In recent weeks I’ve been listening to a lot of David Bowie; I know I’m not the only one. I’ve been thinking about why the deaths of musicians cause such profound waves in the public consciousness, after all, it seems strange to grieve for someone you’ve never known. I get hooked on a song and play it over and over again, because the particular piece of music strikes an emotional chord. By the time I’ve grown tired of it, I’ll have finished working out whatever has been knocking around my head. I’m not alone in this, sitting in a darkened room and listening to heart break music is deeply therapeutic. Be it Mozart’s Lacrimosa, Don’t Think Twice it’s Alright by Bob Dylan, Adele’s Someone Like You or Dolly Parton’s rendition of I Will Always Love You (far superior to Whitney’s version in my opinion, but that’s a blog for another day). Great songs also provide the soundtrack for joy and good times; I can’t hear Stevie Wonder’s I Believe (When I fall in Love) without thinking of the first dance with my husband on our wedding day. When music gets under my skin and seeps into the fabric of my life, I become attached to the person who sang that song. It feels as though they’re singing to me, accompanying me along the way.
Since Bowie’s been on my mind, I’ve found myself attracted to clothes with a space-age vibe. This dress from Judy Wu‘s SS16 collection, has a futuristic science fiction feel that I love. Judy is one of my favourite designers, she specialises in fashion-forward clothes that celebrate femininity. I’ve paired it with stretchy thigh-high boots by Miista (similar here) and a skinny black belt (similar here).