9.22.2018

HOW TO LOOK POP-PUNK: STYLE ESSENTIALS



Punk has been around for quite a while, but, as any style, it keeps developing different elements and it overall evolves from year to year. If you want to dress punk, have in mind that it is all about finding a look that is unconventional, edgy, anti-materialistic, but that still represents you. 
Choosing the style
It is a well-known fact that punk started after World War 2, but this style really took off during the 70s. As said, it has gone through different twists and phases. For example, before the 70s, punks were recognizable by their long hair, and during the 70s they went short. Furthermore, punk girls of the 80s were much more masculine and completely combated the feminine 70s looks. 

There are three basic punk styles – glam punk, pop-punk, and hardcore punk. 
Glam punk is all about bright colors, spandex, glitter, leather, neons, leopard prints, and satin. Just think David Bowie. 
Pop punk, on the other hand, is all about skinny jeans, pyramid stud belts, band tees, skater styles, and wristbands. It is like a hipster and a punker had a love child. 

Hardcore punk is the opposite of what you’d expect. It revolves around simple clothes that are safe to mosh in such as plain tees and baggy work pants. 
Regardless of which style you choose (there are plenty more besides these three above), have in mind to stay anti-materialistic. This style is not trendy – it is just good. If it makes your grandmas, mother, and aunts furrow their brows, you are doing it right. If the cool kids from school wouldn’t be caught wearing it, go for it. 
DIY all the way

The core of punk is anti-brand and anti-capitalism. So logically, the easiest way to stick to that vibe is to make clothes yourself. Rip your jeans, write on your tee with a black marker, turn wire into jewelry pieces etc. If it is made by you, you are definitely sure that no one else will have it. And if you are lacking creativity or skills, you can show your style with things like dyes, patches etc. It doesn’t have to look good – the more imperfect it looks – the better. 
Clothing essentials

Sure, this style doesn’t have rules, but there are some garments that you simply HAVE to own if you consider yourself a punker. Firstly, there is a black leather jacket – the number one essential garment to be worn all day, every day, until it becomes like your second skin. Secondly, there are Chuck tailors – DUH. Girls should have at least one cool steampunk dress for parties (or school days lol, you have all the freedom of this world). Finally, there are skinny jeans with a studded belt and black combat boots of course. 
Accessorizing
The first thing to have in mind is not to shy away from textures such as metal. Since most of your clothes will be out of cotton, you should have a piece that sticks out in order to be a little bit conspicuous. Add a metal chain to your belt, put multiple oversized rings on your fingers, as well as a studded bracelet on your wrist. Play around with jewelry and garments and see what suits you best. Also, mixing the ‘unmixable’ is super desirable. Who says you cannot wear a Scottish kilt with a leather jacket and combat boots? Or a pink ballet tutu with a tee that has skull prints all over it? Exactly – no one. 
Hair 

Do whatever you want. Seriously. Do you want to dye it pink? Go for it. Do you want to shave half of your head off? Do it. Do you want to have dreadlocks? Yes babe! Do whatever you’ve always wanted and let your imagination go wild. Change colors weekly if you want, try out new hairstyles, cut your bangs – whatever. 
That would be it. I hope this article helped you, and if you have some more tips you would like to share, feel free to comment below. 




9.20.2018

Little Women Review


One of my favourite movies of 2018. I love little women and was so excited to learn about this new movie.  So when I was given the opportunity to review it off course I jumped for it and was so excited I stayed up til after 1 am watching it because once I started I could not stop watching.
A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.

When these girls are together who know's what can happen. The casting is solid, with Emily Watson particularly affecting as Marmee. The star, though, is Maya Hawke, who captures the spirited Jo nicely as she grows into a committed writer and uncompromising lover. At moments, Hawke looks remarkably like her mother, Uma Thurman, but she is very much her own actress, just as Jo is her own woman. She gives us Jo’s coming of age with all the necessary resolve and grace. This production features Angela Lansbury, who is a pleasure as the strict Aunt March.

Little Women may be a coming-of-age story, yet Aunt March proves you’re never too old to grow up. This fine, solid version honors an American classic.

As soon as you can you really should watch this, you will not be disappointed.

9.19.2018

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible

 
The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories
that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of
time and continues to be with us today.
 
 
 
These stories come alive on the pages of this bible, it will keep kids engaged and will keep their attention.
 
 From the glory of creation through the powerful
letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such
as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive
with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a
cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal
to both children and parents alike.
if you would like to get your own copy of Spirit of God, follow this link and you can get a free sampler
 
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Here Are 3 New Culinary Capitals of the World





It seems that it has become quite a cliché going to Italy to try their pizza and pasta, or going to France and trying their cheese. However, it’s still a mandatory thing, but what about all those places where you can eat practically any cuisine of the world, prepared with caution, precision and love, in quite an authentic setting? If you love cooking and eating (but who doesn’t, though?) then you should definitely have some of the world’s culinary capitals on your bucket list. And these three are the new places to go and eat, and at the same time use the time you’re there to go and see some of the great landmarks that they offer. Ladies and gentlemen, we now introduce you to three new culinary capitals of the world where you simply have to go and eat.

1. London


 
 



London is definitely a place which is a source of all different cultures of the world. Not only has this affected the lifestyle in London and the variety of different nationalities and cultures that live there, but it has affected the culinary scene as well. Namely, London is home to more than 60 Michelin star restaurants, some of which simply need to be visited, especially if you love good food and great ambiance. What makes London different to any other city in Europe and the world is the variety of cuisines that are available there. And we’re not talking about any restaurants – but of those of the highest quality. The range of cuisines London offers to its tourists and locals is unparalleled in the world. You can try modern British, French, Japanese, Indian, Peruvian and many, many more cuisines. The diversity here is spectacular, and even though it cannot be perceived as THE culinary capital of the world, it definitely is one of the top 3 ones that you need to have your eyes open to.

 

2. Hong Kong

 


Hong Kong is certainly a place that is up and rising. It serves as a bond between East and West with many cultures clashing, and as far as cuisine is concerned, it is a gourmet mecca of the world. Yes, Hong Kong is home to some of the world’s best Asian restaurants, but the diversity game of different cuisines of the world is becoming stronger and stronger. This is why, among many great Asian restaurants, you can find a fusion of different worldly cuisines and unique local restaurants. If you are for example, looking for a California style restaurant, you can try one of the restaurants in Central area where you can have some of the best burgers in the city and drink craft beer of the highest quality, and if you’re up for Italian, you won’t have any problem finding a good restaurant of that sort either. This place is also excellent for all the vegetarians and vegans, as the choice of such restaurants is great, as well.

 



3. Melbourne

 


Even though it’s not the seat of Australia’s government, Melbourne is definitely the culinary capital of Down Under, and at the same time one of the best places for culinary lovers in the world. It seems that among so many choices, you won’t have a sandwich at lunchtime. As a proof of this, Melbourne was the host city of last year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony, which is a big deal. When it comes to food, even though you can find a plethora of different cuisines to try from, the most dominant are Chinese, Greek and Italian cuisines, which means that you can try the best out of these three countries in one place. Melbourne is also the home of Little Italy, Australia’s first pizzeria (definitely a place you want to visit). Apart from this pizzeria and the acclaimed Greek restaurant Gazi, you will find whatever you want to eat in Melbourne. And you won’t regret it.

 

 
No matter which of these three places you choose to go to, don’t miss out on some of its amazing dishes. Do your homework beforehand and try the best restaurant of that cuisine that you want to eat, and you won’t be sorry.





 
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