Decadence and Debauchery
Franz Kafka preparing Gregor Samsa and Friend, 1915. (from Metamorphosis.)
Luisa Casati :: in costume “Regina della notte”, designed by Léon Bakst, 1922
Ramon Casas i Carbó: Decadence, 1899 ~ wonder what her story was...
Loose lips deserve cut throats
"They who dream by day..." | Edgar Allan Poe
Jennifer Saunders & Joanna Lumley... 'Absolutely Fabulous', 1992-2012. ☚
The World's Most Expensive Dessert - A Faberge-Style Easter Egg made with 4 types of Belgian pudding in chocolate, peach, orange and whiskey. Add champagne caviar jelly, a light biscuit joconde and an edible gold leaf glaze. Top it all off with a 2-carat diamond. ($35,000!)
Slap-soled shoes belonging to Frances Walsingham, lady in waiting to Elizabeth I, and daughter of her spymaster, Francis Walsingham. Though the shoes belong to a Canadian collector, they are considered so important to British history that they have to be returned to England
Lord Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde were supposedly involved in a clandestine affair. Persecution and prosecution by Lord Douglas, the father, destroyed Oscar Wilde and ultimately led to his early death a shattered man.
Jeweled skeletons from the 1600's, taken from the catacombs of Rome in the 17th century, the relics of twelve martyred saints were then attired in the regalia of the period before being interred in a remote church on the German/Czech border