Sincerity is Scary

Photography by Kristen Lauren 

Instagram: @sorcerkriss

Jacket – Lazy Oaf x Daria Chore Jacket

Top – Forever 21 Black Body Suit

Skirt -Vinyl Top Shop Skirt

Boots – Doc Martens

This was my second natural hair shoot but with a photographer I’ve never worked with before!  For some reason, I enjoy trying and doing new things that make me feel extremely uncomfortable. I never thought in a million years I’d be able to confidently model WITH my natural hair. Yet, here I am doing it! A special thank you to Kristin for being able to see the vision, help create with me, and take the time out of her schedule! 

I don’t think many people realize how important these last two shoots were for me.  Facing my fears by using my natural physical appearance to create has helped me grow in a way that I feel like I can do anything I want. We’re always told, “you can do anything you want”, but rarely do we ever believe it. You can bet now that I finally believe the saying. Growing up in a society where there’s beauty standards that we actually follow is so beyond fucked up. To hell with beauty standards, I don’t give a damn anymore. I can and will show you different versions of beauty to open your eyes. It’s in my hopes you’ll be able to see beauty in everything and everyone. 

Sincerely,

Raven


Virgin State of Mind

 

Film Photography:

 

Photography by: Ron Khy

 

 

This photoshoot was very intimate for me. I’ve haven’t been photographed without makeup or fake hair in a long time. Now that my feet are in the water.. let’s see if I can swim.

 

xoxo,

Raven

 

 

Gypsy Remains

The weather is changing, daylight is shorter, and soon I won’t be able wear dresses & long sleeves. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this day. Happy Autumn!

-Raven

“I know what I am. Do you?”

From the Ashes

Hello again. I apologize for my absence as I’ve been staying in the shadows since May. Something traumatic happened and I was left to figure out how to move forward. That meant putting a halt on any of my creative endeavors. As time passed, my fire began to burn from the inside out again. So..here I am. Returning to my blog but with a different light. Prepare for a few changes my little flowers..I only hope you’ve missed me.

This outfit was inspired by my latest Netflix binge, Penny Dreadful. It’s absolutely insane that I’d never given the series a chance up until recently. Of course, I fell in love with the storyline! From the clothing, the music, the actors, and the time period the series took place was extremely refreshing and romantic for me. I have an appreciation for historic and traditional things and this show aligned with adoration. Penny Dreadful re-lit the fire I thought I’d burned out. How amazing is it that we get to live in a world where daydreams can become reality AND the past can become present through art?

Recently, I attended the Oddities Flea Market in this look. The outfit was absolutely perfect for the occasion! To be surrounded by people who flock to the dark and unusual just as much as you do is quite the out of body feeling, but a tremendously good one! That’s all for now..

 

Until next time,

Raven

Wrong Era

Top – Shein

Vest – Iguana Vintage Clothing

Skirt-Amazon

Boots- I don’t remember!

Hat – American Vintage

Going back to my roots with the all black outfit in this look. To be honest, I miss having long black hair to coordinate the entirety of my usual all black style! My pink hair has definitely been fun but summer is winding down and I also want to. My birthday is in a few days and because of the age I’m turning, I’m not excited. I feel like this birthday age is probably going to be one that starts the decline of my excitement for future birthdays. Haha!  Anywho, whenever I purchased this hat I never thought in a million years I would like the way it looked on me! Whenever I wear wigs or have extensions in, hats are one of my favorite accessories to add into looks. I’m normally limited and can’t wear them with my natural curly hair. So, I was super excited to find that this fiddler’s cap fit perfectly on my head.

If I had to describe this look, it’d be a mixture of boho and rock n roll. It’s strange how different both aspects of those styles are and yet they still work so well together. Whenever we imagine Bohemian styles, we probably think of patterns, flowy skirts, and tons of color. This outfit lacks the color, but does have the classic bandana print paired with a suede bag. Those details plus the 60’s sunglasses and fringe vest are what make the outfit eclectic when paired together. This outfit is interchangeable and could be worn on a dinner date or to a music concert! I hope you all have a good summer.

 

xoxo,

Raven

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