Impossible Night
Fifteen reasons to smile

(As tagged by Lucia aka stillwaterseas) I had a hard time doing this one because I am a dissatisfied pessimistic type.

1) I have a had a wonderful trip so far with little mishap.

2) We are going to Parisian bookstores and the Musee D’orsay (which has Renoir) tomorrow.

3) Salted caramel sauce from scratch. (I have missed making desserts).

4) the 1950s couture exhibit at Musee Galliera yesterday. The details, colors, fabrics, and construction of each gown were absolutely awe inspiring.

5) Delicious omlettes! And the possibility of more.

6) Lucia, Amelia, Salma, Katie.

7) my family. They are insane and I love them for it. (Most of the time.)

8) London and Paris are places that exist and I have been to them.

9) Films from the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

10) Liberty of London fabrics.

p.s. I’m really not trying to make it a “I’m in Paris and you’re not” sort of thing, dear Lucia and possible readers. I hope it doesn’t come off as that sort of list.

pennylaneinthesky:

An Education (2009)

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elm-wood:








Photographer unknown, 1950s

the one on the left hello

so hot im actually crying

Oh god, feeling weezy

why dont boys look like this anymore wtf

yes omg ^

why did we go from this to baggy pants and snap backs?

Well, fashion trends and what not are a thing. Also media plays a major role into it, people want to emulate those they aspire to become. But really you should be happy because back in the 50’s almost every male dressed like this. It wasn’t special it was the trend the go to. Since the current look is baggy pants and snapbacks then this classic look on people who still appreciate this look, should appear 100x better since they standout against the crowd. So I would say appreciate current trends because it helps those who dress differently attract more eyes.

These are teddy boys, which was a counterculture movement. So every male did not dress like this. Only ones in England in their teens or 20s who fancied themselves a rebel.

elm-wood:

Photographer unknown, 1950s

the one on the left hello

so hot im actually crying

Oh god, feeling weezy

why dont boys look like this anymore wtf

yes omg ^

why did we go from this to baggy pants and snap backs?

Well, fashion trends and what not are a thing. Also media plays a major role into it, people want to emulate those they aspire to become. But really you should be happy because back in the 50’s almost every male dressed like this. It wasn’t special it was the trend the go to. Since the current look is baggy pants and snapbacks then this classic look on people who still appreciate this look, should appear 100x better since they standout against the crowd. So I would say appreciate current trends because it helps those who dress differently attract more eyes.

These are teddy boys, which was a counterculture movement. So every male did not dress like this. Only ones in England in their teens or 20s who fancied themselves a rebel.

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I want to live in London someday. It is perfect and unexpected and amazing. 

Taken at the Brixton overground stop yesterday.

I want to live in London someday. It is perfect and unexpected and amazing.

Taken at the Brixton overground stop yesterday.

nataliakoptseva:

Matisse
Le Tabac Royal 1943

nataliakoptseva:

Matisse

Le Tabac Royal 1943

If I could take people out of their heads for a little while, if I could give them a dose of fantasy, that was all that mattered. You can’t put a price on escape.
Eva RiceThe Lost Art of Keeping Secrets (via rhiasofia)

I have began my great European voyage and Essen is super pretty.

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