Emma Cavell

Maia Cohen (Newnham, 2nd Year Theology)

“My day-to-day style changes vastly depending on my mood/the weather/what clean clothes I have left, but I would say the most important thing for me is to have interesting basics in my wardrobe. Having a pair of jeans that are interesting in themselves means that any ensemble that you throw together before a lecture can seem effortlessly cool. By only buying pieces you love, any outfit you put on is bound to be a reflection and expression of your style.”

Emma Cavell
Emma Cavell

Felix Schlichter (Trinity, History MPhil)

“It can be difficult to dress when you’re tired in the morning. I often just spend hours staring into blank space contemplating the day. My new tactic is to down three espressos and dress to the rythm of Khachaturian’s ‘Sabre Dance’. Sometimes the result is a bit haphazard but it went OK today.”

Emma Cavell
Emma Cavell

Zoe Panagiotopoulos (Corpus Christi, 2nd Year Philosophy)

“My clothes are usually impractical. I mainly use them to express mood and identity, so how I dress can shift a lot depending on how I’m feeling and what I’m trying to convey. This outfit started with the red tights (comfortable but confident) then I matched the sunglasses and eyebrows to that. The shorts, jacket and top were then black and grey to keep it quieter (I’m confident, but not cheerful enough for bright colour clashes). My boots just make me laugh. The red eyebrows are something I’ve been experimenting with as a way of using makeup in a way that’s more about colour and less about looking pretty. Heteronormative beauty seems to pressure people into always looking pretty (for men) but in a hidden way. It’s got to be “your face but better”, the work you put in must go unnoticed. I’m not sure there’s a way of wearing makeup that can escape reinforcing the pressures the industry creates, but the more unnatural the better.”

Emma Cavell
Emma Cavell

Tom Bailey (St John’s, 2nd Year English)

“I tend to wear whatever I feel most comfortable in – hence the hand-me-down cheque shirt, baggy jeans and old Nikes. I buy second-hand as much as possible, so the jeans and t-shirt are from a charity shop in the Grafton centre”

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