Cardigan : Uniqlo | Shirt : Blanco (Gran Canaria) | Trousers : Thrifted (London)
Shoes : Dorothy PerkinsAnd Geez! Aint it sweet? I think all of us, once in our lives, have had that moment of liberation from a particular circumstance. Whether it be from the captivity of the education on that fateful graduation day, or the chains of anxiety as you nervously twitch and tick until you receive the decision letter to an interview. We've all been there. However, what I want to speak on today is the eternal captivity we trap ourselves in. Just when one chain is unlatched, we discover we've unintentionally tangled ourselves in another. In reference to the freedom felt on graduation, and the liberation experienced through summer, the reality for most graduates is an endless cycle of applications, or the re-emergence in that same loathed education system, by enrolling for a Masters/ Postgraduate degree.
Bag : ZARA | Belt : Primark | Necklace : **NeeNee's | Watch : Michael KorsIn light of the news received this morning of Frank Ocean's sexuality revelation, I was intrigued by the public uproar on social networking sites like Twitter and Youtube. Supposed 'fans' stigmatising the artist's life choice, when in factuality, the proof was in the pudding. I have referenced Frank Ocean's 'We All Try' lyrics once before (in 'Gray May Day'), and argued the view that it is a life choice, but not one that everyone needs to be gagged into siding with. I love his music, and see no reason why the recent revelation of his sexuality should steer me into thinking of his material otherwise. He is a musical genius, and has shed light on the turmoil of growing up in a single parent household, and the fear of a man unable to deal with his own fear and grief. Why should the enlightenment to a fraction of his character, urge me to think of him differently? What we, as 'liberal' 21st Century thinkers, need to consider, is how our apparent accommodating cosmopolitan society, is really just a facade waiting to crumble.
Blazer : Thrifted (London)
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Cheers to the freedom bestowed on all citizens on Independence Day, but the further entrapment of ourselves into social and political confinement is for us to say. Xisses