Saturday, 18 November 2017

7 Things I Would Tell My High School Self

T-shirt: Drag Queen Merch | Dress: The Reformation | Tights: Asos

I graduated high school 3.5 years ago and so much has changed for me since then. So, when my dad found a box filled with my old stuff from high school in his storage room, I couldn’t help but notice how big of a difference there was between the person I was in high school and the person I am now. There are so many things I know now that I wish would have known in high school so I decided to write a few of them down.

1. Lay off the late night trips to McDonalds
I know it's a fun late night adventure for you right now, but you really shouldn't eat that much junk food (especially when you aren't even hungry!!). You're gonna get reeeaal' chubby reeeaaal' fast and that's not gonna be cool with you. It's actually completely going to ruin your self-esteem so you should ask yourself if it's really worth it.
2. Don't be so concerned about your image
I know that image and the way you come across to others mean a lot when you're in high school, but just know that the only one who thinks your ears look weird is you. All those negative thoughts you have about yourself are not true at all. Remember that anyone who says differently are insecure teenagers themselves.

3. Get a better wardrobe
Right now, you're scared of telling people about your interest in fashion because you think the other fashion lovers will laugh at you. You know what kind of clothes you like and what kind of clothes you don't like, but you're too scared to execute these looks. Well, I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't be. Go nuts in vintage stores and extravagant fashion pieces!! It's a lot of fun. Wait and see – you'll absolutely love it later in life.
4. Don't worry about that stupid math class
Don't worry about that stupid math class. It's taking up WAY too much of your energy and spoiler alert: you're not gonna use it in your 'adult life' either way. Besides, you can't be good at everything and in this case, you're kind of a lost call...

5. Choose another dress for prom
Although it is a beautiful dress, you're not gonna feel confident enough to wear it. It's gonna make you feel extremely uncomfortable throughout prom night which will cause you to run home in attempt to find another dress to wear. Then you'll accidentally fall asleep and you'll totally feel like you've missed out on prom night because of that stupid dress.

6. Don't rely on the approval of your friends
You're all just a bunch of kids and they know just as little about life as you do. Besides, you need to trust in yourself and become more independent. It's a really bad habit to develop to be dependent on others' opinions and not everyone has the best intentions for you. You'll soon learn your lesson though and it's gonna be quite a shocker so prepare for that.

7. Join the school magazine ASAP
You're gonna be so glad that you joined the school magazine (and that you kept all the issues years later) once you've graduated high school. You'll begin to really enjoy writing in general. This experience, that the school magazine is providing you with, is gonna guide you on your way later in life. That's why you need to join it as fast as you can and stick around the editorial team until you've graduated.

What would you tell your high school self?
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Thursday, 16 November 2017

The New Fluidity

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Blazer: H&M (old) | T-Shirt: WEEKDAY (old) | Trousers: Zara | Shoes: Converse

I chose a particularly boyish look to go with today's blog post because I wanna talk about gender fluidity. 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 understand that to some, gender identity can be a very touchy and personal matter. That being said, I think it's so important to talk about it in a non-aggressive and non-defensive way. I don't think it helps the cause to be infuriated by insensitive questions at all. We need to help others understand no matter how insensitive they sound and you don't do that by screaming at someone.

Gender fluidity isn't a fixed identity meaning that it refers to people who doesn't identify with one 'locked' 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 or nothing at all.

Gender fluidity is currently in the public eye and that does impact the way people dress, but it's important to know that gender fluidity isn't a trend. Gender fluid people are coming forward now and living as their true selves, because of all the debates concerning gender equality and LGBTQ+ issues. Gender fluidity is a lived experience, not something you can dress as which is 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'.
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Friday, 10 November 2017

Most Binge-Worthy TV Shows

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Coat: Vintage | Top: Zara (old) | Trousers: Zara | Sunglasses: Céline | Boots: Doctor Martens

One of my favourite things to do during these rainy, dark autumnal days, we are encountering right now, is hiding under my covers and binge watching my favourite TV shows. I, myself, always struggle to find new shows to watch and end up watching the same shows over and over again. I  sometimes wonder if other people feel the same way or if it's just me being very picky. Either way, I wanted to share my favourite and most binge-worthy TV shows (in my opinion) with you today.

Stranger Things

I want to mention the '80s-Sci-Fi-horror-inspired hit series, 'Stranger Things', first. I bet I don’t have to tell you about it, as the entire world is obsessed with the show right now, but because the second season is available on Netflix now, it's the perfect time to rewind to the first episode and binge the entire show. In my opinion, the second season is a lot more intense and it will surprise you with  its character developments, its new enemies in the Upside Down and the crazy love triangles.
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RuPaul's Drag Race

Unless you are new to my blog, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I'm recommending literally everyone I meet to watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race'. RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality competition TV show about drag queens from around the United States. The queens are competing against each other in different challenges and they're all in it to win the title as America's Next Drag Superstar. As the name of the show suggests, RuPaul's Drag Race is hosted by the iconic RuPaul Charles. It's funny, emotional and very, very real. It shines a light on some real life issues within the LGBTQ+ community and works as a navigation system for young people who are trying to find themselves (myself included). It's just SO good and I think everyone, no matter age, sexuality and gender, could benefit from watching it.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is a golden oldie. A girl named Laura Palmer is found dead in a little town called Twin Peaks so they call in an investigator, Special Agent Dale Cooper, to solve the murder. However, the murder of Laura Palmer turns out to be a little more complicated than first assumed. The show ended without a conclusion in the early nineties (due to bad viewership), but now, 25 years later, the third season is finally out. It's a weird and trippy show, but so good nevertheless. It's kind of a cult show and it's is aesthetically pleasing so if you watch it, I'll guarantee that you'll have something to talk to Tumblr-people about. 
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American Horror Story

I always have trouble explaining what 'American Horror Story' is about to others, but, generally speaking, it's a horror show with a different plot and scenery for every season. My advice would be to watch the first 4 seasons and then skip ahead till season 7. For me, the 5th and 6th season weren't really that great. So, in this case, I think it's okay to cheat and not watch the show chronologically. My two favourite seasons were the first season, which was about a family who moves into a haunted house, and the second season which is about a catholic insane asylum in the '60s. If you're into creepy stuff and horror movies, I think you should give American Horror Story a go.
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Buzzfeed Unsolved

Continuing in the same vein, I want to mention the YouTube show 'Buzzfeed Unsolved' with Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej from Buzzfeed. It's a reportage show about spooky and creepy real-life events and myths that covers both murders, paranormal phenomenons and strange unsolved events. Shane and Ryan are giving off that good cop/bad cop vibe as one is a believer of the paranormal whereas the other isn't convinced. Ryan and Shane work so well as a team and you tune in to watch the show just as much for the creepy reportage as you do for those two knuckleheads.

If you decide on watching one of the shows I mentioned (or you already have watched any), please let me know what you thought of it in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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