wheel-house:

New York Times photographer Dith Pran survived the Cambodian killing fields. He dedicated his life to telling the story of the Khmer Rouge’s genocide. Between 1975 & 1979 the Communist Khmer Rouge Regime killed nearly 2,000,000 people in the killing fields of Cambodia. The 1984 Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields was based on Dith Pran’s life.  

I remember reading about him and also about the actor who played him in The Killing Fields, well over a decade ago in Reader’s Digest, of all places. Seeing this interview reminds me, I should watch the film.

(Source: electricchumblr, via mizjenkins)

Having gotten into music only in the mid-90s, sometimes I want to giggle at all the kiddies now rediscovering grunge etc, because that stuff was nearly dead by then and hardly registered on my tweenage brain at the time.

Britpop, girl bands, boy bands and Gloria Estefan, however….. I’m pretty sure they’re safe from the mitts of currently-teens, at least for now. (they better be). This particular Old just wants to enjoy her long-ago pleasures without being reintroduced to them by the arse end of the hipster rediscovery machine, even if it doesn’t stop me from continuing to love the things that got co-opted anyway (like a young DiCaprio and all the older seasons of Buffy).

Erin O’Connor for Versace, via NorthernStar @ TFS
This is THE perfect outfit for bloody 38 degree weather when the best thing to wear is as little as possible, and the best environment for it is cold and liquid. 

Erin O’Connor for Versace, via NorthernStar @ TFS

This is THE perfect outfit for bloody 38 degree weather when the best thing to wear is as little as possible, and the best environment for it is cold and liquid. 

Erin O’Connor in Harper’s Bazaar, from layersandswathes
I’ve always thought clear plastic macs and umbrellas (yeah, the kind Charlotte carts around in Lost In Translation) look the coolest. On Erin, the coolness is enough to cause a second Ice Age, no joke.

Erin O’Connor in Harper’s Bazaar, from layersandswathes

I’ve always thought clear plastic macs and umbrellas (yeah, the kind Charlotte carts around in Lost In Translation) look the coolest. On Erin, the coolness is enough to cause a second Ice Age, no joke.

witchesandslippersandhoods asked: Thank you so much for the recommendations, it seems like you have excellent taste in books as well as fashion:)

You’re welcome, and thank you for putting up with my book-evangelising yapping so graciously :)

Still my favourite psychotic brunette pixie, ever. 

Still my favourite psychotic brunette pixie, ever. 

borninflames:

I just want to be delicately beautiful and surrounded by the pure sexual menace of a bunch of rowdy sports thugs ok
missmossblog:

The Sartorialist: On the Street…. Prinsengracht, Amsterdam


Maybe it’s just my inner football fan coming out (Ajax isn’t just “the local football club”, Sart!) but I’d rather hang with the rowdy sports thugs, they look like they’re having a lot more fun than the beautiful but nonplussed fashion girl who is the ostensible focus of the pic.  
In fact I wonder how that pic came to be  in the first place, fashion girls and out-and-out football fans aren’t really ever very likely to be in each other’s company.

borninflames:

I just want to be delicately beautiful and surrounded by the pure sexual menace of a bunch of rowdy sports thugs ok

missmossblog:

The Sartorialist: On the Street…. Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

Maybe it’s just my inner football fan coming out (Ajax isn’t just “the local football club”, Sart!) but I’d rather hang with the rowdy sports thugs, they look like they’re having a lot more fun than the beautiful but nonplussed fashion girl who is the ostensible focus of the pic.  

In fact I wonder how that pic came to be  in the first place, fashion girls and out-and-out football fans aren’t really ever very likely to be in each other’s company.

sisterwolf:

Lam Shiu Chi

Sister, I despise tumblr but I really, truly love yours. You really do have a knack for picking the most beautiful art.

sisterwolf:

Lam Shiu Chi

Sister, I despise tumblr but I really, truly love yours. You really do have a knack for picking the most beautiful art.

My Pilots, how I love you. 
screencap from www.frak-that.com

My Pilots, how I love you. 

screencap from www.frak-that.com