I was wearing: all jewellery by Swarovski / Prada top / Zara skirt / Christian Dior shoes
To many of you my life might seem an easy one lived in the surroundings of inspiring people, beautiful clothes and new destinations a few times a month. Not many of you know or realise that every 3months I head back home to rush through the hundreds of pages of History and International Affairs content for my university exams. And when there are 7 exams ahead of me, and 5 of them require the knowledge of pretty much everything from Han Dynasty to the American Civil war; and other 2 imply the analyse of the influence of ethics in the International relationships, as well as knowing the individualities of the political systems of the most influential states in the world, or the evolvement of the political philosophy; I think why in the world did I choose this degree? But then i remember I’m actually lucky because it’s something I do love and have read so much about, so sometimes the learning is more of a “Oh, i know that! Oh what I read explains this! Ah, I see where Marx got his ideas from!”. Which isn’t too bad.
Knowing my life would be like that for a week I left London with only 19kg of luggage and not much to wear. However, in that half empty suitcase, what you will find in excessive quantity are my new Swarovski. I’ve never found educational institutions appropriate for jewellery, but not wearing any accessories is quite boring too, so that explains my overly satisfied smile when i stumbled upon these pieces. They’re just the perfect jewellery. With a recommended retail price of £49 for the single wrap and £69 for the double wrap bracelet, the Stardust collection is perfect for a busy young woman. I love the fact that the pieces can be worn in so many different ways. You can stack them, layer, or turn a double bracelet you’ve been wearing during the day into a necklace, and voila, you’re ready for the evening! Why I find them appropriate for uni is that it’s a young and fun collection, the iconic crystals are covered with a colourful web, which compliments the sparkle and makes the colour really pop.
I’ll get back to studying now, and don’t judge me if you see my wrist covered in sparkling colours again at exams today…
Photos: Daniel Dykes