the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Tag: turbans

the randoms

image of rei shito by all the pretty birds
a nice DIY – braided hex nut bracelet/necklace
a saturday walk in the park and a scarf turban


the turbans

(via vanessa jackman)

splash of red (and a great pair of heels)



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  • Neolithic hunters considered red to be the most important color endowed with life-giving powers and thus placed red ochre into graves of their deceased. This explains funds of skeletons embedded in up to 10 kg of red powdered ochre. Neolithic cave painters ascribed magic powers to the color red.
  • The word “magic” (“Zauber” in German) translates to “taufr” in Old Norse and is related to the Anglo-Saxon “teafor” meaning “red ochre”.  It can be assumed they painted animals in red ochre or iron oxide to conjure their fertility.
  • Protective powers of the color red against evil influence were common. Objects, animals, and trees were covered in red paint, warriors painted their axes and spear-catapults red to endow the weapons with magic powers.  Neolithic hunters and germanic warriors used to paint their weapons and even themselves in blood of slain animals.
  • Roman gladiators drank blood of their dying adversaries to take over their strength.
  • In other cultures, the newly born were bathed in blood of particularly strong and good looking animals.
  • Red painted amulettes or red gems, such as ruby or garnet, were used as charms against the “evil eye.” Wearing a red ruby is said to bring invincibility.
  • Red bed-clothes were customary in Germany up to the Middle Ages as protection against the “red illnesses”, such as fever, rashes or even miscarriages.

head candy

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from the closet of ruth st. denis

unearthing eartha


she was a turban-toting woman with great eyebrows

and, boy, could she sing.

there are a few of us


…who still embrace the turban.

if you are one of us, feast on this inexpensive fortune here.

THE golden turban

(from diane, a shaded view of fashion)

her mother’s turban

and maybe the jacket too.

(from the facehunter)


Audrey Hepburn succumbed to the smoking habit herself. Ignoring her mother’s ‘beauty tip’ to: “keep to six cigarettes a day only,” Hepburn managed two or three packs at her worst times – even smoking in her nun’s habit on the set of ‘The Nun’s Story’ and chain smoking her way through ‘My Fair Lady’.

i spy: a floral turban

(from the sart)

…how deep is your love

my love for you (dearest turbans and other headwraps that somehow become turbanlike in nature)

is an abyss filled with seaweed.

or the last cigarette burning on the cigarette holder.

(amazing from here)