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I have always wanted to start my very own magazine, and my thoughts came into reality when I decided to study journalism in university. I don't want ferosh to be just some mainstream teenage magazine, I want it to be something big, something like professional printed magazine (although I know I am miles away from that). compiling a magazine is in fact so much harder than I thought, but nothing's gonna stop me from living my passion.
we aspire to bring you inspiration and trigger your thoughts and creativity. the reason why i chose 'home' as the first theme is that i want ferosh to establish from the most heartwarming place on earth. in this issue, we will explore what ferosh's "home" is like. our love for our home is shown through comfy casual ootds, serene photographs, diy tutorials, soothing playlists and so much more! don't miss out the feature article of sue from twistchic on blogspot and a self--directed photoshoot of the fabulous annika!
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- aesthetics babe:
suelyn at twistchic
- cover story
home is where the heart is
a house build of 15 years olds
the perf sunday afternoon
fashion comfy at high street
beauty sans makeup
diy pom pom garlands
ISSUE 01 - NOVEMBER
the aesthetics babe
suelyn - twistchic
suelyn, an aspiring graphic designer from malaysia, always has a beautiful smile on her charming face sending off positive vibes to everyone around her. we had the pleasure to interview this fabulous girl who adores simplicity and appreciates the little things in life.
- describe your ideal home.
Small and cosy and filled with lots of flowers
- what do you do when you're home alone?
Read, play guitar and sing aloud, or lay in bed and do nothing
- your favourite thing in your room.
The bed, definitely.
- what made you started blogging?
The sudden passion for fashion (hey, I rhymed)
- how does owning a famous blog changed your life?
It got me opportunities to collaborate and work with/for people all over the world.
- how would you describe your personal style?
Simple and basic
- your favourite piece of clothing ever.
- do you want to pursue your career in fashion?
Not really. I want to concentrate on graphic design.
- how has your family supported your work in fashion?
They take my outfit photos for my blog. haha
- something to say to ferosh readers!
Do what makes you happy!
sue's favourite outfits
'home' may seem like a very literal concept: a messy apartment, white bedsheets, a desk full of junk, knotted wires, a pile of outdated newspaper..... to a lot of people, especially those living in the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, home is just a shelter, a place to sleep in, a place to spend your time after schol or work. but to me, home is not merely where you reside in. home is where you can be yourself, where you feel peaceful, tranquil, and safe. home is your memory, your emotion, your desire. home is the little park round the corner, the dance studio, the runway, the railway station. home can be anywhere, as long as it is where your heart belongs. break free from those four walls, go outside and find your true home. some say "the heart is where the home is", but I say "the home is where the heart is."
I guess when I think about it, home is a lot simpler then what the word makes itself out to be. For a long time I thought that if you lived somewhere long enough and built it to be your own then you could name it a home.
I’ve lived in the same small Melbourne house for 11 years and the idea of leaving it scared me a lot. It’s a fairly little white house, with a roof that leeks and a back garden that we have been renovating for 4 years. I share a bathroom with my whole family and whenever I take a shower I find little loose tiles that have broken off the walls. It’s not much to most my age, but for some reason it works for us.
This year I ventured out of my little world, to a much bigger one. A boarding school, designed for reckless fifteen year olds who are too lazy to accomplish anything unless thrown in the middle of it.
The house I live in now is made up of 11 girls. I guess each one makes up for a year that I have lived in my house back home. That feeling of going to get a fork and not knowing which draw they were in kept coming back, but after a week we weren’t so lost.
A house built of fifteen year
olds, and me.
Coming from the same school we all thought we knew each other pretty well, but we were so wrong. So unbelievably wrong, I wish I could go back in time and smack myself on the head. We have laughed at things that now aren’t even that funny, cried over movies watched an hour ago, and marveled at the amount of dust swept up each night. These girls are all so great I can’t believe that soon we will all have to move back ‘home’ in Melbourne.
But it got me thinking. We aren’t as hopeless as adults say, as in fifteen year olds. Yes we don’t know a lot about politics and working late into the night, but as one myself I believe that phones and boys aren’t all we live for. If I got a cent for every time I have been shrugged off as a teenager, well I would be a lot richer than the people I’m talking about.
I have been in a home of girls my age. Yes, it was dramatic at times but the ideas and thoughts of them all amaze me. One girl in my house cried through the night because her rabbit died. Her rabbit. Her heart is so sweet it may as well be covered in sour straps. Another has lost a lot in her life, and for the times it rarely shows, the amount of arms wrapped around her remind me of why I love my house so much.
Since year six I have always felt two years behind everyone else. When I was going to the movies with my mum, other girls were lashing on mascara and wearing high heels.
To give you an image of the shock I was feeling, I am now 155cm. I bought my first bra this year, due to being able to fit in one. And to what I thought would be a little odd to experience, when I told my house they ended up screaming and chucking my crop-tops in the fire. We burned them, and I found myself on the floor, holding my stomach to keep the laughter from jumping out of me.
I guess what I’m trying to point out is that I haven’t even known these girls, this home, for a year yet and I already call it a safe place for me, a real home. It really did build itself around us, and before we could control the mayhem it has grown so tall that any bulldozer would struggle with its task.
the perf sunday
chillax playlist @vivvvh
healthy quick microwave muffin
- 1/4 cup of quick oats
- 1 egg
- a small handful of blueberries
- some brown sugar or Stevia
- 1 tbsp. of plain soymilk or almond milk (optional)
- mix it all up in a coffee mug
- place in the microwave for 1 min.
* if the muffin top does not look firm, place back in 30 sec at a time
you can substitute blueberry with any other fruits!
The first time I snuck out was at my friend’s home. Not mine. Yet the thrill was just as good as they described it in the movies. Or that’s how I remembered it. It was 5 in the morning; it had started to gain light. I had slept for a mere two hours while the other two were still up talking. When I woke up, it looked as if they had been scheming while I was passed out.
‘Let’s go to 7-Eleven.’
The idea seemed almost silly to me at first. I didn’t even know at the time that 7-Eleven was open all day and night. I knew that they sold the Slurpees that the cool kids at my school bought every Friday after school. I was hesitant.
In my flannel pyjamas and Bonnie’s* cardigan, we leashed the dog, and listened by the door to hear the snores we needed. We easily went out by the front door but decided against using it again to return. For the sake of using the push-up window to climb back in.
We sauntered by the main road towards the nearest 7-Eleven. It was a greyish light and there were early cars driving down. I watched each one as they passed. None of them seemed slightly interested in the three teenage girls in their pyjamas with a dog at 5:20am. It was almost as if the world wasn’t watching. And we were capable of doing anything. Almost anything.
words and photo by Vic Nguyen
It was at Howqua where I snuck out for the second time. Howqua is a compulsory program for year 9 girls to board at a campus out in-the-nowhere. The year level was cut in to 10 houses of 9-11 girls based on our friend lists. I was separated from a very good friend of mine, Mary* by 4 houses. We had a fight early in the year. I wasn’t connected with anyone in my house. Home was not something I called Howqua.
I stayed up till 12 in the night for the knock on my window. Mary came as she promised. We needed to talk. We sat on my house’s deck on the kindling box. There were no city lights to block out the stars. The fresh smell of eucalyptus was tinted in the air. It was truly beautiful.
I had cried myself to sleep that night. The words we exchanged to each other were hurtful, honest and apologetic. It wasn’t a sneak out I had preferred. It wasn’t the ones where the other girls
had entered others houses and played the Ouija board made out of cereal boxes. It wasn’t the ones where they held their breaths to faint and pierce their ears. And it was definitely not those where a bunk bed was shared between 3. It was something that made it not home.
Sneaking out is on my to-do list. It is one of the few that is not ticked. It still isn’t. As I write this drinking my soymilk for breakfast, I am sitting in a room in an apartment building closed by a clicking door and balcony. The prospect of my escaping in to the night with my future boyfriend seems low. Escaping home seems unlikely. Thinking about it feels like a swell idea. However, sounding like a teacher at Howqua, ‘there are consequences.’For one, my dad. Two, my mum. Three being the possibility of kidnapping/rape/killed. And four my freedom.
The sense of freedom being associated with sneaking away from home is desirable. It is the excitement of escaping from authority for many. For me it was the rebelling against the biggest rule teachers expressed up at Howqua. For others it is to get away from home.
I have heard stories where girls ran away from home to visit their boyfriends and do god-knows-what and return home in time for breakfast. A friend of mine regularly snuck out and visited the park nearby. Another escaped from her bedroom window to another home to escape the going-ons in her house. Their motivations are all valid in different ways, well, to them anyway.
For me sneaking away from home is a dream. It is something that I have been planning out in my head for a long time. Ever since I had watched Cinderella as a kid where the girl, quite easily (or magically), ran away from home at night to attend a party to meet a boy and come back safely, it has been a realistic vision. It still is.
*names have been changed
' is it possible for home to be a person, not a place? '
model and photographer: @annika_byun
'I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.'
“Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
runway fashion is certainly decent and attractive,but at times it is just completely not practical! flip through the pages to see how to look chic yet stay comfy at the same time.
inspired by Cara Delevingne's tomboyish street style
1. sunglasses - shopzerouv.com 2. earrings - Kesha Rose by Charles Albert 3. beanie - etsy.com 4. tee - rusko 5. bandeau - Gentle Fawn 6. shorts - 4shopping.ru 7. socks - Tsumori Chisato 8. backpack - Jeremy Scott
comfy and loungey on sunday
1 tee - wildfox 2. necklace - Michael Kors 3. body butter - korres 4. bra - H&M
5. beanie - Vero Moda 6. cleanser - Lush Cosmetics 7. slipper - Aeropostale
a twist on a look from the agnes b. ss14 collection
1. sweater - America Vintage 2. necklace - Minor Obssessions by Finn 3. bralette - La Fee Verte 4. pouch - Kate Spade 5. sunglasses - THE ROW 6. skirt - MADEWELL 7. solid perfume - Lush Cosmetcis 8. socks - Foot Traffic
black, white and grey is the key!
see how miley does it? simple, but effective..
mmm... white wooly knits.
who doesn't desire natural beauty? a nude look is super on trend right now, so it's time to shed all the heavy false lashes and black eyeshadow! it's all about being in your own skin and feeling beautiful and confident in it. the following runway looks can help you create that perfect natural look which is super quick and simple that goes well with any outfit, from quirky casual to high street.
just remember, very often, less is more.
makeup is not for covering up!
For the nude nails at Derek Lim, Jin Soon Choi used two layers of polish -- Nostalgia and Tulle, both by JinSoon.
At Thakoon, Odile Gilbert prepped hair with Kerastase Powder Bluff and then used an elastic band to give hair a natural bend -- snip it before you head out for a similar shape.
for that perfect nude lip, try Nars' Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick, which was used on models at Tanya Taylor.
If you like “The Love Club” by Lorde and want to hear more of her…
FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should check out her debut album: Pure Heroine. It’s lyrical genius and if you liked Royals, there are some songs on there that (dare I say it?) are even better! Look up 400 Lux, Ribs and Buzzcut Season. However, if you’re like me and have already bought the entire album and listened to it on repeat, take a look at this mash-up of Royals and Paper Planes (an M.I.A song): listen here!
If you liked “To Build A Home” and want to hear more instrumentals…
Hit up the SCORE (not soundtrack) for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). Aside from being a great movie in itself, Perks also has an A+ score by Michael Brook to match. It’s got all the incredible beauty and tranquility that the Cinematic Orchestra seem to be masters of, but with an electronic twist. Look up “Perks of Being a Wallflower score” on iTunes, or if you want to just listen to a few standouts, take a look at
If you liked “Firefly” and want more heartachingly-beautiful-and-completely-depressing-acoustic-music…
Take a look at Peter Broderick’s album, Home. Think of that feeling when you are tired after a long day you are in the process of falling blissfully asleep, and you are sort of hanging in that in-between-world of dreaming and consciousness. Well, somehow this album has has captured that feeling perfectly and written lyrics to it. No joke, and if you don’t believe me, the second track “And It’s Alright” will have you hooked.
This is a quick and easy way to decorate your bedroom! You can even have fun while making it. It is very simple and looks absolutely fabulous once it's finished! And it only takes 5 easy steps!
by nevasha martin @nevasha_m
1. Pick 3 colours of wool that you want your Pom poms to be made out of! They can be any colour so it can be your choice.
2. Get an old cereal box or piece of thin cardboard and draw a circle on it with grey lead.Then draw a smaller circle in the middle. Make sure you draw two identical circles as you need 2 cardboard circles to make a Pom Pom! Snip a line on the edge of the cardboard so that you can actually wrap wool around it.
3. Continually wrap wool around the cardboard circle until it is thick enough to be a Pom pom. Then get your scissors in between the two cardboard circles and snip all the wool in the middle.
4. Cut a string of wool about 40cm and wrap it around the wool in the middle of the cardboard (where you cut the wool) and tie it in a knot so you can actually keep the Pom Pom together.
5. Finally get a long string of wool (however long you want) to hang your Pom poms from. Then just tie the end of the wool onto the long piece of string. Hang as many Pom poms as you want onto the string. Hang it on the wall for a very modern looking homemade decoration!
Be inspired through these several winter home decor ideas which add warmth to your home!
Furry tone - Spice up your lounging area with fake fur and leather to sculpture warmth and roaring vibe.
Pseudo-pinboard - Fetch a discarded mirror or pick up a frame of your choice at some local craft store, put this against the wall and that's it.
Divergence - Put irrelevant pictures together to make them harmonize.
sassy wreath - Christmas is almost there! Be festive while breaking the rules and have fun with the colors. Cut paper into 4x4 cm sq. Secure them with stapler and there you go.
the garden guardian - This fall, guard your dreaming corner in the garden with some stiff fairies. Input LED candles to be environmental friendly and cut water bottles in half if branches aren't tough enough for glass jars.
she is our favourite indie girl
voila! that's all for the first issue! hope you enjoyed it and feel blessed about your home!