ALEXIS, SHE / HER
Being a designer I’m always pressed to dress exactly how I want my design aesthetic to be perceived but why does that have to be the case? What if I change my mind? Just because I’d rather sit through eight hours of classes in an oversized t-shirt doesn’t mean I can’t be respected as a designer? I do know how to dress myself when the time comes, but why are creatives so pressed to be ‘on’ 24/7? Like girl, I do not have the energy for that! Let me chill sometimes!
When attempting to put together Look #1 I was trying to decide what society I wanted to ground myself in. There are so many different subsets of societies and cultures; work settings, on campus, my sorority, and design school. I feel completely different in every single one of those settings, so trying to create a blanket statement for how all of society wants to perceive me was a bit challenging.
I’ve never felt like someone who has been oppressed. I’m a fairly attractive, middle-class, well-educated white woman. I know how to stand my own ground and am confident in most things I do, but being a part of this experience has shown me that I was only confident in so many things because I was conforming to them. Challenging myself to step outside of my comfort zone and sport looks that I would want to wear but always decided against for one reason or another was so eye-opening!