Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.
Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.
The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.
Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.
(via Oddity Central)
Wow, this bonnet is intense!
I think the name is ‘The Black Knight and Mary of Copiapó’ but it also has ‘Black Maria’ in the title, so I’m really not sure and can only go off google translate!
It’s from a shop called Adios Eden.
It looks like it’s on a reserve period until the 31st. They need a minimum of 10 bonnet orders to begin production. If the 10 bonnet limit is not reached they will refund all deposits.
It appears the full price, including bonnet and the neck brooch is 195RMB
Reserve page here
The shop itself is very very new. It has a total of 8 positive ratings and it opened in July of this year. They do have 100% in all rating categories (Item description, customer service, and ship time) at this time though!
Today I went Christmas shopping!
I also got word today that my computer is all fixed, I should be able to pick it up in time to have a video up this Monday! <3
Now available for pre-order:
Vampiric Christmas looks for work today. I’m wearing super sparkly holographic gold glitter eyeshadow but couldn’t get it to photograph well
I have never felt further from Lolita Fashion than nowadays - therefore, have a photo from my October’s photoshoot.
sometimes u just gotta hug it out