Friday, February 17, 2012

Enter the Cave

Welcome back tartlets! I trust that you have all started off the year with a bang and a knock to your credit cards with all the summer sales, holiday debt and trivial things like books and food. The good news is that while the sun is still out, your tan has not faded and everyone still seems to glow on Jammie steps, it’s the perfect time to dress up and try out new things. If you’re a fresher you’ll probably have no difficulty with this because your entire first year will be about exploration and growth. But for us golden oldies it is a bit more challenging to get out of the rut we might find ourselves in. That being said, there is no excuse for not looking after yourself. Many forget that being a student is more than just striving towards obtaining a degree, you are meant to grow in other non-academic ways too that will make you a well balanced employable individual. I believe it all starts with the first impression you make. So take some cues from the fresh meat on campus and play around – with your wardrobe that is!
Campus might still be all pretty with overgrown ivy and sun-kissed hotties, but I have however prepared well in advance for the times when I need to escape the doom and gloom of study periods by turning my room “space” into a “place”. I’ve always believed in the psychology of making my room as homely as possible, as a means of aiding the learning processes. After all it’s not normal to live in a room that resembles an empty cave. This year is slightly different though as I moved into UCT’s newest (and most fabulous) residence, Obz Square. Situated on main road this building houses more than 800 students, most of whom are post-graduates. Seeing that I’ve had my fair share of awkward moments in communal showers and dining halls, Obz square with its en-suite bathrooms and homely kitchens is the perfect environment for mature students to work and live in. Ok, so I might sound a bit like a brochure but I do realise that I am still in the honeymoon phase of switching dorms. I eagerly await the day when my berries go missing from the fridge or my glasses have been used. Exit bliss. Enter bitch. But for now I am simply basking in the delight of just having moved in and decorated my room. After three packs of prestic, two glue sticks and a whole lot of tape my little cave is ready to listen to all my stories and even share some of them with you! Here’s a view inside my home away from home:
Cuddle buddies

Yes, I've worn this out before

Things I found at home including the real brass bullets from WWII
Oh Dear! What to wear?
You know what they say about the shoe fitting...
My "Pearl Harbour"/ Katy Perry "Thinking of you" dressing corner
Badkamer

Peace, Love & Fashion
Mo

2 comments:

Cleo 氷 Patra said...

so creative! love it

Claire Hunter said...

Your sense of decor and creativity is fantastic and brilliant

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