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October 2016

Symbolism du Monde: The Black Dress

Not so much a color but rather a shade, black has probably the most complex symbolism in fashion, analogous only to the color blue.
During the Victorian era black was exclusively the color of mourning and widowhood, demanding not only a strict dress code but a certain etiquette as well

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Sarah Pinborough's Poison - A Wicked Snow White Tale

Seduction, Love, and Betrayal in an Age of Magic and Torment

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    On its surface Poison is a throaty, sensual story, in which Sarah Pinborough uses traditional aspects of the Snow White fairytale, adding as she goes along her own unique characteristics and plot twists to give the reader a story that at once feels familiar while brimming with fresh insights.   Beneath the surface, the prose is simple and sharp, and focuses with humanity on issues dealing with psychology, human behavior and motivation, and childhood scars. It is also playfully decrepit and delightfully erotic. Startling, in a tale everyone has read a thousand thousand times, about which we all know every detail, the story feels fresh and never…

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