Esther J♥y
07 April 2010 @ 09:19 am
Costume Chronicles March-April 2010  

This issue of Costume Chronicles has 30 pages of your favorite Period Film Comedies!

Articles in this issue include: Robin Hood Men in Tights, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Importance of Being Earnest, Shakespeare in Love, and many more that I haven't mentioned!

Please go here to download this issue! If you like what you see please let us know and pass it on to your friends!
Esther J♥y
08 February 2010 @ 12:16 am
Time for a shave...  

The only friends I have removed are those who have not updated in a few months or we haven't connected recently.
It's nothing personal at all. :)
Current Mood: accomplished
Esther J♥y
06 February 2010 @ 02:16 pm
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Current Mood: bouncy
Esther J♥y
01 February 2010 @ 09:02 pm
Costume Chronicles - January/February 2010  

This issue of Costume Chronicles has 38 pages of your favorite Female Aristocrats throughout history!

Articles in this issue include: Catholic Queens, Victoria & Albert, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane, Elizabeth I, The Duchess, Anastasia, Sisi, and much much more!

Please go here to download this issue! If you like what you see please let us know and pass it on to your friends!
Esther J♥y
15 January 2010 @ 09:12 pm
Haiti Picspam  

This is a small picspam for [ profile] picspammy's "Non - Fandom" challenge . I have been glued to the news since the earthquake in Haiti occurred because a cousin of mine was in the country when it happened. (He is still waiting to be rescued by the U.S. Military since they are cannot go anywhere.) I have become even more interested in Haiti since there is a possibility that I will be going there this summer to minister to the people. If you feel so led please donate directly to Doctors Without Borders or the Red Cross.

WARNING: Some images may contain blood, injuries, and death.  )

Pictures from Google Images and CNN.
Current Mood: sad
Esther J♥y
24 December 2009 @ 07:24 pm
Current Mood: cheerful
Esther J♥y
07 December 2009 @ 07:25 pm
Costume Chronicles is *finally* here!!  

This *EPIC* issue deals with the many aspects of Myth, Magic, and Fantasy!
This edition of Costume Chronicles is "epic" because it contains 15 articles spanning over 40 pages!

Articles Include: The Princess Bride, Legend of the Seeker, Merlin,
Ella Enchanted, Stardust, Fairytales, and much MUCH more!!

You can go here to download the issue and visit the following websites for archives of our previous issues.
Esther J♥y
20 November 2009 @ 10:04 pm
This cop (and cat!) win the internet!  
This is the FUNNIEST VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN! I was laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe AND tears were streaming down my face.

(Even my parents who only tolerate cats (for the sake of my sisters and I) had a good laugh over this!!)
Current Mood: amused
Esther J♥y
21 October 2009 @ 09:52 am
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Current Mood: awake
Esther J♥y
02 October 2009 @ 11:46 pm
Polanski case  
My comments are in italics but for those following the case of the Director Roman Polanski raping a young girl in the 1970's you may find this interesting:

From the book Roman Polanski: Interviews by Paul Cronin
An excerpt from an interview by Franz-Olivier Giesbert
Originally published in Le Nouvel Observateur, April 13 1984
Translated by Paul Cronin and Remi Guillochon

Giesbert: But surely you brought the rape case on yourself?
Polanski: It began when Vogue Hommes asked me to do something for them and I suggested a series of photos of teenage girls. Soon afterwards someone told me of a young girl who had the look I was after. She wanted to be a model and had already done some TV commercials. In my book I call her Sandra. While passing through Los Angeles to prepare a film, I went to see her.

G: You took some photos of her on the Mulholland hills and then in Jack Nicholson's villa. You drank some champagne, you went for a swim in the pool, and then...
P: I feel that you're uncomfortable asking your questions. But do go on.

G: Do you regret having made love to this young girl?
P: I regret everything I had to go through afterwards. So he doesn't regret the act at all?!

G: She was thirteen years old.
P: She was about to turn fourteen. Three weeks later to be exact.

G: That's no excuse.
P: If you had seen her, you would have thought she was at least eighteen years old. Errmmmm yeah...she TOTALLY looks 18 in this picture.

G: You pleaded guilty to statuatory rape?
P: So that the case could continue behind closed doors.Not because he felt GUILTY

G: Do you feel like the victim of a judiciary error?
P: The young girl admitted in front of a tribunal that she'd already had intercourse with other people before meeting me, though the tribunal wasn't concerned about these other men. When Mr. Smith or Mr. Brown sleeps with fourteen year-old adolescents who look eighteen, it doesn't interest anyone. But when a famous film director does, the law and the press sound the alarm. It seems that I was the only one -- or nearly the only one -- to have found myself before a judge. (Because that case WASN'T ABOUT was about Polanski DRUGGING and having sex with her. At the time of the incident he didn't know she had "other sexual partners" because as he admitted that "fact" didn't come out until the tribunal. Either way, how does that excuse his behavior?)

A surprising voice of reason: Chris Rock on Jay here to view the awesome video.
Current Mood: enraged
Esther J♥y
02 October 2009 @ 05:16 pm
Anne Frank  
Below is the only video footage in existence of Anne Frank. It has been featured in a documentary and museum displays but this is the first time it has been posted on a massive scale for all to see.

I have always loved Anne Frank and her story. For some reason I had a kinship with her even though we never met and she had passed on long before I was born. One of the best times in my life was when I was a docent for the Anne Frank Exhibit. Not because of the people I worked with or met but because it was a way for me to bring Anne Frank alive for everyone to "meet". Such a remarkable young girl whose life was cut short far too soon.
Current Mood: contemplative
Esther J♥y
01 October 2009 @ 06:58 pm
Costume Chronicles :: Gothic Tales  

The latest issue of Costume Chronicles that focuses on Gothic Tales is out! Click on one of the above images to snag one of our issues. The first is the black and white print-out version, ideal for using minimal ink and still looking fabulous, and the other is the "scrapbook" format version in full-color ideal for gazing on your computer.

This issue features: Wuthering Heights, Dracula, Jane Eyre, Dorian Gray, The Woman in White, Sweeney Todd, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, and more!
Esther J♥y
17 September 2009 @ 04:04 pm
Gorgeous Gentlemen Collection  

I will give a "warning"...we have a shot where his shirt is opened...just in case it's a trigger or something.

Don't say I didn't warn ya'll... )

[Poll #1458963]
Current Mood: sleepy
Esther J♥y
31 August 2009 @ 04:37 pm
Gorgeous Gentlemen Collection  

&c. )

[Poll #1451468]
Current Mood: cheerful
Esther J♥y
24 August 2009 @ 09:42 am
Gorgeous Gentlemen Collection  

&c. )

[Poll #1448187]
Current Mood: flirty
Esther J♥y
15 August 2009 @ 12:18 am
Gorgeous Gentlemen Collection: Special Edition!  
This is a special edition because Charity is BORED TO TEARS so to perk things up around her friends page I'm posting this special edition entry. I'm also going to give you the option to suggest gentlemen that I should add to my collection. (This AWESOME suggestion was given to me by [ profile] craneke.)

However as not to spoil the fun for the future posts the results for the second poll aren't viewable to you all. I will certainly give credit if I use a Gentleman you suggest if I wasn't already planning to showcase him. ;)

So without any further ado....

&c. )

[Poll #1444094]

[Poll #1444095]
Current Mood: hot
Esther J♥y
12 August 2009 @ 12:12 pm
Gorgeous Gentlemen Collection  
I have borrowed this brilliant idea from [ profile] articfox's Celebrity Crush Corner.

Whenever the fancy strikes I will feature a Gentleman (usually actor, TV/Movie character, or model) who I have found in the past or I currently believe is attractive. Since I love feedback at the end of every post (that will include a small picspam) I will post a poll where you all can agree or disagree with my choice without hurting my feelings. ;)

These are not in order of importance or attractiveness, just gentlemen featured at random or who I have more pictures of on my computer at the moment. Haha.

First Featured Gentleman... )

[Poll #1443048]
Current Mood: giddy
Esther J♥y
01 August 2009 @ 08:29 pm
July / August Costume Chronicles  

For the months of July and August we chose this theme to celebrate America's Independence. We hope that readers from all over the world will enjoy perusing its pages and learning more about the unique individuals, relationships, and difficulties that surrounded the framing of a new nation. We were hoping for submissions about the English Court, but sadly there were none.

You may download and read our latest issue here.

Included articles:

My Dear Friend: the letters between Mr. and Mrs. Adams
Defending Jefferson's Legacy, an interview with William Hyland
Daughters of Liberty: how women influenced the outcome of the war
Not Just a Pretty Face: the heroines of The Patriot
Founding Fathers: the friendship that formed a nation
Presumption & Passion: The Last of the Mohicans
The Founding Fathers' Facebook Page
Captured Legacies: artwork from the baroque and early colonial periods
Consequences of Evil, the underlining messages of The Patriot
Enter to win one of two great prizes!
Current Mood: accomplished
Esther J♥y
04 July 2009 @ 10:17 am
Happy Independence Day!  
A Short Independence Day Greeting from John Adams )
Current Music: Some random Cary Grant 4th of July Movie...
Current Mood: enthralled
Esther J♥y
30 June 2009 @ 10:50 am
Jefferson Obsession...  
Have I told you all how much I adore Jefferson? Well I do and he is my inspiration for my most recent icon batch... I made 13 Jefferson icons HERE!!

I could just squeel like a little fangirl...really I could!
Current Mood: cheerful