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fissurina:

The Forgotten 1950s Girl Gang

No idea if this photo set is already here somewhere…it likely is…but this is a bit rad…
full article here: http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/02/10/the-forgotten-1950s-girl-gang/
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You might have heard of the Teddy Boys, a 1950s rebel youth subculture in Britain characterized by an unlikely style of dress inspired by Edwardian dandies fused with American rock’n roll. They formed gangs from East London to North Kensington and became high profile rebels in the media. But an important sub-subculture of the Teddy Boys, an unlikely female element, has remained all but invisible from historical records. Meet The Teddy Girls.

These are one of just a few known collections of documented photographs of the first British female youth culture ever to exist. In 1955, freelance photographer Ken Russell was introduced Josie Buchan, a Teddy Girl who introduced him to some of her friends. Russell photographed them and one other group in Notting Hill.

After his photographs were published in a small magazine in 1955, Russell’s photographs remained unseen for over half a century. He became a successful film director in the meantime. In 2005, his archive was rediscovered, and so were the Teddy Girls.

Russell remembers 14 year-old Teddy Girl, Jean Rayner: “She had attitude by the truckload. No one paid much attention to the teddy girls before I did them, though there was plenty on teddy boys. They were tough, these kids, they’d been born in the war years and food rationing only ended in about 1954 – a year before I took these pictures. They were proud. They knew their worth. They just wore what they wore.”

To understand the Teddy Girls style, we first have to go back to the boys culture. They emerged in England as post-war austerity was coming to an end and working class teenagers were able to afford good clothes and began to adopt the upper class Saville Row revival of dandy Edwardian fashion. By the mid 1950s, second-hand Edwardian suits were readily available on sale in markets as they had become unwearable by the upper-class once the Teddy Boys had started sporting them. The Teds, as they called themselves, wore long drape jackets, velvet collars, slim ties and began to pair the look with thick rubber-soled creeper shoes and the ‘greaser’ hairstyles of their American rock’n’roll idols.

Despite their overall gentlemanly style of dress (certainly compared to today), the Teddys were a teenage youth culture out to shock their parents’ generation, and quickly became associated with trouble by the media.

Teddy girls were mostly working class teens as well, but considered less interesting by the media who were more concerned with sensationalizing a violent working class youth culture. While Teddy boys were known for hanging around on street corners, looking for trouble, a young working class woman’s role at the time was still focused around the home.

But even with lower wages than the boys, Teddy girls would still dress up in their own drape jackets, rolled-up jeans, flat shoes, tailored jackets with velvet collars and put their feminine spin on the Teddy style with straw boater hats, brooches, espadrilles and elegant clutch bags. They would go to the cinema in groups and attend dances and concerts with the boys, collect rock’n’roll records and magazines. Together, they essentially cultivated the first market for teenage leisure in Britain.

In the end it was the troublesome reputation of the Teddy Boys that got the better of this youth subculture. Most of the violence and vandalism was exaggerated by the media, but there were notably a few gangs that chose a darker path.

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stephenmackey:

Crown of Roses
'Oil on Wood, Fifteen by Nineteen Inches'
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stephenmackey:

Crown of Roses

'Oil on Wood, Fifteen by Nineteen Inches'

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slumberfish:

something is ROTTEN in the state of DENMARK

slumberfish:

something is ROTTEN in the state of DENMARK

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ithelpstodream:

Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

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witchsmoke:

Super Simple and Customizable Room-Cleansing Floor Salt
A little something to sprinkle over the floor to clean and freshen a room. Works for cleaning before a ritual or just as part of a cleaning routine to maintain healthy energies.
Ingredients
Salt
Lemon juice or zest
Cleansing herbs (I used basil)
additional herbs (rose for love, lavender for tranquiltiy, etc)
This can be made with salt and any mix of cleansing herbs. I used the recipe above for this photo, but other suggested herbs include mint, rosemary, sage, black pepper, and pine needles for cleansing.
I added lavender, as this was for a bedroom. I might also suggest chamomile, vanilla, and roses for a bedroom mix.
For a productivity room like an office, I suggest prosperity and inspiration herbs like cinnamon, ginger, jasmine, etc.
Procedure
Grind salt, herbs, and lemon together in mortar and pestle, working in a counterclockwise motion. Charge the mixture with the intent to cleanse the space however you see fit - chanting, singing, ringing bells, prayer, etc.
When everything is mixed, take the mixture in hand and toss it about on the floor, working counterclockwise again. Let sit for a while - you can leave the room if you wish, or stay and continue your prayers, chants, etc.
Personally, I like to put on high-energy music, and I sing and dance on top of it to charge it. 
Once the mixture has sat for a while, sweep or vacuum it up and discard. I like to light a white candle after doing any sort of cleansing to realign energies. Don’t forget to touch up any wards so that the negativity doesn’t come right back in!

witchsmoke:

Super Simple and Customizable Room-Cleansing Floor Salt

A little something to sprinkle over the floor to clean and freshen a room. Works for cleaning before a ritual or just as part of a cleaning routine to maintain healthy energies.

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Lemon juice or zest
  • Cleansing herbs (I used basil)
  • additional herbs (rose for love, lavender for tranquiltiy, etc)

This can be made with salt and any mix of cleansing herbs. I used the recipe above for this photo, but other suggested herbs include mint, rosemary, sage, black pepper, and pine needles for cleansing.

I added lavender, as this was for a bedroom. I might also suggest chamomile, vanilla, and roses for a bedroom mix.

For a productivity room like an office, I suggest prosperity and inspiration herbs like cinnamon, ginger, jasmine, etc.

Procedure

Grind salt, herbs, and lemon together in mortar and pestle, working in a counterclockwise motion. Charge the mixture with the intent to cleanse the space however you see fit - chanting, singing, ringing bells, prayer, etc.

When everything is mixed, take the mixture in hand and toss it about on the floor, working counterclockwise again. Let sit for a while - you can leave the room if you wish, or stay and continue your prayers, chants, etc.

Personally, I like to put on high-energy music, and I sing and dance on top of it to charge it. 

Once the mixture has sat for a while, sweep or vacuum it up and discard. I like to light a white candle after doing any sort of cleansing to realign energies. Don’t forget to touch up any wards so that the negativity doesn’t come right back in!

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And now the healing process begins. So tender, oof.

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hyp3rspac3:

I know that I hung    on a windy tree,
nights all-nine,
wounded by the gar    given to Odinn,
myself to myself,
on that tree,    of which no man knoweth
from what roots it rises.

They dealt me no bread    nor drinking horn,
I looked down;
I took up the Runes     roaring I took them,
and fell back again. 

hyp3rspac3:

I know that I hung    on a windy tree,

nights all-nine,

wounded by the gar    given to Odinn,

myself to myself,

on that tree,    of which no man knoweth

from what roots it rises.

They dealt me no bread    nor drinking horn,

I looked down;

I took up the Runes     roaring I took them,

and fell back again. 

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sagefae:

whimsebox:

Floral crowns on Etsy

I need the sage one! 

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dailydragons:

Farewell to the Day by Katie Croonenberghs (DeviantArt)
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