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Jun 4, 2014 / 10 notes

below-the-belt:

Here’s my full parsons challenge, essays and all!

dominiquemills:

Parsons Challenge 3Decay can be natural and it can be man-made. Man has always created and designed life to be comfortable, beautiful and purposeful. But what would happen if all man made creations decayed? What would happen if the homes we live sleep and eat in become filled with mold? Man tends to migrate, destroy, then move on to something better, leaving an unfixable trail of damage behind them. As responsible and intelligent inhabitants of the world we must stop this cycle, before it is too late.A man designed and created this house. Its sole purpose is to shelter people from the harsh conditions of the world around them. Once people lived in the house, people were raised in the house and people died in the house. Now demolished and decayed the sole purpose of this space is to house dirt, grime, mold and an odd, out-of-place tire.There is cycle that is created once a home is made. People move in, people move out, no one comes back to see what they left behind them. Eventually the house becomes abandoned. With no one to care for the house there is nothing keeping it from the cold, vicious hands of decay. The foundation in the house breaks down, the bricks crumble and then plants start to grow.Although this house has become a horrific sight, when I looked at it I felt optimistic. I saw the life rising from death and the dirt. The photograph you see is not a depiction of real life, it is my perspective of what happens after decay; rebirth.
Jun 4, 2014 / 23 notes

dominiquemills:

Parsons Challenge 3

Decay can be natural and it can be man-made. Man has always created and designed life to be comfortable, beautiful and purposeful. But what would happen if all man made creations decayed? What would happen if the homes we live sleep and eat in become filled with mold? Man tends to migrate, destroy, then move on to something better, leaving an unfixable trail of damage behind them. As responsible and intelligent inhabitants of the world we must stop this cycle, before it is too late.

A man designed and created this house. Its sole purpose is to shelter people from the harsh conditions of the world around them. Once people lived in the house, people were raised in the house and people died in the house. Now demolished and decayed the sole purpose of this space is to house dirt, grime, mold and an odd, out-of-place tire.

There is cycle that is created once a home is made. People move in, people move out, no one comes back to see what they left behind them. Eventually the house becomes abandoned. With no one to care for the house there is nothing keeping it from the cold, vicious hands of decay. The foundation in the house breaks down, the bricks crumble and then plants start to grow.

Although this house has become a horrific sight, when I looked at it I felt optimistic. I saw the life rising from death and the dirt. The photograph you see is not a depiction of real life, it is my perspective of what happens after decay; rebirth.

dominiquemills:

Parsons Challenge 1The ever changing world of Fashion mirrors the ever changing process of life. Decay is a significant part of the process between birth and death. Uncomfortable with decay, we usually try our best to hide and cover it up. Often overlooked is how beautiful decay can be if we accept it. The first perspective on decay is about the way it can transform the food we eat. Fruit decays the same way that people do. Watching a fruit rot gives you a peek into your future. First wrinkles start to take over your body, changing its form and composition. Then bacteria will take on life with vigor, spreading and eating away at what was once energetic and playful. Now shriveled and shrunken you are no longer optimistic. All of the things that once kept you alive turn against you. Your legs ache and your bones crack, you are now a victim of decay.In a world that is obsessed with youth, we tend to ignore and greet those of old age with disgust. As I look forward and I do not know what will become of me, will dreams of becoming a designer come true or will I wither away before the chance arrives? Within a few years I will begin that long rough road to decay. But I am not scared; in fact I embrace aging, I welcome the rocky road before me.
Jun 4, 2014 / 29 notes

dominiquemills:

Parsons Challenge 1

The ever changing world of Fashion mirrors the ever changing process of life. Decay is a significant part of the process between birth and death. Uncomfortable with decay, we usually try our best to hide and cover it up. Often overlooked is how beautiful decay can be if we accept it. The first perspective on decay is about the way it can transform the food we eat. 

Fruit decays the same way that people do. Watching a fruit rot gives you a peek into your future. First wrinkles start to take over your body, changing its form and composition. Then bacteria will take on life with vigor, spreading and eating away at what was once energetic and playful. Now shriveled and shrunken you are no longer optimistic. All of the things that once kept you alive turn against you. Your legs ache and your bones crack, you are now a victim of decay.

In a world that is obsessed with youth, we tend to ignore and greet those of old age with disgust. As I look forward and I do not know what will become of me, will dreams of becoming a designer come true or will I wither away before the chance arrives? Within a few years I will begin that long rough road to decay. But I am not scared; in fact I embrace aging, I welcome the rocky road before me.

Jun 4, 2014 / 34 notes

that-jenesaisquoi-instinct:

o I applied for Parsons and I got accepted, so I thought I’d share my Parsons Challenge creations for people who might want to apply there to get an idea.

 1. ESCAPISM

A bottle in our hands, dancing to mind-blowing music in a place where we don’t have to care about what is happening outside, we ran away from reality’s territory.

It is simpler for us to escape this infinite social combat than to actively contribute to it. We are addicted to the use of escapism as a tool to retreat us from our anxieties and our fears; the truth. Even though our fantasy seems so lively and flamboyant, it remains momentary and stays with us just as a shadowy memory.

As we are appreciating our escape, we have forgotten that the DJ, our redeemer from our painful truth who entertains us with his work of art, found his talent and joy in our misery.   

Avoidance of reality is commonly understood as an incorrect and unhealthy method to deal with the truth, because it can prevent us from truly engaging living on earth. As Alfred de Musset has quoted that an unhappy population creates great artists, we tend to disregard the fact that escapism forms the power of imagination and creativity, which offers us the willingness to improve our world.

As distraction from reality is becoming more imperative and addictive for todays society, some artists have learned to craft effective artworks by abusing the flaws of society, which can even be comprehended as a form of activism. Therefore escapism may be perceived as a discharge from the unpleasant verity, but it can also possibly convert into a usage to shape reality.

2. Pretends

Dramatic make-up, overpainted lips and gigantic wigs; drag queens are imaginably the most notorious illusionists in the world. For centuries men have impersonated a female gender role, and often as a caricature of a woman.

While drag performers entertain us with their exaggerated shows of imitating a female, we overlook the fact that we are actually similarly executing a presentation of ourselves. We tend to dress, behave and act to fit a certain mold. 

We manage to design fictional roles and characteristics for ourselves; because we enjoy trusting that we are in control of our lives by pretending we are strong and matchless. By appearing independent we expect our vulnerability and flaws to remain secreted from publics’ eyes, imaginably likewise an approach to achieve our dreams.

When our illusions no longer glare, we tend to demolish our images until we are left with nothing but honesty, which appears frightening to us, and that, is when we shape new illusions to shelter us from the ruthless verity.

Although illusions that we create seem comparable to an escape from reality, it is achievable to convert into truth, as Lady Gaga quoted: “ I’m telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true.” This has been evidenced in countless ways, which proves that illusions can become reality when we learn to accept and understand it.

Creating illusions might support us at fabricating our egos, but illusions that become verities may become world changing; possibly a hypothesis of avant-garde.

3. Society’s Manipulation

Tied with strings and being pulled to fulfill a performance of a certain role of a puppeteer, we are marionettes. The way we move ourselves and the stories told through and about us, our actions are restricted by the person jiggling, rocking and twisting us.

The questions that most of us tend to forget to ask ourselves are whether we are unique individual selves or are we just a small part of the mass of humanity. Are we being controlled by society’s portrait to overlook our desires?

The truth is, since we were born we follow a certain Idea of responsibility and culture, perhaps for the betterment of society. The views of the stronger ones become our views. We are blinded by what society thinks is best, which has deep impacts on our beliefs and understandings of the world. This leads us to accept the rules and move on by promoting them. By doing this we are agreeing to follow the out of controlled influences, which are barriers restricting our emotions and our identity. We push away aspects of our lives, our thoughts and our opinions.

Sooner or later some of us will eventually realize that we are puppets of society and we will ultimately revolt. As we are becoming stronger in rebelling, we will at last influence others to follow our beliefs.  Perhaps are we the ones who create the fantasy of society, we create the values of life and we pull the strings for each other.



Jun 3, 2014 / 7,060 notes

achillles:

To celebrate reaching my follower goal I have decided to hold a give-away! There will be 3 winners; there is a distinct first, second and third but I am aware that someone might not want an eyeshadow palette so to avoid disappointment, the winner can pick between the 3 prizes, the runner up between he two which haven’t been picked from the previous winner and the last winner up will get whatever is left, which I think is fair. All products will be purchased once this is over so they will all be new. The winner of the camera can choose between the colour, and with the camera you may receive shots with it but depending on the offers available once the give-away is over depends on what I can get (which are easily purchased from amazon or ebay if you win!)

Link to cry-baby’s etsy, who does some amazing pieces, here.

The books you can pick from here.

As per usual, the rules:

♡ you must be following me (i will be checking)
♡ you must reblog this post at least once
♡ likes do not count (however you can like this post to keep track of it)
♡ you can reblog as many times as you’d like but please be considerate to your followers!
♡ no give-away blogs
♡ must reach 1000 notes or this whole thing is forgotten about
♡ you must be comfortable with you giving me your address to send you the prize! (don’t worry I will be shipping internationally!)

I will pick the winner through using a random number generator and the winner who matches that number in the notes wins! I will be contacting the winners through their ask boxes (so make sure you have yours open). Winner will be announced on the 22nd June, just in time for summer!

good luck! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*: ・゚✧

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vegasmonroe:

simplysupreme:

blackgeologist:

blackberryshawty:

serfbortbabe:

youngblackandvegan:

ethiopienne:

lowkey just mad i hadn’t thought of this myself

genius

She is going places.

innovative

True

babygirl is going places!

This brings back memories of when I was younger and my mom washed my hair like this
Jun 1, 2014 / 10,766 notes

vegasmonroe:

simplysupreme:

blackgeologist:

blackberryshawty:

serfbortbabe:

youngblackandvegan:

ethiopienne:

lowkey just mad i hadn’t thought of this myself

genius

She is going places.

innovative

True

babygirl is going places!

This brings back memories of when I was younger and my mom washed my hair like this

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tyleroakleyisthebae:

SUPRISE MUFFA FLUPPERS I HIT 20k 😍

To celebrate me hitting 20,000 followers, I’m giving away an MacBook Air!! To be in with a change of winning just REBLOG, and I will use a website to pick the winner fairly :) 

Rules: 
You have to be following me!! tyleroakleyisthebae
Reblog as many times as you like!! 

I will personally message the winner privately so they don’t get hated on 💕

Good luck everyone
Jun 1, 2014 / 5,623 notes

tyleroakleyisthebae:

SUPRISE MUFFA FLUPPERS I HIT 20k 😍

To celebrate me hitting 20,000 followers, I’m giving away an MacBook Air!! To be in with a change of winning just REBLOG, and I will use a website to pick the winner fairly :)

Rules:
You have to be following me!! tyleroakleyisthebae
Reblog as many times as you like!!

I will personally message the winner privately so they don’t get hated on 💕

Good luck everyone

tyleroakleyisthebae:

SUPRISE MUFFA FLUPPERS I HIT 20k 😍
To celebrate me hitting 20,000 followers, I’m giving away an MacBook Air!! To be in with a change of winning just REBLOG, and I will use a website to pick the winner fairly :)
Rules:  You have to be following me!! tyleroakleyisthebae Reblog as many times as you like!!
I will personally message the winner privately so they don’t get hated on 💕
Good luck everyone
Jun 1, 2014 / 5,623 notes

tyleroakleyisthebae:

SUPRISE MUFFA FLUPPERS I HIT 20k 😍

To celebrate me hitting 20,000 followers, I’m giving away an MacBook Air!! To be in with a change of winning just REBLOG, and I will use a website to pick the winner fairly :)

Rules:
You have to be following me!! tyleroakleyisthebae
Reblog as many times as you like!!

I will personally message the winner privately so they don’t get hated on 💕

Good luck everyone

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sexxxpensive:

tha’ts all i want
May 25, 2014 / 38,432 notes

sexxxpensive:

tha’ts all i want

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