"My father found his soul tree, but I’ve never found mine. ‘You’ll know it when you see it’ it’s what he said"
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) Lars von Trier
An Elsa Schiaparelli evening coat from 1937. The two-faced design is the work of celebrated artist Jean Cocteau, with whom she collaborated during her career. Early this year it was announced that Christian Lacroix will be at the helm of Schiaparelli, a highly anticipated move that hopefully will revive her house. Photo from Architectural Digest, September 1988.
There’s a womanly offense—greater than body odor or bad breath!— Zonite douche was a competitor to Lysol, which marketed its product towards a similar usage. There was an unspoken subtext that it could also be used as a contraceptive, although it didn’t really work. This ad is from 1950. (via Vintage Ad Browser)
eilataneam asked: My brother passed away in January out of the blue at 29. I started reading his books, which were mostly yours. It gives me comfort he had been exposed to ideas surrounding death, and the philosophy of it all. No one really talks of it like you do. So, thanks for making entertaining material for my beautiful brother, sir.
Please accept my condolences. As people in my family began to die I wished I could wear Victorian mourning clothes so no one would approach me with small talk and cheerfulness. I wish a challenging project for you, to occupy your mind, because only time seems to resolve the pain.