I think it would be nice to be able to wear extravagant hats, and gloves, and all these extravagant clothes and be on the street and not be mocked for it or questioned why. If you wear a fantastic hat during the day in the street people say ‘where are you going? why are you dressed like that?’ and it’s maybe the most annoying question in the world. Why do we have to have a reason to dress up or to be glamorous or to have fun? Why do we have to have a reason for it? I hate it when people ask me why. Why not?
-Dita Von Teese
The Big Sleep
“Pas de Deux”. Karlie Kloss by Dusan Reljin
note to self: invest in some exquisite masks.
Niroot Puttapipat; illustrations from Myths and Legends of Russia (2010)
(via the Folio Society)
This artist’s illustrations are gorgeous, mmmm yes.
Jerry Schatzberg - Halloween Party, Manhattan, New York, 1954
Giovanni Boldini - The Singer, ca. 1884