Sunday, September 7, 2014

camgirlproject:

Alexandre Jean Dubois Drahonet, Draperie jeuene femme nue (1831)

CamGirls Project (2013)

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Michael Caine by David Bailey (see more Bailey pictures and read a fantastic interview w/ him).

His charisma (“I wasn’t what you’d call a womaniser. I wasn’t out every night with a different bird. I was kind of steady but prolific”) he explains as:
 “‘If I’m a sex symbol it’s lovely to hear. Maybe women like me because they have no competition in me. I’m not in love with myself.

‘Also, I’m very funny and I think the way to a woman’s heart, bed or anywhere else is to make her laugh. I think if you can make a woman laugh, you can do anything.’”

Yes. (also that voracious gaze)

Michael Caine by David Bailey (see more Bailey pictures and read a fantastic interview w/ him).

His charisma (“I wasn’t what you’d call a womaniser. I wasn’t out every night with a different bird. I was kind of steady but prolific”) he explains as:

“‘If I’m a sex symbol it’s lovely to hear. Maybe women like me because they have no competition in me. I’m not in love with myself.

‘Also, I’m very funny and I think the way to a woman’s heart, bed or anywhere else is to make her laugh. I think if you can make a woman laugh, you can do anything.’”

Yes. (also that voracious gaze)

Friday, July 4, 2014
thehystericalsociety:

 Swing set - c. 1930s - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

 Swing set - c. 1930s - (Via)

Monday, June 9, 2014 Saturday, June 7, 2014
artizan3:

edited  from an original posting by:
psychootter-smile

artizan3:

edited  from an original posting by:

psychootter-smile

Saturday, May 31, 2014
It’s no surprise that self-portraiture is a genre in which women have long excelled. For so long the male gaze fixed women on the canvas, page, and screen as subjects, but self-portraiture allowed women to challenge this gaze with the ways in which they saw themselves. From Frida Kahlo’s plaintive, surrealistic self-portraits in oil to Cindy Sherman’s conceptual, performative portraits of herself as actresses, gods, and models, female artists have embraced the genre as a way of reclaiming their own image. No longer only objects, women became artists and volunteered as their own subjects.

Casey N. Cep, In Praise of Selfies (via hours)

Take back the self-portrait! There’s no shame in selfies. It’s *your* image, you get to represent yourself.

Monday, May 26, 2014
Sharon Stone, detail of THE LADIES OF L.A. by Annie Leibovitz and Michael Roberts Vanity Fair, 2007

Sharon Stone, detail of THE LADIES OF L.A. by Annie Leibovitz and Michael Roberts Vanity Fair, 2007

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

Margaret Atwood (via misandry-mermaid)

Tired, smashy and ready to disappear for days after a morning fighting/ranting on this on several platforms. Some hope would be nice.

(Source: wobblydash)

Sunday, May 18, 2014
piotran:

honey-rider: Photo: Jacques Henri Lartigue

piotran:

honey-rider: Photo: Jacques Henri Lartigue

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In 2006 I met with twenty-two community college students, male and female, to talk about shame. It was my first coed large group interview. At some point, a young man in his early twenties explained how he had recently divorced his wife after coming back from serving in the military and finding out that she was having an affair. He said he wasn’t surprised because he never felt “good enough for her.” He explained that he constantly asked her what she needed and wanted, and that every time he got close to meeting her needs, she “moved the goalpost another ten feet.”

A young woman in the class spoke up and said, “Guys are the same way. They’re never satisfied either. We’re never pretty, sexy, or skinny enough.” Within seconds a conversation broke out about body image and sex. The discussion was mostly about how it’s so scary to have sex with someone you care about when you’re worried about how your body looks. The young women who started the conversation said, “It’s not easy to have sex and keep your stomach sucked in. How can we get into it when we’re worried about our back fat?”

The young man who had shared the story of his divorce slammed his hand down on his desk and shouted, “It’s not about the back fat! You’re worried about it. We’re not. We don’t give a shit!” The class fell completely quiet. He took a couple of deep breaths and said, “Stop making up all of this stuff about what we’re thinking! What we’re really thinking is ‘Do you love me? Do you care about me? Do you want me? Am I important to you? Am I good enough?’ That’s what we’re thinking. When it comes to sex, it feels like our life is on the line, and you’re worried about that crap?”

At that point, half of the young men in the room were so emotional that they had their faces in their hands. A few girls were in tears, and I couldn’t breathe. The young woman who had brought up the body image issue said, “I don’t understand. My last boyfriend was always criticizing my body.”

The young vet who had just brought us all to our knees replied, “That’s because he’s an asshole. It’s not because he’s a guy. Some of us are just guys. Give us a break. Please.”

A middle-aged man in the group joined in, staring straight down at his desk. “It’s true. When you want to be with us…in that way…it makes us feel more worthy. We stand a little taller. Believe in ourselves more. I don’t know why, but it’s true. And I’ve been married since I was eighteen. It still feels that way with my wife.”

Daring Greatly, Brené Brown (via rd-thms)

This is so important. Sex is not just sex for any of us (if we’re emotionally healthy enough to be having it with each other). It matters and it should. It’s about warmth, trust, connection and being important to each other as well as passion, joy, pleasure and letting go. I’ve never been comfortable with the “all men are…” simplistic formulas any more than I’ve seen myself in the “all women are…” cliches. We’re so much more alike than we are different. We all want to feel worthy, desirable and connected with our partners.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Valentino Spring Couture 2011 (via exagerando toda a vida)

Valentino Spring Couture 2011 (via exagerando toda a vida)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

nevver:

Japonisme

Le Livre Abandonné (1907) by Manuel Robbe

Bathroom by Charles Maurin

Across the Bed (1900) by Jacques Villon

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
midnight-charm:

Daria Werbowy - Thunder Perfect Mind 

midnight-charm:

Daria Werbowy - Thunder Perfect Mind