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.

Dazed

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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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

DragWorld UK 2017

Alright, so I've been waiting impatiently for this weekend ever since October last year when they announced that there was going to be a DragWorld (Europe's Largest Celebration of Drag) in London with all of my favourite queens. This weekend, DragWorld finally came around so me and my friends packed our bags and flew to London. The first day was just one big blur. So much glitter, so many wigs, so many things to look at and so SO many people all desperately wanting the get the attention of their favourite drag queens (including myself ofc). There is no such thing as personal space in these kinds of conventions which actually got me kinda down to begin with. Despite of a rough beginning, this turned out to be the best weekend of my life.
The first panel we went to see was called 'Gender Is Non-Binary' and it was with Violet Chachki, Jinkx Monsoon, Carmen Carrera and Bendelacreme. It was extremely informative and empowering and me and my friends fell even more in love with the girls on that panel than we already were.

'Drag Goes Pop' was the next panel we planned to join that day. It was with Adore Delano, Ginger Minj, Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfuck which honestly almost made me cry. I've never met Adore before and she is my biggest idol so when she was sitting there right in front of us, it felt as if I was about to faint. I was also extremely excited to meet, BUT wayyyyy too scared to talk to the Haus of Piss. However, we still went to see their performances that day and they were AH-MAZING. I instantly regretted not talking to them, when we left that they because I love them so freaking much.
The second day came around and we started our day getting an autograph from Bendelacreme. She is also such a lovely queen. Next up was the beauty panel with Miss Fame and Violet Chachki. Those two have such a great chemistry together and they look absolutely breathtaking in real life. I bought a t-shirt from Violet's friend and designer whom I have been stalking on Instagram for months. I didn't tell him, though (because I'm shy, as you know).

The highlight of my day was meeting Biblegirl, Rubber Child and Lisa Limbaugh. They're my absolute favourites and they are just so fucking great. It's such a weird feeling meeting someone you stan so freaking hard in real life. Bibledad (biblegirl's dad) snatched a photo of me for their Instagram whilst I waited in line to meet Biblegirl. When I finally met her she was honestly the sweetest, most kindhearted person ever. She took the time to talk to AND listen to her fans and then she wrote me the cutest message. We met them again throughout the day. It was one of the best days of my entire life and the weekend itself was without a doubt THE best weekend of my life.
Check out my outfit post from DragWorld here!
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

What It Actually Means to Be Gender Fluid



Alexander McQueen jacket | Sonia Rykiel bustier | Monki trousers | Zara shoes

Gender fluidity is a hot topic these days which also means a lot of people are being introduced to the term for the first time EVER. I'm currently at DragWorld – a convention celebrating drag, individuality and gender bending etc. – and today, I went to a panel about gender fluidity which totally inspired me to write this blog post. SO what does it actually mean to be gender fluid?

Gender fluidity isn't a fixed identity

Gender fluidity refers to people who doesn't identify with a fixed gender. Some people may identify as agender (i.e. having no gender), bigender (i.e. both woman and man) or non-binary (i.e. neither woman nor man). Non-binary means not committing to one or another. There is a large range of non-binary gender identities such as gender fluid, genderqueer, gender neutral, third gendered etc. The list of gender identities goes on, but these are the gender identities most commonly referred to. For me it means that I don't want to settle for one gender and the expectations and rules that come with it. I want it all.

Gender fluidity isn't a trend

Gender fluidity is currently in the public eye and that does impact the way people dress. Gender fluid people are coming forward and living as their true selves, as debates concerning gender equality and LGBTQ+ issues. Gender fluidity is a lived experience, not a fashion trend. So that's why the LGBTQ+ community went nuts when Vogue referred to a cisgender couple as champions of 'a generation that embraces gender fluidity' to make a fashion statement.

I hope this blog post answered a few question for anyone who might have been confused by the term 'gender fluidity'. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Souk El Had

Zara dress | Zara statement earrings | Topshop mules

These are my last couple of days here in Morocco. Luckily, I'll be returning soon though. However, next time I'll be in Marrakech instead of Agadir and Essaouira.

I wanted to share the Moroccan brand with you which I have been crushing on lately. Sofia El Arabi, the blogger behind, created a handmade brand that she named Bakchic. She mixes and matches Traditional Moroccan fashion and modern western fashion which is such a dreamy combination. Don't worry, I'm not being paid to promote the brand. I'm just genuinely a fan. Her instagram feed and blog are also just a mashup of the best and prettiest things, Morocco has to offer. Go check her out!
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Moroccan Mindset

brooklyn is burning, morocco, agadir, holiday, ray-ban clubmasters, zara pre-autumn, high waisted shorts, mulholland drive t-shirt, david lynch, plateau black sandals from shoebizz copenhagen, brunette, fashion blogger, personal style blogger
brooklyn is burning, morocco, agadir, holiday, ray-ban clubmasters, zara pre-autumn, high waisted shorts, mulholland drive t-shirt, david lynch, plateau black sandals from shoebizz copenhagen, brunette, fashion blogger, personal style blogger
brooklyn is burning, morocco, agadir, holiday, ray-ban clubmasters, zara pre-autumn, high waisted shorts, mulholland drive t-shirt, david lynch, plateau black sandals from shoebizz copenhagen, brunette, fashion blogger, personal style blogger
brooklyn is burning, morocco, agadir, holiday, ray-ban clubmasters, zara pre-autumn, high waisted shorts, mulholland drive t-shirt, david lynch, plateau black sandals from shoebizz copenhagen, brunette, fashion blogger, personal style blogger
Ray-Ban Clubmasters | ShoeBizz Copenhagen sandals | Zara t-shirt | Zara shorts

I'm currently on holiday in Morocco and this is my 35°C attire. The shorts are nice and lightweight and so is the t-shirt. The good thing about the shorts is that they're in this lovely dark olive green colour which makes it a great transitional piece for autumn.  
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Suck Less: Where There's a Willam, There's a Way

I finally finished reading Willam's book 'Suck Less', but due to delays, lost packages and poor costumer service (I'm looking at you, Amazon), it literally took ages to arrive. Anyways, I wanted to do a little book review to anyone who's curious and love Willam just as much as I do!

'Suck Less' is a self help book covering all sorts of topics from beauty tips to fashion guidance to fitness routines to food hacks to relationship advice. It will bring you one step closer to understanding Willam's strange, yet wonderful and extremely charming personality. 'Suck Less' is actually really helpful, but in a comedic kinda way. I think it can best be described as 'the Beatdown', but on printed paper. It's a hilarious book, but Willam also exposes a side of her which is very real and surprisingly intelligent.

My personal favourite chapter "How to SUCK LESS at STYLE". Remember that episode of Untucked when Phi Phi O'Hara freaked out about Willam name dropping brands? "If Pamela Anderson says she likes my shoes I'm gonna tell her where to get 'em". Well, that's actually one of the things I love most about Willam. He doesn't do that thing where you try to keep all the good shopping places a secret. He hooks a bitch up which is an act of kindness and severeness, if you ask me. I love that.

All in all in was a great read. I sort of wish I would have ordered the book directly from Willam's site and had it signed and dedicated to me instead of having to deal with Amazon's costumer service and extremely long delivery. SO I think you should go get your copy of the book from Willam's site. Here's the link, you're in for a treat!
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