I woke up this morning to the news of David Bowie's passing - if you've been following this blog for a while you will know how much of who I am today I owe to him, and so can probably imagine how empty the world now feels for me knowing he is no longer with us. The sadness has seemed to sweep over London today - shops, fashion shows, everyone paying some sort of tribute to the man everyone seems to have some sort of personal connection to. He touched so many lives across the world and helped many (including myself) become who they are and have the confidence to stand out and try to make something of themselves. I can't begin to express how big a hole he will leave in our world and my thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family, beautiful wife and children.
I had a show this morning as part of LCM, and although I nearly switched my outfit to black in respect I decided to stick to my original outfit of bold red - it is because of Bowie that I dress the way I do, and so I thought that instead of hiding that in dark colours, it would be more appropriate for me to pay tribute to him through fashion as this is one of the ways he inspired me the most. I wore a shirt from Lazy Oaf, jumper from Beyond Retro, Skirt from Rokit, and roll neck from Urban Outfitters. I didn't get the chance to take full outfit photographs due to the weather.
I was fascinated by the use of safety pin piercings - not only are they linked to punk culture, but also featured in yesterday's incredible Alexander McQueen show (see image below, from here). I am intrigued as to whether this might be the start of a new wave of punk style - most other subcultures have come back into fruition over the last decade (80s new wave, 90s grunge etc) and so I wouldn't be surprised if this sort of jewellery and accessorising becomes more widespread over the course of the year.
I hope you all have a lovely week - after the excitement of LCM I now have to get back to the usual daily grind, especially as I have my mock exams later this week. It's weird how fashion events make you feel so separate from the real world - for those few, precious days a year you live in this weird but wonderful world of eccentric outfits, nothing but coffee and the occasional bag of free popcorn, endless inspiration and many friendly faces. You forget that there is a world outside of LCM or LFW. I should probably try and revise for my exams now, though!