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My Joy Forever

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The word beauty, rather like the word romantic, has faded over the past century or so, growing less complex and more one-dimensional. When we...

An Ode to Dark Romanticism

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The old woman could be seen as a shadow against skeletal trees that scratched at a threatening sky, for she took solace in late...

Sehnsucht

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A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY BY HELENA AGUILAR MAYANS     "Sehnsucht” is a German noun, hard to translate into other languages. It could be translated as nostalgia, longing,...

Wild Irish Girl

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About the Feature image: Engraving of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, 1846, by Samuel Freeman, after John Comerford. Image courtesy The National Photographic Archive, National...

The Beauty Witch: JANUARY

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And…we’ve made it through! Somehow, we have survived the hailstorm that was 2020, and now find ourselves thrust forth into a new calendar year...

Venturing into the Countryside

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Text and Photography by THE SEAMSTRESS OF ROHAN   If you try to imagine what life was like for a woman in the early 19th century, Jane...