The Daria Perspective

March 08, 2015

February Playlist

February's playlist is filled with darker, moodier songs from some of my all time favourite artists. 

I highly recommend checking out other songs from these artists as some of them, such as Marilyn Manson and Iron Maiden, have highly popularised negative/incorrect stereotypes about their music due to their outward aesthetic, and this means that people can be driven away from ever even listening to their music. Its such a ridiculous phenomenon, I have actually had to force people to listen to Marilyn Manson before as they refused because they couldn't get over his appearance/ they refused to believe that someone who dressed like Marilyn Manson could ever be so intelligent and creatively wonderful. I think that's part of the reason its so important for people like Marilyn Manson to keep doing what they're doing, so that people are really pushed to think about why they judge others on face value, and understand the importance of why these artists, who are incredibly intelligent people, dress the way they do; challenging the social norms and stereotypes that should be challenged. 

Also, I've decided to start composing Youtube playlists on my channel for these, as that means you can just click on the video at the bottom of the post and listen to the entire playlist without having to look up each individual song. Enjoy! 

A.
Sonic Youth (cover of the Carpenters) - Superstar
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Radiohead - Faust Arp
Crystal Castles - Crimewave
Marilyn Manson - Speed of Pain
Iron Maiden - Coming Home
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain

January 17, 2015

2014 Favourites




Just a collection of really rad things I have found this year that I thought I'd share with you so you can get to know me a little better.

Also stay tuned, I'm currently working on some vegan/ cruelty free makeup posts, my January playlist (which is quite gloomy this month to go with the weird weather we've been having here), and some other written posts including profiles of people I personally find inspiring and who I think are doing great work that I wish to support and share amongst the internet. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel and follow me on instagram for updates and other cool things. 

Stay cool guys. 

A.

Now listening to: Water Me by FKA Twigs

January 08, 2015

Makeup Routine




I haven't been able to film lately, so I thought I would post this video which I filmed as a distraction from studying during exam time (hence the mega amounts of stress pimples on my forehead haha) as it was filmed a while ago it has since changed a bit, though not enough to have to re-film. 

This is just my everyday makeup routine, although most days I skip the blush and BB cream. If I need to dress the look up a bit more, I can add eye makeup and wear Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation for a more polished finish. Also, the mascara I usually use is Great Lash by Maybelline New York (pink tube, green lid). This was actually a really fun video to film so I might do more of these in future with different, more creative/dressier looks so let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see. 

I'm currently trying to use up what makeup I do have and switch over to vegan, cruelty free products (a very slow process as you can tell from the products used in the video). When I am more informed about cruelty free makeup I will do a post about it here, as I know it can be incredibly difficult to find cruelty free brands due to confusion surrounding ingredients, the product's parent company etc etc.

In the meantime, let me know if you use any good ethical brands so I can try them out! 

A.

Now listening to: Crystal Castles- Untrust Us (Alex Zelenka Remix)

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.)

A.









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