Detail,Still Life with Flowers and Fruit (1850 - 55) Severin Roesen.
Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann for Lanvin f/w 2011 ad campaign
Tanya Dziahileva by Juergen Teller for Yves Saint Laurent S/S 06
Dior Haute Couture par Raf Simons - Spring Summer 2013
THIS. THIS. THIS.
— Eulogy On The Flapper, Zelda Fitzgerald - 1922 (via prorsum-sugar-on-me)
One of the things that makes some of the earliest feminists so inspiring is that so many of them accomplished all that they did without a formal education or, at the very least, a formal education as rigorous as the men of the same social status. So many of them were self-taught and self-educated. Through their own independent efforts, they became just as intelligent, just as capable, as any man whose intelligence was spurred by the help of private tutors and the combined support of their parents and peers.
And that’s just really amazing. Because not only did they prove that they could be just as capable, just as intelligent and reasonable, as the men in power, but also that they could become so completely by themselves.