the only girl I've ever loved was born with roses in her eyes


by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite


Alix Bancourt of The Cherry Blossom Girl gets ready to EMBARK on an evening romance 


“I am a weak, ephemeral creature made of mud and dream. But I feel all the powers of the universe whirling within me.”
Nikos Kazantzakis


He Jiaying, peintre chinois contemporain


Salon lilas Musee Carnavalet



bow heels by alexis mabille

“The world is a thing of utter inordinate complexity and richness and strangeness that is absolutely awesome. I mean the idea that such complexity can arise not only out of such simplicity, but probably absolutely out of nothing, is the most fabulous extraordinary idea. And once you get some kind of inkling of how that might have happened, it’s just wonderful. And, the opportunity to spend 70 or 80 years of your life in such a universe is time well spent as far as I am concerned.”
Douglas Adams, Response to the question “What is it about science that really gets your blood running?”  (via whyallcaps)
“Then one day, suddenly, it ends, it changes, I don’t understand, it dies, or it’s me, I don’t understand that either. I ask the words that remain— sleeping, waking, morning, evening. They have nothing to say.”
Samuel Beckett, Endgame (via whyallcaps)


Diane Kruger by Naomi Yang for Madame Figaro France February 2011

Water Lilies by Claude Monet