To Me

I’m not asking for too much. Just asking the wrong mother fucker.

Flapper Girl Halloween Costume & Makeup

Flappers were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, smoking cigarettes, driving automobiles, treating sex in a casual manner, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.[

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Dead & Fabulous

I’m no professional makeup artist but what I can tell you is that I had so much fun creating this look. I’ve always wanted to be a flapper girl because of how dreamy it seemed to live in the 20s before the depression hit. I most likely would’ve been a flapper girl because of my rebellious nature. Mwhaha.

This look was inspired by https://www.pinterest.com/pin/725853664916542644/. I absolutely love how high fashion the inspiration this look came from is and wanted to put my own spin on it. I feel my version came out more Siouxsie Sioux but that’s naturally what I gravitate towards to! Lol. All of the makeup details are on my instagram!

Love & Light

Raven

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Raising Awareness

For the longest time, I’ve wanting to introduce health to my social media but didn’t know how to go about it. As we enter fall, I thought this would be the perfect time to bring the topic onto my channel. The health topic in the video I bring awareness to and discuss is called Seasonal Affect Disorder. In the video I go over symptoms, causes, and forms of treatments. Health is something that has always genuinely interested me and I feel it could be helpful to educate and possibly create an online community of people who deal with certain issues and are able to discuss them openly with one another. If there are certain topics you’d like me to discuss in the future please feel free to leave me a comment. 

Disclaimer:I’m not a trained professional licensed to give medical advice. Everything I say in this video is based on research, experience, and personal opinion. This video is not a substitute for receiving appropriate therapy or medical advice for your particular health needs. It’s simply to open discussion ,educate, and raise awareness.

Love & Light,

R

Pasadena Daydream Festival 2019

My First Time

Originally I was planning to go to Austin City Limits in Texas because the line up seems amazing. Not only that, its just honestly not that expensive for a 3 day festival. The tickets range around $275 and has a ton of big name artists like The Cure, GunsNRoses, Cardi B, Meg The Stallion, and more! So, I was heavily debating on whether I wanted to go that. During this ‘should I spend the money’ thinking time, I saw that The Cure was also playing in Pasadena, California but in August rather than October when Austin City Limits is happening… Hmm

The Pasadena Daydream Festival was only 1 day, priced at $170 and only had 3 bands I really wanted to see. Instead of blowing over $1,000 just to go to a 3 day fest in another state, I opted for the Daydream Festival. I mainly just wanted to see The Cure for the first time ever in my life! Let me just say, I definitely got my money’s worth though because The Cure played a 2.5 hour set. They didn’t slow down once and neither did my dancing, singing, or tears. Lol!

Festival Lover

When it comes to attending a festival my inner child comes out and, I’m able to easily allow myself to have a good time. Going to festivals and seeing bands perform live is one of my favorite things to do because of how intimate and eclectic the experience is each time. You get to be surrounded by people who are into the same weird stuff as you, make friends, drink outside, and most importantly just live!

It’s also extremely fun for those who love festival fashion. For some fashion/style is not important but being the Leo sun I am, I have to express myself outwardly or I’ll feel caged. Style is something I’m aware of is a privilege and I’m very lucky to be able to live the life I do. I don’t ever want to seem like I’m shoving materialism down your throats.. it’s just something I genuinely enjoy when it comes to self expression. No judgement if it’s not your cup of tea! For this particular festival, I opted for platforms although the venue was held on a grassy knoll. It wasn’t extremely comfortable and I did fall at least once. NO REGRETS THO!!!!

Daydreaming in Pasadena

Overall I’d say the festival was a pleasant experience. It was extremely chill in the sense people could bring lawn chairs, their kids, and blankets to lay on while listening to music. I kept saying to Angela how cool it would be as a kid to say you were like 8 years old at a Cure concert.

Robert Smith seems to be extremely passionate about his work even after 40 years! It was as if I was seeing them in their 20’s and everything was brand new. The Cure’s music is something that’s deeply resonated with me for the small amount of time I’ve been on this earth. My heart feels more full hearing and seeing them play live. This was such a monumental concert for me because I have a feeling I won’t get to see The Cure ever play again due to their residency in England and their age. At the very least, The Cure has been marked off my list of bands to see before I die! I’ll always remember this festival as something extremely special in my heart.

Love & Light

Raven

Lights Live Performance 2019

Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, California – August 11, 2019

The Growth of An Artist

Watching one of your favorite musicians grow as an artist is one of the most inspiring things about life. Lights and her music have been there for me since middle school and it was so amazing to see her 3 days after my birthday. She just keeps getting better and better like a fine wine. From her first album to watching her go above and beyond to create an album with an accompanying comic is fuckin insane. Not only that she followed it up with an acoustic album! This video features a new song called “Tabs” from the acoustic Skin & Earth album. I had to record it live because of how beautifully raw the song is. The lyrics are pretty straight forward and the way Lights sings it packs a powerful punch in the heart.. or ya know wherever else your mind wanders when listening.

The Next Issue

Now that the acoustic tour is done and over with.. is Lights going back into hibernation to work on the next issues for the comic? I really hope so! She’s always working on something but I have yet to hear or see what’s been going on behind the scenes. Being a mom, a wife, an artist, a touring musician I honestly don’t know how she manages her life or hell even her mental health. Lmao but she seems to be a very strong willed person and genuinely killing the game. We love a strong woman! I’ll always be a ride or die Lights fan!

If you’re not familiar with the comic Skin & Earth Lights illustrated and wrote, I wrote a post on it in January of 2018! You can find that post here –> Skin & Earth Comic by Lights. It’s got some neat photos of what the inside of the comics looks like. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

P.S I think I’m getting better at recording live shows.

Maybe one day I’ll get to interview bands before or after the shows. 🙂

Love & Light

Raven