Stunning Vintage Photos Of Young Hopi Maidens With Their Traditional Hairstyle From The 1900s And 1910s

Stunning Vintage Photos Of Young Hopi Maidens With Their Traditional Hairstyle From The 1900s And 1910s

The hairstyle is called the Squash Blossom Whorls, or Butterfly Whorls and were worn only by the young Hopi maidens to show that they were unmarried. This complex hairstyle was achieved by the maidens mother, who would wind her hair around a curved piece of wood to give it a round shape, then remove the wood frame. Continue reading »

Exquisite Realistic Paintings By Russian Artist Serge Marshennikov

Exquisite Realistic Paintings By Russian Artist Serge Marshennikov

Serge Marshennikov is a Russian artist born was born in 1971 in Ufa (Bashkiria, USSR). His grandfather was a general manager of a horse breeding company. His father an electric engineer and his mother a pre-school educator. As far as he can remember, Serge was always drawing, painting and sculpting, from any material he could land his hands on. Continue reading »

Women Serving Their Sentences In One Of The Russian Prisons Perfectly Re-Creating Classic Paintings

Women Serving Their Sentences In One Of The Russian Prisons Perfectly Re-Creating Classic Paintings

At the IK-2 correctional facility in Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia, women serving their sentence took part in the “Isolation” contest. Continue reading »

Long Before Digitalization And Smartphones, Cool Snaps Show Ladies Posing With Their Cameras In The Past

Long Before Digitalization And Smartphones, Cool Snaps Show Ladies Posing With Their Cameras In The Past

Back when cameras have been also considered as a beauty accessory, here below is a set of cool snaps that shows ladies posing with their cameras in the first half of the 20th century. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Badass Women Riding Their Choppers

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Badass Women Riding Their Choppers

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified (“chopped”) or built from scratch. Continue reading »

This Artist Paints Portraits Of Strong African-American Women

This Artist Paints Portraits Of Strong African-American Women

Tim Okamura is a 51-year-old artist who draws portraits of African-American women representing them in a strong pose. Being half Japanese, the Brooklyn-based artist was much integrated into a large culturally diverse group since he was a little boy. Continue reading »

Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka

Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka

The tradition of bijinga (美人画, “beautiful person picture”) is said to have originated in Kyoto around the mid-Edo period as an art form that portrayed not only external beauty, but inner beauty. The style continued to evolve through the Meiji and Taisho periods of Japanese modernity but now, a group of young Kyoto-based painters are taking the genre and adding a fresh coat of paint. One of those is Kazuho Imaoka. Continue reading »

Russian Female Hockey Players Took Off Their Clothes For The New Year’s 2020 Calendar

Russian Female Hockey Players Took Off Their Clothes For The New Year's 2020 Calendar
Zhanna Chernenko/KHL

The Women’s Hockey League presents a limited calendar for 2020: it is based on a symbiosis of delicate femininity and seasons, recreated with the help of seasonal floral symbols. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Portuguese Women From The Azores Islands In Their Tradition Hooded Capes

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Portuguese Women From The Azores Islands In Their Tradition Hooded Capes

The Azorean hood (in Portuguese, ‘capote e capelo’) is a traditional Azorean garment worn up until the 1930s. A large cape that covered a woman’s figure, allowing only a glimpse of her face, the origin of the ‘capote-e-capelo’ is controversial. Some say that it came from Flanders and others state that it is an adaptation of mantles and cowls that were fashionable in Portugal in the 17th and 18th centuries. Regardless, for centuries the ‘capote-e-capelo’ was a typically Azorean woman’s garment used in Faial. Continue reading »

Cool Pics Defined Fashion Trend Of Young Women In The 1990s

Group at seawall, West Palm Beach, July 4, 1990
Cool Pics Defined Fashion Trend Of Young Women In The 1990s

Women’s fashion in the 1990s is very distinct. While not quite as loud as the eighties, the nineties took that attitude and tried to be a little smarter and a little classier. Sometimes designers succeeded, sometimes they didn’t. Continue reading »

An Artist Painted 40 Creepy Women Portraits In The Last Two Years

An Artist Painted 40 Creepy Women Portraits In The Last Two Years

According to Vivien Szaniszlo: “My name is Vivien Szaniszlo and painting is an important part of my life. I love to paint woman-themed paintings, portraits with surreal, dark vibes. In my works, I mostly capture the fragile line between life and death. Halloween is around the corner, so I thought I’d share with you my favorite ones from the last two years.” Continue reading »

Tanzanian Painter Creates Striking Portraits Of Women

Tanzanian Painter Creates Striking Portraits Of Women

Tanzanian-born artist Sungi Mlengeya’s passion for art sparked at a very young age, at their home in Serengeti where she and her sister would go through the craft pages of their mother’s Woman’s Value magazines looking for something interesting to make. Living inside a national park with electricity only available in the evenings, they would spend all day cutting paper and making crafts in their designated former storage room turned craft room. Continue reading »

There’s A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year

There’s A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year

There is a certain beauty and strength in weakness as some may say. But sometimes inequity between people brings only sorrow. Such is the case of domestic violence, an acute yet so often unspoken problem all over the world. One artist in Turkey found it so heartbreaking and important, he managed to find a way to bring it to the awareness of his fellow countrymen that just couldn’t be ignored and also beautifully commemorate those who fell victim for this terrible violence so at least the memory of those wasted lives remains. Continue reading »

Spanish Artist Converts Intimate Moments Of Gorgeous Women Into Pastel Paintings

Spanish Artist Converts Intimate Moments Of Gorgeous Women Into Pastel Paintings

The tender beauty of women has been a source of inexhaustible inspiration for artists of all mediums for ages. A 63-year-old Spanish artist Vicente Romero Redondo explores femininity through his amazing figurative paintings. Continue reading »

Picture Hats: One Of The Favorite Fashion Styles Of Edwardian Women

Picture Hats: One Of The Favorite Fashion Styles Of Edwardian Women

The Edwardian fashion era is often remembered by large over-sized hats stacked with plums of feathers, bows, flowers, birds, lace, and tulle. They were called Gainsborough or Picture hats for how they framed a lady’s face. Continue reading »

Before And After: Lithuanian Photographer Showed How Motherhood Changes Women

Before And After: Lithuanian Photographer Showed How Motherhood Changes Women

Motherhood changes a woman’s body markedly. But there are also deeper changes that affect the character and outlook. Are they reflected in the face, in the look? Continue reading »

“75 Parisiennes”: French Photographer Spends 6 Years Capturing Women In Paris

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"75 Parisiennes": French Photographer Spends 6 Years Capturing Women In Paris

This book in which a selection of 75 photographs are presented, is the outcome of six years of work by the portraitist Baudouin on the women of Paris. The photographs are a tribute to these Parisiennes, whose diversity and complexity have caused rivers of ink to flow. Continue reading »

Cool Snaps Show What Badass Girls Looked Like In The 1940s

Cool Snaps Show What Badass Girls Looked Like In The 1940s

And good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere… A cool photo collection shows what badass girls looked like from the 1940s. Continue reading »

Trümmerfrauen: The Women Who Helped Rebuild Germany After World War 2

Trümmerfrauen: The Women Who Helped Rebuild Germany After World War 2

After the end of World War 2, one of the main tasks was to clear the urban areas of ruin and start rebuilding Europe—Germany in particular, where the damage was extensive. Allied bombing had laid to waste nearly every German city, town and village, destroying millions of homes, public buildings, schools, factories, as well as centuries-old cathedrals, mediaeval houses and other historic structures. Continue reading »

“Untypical Girls”: Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

Punk girls with Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s in the center. Los Angeles, 1978. Photo by Mike Murphy.
"Untypical Girls": Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. Continue reading »

Company Creates Satirical T-Shirts That Intentionally Portray Man The Way Society Portrays Women

Company Creates Satirical T-Shirts That Intentionally Portray Man The Way Society Portrays Women

Imagine that the world as we know it was turned on its head, gender roles and stereotypes were flipped and men got to see life through the eyes of a woman’s experience. In this world, women are historically the dominant sex, taking lead roles in science, art, and exploration, while men are largely tasked with domestic duties, looking after the house and raising children. Continue reading »

Who Says Girls Can’t Repair Cars? Check Out These Amazing Photographs Of Women Auto Mechanics From The Early 20th Century

Women began finding work when World War I began in 1914; they had to take the jobs of men who had gone to war. A wide range of jobs needed filling. Automotive machines were in large production around this time to supply the United States and other countries with vehicles for war. This was the start of women playing important roles in the automotive industry.

Who Says Girls Can't Repair Cars? Check Out These Amazing Photographs Of Women Auto Mechanics From The Early 20th Century
Not all women on the front lines were part of the military though; many were volunteers offering their help to medical services such as the Red Cross. This woman served as an ambulance driver with the Voluntary Aid Detachment, an offshoot of the Red Cross. Unlike most ambulance drivers, though, those who operated the vehicles on the front lines had to know how to repair and service their cars, as you see this woman doing in this image by Ernest Brooks shot in 1916. Continue reading »

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. Time to prove that women belong in leadership too. Based on a data project, L’Oreal Paris collected and analyzed several studies and data sets with results that led to the first cosmetic advertising for men. Continue reading »

Twitter Thread Roasts Bathtub Tray Ads For Women

Twitter Thread Roasts Bathtub Tray Ads For Women

A bathroom tray advertisement prompted a slew of tweets from a woman who used dripping sarcasm set the record straight about what a woman’s bathtub time really looks like. Continue reading »

Splendid Vintage Snaps Of Young Girls With Very Big Hair In The 1980s

Splendid Vintage Snaps Of Young Girls With Very Big Hair In The 1980s

The 1980s can be categorized as a decade of excess. The new generation of young people placed a heavy emphasis on individuality, materialism and consumerism, all of which was reflected in the popular fashions and hairstyles of the time. As usual, the music, television and, for the first time, computer industries played a prominent role in determining what styles and trends took off across the country. Continue reading »