The Daria Perspective

December 17, 2014

DIY Flower Crowns

Spurred by my love for Frida Kahlo and her amazing life and personal style, I decided to get some friends together to create DIY Kahlo inspired flower crowns.


These turned out far better than I anticipated and I'm so happy with them. As it's almost christmas time, these could even be a great christmas gift for someone as they have a really polished look when they're finished and are so wearable. 

The flower crowns I made included the piece with the classic black roses and pink accents, as well as the crown with the blue flowers and the army men, which I adore as it gives quite a conventional piece a really unique twist and contrasts the pretty aesthetic of the flowers against the hard, plastic army men to give it a whole different vibe. (Also shout out to the sister for modelling that piece for me).

The orange flower crown with the fern leaf was made by my friend Silva (who is an incredible singer, so make sure to check out her youtube channel). It has an aesthetic that for me is really reminiscent of the beautifully colourful Carmen Miranda headpieces.



The last crown was made by Ben, who simply twisted two strands of flowers around each other to create a very ethereal, Midsummer Night's Dream-esque headpiece. Its actually almost identical to the one in this picture of Stevie Nicks that I later found.

I'm honestly amazed at the array of different pieces and aesthetics that can be created when making flower crowns. Below are some pictures of pieces that I love, and some pictures for inspiration if any of you decide to make some yourselves. 
(In order: Lana Del Rey, Nancy Sinatra, random model, Frida Kahlo.)

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   Now listening to: Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey (Passive Remix)

December 10, 2014

Four Everyday Looks


For my first video I wanted to style four versatile looks that could be easily transformed from daywear to nightwear; for example, through the addition of a leather jacket in the second look. The outfits in the video are fairly indicative of what I would wear on a daily basis, although now that its summer again here I'm limited to shorts, skirts and t-shirts- 40˚C days really stifle creativity. The majority of the items worn in this video are thrifted, as that's how I get most of my clothes; however, they're all fairly basic pieces that can be found almost anywhere nowadays. 
I hope you enjoyed the video, make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel to keep up to date with new videos!
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Black Croptop- Boohoo
Boots- Dr Martens
Black Creepers- City Beach
Plaid Creepers- Boohoo
Gold Lion Chain- Romwe

Now listening to: Garden City Movement- Move On (Charlesthefirst Remix)

Update



After and incredibly long hiatus due to school, I am finally back and can start posting again! Currently I am taking a year off study to work and save up money, which means I have so much more time to do my own thing and be creative. I am so excited and have a lot of awesome things planned for this site in the coming year. 

The first of which is videos! I have made a youtube account which will mainly be composed of fashion videos, DIYs, and videos on feminism. In creating this channel I didn't want to conform to the stereotypical "beauty" channel layout, as it seems very limiting, and because women are so often restricted from being viewed or portrayed as multifaceted, complex beings (e.g women can be sexy, or smart, or funny- but one woman cannot be all three), I felt the need to challenge that notion. Hence, I have chosen to publish both fashion videos and videos on feminism on the one channel, because while the two are not contradictory, to make separate channels for the fashion and feminism videos would be contradictory to the limiting phenomenon that I am against.

I will post videos on youtube and on this blog hopefully once a week, and will continue to do regular written posts about fashion, feminism, film and music here as well. Also I have made an instagram for this blog: thedariaperspective, so follow me there if you'd like to keep up to date with this site. 

Have an awesome afternoon and check back later for my first video!
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Now listening to: Water Me by FKA Twigs

November 19, 2014