is likely to see a romance trope that feels old and regressive, one will read a scene where the hero cannot wait to pleasure the heroine with oral sex. Looking around at pop culture at large, there is no other space where such scenes happen, especially not regularly.
Yes!  I agree. (via oliviawaite)
bergdorfgoodman:

BERGDORF GOODMAN HOLIDAYS ON ICE: FASHION IN THE FOURTH OF JULY — Polar patriotic pageantry (with a feather on top). Featuring a full-scale Colonial building facade replica, this frozen scape positions our lady in Rodarte; her dapper soldiers sport Thom Browne New York.This is a parade of patriotism: flags, bunting and pennants fly from above while an icy eagle spreads its wings.
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Photo copyrights © Ricky Zehavi

So gorgeous!

bergdorfgoodman:

BERGDORF GOODMAN HOLIDAYS ON ICE: FASHION IN THE FOURTH OF JULY — Polar patriotic pageantry (with a feather on top). Featuring a full-scale Colonial building facade replica, this frozen scape positions our lady in Rodarte; her dapper soldiers sport Thom Browne New York.This is a parade of patriotism: flags, bunting and pennants fly from above while an icy eagle spreads its wings.

Read more on 5th/58th

Photo copyrights © Ricky Zehavi

So gorgeous!

thevictorianlady:

Victorian actress Ellen Terry at age 16, c. 1863.

Gorgeous period photos of the “it girl” actress of her day!

From one of my VERY favorite poems by O’Shaughnessy

From one of my VERY favorite poems by O’Shaughnessy

Truth~

Truth~

After every storm, we rebuild. This is so pretty!

After every storm, we rebuild. This is so pretty!

aranel-of-mirkwood:

Oh Aidan, please… take me in your arms!

YES YES YES!!! Romance novel clinch pose by my favorite dramatic/tortured couple!

aranel-of-mirkwood:

Oh Aidan, please… take me in your arms!

YES YES YES!!! Romance novel clinch pose by my favorite dramatic/tortured couple!

From one of my ABSOLUTELY favorite BBC series, Desperate Romantics about the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood and Lizzie Siddal!

I adore Emilie Autumn. I want her stockings!

I adore Emilie Autumn. I want her stockings!

Wow! isn’t this a gorgeous cake of a dress? Love it.

Wow! isn’t this a gorgeous cake of a dress? Love it.