Freyia is the creator of emerging hand embellished lingerie label and feminine dreamworld, Flimsymoon. Part mermaid, part realist, with an obsession for exploring the notion of what it means to be female, Freyia has a penchant for investigating the dynamics of male/female relationships and wearing gold sparkly shoes. She tends to leave glitter and sequins wherever she goes.

Latest Articles

How I Started To Love My Small Eyes

Even strong believers of the gospel of body positivity feel less than enthralled by their own bodies on occasion. It's precisely this thought that put me on a journey for which I vowed to give up eye makeup to see how it made me feel. Let me be hones…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

7 Prettiest Septum Rings For Girlier Piercees

Love them or hate them, septum rings are most definitely having a moment. There are so many delicate septum rings on the market these days, if you're tempted by Twigs' face bejeweling, you need not resemble your typical Nine Inch Nails fan should you…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

The Style Evolution Of Cersei Lannister

Game of Thrones' Cersei Lannister: The woman we love to hate. She's so cunning, intelligent, and dresses to kill (pun intended, guys!) — it's hard not to want to do a Cersei Lannister costume analysis. So in the spirit of my recent foray into the won…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

The Style Evolution Of Arya Stark

There are many visually arresting, gorgeous gowns in the world of Game of Thrones, worn by a plethora of female forces to be reckoned with; but what I love about the show is that it showcases badass tomboy girls who's beauty of spirit does not always…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

7 Festival-Perfect Indie Jewelry Brands For Summer

Festival season is most definitely here, which means there's no better time than the present to turn to indie jewelry designers. The sun is shining, the weather is heating up, legs are coming out of hiding from hemlines, and excitement is in the air.…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

How It Felt To Give Up Hair Removal For A Month

Once upon a time, a curious 25-year-old girl-creature named Freyia was challenged to give up shaving for a month. She tucked away her epilator, hid her razors, and locked up her depilatory creams (not literally, that would be kinda weird. I don't hav…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

How To Channel Aya Takano's Whimsical Style

One of my all time heroines is undoubtedly Japanese artist Aya Takano. Thirtysomething Takano lives and works in Japan as a painter and illustrator, manga artist, and science fiction essayist. Influenced by her bookworm-ish childhood — during which s…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

How To Dress Like The Iconic Alison Goldfrapp

Back in 2006, I was sweet 16 and my bedroom was full of kitsch, kawaii clutter. You could find me chatting on MSN, out with my friends walking about our boring small town, deliberately going past the houses of boys we fancied, or dancing around my ro…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

What 9 'GoT' Women Would Have In Their Undie Boxes

If you are a GoT fan, like me, you will have squealed with joy last Sunday as the first episode of season 5 aired, and brought with it the return of the fabulously wicked women of Game of Thrones . It was pretty spectacular, wasn't it? Despite losin…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Don't Say These Things To Women With Girly Voices

While most grown women's voices have mellowed to sweet, softer, lower tones by their twenties, mine has stayed firmly at the pitch of the average nine year old. It's so girly sounding, but I can't help it — it's just the way it comes out. For the mos…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Weekly Style Muse: Miss Van's Body Pos Ladies

Pastel tutus and under-bust corsets. Opulent animal masks, knowing hooded eyes fringed with smudged eyelashes. Soft bodies and smeared lipstick. These painted ladies, drawn by perhaps the most famous female graffiti artist, Vanessa-Alice Bensimon (a.…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

How To Get Carrie B's Best Outfits From Season 6

Yesterday was Sarah Jessica Parker's birthday, and I say "hooray" to that. Since the age of 12, when I first snuggled up in my auntie's bed to watch it on her little box TV, I have been a mega-fan of the fashion of Sex and The City (as well as ever…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Can Consensual Vaginal Piercings Still Be FGM?

Under new National Health Service (NHS) guidelines in the U.K., consensual vaginal piercings are now being classed as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by default. I am British — born and bred — and as a woman both moved by the cause to end the barbari…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Men Draw Their Girlfriends With Revealing Results

I am on a mission. For those of you who haven't stumbled upon my investigation into what men really think of women's bodies, I have a fascination (read: borderline obsession) with the romantic and/or sexual relationships between men and women. And I …
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Why +Size Blogger Ragini Nag Rao Is A Style Muse

The more the issues surrounding size inclusivity and beauty diversity in the mainstream fashion industry become part of our current conversations, the more inspirational women who represent a broader spectrum of attractiveness begin to emerge in the …
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Weekly Style Muse: Miranda July, Writer Magician

Miranda July has got to be one of the coolest women alive today. At least IMHO. Polymath extraordinaire, July explores the beautiful and uncomfortable truths of the everyday in her multi-faceted art, with a poetry that is both down-to-earth and glitt…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

Why Jelly Sandals Are The Best Kicks For Spring

The salty breeze whips through my damp, sandy hair. I'm wearing a Lycra printed one-piece. Maybe it has a frill on the bum. I can't remember. I'm carefully navigating seaweed-carpeted rocks, splashing in rock pools. I slip and my heart jolts. My best…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

This Homemade Beauty Hack Will Change Your Life

I'm just going to come out and say it: I am a starving artist. Despite my love for exquisite clothing and respect for authenticity and craftsmanship in luxury brands, I am not rolling in it. An aspiring lingerie designer and writer, I live my life da…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

So, I Wore Perfume That Smells Like Sperm

"It smells like somewhere I've been," the blonde, bearded bartender muses. He's sniffing a receipt liberally sprayed with controversial perfume Sécrétions Magnifiques — Etat Libre d'Orange's most notorious scent, designed to call to mind "the pinnacl…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous

7 Lingerie Brands Playing With "Naughty Vs. Nice"

I had an argument with a random (and very arrogant) guy on the train recently about lingerie. I know that seems an unlikely scenario, but given the profession I am pushing into, I seem to end up talking about a variety of colorful subjects with stran…
By Freyia Lilian Porteous