Helen Mirren by Giuliano Bekor
I think I’ve reblogged this before. I don’t care. Helen Mirren is FABULOUS.
Good grief, they’re both so pretty. And my goodness, does Mr. Vanian have a “type”.
Antique Vampire Hunter’s Kits
"Kits were typically purchased by wealthy Americans going overseas, particularly to Eastern European destinations. Content varies, some kits included: Silver-tipped Hawthorn Stakes, Mallet, Small Silver Crucifix, Large Wooden Crucifix, Pistol, Silver Bullets (engraved with a cross), Vial of Holy Water, Vial of Anointing Oil, Vial of Brimstone, Vial of Vampirism (cure), Vial of Holy Soil, Syringe, Holy Incense, Blessed Candles (inlaid with metal crosses), Rosary, Forceps/Pliers, Silver Knife, Prayer Book, Mirror."
I really, really want a vampire hunting kit to keep in the vampire bookcase. Protective coloration and camouflage! Plus, good for threatening unruly minions with.
Light a candle for me, folks. Today involves an expedition into the Storage Room o’ Doom to unearth goodies for the Elder Goth Surprise Boxes. I’m pretty sure there’s another colony of feral petticoats up there, and the fabric stash monsters are pretty large.
Important info about the Elder Goth Surprise Boxes:
And because the RealHusband pointed out to me that I forgot to give folks info in case anyone wants to donate to the tattoo fund (I do not expect anyone to, but will be very touched and grateful if folks do): my paypal addy is jilli (at) gothic-charm-school (dot) com.
this year was a blast! i’ve always wanted to do the black and white 50’s and my husband Hideousboi is Eddie Munster :)
Queenie and Hideousboi are wonderful people, and I miss them. Why do so many of my friends live in different states? We need the giant Elder Goth mansion NOW.
I suspect I haven’t seen this movie in over a decade, and I have such a strong, nostalgic love for it that I’m a little afraid to watch it again. Which is slightly ridiculous, I know.
Writing, writing, writing. SO CLOSE to having a complete draft of this project! I’m at 86K+ words, and I WILL have a finished draft by November 17th. Yes I will.
I have a fashion challenge for you. Find me images of the super-witchy, drape-y, all floaty layers and maxi skirts and huge hoods fashion style*, modeled by women size 14 and up. I like the style (at least to look at, I don’t know if I’d entirely dress in it), but I don’t think I’ve ever seen photos or fashion editorials of it on ladies of my size.
(*You know, the sort of stuff that Haute Macabre and House of Widow frequently post. Stevie Nicks fashion turned up to 13. That sort of thing.)
Fly, my pretties! Bring me links and photos!