1/4 LIFE CRISIS!!! 5 Steps to Get Back to BRILLIANCE!

You just hit the 1/4 life mark, reflect on where you’re at as of now and realise “HOLY SHIT I’M DOING THIS ALL WRONG”! When your 21 year old self would slap your 25 year old self in the face, you know you’ve gone astray somewhere along the way! Especially when all your thinking is….

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER

So you decide to give your life a revamp! When you’re 25 and find yourself not where you want to be and have become someone you don’t like, you need to CHANGE ASAP! Life is too damn short… correction, your YOUTH goes way too quick to waste it on –

– DOUCHEBAGS

– A JOB YOU HATE

– LIVING IN A CITY YOU LOVE TO HATE/ HATE TO LOVE

– REALISING THAT IF I MET ME, I’D HATE ME!

I personally live by the moto SO HAPPY I COULD DIE (my favourite Gaga song)! It proclaims that you should to live you’re life in a way that if you were to drop dead right now, YOU’D DIE THE HAPPIEST PERSON ALIVE! I haven’t felt that way in a LONG TIME! SO…I’m going to revamp my life with these 5 easy steps to be on the right path of AWESOME and you can to!

STEP 1 – DRINK

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You’ve hit your lowest point… it’s OK to drown your sorrows! Actually, it’s encouraged! Downing a bottle of red, will make you get all the anger, tears, frustration and disappointment out of your system to reinvigorate your motivation and energy! WARNING: Make sure this step only occurs once MAYBE twice, because any more than that, you ain’t helping the process… you’ve just committed yourself to becoming an alcoholic!

STEP 2 –  SPRING CLEAN – ***MOST CRUCIAL STEP!***

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This is where you get rid of all bad things in your life that make you worse off or weigh you down! This includes no good relationships, waste-of-your- time friends, the job you loathe or a dead-end routine that won’t expose you to anything new or exciting!

STEP 3 – EVALUATE YOUR $$$

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Where are you at with your cash and how can you reconstruct your finances in order for you to survive without those negative nobodies!? Don’t you dare make a decision about a relationship or job based on cash because it’ll delay your journey to being BAD-ASS again!

STEP 4 – MOVE YO ASS

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This has 2 parts –  If your surroundings are stagnant and boring spice it up, go on a holiday! See new places! Visit or move to a new city, a new country or even a new suburb! Wherever it is, just move away from negative energy! The next part is EXERCISE! Shake that bootay, pump those presses! It was best put by the infamous WOODS ,comma, ELLE …

“Exercise gives you endorphins…endorphins makes you happy… happy people just don’t shoot their husbands… they just don’t!”

STEP 5 – BE SELFISH –

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You’ve revamped your life for no-one else but YOURSELF! Go do things for you… such as an art class, travel, be in a show, go see a show, buy that Jimmy Choo bag BECAUSE YOU WANT IT! You needed a change for a reason, so focus on you… because if you’re not happy, anyone or anything in your life isn’t going work until you’re awesome!

So go ahead, live life lusciously and be FUCKING BRILLIANT!

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10 Things that SUCK but indicate you’re Rockin’ your 20’s!

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The moment you graduate high school, time begins to go a million miles an hour next thing you know… you’re 25…freak out! Then by the time you figure out your a next move, you’re 30!

You’re gonna look back at you 20’s and think it was amazing no matter what happened BUT having sucky times is a necessary process to reaching your wise and fruitful 30’s!

1. You’re flat bum-ass broke! – 

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.39.14 PMWhen you literally are eating cans of tuna for breakfast lunch and dinner just so you still can pay your bills to keep your phone in service. That $8 sandwich you skipped for lunch is an extra $8 towards your flight to Europe or your next drinking binge. Just remember there’s plenty of time to eat filet mignon and salmon later in life!

     2. You get your heart CRUSHED –      

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.31.25 PMTHIS SUCKS! But when you feel it… GO ALL IN & DO NOT HESITATE! Love is an unbelievable experience! Yes it is gonna SUCK when your beloved turns out to be a down-right douchebag but years down the track you’re going to realise it was a blessing in disguise as you always learn something about yourself through this process AND most importantly what you’re worth! Just remember that scumbags come into your life for a reason, be thankful it turned out the way it did!

3. You CRUSH someones heart- 

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.37.57 PMTHIS SUCKS EVEN MORE! When you realise that a relationship just is not working but the feeling isn’t mutual, knowing that you have a break someones heart is the most horrible feeling in the entire world, especially if they didn’t do anything wrong! But not having ‘dem feels’ for that someone who’s meant to be your someone special is a sign and breaking it off is a necessary evil! Sometimes you gotta be the bad guy!

4. You sleep on multiple couches –

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.38.27 PM Sometimes finding the perfect place to call your own takes time… or it’s a case of finding somewhere cheap enough that’ll approve your income to be a tenant! So in the mean time having those special people who let you crash on their couch or if you’re lucky enough to have THE BEST FRIENDS EVER (mitch and amanda 😉 ) who’ll insist you sleep in their bed!

5. You visit the Dr. for “just a check up”- 

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.33.08 PMGoing to your Dr. and asking for the daunting STI blood and urine test is embarrassing BUT SOOOOO NECESSARY! Anyone that says they haven’t done this is lying or needs to get their shit together and go because let’s face it, in your 20’s shit goes down, sometimes shit we can’t remember or really regret! But either way it’s a quick pee and a prick, sometimes a life-saving pee and a prick!

6.  You work 3 jobs –

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.10.04 PMUnless you’re blessed to have mummy and daddy pay for everything and you never have to pay rent, working 3 jobs like a crazy bitch is so annoying but the end result is SOOOO worth it! Like myself there are some things in life I ain’t missing out on and money is DEFINITELY not gonna be the reason why! So you work your ass off for 6 months to afford that new car or to go on that trip to Europe because just like a wise man once said “You can always get more money, you can’t get more time” – Mitchell MacGregor Bailey 😉

7. You have debt doom –

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.40.41 PMCan’t afford to go away to Carnivale in Brazil straight after you came back from USA?! THAT’S WHY GOD INVENTED CREDIT CARDS! Be smart about it, 0%p.a. on purchased exist for a reason! Live now and pay later! Be reckless, when you’re 20-somethings you can get away with it!

8.  You date the dick-head –

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.26.48 PMDating dick-heads is a good thing! In fact…date as many as you can! Not only does it teach you that most people are dick-heads but it will also teach you that the great ones are 1 in a million, so when you finally find a gem! HOLD ON TO THEM and treat them like the precious stone that they are! By that point, you finally would’ve earned it!

9. You fight with your loved ones –

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 4.31.32 PMWe all have had that fight with our parents or siblings about our life choices, where they all have their opinions about what you should do and always manage to make you feel as if your not going anywhere in life! So you bite back and get protective… next thing you know someone’s disowning someone then someone’s slamming doors! But always remember they only care and want the best for you so don’t say or do something that’ll cause major damage! This is your journey but try to involve them wherever you can, they’re your family!

10. You cry like a bitch –

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 3.39.58 PMTimes are gonna be tough, they’re gonna really suck, to the point where you think there’s no hope! SO CRY! CRY IT OUT AS LOUD AS YOU CAN! Getting that emotion out will clear your head and help with think about the next step! But the most important thing to remember is that now’s the time to take risks, now’s the time be a dumb bitch, now’s the time to make mistakes…so make every mistake known to man… because you can, you’re 20-something 🙂 !

With every sucky moment there’s 10 successful ones to follow! The most important thing to remember to do is always LIVE LIFE LUSCIOUSLY!

GAGA’s 29! – better late than never!!!!

Live Lusciously Lulu was down all weekend so I didn’t get a chance to praise the Queen’s b’day on March 28th – so better late than never!

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I remember the first time I ever got a glimpse of the soon-to-be phenomenon that, now, is Lady Gaga! It was the 2008 Miss Universe pageant, where she performed JUST DANCE! My first response…. who’s this bitch?

But after her music was exposed a little more and more, I really grew to love not just to beats and base of her music but her lyrics! So I went out to JB Hi-Fi and bought her first album, FAME…something I almost never do! AND BAM! …..A romance was born!

Her FAME album was revamped with her re-release adding 8 ground-breaking, earth shattering songs. The epic one being BAD ROMANCE! She had now set an out-of-this-world standard that she would then top with her BORN THIS WAY ALBUM! Proclaiming absolute “be yourself brilliance” she kicked off her second world tour with electrifying outcomes. Through this second album release she used her success as a platform to launch her Born this Way Foundation that nurtures and promotes self-awareness and mental health care for youths especially with LGBT teens.  The arrival of her ARTPOP album, although received well by her fans, had critics in a little disapproval as they believed she hadn’t topped her BORN THIS WAY chapter! ARTPOP is one of if not my favourite album as she experiments with a new formula that uses every facet of her imagination from ugly, angry, quirky, surrealistic and beautiful.

Lady Gaga’s music has had the ability to create a following of people that have been desperately seeking certain things from a performer throughout the years but no one else has been delivering! Madonna – over the hill, Katy – cookie cutter crayon, Britney – unfortunately’s lost it, Christina – TOO MANY NOTES IN ONE GURRL! What’s been lacking from a connection from these other DIVAS is not only from the unauthentic music but the genuine love and dedication to fans that goes above and beyond! THAT’S LADY GAGA! That’s what she’s about! Love and Adoration of all! Hence her following of Little Monsters!

Reasons why WE LOVE GAGA-

HER BAD ASS LIVE PERFORMANCES-

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HER FASHION FASHION FASHION-

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HER LUSCIOUSLY CINEMATIQUE MV’S-

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HER GRAMMY WORTHY COLLABORATIONS –

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HER DAMN DELICIOUS DERRIÈRE-

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HER “PUT YOUR PAWS UP” CULTURE-

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HER CULT CLASSIC CAMEOS-

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HER FUCK YOU ATTITUDE-

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HER PERFORMANCE ART-

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HER ABSOLUTE DEVOTION-

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NOT EVERY ONE MAY LOVE HER, OR EVEN LIKE HER BUT ONE THINGS FOR SURE THIS FREE BITCH HAS ENRICHED SO MANY LIVES JUST BY BEING HERSELF AND ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO BE DO THE SAME, SO JUST KNOW…. GAGA IS QUEEN……

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….DEAL WITH IT!

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HE WHO IS ORIGINAL MAY CAST THE FIRST STONE!

Reality TV is made up of the 3 B’s not 4-

 BIGOTRY

BACKSTABBING

BITCHING

BULLYING IS NOT ONE OF THEM!

THERE IS A FORMULA to using these 3 B’s in order to make Reality TV acceptable, ESPECIALLY when being a judge on a talent show such as X-Factor and EVEN MORE SO when you’re a nobody!

WHO THE F@#K is Natalia Kills? Let alone her dweeb looking husband Willy Moon?

So this was the biatch’s malicious rant….

 IF SHE WASN’T FIRED FOR BEING A BULLY SHE WAS FOR STEALING THE QUEENS LOOK

HE WHO IS ORIGINAL MAY CAST THE FIRST STONE!

HE WHO IS ORIGINAL MAY CAST THE FIRST STONE!

She misused the 3 B’s! She isn’t on Fashion Police, she was there to judge his performance! And he isn’t from the high hills of Beverley Hills, HE’S FROM A HICK TOWN IN NEW ZEALAND! He’s looking pretty damn good! ON YA JOE IRVINE YOU’RE LIVING LUSCIOUSLY!

Whether this was a publicity stunt or she was simply just being a dumb B@#$H, her attempt to project attention to herself most certainly worked but not in her favor. They say bad publicity is good publicity… that only applies to people who are VERY WELL RECOGNIZED by the general public, celebrities who technically can get away with murder and that most certainly is not you sweetheart. The world now knows you but only for being a bitch!

So moral of the story is … unless you’re lusciously living S@#T the F&%K UP!

GAGA’S ARTPOP: “YOU COMPLETE ME”

“FREE MY MIND ARTPOP, YOU MAKE MY HEART STOP”

… with this one simplistically beautiful opening line to the single, ARTPOP, I could reluctantly say it sums up the experience of Lady Gaga’s new album will give you as it’s just not that easy.

How do you define the meaning of life in one sentence? You can’t, you simply can’t just use a handle full of words to summarise such an epic question! The same applies to the new album from this Goddess of innovation, vision, inspiration, re-invention and absolute brilliance…

It’s been exactly 2 and 1/2 years since the release of Gaga’s Born This Way bible of deliciously life changing melodies that infected her already devout cult-esque fan base. As a self-professed dedicated ‘Little Monster’, I have experienced many self defining moments with Lady Gaga’s music, art, fashion, film and social commentary so much so that I would not be who I am today without her artistic influence. So one might argue that what I’m about to declare is biased and one-sided but as Australian I like to think that I have the ability to step out of the box and see all multiple perspectives on issues, especially one as hot and controversial as Lady Gaga but I can safely say….THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL! She has yet again dominated POP CULTURE with a myriad of tunes that stand loud and proud not only with their base, beat and bounce but due to Gaga’s ingenious ability to redefine your existence with her beautifully constructed lyrics.

Creating somewhat of a new sound with her 15 track album, each song screams wild creativity and  provocative sexuality. The subject matter focuses more on self discovery through fashion inspiration (“Donatella”), sexual experiences (“Sexxx Dreams”), passion (“Applause”) and staying true to who you are (“Aura”)! You’ll fine yourself going inside your psyche and applying every word to your life and feel her light a fire under your ass to start dancing, go forth with artistically fuelled eyes to improve yourself and the world.

ARTPOP promotes the creation of art by always finding chances to be self expressive. Poetically factoring in her Botticelli infused Venus driven look as the Goddess of Love along with her album cover classically designed by the one and only great POP CULTURE king Jeff Koons, has turned the entire album into an art gallery. She has innovatively simultaneously released the ARTPOP App to enhance the Gaga experience. Something that could’ve potentially been an epic fail due to lack of purpose! But simply by downloading ARTPOP and searching through the options and avenues it has to help you create your own art and share it with fellow Gaga worshipers on a live streaming page. PURE GENIUS GAGA! But hey would expect anything less from this entrepreneurial queen?

So please indulge your soul in this epic revolution, Lady Gaga’s new installment to the art exhibition that is her life!

So in the words of this fine woman ”Dance, Sex, ARTPOP

Ask the Universe a Question and it will ALWAYS give you an Answer!

OH MELBOURNE! You always have the right answers to everything…….

It’s the classic story …..I’m walking down a dirty, graffiti ridden (is there any better kind) back alley in a dodgy neighbourhood asking myself the age-old question of ‘what to do with my life?’ ‘what is my purpose?’ and Melbourne gives me the answer…….. so straight forward, NO BULLSHIT! IN PLAIN ENGLISH! RIGHT THERE, SMACK BANG IN MY FACE!  Well I can’t ignore this now can I!? Thanks Melbourne! You’re So Cool!

A Mouthful of a Manifesto

My name is Lucia Craven. I’m 22 years old and my life has just begun.

I was born in Houston, Texas, U.S.A, grew up in Vietnam and Indonesia but I TRULY AM a by-product of Melbourne, Australia.

As a result of experiencing many cultures, lifestyles and people I have discovered something amazing, precious and infectious…. A BIG, HUGE, GIGANTIC, MAMMOTH ZEST FOR LIFE!

I love everything there is about life. The friends/the family, the plights/the pleasures, the loves/the losers, the opportunities/the obstacles and everything in-between.

We are given one body, one mind and endless opportunities… AND I’LL BE DAMNED IF I DON’T TAKE WHAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN IN LIFE AND USE TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY TO LIVE THE SHIT OUT OF IT!

PEOPLE, FOOD, ART, MUSIC, FILM, TRAVEL and just pretty much anything I plan to spend the rest of my life experiencing everything I possibly can. It’s with this desire that I came up with my life’s mantra:  LIVE LUSCIOUSLY.

And what better city to live lusciously in than MELBOURNE. The love I have for this city is equally as intense, obsessive, creepy as the love I have for passions such as Lady Gaga, Mitch&Loz, perfume and liquorice bullets. This city is apart of me.

So watch me, follow me, lick me if you must but see me LIVE LUSCIOUSLY.