Safety pin movement

The blog has changed its hosting service and the 64  post’s comments till July 9th were unfortunately lost during the process. I  could get them back somehow, but they won’t appear with your names, but blog links – fortunately, I could add them! Thanks for your understanding!


Safety pin movement is a symbolic way to show support against racism, after Brexit… but let’s also remember and wish Happy 4th of July :)

A side parted hairstyle with a small barrette today

A side parted hairstyle with a small barrette today

Something I really despise is racism. I had a “frenemy” that is sooo racist and will never recognize it, but easily “grabbed” by the person’s speech, one of the reasons I detached myself from that person. The UK faced the Brexit referendum on June 23rd; since then racist attacks have increased. The Safety Pin Campaign raises against racism and to show solidarity to immigrants; wearing a pin shows potential targets that the wearer will support them, they’resafe with the wearer.

Funny is that before the campaign I was walking and spotted a lost safety pin on the street. A bit before I read that finding metal on the street is positive – I tend to be superstitious :) Ten minutes later I found another one! So I’ll wear a safety pin :) not on the outfit today, but will post it next Monday :)

Also thinking of so many attacks around the world. Today, #PrayForTurkey :(

Maybe we can smile a little… :) OOTD and see if you can find the “differentcouple :)

It's so sweet! Who is the "disagreeing"couple?

It’s so sweet! Who is the “disagreeingcouple?

Wearing a Julien McDonald Star Breast Cancer Campaign top

Wearing a Julien McDonald Star Breast Cancer Campaign top

Shirt, Primark; Jeans,

Shirt, Penneys; Embroidered jeans, LB

A perfecto leather jacket bought in 2000 in Hanover

A perfecto leather jacket worn just once, but bought in 2000 in Hanover

Bag, I don't remember

Bag, I don’t remember; Scarf, Colcci


Jacket, Joy

Shiny tights with cat print shoes!

Shiny tights with Louloux cat print shoes!


Carl Jung quote

Wishing you a fantastic week with smiles! Thanks for the lovely comments!

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80 thoughts on “Safety pin movement

  1. I’d never heard of the safety pin movement – thank you for letting me know about it – I’ll be watching out from now on.
    I love your leather jacket by the way.
    Have a fabulous week.
    Fil x

  2. I don’t know why but each time i come here to read your post i learn a lot from you and how intelligent and down to earth you are. Tell me about the increase in racism since the brexit, I have had to face racism almost all my life but The truth is i really don#t care much about when one is exhibiting racism because it just goes to show that they have a problem not me. The safety-pin is such a great idea and solidarity towards moving forward because the world has moved on from segregation , Africans, African Americans, Asians, Caucasians etc are all intermarrying and getting along well without letting the views of others affect them. Great post and i love your Jacket. Happy (belated ) 4th of July dear.

    • Hello, thank you so much for this beautiful comment and compliments! I feel honored that you said you learn something from the blog; in fact, I try to share some things that I find nice or relevant, because clothes and shoes are nice, but definitely not all in our lives – they are a form of art, a cultural symbol, but books, ideas, what people think and feel are much more important, in my humble opinion, so I try to write about them in this space. Unfortunately, but that’s OK for them, some people only think of clothes as the most important thing in their lives – fine, let them be happy this way, I respect every opinion. I am sorry you faced racism, I am really sorry for that. I myself faced that a couple of times, too. I try to tell people to get informed, we ALL, with NO exception, came from Africa and need to breathe, eat and drink to be alive, so we ALL do the same, because we are ALL the same. You are so right – if being thin, fat, tall, from another race, poor, rich bothers people, this is their problem, not ours. WE should go on smiling and hoping for a better world! Again, thank you so much for your amazing comment, hope you have a beautiful day!

  3. This is such a good campaign and I am superstitious as well so I am glad you found the safety pins hun :) Thank you for all your sweet comments, and your outfit is super cute. Hope you have a lovely wknd xx

  4. Me encanta este outfit casual con un toque ‘edgy’ con la campera de cuero. Tus zapatos como siempre aportan un toque único al look!
    Es muy triste ver lo que está pasando en distintas partes del mundo con el racismo. Ayer por ejemplo me desperté con las terribles noticias de Philando Castile en USA y el desgarrador video de su novia… hay cosas que no me puedo explicar…
    Espero que tengas un mes hermoso, Denise.

  5. That is a wonderful campaign! And how lucky you found two safety pins as well! :) I adore your outfit too…the cat print shoes are so fun! :) Hope you’re having a great week, Denise!

  6. I’m in love with jeans… and you’ve done a great job in how versatile jeans can be on a daily basis. But lets talk about your Safety Pin Movement! JOB WELL DONE… i am truly inspired by your post and i’m sure alot of other persons are too.

  7. those cat shoes! *_* happy 4th of july and I saw about the safety pin campaign. May be small but I agree, it’s better than showing no support whatsoever! have a good Monday lovely!
    Pam xo/

  8. I love your attitude and the way you think, Denise, you and I are very like minded! I didn’t know that a safety pin represented support for immigrants :) I already have a couple on my backpack and I will start wearing them more, what a lovely gesture. I also love the idea of the disagreeing couple! Is it the little sheep and the poodle? It’s really does show that love comes in so many shapes and forms. Pray for Turkey and Bangladesh indeed, what sad tragedies our world has experienced lately, we need to spread more love and not hate X

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Amanda! I really loved your words! And yes, you got it right :) The couple is the poodle and the sheep :) I liked that “riddle” or whatever the name is so much, it’s cute! Hope you have a very nice week! XXX

  9. Denise, you have the BIGGEST HEART and I LOVE this about you! Like you I despise racism, and I agree: Let’s all be children again since children aren’t born with racist views! I’ve experienced racism myself and I know how cruel it is…Also, I love your pin idea! Showing support is so important! You are beautiful inside and out! Love ya!
    Have a great 4th, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  10. Hello Denise! Personally I haven’t heard about this movement, good to know it, considering the fact that in UK there are a LOT of Polish immigrants and after Brexit I heard about a few racist attacts on Polish people…And honestly, I’m really curious about situation of UK after its leaving from EU, it’s really excited to be witness of how history is making :) What about the 2 tragedies about you mentioned – it’s so sad, we live in tough times. And you, Denise, like always, you look so pretty in your outfit, I love your shoes, dear :)

  11. Can’t get over how adorable and gorgeous your smile is! The shoes tho! I had to look closely but once I saw all those little cats I went crazy. So freakin adorable X

  12. Hey Denise,
    Omg I am so glad to see this kind of post. It makes me smile to see that there are amazing people in this world just like you. You are so sweet and thoughtful. I love it! :) Btw I was so happy to find the couple before seeing the answer 😛 That picture says a lot :/ And as always you look really beautiful. Your smile is the best thing. Always keep smiling! :)

    Live Love & Laugh

  13. Hear, hear! It’s sickening and saddening at the same time that racism is so very rampant still through much of the world, and that we’re seeing it such large scale ways still/again with events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s proposed wall between the US and Mexico. Really, I just shake my head and wonder, how in the 21st century is racism still shape a prevalent thing – and then wonder – do we, as a species, have any hope of ever eliminating it once and for all. I truly hope so, but know we’ve still got a long, long way to go before reaching that point. Big & tons of happy start of July wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Your outfit is delightful! Those have to be some of the cutest shoes I’ve ever seen! :)
    Jessica Cangiano

  14. It’s really heart wrenching to hear of this increase in racist attacks and i’ve heard so many stories describing what has happened to people on the street and in their cars. You just cannot imagine that could still happen in this day and age. Hopefully it stays being a minority. I love the idea of the safety pin movement and had not heard about this until now. I’ll definitely have to get one although it’s a shame there has to be such a movement.
    Anyway cute outfit and love the flared jeans with the leather jacket!


  15. Che bello questo post e che campagna grandiosa, non posso che condividere i tuoi pensieri Denise!
    Sei stilosa come sempre e mi piacciono tantissimo le tue scarpe!
    Kisses, Paola.


  16. I totally agree with you Denise. I don’t understand why people waste their energy and time on racism. The best thing to do is to ignore them, lol. As to the picture I didn’t noticed a disagreeing couple. I love your entire outfit, your makeup and hairstyle. Enjoy the rest of your week. xo
    Glenda Kruse – fashionphases

  17. Totally didn’t see the poodle and the sheep!!
    Your catprint shoes are amazing!!! I love them. I agree with you about racism. It’s such nonsense and yet people can’t see it!
    I love your outfit and yes do share some brooches on Monday! If I have a link I will share it!!x

  18. Ciao mia dolce Denise,
    Oggi mi ha colpito molto la location delle tue foto. Sono davvero bellissime.
    Ho adorato il tuo splendido outfit ed in particolare la giacca di pelle è meravigliosa.
    Tu come stai? io non vedo l’ora di andare in ferie.
    Un bacione
    Maggie Dallospedale Indian Savage

  19. I don’t see you in jeans often….and to tell you the truth, I don’t wear them on daily basis either, but something it is nice to put them on, isn’t it? I must say you look fantastic in this outfit. This pair of jeans looks great on you. Plus, I love the layering….great shirt and top!

    Racism is a terrible thing…people don’t realize how much they lose when they define themselves solely on the way they look:):).
    ivana split

  20. Quanto hai ragione cara Denise! Anche io detesto ogni forma di razzismo e discriminazione, è proprio una cosa che odio!
    Ma speriamo che con l’andar del tempo ed una maggiore diffusione della cultura questa cosa venga superata dalle prossime generazioni…
    Comunque che bello vederti in jeans ogni tanto! Stai davvero bene, sai? e mi piace tanntissimo come hai abbinato quel top con la camicia sotto, una soluzione davvero stilosa! Sei supercarina!:)

  21. From what I’ve read, the thing about Brexit is there are many whom voted leave but many other reasons, mainly being fed up with EU rules however, unfortunately many racists also voted leave so they were all lumped together. :( It’s a terrible situation for everyone but I wish them the best.
    Shireen L. Platt

    • It’s true, dear Shireen, not all Leave voters thought of immigration, but EU rules that they didn’t agree with. But like you said, all groups were caught in the same situation, everybody thinking that Leave voters were/are racists. I also hope things get better, it is about time! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, you are always super sweet!

  22. Hi Denise! I know you wrote this post a while ago, but funnily enough I still haven’t heard of the safety pin. I just hope nobody uses this as a trap to trick people and create more problems. It’s a shame there’s racism in the world, we are all just the same.

    I love your embroidered jeans though, that’s such a huge trend right now!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Dear Lorna, thank you for the lovely comment and oh, no, you are right, it can be a trick! I didn’t think of that, but you are so right! I had maintenance this week, but on Monday there’ll be a new post as usual, the one that I couldn’t publish this week :) Ah, those jeans, they are trendy now, but I bought them around 10 years ago – old, but I love them! It’s nearly the same topic as the post on Monday – old trends – such a coincidence! I hope you are fine, and again, thank you for your sweet comment!

  23. Hello dear Denise, I hope you are having a relaxing and happy weekend,
    The pin is a great idea to show support, a love that you are always using your blog supporting great causes.
    I hope you fix the comment problem, I have been thinking is changing host as well but I know there maybe some changes,I haven’t decided yet, will see.
    Have a great day Bella.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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