17 September 2017

High all the time.

High all the time.

Life feels infinite nowadays. I have a new job. I’m enjoying school. My therapist tells me I don’t need her anymore. Life is good. I’m moving forward and working towards everything I’ve ever wanted. Sometimes I slow down to take a breath and remember with all the good comes a bit of worry. When will this high hit a low?

We all have lows. It’s that places that makes us feel horrible. We hate everything. We feel bad about ourselves and anything we do. We wish for those highs. We want to rejoice. When we’re at a high sometimes we feel it’s too good to be true. Yeah. We’re all like that. It’s okay. We’re human.

When we’re at a low, there’s a lot we can do to bring our spirits up. This isn’t about low points. This is about high points.

Just remember these things:
     1.      You deserve to be happy.

Everyone deserves to be happy. Don’t let anything or anyone take that from you. Be the one steering the wheel of your life. Happiness comes from you. Be your reason.

     2.      Having a high point isn’t karma’s way of preparing for an attack.

I used to think if I had one good moment, everything would turn to shit. I used to think karma was a master at guerilla warfare. I was WRONG. I was the reason things fell apart. Instead of letting myself be happy, I took it away with all the worry I could muster up. I like to believe in karma. I let karma handle my dirty work. Just remember karma is good to you if you’re good. Be good. Do your best. 

     3.      Taking part in activities you enjoy and trying new things helps the good times to keep rolling.

I enjoy hanging out with my friends. I enjoy roaming cities for fun. I want to go to Disneyland and I would like to go zip lining. Do the things that brings a smile to your face. Live on the edge a little. You will create memories and live a life you want while doing so.

     4.      One dreadful day doesn’t mean rock bottom.

We all have bad days. It’s important to remember that a dreadful day is just a dreadful day. A horrible day doesn’t mean a horrible lifetime. A dreadful day is not the end of the world. Sometimes we have multiple bad days in a row. The world will find its equilibrium again.

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.” – John Lennon

     5.       It’s okay to feel something other than happiness.

Happiness isn’t the only emotion we’re wired to feel, but it is one of the best. We’re human. How many times have I said that? It’s the truth. We’re not expected to be perfect. We’re not expected to be happy all time. I don’t trust anyone who says they’re happy 25/8. That’s suspicious. A little bit of everything is always healthy. Don’t be afraid to feel what you’re feeling. Embracing it will help you get through whatever it is. There’s always a pot of gold waiting at the end of a rainbow after a rainy day.

     6.      Enjoy this moment.

There’s no time better than the present. Sometimes we’re so caught up in things we forget that we are here and now. Life’s too short. Give yourself a minute and keep pushing forward. This moment will not be refunded. There are no go-backs. Come what may, but don’t waste the precious time you have stressing about things that can’t be controlled. Life will throw curveballs. Throw them back. This moment is yours. Now. Now. Now.

Anyways, I hope you're all having a lovely day wherever you are.

All the love as always.

Darianne xx

P.S. Has anyone told you how wonderful you are today? You're stunning. You're brilliant. You're lovely. I'min awe. Keep being amazing.


07 September 2017

Back to September

Back to September

It’s that time! New York Fashion Week has started. As usual, I can't hide my excitement. Tom Ford livestreamed his show last night. He never ceases to amaze me. I’m looking forward to watching all the shows I can. I downloaded the NYFW app to watch the shows live. I also have Vogue, Vogue Runway, and the M2M app for all things fashion and fashion week.

Fashion week is always interesting. My favorite thing about fashion week isn’t necessarily the runways. Of course, I can’t help but to be excited about the newest designs. My interest leans towards street style. I’m ready to see more than the models strut down the street in their best. I’m excited to see everyone’s style projected onto the streets of New York City. NYC is a very colorful city. Nothing is the same. Everyone is a canvas. Seeing everyone be the work of art that they are makes me happy. NYC is a giant, outdoor museum and NYFW is one of its annual exhibitions. Watch out Metropolitan. You’ve got competition. 

Another "from me to you" moment.

“In the cause of silence, each of us draws the face of her own fear – fear of contempt, of censure, or some judgement, or recognition, of challenge, of annihilation. But most of all, I think, we fear the visibility without which we cannot truly live.” –  The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action (1977) by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde wasn’t speaking about fashion in this moment. She was a feminist who wanted women to speak up. She wanted women to not be afraid to be who they truly are. For the sake of this post, I am talking to whoever will listen.

A dear friend of mine recently told me that she would only feel comfortable with her flamboyant style during fashion week. She said it was the only time she fit in. Then she said, “Whether your style is flamboyant or minimal, be all that you are.” It took me over twenty years to be comfortable in my own skin and to love myself for all that I am. It’s not easy, but it gets better. It does get easier. You will be able to write a memoir or autobiography on the evolution of you. Repeat after me:

I am Vogue worthy.
 I am a true work of art.
I am worthy of being displayed at the MET, at the Louvre, and at the Uffizi Gallery.
It doesn’t matter if I live in one of the fashion capitals of the world or a small town.
I will not simmer down.
“see beneath your beautiful”
No one can take my shine away from me.
Not even I.

All the love as always.

Darianne xx ♥

P.S. Happy Fashion Month! 
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