Yesterday was the first of two induction days starting my MA in Fashion Journalism at LCF. Imagine a room full of 80 or so students listening to hours and hours of information. Now imagine that at least one of those students (me) was listening to every single word, every syllable. I've been waiting to start this course for years, and I plan on making every second count.
It's funny how a group of people, a context if you will, can make you feel so comfortable. How a city can allow you to express yourself to your full extent. London is a hub of thoughts, ideas, aesthetics, and an incredible mix of individuals. In just a week I can feel myself adapt to the freedom of self expression that, at least for me, defines the city.
Personal style is something I've always had a funny relationship with. I've always described mine as eclectic, ever changing. From one day to the next it differs. I've always struggled with it, the definition. Lately however I feel like maybe I don't need to define it. Maybe it's ok to explore the full spectrum of style. After all, the reason why I love fashion and why I want to venture in to it professionally is based on just that - The way that fashion helps you express yourself. The way it's like putting on a mood, or a personality for the day.
The outfit above was a result of the idea behind the 80's band-junkie and music lover, stomping around the music scene displaying their loyalty with a tour-tee. A city individual who aligns themselves with a certain era and a certain sub-culture.
Yes. I am aware that I sound highly pretentious and that 90% of what I just said is probably just bullshit... But at least it's my bullshit.
What's your thoughts on personal style and self-expression?