Gridlines conjure up images of math class in my head, where I spent more time on my graphic display calculator making art than solving linear equations. So naturally, when I wore this grid-like pattern, I couldn't stop myself from feeling a little nostalgic and in the mood to pretend I was ready for school.
If only I had a fraction of my current dress-sense back then.
There are few that can twist preppy into preppy-chic. Myself excluded, unfortunately. Most of the time if I do dare go down the back-to-school path, I actually end up looking like a kid ponning class. That's a little too real and on the verge of costume for me. This is one of those rare occasions where, by some stroke of sartorial luck, I kind of feel like I'm fancy enough to be in Cher Horowitz's squad. Can I sit with you, Cher? (No, not the teacher).
Getting nostalgic about school got me thinking a lot about my time in ACS and how being there shaped my life. Who would have known that my random decision to get a camera 10 years ago, along with some very inspiring friends, would have made my dreams of becoming a vet do a complete 180?
I remember spending many late nights not just doing essays, but satisfying my passions as well - editing photos, making banners, signatures and other graphics, creating posters for school events, etc. Back then, the haters (aka adults) told me that I was wasting my time on such nonsense...
Looking back now, I can say with 100% certainty that it was definitely not a waste of time - they were self-taught lessons in post-processing and photo-manipulation.
Also, how does everyone feel about this overly graphic post? Thinking about how inspired and creatively-driven I used to be when I was younger actually inspired me to stray away from my more traditional style of posting. Go figure. Could I just think about exercising to complete my daily workout? No? It was worth a try. Let me know what you think! Until next time, kids. Stay in school!
Creative direction - Faiyaz Kolia
Photo assistance - Claudia Naomi
Wearing: COS - Shirt // Zara - Trousers // Topshop - Coat // Alexander McQueen - Patent leather skull slippers // Proenza Schouler - Courier backpack // Céline - Audrey sunglasses // & Other Stories - Bracelet // Maria Francesca Pepe - Rings