This cardigan is too cute. I love the little strap.
Halston Heritage zip top handbag
216 GBP - my-wardrobe.com
Rachel roy jewelry
$48 - rachelroy.com
Lanvin chain jewelry
525 GBP - harveynichols.com
Glass Artist Dale Chihuly (via Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Seduces Eyes, And Blows Minds, At The MFA | WBUR) (photos by Jesse Costa)
I just wore little roses in my hair this last weekend. I think that may have been the first time I’ve ever done that. Granted, my hair is much longer now than its been in ages.
OK- these are seriously great ties.
The guy who sits by me at work has:
I know he has these things, and because I am a bad person, I tease him for it. He can hold a job and live normally, so these fears are not debilitating. They are, however, downright banal to some other phobias. Here are some that really caught my attention:
Barophobia- Fear of gravity.
Bibliophobia- Fear of books
Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.
Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors. (All vampires must have this)
Cherophobia- Fear of gaiety.
Chirophobia- Fear of hands.
Chromophobia or Chromatophobia- Fear of colors.
Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia or Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia - Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.
Deipnophobia- Fear of dining or dinner conversations.
Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.
Eosophobia- Fear of dawn or daylight. (again, vampires)
Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge.
Ergophobia- Fear of work.
Geniophobia- Fear of chins. (CHINS?!)
Gymnophobia- Fear of nudity. (see: Arrested Development)
Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words. (Is it just me, or is this a really mean name for it?)
Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down.
Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.
Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.
Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.
Phagophobia- Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.
Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.
Scabiophobia- Fear of scabies.
Symbolophobia- Fear of symbolism.
Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons. (What the heck is a Walloon, you ask? Walloons are a French-speaking people who live in Belgium, principally in Wallonia.)
OK, so this is but a snippet of all the phobias out there, so if you are looking for some really scary Halloween ideas, might I suggest decorating your house in hands? Dressing up like a beard being swallowed? Putting a picture of a beautiful woman standing on a stack of books on your porch?
Come now, I already said I was a terrible person. And just to even the playing field a bit, here are some things I personally have an aversion to:
Rafflesia arnoldii is the world’s largest flower having a diameter of about one meter and weighing up to ten kilograms. It is a rare flower and not easily located. It grows only once a year and blooms for around five days. According to researches in discovery news, this flower that looks and smells like rotting flesh is related to flimsy flowers like violets, poinsettias and passionflowers. Hence it also called as “meat flower” or “corpse flower”. The flower is pollinated by flies and carrion beetles attracted by its vile smell. It contains about 27 species and found in Indonesian rain forests of southeastern Asia and Philippines. Rafflesia is an official state flower of Indonesia, Surat Thani Province in Thailand and Sabah state in Malaysia.