See of Orion
winningthebattleloosingthewar:

Ritual Helmet, Nepal, 1677
light-up-your-life:

Arabic Transaltion:
{أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ}
parischiccouture:

Clemence Poesy in Givenchy Haute Couture for InStyle Magazine
luxe-calme-et-volupte:

Doutzen Kroes by Carter Smith for Allure Magazine (March 2009).
luxe-calme-et-volupte:

Clémence Poésy by Pierre Bailly for Elle UK (March 2012). 
Valentino
stopdropandvogue:

Frida Gustavsson backstage at Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2010
islamic-art-and-quotes:

Surat an-Nur (Quran 24:35) Calligraphy Under the Dome of Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ


Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.

From the Collection: Zakhrafah/Arabesque (Islamic Artistic Decoration)
dustjacketattic:

Dior pre fall 2013
so cute!
girlannachronism:

Christian Dior spring 2010 couture backstage
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