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lecoil:

What Pastel Hair Means For Women Of Color. Great feature by Refinery29 with photos by Julia Robbs.

lecoil:

What Pastel Hair Means For Women Of Color. Great feature by Refinery29 with photos by Julia Robbs.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.
 Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.
 Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.
 Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.
 Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.
 Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.
 Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.
 Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.
 Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.
 Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.
 Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.
 Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.

Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.

Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.

Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.

Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.

Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.

Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.

Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.

Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.

Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.

Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.

Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

lanepatriquin:

embroidery/photography 2014

lanepatriquin:

embroidery/photography 2014

talldarkarab:

rosyln:

Life in Gaza

Wow

senhoritaugly:

Finally got my High Anxiety poster from Grace!

senhoritaugly:

Finally got my High Anxiety poster from Grace!

i-eyemuse:

                                     R U B E N    :     L I T T L E   I  T A L Y

Ruben is a person whose style transcends the extreme creativity and vivid energy they possess.

They endearingly describe their quirky sense of dressing as “cute, slutty, gender free” and most importantly: “whatever they feel like wearing”, as they do not feel the need to conform, and have an undeniable knack for finding great, cheap finds, as well as a love for customizing.

As an artist who focuses on the apartheid of race and discrimination in the LGBT community, (check out their awesome work entitled “Silence of the Femmes” that was displayed earlier at this year’s Queer Contemporary focused Art event Nuit Rose, and their zines, displayed in the photos above) they are totally immersed in the making of their Art, and that dramatic and colourful aesthetic translates into their home, and themselves.

The day I shot them, they decided to wear :

  • A casual outfit consisting of ripped tights from Dollarama, with a hilarious horror-themed Celine Dion t-shirt from the vintage store Black Market on Queen Street. The Denim shorts worn to finish the look were bought from the vintage store Bungalow in Kensington Market. They described this outfit as something they would wear to just go out for a coffee, or to go shopping.
  • The second outfit they chose was a daring black see-through shirt from Forever 21, combined with loose flowery shorts from Urban Planet, and really cool black creepers from Demonia, worn with black see-through socks to mirror the top. This was a more dressed up outfit, perfect for a night out.
  • The last outfit was a more subdued one, consisting of a black jacket from Montreal-based store Funk MTL, with a loose dark grey sweater dress tied at the bottom, worn with black tights and black buckled booties purchased from a store at the Eaton Centre Mall.

The use of super hyper religious iconography plays a huge part in their style of decor, and you can really see this love for the sensational in their clothing:

  •  They decided to also showcase a variety of their favourite items from their wardrobe, such as a cool long black PVC coat from Sub Rosa Vintage. They described it as “a costume in itself” and humorously added that “it looks like they are wearing a trash bag”. (Albeit, a fabulous one!).
  • A leather jacket they purchased at the mall, which, after wearing out, started adding items to it such as the Bart Simpson patch.
  • A flower print blazer, customized with a huge “Fuck You” sign at the back, as they often like the idea of looking rebellious and angry to the norm.
  • A really cool 80s punk themed Boy George Jacket, bought at the vintage store Flashback in Kensington Market, also customized by them.
  • Lastly, a white lace dress from Urban Planet, which they ripped out the lining in order to wear as is!. Amazing.

© Ngadi Smart

heylabodega:

Been thinking a lot lately about how putting yourself down is p rude to your friends and family, like, they think you’re great and you’re basically like, “Y’all are either liars or you’ve got terrible taste.”

Q U E E R I C A T U R E S 

Thanks thanks thanks to everyone who came out to LOVETUNNEL and got a Queericature from me! I had such a magical time talking to new people and drawing them in a fun//new//spooky//flirty//freaky way. I will be doing queericatures @ The Eagle on July 11th for SHADE! (https://www.facebook.com/events/741585175884403/)

teeveedinner:

dang it, whenever i see adorable underwear and swimwear i’m always like ‘why oh whyyyyyy didnt i find this before shooting queen bee empire and why oh whyy didnt i have a bigger costume budget’i’ve realised that i actually need alot longer than 1.5 months for sourcing and planning outfits for my films.

teeveedinner:

dang it, whenever i see adorable underwear and swimwear i’m always like ‘why oh whyyyyyy didnt i find this before shooting queen bee empire and why oh whyy didnt i have a bigger costume budget’
i’ve realised that i actually need alot longer than 1.5 months for sourcing and planning outfits for my films.