I went along to the University of Dundee’s art, design and architecture degree show opening at DJCAD on Friday night and had a chat to some of the stylish guests, who were all really supportive of the University, the degree show and the students graduating this year. Not only did I have great fun chatting to everyone, it was great to see so many people supporting local business, designers and retailers by shopping local.
Below are five looks from the opening night. I have a *prize for the best dressed but I’m really struggling to decide who should win! So, I’m asking you, fellow daydreamers, to vote for your favourite look – the winner will be announced on Thursday 26th May, so cast your vote before midnight the night before!
If you didn’t make it along to the degree show over the weekend, you have all week and the upcoming weekend. It’s really worth a visit – there is so much talent here in Dundee – and I’d love it if you shared your thoughts with me on social media or in the comments below.
As always, thank you so much for reading the blog – happy voting!
Degree show highlight? “My niece, Rhea Stewart, is showing her work tonight – she graduates this year.”
Lynne wears: blazer, top, trousers and bag, Zara; shoes Gabor.
Linda Spalding, Dundee
Degree show highlight: “I work at the University, so it’s nice to celebrate with the students having seen them from the beginning of their journey, when the apply. I love seeing the students all dressed up – usually they’re in the studio!”
Linda wears: top, M Boutique; necklace, H&M; jeans, Savannah Miller for Designers at Debenhams; Shoes, Next; ring, Wallis; bracelet, Tina Ramsay.
Liam Clarke, Brechin
Degree show highlight: “I’m a second year jewellery and metal design student here, so I’m excited to see my fellow students and feel inspired. There’s a fourth year performance artist I’m here to see this year, but I’ve been coming to the degree show with my grandfather since I was small.”
Liam wears: suit, charity shop; shirt, vintage; ring, his own design; necklace and collar, eBay; earrings, Amazon; shoes, Dr Martens.
Helen Macdonald, Dundee
Degree show highlight: “Looking at the awesome work that can always be found at the degree show, being inspired, and shopping, of course!”
Helen wears: jacket, vintage; cardigan and skirt, H&M; boots, Ted & Muffy; specs, Spex Pistols; ring, Kenzie Wallace.
Heather Fulton, Edinburgh
Degree show highlight: “I was a student here, and now my friend, Esther Farrell is graduating this year, so it’s very special.”
Heather wears: coat, Zara; blouse, Next; necklace, DCA shop; leggings, H&M; bag, M&S; shoes, New Look.
*T&Cs: Vote in the comments below, or on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. First round of voting is to shortlist two finalists and voting closes at midnight on Monday 23rd May. The second round of voting is to decide a winner, and will close at midnight on Wednesday 25th May 2016. The winner will be announced on Thursday 26th May 2016. The prize is £20 Overgate vouchers. No cash alternative is available. The Daydreamer’s decision is final. The Daydreamer reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time. This post is sponsored by University of Dundee, with thanks.
My vote for best dressed is Liam Clarke, very stylish dresser
Author 23rd May 2016 / 12:07
Thanks for voting Shelley!
Love Liam Clarke’s style
Author 23rd May 2016 / 12:07
Thanks for stopping by to vote!
Thank you to The Daydreamer (Christina) for making me look so good….I actually like that photograph 🙂 Lovely to meet you properly at last xx
Author 23rd May 2016 / 12:06
So lovely to meet you too Linda! Loved your look, and the Tina Ramsay bracelet is stunning. xx
Linda Spalding gets my vote
Linda Spalding of course!
My Vote goes to Lynne Hendeson… I just love those trousers and particularly the length .. So flattering!
I vote for Linda! Love the monochrome look and the unusual accessories
Linda Spalding .. Cute, chic and classy
I vote for Linda; I love the bracelet
Love Linda Spalding’s great style ☺️
Helen. Always Helen 🙂
Linda Spalding for looking stylish and classy.
My vote goes to Linda.. Super stylish!
I vote for Lynne, beautifully put together and classic looming xx
Grooming not looming
I vote for Lynne Henderson. I think she looks effortlessly stylish.
Liam! Looking fresh boi!
My vote is Liam Clarke.
Would love to know where Helen’s bag is from!
I just love the outfit smart put so stunning with it , jewellery is so smart and the shoes are fabulous , and the model is so lovely !!
Just love the outfit smart and stunning with it , jewellery is so smart and the shoes are smart , last but not least the model is lovely !! Linda to win !!
My vote is for Lynne
My vote would go to Liam Clarke, looks fab! 🙂
I vote for Linda – she looks lovely
Liam Clarks got more style than Kim kardashians foot!
Definitely Liam Clarke. What a stylish lad!
I vote for Liam! He looks great!
My vote is for Liam Clarke.
Great individual style X
Linda Spalding ,classy lady x
Linda Spalding, classy lady x
Linda Spalding , classy lady x
Liam Clarke for me!
Liam Clarke. Love the shirt and shoes combo amd the waistcoat and jacket.
Linda Spalding- love the jewellery and shoes. X
Liam looks fantastic and has my vote but Linda looks so effortlessly stylish – she is a close second!
I love Zara clothes so Linda has to take my vote
my vote is Liam Clarke. 🙂
Liam Clarke looks amazing <3
Linda Spalding, casual but cool x
Liam Clarke, love the shoes x
My vote is Liam Clarke
I’m voting for the very stylish Liam 🙂
Liam Clarke is the best dressed.
I vote for Liam Clarke, very dapper and his shirt and collar are fab!
Best dressed is definitely Liam Clarke – love his style!
Liam Clarke…….so different and unique. Clearly knows how to dress himself and pulls off the amazing style.
My vote is for Liam Clarke – I buy most of my clothes from charity shops and they’re the ones I’m complimented on. He owns that look.
They are all very smart. Liam Clarke has an edgy style. He has my vote. PS Charity shops are a treasure trove X
I vote for linda spalding.
I vote for Linda. Love her look. X
Vote for Linda Spalding
I vote Linda – looks so stylish
I vote Linda.
Effortlessly chic, yet obtainable style.
My vote is for Liam Clarke – love those DMs
My vote for Linda spalding
I vote for the lovely Linda.
My vote is for Linda Spalding
My vote is for Liam, those Dr.Martens are tremendous!!!
Linda looks great! She gets my vote.
Linda Spalding x
My vote goes to Liam Clark. Loving the combo, very stylish 🙂
liam is very smart and suits his outfit x very well put together
Linda Spalding looks very chic ✌️ X
Liam Clarke has the best style totally unique
Linda definitely – my kind of outfit!