Dashiki Shirt- Alfreton Shop, Nottingham| Tights- Primark| Doll Shoes- New Look| Head Band- Select| Choker- Asos|
Photographer – Jayjay Muendo
The title of this blog-post says it all. I was so happy about spending the summer in UK but I was not definitely prepared to be doing my dissertation at the same moment. Do you know how much of a bore it is? Oh boy! The sun is brilliantly shining and you want to just be out and about with your friends, sipping cocktails but no, you have to be in the library or in your tiny corner of comfort crunching on with work because God forbid last minute rush of thousands of words haha.
Also, in Nottingham, they build a beach in the city center with pop up pools, sand, a beach bar, tons of eating joints and shacks, other stall games and best of all rides. It is a sight for sore eyes. I did not know they could do that, especially in Nottingham (only few will understand what I mean by this). So instead of lounging in the sun I’m busy and on some days I’m so vexed by it. I mean I’ve been there a lot, you could call me a regular; work hard and play even harder right?
So I set out to shoot in the library to just show you around my zone for the coming two months. The libraries here are so well maintained. You could literally roll around if you so choose. Plus, they are open 24/7 although now that it is summer, they often close at 11pm. Heyy, you have to rest at one point anyway or the next option is to collapse in there. I hope you like it.
I’ve noticed that fabrics have become more and more important the more my style and taste is evolving. You’ll realize that the value of a £100 jacket is not only in the brand but also in the fabric. You’ll understand what’s the difference between some market clothes and clothes from a designer store. Not to say that fabrics of a market are never good or that fabrics from a designer shop are always amazing, but you get what I mean…
Then, color, of course, is dependent on taste. Some love bright colors, whilst others choose pastel. And then there are people who know that white suits them best or people that always go for black cause it’s awesome and slimming. However, there are also colors that are in or out of style. Colors are personal as well. Some like it and others don’t. So I chose to go with this dashiki. First of all because it is African. Second of all because its material is amazingly good; not too rough, as smooth as cotton can get. Third, because I’m a huge fan of dashikis and it is blue which happens to be my favorite color.
A lovely fact about doll shoes or as my friend would call them – ballerina shoes is that – obviously – they are super comfortable. Personally I have so many but I can not dare wear them here. For the first month I arrived here in September it was all I could wear because I had not bought the classic trainers everyone from here is on about. You guessed it though, I am now among that category of sneaker-lovers. But for that reason, two of my doll shoes wore off, thank you Britain. Lol! This tarmac “eats your shoes alive.”
I wore my hair playfully in three knots like how we did back in the day. For those of you who know me, I absolutely love styling my hair randomly and this was an added bonus for the look. Coupled with the headband, it fit the summer vibes we are experiencing at the moment.
Quote of the day: “Walk your talk”
Until next time, xx!!