Sunday, 15 October 2017

What's Your Favourite Scary Movie?

Alexa Chung shirt | Topshop corduroy pinafore | Mango boots

October is every blogger and horror enthusiast's favourite month. This month, it's all about Halloween, scary movies, spooky events and dressing up in party costumes. Seeing as I love horror movies, I wanted to share a few of my favourite horror movies on here. I have so many favourites that it was almost an impossible task for me to choose, but I've managed to find five movies I really wanna watch again before Halloween.

IT (2017): If you've seen the trailer, you'll already have a pretty good idea of what 'IT' is about. Basically, there's this evil, supernatural clown lurking around in the sewers and he takes the kids of small town Derry. And then there's a bunch of kids who try to figure out what his deal is and where the clown takes their siblings, friends and school buddies. Only children can see him and he can show transform himself into their biggest fears (like in Harry Potter). For me, this movie is a 10/10 just for the aesthetics alone. The movie were just was overall greatness and I highly recommend you watch it.
Pay the Ghost (2015): Like most movies starring Nicolas Cage, there's a huge problem that needs to be fixed. In this case, Nicholas Cage is looking for his son who was kidnapped my this creepy ghost-demon during a Halloween parade in New York City. 'Pay the Ghost' has supernatural phenomenons, Salem witches, Nicholas Cage and New York City and that's just one good cocktail if you ask me.

Scream (1996): Who doesn't love a classic like Scream? Although the plot is pretty much all about stabbing and escaping a masked figure, the movie is so damn good. I don't know what it is, but I'm all about the '90s high school boyfriend drama which Scream is an embodiment of. 
Death Note (2017): Apparently 'Death Note' was a Japanese anime or manga series before it was made into an American movie. I've never watched the original and I don't think I want to since the fans of the original story seem to be SO upset about the American version. Anyways, I thought it was amazing. It was a different take on a horror movie and it had Nat Wolff and the best cheesy '80s love songs in it.

The Sixth Sense (1999): The Sixth Sense is a theatrical masterpiece. Bruce Willis plays the role as Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, who tries to help Cole Sears, the cutest little boy ever. Haley Joel Osment plays the role as Cole Sears and he "sees dead people" as the famous quote goes. The two develop a friendship and the movie has quite a plot twist in the end.

That's about it, my dudes. Like I said, these are just five out of a very large list of my favourite horror movies. What are some of your favourite horror films?

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

How to Deal with Real Life Mean Girls

Vintage varsity jacket | Intimissimi top | H&M skirt | Sonia Rykiel heels

Oh yes, real life mean girls do exist and they can be found anywhere. In fact, I think that we’ll all have to deal with mean girls at least once in our lifetimes. However, high school and college seem to be more dominated by the phenomenon than anywhere else. I, myself, have encountered many mean girls throughout my school years. In light of this, I have a few comforting words to keep in mind when one of them strikes and you’re standing face-to-face with a mean girl yourself.

So what if they don't like you?

We’re all human beings at the end of the day. Sadly, that also means that not everyone will get along. As long as you love yourself and you are surrounded by people who love you, it really doesn’t matter what the mean girls think of you. Know that their perception of you does not define you. If they don’t like you, that’s on them. At the end of the day, we’re all different and have different taste in music, fashion, as well as having different perceptions of what's “normal.” For example, some people like to wear a chic minimal coat while others prefer to rock a loud metallic leather jacket. Just because you prefer one style of a jacket over another, doesn’t mean that the other style isn’t right for somebody else. This is basically the same when it comes to people, so think of yourself as a leather jacket or a chic coat.

Know when to take action

Tolerance and positive thoughts will only get you so far when you’re dealing with cattiness. There is a difference between mean girls and bullies. If you or a fellow student are being bullied then say something. Talk to someone about it; a parent, a university professor, or a guidance counselor. There's no shame in speaking up.

Don’t let them get to you

Lastly, and most importantly, don’t let them get to you. Avoid the drama if you can and remember that life goes on. Eventually, you’ll be done with school or move on from whatever you’re doing right now and you won’t have to deal with the mean girls anymore. 

 Do you have any tips on how to deal with real life mean girls?

Friday, 6 October 2017

Eternal Slumber Party

Puppyteeth t-shirt | vintage bandana | Zara shoes

Dark humor, mental instability and existential crises are all terms that can be associated with Puppyteeth's art. Jaik Puppyteeth is my all time favourite artist and "comedian" (he's not actually a comedian, he's just funny AF). I find myself scrolling through his Instagram and Twitter page daily, not just for the art, but because he's probably the funniest person I follow on Twitter. He is a blessing to my social media feed AND he is also a drag fan and often collaborates with some of my faves – for example, all three of my babies, BiblegirlRubber Child and Lisa Limbaugh. I'm definitely ordering more stuff from his site ASAP.

Monday, 2 October 2017

How to Get Ready for a Party in Less than 10 Minutes

When I was 18, there was always a spontaneous party going on almost every day of the week (yes, even on school night. #sorrymomanddad). I'm pretty trained in getting ready in a very, very short amount of time and I'd even go as far as say as I master the art of getting ready in less than 10 minutes. So now that party season is on its way, I thought some of you wonderful readers might find my tips useful.

Makeup Routine

  1. I dust a bit of my powder foundation from BareMinerals on in the shade 'fairly light' N10.
  2. Then I move on to my eyebrows, I use my MAC brow gel and eyeshadow in 'concrete'.
  3. For my eyelashes I use the MAC Zoom Lash mascara which is honestly my favourite mascara of all time.
  4. I switch between MAC Russian Red, Rimmel London 107 and a liquid lipstick from NYX in the colour 'Cherry Skies' for my lips. If I don't have a lot of time, I'll go for the Rimmel lipstick as it's the easiest one to apply.
  5. For blusher I use SO MUCH of my MAC Desert Rose blush. That's my favourite makeup product. It's SO cute.
  6. To finish it all off, I use a little bit of my Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer highlighter or the NARS Albatross highlighter. I don't use any conturing as I have been pretty blessed in the bone structure department and it tends to look a little like dirt on my face.
Acne Studios dress & Sonia Rykiel heels

Outfit Combination #1: Fancy Dress & High Heels

If you're going to a bit more of a fancy event then I'd say option 1 is pretty ideal. You basically just grab a statement dress in your closet and add a pair of black heels. Acne Studios makes really good statement dresses which doesn't look too over the top. All attention goes to your dress and you don't necessarily need to worry about matching accessories to your outfit.
H&M slip dress | H&M choker | Zara boots

Outfit Combination #2: the Little Black Dress

The second option is a simple, classic little black dress. Everything goes with a black dress and you can go in any direction you want in terms of accessorizing. I'm wearing a choker with my black slip dress in the photo above along with my sparkly, silver boots from Zara. As Karl Lagerfeld once said  "One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress".
Drag Queen Merch tee | Alexander McQueen jacket | Doc Martens

Outfit Combination #3: Oversized Tee & Statement Jacket

Last month, I wore my Haus of Piss t-shirt to a birthday party I was late for. Everybody was asking  me questions about my t-shirt so I guess wearing graphic merchandise t-shirts also works as a great conversation starter. Any oversized graphic t-shirt will do. Show everyone who's team you are on and what you're about by wearing your favourite merchandise as a dress and add a pair of boots and a nice jacket to it. Then you're all good to go!

...And that's it! I guess we can conclude that If I'm ever in a rush to go to a party, you'll never catch me wearing trousers. I hope you enjoyed this blog post even if it is a little bit all over the place.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Finding Your Personal Style

WEEKDAY shirt | Nasty Gal trousers | Zara oxfords

A while back, I really started noticing how much the clothes I wore affected the way I feel about myself. That feeling I would get when I wore great clothes is the reason why I love fashion and personal style so much. It's about finding your own voice and persona and expressing that through your clothes. I had a history teacher in high school who'd always so wisely say: "Only dead fish swim with the stream". That's one of my favourite quotes now. Through your visual style, you're telling a story. The clothes you wear and how you style them are a part of your personal brand.
Developing your own look is a great way to focus your voice. A look can be as crazy or as polished as you like as long as it's consistent, curated and match your personality. My personal style is heavily inspired by the '80s and the early '90s so when I go shopping for new clothes, my instinct is to go directly to a vintage store or a thrift shop. I love wearing '80s clothes because it makes me feel like I have a little piece of the '80s with me.

What's your personal style?

Monday, 11 September 2017

Back To University

Massimo Dutti coat | Zara dress | Doc Martens

I had my first two lectures of the semester today. I was very excited to get started again and get back into a routine. A lot of things, in terms of education, are falling into place for me. Last week, I wrote about my worries about the future, but now everything just seem to have fallen back into place. The thing is, I just don't know how to be chill so I freak out over the smallest things. Jeez.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Dancing in September & Worrying about the Future

H&M hat | Monki crop top | Doc Martens | vintage jacket + trousers

I think it’s safe to say that summer is pretty much gone. I’ve been dancing around to ’September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire since september 1st. I’m so excited for this upcoming season. I love everything about autumn; Halloween, horror movies, heavy rain, candles, duvets, blankets, pillows, cushions, and, most importantly, the autumnal FASHION. This season is all about brown corduroy, beigey tweeds and tartans and grey checks. I love granddad chic stuff and my wardrobe happens to be filled with just that. I love layering and I’m so excited to go look for new sweaters, boots and funky new accessories to elevate my outfits.

Entering autumn also means entering a new semester at university which is SCARY. I have such a clear vision of what I wanna do with my life and which direction I wanna take in life. It’s normal to worry about the future, I know, but sometimes you just get these days were you doubt yourself and your abilities. Like, will I even be able to make it in this industry? Is immigration going to be an issue when I want to leave home and chase my dreams in New York City? I really, really hope that it wont.
Do you ever worry about the future? What are you most excited about for autumn? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Females Supporting Females

Unknown beret | 8th Sin Creation skirt | Sonia Rykiel heels

Can we just talk about Dua Lipa's 'New Rules'?! I know the song has been out for a while, but my obsession with it has grown more and more insane as of lately. It's the most meaningful, uplifting and powerful anthem for women and gay men I've heard in a VERY, very long time and I think that's just what we all needed. Dua Lipa literally just shut up all f-boys around the world with this song, but most importantly, she is telling us to know our own worth and teaching us to support each other.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

My Favourite Fashion Magazines

I while back a wrote a blog post about why I still love and swear by fashion magazines. So logically, I wanted to do a follow-up post about the magazines I personally love the most and why I think that they're so good. Of course my favourites vary over time, but these are the ones I absolutely love and read religiously right now.

Vogue Italia

I first became aware of how good Vogue Italia is after an editorial featuring Violet Chachki and a bunch of club kids from New York City. I'll always support businesses, brand, magazines etc. that support queer culture. After becoming aware of Vogue Italia, I started obsessing over how amazing their editorials are. There's a whole lotta Mario Testino and aesthetically pleasing fashion shoots. I don't understand a single word of the articles, but I love the pictures so much – and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

i-D Magazine

Did I hear someone say fishnet tights? Because oh, honey! i-D Magazine is what pushed my to try out the fishnet trend. I get almost all of my fashion inspiration from this magazine as it has a grungy, street vibe to it which I'm all about. I've known about i-D magazine for a while, but as of right now I feel extra drawn to it. The magazine is about youth subcultures, fashion, LGBTQ+, nightlife scenes and underground scenes around the world. They always feature all the queer people, I stalk on Instagram and wish I could befriend.


Much like i-D Magazine, Dazed is about fashion, underground- and youth subcultures. It's a mixture of everything good and I'm never disappointed when I purchase a new issue.
Do you ever read magazines? Which ones are your favourites?
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