To Me

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

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

Some Fuckin’ Attitude

Photos by: Tyler Hagen

The entire outfit was thrifted besides the boots.

Those are of course Demonias.

Fuck an Instagram Niche

This outfit is kinda edgy and it’s been awhile since I’ve dressed like this! My style is always based off my moods which are consistently changing. Apart of me always thought I couldn’t be an influencer because I couldn’t stick to a cookie cutter aesthetic/theme/style. I always opted for long paragraphs and inspiration imagery instead of displaying my creative talent. Which is stupid because I have many ideas.. just never brought them into physical reality. The inspiration and long paragraphs are still around though. Lol!

Something is just way different about this year for me! My tarot card of the year is the wheel of fortune. So, that definitely set the mood and I’m going all in and don’t care if it’s not cookie cutter or good enough. Life’s too short for that and if I want to share what I create, I’m just gonna do it and not give two fucks about whether its socially acceptable.

Stop Making Me Laugh

The universe has been working in mysterious ways as of lately and its freaking me out. Not in a ‘this is a really bad life freaked out’ but more of ‘I can’t believe this is happening freaked out’. It’s like watching something amazing happen in slow motion on replay. Except, I don’t know what the entirety of what the amazing thing is I’m watching. I just know it’s amazing and right now, it’s just going really slow! I love it but I want to know how it ends.

Love & Light

Raven

See Black, See Bloom


Photos by: Tyler Hagen

Dress: Thrifted

Boots: Demonia Camel 203 Ankle Boot

Sensuality

There’s a story in this look. There’s a story in the photos. I can only imagine what you’re reading from them, what you’re feeling from them, and what you’re thinking of them.

Raven

Clueless Remake but Alternative?

Photography by: Tyler Hagen

Dress – Jawbreaker Reality Check Skater Dress

Jacket – Thrifted

Shoes – Demonia Camel 103 Sandels

How to Style Color with Black

Well, well, well.. Hello again. I’m finally making a return to my blog. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve updated with a styled lewk! Happy to be sharing something new with you. Working with photographers to shoot outfits I’ve created is something I throughly enjoy! It’s something I will always make time for because I’m that passionate about it. Big shoutout to Jawbreaker for allowing me to collaborate with them too. Jawbreaker Clothing has some pretty eclectic alternative pieces and I adore their brand. Whenever I was figuring out what I’d like to style, I surprisingly enough was attracted to most of their boldly colored & printed items. This can be an issue if you feel most comfortable in black. However I’m a firm believer if I like something, I will make it work. 😉

On the plus side, almost every color is complimentary to black. It’s all about how you put things together when it comes to creating an outfit. If you look closely at the Jawbreaker Reality Check Skater Dress , the tartan is actually blue and not black! The black velvet jacket and shoes match so accordingly, the blue tartan and yellow dress seem to flow consistently with the entire outfit. There isn’t a clash of colors or patterns although they are brights and darks together. Also as a side note, having split dye teal hair can make things challenging too when it comes to styling boldly colored outfits. Personally though, I think the black side of my hair can calm the boldness of the teal when styling.

The Goth From Clueless – Outfit Inspo

Just imagine if the movie Clueless was redone and made from outfit aesthetics from this time era. Can you see this being an outfit picked for it? I definitely can! Especially if it was about alternative girls and their e-drama. This is a classic school girl look with an eclectic pop of flava! As always, I dare you to be different my flow3rs.

Love & Light,

Raven