Red, Black and White
So that’s it – the education system is over! I’ve finally graduated with First class honours in Fashion Design, Styling and Promotion (stupidly long and pointless name I know) from Middlesex University. This means that for the first time in my life, I don’t know what’s going to happen next – ach.
I may look like I’m having the most fabby, awesomemest day of my life but believe me I’m not. My new stilettos are sliding beautifully into the rain-plumped soil, my silly mortarboard keeps sliding off my head and I am generally angered by the whole situation. I’m in a thunderously foul mood because I’ve just sat through hours of degrading, pompous speeches from people with silly names that I never knew existed. My degree never really taught me anything and I had a lot of frustrations and disappointments over the last 3 years of ‘education’, leaving me wondering what actual skills I had possibly learnt along the way. Oh, wait, I do remember one – how to complain!
Grumbling and pessimism aside, I managed to just about enjoy myself by the end of it all and had some nice obligatory snaps taken with my best friend and parentals plus Associated Press (one of the largest news agencies in the world) were there to document the whole thing for a new, exciting project. Apart from never getting the group hats-thrown-into-the-air shot, I’m actually pretty chuffed about my new qualification. So here’s to the future – better get job hunting!
What to Wear?!
The lovely people over at New Look kindly offered me a little voucher to spend in store. It couldn’t have come at a better time as I was in need of accessories that matched my university colours! (Not easy to acquire when you’re a poor graduate.) I picked up this useful black and white clutch and easy to walk in heels which won themselves a very nice compliment by the scroll-handing, shaking-hand lady on stage – whoop!
Of course, I had the big palava of ‘what to wear’. It didn’t go entirely to plan as a dress I had ordered didn’t arrive in time. I improvised on the day but here were some of my shirt-dress contenders. Don’t forget the button-up front – it makes hanging your hood so much easier!
Black shirt dress – Oasis – £45 / Red Evil Twin cut out denim dress – ASOS now £ 56 / Silence + Noise Mesh Yoke Shirt Dress – Urban Outfitters – £55 / Red pleated dip hem shirt dress - Oasis – £60 / Red Staple halter back dress – ASOS now £28 / PERSONAL FAVE: Burgandy Glamorous open shirt dress- ASOS £32 / Nude tunic dress – Oasis £52 / Black studded collar shirt dress – New Look – 24.99
Congrats to everyone who’s graduating this year! How did your ceremony go?!