Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors
Lady McBeth,Beetle-wing dress revisited « Glass of Fashion - I do not want embrodiery on the sleeves of this dress. I want 2 inches out of the 4 inch cuff to be covered in beetle wings all the way around.
Ellen Terry wore this dress to play Lady Macbeth in 1888 at London's Lyceum Theater. The sparkle on the dress comes from an all-over embroidery pattern using gold thread and over 1000 jewel beetle wings.
Alexandra David-Néel, a fearless French opera singer/traveller/spiritualist and writer, who, in the became the first European woman to visit forbidden Tibet, and later inspired the famous beat writers Kerouac and Ginsberg.