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Collige, virgo, rosas dum flos novus et nova pubes, et memor esto aevum sic properare tuum. (Ausonio) Imagen: Friedrich Paul Thumann

Collige, virgo, rosas dum flos novus et nova pubes, et memor esto aevum sic properare tuum.

Oh my, I am getting married. And I love all the dresses.......

It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you. Some kind of Romantic Some kind of Bitter Sweet This is simply all the things I find beautiful. I love Words I love.

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Hand painted reproduction of the painting The Poem of the Soul Rays of the Sun by Anne Francois Louis Janmot. Commission your beautiful hand painted reproduction of The Poem of the Soul Rays of the Sun.

Virginie Gautreau, depicted in a black dress in Sargent's famous portrait “Madame X”

The Poisonous Beauty Advice Columns of Victorian England

John Singer Sargent, Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883 – painting, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands.

Faith and Jordan hair, “For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands” ― Christina Rossetti

Woman Reading (c. 1890). Jacques-Émile Blanche (France, 1861-1942). Oil on canvas.  Blanche was a portrait painter, with a style derived from 18th-century English painters such as Thomas Gainsborough as well as Édouard Manet and John Singer Sargent. He worked in London, where he spent time from 1870 on, as well as Paris, where he exhibited at the Salon and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

Woman Reading (c. Jacques-Émile Blanche (France, Oil on canvas. Blanche was a portrait painter, with a style derived from English painters such as Thomas Gainsborough.