Wearing: Romance Was Born dress (worn as skirt), thrifted bloused, thrifted cardigan, Dr Martens boots and DIY fringe cape.
As I come closer towards the end of my candidature, as well
as writing applications for my PhD and completing my thesis I've become
more drawn towards problem solving through words as well as
experimentation. I know what tasks I have to do but can easily feel
overwhelmed and paralysed at the thought of not being able to write
well. Dreaming of new outfits has been my escape from academia and
through creating a different set of problems has allowed me to work different parts of my brain. The DIY cape was originally a decoration I
used for my twenty-first birthday last year but couldn't bear the
thought of throwing it away. I was also really inspired by Patience Hodgson's outfit from Splendour in the Grass this year, designed by the lovely Rachel Burke from I make it, You wear it. I wore it with a 70s aesthetic blouse I picked up from a thrift store last year, inspired by the discussions surrounding Slimane as the creative director for Saint Laurent. This outfit has undertones of a rockstar, reimagined with interesting colours and textures.