My head, oh my head.
Burlesque styles inspired by Victorian Couture
Alone in the night.
Freedom of Mind.
There’s a magical sensuality in the nape of a woman. The long dresses accentuate their bodies while reveling a provocative stance running down their backs. A natural poised elegance.
There’s just something magnificent about the King of Instruments. The entire construct, placement, artistry, sound and ambiance it produces gives tribute to its name. ♥
The Last Japanese Mermaids
"For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence.”
"Hair, Black as Night… Skin, White as Snow… Lips, red as blood…"