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Bedroom queen

When did I stop being fabulous? Was it at the same time I realised that, actually, I was kind of a big dork?  But when was that again? And why did it even matter?  Even after taking a long break last year to do my own "intensive depression rehab", I still don't have those answers - thank God. As I slowly get back to life as usual (or as "usual" as possible, in covid times), I'm happier to revisit the things I liked but left behind, than to dig out flawed memories of which cousin mocked me first. And just like I concluded I wasn't into Pokémon GO - despite being so into the anime I memorised the original 150 like it...

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The girl of my dreams

If you're anything like me, you spent your childhood and teenage years wanting to just grow up already so you could get your own life and do the things you wanna do. And then, as an adult, you end up something else, because what you actually wanna do is kind of embarrassing... Unfortunately, in my case, the more I worked on becoming smarter and cooler, the more I became a depressed blob who couldn't keep up with the most basic things of "adult life". So what now? How many frills do I have to pile up in order to turn this story around?

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Statement, wearable & immune to buyer's remorse: my Comme des Garçons SS 2002 skirt

I lied on my previous post. There were times when all I wanted was to be a Fashion person, and I felt there was a lot of catching up to do for not enough money.  I mean, €1199 for a coat + €800 trousers + €500 blouse + €650 shoes + €1600 bag = better wear that look everyday. But don't, because people'll eventually notice you're not that rich. Luxury upcycling queen for the people, Marge Simpson. But Tokyo's advanced capitalism was there to help me out with more affordable options, so I'd waste whole Saturdays taking the intercity bus to a luxury outlet far away; or visiting every new second-hand designer clothing shop I could find.  I rarely found anything...

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Cunty captor Sailor Pussy

Lisbon Vogue sessions x Sailor pussy collab: contact me to get yours. A man that's not manly enough?  That doesn't have the stoic guts of a samurai, or the bravado of a Disney Prince? That can't grab what he wants *and deserves* from this world? "He's a pussy!" And yet, dudes love to joke that dudes live pussy. Go figure the intricacies of traditional masculinity.  Or even traditional femininity. Remember that friend who couldn't keep her mouth shut about other women's weight, hair and sex life?  That's why it was so refreshing to learn a thing or two about ballroom culture. It started with RuPaul's drag race, of course. Because what adult woman still obsessed with Sailor Moon doesn't love to see grown men transform...

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Am I doing eco-friendly Fashion?

I've decided to keep one of the upcycled butcher trousers for myself. This wasn't done in the spirit of "paying myself first", something every entrepreneur must do according to the personal development literature teaching us how to be rich.  My entrepreneurial decision was to keep them so I could develop them further - which also relates to how I can create a sustainable brand, outside the scope of brownish sack dresses or lacklustre shoes in pleather.  Green? Vegan? Compostable? The more I dig into the sustainability topic, the more doubts I have: am I green enough? Vegan? Plastic-free? Waste-free? Harmful chemicals-free? Ideally, I'd be using organic cotton for all of my pieces (not just the crewneck and long sleeves t-shirts)...

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