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Lupita Nyong’o in the July 2014 issue of French ELLE.
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Lupita Nyong’o in the July 2014 issue of French ELLE.

Jul 16, 2014 / 132 notes

Actress Nicole Beharie is photographed for Esquire Magazine on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California by Chris Fortuna

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flowersgardenlove:

opium poppies with v Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers
Jul 14, 2014 / 80 notes

flowersgardenlove:

opium poppies with v Beautiful gorgeous pretty flowers

Jul 14, 2014 / 73,713 notes

medievalpoc:

miloucomehome:

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Holy shi—the middle lady in the Victorian pic looks like my godmum! And the lady, on the right, in the Edwardian one looks almost like she could pass as one of my relatives!

…this is so eerie…but cool.

^^And that’s a big part of the reason why I do this. Everyone should be able to see images like these and feel like they, too, are a part of history.

People can quibble about minutiae as much as they’d like, and I honestly don’t mind the discussion, but when it comes down to it, medievalpoc is really about making an immediate visual impact that has changed how I view history, and I hope the same can be said for people who read these posts.

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yagazieemezi:

Photographer: Thandiwe Muriu
Makeup Artist: Cultured Ego
Model: Anok Kuol

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

Jul 10, 2014 / 189 notes

singlebride:

Check out this sultry Harlem Renaissance inspired styled shoot, captured by Cyriene Photography at 67 Orange Street, a modern speakeasy in Harlem, NY.

More pics and a behind the scenes video here: http://www.blackbride.com/2014/07/09/harlem-renaissance-styled-shoot/

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ijewere:

Zakia
Photo: Nadine Ijewere Mua: Luka Watabe
Jul 4, 2014 / 5,028 notes

ijewere:

Zakia

Photo: Nadine Ijewere
Mua: Luka Watabe

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alexandraelle:

Reading is sexy.

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Jul 2, 2014 / 718 notes

tiaraloveskandlupita:

Fangirl Challenge: [5/7] actresses

Nicole Beharie "There are expectations in how you play your character as a black woman, to be sassy and the same kind of feel, as if there are no quirky black women. I struggle with those things constantly, trying to add dimension to my work, and that's the goal, too."

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yearningforunity:

Mulher da Bahia
1850
Jun 28, 2014 / 447 notes

yearningforunity:

Mulher da Bahia

1850

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Rosie Mercado wearing Eyani Couture @The Annual Full Figured Fashion Week NYC 2014
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Rosie Mercado wearing Eyani Couture @The Annual Full Figured Fashion Week NYC 2014

Jun 27, 2014 / 8,079 notes

blackfashionandbeingnatural:

Janelle effing monae

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