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daily drifter: encounter

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.
— Roman Payne
“Reconhecer-se nos olhos do mundo ”  by  Tuane Eggers

“Reconhecer-se nos olhos do mundo by Tuane Eggers

“Dreamer” by  Nick James Adams

“Dreamer” by Nick James Adams

“ Moving clouds, Machu Picchu” by   //sarah

Moving clouds, Machu Picchu” by //sarah

“Analogue double exposure” by  martine.es

“Analogue double exposure” by martine.es

“Indolente e muto. Presago di flutti” by  nonplusultra22

“Indolente e muto. Presago di flutti” by nonplusultra22

“August blues (again) “  I'm from Caravaggio

“August blues (again) “ I'm from Caravaggio

“Red Dragon” by  matthias bosch

“Red Dragon” by matthias bosch

“Untitled” by  Guglielmo Cherchi

“Untitled” by Guglielmo Cherchi

“Valley of Fire State Park, NV” by  Ivan Echevarria

“Valley of Fire State Park, NV” by Ivan Echevarria

“Off to Mullaghmore” by  Chiara Maretti

“Off to Mullaghmore” by Chiara Maretti

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daily drifter: aventurine

daily drifterTaylor P.Comment

You have to be transparent
so you no longer cast a shadow
but instead let the light pass through you.
— Kamand Kojouri

“Twin Peaks” by  Susan Blase

“Twin Peaks” by Susan Blase

“Pequenos guardiões dos nossos caminhos” by  Tuane Eggers

“Pequenos guardiões dos nossos caminhos” by Tuane Eggers

“Dreamer” by  Nick James Adams

“Dreamer” by Nick James Adams

“Seven Road Signs” by  J Bro

“Seven Road Signs” by J Bro

“Analogue double exposure.” by  martine.es

“Analogue double exposure.” by martine.es

“Lake Louise in color, 1” by  //sarah

“Lake Louise in color, 1” by //sarah

“Crystal Springs Reservoir, CA” by  Ivan Echevarria

“Crystal Springs Reservoir, CA” by Ivan Echevarria

“Untitled” by  Benedetta Falugi

“Untitled” by Benedetta Falugi

“Untitled” by  Nadav Gazit

“Untitled” by Nadav Gazit

“lelac” by  matthias bosch

“lelac” by matthias bosch

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daily drifter: roam

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
The world is as large as I let it be. Each step I take into the unknown reveals a thousand more steps of possibility. Earth may not be growing but my world certainly does with each step I take.
— Avina Celeste
"Boiler Room x Viva Festival" by  Giuliana Massaro

"Boiler Room x Viva Festival" by Giuliana Massaro

"Perito Moreno 4" by  Gabriele Pagani

"Perito Moreno 4" by Gabriele Pagani

"Touristic Destination" by  Naomi

"Touristic Destination" by Naomi

"Troodos Mountains"  Kathryn Young

"Troodos Mountains" Kathryn Young

"Untitled" by  Martine Eshuis

"Untitled" by Martine Eshuis

"Que seja leve o sentir" by  Tuane Eggers

"Que seja leve o sentir" by Tuane Eggers

"E se tu fossi qui, adesso, ti abbraccerei con tutte le mie forze" by  nonplusultra22

"E se tu fossi qui, adesso, ti abbraccerei con tutte le mie forze" by nonplusultra22

"Untitled" by  Benedetta Falugi

"Untitled" by Benedetta Falugi

"Untouched" by  Louis Dazy

"Untouched" by Louis Dazy

"Winter" by  Isadora J.

"Winter" by Isadora J.

xoxo,

Ally

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daily drifter: holly + zen

daily drifterAlly R.1 Comment
( source )

AHHH! THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!

Holidays for me are the equivalent of being in a super-scare-your-balls-off haunted house. If you're also in a bit of a panic this month, feel free to chill out with a stiff drink and rest easy dreaming of these sunny vistas and beautiful destinations. 


 

xoxo,
Ally

"Hamburg 2017" by  Giulia Micheila Azzalini

"Hamburg 2017" by Giulia Micheila Azzalini

"Lago Verde, Parque Nacional Los Alerces." by  Saitam Baro

"Lago Verde, Parque Nacional Los Alerces." by Saitam Baro

"Untitled" by  Benedetta Falugi

"Untitled" by Benedetta Falugi

"Floral Fountains" by  Hayden Williams

"Floral Fountains" by Hayden Williams

"Above Brazil" by  Lucas Marcomini

"Above Brazil" by Lucas Marcomini

"Wild Flowers / Saltwater" by  Milie Del

"Wild Flowers / Saltwater" by Milie Del

"IMG_1164" by  David Siebenbrunner

"IMG_1164" by David Siebenbrunner

""La mia terra è donna" 04" by  ylenia comi

""La mia terra è donna" 04" by ylenia comi

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daily drifter: the zion

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.
— Omar Nelson Bradley
"Add a title" by  Kiki Li

"Add a title" by Kiki Li

"Untitled" by  Diana Spatariu

"Untitled" by Diana Spatariu

"vulcans" by  Veronika Gilková

"vulcans" by Veronika Gilková

"Richmond, VA" by  Ivan Echevarria

"Richmond, VA" by Ivan Echevarria

"Untitled" by  Pam Virada

"Untitled" by Pam Virada

"untitled" by  Viviana Roma

"untitled" by Viviana Roma

"The spark, has died and now you're just too late" by  Ririii

"The spark, has died and now you're just too late" by Ririii

"Condor-dos-andes, o voo mais deslumbrante que já vi" by  Tuane Eggers

"Condor-dos-andes, o voo mais deslumbrante que já vi" by Tuane Eggers

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daily drifter: diorama

daily drifterAlly R.Comment

 

di·o·ram·a

ˌdīəˈramə,ˌdīəˈrämə/

noun

  1. a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit.

    • historical

      a scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which changes in color and direction of illumination simulate changes in the weather, time of day, etc.. (source: google)

We find ourselves longing for this little finite space that can be controlled. This diorama, this little box, a glimpse into our world or someone else's.  In this place we are kings/queens. In this place we seek divination. We can go wherever we want to go, do whatever we want to do, and be whoever we want to be. In a world that is constantly in flux we stare into the abyss of this life that contains us, longing for the simplicity of childhood daydreams and seasons in the sun. But are we three-dimensional or just flagellating our vices for the masses? Are we a carving etched on history or a living, breathing real boy/girl living inside a scene that replays itself in a myriad of ways into dusk? Today we are searching for answers to whether we live inside this fragile frame or outside in a wild sea of ignorance. 

 

 

xoxo,

Ally

"Richmond, VA" by  Ivan Echevarria

"Richmond, VA" by Ivan Echevarria

"cindysherman" by  Julian Knaack

"cindysherman" by Julian Knaack

"Untitled" by  Martine Eshuis

"Untitled" by Martine Eshuis

"allthingsredfrog" by  Magdalena Bodzioch

"allthingsredfrog" by Magdalena Bodzioch

"Amor é montanha" by  Tuane Eggers

"Amor é montanha" by Tuane Eggers

"Neon Caravan" by  Naomi

"Neon Caravan" by Naomi

"Love Tester and Physical Fitness" by  Oliver Liria

"Love Tester and Physical Fitness" by Oliver Liria

"Untitled" by  gilbert terrazas

"Untitled" by gilbert terrazas

"US of A" by  Louis Dazy

"US of A" by Louis Dazy

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daily drifter: freedom circa 1984

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
"Obscure Dogma" by  Fabrizio Ara FAHC

"Obscure Dogma" by Fabrizio Ara FAHC

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
— George Orwell, 1984
"Untitled" by  Toby Harvard

"Untitled" by Toby Harvard

"74110013" by  Matsuki Narishige

"74110013" by Matsuki Narishige

"Dos imensos dias em que fomos tão grandiosamente pequenos" by  Tuane Eggers

"Dos imensos dias em que fomos tão grandiosamente pequenos" by Tuane Eggers

"Untitled" by  Martine Eshuis

"Untitled" by Martine Eshuis

"Untitled" by  Lola Li

"Untitled" by Lola Li

"Williamsburg, VA" by  Ivan Echevarria

"Williamsburg, VA" by Ivan Echevarria

"cherry pop" by  Samantha Ashcraft

"cherry pop" by Samantha Ashcraft

Italy 2017" by  Sofia Podestà

Italy 2017" by Sofia Podestà

"La musica è vita" by  marcus greco

"La musica è vita" by marcus greco

"Entrance"  by  Chang-Yeol Choi

"Entrance"  by Chang-Yeol Choi

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daily drifter: the accolades

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
Pietrisycamollaviadelrechiotemexity.
— Lemony Snicket

In matters of meritocracy, sometimes we haven't the faintest idea what is going on. We humbly oblige some more moderate version of ourselves to demonstrate how to behave in modern society, yet our current society is full of upheaval and a future that has yet to be determined. We call them the accolades, these momentary glimpses of privilege and centrifugal forces that we often take for granted.  Some call it divination or intervention. We walk blindly or swim into their seas, letting the current and the windswept sand direct us where we're meant to go and where we belonged all along. 

 

xoxo,
Ally

"Untitled" by  Alex Dietrich

"Untitled" by Alex Dietrich

"homesick" by  Giuliana Massaro

"homesick" by Giuliana Massaro

"red 6" by  William Boulter

"red 6" by William Boulter

"Flight over Nazca desert" by  _GOZ_

"Flight over Nazca desert" by _GOZ_

"Untitled" by  Kathryn Young

"Untitled" by Kathryn Young

"Selfie underneath the stars" by  Matthijs Bettman

"Selfie underneath the stars" by Matthijs Bettman

"San Francisco, CA" by  Ivan Echevarria

"San Francisco, CA" by Ivan Echevarria

"hopes" by  topshiha sultana

"hopes" by topshiha sultana

"My city through my eyes" by  Maria Evgenidu

"My city through my eyes" by Maria Evgenidu

"Untitled" by  Benedetta Falugi

"Untitled" by Benedetta Falugi

"Portland OR  .  2016" by  Gilbert Terrazas

"Portland OR  .  2016" by Gilbert Terrazas

"De nuevo al frio" by  Em Bernatzky

"De nuevo al frio" by Em Bernatzky

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daily drifter: burning bridges

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
How can you rise if you have not burned?
— Hiba Fatima Ahmad

The theme this week around here has been a poignant one. We ask ourselves two questions:

1) How far do we persevere to lose ourselves for love?

and 2) When do we know when to give up?

There are no simple answers. Situations are complicated-- relationships are complicated. We live in a digital age where friendship is often a shell, a guise, surrounded by fragile bridges. We strike those matches, say that we have had enough, and let those fires of Babylon burn. 

In order to rise above we must fall below. It takes great adversity to often build the best character and sometimes takes burning bridges to find other routes to our destination. The journey of life is a series of layers-- we are constructed of stars and finer things. But beneath our sordid frame lies a fire that burns ever brightly, ready to engulf that which needs transcending. I am the Phoenix. Watch me burn and live again. 

Have you ever burned a bridge? Did you strike the match and never look back?

"Self portrait." by  The little fawn*

"Self portrait." by The little fawn*

"A luz saindo pelos olhos" by Tuane Eggers

"A luz saindo pelos olhos" by Tuane Eggers

"STRTLGHT" by  Anthony Bailey

"STRTLGHT" by Anthony Bailey

" Di nuovo verrà l'estate V" by  nonplusultra22

"Di nuovo verrà l'estate V" by nonplusultra22

"dry the river" by Christopher Mongeau

"dry the river" by Christopher Mongeau

"pomelo fruit 6" by  William Boulter

"pomelo fruit 6" by William Boulter

"untitled" by  Joseph Rustia

"untitled" by Joseph Rustia

"untitled" by  David Paton

"untitled" by David Paton

"18A_0142" by Andi Singer

"18A_0142" by Andi Singer

"the light" by  Adrielly Alves

"the light" by Adrielly Alves

"pragmatic anarchism" by  Michel Nguie

"pragmatic anarchism" by Michel Nguie

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daily drifter: everything is alright | everything is finite

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.

When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.
— Wisława Szymborska

President Obama spoke tonight for the last time as President. Regardless of your political leanings, I know many of you feel the difference in the air. The world feels unsettled and listless but full of sparks of energy and hope. The future is full of confusion and exhilaration. We wake up every morning saying a silent mantra of "I'm OK" but are we really? We're sitting on a thin line between war and peace and we're worried about when and where the other shoe may drop.

Yet on some levels we are at war within ourselves. We sit on the precipice of change yet we stare into the brightness of our screens and drink our caloric maximum to dull the sensation of having no control. We have faith or lack it but there is this air of difference that permeates everyone and everything. We distance ourselves to stay intact and fear being vulnerable to the dangers and pleasures that life brings.

I'm OK. You're OK. Everything is alright. Everything is finite.

What does yesterday, today, and tomorrow look like for you?  
 
                                                                                        <3, A

"Sadness is a blessing" by  Sacha Bertrand

"Sadness is a blessing" by Sacha Bertrand

"Surrogate" by  Piero Donadeo

"Surrogate" by Piero Donadeo

"Untitled" by  Toby Harvard

"Untitled" by Toby Harvard

"Untitled" by elif yalim

"Untitled" by elif yalim

"Untitled" by  William Danton

"Untitled" by William Danton

"White (II)" by  Isabella Bubola

"White (II)" by Isabella Bubola

"Untitled" by  Kristina Zdravkov

"Untitled" by Kristina Zdravkov

" Somos um pedaço de cada possibilidade" by  Tuane Eggers

"Somos um pedaço de cada possibilidade" by Tuane Eggers

". | barracks without soldiers" by  I'm from Caravaggio

". | barracks without soldiers" by I'm from Caravaggio

"Untitled" by  Em Bernatzky

"Untitled" by Em Bernatzky

"When the summer heat dissolves memories" by  AirSonka

"When the summer heat dissolves memories" by AirSonka

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daily drifter: day + age

daily drifterAlly R.Comment
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark: the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
— PLATO

It's a new year and things feel vastly unstructured and unsettled. The weather is unpredictable and so is the political climate. Yet there is hope in the light as well as in the shadows. The energy and vitality of singular moments and of tangible dissonance seem to echo as much from our past as of our future. We are in the golden days of opportunity and in a new age of collective synergism. We are in a time of alternate universes where seemingly real things appear surreal. Now is the time to be everything that you are and to walk into the light sans blindfold. Welcome to the Parallel.

                                                             xoxo,
                                                                       A

 

"Se un dì di novembre andassi in Grecia" by   Maria Evgenidu

"Se un dì di novembre andassi in Grecia" by Maria Evgenidu

"kitchen clutter" by  Kathryn Young

"kitchen clutter" by Kathryn Young

"San Francisco" by  Ivan Echevarria

"San Francisco" by Ivan Echevarria

"untitled" by  Giuliana Massaro

"untitled" by Giuliana Massaro

"impediment*" by   Topshiha Sultana

"impediment*" by Topshiha Sultana

"allthingsmary" by  Magdalena Bodzioch

"allthingsmary" by Magdalena Bodzioch

"Northern Lights" by  Ludovica M. B.

"Northern Lights" by Ludovica M. B.

"Untitled" by  Mike Lund

"Untitled" by Mike Lund

"Untitled" by  Sanja Prodan

"Untitled" by Sanja Prodan

"Untitled" by  Toby Harvard

"Untitled" by Toby Harvard

"phantom limb" by T. L. Parker

"phantom limb" by T. L. Parker

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DAILY DRIFTER: the hours

Ally R.Comment

"

Violence in the flowers where they found you

Can I wait the hours

Would it be untrue

Climb up to the tower

So that you can see

All across the hours"- BH

I found myself walking down North Williams the other day and even though it's still warm outside, you can feel summer starting to go into its deep annual slumber.

You can feel it in the air and in the sunlight and everything around you-- this waiting and tension that makes us so impatient for pumpkin spice lattes, cozy pullovers, and leaf pile rambling . We're all waiting for something. We're waiting for the kettle to whistle, or the bus to arrive, or a multitude of other events that could occur in an otherwise linear day. What are you waiting for?

xoxo,

Ally

"untitled" by

deda.

"caught in a flower's hue" by

rapidheartmovement

"effetto farfalla." by

chiara baldassarri 

"untitled" by

michaela knizova

"birth" by

avi cohen

"inertia creeps" by

sacha bertrand

"this beautiful creature must die/a death for no reason/ and death for no reason is murder" by

martyna zglenicka

"grrrl" by

roco perna 

"my little geisha" by

maria von staa

"21840024" by

matsuki narishige

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DAILY DRIFTER: metropolis

Ally R.Comment

"

“By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.”

 -jane jacobs

Living in a city always has its share of "strange." The metropolis tends to have a cultural ambiguity-- a series of extreme refinements and likewise extreme dereliction.  Yet the fabric of the city is so much more vibrant than that comparison. The "metropolis" itself is very much centered around the people. Even if you live in a small town, some part of you can relate to the "human" scale of the metropolis. Just like any great empire, it is based on people-- people who are fragile and fallible. Like any Ayn Rand creation, we breathe life into our city and our city breathes life into us. I believe the following artists have captured the essence of this beautifully. 

xoxo,

Ally

"untitled" by

nick swift

"quanshen3" by

shuang zhao

"36650013" by

william boulter

"in my head" by

tiziana gualano

"after biking" by

ninuca kakabadze

"glastür-- french door" by

albrecht schlotter

"mytubenyc" by

gediminas jankevicius

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DAILY DRIFTER: quanta

Ally R.Comment

DAILY DRIFTER///

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, but today we are focusing on the tiny universes that exist inside our own. Sometimes the eye is the opening to someone's inner world. Sometimes the world wraps itself around us and beckons to us in all dimensions. And oftentimes even a picture can capture an artificial world or a fleeting thought that would be lost to the wind. Today we go to the cosmos and back in search of what is. 

xoxo,

Ally

"Jade" by

berit alits 

"Untitled" by

posidonia...

"Untitled" by

maria kazvan

"London/Taxicab" by

marco capp

"Untitled" by

marina kochetyga

"StandingHereTillTheEndOfTime" by

sebastian stadtkind

"Máscaras Experimentais" by

mattheus mo

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"hola invierno" by

roco perna

"transcending" by

jessica lia 

"Untitled" by

tang jiaqi

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DAILY DRIFTER: blue jeans on fire

Ally R.Comment

DAILY DRIFTER///

Blue jeans, bonfires, long nights, rock 'n' roll. We are always pushing the envelope by going above and beyond those who came before us. We are the dreamers, the doers, and the radicals. These are the people that burn the bridges and start the fires, all while looking radiant and innovative. Today we pay tribute to those timeless folks without whom the world would be a boring place to live.

xoxo,

Ally

"Untitled" by

gloria marigo 

"Savanna Singers" by

adrian velazco

"Coastin'" by

devin blaskovich

"Untitled" by

christopher mongeau 

"still from my music video" by

annique johnson

"Defending Our Brave Martian Explorers" by

kenneth barton

"karahindiba" by

maggy van eijk

"love box" by

vadim zhavoronkov

"Untitled" by

nathalie weiswasser

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DAILY DRIFTER: waiting for the summer

Ally R.Comment

DAILY DRIFTER///

We celebrated the summer solstice last night by bonfire, under douglas firs out on the coast. It's just finally warm enough to feel summer's powerful spell draping us with its warm embrace. The wait is finally over. What are some of your big plans for Summer (if you're not still waiting for it)?

xoxo,

Ally

"Ocean blue take me away" by

miguel soll

"carthasy live @ rosemount hotel" by

isadora j. 

"Lisa & Sasha" by

anna laznya 

"

わたしが生きている世界はまるで球体です。" by

matsuki narishige 

"Adriana" by

lux lisbon 

"boiling." by

zoë lapin 

"Untitled" by

antonella moltini

"Untitled" by

sacha bertrand

"Compact Team" by naomi of

purplewoods

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DAILY DRIFTER: some things last a long time

Ally R.Comment

DAILY DRIFTER///

Historically, the photograph has been an interesting phenomenon. It is able to capture the very essence of people's souls and provides the ability to stop time just briefly. When time stops, we see a moment in the frame that conveys so much thought, meaning, and depth. Even in the digital era, the camera somehow captures the vitality of the soul. In this selection, we will see time stand still and how the subject of the portrait inhabits the frame, all the while reaching far outside the frame into our very hearts. 

xoxo,

Ally

"Introvert #2" by

daniel müller

"Crimson and bare as I stand II" by

RapidHeartMovement

"new shoes" by

lux lisbon

"Untitled" by

emily savill

"

№4" by

anna laznya

"Idea of Florida as a Midwestern kid meets reality" by

MFragelFotos

"khaleesi, mother of dragons" by

joseph rustia 

"Thibaut" by  

Ousseynou Cissé 

"The Others- Demo Portrait" by

jill justus

"fall" by

roco perna 

"Untitled" by

nicoletta branco

"Untitled" by

GORSAD.KIEV

"Untitled" by

sara carpentieri 

"+" by

luke davis

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DAILY DRIFTER: field notes

Ally R.Comment

DAILY DRIFTER///

Whether we're traipsing through far-off vistas or simply walking down a country road, wife open spaces and blankets of clouds can bring us down the earth. Even if civilization is closer than we would like, there is very much beauty left untamed in the wilderness. The following selections focus on this spirit of movement and the quiet stillness of being within the belly of the natural world. 

                                                                           xoxo,

                                                                             Ally

"2/52" by

carolina conte

"Untitled" by

judy-chen

"White Rabbit" by

silvia  o.

"Jardins de Laribal" by

edwina jaupi 

"devaneio cristalino" by

tuane eggers 

"stratification" by

alexandra moskow

"Untitled" by

david paton

"Untitled" by

em bernatzky 

"Kiev. Ukraine. June 2014" by

nazar gonchar

"Untitled" by

andrea di cesare 

"

わたしが生きている世界はまるで球体です。" by

matsuki narishige

"Untitled" by

Søren bΛp†iŞm

"Untitled" by

ksusha smyr

"elrika's mother" by

maria dragan

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DAILY DRIFTER: the dreamers

Ally R.Comment

///DAILY DRIFTER

                           Lady Dreamers-- here's looking at you. With style, flair, elegance, and originality, you gals take        the world by storm. You don't just make the world a better place, either-- you OWN it. You empower others simply by being brave and stylish. So this post goes out to all of you amazing dames out there inspire us just by being your awesome selves. 

                                                                                 xoxo,

                                                                                  Ally

"Untitled" by

federica rinaldi

"

わたしが生きている世界はまるで球体です。" by

matsuki narishige

"your love was weak" by

akuma aizawa

"Untitled" by

stephen palke 

"Untitled" by

GORSAD.KIEV

"Untitled" by

shing hei lui

"Rose with a cat" by

emily savill

"Untitled" by

liv coffey

"tremble and obey (a)" by

< rs > snaps

"Exp. Scream 002" by Naomi of

Purplewoods

"Untitled" by

adriana cruz

"Life- La Femme" by

claudio capanna

"02700016" by

gleb tibo

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