"Women turn into birds of paradise at night"
When reading this quote from Kurt Geiger's SS11 campaign I thought that it really reflected my own outlook on fashion within my own life.
When scrolling through my endless photos on Facebook, it would appear that my life is on pause during the day, starting up again each and every night out. Because according to my documented photographs I do not exist during the day.
The truth is, during the day I am thoroughly appalled by my attempts to be fashionable. Having not been able to afford new clothes for a good couple of seasons in fashion, it is becoming increasingly hard to reshape my wardrobe into something acceptable. For this reason I have tried to become very versatile with my hair, to attract attention away from my failed outfits. Middle-parting, side-parting, doughnut bun, casual pineapple, (which for those of you who don't know is a rather oversized, messy bun, positioned on top of your head and designed to look effortless), but this has all been to no avail, (especially the casual pineapple, very hard to pull off). My hair has become lank from lack of maintenance, not having been cut for six months.
It is for all these reasons that I live for the night-time. There is something about 7pm onwards that brings out the best in my fashionable creativity, maybe it's because in the darkness I can deceive myself? Either way, with the night brings a sudden confidence, my makeup looks better, I look slimmer and my fake tan looks streakless.
There is something about the simplicity of a night-time outfit that screams glamour. That beautiful dress, gorgeous heels, the key piece of jewellery and a sweep of lipstick. It reflects an aura of effortlessness.
I, along with many other women I'm sure, would agree that they become who they want to be at night, taking a step towards that perfect image of femininity they see in their minds. Feeling like a "bird of paradise"
Click to view the Kurt Geiger SS11 look book