"You’re remarkably stable for a researcher working with Dionysus. This material causes most psychoanalysts to react rather strongly."

"We’ve been acquainted before."

ACCURATE.

ever-so-plucky:

This Dress Is So Important: Cecilia’s green dress, Atonement (2007)

"She felt sleekly impregnable, slippery and secure; it was a mermaid who rose to meet her in her own full-length mirror." -Atonement (Ian McEwan)

“Joe said the dress had to be green, we really didn’t know why.” -Jacqueline Durran (costume designer)

A complex amalgamation of silk, organza, and chiffon in various greens, Cecilia’s dress was meticulously designed by Jacqueline Durran with considerable input from director Joe Wright. The striking color was achieved by layering several fabrics as Durran could not find an existing hue to suit her purposes. This method of construction also served to allow the gown to shift shades between scenes and reflect Cecilia’s emotional state, from anxiety about Robbie’s arrival (a brighter green) to lustful ardor during the library sex scene (a darker jungle green.) Other notable design techniques included incorporating a ‘30s-style knot to represent Cecilia’s virginity, and cutting slits in the dress so that Cecilia would disturbingly resemble a pinned grasshopper while engaging in her passionate rendezvous.

Durran had full knowledge that the dress would not be a faithful representation of the era’s fashion trends, working under Wright’s instructions to avoid a stuffy, dated look. Instead she focused on the inconsistencies of the character’s childhood memories, which allowed her to create a less historically accurate and more fluid look that emerged as a combination of ‘20s and ‘30s designs.

In order to make actress Keira Knightley appear nearly naked whilst wearing the gown, the fabric was kept as fine as possible–so fine, in fact, that it tore several times while filming. Four of the widely-hemmed, flowing skirts and ten of the bodices were kept on hand for reparations.

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If there is anything you see today, it should be this.

B E A U T Y - dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

*~^_^~* Each time you offend a heterosexual, a fairy gets their wings *~^_^~*

I think there is a neon sign on my head saying "Feeling Experimental? Inquire Within!" that can only be seen by straight men.

Could be the hair.

Loving my new notebook <3

Loving my new notebook <3

hehasawifeyouknow:

Know your Greek vases!
bayoread:

Kylix - Drinking cup used for wine.
Kantharos - A drinking cup.
Lip Cup - Wine cup.
Phiale - A libation bowl.
Skyphos - A drinking cup.
Lekanis - Used to contain different substances and objects; was a chamber pot toilet, a container for ointments or small objects. Also a vessel in which were placed the jewels that her father gave the bride.
Lebes Gamikos - Another ritual water vessel used for weddings.
Rhyton - Ceremonial libation pourer.
Psykter - Used as a wine cooler. The pot was filled with wine and then placed into another container of cold water.
Stamnos - Used for mixing and storing liquids.
Dinos - A mixing bowl.
Krater - Used as a bowl to mix water and wine.

hehasawifeyouknow:

Know your Greek vases!

bayoread:

Kylix - Drinking cup used for wine.

Kantharos - A drinking cup.

Lip Cup - Wine cup.

Phiale - A libation bowl.

Skyphos - A drinking cup.

Lekanis - Used to contain different substances and objects; was a chamber pot toilet, a container for ointments or small objects. Also a vessel in which were placed the jewels that her father gave the bride.

Lebes Gamikos - Another ritual water vessel used for weddings.

Rhyton - Ceremonial libation pourer.

Psykter - Used as a wine cooler. The pot was filled with wine and then placed into another container of cold water.

Stamnos - Used for mixing and storing liquids.

Dinos - A mixing bowl.

Krater - Used as a bowl to mix water and wine.

Eeeeeeee! My sun and stars! Prezzies! #Xmas #GoT

Eeeeeeee! My sun and stars! Prezzies! #Xmas #GoT