Floris Jespers (Belgian, 1889 - 1965)

Butterflies (Papillons), N/D

Our good fortune allowed us to feel a sadness our parents never had time for;

the world’s corruption runs deeper than even you know



Gold and enamel brooch ~ René Lalique, Paris, 1898-99.

Gemma Arterton for Madame Figaro Magazine (August 2014)




During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.

Our loss, U.S.A….

If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.

um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues

aaaand she had a pet cheetah


Let the girls meet for the first time today. After 10 minutes of ignoring each other;
Iðunn - still not convinced,
Skaði - I only came here for the snacks

Typical 😂