WWW: Music and the LGBTQ Community

I am absolutely in love with some music videos on the scene recently.

Over the past few years, gender fluidity and sexuality has been explored more than ever before. Being able to actively express yourself is something I am very passionate about; I think it's important to display support of equality and diversity for all. Something that particularly tugs at my heart strings is the amount of same sex love that has been displayed in these fucking awesome music videos.

The LGBTQ community are constantly going from strength to strength, having their rights recognised and their voices heard. In 2001 the Netherlands became the first country to legalise same sex marraige. now 20 more countries have followed suit over the more recent years. Although it is so sad that there is still a lot of stigma towards same sex relationships and gender fluidity, its brilliant to witness how the support and acceptance of LGBTQ community is constantly growing and becoming more normalised.

I'll share with you with these three babes. I hope this is a trend that keeps on growing so it may continue to 'normalize' the most normal thing on earth, love.

Mura Masa - What if I Go?

This video is the sweetest darned thing, the couples are adorbs and I just love how cute and in love they all are. I appreciate the song too, it's a brilliant track. This is not the first time that Mura Masa's music has championed LGBTQ love, with other videos via Youtube page Wonderful Tunes also creating an awesome video demonstrating that love comes in many forms.

Troye Sivan ft Alessia Cara - Wild

This awesome video about love and relationships demonstrates the tender first moments, got me gooey! Openly gay Youtube sensation Troye Sivan uses his platform to positively reinforce and normalize LBGTQ relationships in mainstream media. His original video for the song Wild also depicted a homosexual couple in the battle of love, and this video for his new collaboration is equally awesome. The video's last scene caused a twitter hashtag trend with people in support saying #KeepOnKissing

Years & Years ft Tove Lo - Desire

Years & Years front singer released this video with a long statement explaining how this video came about, saying that "the majority of male musicians. whos Type A macho masculinity felt completely unrelatable. He then on to comment the way women are normally portrayed in music videos, adding that "I wanted to be sensual and seductive in my videos."

The creative industry is so powerful, especially in a world where most cultures rely so heavily on the use of social media. These displays of support for equality for all can reach further than ever before,

I hope these songs, videos and artists have made your day the way they made mine. If you know any more music videos that I should go watch, please send us a message or write a lovely comment.
D x


I Apologise

I apologise. I apologise because I stopped blogging for the longest while. If you know me you know that I recently flew half way across the world to Australia. Now I find myself in Brisbane, a home away from home with the most wonderful atmosphere. The art, the culture, the nightlife.. it's quite brilliant here.

I have also been enjoying the absolutely amazing boutiques and music vibe of Brisbane. There is so much creativity. Every building is covered with art, every corner you can hear someone singing.

So yes, I have been quiet for a couple of months. Now that I finally have the time, I can actually focus on the things that really matter to me, such as styling, music and enjoying art.

There is so much going on in the world right now too, and I want to make sure I get back on this blog so we can freely discuss the events. Things such as #misogynoir or burkini-gate. These are massive movements right now in the world of feminism that need to be recognised, they need to be discussed, and they need to be heard.

Thank you for your patience beauties. I do strongly appreciate it!

D x



Travelling Through

The other day I went to an absolutely wonderful travel book shop called Travelling Through in search of some aussie reading.

What I found was much more enriching; this wonderful little space is a safe haven!  With the downstairs Cafe,  the little garden terrace and the brilliant staff,  I really felt like I had walked through the wardrobe and into Narnia.

It's places like these that keep dreams alive.  The owner had the idea for years to create this portal for like minded wandering souls; her career prior to the bookstore often sent to other countries. She created a bookstore that offers fact and fiction from across the world, while serving brilliant drinks and snacks and promoting artists from around the world.

The little shop was so inspiring. It's wonderful that somebody created this place for people to learn, grow and immerse themselves in another world. It is definitely one of London's hidden gems. I think it's truly brilliant that someone has created something so positive. I wish I had found them earlier so that I could have attended one of their cultural events.

I move to Australia in under four weeks now, and to say I am excited is the biggest understatement. If you have any tips or dream destinations you think I should know about, please do get in touch!!

Pink Silk Shirt from Reiss similar from Asos
Pleat Culottes from Topshop similar from Asos 
Silver Backpack from Topshop
Silver heels from Asos, similar from BooHoo

Photographer: the wonderful Detune Photography, I will miss this guy dearly for all he's done.
Bookstore: Travelling Through, Waterloo
D x


We Can Make A Change

photographer: Detune Photography

Good morning beautifuls.

As each day goes by I become more impatient for the next! I fly out to Australia in less than six weeks now. I am brimming with excitement and as you can see by my lack of posts (so sorry about that) I am swamped with work, packing and preparing for the adventures ahead.

I went to interview an amazing musician the other day which was brilliant. We discussed her musical endeavours and her inspirations. It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by such creative and wonderful people. It did get me reflecting.

This world is full of such hatred and ugliness. Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump, the Refugee Crisis,  Oscar Pistorius, the Isis Bombings, The EU referendum, Syria, Chilcott's report, racism, Donald Trump, Global warming, Iraq, The Dallas Shootings, xenophobia, the possible privatisation of the NHS, the Korean Missile, Tony Blair, Afganistan, the Orlando Massacre.. the list really does go on. It's times like these that it's truly difficult to find the silver lining, but I am fighting hard to keep my eyes towards the stars and my mind beyond the horizon.

We live in a world where Portugal ran four days straight on renewable energy, where churches and synagogues alike in the US are opening their doors to refugees, where the international cooperation to slow global warming has seen success as Antarctica's ozone hole begins to heal, where people come together  across the globe in their millions to support one another, whether it be Gay Pride and standing up for love after the Orlando Massacre, or twitter hashtags to promote and show that  #BlackLivesMatter.

We live in a world with individuals like Malala Yousafzai and Akon alike are fighting for a brighter future, where celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio and Angelina Jolie use their fame to promote the awareness of those in need. In times like this I remember that there are thousands of people, more than ever before, travelling across the world to volunteer; lend their time and help create a brighter future, where people fight for justice, whether it be through protest, the arts, petitions or online media platforms.

There is a lot of ugly in the world. There is also a lot of beauty. Those who want to see a change should remember the power they have to show the world 'I am Here'.

Write a song, take a photo. Smile, compliment, laugh, travel often and show others how much love you hold in your heart. Let it spill out and let it flood into their lives.

We can make changes. We are beautiful, and that is a gift that should not be taken for granted.

Co ord from Primark, similar found at Zara 
Pink Rucksack from Topshop, similar found at Asos
Sheos from H&M 



The Cold Shoulder

Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life - Jerome. K Jerome

Everyone knows how much I love a bit of Missguided.

This really cute skirt and top combo has stollen my heart. Well, I say top.. I mean swimsuit.  Yep! That my lovelies is a swimsuit that I couldn't resist styling up as day wear!  How cute is the little white underlay?!

I love scuba material and this body is so perfect because it maintains it's shape and doesn't make you feel all hot and flustered.

The satin skirt is equally adorable. It reminds me of the 50s. It is beautiful and not too light so feels rather luxurious.

My trusty black shoes from primark which for your amusement I will admit are odd sizes are perfect for this ensemble, along with a nice pair of sunglasses for that Audrey Hepburn effortless.

D x
Swimsuit from Missguided
Skirt from Missguided 
Similar black heels from Asos

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