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17 January, 2006

Work in progress

It's always amusing to watch students acquire their own individual fashion senses.  For their first term at university, they're plainly dressed according to the sensibilities of their parents.  Now, at the start of the second term, is the bizarre stage.  Next term, or by the start of their second year, they will have conformed to the student 'uniform', just as conventional in its own way as anything their parents might have chosen.

Right now, though.... A few minutes ago I couldn't avoid noticing a girl wearing tights garishly decorated with molecular structures – circles and lines, anyway – combined with a tartan skirt and a stripey scarf: enough to give a chameleon seizures. I'd love to take a photograph, then present it to her 3-4 years from now.


UNN is stuffed with Art and Fashion students. One girl owns a halter dress in bright green and yellow abstract print, and if she asks me for change one more time I shall have to have my contacts tinted dark...

Posted by Helena at January 18, 2006 07:20 PM
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