Explore Beauty, Marilyn Monroe, and more!

Beauty, Marilyn Monroe, Beleza, Cosmetology, Marylin Monroe

Victorian England: Eleanor Xiniwe, The African Choir. London Stereoscopic Company, 1891.

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

Mrs Eleanor Xiniwe (née Ndwanya) of the African Choir, Photographed by London Stereoscopic Company studios. Between a group of young Africans singers toured Britain and North American as the ’ African Choir’. Inspired by Orpheus M.

Emmeline Pankhurst sufragette who fought for the right for women to vote

Emmeline Pankhurst: 10 things you need to know about the suffragette

Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote

Drama Queen & Cultist of Personal Beauty: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione

Napoleon III loved this Italian eccentric lady : Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione by Pierre Louis Pierson

Find a play that I love! (vincent and brixton )

OREM — I can’t stop thinking about Vincent in Brixton. At its most basic level, the play is a piece of historical fiction about the two years Vincent Van Gogh spent in London as an art dealer. Beyond its skeleton, though, Vincent in Brixton is an .

Vengeance (1863-1867)  When her husband, Count de Castiglione, threatened to take their son out of her care, the Countess sent him this hand-coloured photograph, which shows her grasping a dagger in her right hand. Matching the murderous look on her face, the portrait is entitled “Vengeance” and dedicated “Au comte de Castiglione/Reine d’Etrurie” (to the Count de Castiglione/ the Queen of Etruria).  The Count did not proceed with his plan.

Pierre Louis Pierson, "Vengeance", Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione,

L'Interrogation by Pierre-Louis Pierson  (French, 1822–1913)

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, "L'interrogation", presumably Photo by Pierre-Louis Pierson.

Susan B. Anthony (1872). Said in 1872 - still all too true today - please remember when voting next week!

An entry from smatterings of an aesthetic

"No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex." -- Susan B. Anthony, 1872 The conservative party wants to protect women and the unborn.

Pierre Louis Pierson, "Roses mousseuses", Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione, 1860's

Pierre Louis Pierson, "Roses mousseuses", Portrait of Comtesse de Castiglione,

Vogue IT - Naomi Campbell - July-August 1988 - by Peter Lindbergh

Vogue IT - Naomi Campbell - July-August 1988 - by Peter Lindbergh

Le pardessus dècoré, 1860's

La Castiglione one of 700 photographs she had taken as she recreated signature moments of her life.

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (22 March 1837 – 28 November 1899), better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France.

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione March 1837 – 28 November better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France

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