"Blink and you’re likely to miss it, but one of Snow White and the Huntsman’s high points is a gleaming turquoise gown that Charlize Theron wears in her role of the wicked queen. Trimmed with thousands of discarded jewel-beetle wings from Thailand, where the insect is a delicacy, the dress is a brittle, decaying carapace that mirrors Queen Ravena’s own physical and psychological deterioration."
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the evil queen’s beetle wing dress from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
One of the "Snow White and the Huntsman’s Movie" costume high points is a gleaming turquoise gown for Charlize.
Beetle wings dress- Colleen Atwood. Costume worn by Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman
One of the dresses Charlize Theron wears as Queen Ravenna in "Snow White & the Huntsman" is trimmed with thousands of discarded jewel-beetle wings from Thailand. Read what costume designer Colleen Atwood says about it... Very cool.
Shakespear's plays in 3-panel comics
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"Mya Gosling's three-panel summaries of literary classics – the best thing since Kate Beaton’s literary comics and those pictogram visual summaries of pop culture and historical events."
Evening gown, ca. 1910-14. Gold damask with blue chiffon sash and gold florets. Kerry Taylor Auctions
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~Evening gown, ca. 1910-14~ Gold damask with blue chiffon sash and gold florets. Bodice has beaded fringe. Kerry Taylor Auctions
Evening Dress c.1900 - Museu Nacionalo do Traje
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Vintage Evening Dress 1900
Gorgeous saffron yellow evening dress, c. 1900. Via the Museu Nacional do Traje. #Victorian #Edwardian #vintage #fashion #dresses
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Hotel Le Provencal, Villefranche sur Mer (French Riviera)
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Mysterious code in Viking runes is cracked | ScienceNordic
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A 900 year old Viking message reads "KISS ME."
900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me' - The baffling Jötunvillur code, which dates back to as early as the 9th century, has popped up in over 80 different Norse inscriptions, puzzling runologists (those who study the Viking rune alphabets) for some time.
In the 11th or 12th Century, there was a popular Viking code that appeared on more than 80 inscriptions. And now, 900 years later, Runologist (someone who studies Runic alphabets) Jonas Norby at the University of Oslo finally cracked the code. It reads “Kiss Me,” making it possibly the most delayed Valentine in history.
Sealed with a kiss This discovery about a secret Viking message is special - and will put a big smile on your face. For years researchers have tried to crack a Viking rune alphabet known as Jötunvillur. It is found in some 80 inscriptions, including the one above, which dates from the 11th or 12th century [see the correction in the Post scriptum, below]. Recently the news broke that a runologist in Norway was successful. It turns out that you had to replace the rune character with the last letter of the sound it produced. So the rune for “f”, which was pronounced like “fe”, represented an “e”. And so researchers were able to decode the 900-year-old message on the piece of wood above, which turned out to be - wait for it… - “Kiss me”! It gets better, however. It turns out that coding and decoding such messages was a playful game, a leisure activity. This is clear from the fact that some of the inscriptions invite the reader to solve the code, stating for example “Interpret these runes.” This, of course, makes the discovery of the “Kiss me” message even more sensational. The kiss was no doubt the reward for the successful individual who cracked this particular message. Two Viking lovers entertaining themselves with a playful coding game - that came with a delightful climax. Awesome. More information: this Norwegian article originally reported the story, which is also the source of the image (made by Jonas Nordby, the researcher who cracked the code). I picked up the story from the invaluable Medievalists blog (here). Post scriptum 14 February, 2014 - The author of the Norwegian article linked to above expressed via email that the “kiss me” inscription is written in a different rune language than the one cracked by Jonas Nordby. It concerns a cipher rune alphabet, more particularly a variety called “Ice Runes”, which was decoded years ago. More information is found in this English article. Furthermore, only nine of the eighty rune messages studied by Nordby are written in Jötunvillur runes.
The perfectly preserved 5,500-year-old shoe that was discovered in a cave in Armenia.