A certain kind of Charm

“It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.” 
― Oscar Wilde

Sales Book of Sample Buttons, 18th century. Folding envelope: paper. France.

“To what do I attribute our decline? It’s far easier to be shocking than charming.” 
― Fernando A. Torres

“Don’t embrace mediocrity; its main charm is to make you fall in love with failure. Speed off… Excellence awaits you at the end of your journey!” 
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Egon Schiele, House with Shingle Roof, 1915

“His smiling face revealed a love too strong to be kept inside, but the feelings obviously rising inside him kept him from looking directly at Kikunojou. He gazed instead at Kikunojou’s clear reflection on the water.” 
― Haruo Shirane, Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900

Emily Bronte’

augusta1923 Women’s SS16

“We flew back home like swallows. ‘Is it happiness that makes us so light?’ Agathe asked.” 
― Honoré de Balzac, Père Griot

Kaat Tilley autumn—winter 1995—96.

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